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WFNM Roundup #12 – Grady, Dylan Emmet, Micah Manaitai, Jeffery James

Grady drops his debut single “Garden” produced by Cuco & Melvv. It’s an end-of-summer jam that moves along at a calm pace as Grady’s vocals vibe along to a killer track. It’s a feel-good song with something just a little off that keeps you on your toes. This song is short, sweet, and perfect for your final summer playlists.

Dylan Emmet is back with his new single “Too Far Gone”. This song is vibes with with authenticity as Dylan tells the story of breaking up with a girl he still loved. The song carries understand & catharsis that run parallel to Dylan’s killer vocals and smooth production. It’s a relatable situation that is sure to resonate with listeners while they’re swayed by the effortless vibe. “Too Far Gone”is a great new single from a promising artist & songwriter.

Micah Manaitai new release “Inner Voices”is a smooth R&B track that pays tribute to Marianas Homegrown, a Guam supergroup of the late 1970s. Marianas Homegrown was made up of locals and state-siders alike, the ensemble was credited with bridging cultural divides through bilingual music. Micah’s rendition injects a personal cadence to this classic song & features his incredible crooning vocals. “Inner Voices” is a beautiful history lesson with an incredible performance that brings it all together.

“Saltwater” by Jeffery James is full of energy from the moment it starts. His smooth vocals glide over wide & vibey synths, driving towards the chorus. Vocal layers create an incredible atmosphere around the chorus that create a nice climactic (almost choir-like) moment. This is an impressive single & a great introduction to Jeffery James’ music.

Nathan Irving
Nathan Irving (aka Nate Flaks) is a writer for WFNM & 1/2 of the electronic indie-pop duo Sleeping Lion.