WFNM Roundup #29

Robokid has impressed us with each subsequent single and “Everything Around You” is no exception! Clever and minimal production support his cool & gritty vocal style. I really can’t wait to see what this new year brings for Robokid!

Zachariah’s third single, “Winter Doesn’t Wait”, is a beautiful track with atmospheric layers, an earnest acoustic guitar, and an effortlessly smooth vocal performance. It’s the kind of pop-conscious folk that I’m a huge fan of and I can’t wait to hear what comes next from Zachariah!

“Sucker Punch” by VanessaMichaels is smooth and biting all at once, with heartfelt melodies and clever lyricism. Anti-Valentine’s Day vibes flow through this song, embodying her self-described “2090” style.

FINLAY’s third single “lovesick.” is out now! This rising pop artist survived a grizzly shark attack in 2012 and has since been inspired by her love for the ocean.

In her words:
“When I sat down to write [lovesick.], those tirelessly aggressive emotions that seem to side-swipe me like a breaking wave in every break-up I’ve yet experienced are what seemed to effortlessly fall from my pen. It was then, in that session, that I discovered the highlights and shadows of human love, and how difficult if often is to see a loved one in gray-scale post-break up. It’s sweet yet brutal, ethereal yet painstakingly grounding all at once, and I suppose, in both the beauty and the pain, human love is still something just way too magical to let go of altogether. A friend lovingly joked with me that I should release the record on Valentine’s Day, to which I obviously rolled my eyes and shook my head in annoyance and laughter before realizing that it really is the perfect time to continue the conversation of universal experience and vulnerably share the aftermath of my own heartache with fans.”

Sam Setton’s second single of the new year, “Hurts So Much”, is packed with poetic lyricism that reflects on heartbreak (just in time for post-Valentine’s Day reflection). Killer indie-R&B vibes drive this powerful track.

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