Danielle Helena, “Falling”

danielleNew York City’s Danielle Helena recently released the video for her song, “Falling” and complimented it with an affecting acoustic performance at the live Soul Sessions at Renaissance Hotel Midtown. The official video, directed and edited by Julie Gratz, is beautifully composed, and the layered final track presents a stark contrast with the spare live version – highlighting the strength of the singer and song. Both versions are below.

Our Long National Nightmare: The Playlist

mrpresidentWe don’t get too political here at OurStage HQ, but I think we can all be glad that Election 2016 is about over. To celebrate, we combed our catalog for politically inspired songs that you might enjoy. Some of these are funny, some are angry, some have a thoughtful message, and some are…unclassifiable. But they’re all worth checking out.

Click here for the playlist. Below is a tracklisting and user’s guide.

Don’t forget to vote!

 

  1. Mr. President by Jimmy B. (hip-hop)
  2. Scandal by Adam Ezra Group (roots / rock)
  3. Your President by Joe Bagale (r&b)
  4. Why by openhiphop (hip-hop)
  5. One Love America by Sam C (hip-hop)
  6. Campaign Trail by The Filthy Addiction (indie rock)
  7. America by mallory (rock)
  8. Mr. President (feat. Y-Love) by AWKWORD (hip-hop)
  9. FBI by p*dubb and the special agents (punk)
  10. The President’s Men by D’Mangelo (hip-hop)
  11. Declaration of Independence by Clash of Civilizations (alt. hip-hop)
  12. New Constitution by Benny Moore (retro/indie rock)
  13. Commander In Chief by Pills Clinton (hip-hop)
  14. Our Devolution IS Televised by HUMANWINE (indie/roots)
  15. We Vote For Peace by STOP (classic rock)

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Top Artists In October 2016

Updates02_120x120_OurStage-1Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast to hundreds of thousands of music fans around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, along with other favorites from the charts.


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URBAN FINALS:

ROOTS FINALS:

ELECTRONIC FINALS:

ROCK FINALS:

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

Chris Fields: ‘Dreams Are Forever’

chrisfieldsRapper and producer Chris Fields has released his brand new full-length, Dreams Are Forever, a 12-track tour-de-force that follows a series of singles released over the last year or so. While those singles were initially expected to be part of the final album, Fields output since he started recording near the end of 2014 has been such that Dreams Are Forever is primarily fresh material. “Crown,” which we wrote about when it dropped back in September 2015, is the familiar track, and still dominates with its confidence and snaking melodies. Fields contrasts a track like that one, which he characterizes as full of bravado, with others that allow more vulnerability, like “Visionary,” “Therapy,” and the title track. He sees this as part of the natural progression into adulthood, and as an artist, he says, “I’m just really letting people into my mind – what I think of and go through as a man.” Dreams Are Forever is a record of that progression.

No tour dates have been announced yet, but you can listen to the full album below. Follow @CdotFields.

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Heartbreak Is Contagious

krisangelis

California singer-songwriter Kris Angelis has been up on our charts with her song, “Rust,” and while we love that one, it’s a few years old now. So we were excited to hear that she’s got a new single called “Heartbreak Is Contagious” out now. And what’s more… it’s a great song. A pretty spare, acoustic arrangement, but cleverly produced, and perfectly fitting for the song. Available on Spotify and iTunes.


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Latest Late Cambrian

a56530_355704b2e55e32884d029affbd8fcaa3-300x200_thumbnailWe’ve been bringing you songs from Brooklyn electro-pop duo Late Cambrian‘s latest project, as they arrive. And so, please dig the brand-est new-est one, “Girl Bag Holder.” See “More like this” below for other recent tracks.

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