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Songs You Should Hear: It’s a Pop Explosion!

We’ve got the bops you need to head into the weekend!

From high-octane anthems, to those more pensive and ethereal, we’re inviting you to hear what’s happening within the pop genre – across the country, and even across the Atlantic! Get to it!

Hear What You Should

LISTEN: Will You Like DaChri ‘unfiltered’?

Hey, while you’re here: did you know that Underground Music Collective is a fiscally-sponsored project of The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville? That means you have the opportunity to make a charitable donation to UMC, which is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Click here and help us Keep the Music Playing!

Anyway, onto the review…

Who’s ready for an unconventional pop banger that flies in the face of the algorithmic gods?

Hear “unfiltered.”

Songs You Should Hear: Emotions Are Running High

Love and loss are addressed in this week’s edition of Songs You Should Hear.

We begin with a tender, beautiful reminder of the legacies we carry with us as we pursue our passions. Then, things take a hard left turn into the land of toxic relationship dynamics, addressed expertly by a couple of Nashville’s emerging pop artists.

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Songs You Should Hear: Riding the Love Rollercoaster

Love is a variable experience. Its initial dopamine hit can leave us feeling full of wonder and possibility. Love can also leave us feeling low, and unsure of who we are after it has run its course. Sometimes, love can turn infatuous — even dangerous — before we even realize it.

Whatever the case, love is a journey, and these three Songs You Should Hear take us on that journey — of love for others, love for our vices, and love for ourselves.

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REVIEW: Chelsea Cutler Opens Eyes, Hearts at Marathon Music Works

Over the past couple of years, Chelsea Cutler‘s career has taken off like a rocket ship. Her sophomore album, When I Close My Eyes, has served as a true watershed moment in Cutler’s career, and has played a large role in helping her amass more than 750+ million streams to date, widespread acclaim from media outlets like NPR’s Weekend Edition, Variety, MTV News, Entertainment Tonight, COMPLEX, UPROXX, Consequence, HYPEBAE, and Ones To Watch; and festival performances at Coachella, Hangout Music Festival, Forecastle Festival, and more.

All of that was a recipe for a fun night and a packed house on Tuesday night, when the second leg of Cutler’s When I Close My Eyes tour came to Marathon Music Works in Nashville.

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Songs You Should Hear… from Sunday’s NashLive! Lineup

We have a solid NashLive! show to look forward to this Sunday at The East Room, and we thought we’d use this week’s Songs You Should Hear to celebrate it.

Supersonic folk troubadour (and longtime friend of UMC) Ali Aslam is coming down from Brooklyn to join Nashville locals Mary Jennings and Pepperwood, and we’re pretty psyched about it. So psyched, that we’ve given you a preview of what’s to come this weekend. Enjoy!

Hear What You Should

LISTEN: The Break Plans Are ‘Fashionably Late’ with Anthemic New Single

It had been a minute since we heard from Freehold, NJ’s The Break Plans. The alt-pop outfit spent the better part of COVID-19 lockdowns writing and recording, preparing a new EP that we are all sure to enjoy this year.

The first single is here, and it begs the question: why be anybody else, when you can just be yourself?

Hear ‘Fashionably Late’
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