It's a new year, and normally there aren't many releases, so let's take this opportunity to check out some great tunes from late last year. Here are some highlights, with a few words from the artists themselves:
Sweet Taboo - Used to It
When I'm good, you'll like it
But when I'm bad, you'll love it
We begin this year's journey in Los Angeles, CA, with tune that oozes attitude:
"The inspiration came from guys trying to change us in relationships. It’s about being comfortable in our own skin and guys getting use to who we’re are."
Moving to Hilo, Hawaii, this trip-hoppy release takes us there with its nice beat:
"I am from Hawaii and went back home recently to visit and escape the madness my life was in. I was really inspired from my hometown Hilo and wanted to create a project that my Hawaiians could enjoy with me.
Every record reflects a moment of my life or a place on the big island that stood out to me while growing up."
A donde vaya quiero tenerte ahí Entre montañas o un litoral que construí Y caerá la noche con su manto celestial Para envolvernos una vez más
From Colombia, this ballad represents what music really is, having the inspiration to express ourselves:
"I wrote it almost 3 years ago. I had a girlfriend that liked to celebrate every month we were together but I wasn't into it. One day she told me that my attitude was negligent so I decided to write her a song and give it to her as a 6 month present. This song was the outcome, and it represents the idea of how time can change everything."
From the streaming capital of the world, Mexico City, this pop song reminds us to never forget our roots in order to move through life:
"We find inspiration in our solid relationship as brother and sister. Our commitment is to plant into heart’s people the seed of self-love. We believe in the importance of strengthening our spirit day by day, so the most pure and positive feelings like kindness and love, wins over the “dark side” that sometimes auto sabotages ourselves as human beings."