Scroll below to view the music video for each song of the day for this month, and press play on the SoundGood player above to listen via the “Project 365” playlist on your favorite streaming service.
Jax Jones and Martin Solveig are teaming up to create the next great EDM duo – Europa. Not much is known at this stage, but this is only the first single of more to come. Madison Beer’s vocals over classic synths that sound like a flashback to the early 2000s, and this song exudes a tasteful new take on a nostalgic style of EDM.
SONG OF THE DAY ARCHIVE
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One of Jeremy Zucker’s most popular songs is a perfect tune for a quiet afternoon. Find this and more on our Wake Up Slow playlist.
In a hundred years, I wouldn’t have guessed that Dillon Francis would pair up with Mitchy Collins from lovelytheband – but the collaboration is surprisingly awesome. This song is an earworm that’ll keeep you humming along all day.
03/28: “Miracle” by Caravan Palace
The Parisian band that brought the world the viral song “Lone Digger” is back with their first major jam in three years. As a friend put it, this song is “like listening to a circus in your ears.” With a funky guitar riff and driving rhythm, you’re going to be wondering what you just heard, and come back for seconds.
Marcos G spins off an Omar Apollo beat for his first million-stream song, “single on the weekend.” His voice has shades of an early Miguel, and we’re looking forward to hearing what comes next from the young R&B crooner.
Brought back to everyone’s collective attention via a video reminder to not be an idiot, this is an EDM jam that came before its time and goes relatively underappreciated.
03/25: “Baby” by Logic
Interpolating off of Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend,” Logic comes back in 2019 with an entire experimental soundtrack that goes along with his brand new novel, Supermarket. The soundtrack is much more pop and alternative leaning than Logic’s familiar rapping style.
03/24: “Lucy” by Still Woozy & ODIE
Still Woozy had a breakout 2018 that began with this alternative indie hit featuring ODIE. Find “Lucy” and more alt-indie on our “Wavy” playlist.
This song made David Nail one of the hottest country singers in the mid 2010’s, and is an easy-listen even if you’re not particularly a fan of country.
One of my favorite new songs from the past week, Kailee Morgue breaks out of the dark corners of her bedroom and into mainstream with her new single. The empowering queer pop power anthem features a sample of The Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?” and speaks to her struggles with bipolar disorder.
One of my favorite songs of 2018, Rufus Du Sol’s “Treat You Better” is pleasantly chill while still having a driving beat that keeps things uptempo. Rufus Du Sol know how to create anthems, and this may be one of their best yet.
A trop house remix of Fatboy Slim’s iconic song brings a nice refresh to an all-time classic.
Jax Jones comes to Brooklyn on April 20th for a live set that will feature all of his new songs from his debut Snacks EP, along with plenty of new material mixed in with today’s biggests hits.
03/18: “Meant To Be” by SG Lewis
One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite emerging artists, “Meant To Be” was one of SG’s earliest singles, co-written with Chad Hugo, one half of one of Sam’s biggest musical influences, The Neptunes.
03/17: “No New Friends” by LSD
The newest hit from LSD comes a four weeks ahead of LSD’s eponymous debut album, just in time for Spring.
My pick for song of the week comes from Grace VanderWaal’s whimsical single off of the new Paramount Pictures movie “Wonder Park,” out in theatres now. Check out the ukelele-filled song and the movie trailer below.
03/14: “Dissolve” by Absofacto
One of the cooler videos of 2017 has resurfaced back into the public eye after receiving new life from the viral app Tik Tok. Check out the trippy and well-choreographed music video:
03/13: “Sanity” by Chet Faker
Of of my favorite songs of 2019 so far comes from Down Under, where Nick Murphy aka Chet Faker’s “Sanity” was born. The Aussie’s album Run Fast Sleep Naked comes out April 26th of this year.
An artist to watch, Arizona’s UPSAHL has a new EP out. The standout single on the EP, “All My Friends Are Rich” is one a lot of us can relate to – when you don’t have the funds and your friends do, it’s really easy to look inside to reflect on priorities.
The Glorious Sons’ 2017 single is finally having its day in the sun, hitting number one on the active rock charts for the first time this January, and continues to feel fresh despite its relative age.
03/09: “Flavor” by Maren Morris
The hands-down best and most transformative country singer in the game finally has her sophomore album, GIRL, out for the world to hear. Released on International Women’s Day, it’s a brilliant move that further underscores Morris’ spot at the top of the game.
03/08: “Lo/Hi” by The Black Keys
The Black Keys are back, headed on tour, and headlining the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. What more could rock fans ask for?
The most underrated song from the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack comes from a collab from Jacob Banks and future bass duo Louis The Child. Check out this soulful bop ASAP:
03/06: “Mess” by Noah Kahan
PUPPIES – I REPEAT – PUPPIES. Noah Kahan continues his upward rise while on tour with James Bay across the US – his debut album is due out this spring.
Alan Walker always makes incredible music videos, and the video for “Tired” is no exception. The video takes place in a distopian world in contrast to the typical utopian or futuristic worlds that Walker has helped imagine.
“Good Time” is a feel-good song that brings back the best vibes of the early 2010’s bands like Hot Chelle Rae, but with modern production courtesy of producer Pete Nappi and DJ/singer Samantha Ronson, the sister of super-producer Mark Ronson.
03/03: “Bad Vibes” by K.Flay
K.Flay’s first single in over a year is a great and catchy tune about not-great-shitty-people.
Celebrity wives, sex appeal, and new J Bros? Hell yes! Check out the awesome new song and epic music video below.
the Jonas brothers are BACK and they’ve had SEX— niki ang (@nicolaang) March 2, 2019
My pick for song of the week comes from A R I Z O N A ‘s newest single about breaking up with someone who is looking for love that you can’t provide. Something that can provide that kind of love: PUPPIES, CATS, GOATS, AND CHICKS ❤
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February may be a short month, but this year it brought us a lot of incredible new music and even dug up some old favorites that found themselves playing in the right place at the right time. Check out my song-of-the-day picks from February:
02/28: “99” by Barns Courtney
02/24: “Sunday Morning” by Matoma
02/23: “Alone” by Alan Walker
02/21: “Good Gas” by MadeinTYO
The latest addition to Early Bird Music’s popular Wake Up Slow playlist, this song is a soothing acoustic tune that reminds of a cold day, similar to the one we’re experiencing in New York. Rhys’ style in this track can best be described as a delicate, honest elegance as he writes with heartfelt, moving lyrics. He’s also able to turn it up and turn on the grit in his tracks, with a rock-ier vibe full of jazzy soul. Check out more from Rhys here. For those who are lucky enough, Rhys Lewis performs tonight at Brooklyn Steel, opening for Norwegian pop star Sigrid. Early Bird will be there highlighting with a gallery available on Thursday.
02/19: “Motiv8” by J. Cole
One of the best songs off of Cole’s KOD album, this pick comes off of an NBA All-Star Weekend that saw J. Cole perform before Sunday Night’s All-Star game in Charlotte.
02/18: “Preach” by John Legend
One of the most exciting new songs of the week comes from John Legend in “Preach.” One of the more young and modern songs in Legend’s recent history, the darkly-produced and anthemic “Preach” may be the start of a different musical era for the soul songwriter.
02/16: “Can’t Hold Me Down” by GRiZ
I’ve been on a Yoshi Flower and alternative R&B kick of late. His new song “Dirty Water” combines a light melody over a nice kick, with a memorable chorus.
02/14: : “Carried Away” by H.E.R.
I’ve been calling this absolute-jam-of-a-song the most slept-on single of 2018. “Carried Away” takes all of H.E.R.’s best qualities and combines her own instrumental play to create an iconic hit. Check out her live studio performance of it for COLORS below, and our gallery from the concert here.
The infamous live tune by Catfish has finally been put in studio form for fans to enjoy at any time, day or night.
Yoshi Flower’s American Raver mixtape goes through his experience in modern day America, from its temptations, to its political dissidence, and moral decay. “OTUSA” captures his genre-defying sound perfectly over a smooth-as-silk track with production that sounds inspired by his roommate, electro-pop songstress Elohim.
It’s been a minute since Disclosure produced something in the pop world, and “Talk” is a great reminder of their pop chops. Between Khalid’s smooth vocals and the retro-vibey production Disclosure laid down, this song is the definition of modern easy-listening.
02/09: “I Want It All” by COIN
“I Want It All” has quickly become COIN’s most popular new track among their releases in the last year. The lighthearted sonic nature of this song makes it an instant feel-good-jam that you’ll be throwing on all of your Happy Playlists… It’s already on ours.
02/08: “Do Not Disturb” by Mahalia
This is the first song I heard today that I got genuinely excited about. Mahalia’s single about being left alone without distraction from a flame is totally relatable and a groove & a half. We first discovered Mahalia after she released her single “No Reply” in early 2018.
02/07: “Running” by Marco
“Running” is a song that’s off to the races since its release during the week of Thanksgiving. It’s been slowly garnering more support on Spotify with playlisting, likely in large part because Marco sounds similar to a chilled-out Justin Bieber.
The second I heard this song remade with Kane Brown, it all made sense. The song’s acoustics are very reminiscent of modern country, and Khalid teamed up with one of the most relevant crossover country acts in Kane Brown for a duet that simply makes sense.
02/05: “Parallel” by j ember
Toronto-based alternative artist j ember is breaking sonic barriers with his music, creating an entirely new sound that combines incredible lyric writing with soulful melodies and authentic emotion, underpinned by basslines that bump.
02/04: “Like Sugar” by Chaka Khan
There’s no doubt that Chaka Khan, the queen of funk, has still got it. The music video’s as groovy and progressive as the song is, too.
02/03: “goosebumps” by Travis Scott
The Super Bowl Halftime needed more of Scott, and we wish this made the ticket.
NAO’s soulful voice combines with SiR for an R&B hit.
02/01: “Apologize” by Grandson
Grandson just dropped the best rock song of 2019 so far. Check out “Apologize” and headbang along.
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01/31: “Ready To Let Go” by Cage The Elephant
If “Ready To Let Go” is an indication, Cage The Elephant is going to mold all of their previous sounds into a new-but-familiar combination with their fifth album, Social Cues, which they announced will drop on April 19th. The new single falls somewhere between songs like “Cold Cold Cold,” (Tell Me I’m Pretty) “Shake Me Down,” (Thank You Happy Birthday) and “Spiderhead” (Melophobia).
Even though you might not know his name yet, Jordan Hollywood isn’t brand new to the rap scene. He’s spent time in the industry ghostwriting for different artists and producers from French Montana, Jason Derulo, Lil Baby, Tory Lanez, SkippOnDaBeat and Hitmaka. Signed to the renowned Quality Control Music label (Migos, Stefflon Don, City Girls, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty) Hollywood released his debut album FINALLY in November and continues to ride the wave of success that’s resulted. Today, he was announced as tour support for Lil Baby and will be opening for him on April 8 at Terminal 5 in NYC. Check out “EXPLOSION,” one of our favorite songs off of the album.
01/29: “Cigarettes” by Chloe Lilac
An underrated track of Lilac’s latest three-track project, “Heartbreak City Sessions,” Cigarettes is classic bedroom pop fit for a coffee house or a rainy day.
01/28: “SAVIOR” by Elley Duhe
If you weren’t living under a rock in 2018, you heard Elley Duhe on some of the year’s biggest dance-pop hits with the likes of Zedd (“Happy Now”) and Gryffin (“Tie Me Down”). The Alabama-born singer has a uniquely recognizable voice that turns heads, and her EP “DRAGON MENTALITY” puts it on display. “SAVIOR” is one of Duhe’s best songs, and yet it seems no one knows about it. As one of Early Bird’s most-slept-on songs of 2018, this song deserves your attention immediately. Duhe performs tonight in Brooklyn at Baby’s All Right – tickets are still available.
01/27: “Faded” by Alan Walker
Alan Walker’s international smash hit “Faded” is approaching 1 BILLION streams on Spotify, a monumental feat for the Norwegian EDM producer. The song’s music video (which has 2.2B views on YouTube on its own) is excellent and the song is a shining example of his distinctive production style that can turn any ballad into a dance banger.
The Lost Kings knew they had an anthem the second this song was ready. “When We Were Young” is a song you want to scream at the top of your lungs with all of your friends at a concert, just like their show last night at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Illenium continues to flex his musical muscles with his new single, “Crashing,” his first song of 2019. The new single is far less dub-steppy and much more in line with a traditional pop song, making for a pleasantly upbeat and catchy tune that you’ll be playing on repeat over the weekend and beyond.
01/24: “La Di Da” by Lennon Stella
Lenno Stella, of ABC Nashville fame, released her EP, Love, me the week before Thanksgiving and support for it’s lead single, the song has been building since. The song is now over 14 million streams on Spotify alone, and her profile is skyrocketing as a result. The singer also released an acoustic version of the song today and has an upcoming concert at Irving Plaza on
01/23: “Handmade Ego” by TENDER
Feeling a little indie today, I went for indie alt group TENDER, and their latest EP Fear of Falling Asleep. The first track, “Handmade Ego” is a catchy indie tune with heavy synths and a sweeping soundscape, without losing its organic qualities like a noticeable kick & snare, and clean bass rhythm.
The Swedish duo’s song “Forgive Me Friend” reckons back to when The Lumineers and Mumford and Sons were having their moment in the sun. Maybe Smith & Thell can bring folk music back into the popular mainstream.
This is more of a Drake song, it seems, than a Meek Mill song. But hey, we’re not complaining – this song bangs.
Hozier is back in 2019 with his first single and a newly announced album dropping March 1st. If Nina Cried Power and “Almost” are any indication, the new album is going to be less rock-y and more melodic, but none of that is a bad thing.
One of the more masterfully re-done dance covers of all-time, Aussie DJ Throttle remixed Ray Charles’ “Hit The Road Jack” into a house-heavy club banger.
01/15: “No Chance” by Jarami
Producer/DJ duo Jarami continue to put out tracks that make listeners want to dance. This song is understated through its verses and drops into a perfectly vibey, groovy beat that keeps the song driving through. Jacob Olofsson, one half of the Jarami duo, was recently nominated for two Grammys, having co-written “Electricity” by Silk City feat. Dua Lipa (nom. Best Dance Recording), and for co-writing on Camila Cabello’s debut album (nom. Best Pop Vocal Album).
Listen to their December EP, Sketches II, below:
01/11: “Trampoline” by SHAED
The song that’s blown up since being featured in a sync for the new Macbook Air computer is crazy catchy, with a chorus that’s sticky and a whistling component that’ll have you whistling along without even realizing it.
My absolute favorite rock band, Catfish and the Bottlemen, released a new single on Tuesday, “Longshot.” The Welsh rock outfit are poised to release a new album in 2019. “Longshot” was released in conjunction with a 2019 US Tour run.
01/08: “Batshit” by Sofi Tukker
01/07: “Take It” by Dom Dolla
My favorite house track from 2018 belongs to Australia’s Dom Dolla. The song hits hard and stays interesting from start to finish without falling prey to the repetition bird.
Highlighted earlier in 2018 in my “TGINMF” weekly post, this song from Dillon Francis and GTA is a dance hit you won’t be able to get out of your head.
01/03: “Broke” by Samm Henshaw
01/02: “17” by MK
01/01: “Megalomaniac” by Incubus