Daily Yinz – Kelsey – Middle School

Kelsey (the mononym of Pittsburgh singer/songwriter Kelsey Hillock) released her second single, "Middle School," in June. "Middle School" was born on the back of a crowded boat in the Philippines, inspired by a Shanghai-based crush that sent Kelsey reeling back to the days of notes passed in class and handholding by the water fountain. What … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Kelsey – Middle School

Song Premiere – Sheridan Woika – I Explode

Singer/songwriter Sheridan Woika releases the cathartic "I Explode" as the first single from his upcoming album, Playing House. Exemplifying Woika's penchant for confessional balladry, the song rides swells of organ as it builds from a hushed acoustic reverie into a soaring ode to combustible inner turmoil. Horns join in after a while, buoying Woika ever … Continue reading Song Premiere – Sheridan Woika – I Explode

Daily Yinz – Morgan Erina – Are You Happy

Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter Morgan Erina makes autumnal music that gives off that feeling of warm, comfy sadness. Erina's latest single, "Are You Happy," conjures some serious "For Emma" vibes, especially the interaction between acoustic and slide guitar, the former instrument delicate and precise, the latter silvery and glinting as it flows down over the fingerpicked latticework … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Morgan Erina – Are You Happy

Daily Yinz – Dejah Monea – F*ck You Very Much

Dejah Monea is a Pittsburgh singer/songwriter who recently dropped one of the more scathing breakup tracks I've heard in a while. "Fuck You Very Much" is a smooth, slow-burn rebuke of a lyin', cheatin' partner, an archetype as old as music itself. Monea is mad as hell at someone, and she's willing to go into … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Dejah Monea – F*ck You Very Much

Daily Yinz – Chandra Rhyme – Relate

Pittsburgh singer/rapper/songwriter Chandra Rhyme (fka Rhyme) is back with a breezy new single. "Relate" establishes a vibe slightly different from the hard-edged raps of 2019's Goin' Up, opting instead for an easygoing springtime sway. Chandra, her voice settled into a cushion made of pillowy synths and decorated with sprigs of Marvin Gaye wah-wah notes, urges … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Chandra Rhyme – Relate