Staff Picks #30

This week we have five insanely strong tracks for you. Also, we give you one of our designer's weekly music listening schedule. Weird flex, but ok. 

Written by Nils – April 15, 2019

My name is Nils and I work as a designer at Amuse. I'm also part of the Weekly Staff Picks team. I love new music and process. Absolutely no one asked for this but today, I thought I would share my weekly music listening schedule with you (because, why not?). Enjoy!

  • Monday: I go through my Release Radar and add any good new songs to my main playlist, and any songs that I'm unsure about gets added to the "Second chance" playlist
  • Tuesday: All the songs that I discover during the week (on social media) I add to a playlist called "Listen!". This day I listen to that playlist and add songs I like the same way as above.
  • Wednesday: Now I move over to the "Second chance" playlist and add songs that make the cut to the main playlist and remove the ones who don't.
  • Thursday: I listen all day to submissions to our Staff Picks, we get about 200 new submissions per week. Most of the songs are not very good but sometimes you find this hidden gem that sounds great but only has less than 400 streams and it's all worth it.
  • Friday: we play music loud in the office all day, so no playlistening for me during the day but when I get home and start cooking dinner I only listen to one playlist "Nigeria Top 50".
  • Saturday & Sunday: I listen to, and update my main playlist. I usually only keep around 40 tracks on that playlist to make sure it's always up to date with new good music. Right now I have about 3-4 Staff Picks on there.

Isle of you - Hold Tight

"It feels like we’ve done something unique! It’s more like a timeline of emotions than a pop song. Instead of writing a “vers, pre-chorus, chorus”-song which has already been done about eleven million times, we wanted to create something that sounds like what falling in love really feels like, when all of your worst fears get mixed up with all you ever really wanted. A love that detonates!" - Isle of You

https://amu.se/isle-of-you-hold-tight

Tinna Rey - Nasa

This song! This video! This girl! Tinna is from Colombia and her latest single NASA got added to the playlist New Music Friday Latin with over 350,000 followers. Well deserved.

https://amu.se/tinna-rey-nasa

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Kamelen - Kingpin

One of Norways biggest rapper Kamelen is back with another banger. He recently accepted a hefty Fast Forward deal from Amuse, our latest product offering artists access to future royalties today.

https://amu.se/kamelen-kingpin

YRSA - Sanning

Even though this song is in Swedish, we think you will enjoy it without understanding it. It's uptempo, it's happy and it's good. Great little live concert music video.

https://amu.se/yrsa-sanning

Jesus Henao - Lúcete

OMG! Our two Colombian picks for this week is killing it. This melody gets on your brain immediately. Jesus is a very cool guy with an incredibly strong sunglasses game and 137,000 followers on Instagram.

https://amu.se/jesus-henao-lucete

Hiosaki - Eu Odeio Amar Você

This song by young Brazilian singer Hiosaki's is going viral in his home country. Released on/with SadStation (huge Lo-Fi playlist in Brazil) it's an acoustic guitar lo-fi song? We can't really wrap our heads around it, but we like it a lot.

https://amu.se/hiosaki-eu-odeio-amar-voce

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