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Song of the Day

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.

03/31: “better off” by Jeremy Zucker feat. Chelsea Cutler

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.

03/30: “Only When It Rains” by Frank Walker feat. Astrid S

 

03/29: “Change Your Mind” by Dillon Francis feat. lovelytheband

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.

03/27: “single on the weekend” by Marcos G

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.

03/26: “You Know” by Zed’s Dead & Oliver Heldens

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.

03/23: “Whatever She’s Got” by David Nail

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.

03/22: “Headcase” by Kailee Morgue feat. Hayley Kiyoko

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.

03/21: “Treat You Better” by RUFUS DU SOL

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.

03/20: “Praise You” by Gamper & Dadoni

A trop house remix of Fatboy Slim’s iconic song brings a nice refresh to an all-time classic.

03/19: “You Don’t Know Me” by Jax Jones feat. RAYE

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.


03/16: “Hideaway” by Grace VanderWaal

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.


03/15: “Try Me” by Plastic Toy & DJ Snake


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.

03/12: “When Am I Gonna Lose You” by Local Natives


03/11: “All My Friends Are Rich” by UPSAHL

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.

 


03/10: “S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)” by The Glorious Sons

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?


03/07: “Diddy Bop” by Jacob Banks & Louis The Child

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.


03/05: “Tired” by Alan Walker & Gavin James

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.


03/04: “Good Time” by Ocean Park Standoff

“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.


03/02: “Sucker” by The Jonas Brothers

Celebrity wives, sex appeal, and new J Bros? Hell yes! Check out the awesome new song and epic music video below.


03/01: “Find Someone” by A R I Z O N A

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 <3

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FEBRUARY 2019 PICKS

FEBRUARY 2019 ARCHIVE

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

 

02/27: “Lie To Me” by 5 Seconds of Summer feat. Julia Michaels

 

02/26: “The Fruits” by Col3trane feat. Raye

 

02/25: “Everything I Got” by Brasstracks

 

02/24: “Sunday Morning” by Matoma

 

02/23: “Alone” by Alan Walker

 

02/22: “Not Giving In” by Tom Walker

 

02/21: “Good Gas” by MadeinTYO

 

02/20: “No Right To Love You – Acoustic” by Rhys Lewis

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. 

 

02/17: “Never Go Back” by Dennis Lloyd

 

02/16: “Can’t Hold Me Down” by GRiZ

 

02/15: “Dirty Water” by Yoshi Flower

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.

 

02/13: “Fluctuate” by Catfish and the Bottlemen

The infamous live tune by Catfish has finally been put in studio form for fans to enjoy at any time, day or night.

 

02/12: “Party On Fifth Ave” by Mac Miller

 

02/11: “OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” by Yoshi Flower

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.

 

02/10: “Talk” by Khalid & Disclosure

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.

 

02/06: “Saturday Nights REMIX” by Khalid feat. Kane Brown

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.

 

02/02: “Make It Out Alive” by NAO feat. SiR

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. 

JANUARY 2019 PICKS

JANUARY 2019 ARCHIVE

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).

01/30: “EXPLOSION” by Jordan Hollywood

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.

 

01/26: “When We Were Young” by Lost Kings feat. Norma Jean Martine

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.

 

01/25: “Crashing” by ILLENIUM feat. Bahari

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.

 

01/22: “Forgive Me Friend” by Smith & Thell

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.

 

01/21: “Going Bad” by Meek Mill feat. Drake

This is more of a Drake song, it seems, than a Meek Mill song. But hey, we’re not complaining – this song bangs.

 

01/20: “Hello” by Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette

 

01/19: “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris feat. Disciples

 

01/18: “Mile High” by James Blake feat. Travis Scott

 

01/17: “Almost (Sweet Music) by Hozier

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.

 

01/16: “Hit the Road Jack” by Throttle

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:

 

 

01/14: “Move All Night” by SNBRN & Autograf feat. KOLE

 

01/13: “Firestone” by Kygo feat. Conrad Sewell

 

01/12: “Scared of Love” by Rudimental

 

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.

 

01/10: “Longshot” by Catfish and the Bottlemen

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.

 

01/09: “Instruction” by Jax Jones feat. Demi Lovato & Steflon Don

 

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.

 

01/06: “I Can’t Hold On” by GTA & Dillon Francis

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.

 

01/05: “Damage” by PARTYNEXTDOOR & Halsey

 

01/04: “Don’t Kill My High” by Lost Kings feat. Wiz Khalifa & Social House

 

01/03: “Broke” by Samm Henshaw

 

01/02: “17” by MK

 

01/01: “Megalomaniac” by Incubus

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