Check out what new releases are out today from Dutch alternative rapper Cero Ismael, Berlin-based Dream pop artist Em Glasser, and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians.
Cero Ismael – Blue Man (cero)
Growing up in the suburbs of Amsterdam, Dutch artist Cero Ismael is defining his sound and telling a very personal story with his highly anticipated debut EP Blue Man. Cero Ismael’s sound blends influences from alternative music, R&B, hip-hop, and electronic. Blue Man consists of eight tracks including his single “Darling,” which premiered earlier on Complex UK. Listen to Blue Man out now on all digital platforms.
Em Glasser – April (Majestic Casual Records)
Dream pop artist Em Glasser grew up on the beaches of Miami, eventually moving to Vienna and currently residing in Berlin. She uses her various experiences as narratives for her music, but says “My songs do tell a story, they tell the story of moments and experiences I’ve had. But my goal isn’t for my listeners to understand my story. I want them to grasp their own story, and to interpret my music and lyrics as their own.” Em Glasser releases her new EP April via Majestic Casual Records. The song “April” off her album paints the picture of an early afternoon in the month that shares its name, featuring simple acoustic guitar and hand percussion.
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians – Hunter and the Dog Star (Shuffle Records/Thirty Tigers)
You likely know Edie Brickell & New Bohemians from their hit “What I Am” off their 2x platinum 1988 debut album Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars. Over thirty years later, the band releases their fifth studio album Hunter And The Dog Star! The album is a tribute to the band’s three decades and counting of collaboration and camaraderie, and an eclectic blend of the sounds, textures and experiments that shaped each member on their musical journeys along the way. Reflecting on the album, Brickell shares, “Hunter And The Dog Star is a collection of songs reflecting the mystery of self-expression, loyalty, companionship and love in the darkest sky just before dawn.”