This is our first Sunday Funday Roundup. We have quite a few tracks on this list so buckle up and get ready for some great music. Check them out below!
Elle Wolfe feat Wesley Attew | “Dark Side”
Elle Wolf is a Vancouver based Electro-Pop Space Queen who writes music about love, loss and learning to be human. Her music is soaked in heavy baselines and shimmering ethereal synth. Since releasing her first single ‘Queen’ in the winter of 2020, Wolf has spent the last year and a half in the studio Elle Wolfe and Wesley Attew just released a new track, “Dark Side.” The new track is really well done. The instrumentals compliment the vocals beautifully. Vocally, it is a stunning performance that deserves to be added to your playlists.
Airyen Vay | “Breathe” (Live)
Airyen Vay is a r&b/ soul / pop singer/ songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Born in Botosani, a small town in the north part of Romania in 1994, Vay discovered her passion for music at 9 years old. Through out her music she is firmly expressing the inside power of a human being, standing out for love, equality, human rights, freedom and togetherness. Airyen Vay just released a live version of, “Breathe.” “I wrote the chorus of this song two years ago in the middle of a panic attack. I was by myself and I didn’t know what to do so I started singing just to calm down. The inspiration for the verses came by the beginning of this year and this is how the song was born” explained Airyen Vay. Such a beautiful performance that highlights the city of LA. Make sure to give this one an add to your playlists.
Joey Green | “Birthday”
Texas area native and Nashville transplant, recently known for his success on NBC’s The Voice, Joey Green has become a household name in Texas for his rock ‘n’ roll to soul country rollercoaster ride of a live show. He considers his genre post-Americana – a mix of Americana, rock and country. During an interview with Media Hub, he described it as “Americana with a pop sensibility, story songs with banger hooks.” We have featured Joey Green quite a bit and now he is back with a new track, “Birthday.” This one is more of a slow burn with the instrumentals. He puts his vocals at the forefront of the track, which is very impressive. He has such a good voice, so it is smart that the focus lies there.
Calvin Savio | “Epic Loser”
Calvin Savio is a 20 year old upcoming pop punk / hip hop artist from Nashville TN. He’s always loved music but never realized how much until his baseball career ended in 2020 at Cairn University. Calvin Savio just released a new track, “Epic Loser.” This is such a cool track. The instrumentals are intense and pair well with the vocals of the track. The vocals are absolutely stunning. They do a great job at showing off the vocals, all while not losing the energy of the track.
The XO | “Baby Come to Boulder”
We have previously featured The XO. Now they are back again with a new single, “Baby Come to Boulder.” The vocals are really well done. Instrumentally, it is a really energetic but beautiful piece of work. They do a great job at showing off their vocal versatility, while delivering a stunning performance. Make sure to give this one an add to your playlists.
Joan & The Giants | “The Weekend”
Joan & The Giants have been standing tall since forming in 2019. The talented Boorloo/Perth-based group centres around musical and romantic partners Grace Newton-Wordsworth and Aaron Birch, sharing their beautiful craft together with bandmembers Riley Sutton and Liam Olsen. They are back with a new track, “The Weekend.” I love the indie vibe of this track. With these types of instrumentals, it puts the vocals at the forefront of the track. This is perfect considering how strong the vocals are. Definitely a standout this week. Make sure to give this one an add to your playlists.
Harrison Young | “Novocain”
Singer, songwriter, and producer, Harrison Young is a 24 year-old rising artist from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Growing up singing and playing guitar, he found creativity writing and producing, soon seeking to make his own imprint on contemporary pop. Harrison Young is back with a new track, “Novocaine.” The backing track is awesome. The standout here are the vocals though. He has such a strong voice, it almost demands attention. He has one of those voices that could sing anything and it would be a hit. Such a great track. Make sure to give this one an add to your playlists.
Up From Here | “All Of The Above”
Up From Here just released a new track, “All of the Above.” The instrumentals are awesome, especially for this genre. They compliment the vocals of the track beautifully. The chorus is really catchy, which brings you to a TikTok worthy breakdown right after. Such a cool vibe to this song. As one of the standouts this week, make sure to add this one to your playlists.
Mack Imagine | “girl of my dreams”
Mack Imagine is a singer-songwriting pop duo based in Southern California formed in 2020. During the pandemic, Matthew Zeko (guitar, vocals) and Jack Brady (piano, vocals) decided to quit covering songs, and started to write their own. Mack Imagine just released a new track, “girl of my dreams.” According to them, “You know when you fall in love REALLY hard? We expressed it in a song. The verses are soft for the calm moments when you can hold someone in your arms; the choruses are energetic for the happy ones.” It is such a cool track. The instrumentals have a retro feel to them, which works for this genre. Vocally, it is a beautiful performance. They are basically doing vocal gymnastics through the track, which is impressive. This one is a must add to your playlists.
When The Sun Sets | “Complicated”
When The Sun Sets bridges the gap between modern and classic pop punk. With influence from bands like A Day To Remember, Four Year Strong, and Real Friends, the Chicago-based band uses strong and relatable lyrics paired with driving riffs to bring the fun back into the genre. They are back with a new track, “Complicated.” The instrumentals and backing track are so unique. Seriously one of the most unique ones I have heard, but it works really well. The vocals are intense and energetic. The vocals basically cut to the front of the song and soar throughout. Make sure to give this one an add to your playlists.
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Jerrett Franklin grew up in a small town. He moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. After writing for a few different artists in the area, he decided to branch out and give local music the spotlight. That is where the idea for Music On The Rox originated from. We are dedicated to shining a light on local music and giving a voice to those who aren’t being heard.