Keep in mind that “new” means “new to me”, not necessarily “recent”. I’ve found “new music” from the 40’s. Anyway…
I came across this very cool song a couple of weeks ago (and tweeted it at the time) while using the surprisingly great EchoMusic app from ReverbNation.
I adore this kind of music. I guess you could call it “pop”, but it’s more robust than that. There seems to be some Pet Sounds and/or Sgt. Pepper’s influence going on in the instrumentation. It reminds me of something else too, but I can’t put my finger on it. Her ReverbNation page lists Kate Bush an influence…maybe that’s it. I love Kate too.
Joy Valencia is the kind of artist that proves my point that there’s a lot of really good music being made these days, you just have to know where to look for it (Pro Tip; you won’t find it on commercial radio most of the time).
Give this a listen, it could very well make your day. It made mine. If you like it, buy it. Let’s make sure artists get to their due and can continue to provide us with happiness and Joy.