Pass the Aux is a monthly series that features new music created by women and gender expansive artists.
We're kicking off 2023 with some new songs from our very own BBG family, as well as some gems from the end of 2022.
High - Natalie Red
The UK based artist & producer plays with DnB and Garage influences on her infectious single "High." With only 3 songs out, Natalie is certainly an artist to keep your eye on this year.
PERFECT FOR: driving fast, dancing hard
FOR FANS OF: PinkPantheress, Sassy 009, piri
Carpenter - Vagabon
Vagabon's first solo track in 3 years is as beautifully gentle as it is danceable. The thoughtful lyrics and pulsing percussion on "Carpenter" (coproduced by Vagabon & Rostam) make for an exciting genre-defying return to her solo work.
PERFECT FOR: new lease on life
FOR FANS OF: Sudan Archives, Vampire Weekend, Jay Som
tragedy - Dani Murcia
An incredibly intimate tune from BBG NYC's own Dani Murcia. Dani's vocals glide over an orchestra of tiptoeing keys, plucks, knocks, and haunting slides as she chronicles the unraveling of a relationship. Her debut album comes out March 17th.
PERFECT FOR: anyone going through a breakup
FOR FANS OF: Gabriel Garzon Montano, Snoh Alegra, James Blake
Orlando - Leith Ross
Canadian folk artist Leith Ross's "Orlando" is carefully crafted to be absolutely heartbreaking. The light-handed production and tender vocals pull at your heartstrings, making for a very intimate listen. There's a very high chance this song will make you cry. Don't say we didn't warn you!
PERFECT FOR: crying into your tea
FOR FANS OF: Adrienne Lenker, anyone in the boygenius trio
Doesn't Really Matter - Barrie
Barrie's "Doesn't Really Matter" unveils itself like sunlight through the trees at golden hour. The Brooklyn musician's self-produced indie rock is something you don't want to miss.
PERFECT FOR: when you hit the afternoon slump and need a pick me up
FOR FANS OF: Dora Jar, Lizzy McAlpine, MUNYA
Hi/Lo - Shaunna Heckman
A beautifully meditative track from BBG Duluth's own Shaunna Heckman. Shaunna creates an effervescent atmosphere on "Hi/Lo" with her effortless vocals and minimal production.
PERFECT FOR: watching the sunset
FOR FANS OF: The xx, Low, Caribou
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-Written and compiled by Cassie Plunkett