Cody Fry has had a pretty unconventional career. He started singing in radio and TV commercials when he was a kid. “McDonald’s Happy Meals, stuff like that,” he says. “My father is a composer and arranger, so I always grew up surrounded by music.”
It’s hard not to be immediately captivated by Alli Fitz, her song Disease is insanely catchy, like I’ve had it stuck in my head all day. And Alli herself just has this quality in her voice, like she’s your best friend already.
This past June, at an excessively late hour, I came across a song I had to have on my personal weekly playlist. “Talking Dirty” from LA-based band, WALLA, stuck out as a track I wanted to share. The Body Language EP released this summer and WALLA are back with a new video and single for “Into the Gray”. We catch up with Jean Marc Tardieu (Lead Vocals) and introduce you to the soulful pop act that is WALLA.
“As cliche as it sounds, time was the best thing for me. And compulsive shopping for vintage clothes eBay.”
This was the first thing singer/songwriter Wrabel says to me when we spoke on the phone. I discovered Wrabel through a late night search on Spotify when I jumped from one artist to the next. His song, “11 Blocks” captivated me and with the different yet realistic lyrics, I’ve kept it on my workday playlist. Naturally, instead of talking about music first, I came to him for relationship advice.
Dagny is on a roll right now, the Norwegian pop star just opened for LANY and she’s been dropping new songs like nobodies business. A soon as she burst onto the stage at Emo’s in Austin she was all energy and smiles and she rolled through tracks like “Backbeat” from her Ultraviolet EP, her smash hit “Wearing Nothing” and teased some new songs that I can’t wait for, notably, “Bullet”.
Well, as a former directioner, I’m very much intrigued with how all members are handling this hiatus. Emphasis on all – like including their band members. Former One Direction’s drummer, Josh Devine, has joined forces with Sean Murray and Hayden Maringer forming the band, Evaride.
Alabama Barker is going to be a name you’ll want to keep on your radar. Yes, her dad’s Travis Barker. And yes, he’s THAT Travis Barker of Blink-182. We got to speak to Alabama about her debut single, “Our House” and it was the most energizing phone call I’ve had in quite some time.
Agnes Azria loved to sing when she was young and started voice lessons when she was only eight. “I couldn’t go to sleep unless I was sung to, or there was some noise around me,” she muses. “At 12 I started playing guitar so I would write songs. Then I went to Berklee College of Music when I was 19. Now I’m playing in an incredible band, and then we’re gigging around Los Angeles.”
If you think ROZES is just the girl synonymous with The Chainsmokers’ song Roses you’re missing out. At 24, ROZES has written music for nearly everyone, she has credits for Cheat Codes, Louis Tomlinson, Sophie Beem, and countless others. Her song Famous has over 893k streams and she’s worked with almost everyone in the music industry. Her voice is hauntings and her lyrics are emotional and heartfelt.
Donora’s sound is unlike any other. It’s the happy-go-lucky pop soundtrack you never knew you needed. I got to speak with Casey about their new album, love, and children. Jake Hanner’s relationship with Casey was pretty inevitable because the two are actually siblings. Casey laughs when she tells me about her relationship with her brother, Jake. The initial meeting wasn’t …