Uprising Albums

Uprising Albums

Red Moon in Venus – Kali Uchis

During a lunar eclipse, the Moon turns red because the only sunlight reaching the Moon passes through Earth’s atmosphere.

Kali Uchis’s new album leaves her fans with an ethereal feeling. Kali Uchis, a Columbian American pop star, has spent the last decade pushing herself to the limit of her boundaries when it comes to Latin pop music. She’s created a beautiful blend of R&B and Pop on her debut album, Isolation, then she took another turn with her album Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) where all 13 of her songs are in Spanish.  In this album, Red Moon In Venus, she puts out the most subliminal sounds of her career. It’s such a euphoric album portraying love, self love and peace.  This album is worth listening to when getting ready to go out with friends.

Portals – MelanieMartinez

This album by Melanie Martinez came at a perfect time. It’s about Melanie’s personal growth  throughout her eras from Crybaby, K-12, and now portraying her new persona. She has let go of her past self that she hated so much and has become a new beautiful creature.  Throughout this album besides her personal growth, she speaks about getting out of a toxic/narcissistic relationship, healing from it, and accepting who she is and always has been. A lot of her fans were hating on it throughout Tik Tok when she first posted a snippet of one of her songs “Spider Web” because it’s not like her past music.  But that’s what makes this album great.

“Void,” “Lightshower” and “Contortionist” are stand out tracks.  This album speaks to people going through a toxic relationship (platonic or romantic), but is great to listen to even if you just want something funky, bubbly, and fun to vibe to. The aesthetic and sound of this album is blissful, empowering, and healing.

Weedkiller – Ashniko

The alt pop star Ashniko has come back from the dead with their new album, Weedkiller. The album is set to release on June 2, 2023, with a tour of the same name.  Their latest single “Worms,”contains many empowering aspects, which can be heard as they post sneak peaks on Instagram.  The lead song “Weedkiller,” is a great introduction. The video portrays a dystopia in which people are set up for failure.  The track is filled with a blend of dynamic instruments that hooks listeners despite its short run time.  “I love trees, very, very passionately, and I love mushrooms. I love being outside in nature, “ Ashniko said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.  Ashniko brings such a creative platform throughout their music videos, songs, and social media. They are so talented and unique.

Dysania – Elita Harkov 

Elita Harkov, a 27 year old singer and actress also known as Yungelita, released their woozy hypnotizing album, Dysania, filled with dark suspenseful tunes. Elita’s debut album Dysania represents a dystopian wasteland in both a dream and nightmare.  In it she is both a villain and female goddess. The music feels nostalgic yet futuristic at the same time, including many instrumental elements experimenting with videogame core, using Nintendo inspired drums, with lyrics ranging from magical forest fairies to dark themes of death and depression. The band features Elita Harkov on vocals, Tim Rypien on guitar/keyboard, and John Eddy on guitar/slide. If you’re looking for something new to listen to, Dysania would be a perfect fit. It’s something unlike any music before it’s calming, empowering, and ecstatic.



Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd – Lana Del Rey

The singer songwriter Lana Del Rey’s 9th album has arrived as an incredible work of self mythology. On June 20th, 2014, Lana Del Rey told a journalist that she wished she was dead, but when the story came out years later, this comment was left out. Eight years ago a video on YouTube came out from the Hollyscoop regarding the interview.  Back then Lana Del Rey was still hung up on the bitter critical comment of her debut album. She was carrying the weight of accepting her album after that incident,  trying to forget allegations that her Born to Die persona was fake. She was processing a creative ambition that had association with legendary musicians like Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. There are many videos from Lan Del Rey interviews and archive on YouTube that shows so much Lana has shared.  Her angelic voice is so touching.  This album Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd breaks down the fear of being lost to time and eventually being abandoned. In the first song – “The Grants” – Lana begins to describe the Jergin Tunnel on E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, which is an abandoned transit center.  According to a tweet from the Long Beach Public Library, the passageway connected to the beach was open in1928 and closed almost 40 years later in 1967.  Lana compared herself to the busy landmark that was eventually boarded up.  The thought of being abandoned like this scared her.  This emotional album, both very touching and very down to earth, is something that many people will relate to.