Roundup: The Hot Half dozen for October 5, 2020

Coming Undone, single, video, lyric video by Eric Zayne. Always a musical powerhouse, Zayne blows you apart with bulldozer beats, spiritual touches, and insane lyrics in this new song.  Checkout the lyric video and wear earphones.  He is a master at all levels.  Stream on Spotify.

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The Album, by Black Pink, with contributions by Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Victoria Monét, and others.  I don’t usually like manufactured groups doing manicured pop, but there is a reason they have streamed 1.8 billion songs:  they are very good. Their writers are snappy, rappy, and clever.  Their music is anything but canned.  They rock and you should listen. Available on all platforms.

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Mann Mein Aman,  single and video by Ricky Kej,  Salim Sulaiman  and IP Singh. If you have not sampled India’s rock, this will convince you to get on board.  Powered by  three megastars of the subcontinent’s rock scene, this musical celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st birthday is mesmerizing and fun. And the messages ring as true and are as needed today as they were a century and a half ago. Stream on Spotify. Don’t miss the video on YouTube at

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Talking to the Ceiling, single by KULICK. Track off Upcoming Album Yelling in a Quiet Neighborhood, will pull you in with out of this world, quiet alt rock.  Unique and wonderful.  Harley wait for te album.  Available on all platforms.

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Próximos Prójimos, álbum  by Enjambre, for two decades the kinds of Spanish rock.  The new albumfrom the Mexican group is a 45-minute journey through the past and the future, with nods to old compositions and the latest production and musical forms.  Stunning.  Available on all platforms.

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Lose You To Love Me, demo version, single by Selena Gomez. A rarely heard demo of a mega hit, Selena has given us a peek behind the scenes of her #1 song from last yar.  Simple piano, back up overdub.  Beautiful.  Available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and all digital platforms.

About Patrick O'Heffernan

Patrick O’Heffernan is co-host of the LA-based, nationally syndicated weekly program, Music FridayLive! and is a music reviewer for online magazines Vents, The Hollywood Progressive and MusicJunkie. He has also co-hosted a national political talk show, The Fairness Doctrine, and hosted the “Uplinks” media segment on Saturday All Things Considered on NPR. He holds a PhD in International Relations from MIT, has been awarded an Emmy, four Addy’s, and a Webby-Honors, among other awards. He has published 5 books and ghost-written others. A project he co-launched, the North Asia Nuclear Free Zone, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. He serves on the Board of Netroots Nation.

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