What a week it’s been! Through all the highs and lows, music is always there for us. So if you need to unwind and free your mind for a bit, check out some new releases from South Korean girl group ITZY, British indie-pop duo Seafret, and American rock band Stitched Up Heart.
ITZY, IT’z ME (JYP Entertainment)
Freshly formed girl group ITZY made up of members Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna, may have just started their career together, but their success already precedes them. Their first single “DALLA DALLA” debuted #2 on the World Digital Song Billboard chart, and every release since it has lived up to its predecessor. Back with their 3rd EP, IT’z ME, ITZY has people screaming “WANNABE” once again! IT’z ME shows the growth of the group within a year, but also reminds the MIDZY of the girls they first heard in 2019. Every song on this EP will make you want to get up and dance, even if you say “I DON’T WANNA DANCE.” So don’t hesitate to bust a move to IT’z ME.
Seafret, Most Of Us Are Strangers (Seafret)
Hailing from Bridlington, England, duo Seafret has come full circle in their career. Jack Sedman and Harry Draper’s music career began in 2014, just by making music and gaining fans in their hometown. Soon after, they moved to London, signed a major record deal and released their debut album, Tell Me It’s Real. Four years later, and it’s just them in their hometown once again. The change in scenery has changed their music, now more confident and groove-orientated without losing the intimacy that initially reeled fans in. “Magnetic” shows Seafret’s ability to create a killer pop track while remaining indie in its essence. Most Of Us Are Strangers came naturally for the pair, and the result is raw and true to themselves.
Stitched Up Heart, Darkness (Another Century)
Stitched Up Heart was looking to change their sound when they first went into the studio to create their sophomore album. The band didn’t want to lose their identity, but strived for something innovative, fresh, and different than anything that was out now. The result is eleven emotional tracks that radiate organic, powerful, and electric sounds. The album was built one song at a time, with each song released individually, until today. Now complete with the final tracks “Dirty Secrets” and “My Demons,” Darkness came from a place of struggle, pressure, and fear that the band felt before coming together to record the album. Though the album takes fans through the toughest times of their lives, the band hopes they can find the light in the darkness. Stitched Up Hearts wants fans to resonate with the music and show them they are not alone while on tour this spring. Darkness marks new territory for the band, but day-one fans and newcomers alike will fully enjoy the experience.
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