Top 10 Things to Read, Watch & Listen to from January 14th- January 20th

This week is a big one for new releases! Check out the list below to stay updated on the latest entertainment. 

1) “Zorro”

The new series “Zorro” is airing on Amazon Prime this Friday and it is a must-watch. Follow along as Zorro himself tries to save California and figure out who murdered his father all the while discovering secrets about his family that will change his life and his destiny forever. If you are looking for a new thrilling action series to binge, this is the perfect show for you!

2) Jimmy Clifton – I Love You All The More

Jimmy Clifton’s new album I Love You All The More is perfection. With incredible songs like “Hypocrite” and “More”, you are sure to fall in love with Clifton’s unique voice and fascinating production style. If you’re looking for an independent artist with a creative new take on indie folk-pop, then Jimmy Clifton’s new album is a perfect addition to your new year. Check out this album wherever you get your music today!

3) Evergreen – Devin Greenlee

Devin Greenlee’s new novel Evergreen is dropping this Tuesday and you don’t want to miss out. If you are looking for a new book to sink your teeth into this year, then you should totally add Evergreen to your radar. Read along as 17-year-old Quill steps away from the legacy of the family business and gets a taste of the ‘real world’ and risks his future for love. If you love a dramatic story paired with an elegant fairytale, Evergreen is perfect for you. 

4) Benson Boone – “Beautiful Things”

TikTok heartthrob Benson Boone’s new single “Beautiful Things” is dropping this Friday and it is absolutely incredible. The much-awaited song has been at the top of many fan’s lists for months now and now it is finally ready to be released. With lots of teasing on social media, Boone has been keeping us on the edge of our seats. Check it out this Friday and follow him on TikTok for more updates.

5) Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr – Episode: “Loveboat Taipei / Love in Taipei”

If you are looking for a good guide to what’s new in entertainment, this podcast is the perfect option for you. Listen along to Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Star in this 45-minute guide as it takes us through the book Loveboat Taipei and its film adaptation. This pod is a great go-to for all things new in young entertainment. 

6) The Reytons – Ballad Of A Bystander

New album from The Reytons is the 2nd studio album from the English indie rock band following their popular release of What’s Rock and Roll from 2023. With songs like “Adrenaline” and “Let Me Breathe,” this album is packed full of powerful lyrics and moving melodies. Check out this indie rock album this week!

Check it out this week!

7) So Let Them Burn – Kamilah Cole

In this new YA fantasy novel from Kamilah Cole, read along as a powerful heroine Faron Vincent harnesses the power of the gods to save her island from the Langley Empire. At only 17 years old, Faron must learn how to overcome all odds to achieve international peace between warring island nations. Pick up this book from Kamilah Cole this Tuesday!

8) Michael J. Woodard – MJW1

Artist Michael J. Woodard’s debut EP MJW1 is out now and you do not want to miss out on it! We got to sit down with Michael himself to get the inside scoop on his new project and it is incredible. The American Idol star released this R&B-inspired masterpiece hoping to inspire people and make them feel something. If you are a fan of Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Usher, or even Justin Bieber, you will love this debut project from Michael J. Woodard. 

Stay tuned for a YEM exclusive interview with Michael J. Woodard coming soon!

9) David Kushner – “Skin and Bones”

David Kushner’s new song “Skin and Bones” is set to release Friday. This rising star really set the scene for this new release with his song “Daylight” which went viral on TikTok not too long ago. If you are looking for the song of the week, definitely have this song on your release radar. “Skin and Bones” out this Friday! For more from artist David Kushner, follow him on Instagram below!

10) Sam Barber – Live EP 001

Check out this new live album from talented singer-songwriter Sam Barber. This unique album can really highlight the raw talent of Barber and bring new life to his songs in a way that they haven’t seen before. With a writing style that mirrors that of The Lumineers and Zach Bryan, Sam Barber absolutely shows up and shows out. If you like artists with that rugged voice and jagged recording style, this album is perfect for you. Check it out wherever you get your music today!

Thanks for tuning into this week’s top 10; see you next week for more fresh finds.