SoundCloud is an incredible platform for sharing music. It's filled with demos, worktapes, and imperfect songs, some of which are actually quite perfect. It's traditionally known as a hub for rappers, but the country community has a considerable presence on SoundCloud. Here are some of the best country songs of the last month on the streaming service.
Singer and songwriter Carly Burruss put out one of the best EPs of the year in January, emerging as one of the more traditional and classic new country songwriters out there right now. Since that project, she's been writing a lot and occasionally putting out worktapes or demos on her Soundcloud page. This song, "Whitewash" is one of those worktapes.
Natalie Hemby. Nicolle Galyon. Liz Rose.
These three women are some of the most successful songwriters today, with Hemby best known for her work with Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, Liz Rose with Taylor Swift, and Nicolle Galyon with RaeLynn. By themselves, they are responsible for some of the best country songs today. But what happens when they all come together? This song proves that the result is simply magical.
This is a rough worktape. Mickey Guyton didn't even know it was being recorded, proved by her adorable, "Are you recording? Oh sh*t!" at the end of the track. There's background noise, and both busbee and Guyton don't completely know the words or the melody. Even with all of those factors making this not the best recording ever, this tiny song buried in SoundCloud is one of the best songs I've heard in a long time.
Anna Vaus recently made headlines when she was named the first recipient of the Miranda Lambert 'Women Creaters' Scholarship. Vaus is a songwriting student at Belmont University, and she's a worthy recipient of the scholarship, as shown by this week's spotlight song on Soundcloud.
It's been over two years since Daisy Mallory put out her last project. This Side of Town, her latest EP, was an almost flawless EP, highlighting Mallory's smooth vocals and strong songwriting, and varying in sound from song to song, showing Mallory's versatility as an artist. Mallory, does however continue to post demos of the songs she's been writing on SoundCloud, but it's been a minute since she's posted something there as well. But now Mallory is back on SoundCloud, and recently posted an acoustic track titled "Okay."
This Labor Day, one song you should take a listen to with your free time is this new demo by Jenna McDaniel, titled "In The Sun." Written by McDaniel and fellow Song Suffragette Kalie Shorr, "In the Sun" is a mid tempo song produced by Shorr's producer Jason Afable.
Dallas. Orlando. Newtown. San Bernardino. These are just a few of the places where deadly mass shootings have happened this decade in the United States. After the week we've had, with the police violence against black men and the shooting in Dallas leading to the deaths of five police officers, singer-songwriters Jamie Floyd and Maren Morris have decided to use their talents to promote peace and mourn the lives lost.
The idea of this new article series 'SoundCloud Spotlight' is to shine light on incredible songs that female country artists have been releasing on SoundCloud. SoundCloud is a platform made up of growing and developing artists, and a good amount of those artists are up and coming country artists. And sometimes, when searching through many demos and songs, you find a hidden gem that just speaks to you. This demo, written by Lauren McLamb and Trannie Stevens, is one of those.
Alex Masters established herself as a strong artist and songwriter all the way back on her first release, Long Way Home. But in the recent months, with the Lauren Alaina cut she landed (the beautiful "Painting Pillows") and this new song posted on SoundCloud a couple weeks ago, Masters has truly grown into herself as an artist and has found her own specific sound and message she's trying to convey with her music.