BEST NEW MUSIC | Alex Vargas, Emotional Oranges, GRAE

Taken from his new EP EGOmaniac, Alex Vargas’ The Killing Kind …A necessary project for the Danish artist who began using his music in a more self-therapeutic way as he found himself in deep grief: ”Writing songs – Alex Vargas reveals – suddenly came from a whole different place within me. They wanted out, needed to be written and sung – and it really helped me during an incomprehensibly hard time. The songs became important to me and I felt like they had to be done…”

Emotional Oranges share their new single Sundays from their upcoming new project The Juice Vol. II out on November 8 via Avant Garden. 

The enigmatic duo say: “This record was inspired by one of our close friend’s (and collaborator) divorce. Sunday was the most liberating day of the week for him. Singer V channeled Brandy for the harmonies in the hook and we did our best to write a hopeful song about lost love.”

GRAE presents Fade To Black …“Growing up with a parent who was absolutely beautiful, talented, free-spirited, smart and so extremely loving and caring, but watching alcohol addiction take over her life. 
 
When you’re a child, you don’t know what’s happening, you don’t know why you’re not enough to fix something. You don’t understand the complexity of situations and you think things can just go away. I didn’t understand my moms addiction. When you’re that young, you have so much innocence and you can only view thing from one perspective which is your own. I remember at times I would get upset at my mom, for something I realized, later on, was far more intense then I‘d ever know, and I understand it now. 
 
This song is my real emotion, it describes real things that happened within that time and it was definitely difficult to write and record. My producer KYAN asked me one day about my childhood, and it turned into a huge therapy session, most of the things I said ended up being lyrics, that’s how we created this song together. 
 
I hope Fade To Black can help those in similar situations feel less alone. When I was a child I felt like no one understood the things I was going through, but I want anyone who is going through it, to know that I understand. 
 
I loved my mom so much, she always told me to create my life, follow my dreams. She was such a beautiful person, I can’t stress that enough. I definitely got my artistic side from her, 100% … she just suffered, she had demons she didn’t deserve. Fade To Black is the result of that time in my life, and funny enough, it’s my favourite song on the EP because it’s so real.”