Social Status http://blog.stingray.com/social-status-0 en #SocialStatus | December 2018 http://blog.stingray.com/socialstatus-december-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">#SocialStatus | December 2018</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12/07/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Welcome to the last #SocialStatus edition of 2018! It might be the last, but it is definitely not the least!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Browsing one profile to another, we explored Instagram and discovered music gems. This month, we present 4 bands, 100% <i>Made in Canada,</i> who will please your ears, and asked them a few short questions. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Sit back, try to relax, and enjoy the ride!</span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Zolas</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt=" © The Zolas" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ba1cfe2e-cef2-4cfe-808a-9dd1188207c1" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/The%20Zolas.jpg" /><figcaption> © The Zolas</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thezolas/?hl=en" target="_blank">@thezolas</a> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">The Zolas hail from Vancouver. With 3 albums and 1 EP recorded in less than a decade, they’ve grown a strong and dedicated fan base! </span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">__</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">1.  What genre would best describe your music?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Alt-rock/brit-pop? We try to make every album different. It’s not a rule for us it just seems to be that way. Our last record was definitely poppy with flourishing synths. The new one has much more guitar in it and sounds like something we would have worshipped growing up.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">2. Can you share a random fun fact about The Zolas?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Our drummer Cody is low-key the undisputed best singer in the band.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">#plur</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">We Are The City. Dilly dally. Yukon blonde. Peach pit.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">5. Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">We’re submerged in our nasty jam space writing this generation’s “What’s the Story Morning Glory”.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Listen to The Zolas on Stingray Music</span>  <a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">?⏯</a></span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Yukon Blonde </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="YUKON BLONDE - CRITICAL HIT - LABEL DINE ALONE RECORDS" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="385308e3-a386-438c-95ec-c1176ca541c8" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/YUKON%20BLONDE%20-%20CRITICAL%20HIT%20-LABEL%20%20DINE%20ALONE%20RECORDS.jpg" /><figcaption> © Yukon Blonde - Dine Alone Records</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/yukonblonde/?hl=en" target="_blank">@yukonblonde</a></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Yukon Blonde is also from the Canadian West Coast. Their catchy melodies bring us back to the ‘80s, and we love it! </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>On repeat: ‘Saturday Night’, a tune from their 5th album <i>On Blonde</i>. </span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">__</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>1.  What genre would best describe your music?</span></i></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Psychedelic lounge? That’s always a hard question.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>2. Can you share a random fun fact about Yukon Blonde?</span></i></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>We open our bags of chips in landscape mode as opposed to portrait mode. That way you can get a good look at your chip and, you know, see what you’re working with. You also don’t need do put your hand so deep in the chip well. It’s definitely a more premium chip user experience.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?</span></i></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><i><span>#garth</span></i></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?</span></i></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Nihilist Arby’s.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>5. </span></i><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><i><span>Going to Japan, then coming home and getting jobs!</span></i></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Listen to Yukon Blonde on Stingray Music</span>  <a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">?⏯</a></span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>We Are The City</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="We Are The City - Kirsten Huculiak" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="82ec97b1-cd6d-425d-8135-da9929b6e136" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/We%20Are%20The%20City%20-%20Kirsten%20Huculiak.jpg" /><figcaption>We Are The City | © Kirsten Huculiak</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/wearethecity/?hl=en" target="_blank">@wearethecity</a></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Kudos to another Canadian band! We Are The City is a trio composed of</span> <span>Cayne McKenzie (singer-keyboardist), Andy Huculiak (drummer), and David Menze (guitarist). We really love “Dark Horizon”,  it’s just unique and beautiful. Andy Huculiak answered to our questions. </span><span><span>?</span></span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span>__</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>1.  What genre would best describe your music?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Experimental and explosive pop.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>2. Can you share a random fun fact about We Are The City?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>We've been a band for 10 years and started playing together when we were still in high school. And yet, we're still learning new things about each other.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>#musicforeverymood</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Some great Canadian artists — Shad, Royal Canoe, Highs, Said the Whale, The Zolas, Shane Koyczan, Hannah Epperson, Andy Shauf, Blue J.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Some great American artists — Copeland, Kanye West, mewithoutYou, Deerhoof.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>And some great International artists — Razika, Hope, Ryoji Ikeda, Moddi.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>This is not an exhaustive list though!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span>5. </span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Putting together our next album that will be released next year called RIP. Planning a special tour around that. And perhaps our most ambitious/daring music video yet.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Listen to We Are The City on Stingray Music </span>  <a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">?⏯</a></span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Born Ruffians</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="BORN RUFFIANS by Matt Barnes" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f4b2aa6c-de2b-4d94-aad6-f1411498c9eb" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/BORN%20RUFFIANS%20by%20Matt%20Barnes%20%28LO%20RES%29.jpg" /><figcaption>Born Ruffians | © Matt Barnes</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/bornruffiansmusic/?hl=en" target="_blank">@bornruffiansmusic</a> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The Ontario’s band Born Ruffians was formed in 2004 by school friends Luke Lalonde (guitar/vocals), Mitch Derosier (bass), Andy Lloyd (guitar/keyboard) and Steve Hamelin (drums). This year, the band released their 5th studio album</span> <i><span>Uncle, Duke &amp; The Chief</span></i><span>. Go see them on stage! They’re currently touring North America. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Listen to “Fade To Black” and get your daily dose of good vibes! </span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span>--</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>1. </span></strong><strong> </strong><strong><span>What genre would best describe your music?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span> Indie Rock</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>2. Can you share a random fun fact about Born Ruffians?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span> We formed our band in our high school music class where we all played trombone. We suck at trombone.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span> #ruff</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span> Garth Brooks has the best Instagram.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span>5. </span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>We’ll have a new record out in 2019 and a tour to go along with it. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Listen to Born Ruffians on Stingray Music</span>  <a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">?⏯</a></span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Want to be featured next month? </span></span></span></span></strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Tag </span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/" target="_blank"><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>@stingray_music</span></span></span></span></strong></a><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span> on Instagram and use the hashtag</span></span></span></span><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span> #SocialStatus </span></span></span></span></strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>to get our attention! 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href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank"><strong>#SocialStatus Channel</strong></a></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:29:38 +0000 Lucille 635 at http://blog.stingray.com #SocialStatus | November 2018 http://blog.stingray.com/socialstatus-november-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">#SocialStatus | November 2018</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/07/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong><span><span><span>Stingray Music is all about good vibes. </span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Once in a while, we get lost on Instagram and go on our favorite quest: looking for talented artists everybody should know about. That’s why we’ve come up with this new selection of artists for the<strong> #SocialStatus </strong>series. From the US to the UK and France, discover artists who will, for sure, brighten up your day!</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span>And while you read, </span></span></span></span></span><span class="size-normal"><a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">listen to the Social Status channel</a>.</span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>Insecure Men</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Insecure Men Album Cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="877ce176-fe3d-4eb9-b142-bf84017c7a7f" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Insecure%20Men%20Album%20Cover.jpg" /><figcaption>Insecure Men - <em>Insecure Men</em> Album Cover</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Instagram</strong>: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/saul_adamczewski/" target="_blank">@saul_adamczewski</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.instagram.com/benromans_hopcraft/" target="_blank">@benromans_hopcraft</a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Insecure Men is a duo composed of Saul Adamczewski (Fat White Family) and Ben Romans-Hopcraft (Childhood). The British band recorded their debut album in Sean Lennon’s studio in upstate New York and released it in February 2018. The result is a melting pot of indie pop, glam-rock, and sad stories... and we love it! </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>On-repeat: Cliff Has Left The Building</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><em><span><span><span><span><span>Listen to Insecure Men on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>Lewis OfMan</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Lewis ofMan - Yo Bene Cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d049171c-e81c-4030-9211-eda94cb6afdb" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Lewis%20ofMan%20-%20Yo%20Bene%20Cover.jpg" /><figcaption>Lewis ofMan - <em>Yo Bene</em> Cover</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Instagram</strong>: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/lewisofman/" target="_blank">@lewisofman </a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Say hello to your new electro-pop crush! Lewis OfMan is a French phenomenon (yes, he is one!) He is only in his early twenties but has already released 3 EPs and collaborated with Rejjie Snow, Vendredi Sur Mer, and Ichon, Fakear… to name few. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>His inspirations include Frank Ocean, John Lennon, Serge Gainsbourg, and even Ennio Morricone. Lewis OfMan’s electro-pop is truly his own, creating “a shivering atmosphere where melancholia meets elevation and joy” (according to the artist). If you don’t understand the French lyrics, just know that it’s all about love and feelings.</span></span></span><br /><br /><span><span><span><strong>On-repeat:<i> </i>Yo Bene</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><em>Listen to Lewis OfMan on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></em></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Mild High Club</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Mild High Club Timeline Album Cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fd4ff7cc-4c70-4e03-adbf-3a00a76dac5f" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Mild%20High%20Club%20Timeline%20Album%20Cover.jpg" /><figcaption>Mild High Club - <em>Timeline</em> Album Cover</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Instagram</strong>: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mildhighclub/" target="_blank">@mildhighclub </a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>If you were looking for a unique and relaxing indie sound, you’ve found it! Mild High Club is Alex Brettin, a jazz-schooled musician and Alex Brettin is Mild High Club. Brettin released 2 albums under Mild High Club’s name<i>: <em>Timeline</em></i> and <i><em>Skiptracing</em></i>, both embraced the style of nostalgic and sunshine pop. This is the kind of music you’ll want to tune in to while enjoying the morning light, contemplating the world from the warmth of your home.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: Timeline</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><em>Listen to Mild High Club on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></em></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>Pépite</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Pépite - Les bateaux Album Cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7f0e43c9-2232-4c0a-aa4a-b50532440dc7" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/P%C3%A9pite%20-%20Les%20Bateaux%20Album%20Cover.jpg" /><figcaption>Pépite - <em>Les Bateaux</em> Album Cover</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Instagram</strong>: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/pepite/" target="_blank">@pepite</a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In French, the word “pépite” means nugget, as in “gold nugget”. It’s no surprise that Pépite IS a pépite! The band is composed of Edouard and Thomas, and with them it’s all about love and wrecks. The duo’s 2 albums, <i><em>Renaissance</em></i> and <i><em>Les Bateaux</em></i>, take you on an epic pop odyssey. Get onboard this sweet dreamy boat that floats on nostalgic guitar sounds, electric synthesizers melodies, and bright voices.  </span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: Reste avec moi</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><em>Listen to Pépite on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></em></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>STRFKR</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="STRFKR_Coachella_2014_Thomas Hawk" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="519f042f-19e0-4062-ba99-b66b60029ed0" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/STRFKR_Coachella_2014_Thomas%20Hawk.jpg" /><figcaption>STRFKR at Coachella in 2014 - ©Thomas Hawk</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Instagram</strong>: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/strfkr_music/" target="_blank">@strfkr_music </a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>STRFKR (also called Starfucker) is an indie rock band from Portland that was created by Josh Hodges in 2007. At the time, the band offered a new type, surfing the same wave as the Vampire Weekend, MGMT or even Ratatat. 11 years and 5 albums later, they still master their style, with catchy pop lullabies and rock passages here and there. We particularly like the music from their most recent release <i>Vault Vol. 1</i>, <i>Vault Vol. 2</i> and <i>Vault Vol. 3</i>, a 64-track set of demos rescued from Hodges' dying laptop.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: <span>Late Again</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><em>Listen to STRFKR on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></em></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Want to be featured next month? </span></span></span></span></strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Tag </span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/" target="_blank"><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>@stingray_music</span></span></span></span></strong></a><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span> on Instagram and use the hashtag</span></span></span></span><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span> #SocialStatus </span></span></span></span></strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>to get our attention! 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The #SocialStatus September collection is quite eclectic and you’re guaranteed to find music you’ll fall for!</p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>And while you read, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank"><span class="button-video size-normal">listen to the Social Status channel</span></a></p> <h3>Bonny Doon</h3> <p><img alt="Bonny Doon - Longwave" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e1b95356-4b4f-4684-b361-68ab736978bd" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Bonny%20Doon%20-%20Longwave.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">Bonny Doon – <em>Longwave </em>Album Cover</p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/bonny__doon/?hl=en" target="_blank">@bonny__doon </a></p> <p>Listening to Bonny Doon is like going on a journey into a reassuring universe. Their music will remind you of something familiar and warm. The band’s debut album, <em>Longwave</em>, has a certain je ne sais quoi that will keep you in a good mood.</p> <p>If you had to listen to just one track, play “A Lotta Things”; a song that helps to expel all the bad vibes! Its melancholic lyrics and catchy guitar riffs will make you want to take a walk in a park.</p> <p class="tinytext">Listen to Bonny Doon on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></p> <h3>Spree Wilson</h3> <p><img alt="Spree Wilson" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5dcc7bc7-45e4-48a8-93f2-e89c2a9a7d5e" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Spree%20Wilson.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">Spree Wilson</p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/spreewilson/?hl=en" target="_blank">@spreewilson</a> </p> <p>Spree Wilson will brighten your day. His album <em>Cruel Summer</em> reached No. 1 on the US Top R&amp;B/Hip Hop Albums and the US Top Rap Albums charts, and No. 2 on the US Billboard 200. His success is very well deserved.</p> <p>We had the chance to ask him 5 quick questions:</p> <p><strong>1 genre to describe your music </strong></p> <p>hmmm...I would call it Spreezy Pop (that kind of sounds like a popsicle haha.) It's a blend of all the music I grew up on as a kid. Or you could just call it "Jammin"</p> <p><strong>1 random fun fact about you </strong></p> <p>I'm a lefty but I play guitar (as well as most other things) right handed. Guess that would make me ambidextrous lol</p> <p><strong>1 hashtag to illustrate your work </strong></p> <p><strong>#SpreeWilson</strong> of course haha</p> <p><strong>Bands and artists that you follow on social media </strong></p> <p>I follow a lot of dope bands/artist... One of my favorite bands of all time, Spoon, is a favorite follow of mine. Other than that, a few others would be St. Beauty, Haim, Bosco, The Internet, Pharrell, Tame Impala, Anderson Paak to name a few.</p> <p><strong>280 characters that describe your upcoming projects </strong></p> <p>I'm super excited to release my new album, <em>Thank You for Coming, Enjoy </em>in the next few months... The first single, "The Jealous Song" will be dropping next month and I'm so hype about it (can you tell lol) I've also been helping produce the St. Beauty album, and its sounding really great. Hoping to go on tour very very soon as well... to a city near you of course ;)</p> <p class="tinytext">Listen to Spree Wilson on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></p> <h3>La Luz</h3> <p><img alt="La Luz - Floating features" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d253095c-2ff4-4da6-a666-fbfd6f58f86b" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/La%20Luz%20-%20Floating%20features.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">La Luz – <em>Floating Features</em> Album Cover</p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/laluzband/?hl=en" target="_blank">@laluzband</a>  </p> <p>I’ve read somewhere that La Luz is known for their "surf noir" style. I just couldn’t find another way to describe their genre. The layered vocal harmonies and electrifying instrumental arrangement bring you into the groove like no other surf rock band.</p> <p>A special mention goes to the "The Creature", a song that expresses dark ideas over a bright melody.</p> <p>La Luz just released a third album entitled <em>Floating features</em>, and they are on an international tour. Catch the wave and beware of their fins, surf rockers!</p> <p class="tinytext">Listen to La Luz on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></p> <h3>Launder</h3> <p><img alt="Launder - Pink Cloud" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e255d969-c642-49b0-881b-82b8cf42040a" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Launder%20Pink%20Cloud.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">Launder - <em>Pink Cloud</em> Album Cover</p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/launder/?hl=en" target="_blank">@launder</a> </p> <p>Lose yourself in Launder’s haze. The US shoegaze artist collaborated with French artist Soko and DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith for his first EP, <em>Pink Cloud</em>. And it’s wonderful. The breathy vocals and arrangements will lighten your mind as soon as you press play.</p> <p>Listen to “Wonder” and you’ll capture the essence of Launder’s music. A little dream of dream pop.</p> <p class="tinytext">Listen to Launder on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></p> <h3>Gabriela Geneva</h3> <p><img alt="Gabriela Geneva" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f5d24b72-4176-40cf-bbb0-3ee277e1584b" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Gabriela%20Geneva%20-%20Jaylyn%20Photography.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">Gabriela Geneva - Jaylyn Photography</p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/gabbygeneva/?hl=en" target="_blank">@gabbygeneva</a> </p> <p>Gabriela Geneva is taking over the Canadian pop stage! My first introduction to the artist was purely visual since I simply liked the photos she published on Instagram. Then, I listened to her music and discovered a world of positive vibes!</p> <p>Here is Gabriela Geneva in five Q/As:</p> <p><strong>1 genre to describe your music </strong></p> <p>Organic Pop/R&amp;B - that’s how someone described it once and I think it’s a good fit. A mix of my Eastern roots and my Western influences. I love a good bass line and a groovy beat.</p> <p><strong>1 random fun fact about you </strong></p> <p>I can recite full Disney movies word for word. My brother and I used to do this before bed; we’d pick a Disney movie, assign characters amongst both of us and then recite the whole thing.</p> <p><strong>1 hashtag to illustrate your work </strong></p> <p><strong>#HeresWhatMyInnerBaddassHasToSay</strong><br /><br /><strong>Bands and artists that you follow on social media </strong></p> <p>Camila Cabello, The 1975, Anne Marie, Due Lipa, and so, so many more. </p> <p><strong>280 characters that describe your upcoming projects </strong></p> <p>I am beyond excited to say I’m working on an EP at the moment! My plan is to get it into people’s hands and ear holes in the Spring of next year :) &lt;3 I CANNOT WAIT.</p> <p class="tinytext">Listen to Gabriela Geneva on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Want to be featured next month? </span></span></span></span></strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Tag </span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/" target="_blank"><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>@stingray_music</span></span></span></span></strong></a><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span> on Instagram and use the hashtag</span></span></span></span><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span> #SocialStatus </span></span></span></span></strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>to get our attention! 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We’ve uncovered 5 gems on the gram and asked them 5 quick questions. If you’re looking for new sounds and tracks, keep on reading! </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>And while you read, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank"><span class="button-video size-normal">listen to the Social Status channel</span></a></p> <h3>1. THE DARCYS</h3> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span><img alt="The Darcys" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7c232a0e-2dea-433f-8cae-603878845049" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/The%20Darcys%20-%20Maya%20Fuhr.jpg" /></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="tinytext"><span class="tinytext">Ⓒ The Darcys | Maya Fuhr</span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thedarcys/" target="_blank"><strong>@thedarcys</strong></a></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>What caught our eyes and ears: their funky style and electric vibe.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 genre to describe your music</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span>Alt-Pop</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><strong><span class="size-normal"><span class="color-black">1 random fun fact about The Darcys</span></span></strong></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-normal">Wes: I drink 2 vodka sodas, do 20 push-ups, and kiss Jason on the mouth right before I go on stage. </span><br /><br /><span class="lessfaded"><strong><span class="color-black size-normal">1 hashtag to illustrate your work</span></strong></span></span><br /><br /><br /><span class="transform-uppercase"><em><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span class="size-h2 transform-none">#AlwaysEvolving</span></span></span></strong></em></span><br /><br /><br /><span class="color-black"><span class="size-normal"><strong><span class="color-black">Bands and artists you follow on social media</span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-normal">Miguel, The Killers, July Talk, Jungle, and Selena Gomez.</span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><strong><span class="size-normal"><span class="color-black">140 characters that describe your upcoming projects</span></span></strong></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span>We’re digging in: recording, re-writing, getting notes, starting over. We have the live show up and we’re having fun out there, but right now it’s all about making new music. We’re enjoying the process and loving what we do. Release date tbd.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Listen to The Darcys on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></span></span></span></span></p> <h3>2. OCIE ELLIOTT</h3> <p><img alt="Ocie Elliott" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="79d6cc53-b2be-4b4b-9370-47e6c5330fa3" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Ocie%20Elliott%201-%20Kelly%20Lovett.jpeg" /></p> <p><span class="tinytext">Ⓒ Ocie Elliott | Kelly Lovett</span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ocieelliott/" target="_blank"><strong>@ocieelliott</strong></a></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>What caught our eyes and ears: sweet melodies and their beautiful version of carpool karaoke.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 genre to describe your music</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>Mmm, I would say we are indie folk? Definitely not traditional folk by any means, but we do have aspects in our sound reminiscent of more “old-time” rootsy music, like The Carter Family or, one of our idols, Gillian Welch. That being said, more and more we are exploring contemporary and different styles.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 random fun fact about Ocie Elliott</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>We almost called ourselves Foxymoron, but we couldn’t agree upon which one of us would be the fox and which one would be the moron...</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 hashtag to illustrate your work</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <h5><em><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="size-h2">#Duo</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></em></h5> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">Bands and artists you follow on social media</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>Many! Our current touring partners Sons Of the East from Australia, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (of course), Shovels and Rope, Anna Leone and Caamp (a great band out of the US that we’ll be playing with in Vancouver this Fall.) </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">140 characters that describe your upcoming projects</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>Well, we are just at the tail end of a European tour and we also plan on releasing our new, 7-song album sometime very soon.  Hoping to get on an across-Canada tour this fall, go on a writing retreat up in some snowy mountains, and head back to Europe as soon as possible. Oh, and play in Brazil and Australia...or anywhere, really — we’re very open and excited for whatever may come our way. :) A show in an ice castle perhaps?</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Listen to Ocie Elliott on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></span></span></span></span></p> <h3>3. ANORAAK</h3> <p><img alt="Anoraak" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b0c481e6-64f7-485d-b4d2-aba0571e9cc6" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Anoraak%20-%20L%C3%A9onard%20Porch%C3%A9.jpg" /></p> <p><span class="tinytext">Ⓒ Anoraak | Léonard Porché</span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/anoraakmusic/" target="_blank"><strong>@anoraakmusic</strong></a></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>What caught our eyes and ears: his music’s colorful aesthetic. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 genre to describe your music</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>I think the most relevant genres might be synthpop or electropop.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 random fun fact about Anoraak</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>In 2009, I did this gig in France, when going out from stage, I stumbled over a stage monitor and literally fell flat. A short loop video of it exists, but it never was released public <span>?</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 hashtag to illustrate your work</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <h5><em><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="size-h2">#SunsetMusic</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></em></h5> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">Bands and artists you follow on social media</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Wow many! Cut Copy, Touch Sensitive, Maethelvin, La Mverte, Goldroom, Wenzday, Zimmer, Darius, Le Matos... And also a few contemporary art creators</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">140 characters that describe your upcoming projects</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Reissue of my first record on Sept 28, 2018*, then a new album probably next year with a new live set!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span class="tinytext"><i>*Remastered 10-year anniversary reissue of Nighdrive With You for its - available on double-colored vinyl, limited to pre-orders. Follow the artist to learn more.</i></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Listen to Anoraak on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></span></span></span></span></p> <h3>4. BELLE GAME</h3> <p><img alt="Belle Game" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d2882850-4d51-464f-bf19-b4b0188f9f5c" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/BELLE%20GAME%20%20cred%20Katrin%20Braga.JPG" /></p> <p><span class="tinytext">Ⓒ Belle Game | Katrin Braga</span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thebellegame/" target="_blank"><strong>@thebellegame</strong></a></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>What caught our eyes and ears: their wild energy.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 genre to describe your music</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span>We call it Crush Pop - it's emotional and atmospheric with hooks </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 random fun fact about Belle Game</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span>We've all known each other for a very long time. Some of us since we were in high school, others as far back as 5-years-old. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 hashtag to illustrate your work</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <h5><em><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="size-h2">#JustGettingStarted</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></em></h5> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">Bands and artists you follow on social media</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>Instagram is such an amazing visual platform, we follow artists like Channel Tres, Last Lizard and MØ for their aesthetic as much as their music ;)</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">140 characters that describe your upcoming projects</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span>We're heading out on tour across America with Johnny Marr in a couple weeks! And we're always writing and recording new songs - hoping to release something real soon.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Listen to Belle Game on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></span></span></span></span></p> <h3>5. EMILY ROWED</h3> <p><img alt="Emily Rowed" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="99b5fb05-4c36-4eb1-bc14-107331c1d102" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Emily%20Rowed%201%20-%20Kesi%20Smyth.jpg" /></p> <p><span class="tinytext">Ⓒ Emily Rowed | Marlena Szasz</span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/emilyrowed/" target="_blank"><strong>@emilyrowed</strong></a></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span>What caught our eyes and ears: her not-so-mellow music style.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 genre to describe your music</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span>I make mellow alt-pop, it's sad girl music with a big beat here and there. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 random fun fact about Emily Rowed</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span>I am very proud to know every single word of Paul Simon's “You Can Call Me Al”, and am always willing to share an Acapella performance. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">1 hashtag to illustrate your work</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong><br />  </p> <p><em><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="size-h2">#SoManyFeelings</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></em><br /><br /><br /><span class="size-normal"><strong><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">Bands and artists you follow on social media</span></span></span></span></span></strong></span><br /><br /><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Billie Eillish, Maggie Rogers, Aisha Badru, MALLRAT</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><br /><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span><span class="color-black">140 characters that describe your upcoming projects</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong><br /><br /><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span>The next album is as intimate as the 7ft by 7ft room we wrote it in. We wrote it in 3 weeks, it's moody; like a hymn with low bass.</span></span></span></span></span><br /><br /><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Listen to Emily Rowed on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Want to be featured next month? </span></span></span></span></strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Tag </span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/" target="_blank"><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>@stingray_music</span></span></span></span></strong></a><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span> on Instagram and use the hashtag</span></span></span></span><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span> #SocialStatus </span></span></span></span></strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>to get our attention! Happy ‘gramming!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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We’ve got a wild selection of artists for this month’s #SocialStatus roundup! Whether you’re craving new tracks for your summer playlist or simply down for some sick beats, keep on reading! Here are our fresh finds for the summer: </strong></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>1. AMBER MARK</span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04-social-status/2018-05-social-status/stingray-blog-amber-mark.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="stingray-blog-amber-mark.png" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Amber Mark's Facebook. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 words:</strong> Multifaceted. Mysterious. Sophisticated.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre:</strong> Pop</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Who inspires her: </strong><i><span><span><span>“</span></span></span></i><span>My mother definitely plays a big role in my life and in my work. The majority of what I've created has to do with her passing and how I dealt with losing the most important person in my life. It's almost an ode to her. My childhood years spent in India has also greatly influenced the sounds I incorporate into my work. This diverse culture opened my mind and ears to a whole new world of music. I like to say it's where my love affair with sound began.</span><i><span><span><span>”</span></span></span></i></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: </strong><span>“</span><span><span>Heat</span></span><span> <span>Wave</span> / <span>Hiding</span> / <span>In The Flame </span>/ <span>Heat</span> <span>Wave</span> / <span>Summer</span> <span>Everyday</span></span><span><span>”</span></span> <span><span>– <i>HEAT WAVE</i></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/instagramber/"><strong class="decoration-underline">FOLLOW @INSTAGRAMBER</strong></a></span></span><br /><span><span><strong><span><span>Listen to Amber Mark on </span></span></strong><em><strong><span><span>Stingray Music</span></span></strong></em><strong><span><span>: </span></span></strong><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-2018"><strong>Social Status</strong></a></span></span></p> <h3><br /><span><span><span>2. CHELSEA CUTLER</span></span></span><br /><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04-social-status/2018-05-social-status/stingray-blog-chelsea-cutler.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="stingray-blog-chelsea-cutler.png" /></h3> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Chelsea Cutler's Facebook. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 Words</strong>: Raw. Brilliant. Captivating.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre</strong>: Pop </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>Fun Fact: </span></strong><span><span>Considering how much raw talent she possesses, it's surprising to hear the 21-year-old admit she never intended to make a career out of playing music. Cutler learned guitar and piano when she was young and later, like so many hopeful independent artists, began posting covers on SoundCloud. After tackling the work of everyone from Odesza and the Chainsmokers to Jack Johnson and The Tallest Man on Earth in her repertoire, Cutler's own unique blend of electronic and acoustic sounds rapidly took shape.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: </strong><span>“</span><span><span>I wear my heart upon my sleeves, I never can / Figure out what you want me to do instead / You said you felt something inside, I understand / If I've been moving you in ways that you won't bend” – <i>You Don’t Miss Me</i></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/chelseacutler/"><strong>FOLLOW @CHELSEACUTLER</strong></a><br /><strong><span><span>Listen to Chelsea Cutler on </span></span></strong><em><strong><span><span>Stingray Music</span></span></strong></em><strong><span><span>: </span></span></strong><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-2018"><strong>Social Status</strong></a><i></i></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>3. HOBO JOHNSON</span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04-social-status/2018-05-social-status/stingray-blog-hobo-johnson.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="stingray-blog-hobo-johnson.png" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Hobo Johnson's Facebook. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 Words:</strong>  Blunt. Cool. Inescapable.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre</strong>: Hip-hop, slam poetry</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Fun Fact:</strong> His album <i><em>The Rise of Hobo Johnson</em></i> (2017) explores his relationship with his parents, his past relationships that went wrong, and his hustle to become a successful artist regardless of obstacles. He is articulate, his music is interesting, and he doesn’t follow the rules of what we think a song should sound like. He wants to create songs while being unapologetically himself and I think that’s something to admire. He is an extremely unique artist with an introspective view of life. </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong><span><span><span>“The way I listen to music is... like medicine... it makes me feel better about my life and… my dream is to do that for other people… you know, travel the world doing that and helping people like so many people helped me.”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: “</strong><span><span>Hi. What's your name? How are you? How’s your life? Oh, you got a man? Are you in love? If so, what type? Is it just platonic, strictly just as friends / Or the type that ties you two together 'til tomorrow’s end? / If it is, disregard every time I call you pretty / Though it’s meant sincerely, it’s just my imagination drifting / Brush me off like the dirt on Jay-Z’s shoulders / So I fall to ground, collect myself and get ready to take over your heart / Or at least your spare time” – <i>Peach Scone</i></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/hobojohnson/"><b>FOLLOW @HOBOJOHNSON</b></a></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Listen to Hobo Johnson on </span></span></strong><em><strong><span><span>Stingray Music</span></span></strong></em><strong><span><span>: </span></span></strong><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-2018"><strong>Social Status</strong></a></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span>4. MATTHEW CHAIM</span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04-social-status/2018-05-social-status/stingray-blog-matthew-chaim.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="stingray-blog-matthew-chaim.png" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Matthew Chaim's Facebook. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 words:</strong> Deep. Passionate. Brilliant.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre:</strong> Pop</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Fun Fact about his hit song FOCUS: </strong>“This song came from a place of self-motivation. I went into it with the intention of writing something super light and vibey. What came out was this sort of pep talk to myself… telling myself that I need to focus, and shove all my attention into music. And I think it’s working. Less than a month after writing Focus, I quit my full-time job and went all in.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: “</strong><span><span>Ima make use outta my fleeting youth / Gonna write songs and sing for free / Until they pay me a handsome fee / Don’t see day night or afternoons / My bio depends on you / Lying if I say I see any other way-ay-ay / Don't know how I’m doing but I hope I do OK-ay-ay” – <i>Passion Soda</i></span></span><strong><i></i></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/matthewchaim"><strong>FOLLOW @MATTHEWCHAIM</strong></a><br /><strong><span><span>Listen to Matthew Chaim on </span></span></strong><em><strong><span><span>Stingray Music</span></span></strong></em><strong><span><span>: </span></span></strong><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-2018"><strong>Social Status</strong></a></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>5. </strong></span></span></span>THUTMOSE</h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04-social-status/2018-05-social-status/stingray-blog-thutmose.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="stingray-blog-thutmose.png" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Thutmose's Facebook. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 Words: </strong>Articulate. Focused. Energized.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre: </strong>Hip-hop, rap</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Fun Fact: </strong>Born in Nigeria and raised in Brooklyn young versatile rapper Thutmose is back after radio silence with a short but cool freestyle on Kendrick Lamar‘s HUMBLE. At 22, Thutmose is definitely an artist to watch and his come back speaks for itself. His HUMBLE freestyle got over a million views in only a week.</span></span></span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TeJ5pSpaTFY?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: </strong>“You just want somebody you can blame / One too many times, had to learn from my mistakes / Took my heart now look at what remains / One too many times, had to learn from my mistakes”<strong> </strong>- <i>BLAME</i></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/thutmose/"><strong>FOLLOW @THUTMOSE</strong></a><br /><strong><span><span>Listen to Thutmose on </span></span></strong><em><strong><span><span>Stingray Music</span></span></strong></em><strong><span><span>: </span></span></strong><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-2018"><strong>Social Status</strong></a></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Want to be featured next month? Tag @stingray_music on Instagram and use the hashtag #SocialStatus to get our attention! Happy ‘</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><strong>gramming</strong></span></span></span><strong><span><span><span>! </span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><i></i></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Discover and listen to songs from all the artists listed and more on the <a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=social-status-05-2018">Social Status music channel</a>!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><i></i></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><i></i></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic" target="_blank">Twitter</a>. </strong></p> <p><span><span><span><i></i></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/social-status-0" hreflang="en">Social Status</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/hiphop" hreflang="en">Hip-Hop</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/pop" hreflang="en">Pop</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2018-05/stingray-blog-hobo-johnson-meta.png" width="1200" height="628" alt="stingray-blog-hobo-johnson" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-listen-now-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Listen now - links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_content=social-status-05-2018&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Social Status</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 31 May 2018 03:44:07 +0000 Noémi 424 at http://blog.stingray.com #SocialStatus | March 2018 http://blog.stingray.com/socialstatus-march-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">#SocialStatus | March 2018</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/amanda" lang="" about="/amanda" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Amanda</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/04/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>It’s that time of the month where we round up a handful of our fave artists that caught our eye on the gram (Instagram, that is)!  From Australia to Toronto, folk rock to indie pop, we’ve got an eclectic mix coming at you in March's #SocialStatus:</span></span></span></p> <h3>1. DONOVAN WOODS</h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04/8.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="8.png" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Donovan Woods' Facebook . All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Name</strong>: Donovan Woods </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Hometown</strong>: Sarnia, Ontario</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 words:</strong> Humble. Mellow. Emotional Lyrics.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre:</strong> Folk/Rock</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Fun Fact:</strong> <span>Woods' song "Brand New Gun" was featured in the movie </span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numb_(film)"><i><span><span><span>Numb</span></span></span></i></a><span> starring </span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Perry"><span><span><span>Matthew Perry</span></span></span></a><span>. His song "Wait and See" was featured on <i><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degrassi:_The_Next_Generation"><span><span>Degrassi: The Next Generation</span></span></a></i> and his song "My Cousin Has a Grey Cup Ring" was used in commercials for the </span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Cup"><span><span><span>Grey Cup</span></span></span></a>.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: “</strong><span><span>Like all your men, set in the past</span></span><span>, <span>It's better to leave without being asked</span>, <span>So tell me again you'll let me go</span>, <span>Without saying things you already know</span>, <span>Like "it's over" and "you don't know her"</span>, <span>But let me tell you honestly</span>, <span>I ain't saying she's better than you, you see</span>, <span>She's just better than you for me” – <i>I Ain’t Saying She’s Better Than You</i></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Why He Made The Cut</span></span></strong><span><span>: As I went on my hunt for new artists this month, Donovan popped up in my feed almost instantly. Turns out, he’ll be performing at the 2018 Winnipeg Folk Fest<i> (which Stingray Music will be presenting a Rising Star Award)</i> – so perhaps we’ll see you there, Donovan? His music also struck a chord with me (pun intended) – I’m a sucker for deeply moving lyrics and Donovan delivers on that.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/donovanwoods/"><strong class="button">Follow @donovanwoods</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Listen to Donovan on <em>Stingray Music</em>: <a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-2018">Social Status</a></strong></p> <h3>2. GLADES</h3> <h3><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04/6.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="6.png" /></h3> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Glades' Facebook. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Name:</strong> Glades</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 Words</strong>: Distinctive. Vloggers. Sleek.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Hometown:</strong> Sydney, Australia</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre</strong>: Alternative/Pop </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>Fun Fact: </span></strong>The trio <span>met at a high school in the Kellyville suburb of Sydney. Their first single, "Her (Loving You)," landed itself on several viral charts, and their follow-up single, "Drive," had accumulated millions of streams over the course of 2016.</span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric:<span> “</span></strong><span><span>We're making memories in the mayhem</span></span><span>, <span>You're showing me dangerous</span>, <span>Got me dancing fine lines</span>, <span>Way too venturous</span>, <span>Took me to cloud nine</span>, <span>We're running on fumes, still refusing to see</span>, <span>The signs that relentlessly tell us to leave</span><span>” – <i>Dangerous</i></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Why They Made The Cut:</strong> Amidst my endless scrolling, hoping to land on a gem, Glades showed up like a ‘hallelujah’ moment and I was immediately hooked. Upon further deep diving on their feed, I really got a sense of who they were as a group and their tremendous love for making music. The tracks are catchy, dancy and all around bomb, I can’t get enough! </span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/gladesmusic/"><strong class="button">Follow @gladesmusic</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Listen to Glades on <em>Stingray Music</em>: <a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-2018">Social Status</a></strong></p> <h3>3. IVY ROOTS</h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04/5.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="5.png" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Ivy Roots' Facebook. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Name</strong>: Ivy Roots</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Hometown</strong>: Kansas City</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 Words:</strong> Soulful. Out of this world vocals. Individualistic.  </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre</strong>: R&amp;B/Soul </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Fun Fact:</strong> People often refer to her as a wonderful blend of Lauryn Hill, TLC, Erykah Badu &amp; Brandy all wrapped up into her own individual style. Ivy <span>was also the official Coca Cola Promo Participant of Los Angeles BET Experience during the 2015 BET Awards Weekend.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: </strong>“It was just another day, I saw you walking past me and I hope that I will see you again. It was just the other day you told me that you loved me I’m not sure I can play pretend”<strong> –<i> </i></strong><i>Hypothetical</i></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Why She Made The Cut:</strong> Oh Ivy. That voice. GIRL, it blew me away. I stumbled upon a video for her single <i>‘Hypothetical’</i> and I was just in awe of how absolutely gripping her voice was. Although she has pulled vocal inspiration from some big artists in the industry, Ivy is definitely someone to keep an eye (and ear) on. Just listen to Hypothetical and you’ll completely understand what I’m talking about. </span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/ivyrootsmusic/"><strong class="button">Follow @ivyrootsmusic</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Listen to Ivy on <em>Stingray Music</em>: <a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-2018">Social Status</a></strong></p> <h3>4. RIVER MATTHEWS</h3> <h3><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04/9.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="9.png" /></h3> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 River Matthews' Facebook. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Name</strong>: River Matthews</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Hometown</strong>: Woking, Surrey</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 words:</strong> Timeless voice. Expressive. Evocative. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre:</strong> Soul/Folk</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Fun Fact: </strong>River developed a deeper relationship with music after working at The Park School, a Special Needs School in Woking, using music as a tool to help build self-esteem and confidence in the students. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: “</strong>And now it’s over, Just like it started, With a melody, Sweet, but more broken hearted, So here’s to the few, Words I’d never say to you, You were more to me, Than any song, you see.” - <i>Over<strong>   </strong></i></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Why He Made The Cut: </strong>When I first heard River’s voice, my heart stopped (I’m alive and well, don’t worry). The amount of raw emotion that comes from his music is enough to bring a grown man to tears. I have no doubt we’ll be seeing more of River this year.</span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mrrivermatthews/"><b class="button">Follow @mrrivermatthews</b></a></p> <p><strong>Listen to River on <em>Stingray Music</em>: <a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-2018">Social Status</a></strong></p> <h3>5. MIDNIGHT MYSTERY CLUB</h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-04/7.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="7.png" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 @midnightmysteryclub Instagram. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Name: </strong>Midnight Mystery Club</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Hometown: </strong>California</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 Words: </strong>Hypnotic. Groovy. Upbeat.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre: </strong>Indie/Electro</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Fun Fact: “</strong><span><span>Can I get a sure sign</span></span><span>, <span>Reflections on your eyes of falling stars</span>, <span>Keep on hitting rewind</span>, <span>Saving mental notes in the reservoir</span>, <span>Shower me in moonshine</span>, <span>Shaking like a leaf blowing in a storm</span>, <span>Kissing on a coastline</span>, <span>Pull me in close just to keep me warm” - <i>Home</i></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: </strong>The name ‘Midnight Mystery Club’ comes from a secret bicycling society in San Francisco, California. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Why They Made The Cut</span></span></strong><span><span>:<i> </i>Although their Instagram feed isn’t updated every hour of every day, I still wanted to include them in this list simply because when I came across an instrumental version of their song “Orange County”, I stopped, listened and ENJOYED what was flowing through my earphones. From there I ended up listening to more of their songs and decided that YUP, this too cool duo deserves a nod. Plus, with a name like Midnight Mystery Club, I was intrigued. <i></i></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/midnightmysteryclub/"><strong class="button">Follow @midnightmysteryclub</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Listen to Midnight Mystery Club on <em>Stingray Music</em>: <a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-2018">Social Status</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Want to be featured next month? Tag @stingray_music on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en" target="_blank">Instagram</a> and use the hashtag #SocialStatus to get our attention! Happy ‘</strong><strong>gramming</strong><strong>! </strong></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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All rights reserved.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2018-04/Blog%20pics.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="social" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-listen-now-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Listen now - links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1128&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N1128&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-2018&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Social Status</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:20:27 +0000 Amanda 324 at http://blog.stingray.com #SocialStatus | February 2018 http://blog.stingray.com/socialstatus-february-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">#SocialStatus | February 2018</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/amanda" lang="" about="/amanda" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Amanda</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/28/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>With Instagram being one of the most acclaimed social platforms for many musicians to build their personal brand and share their amazing talent with others around the globe; it’s safe to say that today’s top social influencers on the gram could be tomorrow’s old news, while an unknown artist can quickly move up the social chain. </span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Each month on #SocialStatus, we will introduce you to artists who caught our eye on Instagram. Whether you’re searching for your musical inspiration or want to spice up your feed, these are the accounts to follow this month: </span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><strong><span><span>1. BETTA LEMME</span></span></strong></h3> <p> </p> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/SocialStatus/1.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="1.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Name</strong>: Betta Lemme </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Hometown</strong>: Montreal, QC </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 words:</strong> Charismatic. Groovy. Italian Goddess.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre:</strong> Pop/ Alternative R&amp;B with electronic beats. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Fun Fact:</strong> In 2016, Betta was featured on the popular Sofi Tukker track, ‘AWOO’ and remains close friends with the singing duo.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: “</strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Je sais que l’amour</span></span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">, <span>N’est pas facile pour</span>, <span>Les petits coeurs qui battent seuls</span>, <span>Prends soins de ton Coeur</span>, <span>Jouez pas ce jeux</span> ,<span>Tu verras” - Bambola</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/bettawerk/"><span><span><span><strong class="button">Follow @bettawerk</strong></span></span></span></a></p> <p><strong>Listen to Betta on <em>Stingray Music</em>: <a class="decoration-underline" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_SC0049&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_SC0049&amp;utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=blog-stingray-website&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-18">Canadian Indie Chart</a></strong></p> <h2>2. CAVEBOY</h2> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/SocialStatus/5.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="5.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Name:</strong> Caveboy</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 Words</strong>: Unique. Stylish. Smooth.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Hometown:</strong> Montreal, QC</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre</strong>: Alternative Dream Pop</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>Fun Fact: </span></strong><span>Caveboy performed at the 2016 Osheaga music festival and was recently announced as one of the 2018 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class winners!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric:<span> “</span></strong><span><span>Living in a concrete jungle searching for something that I don't think I'll ever find and I chisel the walls of the city that blinds me trying to find something that I may be able to relate to” – Home Is Where</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong class="button"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/caveboymusic/">Follow @caveboymusic</a></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Listen to Caveboy on <em>Stingray Music</em>: <a class="decoration-underline" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_SC0049&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_SC0049&amp;utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=blog-stingray-website&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-18">Canadian Indie Chart</a></strong></p> <h2>3. ELIJAH WILL</h2> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/SocialStatus/Untitled%20design.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="Untitled design.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Name</strong>: Elijah Will </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Hometown</strong>: Nova Scotia</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 Words:</strong> Fresh. Mellow. Personable. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre</strong>: Pop / RnB</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Fun Fact:</strong> When still in his teens, Elijah enrolled in Grammy-winner Gordie Sampson’s songwriting camp in Cape Breton. He is also the first to be signing to hip hop artist Classified’s new music label, Half Life records. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: </strong>“I just want to let you know, I’ve got you rerun like a Fresh Prince episode. Those legs must be so sore, cuz you’ve been running through my mind all day, I can’t take it no more.” – Fresh Prince</span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/elijahwillmusic/"><span><span><span><strong class="button">Follow @elijahwillmusic</strong></span></span></span></a></p> <p><strong>Listen to Elijah on <em>Stingray Music</em>: <a class="decoration-underline" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_SC0049&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_SC0049&amp;utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=blog-stingray-website&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-18">Canadian Indie Chart</a></strong></p> <h2>4. BAYLA</h2> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/SocialStatus/2.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="2.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Name</strong>: Bayla </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Hometown</strong>: Montreal, QC</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 words:</strong> Empowering. Catchy. CANADIAN TOP 40!!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre:</strong> Pop</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Fun Fact: </strong>Her debut single “Turn It Around” reached “top 30” status on the Canadian Radio Charts. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: </strong><span>“</span><span><span>I've been waiting all my life, to see what I could be. I think we're running out of time, you know we've been a slave. All my demons come and go, I want to set them free. This time I will let them know, they can't catch me.” – Turn It Around</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/baylaofficial/"><span><span><span><strong class="button">Follow @baylaofficial</strong></span></span></span></a></p> <p><strong>Listen to Bayla on <em>Stingray Music</em>:</strong> <span class="decoration-underline"><strong><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0259&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_S0259&amp;utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=blog-stingray-website&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-18">D</a></strong><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0259&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_S0259&amp;utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=blog-stingray-website&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-18"><strong>ressed to Kill</strong></a></span></p> <h2>5. OLIVER CHARLES</h2> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/SocialStatus/3.png" width="1200" height="680" alt="3.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Name: </strong>Oliver Charles</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Hometown: </strong>Montreal, QC</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>In 3 Words: </strong>Determined. Multi-Talented. Creative.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Genre: </strong>Pop/Folk</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Fun Fact: </strong><span><span><span>Taught himself how to play piano and guitar and graduated with a songwriting degree.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Standout Lyric: </strong><span>“</span><span><span>You can tell me to wait And find your own way You can run, you can hide, you can fake it Turn your head in the side to deny it But I know that look in your eyes It will bring you back where Where your love is strong Where my love is” – Follow Me</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/olivercharlesmu/"><span><span><span><strong class="button">Follow @olivercharlesmu</strong></span></span></span></a></p> <p><strong>Listen to Oliver on <em>Stingray Music</em>: <a class="decoration-underline" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_SC0058&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_SC0058&amp;utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=blog-stingray-website&amp;utm_content=social-status-03-18">Canadian Hits for Working</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Want to be featured next month? 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