Music Monday: Sara Diamond, New Politics, Juliette Goglia, Ben Böhmer, The Endangered Species, Rat City, and Kristian Nairn

Over the years Sara Diamond has managed to develop a distinct sound that is perfectly in-tune with her creative and enticing gift as a songwriter. Her latest EP, Forward, was a testimony to her young and unique life and has been streamed over 3M times around the world. Sara’s most recent single, “Ride”, was premiered on Billboard and still lives on Canadian radio to this day.

This past summer she performed at Canada’s largest Music Festival, Osheaga, and as a Montréal native, this was an iconic bucket list moment. Sara Diamond has been given the gift of song through her family lineage. Starting at the age of 5, singing songs on her mother’s children’s record label, Sara has come to appreciate the healing power of music. Sara’s goal with music is to continue to inspire others to look inwards and appreciate the myriad of feelings that come along with being human.

 

Alternative rock band, New Politics, is thrilled to announce their fifth new album, An Invitation to an Alternate Reality. To celebrate the band has released the first single “Ozone” that is out now.

In April, New Politics released the single “Comeback Kid”, to celebrate 10 years as a band. The song received rave reviews with features in Billboard/Rolling Stone/iHeart Radio and continues to be in the top 40 rotation at Alternative Radio.

 

“Time” shows a different, even more emotionally vulnerable side of Juliette Goglia. The track discusses the almost hopelessness felt when you feel stuck and depressed in a moment in time.

You know that feeling you had when you were younger, or even now, when you thought “I wish I was X age so I could be stable, happy, have money, etc”? Juliette essentially brought these feelings to musical fruition and made it catchy through a mellow vibe and her signature honey vocals.

 

Berlin-based producer and live artist Ben Böhmer has risen through the Anjunadeep ranks to become a breakout star of the past 18 months, amassing almost 40 million streams, picking up BBC Radio 1 support from Annie Mac and Pete Tong, including an ‘Essential New Tune’, and being featured in Billboard’s ‘Ones To Watch’.

‘Breathing’, the first single lifted off his debut album of the same name, has clocked 600k streams in 3 weeks, and has won support from the likes of Joris Voorn and Paul Kalkbrenner.

 

Atlanta-based, Arizona-born rock band, The Endangered Species, tell a tale of loss, hardship, and redemption on their self-titled album, produced by music industry veteran, Joey Huffman (Izzy Stradlin, Soul Asylum, Drivin n Cryin). There’s a good reason why their track feels so raw.

On February 12th, 2001, their father was brutally murdered by the Sinaloan drug cartel. The only living memory the brothers have of their father were his most prized possessions: a 1983 Fender Stratocaster and a 1967 Gibson SG. The album arrived on October 18th, just in time for their father’s birthday.”The track is pure pain and soul, an explosion of frosty vocals, slick guitar and fierce B3 organ playing.”

 

Following hot on the heels of their #1 Shazaming Scandinavian double-platinum single “Kind of Love” and their collaboration with Dutch superstar DJ Lvndscape, Rat City returns their most infectious single yet ‘Naked (With My Headphones On)’ featuring Kiesza.

World-renowned for her billion streaming pop smash ‘Hideaway’ as well as her unique collaborations with Diplo, Skrillex, Duran Duran, Gorgon City, and Bakermat, Kiesza is simply one of the most distinctive and inventive artists in modern pop.

 

Kristian Nairn was holding down dancefloors across the UK as a well-established house producer and DJ, long before he was tending to the stables of the House Stark and holding very important doors on HBO’s acclaimed Game of Thrones. Just this year he’s released four tracks, with two having topped the Beatport charts in their respective categories and his decorated discography includes collaborations with Ferry Corsten and Alex Graham, as well as remixes of Freemasons and Madison Avenue.

New from this multi-skilled creator is single “Evolve”, a rapturous piece of progressive trance out now on Enhanced Progressive. Built on a base of stabby chords that are later joined by sparkling arpeggiated synths, the euphoric song builds gracefully into a fully-formed shape across its 3 and a half minutes.

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