Cade Hoppe – “Labels”

New York-based indie-pop singer and songwriter Cade Hoppe is kicking off the new year with his new single, “Labels.”  With two EPs and a fistful of highly praised releases under his belt, the 23-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist continues to prove himself as an exciting and determined young talent with each new release.

Cade teamed up with his frequent collaborator and co-producer Harper James (Eighty Ninety, James Bay, Aaron Taos) on “Labels.” With its driving synth-pop production and anthemic instrumentation combined with Cade’s distinct baritone vocals, the track is an instantly addictive listening experience.

“This is a song about having a relationship with someone that will never give you the reassurance you need — and then finding a way to justify that in order to have that relationship at all,” Cade says. “You keep telling yourself that you don’t need a label until you might actually believe it.”

Arden Alexa – “Strawberry Pie”

San Francisco based singer-songwriter Ardena Alexa shared her brand new single titled “Strawberry Pie,” the release is accompanied by a release of the music video.

“Strawberry Pie” is an ultimate break up anthem that sees Ardena Alexa displaying her fun, and exuberant personality. The single is captivating pop tune with relatable, and catchy lyrics. Ardena Alexa delivers a great vocal performance, and skill fully shows off her talents. “Strawberry Pie” blend genres of pop, alternative, and indie into smooth sonic experience filled with Arden Alexa unique vibe and style.

Here’s what she had to say about the songwriting process: “It wasn’t until four years after meeting my first love that I was actually able to write a song about him. When I sat down to write Strawberry Pie, I knew I wanted the song to recreate all the playful, fun, youth of that relationship while simultaneously conveying the sarcastic hurt following our breakup. Just as this song was a cathartic experience for me to write, I hope listeners can use it as both an ironic “getting over you” song and a freeing, joyful anthem”.

The visuals for “Strawberry Pie” (co-starring her blowup boyfriend Chad) was made in Ardena Alexa’s backyard in collaboration with her best friend. The video transports us into Arden’s fantasy world- complete with stuffed animals and quirky tea parties a la Alice in Wonderland.

Follow Arden Alexa on Instagram, and stream “Strawberry Pie” below: