Michael Christmas – “Say Cheese” & “Sideways”

By: Seamus Fay

For fans of Boston’s budding music scene, I think I speak for us all when I say that new music from Michael Christmas was certainly on our wish lists this year. After all, Role Model was Christmas’ most refined work to date, and with the up-trend of things, it only made sense that he would cap off a prosperous year with a generous gift(s) to all of his supporters. That said, today, Michael Christmas is back on our pages to drop off two brand new presents: “Say Cheese” featuring Elevator Jay and “Sideways”.

Announced just a few days back in the form of a festive infomercial, these singles each give us a taste of the work that Christmas has been putting in since Role Model. His sound and deliveries are only getting sharper, and taking into consideration the contrasting stylistic directions of “Say Cheese” and “Sideways”, it can also be said that Christmas is proving to be versatile as ever. Needless to say, these two songs act as the perfect transitions out of 2018 and into a clear-minded 2019, so be sure not to sleep.

Show some love to Michael Christmas by unwrapping his latest gifts under the tree at the links below!

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RAMS – “Myself” [Yuma Beats]

By: Seamus Fay

In the best of possible ways, you can never really tell where RAMS is headed next as an artist. He’s always developing and refining his creativity to a point of highly impressive versatility, and today, this takes shape in the form of an anthemic new single, “Myself”. Produced by Yuma Beats, the knocking roll of the drums and the simplistic melodies blend to an addictive extent on this one, and without a doubt, it’s one of RAMS finest displays of ability to date.

Just as reflected on the iconic artwork, “Myself” is focused on success and the adjacent monetary gains, calling upon flex-worthy lyricism from RAMS to match the mood. It is with this single that the Dorchester-bred creative proves to be headed in a fascinating direction with his music, so be sure not to sleep — RAMS is always worth clicking play for. Listen to “Myself” at the link provided below!

Mizzie Ca$h – “Ryder”

By: Seamus Fay

Wise beyond his years and packed to the brim with street-inspired gems, Mizzie Ca$h is one of Boston’s youngest stars in the making. Regardless of age, Mizzie is en route to surpass any and everyone else in his way, and his latest single, “Ryder” is proof. It’s one his finest lyrical displays that we’ve heard from the Boston native to date, and mixing a sharp pen with an even sharper mind for success, the glory of the hustler mentality is felt in full effect throughout the duration of this song. 

That said, it’s also worth mentioning the clash of Mizzie’s hardened charisma over the gentle placement of the vocal sample in the background. The instrumental is beautiful in sound, and when the rising talent starts speaking his piece on the street life over the soulful instrumentation, the gravity of his lyrics is only magnified. “Ryder” is a gem in every sense of the word, so be sure to get hip to Mizzie Ca$h and check it out at the link provided below!

theworldbirdie – “Like Michael Did w Jan” [Prod. Awful Aaron]

By: Seamus Fay

As a fan of authentic art, nothing is more rewarding to hear than an artist simply letting their heart ring forth on a song. This is the case with theworldbirdie’s latest offering, “Like Michael Did w Jan”. While the title may be humorous and the simile at hand is certainly one to smile at, this track provides just north of two minutes of undiluted emotion that you can’t help but appreciate. Theworldbirdie lets loose and finds strength in vulnerability, offering gentle cadences and true-to-self lyrics that hold the ability to resonate with a wide base of listeners.

Over a bed of gorgeous acoustic production from Awful Aaron, this song keeps it as real as can be, and personally, I can’t get enough of it. We’ve been covering theworldbirdie for quite some time now, and with each new release, he’s only continue to prove himself as a more-than-deserving subject of so many Graduation Music headlines. “Like Michael Did w Jan” is one of those songs that only comes around once in a while, so be sure to show some love and check it out at the link below!

$ean Wire – “Blue” [Prod. Tropicana Bwoy]

By: Seamus Fay

Just days after the release of his latest phenomenal single, “Sincerely“, $ean Wire is already back to take over headlines today with a brand new single entitled “Blue”. With this track, he displays an incredibly promising direction of creativity, utilizing the immense talents of Tropicana Bwoy to orchestrate things from behind the boards. Needless to say, “Blue” is concise yet entertaining in its approach, and as it goes, Wire has done it again.

Delving a bit further into this one, the mention of a color in the title of a song always contextualizes its sound before fans even click play. In the case of Wire’s latest, he matches the moody, emotional tones of blue that one might expect, attacking this identity from both lyrical and sonic standpoints that make for a noticeably well-executed single. “Blue” is sure to keep Wire’s recent win streak alive, so be sure to show some love and check it out at the link below!

Milky Day – “Pink Yellow Rain” ft. CherryPizza

By: Seamus Fay

Sent to us courtesy of @gregisonfire — one of Graduation Music’s most frequent music discovery consultants, we’re here today to shed light on an artist by the name of Milky Day and his gorgeous new single, “Pink Yellow Rain”. Embodying shades of the colors mentioned in the title, this track is beautiful in the kind of way that transports listeners while it’s playing. The vocals, doused in emotion and dreamy as can be, mix with the intricacies of a soulful pop landscape to make an undeniably addictive track, and the result is something that you simply need to hear.

Alongside CherryPizza, “Pink Yellow Rain” has something for everyone, as it paints landscapes with its sounds and draws out scenes with its lyrics. Milky Day is armed with a pen just as sharp as his vocal skills, and when pairing the contrasting tones of the vocals together, he’s able to create worlds of colors with his music. That said, “Pink Yellow Rain” is incredible, so check it out at the link provided below! 

ASH – “Motionless”

By: Seamus Fay

One of our leading assistants in music discovery here at Graduation Music goes by the tag name @gregisonfire. He’s always keeping an ear out for the talents that we’ll be talking all about tomorrow, and today, it seems he’s struck gold with the discovery of a Boston artist named ASH and her new single, “Motionless”. Paralyzing in its dreamy vocals and true-to-self lyricism, this track struck me as both inimitably authentic and incredibly well-executed, making it a must-listen for all of our readers out there.

While this is my first introduction to ASH’s music, it’s clear already that her creative vision is one purely genuine. Vocally, she reflects on this, offering experiential accounts on the theme of feeling as though you’re simply drifting along in life — “motionless”, as she deems it. Needless to say, this single speaks volumes in its 3 and a half minute duration, and ASH is certainly a talent to watch out for in the future. Get hip by listening to her latest at the link provided below!