Daily Yinz – KeyDaIntro – SummerBabyBlues (ft. Ensilence)

KeyDaIntro is a Pittsburgh singer, rapper, and producer whose debut album, Fleeting Thoughts, contains eight tracks of sumptuous, velvety R&B goodness. The music on Fleeting Thoughts creeps along like a bead of sweat dripping down a sauna-bound forehead, jazzy keyboards and snail's-pace percussion melting together into a semi-solid pool of late-June-afternoon energy. The slinky "SummerBabyBlues" … Continue reading Daily Yinz – KeyDaIntro – SummerBabyBlues (ft. Ensilence)

Daily Yinz – Dejah Monea – Pills Interlude

In late May, Pittsburgh singer/songwriter Dejah Monea released her debut album, Flowers And Dopamine, a collection of sumptuous neo-soul tracks. "Pills Interlude," a Bryson Tiller-esque meditation on beauty standards, social pressures, negative self-talk, and pharmaceutical relief, glides by in a haze of chilly synths and moth's wing hi-hats. Monea scrolls through her timeline on social … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Dejah Monea – Pills Interlude

Daily Yinz – The Dead End Streets (ft. Stevee Wellons)- The Time Has Come

The Dead End Streets are a Pittsburgh roots rock band who are joined by veteran blues singer Stevee Wellons and the Weapons of Brass Destruction ensemble for an urgent rallying cry. "The Time Has Come," a soulful, anthemic call to change, addresses the many scourges of police brutality, gun violence, sexual assault, and anti-immigrant racism. … Continue reading Daily Yinz – The Dead End Streets (ft. Stevee Wellons)- The Time Has Come

Daily Yinz – Andrew Muse – Hard

Andrew Muse is a Pittsburgh singer/songwriter whose art-pop compositions are both irreverent and heartfelt. This past Friday, Muse released Interluder, the follow-up to last summer's excellent Smoker's Row. Interluder opens with "Hard," a song that draws its strength from the empty spaces that Muse allows to stretch out between tangled scrabbles of acoustic guitar. Muse … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Andrew Muse – Hard

Daily Yinz – LoRen – Morning Mood (ft. Joziah Council)

LoRen is a Pittsburgh singer/songwriter who backs her neo-soul vocal stylings with the mellifluous guitar chillness of artists like Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. She released her A.M EP last week. When I heard LoRen describe her daily AM routine on EP opener "Morning Mood" by singing, "I drink a cup of coffee by myself/Sometimes … Continue reading Daily Yinz – LoRen – Morning Mood (ft. Joziah Council)

Daily Yinz – Sierra Sellers – Cookout (Friendship Session)

Pittsburgh neo-soul singer/songwriter Sierra Sellers recently stopped by the Bike Petals and Beanstalks Greenhouse for a Friendship Session. The highlight of the performance is an organic, jazzified take on Sellers's summer single "Cookout," augmented here by sax, keys, drums and bass. The song, an already casual brush-off of toxic people, is made even cooler by … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Sierra Sellers – Cookout (Friendship Session)

Daily Discovery-Ego Ella May-Tea & Sympathy

Ego Ella May is a South London neo-soul singer and songwriter whose album So Far is due for release this September on Tru Thoughts Records. "Tea & Sympathy" is the first single released from So Far, and it perfectly showcases May's slinky, spacey sound. The track, produced by fellow Londoners Wu-Lu and Budgie, opens with … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Ego Ella May-Tea & Sympathy

Clara Kent is Pittsburgh’s Multidimensional Artistic Individual

Image provided by artist ### You get the impression that Clara Kent spends a lot of time in the studio. The Pittsburgh-based singer, songwriter, and visual artist came straight from a recording session to meet me at Bantha Tea Bar in Garfield on July 4th, and headed right back 45 minutes later. It was no … Continue reading Clara Kent is Pittsburgh’s Multidimensional Artistic Individual

Daily Discovery-Jacquea Mae-Seeing Your Face Again

"Oooh helloooo, I didn't expect to see you! I mean, I thought I blocked you!" "How you doing..wait, what? You out here blocking guys? What gives? Why would you do something like that?" Thus goes the intro to "Seeing Your Face Again," a track from Life On Hold (1Hood Media), the new EP from Pittsburgh-area … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Jacquea Mae-Seeing Your Face Again