Tuesday Tracks: Your Weekly New Music Discovery – June 25

RØYLS, ROYLS, Chloe Flower, Girl Wilde, Killstation, Alex Wnston

Clockwise from top left: RØYLS, Chloe Flower, Girl Wilde, Killstation, Delac and Alex Wnston.

Every week, there’s a plethora of new music at our fingertips.

Artists on platforms like Spotify and Bandcamp are plentiful, and the radio offers a steady deluge of new singles, but who has time to sort through all that? RIFF does!

We pooled our resources to find some of the best new singles from all genres and backgrounds, so you can find your newest earworm without all the drama. Enjoy this week’s hidden gems.


Alex Winston, “Miss U 1000000” —  Detroit native Alex Winston released her new single, “Miss U 1000000,” to explore the experience of new love, with all the uncertainty and anticipation of what comes next. The hook, “Miss you 1 million,” recalls the line, “Love you 3,000” from Avengers: Endgame. Overall, the song’s instrumentation employs catchy pop, while the vocals have a more lo-fi sound. The two come together to create a pleasant soundscape for listeners.


Delac, “Not Calm” — This song has a very calming feel to it, contrary to what the name might suggest. The heavy bass line, ethereal guitars and lo-fi percussion tie in with R&B-inspired vocals to create a vibe for the audience to get lost in. Though inconspicuous in its delivery, “Not Calm” has an immersive quality that slowly delves deeper without resorting to jarring dynamic changes or overt instrumental flair..


KILLSTATION, “EXELSIOR” — This is a song I wish I heard a couple of years ago when I was easing myself out of emo. Its amped-up riffs go perfectly with the haunting singing. The unnerving video also fits the song’s spooky electro-acoustic atmosphere, creating an Inception-like storyline that takes a few watches to fully understand.


RØYLS, “Savages” — “Savages” is RØYLS’ perfect summer anthem. These guys are set to be the boy band to follow in the footsteps of PRETTYMUCH or 5 Seconds of Summer. Their sound is very in line with current pop-rock stylings, mixed with some reggae and bright synths embellishments. It could have gotten very repetitive, but they keep the listener engaged by making sure to change up the instruments used on each verse.


Chloe Flower, “Get What U Get” — Chloe Flower started her rise when she stole the show at the 2019 Grammy Awards with a performance with Cardi B. “Get What U Get” is her first single, and it combines the best parts of classical music with hip-hop beats. This song could be used in an action film chase scene, or a more modern adaptation of Black Swan. Chloe Flower manages to captivate with her piano playing, balancing light and dark sounds for the perfect harmony. The song’s regal strings and slick production intensify alongside her dynamic performance.


Girl Wilde, “Probably Crying” — Girl Wilde is the epitome of bubblegum grunge. Its hard-hitting vocals, lyricism and palatable sonics create the perfect blend. “Probably Crying” centers on working through emotional trauma and why the artist has been deemed “overdramatic” her whole life. She opens up about a time in her life when reality didn’t match her expectations. It’s a great song to cry to, but it’s also easy to cathartically scream out the lyrics. Though deeply personal at its core, “Probably Crying” lets listeners appreciate it based on their emotional state.


Aarushi’s Pick: Chloe Flower was the clear winner this week. The video for “Get What U Get” is visually pleasing, telling a story without any words and bolstering the song’s big sound. She is an incredibly talented pianist, but her virtuosity doesn’t come at the expense of a sticky groove and catchy melodies.

Follow reporter Aarushi Nanda at Instagram.com/aarushi_nanda and at Twitter.com/aarushi_nanda.

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