The Cancellations: Blog

From left to right, musical artists Laurlyn, Robyn Harris, and Billy and The Devil

AYSBLT: Laurlyn, Robyn Harris, Billy and The Devil

All three of these tracks are at the top of our Depression You Can Dance To Spotify playlist this week. Listen while you read! “Atone” – Laurlyn Laurlyn’s debut single “Atone” sounds a lot more like an established artist’s first solo release after waiting out a restrictive 10 year record deal. It’s experienced, it’s freeing, and it’s honest as hell. She opens with a deep, tender vocal over simple piano chords that quickly find their place amongst a textural soundscape of grooving percussion and evocative, brassy synths. “Atone” is theatrical in its seamless ebbs and flows, but at its heart

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AYSBLT: Emily Gray – Hidden Message

Artists You Should Be Listening To: Emily Gray Emily Gray’s new folk-pop bop “Hidden Message” is darkly uplifting. It launches with a charming, wordy verse that builds to impossibly catchy floating harmonies in the chorus. When she hits the bridge we bounce to a minor key to get a touch of ’90s singer/songwriter throwback a la Lisa Loeb, “Ladrones”-era Shakira, or Shawn Colvin. Watch the video below or follow Emily Gray on your social obsession of choice: Spotify • Facebook • Instagram • Tiktok

A woman walks up an alley carrying a small axe.

The Cancellations – ‘Walking With Weapons’ Official Music Video

“Walking With Weapons” is a dramatic build from lo-fi bedroom pop into a fierce anthem about the fear of walking alone. With last week’s SCOTUS ruling stripping rights from women and other people with uteruses, it couldn’t have come out at a more appropriate time. “Weapons” was written, performed, produced, and engineered exclusively by women. The Joes graciously stepped aside so that Ellie & Sarah could shine on this track with the help of Nashville engineer Erika Nalow.

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The Cancellations – “Happy Endings (Aren’t for Us)”

The Cancellations’ newest song puts the misery in commiseration. It’s a deceptively upbeat tune with some killer violin and guitar riffs from Sarah Blick and J. Marsden, respectively. It’s the end of the world sing-along we never wanted but definitely needed. The video was shot remotely with half our members being scattered around the country. It was directed and edited by our own Ellie Maybe, who may have lost what little was left of her mind in the process. Enter the grimmest fairy tale with the Cancellations and search for your Happy Ending…