On Our Radar: James Maslow, Digital Farm Animals, and more


Now that we’re into February, we’re featuring songs that are the soundtrack for Super Bowl commercials, songs that speak to the current global political unrest, and songs that are premiering ahead of their artists’ spring tours. Check out what’s #OnOurRadar this week from the U.S. and the U.K.


Taylor Jahn – ‘All We Need’

United States

Retro-Inspired track ‘All We Need’ is currently a free download from Taylor Jahn to celebrate the release of his latest EP ‘Hide Away’ (January 27).

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Robin Schulz & David Guetta ft. Cheat Codes – ‘Shed a Light’

United States

The new music video for Robin Schulz and David Guetta’s hit ‘Shed a Light’ was directed by Mario Clement.

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Two Friends ft. MAX – ‘Pacific Coast Highway’

United States

Currently on a U.S. tour with Matoma, Two Friends’ latest track ‘Pacific Coast Highway’ features MAX (Flux Pavilion, 3LAU, and Sweater Beats) on vocals. Their EP is due out later this month.

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James Maslow – ‘Cry’

United States

Former Big Time Rush member James Maslow has released the first single ‘Cry’ off his debut solo album ‘How I Like It’, due out March 3. He also embarks on a U.K. headline tour next month.

Follow James on Twitter and Facebook.


Bright Light Bright Light ft. Elton John – ‘Running Back To You (Vince Clarke Remix)’

United Kingdom

Rod Thomas, the man behind Bright Light Bright Light, teams up with none other than Elton John on vocals to bring us ‘Runnings Back To You’, remixed by Vince Clarke (Erasure, Depeche Mode, Yazoo).

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Where Fires Are – ‘I’ve Got the Time’

United Kingdom

This 5-piece alt-rock band from Leeds has released their first single ‘I’ve Got Time’ off of their EP ‘One Four Six One’ (February 2). They are currently playing 10 dates across the U.K.

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Natives – ‘Warpaint’

United Kingdom

To kick off their tour of the U.K. and Ireland with Busted, Natives have released their latest single ‘Warpaint’ off their forthcoming second album.

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LÉON – ‘Sleep Deprived’


‘Tired of Talking’ singer Lotta Lindgren aka LÉON says her newest track ‘Sleep Deprived’ is “kind of about that moment a relationship turns sour, and when you start to play the blame game.”

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Salt Cathedral – ‘Fragments’

United States

‘Fragments’ is the first track off of New York city duo Salt Cathedral’s upcoming album. It speaks of political and civil unrest, very fitting for today.

Follow Salt Cathedral on Twitter and Facebook.


Emeli Sandé – ‘Highs & Lows’

United Kingdom

The official video for Emeli Sandé’s current hit ‘Highs & Lows’ is an uplifting, spirited display from the BRIT Awards winner and current nominee.

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Imagine Dragons – ‘Believer’

United States

Dan Reynolds (vocals) says, “This song explains my realization that the emotional pain I faced the last few years actually helped me progress to this healthier mental space – that adversity truly is what helps you become a believer in yourself.” ‘Believer’ will feature on a Nintendo commercial during the Super Bowl.

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Elderbrook – ‘First Time’

United Kingdom

Alexander Kotz aka Elderbrook has released ‘First Time’, one of two songs from his latest EP. He’s headlining at London’s XOYO on March 30.

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Ariana and the Rose x RKCB – ‘Love You Lately’

United Kingdom

Ariana and the Rose has partnered with RKCB on ‘Love You Lately’. Her EP ‘Retrograde’ is due out next month, ahead of her performance at SXSW.

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Rudie Edwards – ‘Lover Like You’

United Kingdom

A graduate of the same school as Adele and Amy Winehouse, Rudie Edwards says ‘Lover Like You’ is about “knowing what you want from a lover and not being afraid to express it or ask for it.”

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Digital Farm Animals ft. Hailee Steinfeld – ‘Digital Love’

United Kingdom

Tapping U.S. pop star Hailee Steinfeld for a collaboration, Digital Farm Animals have released ‘Digital Love’, a track inspired by relationship disasters.

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Molly Kate Kestner – ‘Prom Queen’

United States

Previously #OnOurRadar for her track ‘Good Die Young’, Molly Kate Kestner now brings us ‘Prom Queen’. The song has already been featured on Apple Music’s “Best of the Week” and Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist.

Follow Molly Kate on Twitter and Facebook.


Griffin Oskar – ‘Hostage’

United States

‘Hostage’ is the title track off of Griffin Oskar’s debut EP. The song already reached #1 on the US Viral and Global Viral Charts.

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All The People – ‘Operator’

United Kingdom

The London 3-piece’s newest single ‘The Hills (Promises)’ is due out soon.

Follow All The People on Twitter and Facebook.

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