The onslaught of releases every new music Friday can be daunting, so we’re here to deliver some tracks you may have missed last weekend.
Under The Current features some of our favorite music from the past week, featuring brand new artists alongside River Beats favorites.
Check out our favorite new tracks from the past week, and stream the entire playlist below.
Crystal Knives – When I’m Okay (ft Sarah de Warren and Eru Matsumoto)
“When I’m Okay” is a stunning collaboration that happened by fate between Crystal Knives, rising vocalist Sarah de Warren and Grammy award-winning cellist Eru Matsumoto.
“The way this song came together was pretty wild – I actually met both Sarah and Eru on the same day, about an hour apart, for two totally different reasons, and the project ended up coming together so naturally that it almost felt like fate.” – Crystal Knives
Medasin x Felly – At Fault
Felly and Medasin join forces to craft an atmospheric summertime jam. After releasing one of our favorite albums of 2018, Medasin is back with his first release of the year, and we’re excited to see what else he has in store for us.
Wish I Was – Ready To Start (ft Kara Kuper)
Here’s a feel-good story to go with an amazing track. In celebration of World Wish Day, April 29, producer Wish I Was has teamed up with 18-year-old wish kid Kara Kuper for “Ready To Start.” It was Kara’s wish to record a song, so Wish I Was secured time at Universal Music’s recording studio and enlisted the help of professional songwriters. In February 2019, Kara flew in from Chagrin Falls, Ohio to start work on the song. The completed song was chosen as the soundtrack for the new Make-A-Wish PSA as part of the 2019 World Wish Day campaign.
Party Favor – Dreams (ft KingJet)
The third single off of Party Favor’s upcoming album Layers is a welcome departure from the trap and bass sounds of his first two singles. “Dreams” is a chilled-out summer track featuring LA-based hip-hop artist KingJet.
Shadient – Divide (EP)
Shadient’s dark-experimental-techno-drum & bass-dubstep-influenced “Divide” EP just dropped on NGHTMRE & SLANDER’s Gud Vibrations label. This not one you want to miss out on.
Trilane x Loris Cimino – Still Think of You (ft David Shane)
If you’re longing for the iconic progressive house sound of the early 2010s, you’re in luck. Trilane and Loris Cimino have joined up for a festival-ready vocal track that you’re sure to be dancing to all summer long.
GLD – In Love With The Bassline
Circus Records continues to celebrate their 10 year anniversary with their most recent weekly release, a fierce bass-heavy track from Connecticut duo GLD.
Johnny Stimson – Flower
Rising singer-songwriter Johnny Stimson delivers his newest single, which chronicles that moment when you know something is so perfect and you just want to pause time and live in that moment for a while. Featuring velvety vocals, romantic lyricism and smokey instrumentation, the single is sure to tug at your heart strings.
Armin van Buuren x Lucas & Steve – Don’t Give Up On Me (ft Josh Cumbee)
Lucas & Steve are poised to make 2019 a breakout year. After releasing two amazing singles already this year, “Don’t Give Up On Me” is a massive collaboration with Armin van Buuren that showcases both artists styles.
“Armin’s music inspired us a great deal back when we were young; we’ve both got some of his music on vinyl back at home. So, naturally, we thought it was super cool to finally produce a track with him that really merges our respective sounds. We’re very proud of this song!” – Lucas & Steve
MADNAP – Slow Down (ft Pauline Herr)
MADNAP’s newest single welcomes spring through a menagerie of bright synths, a quickening yet peaceful pace, and soulful vocals.
DEVAULT – Runway
After blessing us with an incredible remix for Alessia Cara, DEVAULT is back with his first orginal of 2019. “Runway” is a dark, energetic take on 80’s new wave, and the first single from his instrumental focused upcoming JADE EP.
These are just a few of the songs in the newest update to Freshly Picked Beats. Be sure to check out the Spotify playlist in its entirety below.
Featured Image: Crystal Knives