Last month America selected Oklahoma’s AleXA as it’s first winner of the American Song Contest, beating out 55 other artists and bands from across the country. With the show being over, many of the artists have now released their first single on streaming platforms. As of today, a total of ten artist have released singles from upcoming EPs or follow-up songs to their ASC single across streaming platforms – and we’re excited to bring them to you!
Ada LeAnn – GET OVER U (Michigan)
Following her great success in the contest, Ada Leann has released her single “GET OVER U” complete with a homemade music video. The song contains similar content as her ASC song “Natalie”, discussing the subject of breakups, and telling the story of how Ada is doing just fine. The song also features a steady bass and guitar line and a catchy chorus, perfect for your playlist!
Kelsey Lamb – Miss Me Don’t (Arkansas)
Similar to Ada’s song, Kelsey’s new single tells the story of a break-up – but with a country twist. Labeled by Hollywood Life as a “sassy way” to work through the experience of being cheated on, it is just one of many songs we will see from Kelsey in the coming months. The song was written alongside Taylor Goyette and Chris Rafetto, and will be part of her upcoming EP set to be releaed later this year.
Brittany Pfantz – Keep Burnin’ (Louisiana)
Brittany’s new song “Keep Burnin” is one of two releases post-ASC, as her single “Chaos” came out back on May 13th. Speaking about the song on her Instagram account, she mentioned that the song was written for a friend who is struggling with addiction and features a nice soul-groove throughout the track. The single was co-written with Nashville’s Brooke A Payne, produced by Jacquire King and Spencer Thomson, and features Roy Agee on trombone.
Yam Haus – Phoning It In (Minnesota)
Despite failing to pass through the first week of the contest, Yam Haus have seen a wide amount of success following the contest – with their song “Ready To Go” picking up 474 thousand streams on Spotify alone. Their new release “Phoning It In” features an 80’s-styled pop track that is perfect for your summer playlist. Complete with a catchy melody, fun energy, and a clap along beat this is one you don’t want to miss out on. The song was co-written and produced by Simon Oscroft from L.A.
MARi – La Tentacion (New Hampshire)
MARi had a wonderful run during the contest, flying her way into the semi-finals while representing her home state. Now she’s back with an urban trap Spanish single featuring well-known Puerto Rican artist Brray. The song’s lyrics are sensual and MARi hopes it will become a number that people across the world will dance to this summer.
courtship. – Better Than Real Life (Oregon)
Despite not making it out of week two of the competition, Oregon’s courtship. has come out of the gate swinging with “Better Than Real Life”. The single is accessible, fresh, but still contains that quirky edge we saw on the ASC stage. Music aficionados will instantly recognize the callback to the 1938 hit “Heart and Soul” at the 43 second mark – a sneaky reference to another well-known love song.
Hueston – Lay You Down (Rhode Island)
Heuston is another artist who made a significant mark on the contest and was a big jury favorite throughout the show. Despite missing out on the final, he’s followed up on his powerful entry “Held On Too Long” with the new single “Lay You Down” which is a more mid-tempo ballad. He’s also released another more country-based song “One Night Stand” shortly after the contest wrapped up.
Khalisol – Worth (New Mexico)
Khalisol’s new single “Worth” is a chill hip-hop track that also features fellow hiphop and rap artist Geoffrodamus and music producer Kaelin Ellis. And it’s not the only track we’ll see from him this year, as the New Mexico artist has teased another unreleased song on his twitter account, and a second song on his Instagram account.
Judd Hoos – Lipstick Stain (South Dakota)
This South Dakota band delivered a great performance in week three, but ended up in 11th place overall with both the jury and public. Their new song “Lipstick Stain” appeared on Spotify over the weekend and features a similar tattoo artwork style as their acoustic upload of their ASC song “Bad Girl” from May 6th. While it could be coincidence, signs are pointing to these two being part of a larger project or upcoming album!
Cruz Rock – Melodia (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Cruz Rock of the U.S. Virgin Islands also dropped a track over the weekend, the afro-beat infused single “Melodia”. The lyrics tell the story of a girl that Cruz can’t get out of his head, slipping between Spanish and English lyrics throughout the verses and choruses. If you’re looking for a good song for your pool playlist – Cruz Rock’s got you covered.
That’s it for now, but we will continue to follow these artists and their careers over the following months to bring you more post-ASC releases. If you missed anything from ASC make sure you check out the American Song Contest tab on the navigation bar, and read our amazing interviews with the artists!
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