Leap of faith: “Jump With You” is by up-and-coming teen producers Kai Stevens & Catchphrase with vocalist Kate Klein

KAI STEVENS & CATCHPHRASE and KATE KLEIN, “Jump With You”

NYC-based producer/remixer and multi-instrumentalist Kai Stevens follows up his electronic ballad from this past summer, “Hero”, with “Jump With You”.  The song should also appeal to fans of Illenium, Galantis and Adventure Club in terms of melody and emotional qualities, rather than bigness of production.  It’s promising work in collaboration with two other newcomers, 19 year old Buffalo NY producer Catchphrase and the touching voice of Kate Klein.  The song’s story about taking an unexpected leap of faith when you fall for someone will resonate easily with fans of any progressive electronic dance music including the ‘sadboi’ sub-genre.

When things fall apart, rising Buffalo NY singer/songwriter @Hvnnibvl wants you to know “Who’s Gotcha”

HVNNIBVL, “Who’s Gotcha”

“Who’s Gotcha” is a likeable new release from Buffalo native Hvnnibvl, who has substituted ‘v’s for ‘a’s in his name, as he’s John Jacob Hannibal V in his clan.  He’s had some success with recent releases with producers It’s Different and KDrew, as well as opening for shows by Lil Uzi Vert and blackbear among others.  “Who’s Gotcha” is a slice-of-life tune that reassures you that there may just be someone you can lean on when a relationship comes to an end.  Hvnnibvl’s voice reminds me at times of Bryce Vine, and I think it might be showcased better in a less produced setting, which sometimes overwhelms this particular release with vocal effects.  But it’s a great song with a convincing performance, which are all the more reasons why we should get to know the music of Hvnnibvl more.

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