It’s been a minute since we did a collection for New Music Monday, and the submissions have been piling up! Because there is so much music (a good problem to have), we’ve dubbed this article the Gold Digging edition. There were so many submissions and releases to sort through. What we share here are great picks for any music lover, pulled from the piles; a little bit of musical gold for you. Here are the team favorites at Photobombshell Media for New Music Monday Volume 3.
Hip Hop Pick
This week’s pick for New Music Monday brings us “BROKEN CYCLE” by J Flash and Stu Bangas as our Hip Hop pick. The August 2023 release remains noteworthy, with a boom-bap feel we love. Check out the song here and listen through this whole way. It’s a vibe.
If we are going for Rap all on its own, the standout this week is “Still” from Rich Banx. This track, off of his latest album, “Docile,” highlights the Brooklyn artist’s flow, lyrical creativity, and ability to pull the listener’s attention from the first bar. Listen here.
Pop is always the most challenging category to pull our top pick for, for whatever reason, and this week, Khali Rose made it easy for us. Her latest single, “STARLIGHT” shines bright with quality production, creative sampling, ethereal vocals, and a magical quality to the song that matches its title. Pick up a little STARLIGHT here.
Trinidadian artist Erphaan Alves takes the SOCA Pick this week with his single, “Anchor Down.” Everyone who hears this song will fall in love with the feel-good energy and the addictive hook, “You can’t step out my life like that.” There are no downsides to this one, so go and get yourself some sunshine with this track.
Charlie Curtis-Beard is a long-time favorite of mine. Everything he touches is magic, fun, and easy to connect with. This week, we highlight his collaboration with Stacey Ryan, a new single, ‘how u feel.” There is so much that goes right in this song, from lyrics, melody, and vocals to a sonically full and surprising composure with stunning production. Check this one out and tell us how you feel.
Our bonus mention for New Music Monday Volume 3 goes to Grammy-winning producer and artist IzyBeats and his single in collaboration with Masego and Toian. The track, “Tipsy,” is a mesmerizing island vibe that will make you feel like you’ve had a drink or two while you sing along and sway with the melody and rhythm. Listen here and check out the visuals below!