TIDAL Rising: This Week’s 5 Picks
TIDAL Rising is a dedicated showcase for today’s emerging and independent artists. Curated by the TIDAL Editors, Rising highlights artists just beginning to make waves. We’re continuously updating the Rising section’s album and track lists, but each week we highlight five special picks you really shouldn’t miss out on.
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Raury has been on our watchlist since the very first song, and he’s only gotten better with each move. The 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Georgia makes his inventive music with eclectic patchwork of styles, including folk, funk, hip-hop and soul. Raury’s excellent first EP, Indigo Child, came out last year. His brand new song, “Devil’s Whisper” perfectly showcases a budding artist with bubbling creativity and boundless energy.
Described as “if Tom Petty was assaulted by the Sex Pistols while Stiv Bator was pouring the drinks, that scene would approximate the sound of the Biters,” this Atlanta band is well-steeped in the tradition of pure rock and roll. Pouring new energy into old tricks, Biters are mixing hard rock and glam in a way that today actually sounds refreshing.
Sam Outlaw worked 9-5 until, at the age of he 30, he decided to pursue his farfetched dream of making music. And thank the Lord for that! Outlaw is nothing short of a stunning singer and songwriter. Like a timeless lovechild of Jackson Browne and Buck Owens, he flawlessly integrates ‘60s Bakersfield honky-tonk and ‘70s Laurel Canyon troubadourism into his personal brand of “SoCal Country.” We recently named his flawless debut LP, Angeleno, one of our favorite albums of 2015 so far.
San Diego-born Ryn Weaver made huge waves with her single “OctaHate” last fall, receiving praise from artists including Charli XCX, Jessie Ware and Hayley Williams. On her shiny new debut LP, The Fool, she’s joined by Charli XCX, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and more, with the help of Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat and Michael Angelakos.
DLRN is a new hip-hop duo from Sacramento, CA, who describe themselves as “floating in the ether of golden era lyricism, dark, translucent synths and melodic harmonies.” Sounds tempting, and after listening to their brand new single, “Fear and Loathing” (feat. Stevie Nader), we anticipate the pair has more good things on the horizon.
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