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New Music Friday – July 22, 2022

New Music Friday already? My, how time flies! We’ve got some really top-quality selections for you this week with artists from every genre and from all around the world. You can find these and other great tracks on the Alchemical Records Multigenere Mixture playlist on Spotify. Like what you hear? Leave a comment below or tell me what you think on our public Discord server.

“Sweat” by CHYL is an excellent song to work out to or dance to. The title track from her latest 3-song EP joins “Back To You”, and “Bad Boys” blasting high-energy bass house / electro house music on call. With upcoming releases on labels such as Future House Music, DND, House Call and House Nation, along with support from heavyweights including Habstrakt, Ghastly, Julian Jordan and Wuki, CHYL is an artist to watch.

With soft gentle singing and a fingerstyle acoustic guitar performance, Nashville singer-songwrter Amy Stroup and Grammy Award nominated songwriter Michael Logen have come together for this beautiful collaboration, “Something Good”. The song is featured on Netflix’s show Virgin River (Episode 111), and an animated lyric video is in the works. With both artists on tour this Fall, be sure to check out their upcoming live performance schedules. 

Two-time Grammy Award nominee and British rapper, actress and radio personality from London, Monie Love has released her latest single “1NE People” featuring young, up and coming Ghanaian singer/songwriter Nanie Fofie. “1NE People” delivers a unique mesh of reggae and R&B, showcasing Monie’s West Indian roots and with lyrics inspired by the heartfelt mantra by Marcus Garvey – “Out of Many, One People”. Fofie’s featured verse is sung in English and in French, perfectly complementing Love’s inspirational tone and furthering this song’s world music vibes and global appeal. 

Ivan B is an independent artist whose impressive body of work, includes 3 full-length albums since breaking into the scene in 2017. His latest single, “Better”, in collaboration with Lil JT, is his sixth single of 2022 and is surely heralding the release of some long-form release in the coming months. “Better” is a sort of prayer, a request to see that circumstances and individuals are getting better while asking for room to still make mistakes on the road to betterment.

Rising pop artist Zach Seabaugh teams up with indie-pop artist Anna Hamilton for the aching new breakup ballad “Maybe in the Morning.” Written by Seabaugh and Hamilton alongside Knox Morris and John Townsend (Kenny Loggins, Gregg Allman, Larry Carlton), “Maybe in the Morning” is a soft, sweet, and sad song that finds listeners in the middle of a tense-filled relationship featuring Seabaugh and Hamilton voicing the role of the couple. “Maybe in the Morning” brings together the idea that ‘tonight we need some time, but maybe in the morning things will be better, or not.’

English songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Coyle Girelli has just released Stripped, a 7-song mini-album of acoustic performances. You can read about Coyle Girelli’s versions of “Fireworks” by First Aid Kit and “Famous Blue Raincoat” by Leonard Cohen in this article by Alchemical Records contributing writer, Charlie Maybee. “Modern Noir” has already captured hearts with its emotive and raw performance and production qualities, and your heart is next.

“Mercury” is the second single from by Vancouver-based songwriter Syd Warwick’s forthcoming EP Sad Astra (out August 26 via Nevado Music). She says, “‘Mercury’ is a journey through the grief that comes with processing family trauma, and the difficulty of having to cut ties with people that you love.” It is a haunting track featuring Warwicks sweetly delivered vocals, including lush harmonies. The track’s rhythmic and atmospheric nature are better felt then told, and you owe it to yourself to experience this incredibly dynamic track.

“I’m not perfect, but I’m worth it” is a mantra that each of us should bear in mind daily. With “Forget Me Not” (available today on Jestertainment Records) by Chayla Hope, listeners can join this Ohio-based alternative / electro-pop artist in the empowering experience urged on by Hope’s uplifting vocals and the music’s warm and bubbly dance-like vibes. The track will appear on her forthcoming album Damn, Feelings, due out in October, and was mixed by 10-time GRAMMY Award winner Josh Gudwin (Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa).

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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