“The title of this album is my whole life in one sentence. The songs on the album and the things I refer to lyrically on each track reflect pieces of my real life. The name of this album is exactly what I am—Built For Whatever,” said Tee Grizzley according to hip-hop news outlet, Complex Magazine. His album is one among the list of music projects from a few heavy hitters, and some rising stars set to be released this month.
Words don’t come easy: lyrics to a 1982 song, and the opposite of Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Mustafa’s current reality. Words have been what has propelled him into the limelight, through poetry and features on other artists’ songs, and words have made him stand out from other up-and-comers in his respective fields.
Neck tattoos and eyebrow piercings are not what one would expect from a Top 100 Billboard chart country artist, but those are the exact characteristics of singer/songwriter Kane Brown. In fact, at his first live performance at his high school talent show, he recalls being called racial slurs while performing a cover of Chris Young’s “Gettin’ You Home.”
Oversaturation in content overwhelms us from every angle. There are endless new television shows on Netflix, an endless cycle of posts on social media, and music isn’t an exception to this. Streaming services like Spotify contain so much music, from so many genres and artists, and the subgenre of indie rock isn’t a new concept or trend; it reached its heyday in the 2000s. So who are the voices behind its continuation? Wild Pink is one of these groups, building off the rock and indie rock of years past to form their own sound and forge positive connections with their sound.
Many new artists have paved their way into the music industry in the last couple of years. Yebba is one of those artists, she brings a breath of fresh air into the industry with her songs full of heart and emotion.
Being the daughter of a preacher Yebba also known as Abigail Elizabeth Smith grew up singing gospel music inspired by the late Aretha Franklin who grew up in a similar way. Yebba was raised in Arkansas and as a little girl, she always knew she wanted to create music that had a soul and meaning.
The broadness of the digital sphere allows artists to continuously evolve and create new art. Artists have once again tapped into the popularity of digital media, with the emergence of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Recently, musicians have begun seeking new and unique ways to interact with fans, and teaming up with artists to create NFTs is a way for fans and musicians to interact.