WEEKLY PLAYLIST: CONNECT Artists To Watch 2016

It's a brand new year, and we're stoked to keep working with our CONNECT artists and scout new talent to join the CONNECT family. This year, we're especially excited about these artists--they're all making waves. 

 Lorine Chia

19 year-old singer Lorine Chia has had the press singing her praises from all corners of the industry since 2013--Pitchfork, The FADER, Pigeons and Planes, Rolling Stone, and Rookie Mag all love her. We're sure she'll continue to wow us this year. Check out Lorine Chia's newest EP ONO.MATO.POEIC, and watch her perform with Jeezy on the Late Late Show!

19 year-old singer Lorine Chia has had the press singing her praises from all corners of the industry since 2013--Pitchfork, The FADERPigeons and Planes, Rolling Stone, and Rookie Mag all love her. We're sure she'll continue to wow us this year. Check out Lorine Chia's newest EP ONO.MATO.POEICand watch her perform with Jeezy on the Late Late Show!

Sample Answer

Sample Answer won our hearts last year with his smooth-as-butter crooning. Pigeons and Planes pinned him one of their "20 Artists About To Blow, According to Social Media Stats" at the end of last year, and we think that's right on the money. 

Sample Answer won our hearts last year with his smooth-as-butter crooning. Pigeons and Planes pinned him one of their "20 Artists About To Blow, According to Social Media Stats" at the end of last year, and we think that's right on the money. 

Little Tybee

This gaggle of folk rockers are releasing their new album very soon and we can't wait to hear it!

This gaggle of folk rockers are releasing their new album very soon and we can't wait to hear it!

Lena Fayre

Lena Fayre has been killing it the past couple of years, and 2016 will be no different. She's kicking off the year with a special performance at After Dark at the Art Institute Of Chicago later this month, and she also has a residency coming up at The Bootleg in LA. Nylon has a crush on her, and so do we.

Lena Fayre has been killing it the past couple of years, and 2016 will be no different. She's kicking off the year with a special performance at After Dark at the Art Institute Of Chicago later this month, and she also has a residency coming up at The Bootleg in LANylon has a crush on her, and so do we.

Ogden Payne

Not only does Ogden Payne have his own column in Forbes (both Chance The Rapper and Joey Badass gave it their stamps of approval on Twitter), he's also dropping a new album this year. You better believe it's gonna be great. 

Not only does Ogden Payne have his own column in Forbes (both Chance The Rapper and Joey Badass gave it their stamps of approval on Twitter), he's also dropping a new album this year. You better believe it's gonna be great. 

 Smooth Hound Smith

This duo makes foot stompin' American roots music, and they're dropping their new album Sweet Tennessee Honey on January 15th! If you're in Nashville, get down with them at their album release party at Exit/In to help them celebrate the release.

This duo makes foot stompin' American roots music, and they're dropping their new album Sweet Tennessee Honey on January 15th! If you're in Nashville, get down with them at their album release party at Exit/In to help them celebrate the release.

King Kla$$

This hip hop artist is keeping quiet, and we're pretty sure he's sitting on a release. We'll keep an ear out and shout at you when he drops it.

This hip hop artist is keeping quiet, and we're pretty sure he's sitting on a release. We'll keep an ear out and shout at you when he drops it.

The Boobies

These power pop rockers got the chance to record at the historic Electric Lady Studios in NYC last month, so we can expect to hear some new jams from them soon! The band's playing a few shows this month and next, so go check them out if you're in NYC.

These power pop rockers got the chance to record at the historic Electric Lady Studios in NYC last month, so we can expect to hear some new jams from them soon! The band's playing a few shows this month and next, so go check them out if you're in NYC.

Thaddeus Anna Greene

These blues rockers just premiered their newest single "Heart Out" last month on The FADER, and there's a lot more great stuff in store for them this year. Keep your eyes on these guys. 

These blues rockers just premiered their newest single "Heart Out" last month on The FADER, and there's a lot more great stuff in store for them this year. Keep your eyes on these guys. 

Sammy Brue

This Americana up-and-comer made waves in 2015--Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and The FADER raved about him, he played at Summerfest, Newport Folk Fest, and CMJ, and he flew to NYC to record new music, among other exciting things. 

This Americana up-and-comer made waves in 2015--Rolling StoneAmerican Songwriter and The FADER raved about him, he played at Summerfest, Newport Folk Fest, and CMJ, and he flew to NYC to record new music, among other exciting things.