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New Song of the Week: 8/7/22

 

 

I’ve been rocking to Papa Roach since “Last Resort” became every wannabe angsty teens anthem in 2000. Kind of depressing that was 22 years ago, but whatever.  And what I love is that they continuously put out new music that is fresh but still has their unmistakable sound.

Their latest single “No Apologies” is such an important song right now, espeically with so many suffering from mental health issues. I hope everyone has someone in their lives that they don’t need to apologize to. Things happen. People go through stuff. Being a human is hard. I like that this song touches on that, and hopefully helps someone in the end.

After almost 30 years, Papa Roach is still getting it done. Also, their new album “Ego Trip” is out now.

New Song of the Week: 7-22-21

Ok, so maybe it’s not brand new… but when it hit, I was on vacation, and it’s still new enough to Rock radio that I wanted to give it a mention.

I’m a longtime Three Days Grace fan. They’ve consistently put out great, radio-friendly rock songs over the past couple of decades (which makes me feel old AF) and their new song “Lifetime” is another surefire #1.  It’s got a great sound, hell of a message, and triggers emotion.  And the video has me wishing I wore waterproof mascara today.

The overall message is one I can’t stress enough.

Appreciate all you have. It could be gone in a heartbeat.

I’m gonna go cry some more now.

 

 

New Song of the Week: 4/23/22

 

A lot of new music came out this week, and this new song from Pop Evil is the one that is sticking with me. It’s hard hitting, motivational rock at it’s best.  I’m a sucker for escalating riffs (is that even a thing? Or did I make that up?) and a strong message, which I think a lot of people can releate to on this one.

I’m calling another Mainstream #1 with this!

No mention of a new album just yet, but hopefully we’ll hear something soon.

New Song of the Week: 1/28/22

The newest radio single by Mammoth WVH (Fronted by the son of the late, great Eddie Van Halen’s song Wolfgang) is one of my favorite new releases on Rock radio right now.  I was really hoping this would be his latest single, and that wish was granted.

“Epiphany” has all the stuff I like- great bass line and guitar riff, passionate vocals, and a power chorus.  I’m betting this will be #1 on the Active Rock charts by the Spring. Calling it now.

 

Thank you, Eddie Van Halen, for the music and for passing that talent onto your son!

 

New Song of the Week: 12-17-21

Avril Lavigne is back to her Punk-Pop roots! (Good.)

She originally released “Bite Me” last month, and I honestly wasn’t feeling it.  Although I was happy to hear that she was going back to the Pop/Punk sound that made her famous, I felt like this song was a bit too juvenile for her. I mean, she’s my age (late 30’s) and the song and feel was more suited to someone in their late teens or early twenties.  Then she dropped the acoustic version today, and I’m liking it a lot better than the original version.

 

Avril sounds great, and looks amazing as well.  I know she had a rough bout with Lyme disease, as well as a failed marriage to Nickleback frontman Chad Kroeger.  I’m glad to see that she’s back to fighting form!  After hearing this, I’m definitely looking forward to her upcoming album.  She says it’s going to be “100% Rock and Roll”, so we’ll see what she’s got for us in 2022!

 

New Song of the Week: 11-20-21

I’ve been a fan of Bad Wolves since they dropped their first big single- the cover of The Cranberries “Zombie” in 2017.  I mean, who doesn’t love a rock supergroup?

When Tommy Vext exited the band, a lot of people wondered if they could recreate the magic with new lead singer DL Laskiewicz, and after their new album “Dear Monsters” dropped a few weeks ago, I’m thinking they totally can.

 

Their new single “Lifeline” is definitely one of my favorite new Modern Rock songs this year so far:

I’m loving the new vocals, the energy, and the relatable message that I know a lot of people- especially these past couple of years- can relate to. Also, it’s got a radio-friendly vibe, and being a radio girl, I always appreciate that!  I feel like this song could almost be a crossover hit. And if that does happen, people will complain that they’re sell-outs.  Haters gonna hate.

Download it here!