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Published on February 23rd, 2022 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Feb. 23, 2022



“Freewheelin’ Woman,” Jewel – April 15

“Don’t Wait for a Sign,” Jeanines – April 22

“Portrait of a Lady,” Shilpa Ray – April 29

“Super Flower Blood Moon,” Joel Jerome – May 13

“Baby, We’re Ascending,” HAAi – May 27

“Out of Light,” Scary Kids Scaring Kids – May 27

Artist Merch Shop: See the New Arrivals. »

UPCOMING RELEASES (no release date yet)

“Dialogue,” Howard Jones – 2022


“Life After Death (25th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition),” The Notorious B.I.G. – June 10

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“Snapshots,” June Millington (Download; Fabulous)

“Nature Child – A Dreamer’s Journey,” Sylvia (a concept album for children and families; producers: Sylvia, John Mock; Red Pony)

“#REALLYCRAZYSUMMER,” Hearteyes (Hear here; Hearteyes / Coalesce)

“Freight Train Mama,” Whiskey West (first single: “Never Said No to Whiskey”; Hear here; Whiskey West)

“Where You Come From,” Karli June (Canadian country artist’s debut six-song EP; The Orchard)

“Wind Bells Falls,” Robbie Lee & Lea Bertucci (Telegraph Harp)

“Le voyage de M. Lonely dans la lune,” Elephant Stone (four-song EP; new single: “La fusée du chagrin”; Hear here; Elephants on Parade)

“Lost Love Songs,” The Pine Hearts (The Pine Hearts)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

King, Florence + The Machine |
KULT, Steve Aoki & grandson feat. Jasiah |
Bodies of Water, HAAi |
i know you hate me, midwxst |
Mardi Gras State of Mind, Cowboy Mouth |
My Brooklyn (Is Better Than Yours), Loren Berí |
Pink Spray Painted Clouds, Federico Aubele |
Beach Séance, Le Big Zero |
Into the Sun, Christina Wheeler
Friday, Swaine Delgado feat. Ralph Castelli |
Must Be the Enemy!, Rendered
Wisemen, Tessa Balaz |
Joon, Eva Sita
Cop Out, Chris Woods
All the Kids, JUNO |
Trying Times, Tai Shan
Sins and Fallacies, Rex Party
lost my bass, mynameisleonidas |
I Tried, Worldwide Panic
Bell Jar, Angela Sclafani |


Brad Whitford (70)
Howard Jones (67)
David Sylvian (64)
Michael Wilton [Queensrÿche] (60)
Chris Vrenna (55)
Jeff Beres [Sister Hazel] (51)
Lasse Johansson [The Cardigans] (49)
Robert Lopez (47)
Residente (44)
Skylar Grey (36)
Theophilus London (35)


Howie Epstein (1955-2003)

Ofra Haza (1957-2000)

Tony Williams (1945-1997)

Melvin “Blue” Franklin [The Temptations] (1942-1995)


“I want to live, not merely survive
And I won’t give up this dream
Of life that keeps me alive”

 RELEASED ON FEB. 23 … IN 1999 

”FanMail,” TLC (their third album, featuring “No Scrubs” and “Unpretty”; it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, selling more than 318,000 copies in its first week, and spent five weeks on top; producers: Babyface, Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, et al; LaFace / Arista)


Riky Rick (South African rapper)


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