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The Mix (May 2023): JGrrey, Dazy, and Carter Sampson

The Mix is a snapshot of three songs representing different genres of music that OMI would like to get on our follower's radar. Of course, if you’d like a deep dive into the music we love you can listen to our Spotify playlist New Indie Music.

May by JGrrey with Kojey Radical

“May” as a piece of art is a bundle of contradictions. On one hand, JGrrey has created the perfect spring chill. "May" is a classic roll down your car windows and cruise tune. Other the other hand, the song is about remembering the death of a friend. The lyrics are as much about holding onto memories overtime and the time it takes to heal as they are about loss. JGrrey adds a layer to how to understand the work with a video that shows a support group that breaks down and instead of offering emotional support hands out violence. Kojey Radical, who also appears in the video, lays down a reserved bridge that is such a nice fit and keeps with the track’s flow. JGrrey is a London-born artist with incredibly smooth vocals that have garnered her a growing following. This is the perfect time of year to add “May” to your playlist.

Always in Between by Dazy

Dazy is the project of Richmond, Virginia artist James Goodson. “Always in Between” is a noisy bit of power pop that takes you back in time. The tune is only a bit more than two minutes, but Dazy packs a lot of Weezeresque elements into the song. Goodson is quite open about relating back to that time period and the noisy element of his music. What makes it work, besides the obvious nostalgia, is that the tunes are just so damn catchy. Dazy is an OMI favorite. Check out the new tune “Always In Between.”

Gold by Carter Sampson

Carter Sampson in a find! The Queen of Oklahoma is making such great country music. “Gold” is a tune that reminds the Old Man of storylines from artists like Tanya Tucker and Reba McIntire. The production is clean and Sampson’s vocals are dead on. “Gold” is the kind of song and lyrics that will stay with you. You need a little Carter Sampson in your life. Add this tune to your playlist!


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