Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.

Clay and Friends - OMG

Canadian soulful hip-hop troupe Clay and Friends offset themes of light and dark on their latest cut OMG from their new EP La Musica Popular De Verdun. A near death experience coupled with the tragic death of inspirational artist Mac Miller led frontman Mike Clay to consider his own mortality, bringing this complex subject into balance with an upbeat, lighthearted yet passionate musical performance.

August Landelius - All You Can Eat

Stepping onto the scene back in 2015 with debut EP Float, trip-hop artist August Landelius was met with critical acclaim and since, has been notoriously quiet up until this date. Now sharing the lucid and hauntingly beautiful All You Can Eat from his forthcoming debut album, Landelius has been tirelessly working on his sound creating that’s shaping up to be a career-defining project from this fascinating talent.

Rainbrother - The Master

Danish psych-rock five-piece Rainbrother consider themes of isolation and interpersonal connection on forthcoming album Island and whets appetites with The Master. All of the songs from the album were recorded without a click track, which in fact extends on the lyrics of this track, which address letting go.

Ivan & The Parazol - Changin’

Budapestian band Ivan & The Parazol masterfully fuse themes of 70’s glam with modern psych, and now share Changin’, the second single from the upcoming third album produced by Grammy-award winning producer Will Anspach. The track dictates the growth the band has seen, in both their sound and songwriting.

Broken Back - Young Love

Parisian singer-songwriter and producer Broken Back returns with Young Love, his first solo release since 2017, which is a boundaryless cocktail of indie-pop instrumentation and tropically inspired dancing rhythms. His carefree and effervescent message is one of letting go of your inhibitions, and having a little more fun with life.

Shlizk - Need U

LA-based singer, songwriter, DJ and producer Shlizk continues to defy being tied to a genre with Need U. A colourful, hip-hop and dance crossover, what defines her is her ability to craft sharp, energy-filled hits that ignite dancefloors across the world.