137 submissions this week
Entre Tumbas y Flores, álbum by Kristina Trejo. Put your earphones on and sit back and listen to the stunning piano from “Entre Tumbas y Flores”, ranging from classical stylings to near-ragtime and a bit of pop – and all beautiful. Look for it online at Bandcamp and YouTube and soon on other platforms. In the meantime, listen to her 2020 album Parvada on Spotify.
Nocturno, video by Elsten Torres. A little mysterious, and full of questions, but as lovely as ever as Torres strolls through a house whose inhabitants are frozen in time and space, singing as he walks, like a stroll through life, Available on YouTube. Spanish.
Pain into Power, EP by X.ARI. X.ARI doesn’t necessarily push boundaries as she redefines them. This 4-song EP showcases her creativity in melodies that go beyond the boundaries, but blend pop, rap, love songs and messages into a musical mix that will make you hit “Replay” . Available on all major platforms.
Rollin’ Stone, video/single by Alex Nester. Nester steps away from her iconic keyboard and goes 80s lightshow wild in this video/visual album song. The beat is hypnotic – you can’t stop tapping your foot, or dancing. The effects are wild, but there is enough of just Nester and her strikingly beautiful face and glorious smile to make you fall in love, and stream it again. Available on YouTube.
Detener El Tiempo, single/video by Francisca Valenzuela. The video opens with Francisca in the dressing room talking to the crew and then moves through backstge as we follow her live performance of the mesmerizing “Detener El Tiempo” at Sony Music Chile. Fun video, great song. YouTube. Spanish.
Difficult, single by Gracie Abrams. Emotionally intimate lyrics and DIY sensibilities permeate this radiant song of raw introspection from one of the generation’s fastest rising songwriters – and now an in-demand performer . Love the lyrics and sing along with the music. Stream on Spotify and all major platforms.
BONUS. The Loneliest Time single Carly Rae Jepsen, featuring Rufus Wainwright.
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