A slow week this week – only 96 submissions. I guess the Americans are off for Thanksgiving and the Latinos still recovering from the Latin Grammys (so am I!) But it is not slow for HHD. This week, I want to announce a partnership between the Hot Half Dozen and Unsigned Only, a platform for artists who are not signed to a major label. The UO competition entrants are judged by a blue-ribbon panel of establish artists and winners received prizes ranging from cash to mentoring by top level music execs. Check them out at https://unsignedonly.com/. Each week our BONUS will feature a winner in one of UO’s many music categories. This week, we are featuring Sophie Pecora, this year’s Grand Prize winner.
Army of Me, single by Chuck Wright with Whitney Tai. from new album Sheltering Sky “ by the longtime bassist for Quiet Riot is a hard rock interp of Björk’s 1995 hit “Army Of Me“ made even better by the haunting voice of Intercontinental Music Award winner Whitney Tai.. Download/stream on all major platforms; debut video on YouTube.
Fly, single by Tabitha Fair and Macau. A perfect combo of Billboard Charting Dance Music producer, songwriter & DJ Macau and Grammy-nominated vocalist Tabitha Fair that not only will make you dance, but keep your ears tuned to the lyrics with Fair’s curvaceous voice. Stream/download on all major platforms, TikTok and Beatport.
Gracias a la Vida by Jessie Reyezhe, Amber Mark, and Fousé. In partnership with Patron Tequila (who can object to that!) this is a mew modern take on the classic Latin American song “Gracias A La Vida”. The three voices harmonize and diverge in an adventure that will keep you listening . Currently on only on YouTube.
Down Below or Up Above single by Blake Morgan. An unabashed love song that Morgan jokes is “Think of it as 2021’s answer to ‘Every Breath You Take,’ but without the creepy stalker aspect,” Great lyrics , urgently flowing music. Available on all major platforms.
From Me to You, single and EP by Marina Lin. Exciting, honest, captivating – the indie-pop songstress’ new EP takes listeners on a five-track journey through the ins & outs of a bad relationshi pand finding the right one. Available on all major platforms.
Um Gosto de Sol, álbum by Ceu. Fourteen songs comprise this follow up the Brazilian star’s Latin Grammy winning album APKA! It is all covers of songs that have influenced her and the way she does them will blow you away. Stream on Spotify and catch the video on YouTube.
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