Album Review: Chase Atlantic – “PHASES”

Chase Atlantic Photo By: Ryan Watanabe

The rising alt-pop trio Chase Atlantic are back with their sophomore album, Phases, following their previous EP, DON’T TRY THIS (2019) and their self-titled debut (2017). The well-anticipated full-length to be released on June 28th via MDDN/BMG is certain to be one for the charts. With heavy influences from artists such as The Neighbourhood, Post-Malone, and The Weeknd, the band has only grown more as time progresses. Mitchel Cave, lead singer of the band stated “We went from staring at the same four walls for 18 years to seeing the whole world. We have to keep our heads—everything in moderation. Well, music-making should not be in moderation, but everything else. As long as we’ve got our headphones and laptops, we have all we need.

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New Music from Gesaffelstein ft. The Weeknd – “Lost In The Fire”

JUST DROPPED! A fire new collab between Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd titlted “Lost in Fire” off Gestaffastein’s upcoming sophomore album Hyperion. The two previously worked together on The Weeknd’s last EP in March 2018, My Dear Melancholy, for the songs “I Was Never There” and “Hurt You”.

Previously released was an 11-second teaser video with Tesfaye and Gesaffelstein facing back to back with a snap of the beginning audio to the song presented, giving fans just a taste of the fire this song really is. At least, we think so. You can listen to the song on Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming services. You can view the music video below:

 

Zayn drops a thoroughly unexpected funk banger with “Sour Diesel”

Zayn Malik’s solo career since leaving the confines of One Direction has been a mixed bag, a display of massive potential mixed with some notable letdowns. The best tracks from his 2016 debut album Mind of Mine (mostly the ones produced by frequent collaborator Malay) adeptly drew inspiration from moody R&B stars like The Weeknd and Frank Ocean, while showcasing a phenomenal vocal ability and tinges of Zayn’s own Pakistani heritage. However, Zayn has occasionally let his aesthetic slip into generic pop-R&B background noise… while the Taylor Swift duet “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” was a massive hit, it perhaps best exemplified how Zayn could potentially have his uniqueness watered down by the major label pop machine, and slip into pop star anonymity.

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Watch Dayseeker’s Rory Rodriguez cover SZA’s “The Weekend”

There aren’t too many more talented vocalists than Dayseeker’s Rory Rodriguez. Though the band (and his voice) flew under the radar for a good while, the release of 2017’s DIS // WIR really boosted the band into a much larger audience. It’s deserved, too. This is a metalcore band that works hard on the road, and has amassed a loyal fanbase along the way.

When not on the road, Rory can often be found performing acoustically, and/or working on covers as well. Just watch his recent cover of SZA’s massive hit “The Weekend”, performed acoustically, below. Needless to say, you should probably plan on experiencing Dayseeker at Warped this summer.

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