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Brittan Smith Explores The Feelings of Coming Out With New Video For “Peach”

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Emerging pop artist Brittan Smith is introducing audiences to another chapter of the Going Rogue universe. Following the release of “Fiend,”, Brittan Smith is back with the music video for his latest single, “Peach.” The video for “Peach,” directed by Heather Ballish and Brittan Smith, is a visual representation of the different emotions felt when putting on a facade of being happy to the outside world, but feeling alone on the inside. For Brittan, the video is a reflection of his personal journey as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and the headspace he was in before coming out:

“The Peach cinematic explores a fantasy universe inside the head of a solemn, pre-out of the closet version of me. The pre-out version of me pops soma, a euphoric drug reference to Brave New World, in order to escape into this flower field with a very lively version of myself that doesn’t feel quite right. One that is euphorically happy to a level of being almost creepy.

As the video progresses we see this internal storyline begin to fragment as the fantasy world cannot remain intact as my waking life remains in disarray. This all comes to a head as different glitches appear in the video including a Rabbit headed mascot, glittering banana and a true depiction of how I feel confident: me in all black wearing looking directly into camera knowingly telling myself to take the leap. On the surface, the video is fun, playful and full of effects so there is broader appeal for those who don’t want to dive too deep into the metaphor.” – Brittan Smith

Emerging from the prairie lands of Kansas with an avant-garde, rockeresque – pop sound Brittan Smith, now a Los Angeles based musician, is crafting dramatic musical worlds bathed in neon. A vocalist from a young age, Brittan turned to his mother in the car one day while jamming out to Bon Jovi and said “I’m going to be a rockstar.” He has been on that artistic path ever since. With inspiration from artists such as Lady Gaga and Chester Bennington, Brittan Smith began to craft his sound while maintaining a message of embracing all the things that make you unique. 

Growing up in the Midwest had its challenges – Brittan being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and someone who deeply struggled with depression and anxiety faced hardships like much of the youth of his generation did. With this, Brittan chose to fuel his art and focus on expressing the different ways music can be used to connect people. His first release Tension was in 2018 and since then he has continued to cement his sound while also delivering stunning visuals. His most recent releases – Eyes On The Road” and Cyborg – have garnered over 35k streams collectively.

Brittan Smith is ready to amplify his message and filmmaking background with his forthcoming EP Going Rogue set for release later this year. He intends to introduce his audience to an entire alternate universe with interconnection between videos, song themes and future albums.Brittan Smith’s Going Rogue EP is set for release later this year with singles “Fiend” and “Peach” available to stream on all DSPs. Be sure to watch the music video for “Peach” here.

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Dark-Pop Artist Brittan Smith Shares A World For The Misfits In Latest Track “Fiend”

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Brittan Smith is the latest dark pop crave everyone has been yearning for. The emerging artist has released his latest single, Fiend,” on all DSPs today. The electro-pop track, produced by Yianni AP and Brittan Smith, is part of a collection of singles encompassing the world of his forthcoming debut EP, Going Rogue. A key goal for Brittan Smith is to spark conversation, and through the release of Fiend,” Brittan Smith finds personal solace in our polarizing world. 

‘Fiend’ is about someone not knowing a thing about you, yet judging you on the surface or for the labels they believe you carry. Alternatively, I hope as people walk away from the song they are inspired to think about those they condemn as fiends in their life and realize that they’ve felt judged without someone knowing them. Maybe we should all give each other a chance, do the uncomfortable and dig deeper.” – Brittan Smith

Emerging from the prairie lands of Kansas with an avant-garde, rockeresque – pop sound Brittan Smith, now a Los Angeles based musician, is crafting dramatic musical worlds bathed in neon. A vocalist from a young age, Brittan turned to his mother in the car one day while jamming out to Bon Jovi and said “I’m going to be a rockstar.” He has been on that artistic path ever since. With inspiration from artists such as Lady Gaga and Chester Bennington, Brittan Smith began to craft his sound while maintaining a message of embracing all the things that make you unique. 

Growing up in the Midwest had its challenges – Brittan being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and someone who deeply struggled with depression and anxiety faced hardships like much of the youth of his generation did. With this, Brittan chose to fuel his art and focus on expressing the different ways music can be used to connect people. His first release Tension was in 2018 and since then he has continued to cement his sound while also delivering stunning visuals. His most recent releases – Eyes On The Road” and Cyborg – have garnered over 25k streams collectively.

Brittan Smith is ready to amplify his message and filmmaking background with his forthcoming EP Going Rogue set for release later this year. He intends to introduce his audience to an entire alternate universe with interconnection between videos, song themes and future albums.

Head to Mundane Magazine to listen to artist and filmmaker Brittan Smith’s latest dark-pop track Fiend,” available on all streaming services today. 

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Pop-Singer CAROLINE Drops New Single

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Pop-singer CAROLINE drops new single, “We Should Break Up”, to give her fans, CAROLINE’s BFFs, an uplifting jam as they stay home and stay safe. Her single is dedicated to the moment when you know something just isn’t right, and it’s time for a change. This relaxed pop song gets you dancing and crying at the same time. Stream her single now for real lyrics and dance worthy tunes. 

Based in Los Angeles, she appreciates all styles of music and brings authenticity to her lyrics with her southern roots of North Carolina, and living through the teenage experience. Her connection not only to music, but to her fans is constant and deep. She shares her advice with her BFFs on her diary blog. 

Even during quarantine, the artist made her own music video alongside her single release. 

The young artist has gained millions of streams, and her song “Already There” is a viral TikTok sound for thousands of viewers. Through her music, CAROLINE delivers personal and passionate lyrics alongside her upbeat melodies. To pair with her music she has created a daily music video series on YouTube. She strives to bring positivity to her fans and to help them through mental health struggles, hoping her music makes their day a little brighter.

The singer also promotes a life style brand, The Caroline Collection, encouraging girls to express themselves. Her slogan is “Making You Feel Glittery” and her site features her clothing and inspired fans. Don’t miss out on this entrepreneurial singer as she makes her debut across the nation. Get to know CAROLINE as she goes live weekly on Instagram and remains in touch with her fans to wait out the crisis together. 

Follow CAROLINE: IG: @caroline_music, Tumblr : carolinesmusic

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Olivia Lunny Gives a Peek into Her Diary in New Single “Bedsheets”

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If there is anyone to keep an eye out for it is Olivia Lunny! The rising Canadian pop singer is having a defining moment and her ride is just getting started. Olivia’s musical journey began at the tender age of 12. Over the years, her music evolved with her. This latest era of her artistry is proving to be her most exciting. With upbeat electro-pop hits such as “I Got You” and “Think of Me” claiming spots on worldwide charts, Olivia Lunny is sharing her most personal song yet with her newest release of   “Bedsheets.”

Cliché : How have you been keeping busy during this time at home? 

Olivia Lunny: I’ve been doing lots of fitness live stream workouts and meditations. I also recently discovered my love for baking and cooking! I’ve been writing lots of course, too!

The cover of “Lean on Me” to raise funds for the Canadian Red Cross towards COVID19 relief efforts and initiatives was such a beautiful video! What was it like to be a part of that with so many of your fellow Canadian artists? 

It was truly an honour to be a part of a project with such incredible artists representing our amazing country. As far apart as we are right now, it’s been so beautiful to come together with others to spread the message of hope.

Has the new socially distant way of life changed your perspective about the importance of music in the world? 

It 100% has! Although the logistics of concerts and writing sessions are very different now, they’re still made possible with technology! As everyone is growing antsy at home, I think it’s an amazing thing to be able to share music and assure others that they’re not alone in what they’re going through. Emotions are universal and so is music. 

Talk about your new song “Bedsheets”

Bedsheets is actually my favourite song I’ve written to-date. It’s a very honest and vulnerable tune and essentially a diary entry of mine. Everyone who has listened thus far has said the song makes them feel a lot of emotion. That’s ultimately my goal with the music I create and share. I’m so excited to put this song out into the world!  

 

“Bedsheets” discusses the yearning for a connection but realizing that sometimes it is best to move on. Does it feel therapeutic to write about something so personal? Is it a part of your healing process?

Music has always been a positive vice for me. When I’m having trouble navigating a situation or feeling a lot of emotions, picking up the guitar and singing has always helped me better understand myself. Music is such a beautiful thing, I’m so grateful for how it’s helped me grow and become the person I am today!

You have been writing music from such a young age! How have your musical inspirations/ influences evolved as you have gotten older?

I grew up with my dad always introducing me to classic bands such as The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton etc. As I grow older I still love those bands but also love digging and discovering new bands. I’ve been a fan of “The Paper Kites” for years now, Ingrid Michelson was an early influence on my writing. It’s crazy how many artists there are in the world. How exciting we get to continue discovering new ones as the years go on!

What can we expect from you next? 

Lots of new music! I’m so excited to finally have a clear idea of my artist identity. I can’t wait to share these upcoming songs and a possible project at the end of summer! STAY TUNED xx

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Bands Interviewing Bands: K-Bust and Lindsay Katt

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Every now and again you find someone you hit it off with in the most magical way. Someone whose work, soul, and being you can find inspiration in—a kindred spirit. When I introduced Montreal electro-pop sensation K-Bust and award-winning filmmaker and solo artist (in every sense of the word) Lindsay Katt, it was clear that there was a blossoming friendship almost immediately—and it made for a compelling interview. These two powerful women interviewed one another for our Bands Interviewing Bands series, uncovering what drives them, what makes them tick, and how they’ve transformed their careers in this industry.

 

Lindsay Katt: Name one thing that you want to do more than win any major award or accolade?
K-Bust: I think that would be to jump out of a plane with a parachute. I’ve always dreamt of flying, like doing it with my own wings, like a bird. I’d like to find a way that would allow me to fly free, like some sort of a cloak for instance.

K-Bust: Besides music, what’s that one thing you can’t go a day without?
Lindsay Katt: Engaging with love, both towards myself, and towards others.

Lindsay Katt: What made you choose to pursue your creative expression through music?
K-Bust: I’ve always felt that I didn’t choose it, that it was all the way around instead. I’ve always felt really attracted to music like it was some sort of a magnet. I discovered that I loved music at the age of 4 when I wanted to have a guitar more than a toy. Throughout my life, making music became like a vital need, like breathing; I’m definitely in love with it.

K-Bust: Being such a talented musician, how did you get into filmmaking?
Lindsay Katt: I got into film because I had an idea that I cared about, and that included learning about filmmaking. I didn’t let my lack of experience keep me from engaging in a field I knew nothing about, and I wasn’t afraid to learn, be vulnerable, or work extremely hard. When I was afraid, I focused my energy on doing my best work. I now have 3 years of experience, and a degree of confidence…and what I don’t know…is still most things (at least statistically). I do know that the love of filmmaking is a part of me now and I plan to do a lot more of it in the future. For that, I am eternally grateful.

Lindsay Katt: What lights you up more than anything and causes you to lose time?
K-Bust: I would say more than anything, music and everything revolving around it. I could spend my whole day listening to my favorite artists and watching their live music videos. I just don’t see the time pass.

K-Bust: Congrats on your new film, The Avant-Gardener. I felt really touched by your work. I’m really curious: what’s the inspiration behind it?
Lindsay Katt: Thank you so much. Coming from you that really means a lot. It was initially sparked by a thought process about soundtracks for movies, and why I haven’t seen more works of film designed around music. I wanted to make a film track to a record, similar to a soundtrack to a movie. Ten short films that could be viewed individually and still make sense as music videos…but that also interlock into a short seamless narrative film. As the project matured, it really grew into this robust film, and now it feels like a living group of multiple moving parts. I have a hard time separating the music from the film, and vice versa.

Lindsay Katt: If you could name one book that defines you as a person, which would it be?
K-Bust: Love this question by the way; my favorite one is Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

K-Bust: Who’s that one artist that changed your life and inspired you to become a musician?
Lindsay Katt: David Bowie. He always felt so wholehearted in his work.

Lindsay Katt: Top 3 female artists that you feel have not received enough recognition for their work?
K-Bust:

  • Florence + The Machine
  • Banks
  • Beyoncé

K-Bust: If you had to pick one song to portray your life or personality, which one would that be?
Lindsay Katt: “Case of You” by Joni Mitchell. Or maybe “I’m lucky” by Joan Armatrading.

Lindsay Katt: Name the top 3 musicians you feel you CANNOT live without, that you are 99% sure I’ve never heard of. (Asking other humans this question is quite seriously how I find my new favorite tunes.)
K-Bust:

    • The Naked and Famous
    • Banks
    • Chvrches

K-Bust: What’s the weirdest meal/food you have ever tried and where?
Lindsay Katt: Raw horse meat, while visiting Japan.

Lindsay Katt: What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever been and why?
K-Bust: Last year during my winter vacation I decided to visit the Atacama Desert in the north of Chile. It had been on my list of places to visit for a long time. It was an amazing experience! It was like being in a different time and planet. To my own surprise, it happens to be a very cosmopolitan place as well; talking about San Pedro, an Oasis in the middle of it, as high as 4000 meters above the sea level; I could literally almost touch the sky. The red and dry landscapes made me feel like I was somehow walking on planet Mars, really hot and during the day and much chillier during the night. I’m definitely going back.


Montreal electro-pop artist K-Bust is currently working on the release of her second studio album titled Fearless, with a slew of releases to come in the next 6 months.

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As an artist, Lindsay Katt’s music has been featured on MTV’s The Real World, Teen Mom, ABC’s Castle, Alias, and SYFY’s Being Human. In addition, she’s poured her creative heart and soul into her newest project, the interpretive short, The Avant-Gardener, which is currently screening at select film festivals and has won the Grand Prize for “Experimental Short” at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, as well as winning the Grand Prize for “Experimental Short” and  Grand Prize for “Best Editing” at The International Indie Gathering. 

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Bands Interviewing Bands. Top photo: K-Bust. photo credit: François Nadeau. Bottom photo: Lindsay Katt. Photo credit: film still from The Avant-Gardener