Los Angeles pop star Lola Blanc releases her new dazzlin’ dance song “Shangri-La” and it feels like pop heaven! Produced by acclaimed music producer Jon Levin of past artists including Selena Gomez, Nelly Furtado, and Cher Lloyd. ”Shangri-La” is over a three minute long playful vacation to a “secret place” where “nobody else knows the way.” Blanc will return with an impressionable EP later this year.
Danish female trio Baby In Vain brings their rockin’ single “Corny #1,” a folk-rock, high strum vocal track that redefines alternative music. It’s addictive strumming chords adds a definitive pulsating raw rock beat for a totally hardcore guitar solo jam session. Baby In Vain is headed to SXSW this March. Be sure to check them out!
Fashion favs of the week!
Whether you want to dress up, dress down, or just lounge around, these are my fashion picks of the week. Style is the way you wear your clothing and how it makes you feel in the moment. My style is undefined since I could be totally retro or urban chic another day…it totally depends on my mood.
Who doesn’t love fries? Better yet fries on a comfy sweatshirt. Perfect for pairing with leggings. Grab an order of fries & you’re set.
Fry Love Sweatshirt, $40 via shopdeclared.com
You can’t forget your comfy dandelion pants from Gypsy Warrior for only $48 with free shipping! I’m majorly obsessed. Don’t worry if you eat too many donuts. It has an elastic band.
Soar to another galaxy in this intergalatic catsuit. Totally cute for going out or lounging around in for a girl’s night. $110 but you’ll totally stand out. You can buy it at blackmilkclothing.com
Say hello to Brooklyn band Starlight Girls and take a psychedlic trip back to the retro 60′s with their swinging vocals. Watch the studio session video for Starlight Girls “La La Lune,” its an edgy raw track that shows their authentic love for music. Check out their La La Lune (Buzzseason) below via The Wild Honey Pie.
New York natives Misterwives cover Drakes very own “Hold On We’re Going Home,” an r & b tune gone pop-folk-indie. With only six songs on their latest EP Reflections, it’s self titled track “Reflections” was already named Itunes Single of the Week. And to think they were added to this year’s Firefly Music Festival. Check Drizzy’s cover below.
In our hectic world, we often get so caught up in endless amounts of work and eating fast overly processed foods without a second to spare. We’re so attached to being “connected” via smartphones, computers, or other technology. Try to live in the now. It’s an act of “mindfullness.” Embrace the sounds, the smells, the people around you and breath it all in. Here’s a few suggestions.
1) Go with the flow. Stop thinking about it. We may feel uncomfortable when taking a new dance class and think “everyone’s looking at my awkward dance moves.” They most likely aren’t even paying attention.
2) Focus on the present. When’s the last time we actually tasted what we were eating? We need to take a step back and enjoy the act of cooking, eating a meal or drinking coffee; savor the moment.
3) Engage in random acts of kindness. Holding the door for someone or giving a compliment goes a long way.
4) Start your journey by being thankful. We all have golden gifts right in front of us whether it’s your health, family, friends, and a home.
Aussie group The Preatures first released “Is This How You Feel?” which went Gold in their hometown Australia. Well…old school retro rock-pop is back again with their latest single “Better Than It Ever Could Be,” and full of loopy guitar hooks, powerful bass solos, and Isabella Manfredi’s badass rockin’ vocals. It’s out of this world and time period for that matter. The Preatures take a bottle of rock n roll & shake it up to create a new electrifying jam diving into the past and present. “Better Than It Ever Could Be” turns the page back for a three minute high-strung jam.
Swedish Barbados singer Naomi Pilgrim returns with her second single “Money” and clearly states that she’s “an independent lady.” It’s pop-alt-hip-hop-retro is like a short preview for an action movie except she’s rolling to the bank. She returns with pulsating beats, voice reverbs, and brutally honest lyrics, “You better go find a job. You better stop acting lazy.” Once a backup singer for Lykke Li, now Naomi is ready to take on her own career and not even money could stop her. Naomi Pilgrims EP is set to be released February 3rd.
L.A. singer Jon E.K. brings a brand new sound with his latest psychedlic-soulful-popish heartfelt single “Crumble.” It’s a happy electro beat drowned in painful lyrics, “I saw your heart turn black in the blink of an eye…it’s only an amount of time until you feel the pain.” By the end of the song, Jon E.K. makes it clear that he “hates to see your castle crumble.”