Music Monday: Hot Chelle Rae, Chief State, Tritonal & Henry Dark, Hasse de Moor, and Kellindo

Multi-platinum selling band, Hot Chelle Rae, is back with their highly anticipated new single “I Hate LA”. Inspired by their love/hate relationship with Los Angeles, “I Hate LA” is a memorable, catchy anthem with unique melodic pop hooks partnered with hints of R&B guitar, countering the lyrical wordplay that the band is known for and serving as a sneak peek for the new music they plan to release in 2020.

Formed in Nashville, the band consists of Ryan Follesé, Nash Overstreet, and Jamie Follesé. Having grown up in musically inclined households, the three band members came of age amongst the songwriting community in Nashville. Hot Chelle Rae gained widespread acclaim from their 2011 triple-platinum single “Tonight Tonight,” which went #1 on Top 40 radio and sold over 3 million copies, followed by their platinum-selling single, “I Like It Like That.”

 

Vancouver pop-punk five-piece Chief State has released the first single off their forthcoming album titled “Tough Love,” which will be released in early 2020. The song was recorded in Vancouver by Tim Creviston (Spiritbox, Misery Signals, Parting Ways).

Chief State’s guitarist Nik Pang says, “Deciduous is a song about the transition in seasons from summer into fall and winter. As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, a lot of people, myself included, tend to isolate themselves and get into a really negative headspace.”

Tritonal and Henry Dark have teamed up for “Shivohum,” an ethereal progressive trance track. With powerful Sanskrit and Hindi lyrics written by Tritonal themselves, “Shivohum” encompasses the power and spirituality of meditation and yoga, while having an upbeat and energetic melody and production.

Henry Dark is an Australian producer and DJ, known for his releases on Armada Music and Enhanced Music. He has had support from the likes of Armin Van Buuren, W&W, Nicky Romero and MaRLo. Henry’s style can be described as progressive trance & progressive house, which is known for lush emotive melodies blended with elements of electro.

Dutch producer Hasse de Moor leaves no shortage of fun on the swagger-fueled “Bad Boys,” propped up by chaotic drops, propulsive drum kicks, and a cheeky vocal sample. Building on the success of previous singles “All Night” and Curbi collaboration “ADHD,” “Bad Boys” is a party-starting anthem inspired by the likes of Diddy, Maradona and bad boys around the world who work equally as hard as they play.

The new material coincides with his recent hometown performance last month at Dim Mak’s ADE showcase, where he joined Dim Mak bossman Steve Aoki on stage to tease their forthcoming 2020 collaboration. This year also saw several other tastemakers reach into the Dutch producer’s catalog, as Dog Blood (Clap Back Vol 1 Mix), Grandtheft (Holy Ship! 2019 Mix) and GTA (Good Times Bad Times at HARD Summer Mix) all included Hasse de Moor material on their respective milestone mixes.

A consummate guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Kellindo Parker aka Kellindo easily sounds like an artist you should already know. He recently released his new alt-rock single “Sugar”, a guitar riff-based song with a trap beat and a theme of the seduction of music. The song is his first single from his debut solo album, Games, set to release on February 28, 2020.

Kellindo’s professional music career began when his uncle, Maceo Parker, asked him to join him on a world tour as his lead guitarist. Upon his return, he was hired to be the lead guitarist for Grammy-nominated artist Janelle Monae in 2006. Their collaboration blossomed where Kellindo also became collaborator and co-arranger on “Many Moons” from Monae’s Grammy-nominated Metropolis album.

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