Tag Archives: modern pop

LISTEN: On ‘DEAD END,’ Zoie X Illustrates the Frantic Anguish of Love’s Abrupt End

It’s always hopeful to hear a song about a love that bears fruit, even through the hard times. But, what if your experience in love has looked less like a flourishing garden, and more like a barren hellscape?

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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!

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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?

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LISTEN: Arula is ‘Alive Now’

Though difficult to endure in the moment, hopeless and lonely feelings are often the catalysts that lead us to our most powerful breakthroughs. This type of ascension-from-the-ashes is explored on “Alive Now,” the latest single from San Francisco-based avant-pop artist Arula.

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LISTEN: On ‘Vixen,’ Estella Dawn Finds Her Swagger

If you’ve listened to this week’s UMC20, you may have had the chance to enjoy “Vixen,” the new single from New Zealand-born pop artist Estella Dawn.

If you haven’t, you should really get on that… because this one is a premier example of everything pop music can and should be.

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Songs You Should Hear: Watch Out for the ‘Zombie’; Take a Trip West with Wild Heart Club + More

Happy HalloWeekend! We’re sure to be busy, seeing as we’re throwing — and then recovering from — our biggest show of the year tonight at Mercy Lounge. We have giveaways, inclusive vibes, and performances from GAYLE, Notelle, Talia Stewart, and Austin Blue on tap. Truthfully, all we need now is you, in your best costume. Get those tickets online or at the door!

While you get ready to join us tonight — because you’re going to join us, right? — you might as well join us in our now-weekly ritual, where we check in on Fridays to give you…

Songs You Should Hear: Oct. 29, 2021

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LISTEN: On ‘Roman Holiday,’ Skylar Lee Captures the Spirit of Romance

Skylar Lee is one of the more intriguing artists we’ve had the chance to feature over the past couple of years. Since bursting onto our radar with her 2020 single, “Marionette,” the Nashville-based producer and songwriter is an inspiration for women everywhere, releasing pop music that is fresh and exciting in a historically male-dominated profession.

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