Amber Ryann Releases Underwater Music Video for New Single “For Real”

California chillwave/R&B artist Amber Ryann‘s new record Voice Memos will arrive on August 4th, but today you can hear the first single “For Real” featuring rapper Airospace. The wavy, atmospheric pop track swims in a subterranean vibe, beginning with a delicate guitar lick that is soon washed out by Ryann’s lyrics that tackle some heavy emotions.

The track is about opening up and feeling weighed down by the stigma that comes with talking about the issues you constantly suppress,” says Ryann. “Feeling no sense of comfort in the people that you don’t think can understand your struggle and only finding solace in the people that find themselves in the same type of distress. This video depicts a world between “peace of mind” in my own thoughts and preconceptions and instills a feeling of urgency to relieve those thoughts and gasp for air.

Although her music has a Lorde meets Halsey quality, Ryann first recognized her passion for music after seeing the My Chemical Romance video for “Helena” and watching Gerard Way’s emotionally intensive delivery. She consumed a healthy dose of rock and hardcore in the years to follow, but when her father, a rap/R&B producer, encouraged her to branch out, that’s when she really began to grow as a multi-instrumentalist. The new record is Ryann’s effort to find where she stands in a world with social and racial turmoil, and how her empathy plays a role.

Pre-order Voice Memos now on Bandcamp.

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Relic Hearts Share “Halfway to Paradise” Music Video

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PA alt-rock quartet Relic Hearts has released a new music video for their single “Halfway to Paradise” on their PLAY Warped Tour page. The track comes from their debut album Volatile, which will be released on July 11th and was produced by Jesse Lawson (ex-Sleeping With Sirens songwriter/guitarist) and Stetson Whitworth (Chelsea Grin, Get Scared). The band rose to online prominence over the years with YouTube covers of Lorde, Taylor Swift, and their version of Nico and Vinz’ “Am I Wrong” that earned them the spot as iHeart Radio’s #mostrequestedlive Web Celeb of the Week.

‘Halfway To Paradise’ is the best precursor song to describe us as a band, where we are in our hearts, and where we’re coming from with this new record,” says vocalist Jonnie Baker. “It feels good to get new music out there, and enter the Ernie Ball PLAY contest to see if we can earn our spot back on the Vans Warped Tour, even if just for a day. ‘Volatile’ was an extremely emotionally exhausting record for us to write, and at the same time, we pulled so much out of ourselves by doing this record, that it seems silly almost to think we would ever want to go back and do anything different. This is the first step of many, and damn does it feel good to start running again.

Relic Hearts has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to aid in the release of the upcoming album. Last August, the group’s van and gear was totaled by an uninsured driver who fell asleep at the wheel, leaving them with no ability to tour. In addition to offering contributors an early download of the record, there are a plethora great exclusives available.

We expect that the cost of our next van alone could be upwards of $20,000+ dollar, plus travel to retrieve it, taxes, and title transfer fees, fuel, etc — but the van is only one part of getting us out on the road,” says Baker. “Typically, you incur all kinds of expenses and costs along the way to promote and market your record.

Pre-order Volatile and contribute to the IndieGoGo here.

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