New Music To You: Florence + The Machine, Brothers Osborne, and Pusha T

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Florence + The Machine, Brothers Osborne, and Pusha T. What The Water Gave Me // Florence + The Machine There’s really something to be said about a song that gives you the chills while seemingly transporting you to … Continue reading New Music To You: Florence + The Machine, Brothers Osborne, and Pusha T

New Music To You: Leon Bridges, A$AP Rocky, and slowthai

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Leon Bridges, A$AP Rocky, and slowthai. Beyond // Leon Bridges Leon Bridges’ voice is phenomenal — we know this (and if you don’t, prepare to learn). There’s not much else to say, really. He deftly glides through high … Continue reading New Music To You: Leon Bridges, A$AP Rocky, and slowthai

New Music To You: PREP, The Band, and Bad Sounds

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about PREP, The Band, and Bad Sounds. Who’s Got You Singing Again // PREP As the title indicates, “Who’s Got You Singing Again” is about watching a former lover find happiness elsewhere. As a subject, that’s not-so-uplifting, but hey … Continue reading New Music To You: PREP, The Band, and Bad Sounds

New Music To You: Anderson .Paak, Sheck Wes, and Matt Corby

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Anderson .Paak, Sheck Wes, and Matt Corby. Anderson .Paak ft. Nate Dogg // What Can We Do? “It’s the rap singer, hook master,” sing .Paak and Nate Dogg in harmony, opening an emotionally dense track featuring a passed … Continue reading New Music To You: Anderson .Paak, Sheck Wes, and Matt Corby

New Music To You: The Struts, Michael Kiwanuka, and June

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about The Struts, Michael Kiwanuka, and June. Body Talks // The Struts feat. Kesha If this song has one thing, it’s swagger. Between The Struts’ 70s-inspired rock energy and Kesha’s well-established persona, your ears will be anything but bored. … Continue reading New Music To You: The Struts, Michael Kiwanuka, and June

New Music To You: Cuco, Stormzy, Cody Jinks

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Cuco, Stormzy, and Cody Jinks. Dontmakemefallinlove // Cuco While many are apparently discovering this song through some shit on TikTok, don’t let that distract you from Cuco’s depth of emotion, broadcasted with his guitar loops and driving drum-beat. … Continue reading New Music To You: Cuco, Stormzy, Cody Jinks

New Music To You: Goldlink, Tyler, the Creator, Jay Prince, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Roberta Flack

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Goldlink, Tyler, the Creator, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Roberta Flack U Say // GoldLink, Tyler, the Creator, Jay Prince I was introduced to GoldLink years ago, and though I never actively or avidly kept up with his … Continue reading New Music To You: Goldlink, Tyler, the Creator, Jay Prince, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Roberta Flack

Album Appreciation: “VALIS” by Reptaliens

This is an excerpt from our bi-monthly newsletter. For more, make sure to check us out on Substack! Released in spring of 2019, VALIS brings together elements of folk and psych rock to create a lighthearted, dreamy soundscape rife with bubbly effects and expressions of their Portland enthusiasm.  It’s a gaseous album — that is, it can take up as much space in your environment … Continue reading Album Appreciation: “VALIS” by Reptaliens

New Music To You: Coldplay, Weezer, and Jaden Smith

With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Coldplay, Weezer, and Jaden Smith. Magic // Coldplay Coldplay’s been making music for — jeez, who even knows how long? It seems like they’ve been a prominent name in music for as long as I can remember. They’ve … Continue reading New Music To You: Coldplay, Weezer, and Jaden Smith

GoldLink Celebrates DMV, Africana Music on “Diaspora”

Technically considered to be GoldLink’s debut album, Diaspora, released mid-summer 2019 may not have broken into the mainstream. But with a fresh take on the concept of a rap and hip-hop album, it has made waves within the hip-hop scene as well as greater music spheres.  Fusing themes from a wide array of sources — primarily that of African influence — Linkie was able to create … Continue reading GoldLink Celebrates DMV, Africana Music on “Diaspora”