This week’s edition of What’s Going On features the latest releases from Skypp, Mighloe, and Inhaler and fantastic new music videos from Kali Uchis and legacy band The Psychedelic Furs. There’s something here for everyone. As always, if you dig what you’re hearing, be sure to stream and follow these artists.
Kali Uchis – The name on everybody’s lips is gonna be Kali Uchis. Fresh off of winning a Grammy for Best Dance Recording with Kaytranada for their song “10%”, Kali Uchis has dropped the music video for her viral hit “telepatía.” The song has already topped Apple Music’s Top Latin Songs Chart, you’ve likely heard it all over TikTok and it’s currently riding high on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. Simply put, “telepatía” is a vibe. Fun and seductive with hints of vaporwave, you can instantly hear why the song has connected with listeners so well. The memorable music video is a love letter to Kali Uchis’ Colombian roots. On what she was going for with the music video, Kali Uchis says: “The song happened so naturally and I wanted the video to reflect that. Nothing overproduced, just the beautiful natural magic of the country I have had the honor of also calling home my entire life, Colombia. Enjoy.”
Listen to Kali Uchis’ new single “telepatía” below.
The Psychedelic Furs – If you enjoyed last year’s resurgence of The Psychedelic Furs, you’ll be glad to know they’ve dropped a new music video for “Wrong Train”, a standout track from Made of Rain. Richard Butler sounds in top form on the song all about relationships disintegrating. For the music video, the band worked with artist and filmmaker Hans Neleman, who has previously done videos for Toad The Wet Sprocket and Die Toten Hosen, among others. Discussing the “Wrong Train” video, Furs frontman Butler says: “‘Wrong Train’ continues the black and white textured, mysterious feel of the previous videos from ‘Made Of Rain’. It was a pleasure working along with Hans Neleman on this project. The creativity Hans, Peter Sebastian and their team brought shows in every frame. Much like in paintings, imagery in this video is altered to where it is seen in an entirely different way.”
Listen to The Psychedelic Furs’ new single “Wrong Train” below.
Skypp – The self-proclaimed “King of Indiana”, Skypp is here and he’s got something to say. After setting the iTunes charts on fire with last year’s The Ghetto Mr. Rogerz project, the Indianapolis rapper has just dropped his new album KING OF INDIANA. The new album is real and raw but Skypp injects a good amount of humour and levity to keep things from getting too heavy. Speaking on what listeners can expect from KING OF INDIANA, Skypp says: “KING OF INDIANA is much deeper than what appears on the surface. Deep within the clever bars and comedic skits are real-life issues that need to be addressed and resolved. The team and myself put countless energy, creativity and time into this album and I couldn’t be more proud of the outcome. Remember, the only thing stopping you from being a king/queen is your OWN validation. Equality is king!”
Listen to Skypp’s new single “Divine Rights of Kings” below.
Inhaler – Irish band Inhaler have previously been featured here before for their track “When It Breaks” but now they’re back with a new single and the announcement of their debut album. It Won’t Always Be Like This is set to be released on July 16th and “Cheer Up Baby” is out now. The band fronted by Elijah Hewson (yes, Bono’s son) knocked it out of the park with this one. A rousing pop stomper that one just can’t help but sing along with, you can practically envision Inhaler fans losing their minds to the track when the band commences on their UK & Ireland tour this fall. About “Cheer Up Baby”, drummer Ryan McMahon says: “I think it just has that classic, feel-good, anthemic, hopeful feeling that everyone seems to relate to on some level.” Hewson echoes those sentiments: “It’s just a great pop song. I think it really takes us back to our roots as a band.”
Listen to Inhaler’s new single “Cheer Up Baby” below.
Mighloe – Sometimes all it takes is hearing one song from a new artist for you to know they’ll be around for a while and that’s the case with Mighloe. The Toronto-based singer-songwriter is out now with “Don’t Call Me”, the first single from her EP Desperate Times which will be released via Public Records Inc. The evocative R&B cut is all about the power of setting boundaries. On how “Don’t Call Me” came to be, Mighloe says: “Writing ‘Don’t Call Me’ came from a place of being fed up. There are so many people that come in and out of our lives, and sometimes these people hinder our stability and sense of self. This song was my way of saying “enough!” I will no longer let these people take parts of myself. It’s me realizing that my energy is sacred and will not be disturbed. It’s the final “Fuck You” but say it politely. “Don’t Call Me.”
Listen to Mighloe’s new single “Don’t Call Me” below.