Roundup: New music from Will Wood, Geographer, DED and more; plus SummerStage Anywhere launches 2020 events
Will Wood releases genre-defying “Love Me, Normally”
Offbeat pop-rock artist Will Wood has debuted the first single from his upcoming third album, along with a talk show-inspired video. Wood’s off the wall style flourishes in this video as he tells the story of not understanding “normal” or how to conform to what’s considered the standard for a relationship. Check out the video above and keep an eye out for The Normal Album, out July 10.
SummerStage Anywhere launches 2020 online event
With COVID-19 shutting down live performances, this year’s SummerStage Anywhere will be streamed online each week- starting with a special performance on June 12. Titled “The People Speak”, this event features celebrity speakers like Staceyann Chin, Michael Ealy, Ben Harper and more. Excerpts by Malcolm X, Nina Simone, Angela Davis and more will be broadcast for this timely event. Head here at 7PM ET for the kickoff to this summer’s performances.
Geographer recruits Walk the Moon’s Kevin Ray for new single
Geographer’s new album may not be out until December, but Mike Deni has wasted no time in building the excitement with the early release of several stellar singles. The latest offering, “Love is Madness”, features Walk the Moon’s Kevin Ray on instrumentation, along with sharing the writing credit. Check out this amazing new track and don’t miss Down and Out in the Garden of Earthly Delights, out December 4!
DED re-imagine new single as powerful acoustic number
Heavy rock group DED has taken advantage of the worldwide lockdown to rework their latest single into a resonating slow jam. This new version of “A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)” shows off Joe Cotela’s melodious side and drives the message of the song home in a brand new way. Stream this acoustic version above!
Paper Jackets premiere new video for “Baby Teeth”
Pastel pop group Paper Jackets have a brand new video for their latest single. This visual accompaniment for “Baby Teeth” is bursting with bright lights and even brighter colors. Listeners will love the song and be completely mesmerized by the video. Check it out above and be on the lookout for the band’s new pop collection, coming soon!
The Villa debut hard rock supergroup
A few of metalcore’s heavyweights have come together to form the hard rocking band The Villa. The group debuted with lead single “Turning Point”, which serves as an introduction to the band and their message. Members of Woe Is Me, Issues, Nightmares and Secrets have crafted a melodic hardcore track that will certainly bring in fans of each member’s respective projects. Check out the video for “Turning Point” now!