Songwriters

Gawain and the Green Knight release "King Louis" music video

Sometimes you walk into an open mic or a small music venue in New York and hear something that makes you go, "Well, I've never heard that sound before." Gawain and the Green Knight fit that bill. Named after a late 14th-century chivalric romance story, the duo of Alexia Antoniou and Mike O'Malley craft literary folk songs which blend history, literature, and other intellectual pursuits with the usual songwriting themes of anxiety, self-doubt, and desire. Take the band's song "King Louis", a track about fearing what your crush might say behind your back. However -- as Antoniou shows in the just-released music video -- the song is also about the titular infamous French ruler, who feared court gossip so much that he kept all of his nobles under his eye. Watch the music video for "King Louis" and see Antoniou decked out in full Louis XIV costume, tearing her wig off as the fear becomes too much to bear. - Will Sisskind

   

New Track: "On The Range" - Moor Mother & Zonal

Moor Mother & Zonal combined forces for the 37th chapter in the Adult Swim Singles series. Honing in via static system, a quaking beat spawns an ominous urgency in “On The Range”. As noise consumes on the periphery, an internal fire maintains and propels one's focus. Climb over the obstacles and individuals that lie along your path, and prosper.

   

New Track: "Little Light" - Dominic Angelella

Dominic Angelella recently shared a new single, “Little Light,” via Lame-O Records. As the charming guitar progression strolls along, the minimal bass & drum keeps in time, providing bright accents. Angelella's vocal melody brings a delicate vulnerability to the recording, while the lyrics play out like part letter/part stream of consciousness. This track simply makes us feel good inside, and we hope that it does the same for you this morning.

   

Shanika Maria - New Instrospective Video From Singer-Songwriter "Mouth Eaters"

Shanika Maria is a singer-songwriter from Hamilton. Her latest album “Subtle Uncertainties” is available now across all platforms and features the single “Mouth Eaters”. This tune has a unique pop beat to it with various synth noises spread across the soundscape. The video is very abstract and might take a few spins to understand the hidden meanings behind the imagery. On this new album Shanika seeks to “blur the lines and refuses to put her music in a box”. So step outside of your norm and let Shanika Maria guide you along a more introspective path. – Kris Gies

   

Caroline Campbell "Ophelia"

Don’t let the red hair and piano driven music fool you into comparing musician Caroline Campbell to Tori Amos, for us a much more apt comparison would Carol King. Her debut album, Ophelia, was released earlier this month and is filled with powerful, but ethereal piano ballads. Through out the album what drives a deeper level of listening is her storytelling, Campbell is a fantastic writer with beautiful voice and skilled piano playing. She is a triple threat with a debut album that needs to be heard.

You can catch Caroline Campbell tomorrow, May 1st, at The Hideout with Valley Maker and The Singleman Affair. She will also be performing at Sleeping Village on May 22nd with Cafe Racer and Junegrass.