In this week’s jam-packed edition of What’s Going On, we’ve got the latest new drops from Kali Uchis, Nonso Amadi, Banx & Ranx, Sam Tinnesz, and Ashley Kutcher. As always, if you dig what you hear, be sure to stream and follow the artists.
Kali Uchis – Kali Uchis is back with her new single “I Wish You Roses”, her first release of 2023. Despite its sweet title, the track unpacks a more complicated sentiment. Always one to deliver a fully realized creative vision, Uchis’ vibey song is accompanied by a very floral and sensual music video directed by Cho Gi-Seok. Explaining what “I Wish You Roses” is all about, Kali Uchis says: “This song is about being able to release people with love. It could be a friend, a lover, or someone else, but the point is to celebrate releasing people from your life without being resentful or bitter.”
Photo credit: Cho Gi-Seok
Listen to Kali Uchis’ new single “I Wish You Roses” below.
Nonso Amadi – Canada-based Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer Nonso Amadi is out now with his new single “Ease Up.” Produced by Nonso along with Harper Gordon and TJ Whitelaw, “Ease Up” has a very strong message. A love letter to Nigeria, the song tackles social issues and shines a light on political struggles facing the country while also showing love to Nonso’s country of origin. Fresh off of being included as one of Vevo DSCVR Artists to Watch and his recent collaboration with Savannah Ré, “Ease Up” is sure to keep Nonso Amadi’s momentum going.
Watch Nonso Amadi’s performance of “Ease Up” for Vevo DSCVR Artists to Watch 2023 below.
Banx & Ranx – Montreal production-songwriting duo Banx & Ranx just dropped a new remix of their hit “Headphones” feat. Rêve. The original was a Gold certified Top 10 radio hit and this new DLMT Remix is sure to go off in the clubs. 2023 has gotten off to a great start for Banx & Ranx with the release of this new remix, their single “Flowers Need Rain” with Preston Pablo going Platinum and the pair also nabbing their first GRAMMY Award nomination for their work on Sean Paul’s Scorcha which is up for Best Reggae Album.
Listen to Banx & Ranx’s “Headphones (DLMT Remix)” ft. Rêve below.
Sam Tinnesz – Nashville hitmaker Sam Tinnesz has teamed up with Nick Wheeler of the All-American Rejects for “Spaced Out”, the latest taste of what’s to come from Tinnesz’ fourth studio album There Goes The Neighborhood. Tinnesz is no stranger to collaborations as he previously had a gold-selling single “Golden Hour” with Kygo. “Spaced Out” is a full-on pop-punk anthem that laments on-and-off again relationships. Speaking on how “Spaced Out” came to be, Sam Tinnesz says: “When I was writing the chorus to this song, I thought it would be so fun to mention one of my favorite bands in the lyrics, the All-American Rejects! Never in a million years did I think, a year later, I would be able to get one of the members of the Rejects to actually be on the record with me.”
Listen to Sam Tinnesz’ new single “Spaced Out” featuring Nick Wheeler below.
Ashley Kutcher – Rising pop singer Ashley Kutcher has just released “Everyone and No One”, which is sure to be one of the most poignant songs of the year. The Baltimore-born singer-songwriter’s moving and gripping ballad captures the range of emotions one goes through when trying to figure out where they stand in a relationship. The stripped-down arrangement really allows Kutcher’s lyrics and vocals to shine. If you liked what you heard, Ashley Kutcher is kicking off her Survive My Own Mind Tour on January 25th in Los Angeles with dates that follow across North America.
Listen to Ashley Kutcher’s new single “Everyone and No One” below.