Lucy Dacus: Thumbs

A fan favorite since its 2018 live debut, “Thumbs” by singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus has been recorded in haunting fashion. From the gripping story that unfolds within to the minimal, eerie instrumentation behind it all, the track wastes no note as it burrows into the listener. “Like most songs I write, I wasn’t expecting it and it made me feel weird, almost sick,” Dacus explains in …

Giveon: Heartbreak Anniversary

Long Beach, California-based singer/songwriter Giveon’s newest, “Heartbreak Anniversary,” fuses modern R&B with the baritone deliveries of legendary artists like Frank Sinatra and Bobby Caldwell. The simple instrumentals radiates while Giveon’s vocals dive deeper, ultimately matching the song’s lowest bass notes. Spliced guitar interjects, adding another layer to the soundscape.

Premiere: “Waking Life” by Sorcha Richardson

A new hand-drawn lyric video, illustrated and filmed by the singer/songwriter

An ethereal current—almost electric—runs through the even, honest and warm timbre of singer/songwriter Sorcha Richardson‘s vocals. The Dubliner, now residing in Brooklyn, has released a series of hand-drawn and DIY-produced lyric videos. The latest, “Waking Life,” premieres here today. The track invokes many instances of domesticated nature—flower petals falling, raindrops against a bedroom window, shooting stars burning up her own name—earthly, even telluric. While these …