Our goal with this week’s UMC20 playlist — and really, any UMC20 playlist — is to present music from artists of all genres and perspectives. The common thread is that we, as human beings, are all unified in our creative passions, storytelling abilities, and collective drive to have a lasting, positive impact on the world around us.
In these turbulent times, we feel it is important to continue providing that platform. Beyond that, we are committed to finding ways to help create a stronger society; one that respects and celebrates the differences of its members. We welcome your input on how we can use our platform to achieve that goal, now and in the future.
We love you, and we look forward to those conversations. For now, we offer you this week’s playlist.
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We start your week with a mellow Daily Spinn — one that examines the lonely, contemplative side of these strange times.
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Emily Rowed’s latest release, “Shipwreck,” is much more than a new single. It’s a new beginning, as it marks the first release for the Vancouver-born alt-pop artist since her amicable departure from 604 Records.
Over the course of his career, and through numerous projects, Mark Fredson has garnered well-deserved attention, both for his fearless showmanship, as well as a knack for writing larger-than-life hooks. Fredson gained notoriety — in Nashville, and across the United States — for his time as the frontman of The Lonely H, and helped Margo Price craft her breakout song “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle).”
The sum of those experiences has culminated in Going to the Movies, Fredson’s new, 9-track volume of “classic bedroom pop” that, in the artist’s own words, is his most authentic work to date.
“Going to the Movies sounds very 2019, but it can also take you back to an earlier time,” Fredson said. “It bridges a solid gap between two worlds. I wanted to sound new while still mining the past, and this is my true self on the record. Regardless of the different iterations of music I’ve played in the past, there’s nothing in the world that’s more representative of me as a person than what you hear here.”
If that’s the case, then we love Mark Fredson here at UMC!
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On Monday, we celebrate our first New Episode Release Day (N.E.R.D.) of June, when The Quinn Spinn welcomes Nashville-based producer and musician Gavin Shea to the show.
Hear Friday’s Daily Spinn
Life’s unexpected turns will always put our choices and actions into perspective. This is especially true when that turn involves a close call with a loved one.
Take modern production techniques, blend them with 1980s pop nostalgia, and add a story of newfound independence from a love gone awry.
The end result? It’s “Marionette,” the latest single from Skylar Lee.
When we sat down with Zoe Clark earlier this year, we had the chance to learn about her then-forthcoming EP, Lovers Mark. Produced by Drew Schueler, the six-track effort was teased over the winter with the fresh pop singles “Cave” and “More,” which illustrate the highs and lows of young love in the 21st Century.
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Sometimes, the brink of madness can be truly electrifying.
Hear Thursday’s Daily Spinn