RAVVEL is the latest pop gem to emerge from Belgium on her debut single "Pick Your Poison". With the verses backed by a production that channels subtle vibes of a Bishop Briggs, RAVVEL gives us beautifully soft vocals that float perfectly over the brooding synths below her. It's the chorus that's simplistic yet addictive from first listen with a melody that's haunting by nature. Sip on this one below.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Rising female pop duo REYNA are back with their brand new single "Baby Forget It". Instantly giving us Tegan and Sara vibes with their melodies in the verses, REYNA give us a total 80s pop bop that'll be soundtracking you all the way through the summer. The chorus embraces hints of Haim in the production as the girls give us those undeniably addictive pop hooks that'll be running wild through your mind. If you don't know REYNA, then press play below and get familiar. There's truly something special here.
Dresage (also one half of rising indie pop duo More Giraffes) returns with her lates single "Gallery". It's a truly glorious track as Keeley Bumford's lyrics are perfectly accompanied by her stunning vocals that fluttery effortlessly over the glistening production. Outright, the track embraces a brightness in its sound, but its the brooding darkness that lies below it all that really pushes "Gallery" to new heights with each listen. Check out this one below.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
BAYNK returned this last month with not just one, but two new singles "Be In Love" and "Years". Both capture his chill electronic sound that simmers below the surface. The production is refreshing with its subtle synth-work that carries the track to new territories while BAYNK's vocals melodies and lyrics weave themselves around every beat. These two single are just the first taste of more music to come late this year. Dive in head first below.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
SAM DEROSA - 'HARD TO LOVE'
Sam DeRosa is a name worth getting familiar with. On her latest single "Hard To Love" she comes as a dual-threat with her undeniably pristine pop vocals backed by her abilities to write a total smash. This one's a classic pop hit that's bubbling under the surface waiting for the right moment to burst. Press play below, and find your new favorite tune to blast through the summer.
TULA - 'BULLET'
Sweden-born and Berlin-based artist Tula has been a presence that's been bubbling under the surface for quite some time. This month, she re-emerges on her latest single "Bullet". Powered by the brooding synths buzzing deep below the surface, Tula's melodies flow smooth in a completely icy state. Dive into the frozen depths below on this one.
GOSS - 'THESE DAYS. I DON'T KNOW'
Rising producer Goss has been quite a hidden force on some of our favorite hits. With each of his own releases though, he finds himself climbing high to the peak of stardom. On 'These Days. I Don't Know" he grasps a sound that embraces R&B vibes with soulful lyrics all backed by production that vibes with the likes of a MØ smash. Get to know Goss below.
ROBOKID - 'DEAD2ME'
LA-based Robokid returns on his latest single "DEAD2ME". Known for his ability to cross various genres, Robokid delivers an electro-grungy vibe on this track giving us crushing pop production with garage-like vocals that embraced a darkened undertone. Check this one out below.
SARA DIAMOND - 'FOOL'
Montreal's Sara Diamond is back with her latest single 'Fool". This R&B-pop singer spent the last year releasing singles eventually setting her into the Spotify Viral charts. On "Fool", she continues to build her sound with her smooth melodies that vibe perfectly on the edge of sultry R&B and pop perfect. Don't sleep on Sara Diamond. Vibe out below.
FELIX SNOW - 'REMINDED BUFFALO' FEAT. TYSM
Felix Snow has proven himself to be a true force in pop music with his work behind the scenes on some of today's biggest pop names. On "Reminded Buffalo", off of his brand new EP, he brings in longtime collaborator TYSM on vocals delivering a fun track that gives us everything we love about Felix Snow's sound - glitchy vocals with electronic production that just bubbles under the surface. You can stream Felix Snow's Triptych Buffalo here.
SITA - 'SAY SO'
We've been obsessing over Sita for quite some time. She's only been rolling out a handful singles over the past year, but she brings that rising pop star vibe we just can't get enough of. On "Say So", she gives us another track that's packed with perfection. If its not her vocals that sell you, it'll be her lyrics that find their footing in simplicity yet feel bigger than life with each listen. Check out Sita below.
ALEX LUSTIG - 'THE MORNING' FEAT. ANJULIE
Alex Lustig has become one of our favorite producers over the last year. Every release of his has found a way into our personal playlists where we aren't afraid to blast them on repeat. On his latest track, Alex teams up with Anjulie to give us chilled out masterpiece. Anjulie's vocals fit perfectly with Alex's icy cold production that starts off subtle letting Anjulie bask in the spotlight. Alex find himself in the spotlight later in the track when he shows his skills as a truly unique producer with the skittering effects that take this track to a whole new level. All we have to say is that if you're not paying attention to Alex Lustig, then you better start now. We only expect big things to come.
Monday, May 21, 2018
ORKID shined bright on her debut single earlier this year, and she's back to keep all eyes on her with her second offering "So Rude". Everything about this one has the elements needed for a future hit. The verse run smooth with the plunking synths backing her fluid vocals. It all builds up to a pounding chorus that embraces the best qualities of pop music at its finest. The hook in the chorus is simplistic, but unique in every way making this track worthy of being labeled a total bop. Jam out to ORKID below, and get ready because she's about to break.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Muki is back and ready to prove herself as a true force to be reckoned with on her latest single "Gold Oxygen". An instant burner, Muki channels a SOPHIE-like production this one but embracing a bit more shimmer to the pop elements. The chorus sets the song up to be a total smash with a hook that falls among something we'd hear from Charli XCX. It's a true neon gem packed with enormous amounts of attitude that'll have you feeling stronger than ever. Breathe it in below.
Jacob Steele is back with his second offering 'Don't Cry'. Picking up right where he left out, he delivers his classic chilled out electro-pop production accompanied by a melody that you'll be humming all week long. Jacob shows even more potential with each track he delivers, proving he's definitely one to watch this year. Get familiar with Jacob Steele below on this one.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Ruuth emerged this last with a her stunning solo debut single "All About". Cold to the touch, Ruuth's vocals work their way effortlessly through the hooking melodies over the chilled-out synths that build the foundation of the production. Ruuth takes you on the highs and lows throughout the track, keeping things smooth in the verses while switching it up to an full-on energized chorus. Find out what Ruuth is all about on this one below.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Zoey Lily returned this last month with a stunning new single "Last Goodbye'. Zoey builds the track upon every emotion in her soul on this one with the morning melodies and the subtly brooding production. It's a simplistic track, but the darkness wrapped in it will grab ahold of you and never let go. Embrace the darkness in this one below.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
KYYN is back with a mesmerizing new single "Arabesque". Built upon the foundation of Debussy's Arabesque, KYYN morphs this classical track into a chilled out track packed with surging synths and soothing melodies. Her vocals are hypnotic as they dance delicately over the Tiger Darrow co-production track. Get lost with KYYN on this one below.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Weirdo first emerged about two years ago with his debut single that caught the attention of this faceless act at the time. After taking a year away from the spotlight, he's back with another quirky single "DISCO". Backed by production that sounds like it's been plucked right out of a vintage video game, Weirdo gives us catchy melodies that are fueled by a psychedelic high. Get familiar again with this one below as there's a lot more music to come from Weirdo this year.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
BEARSON - 'GET LOST' FEAT. ASHE
Bearson has been one of our favorite rising producers for quite some time, and this spring marked his return with a brand new track "Get Lost". Recruiting the delightful vocals of Ashe, this track is a kaleidoscope of colors as the melody twists and turns above the pulsating synths. Get lost in all the colors with this one below.
GEORGI KAY - 'LONE WOLF'
Georgi Kay is back with her latest tune "Lone Wolf". Driven by 80s synths backing her vocals, which fall among like of Tegan and Sara, Georgi Kay proves her talent on this one. It's a slow burning track that'll have you singing along to from start to finish. Howl away to this one below.
LUCIAN - 'DOWN' FEAT. RUUTH AND IDRISE
We've been following Lucian for quite some time now, and with each release we just keep wanting more from this talent. On his latest track he teams up with Ruth and Idrise to deliver a chilled out electro-R&B track. It's silky smooth from all its icy synths. Check this one out below.
MATHS TIME JOY - 'CUT THEM LOOSE' FEAT. AYELLE
Maths Time Joy teams up with one of our favorites, Ayelle, on his latest single "Cut Them Loose". Starting off with Ayelle's stunning vocals back by chiming synths, the track builds its way into a deepened track that just keeps getting bigger by the second. When you hit the end, things just explode to a complete drop off. One listen and you'll be hooked.
TAKEN BY TREES - 'VIBRANT COLORS'
Taken By Trees delivered her new single from her upcoming album "Vibrant Colors". This enlightened track channels those classics indie pop sounds that send a sense of nostalgia straight to all of your sense. The guitars on this one are glistening with a mesh of bright colors while the melodies dance happily over them. It's a track packed with an enormous amount of trippy sunshine. Hallucinate with this one below.
BARKLEY - '3AM'
Indie pop artist BARKLEY explodes on her debut single 3am. With the verses soft and gentle, you're caught into a relaxed state just for the chorus to explode before your eyes. The melodies are that pure pop catchiness you won't get enough of while the lyrics dive into that relatable gray area we all go through in the beginning of relationships. Get familiar with Barkley below. It's just the beginning for this talent.
SHY MARTIN - 'BAD IN COMMON'
SHY Martin is quite the force to be reckoned with. Here previous single "Good Together" was blasting on repeat for days on end, and with her latest single "Bad In Common", we are doing just the same. The verses are seductive while the chorus grab you tight with those undeniable pop melodies. SHY Martin proves herself as one of the hottest pop writers of the moment with this track. It's only a matter of time before SHY Martin is a name you'll be seeing everywhere.
ALFRED HALL - 'QUITE SOME TIME'
Alfred Hall come cruising in on their brand new 60s inspired single "Quite Some Time". There's obvious traces of the Beatles wrapped in the melodies on this one while the track still remains fresh and delightful after each listen. Get nostalgic with this one below.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
More Giraffes come roaring back in on their massive second single "Dinosaur". Picking up right where they left out, this LA duo delivers another quirky indie pop track that'll have you bopping your days away. "Dinosaur" is an empowering anthem that'll have you "stomping the haters away like a T-Rex." If it's not the catchy pop hooks that grasp ahold of you, it'll be the attitude-packed production that you won't be able to get enough out. Channel your inner dinosaur with this one below.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Naomi Wild is best known for her features ODESZA's hit singles that have launched them as one of the most exciting electronic acts of our time. She's now stepping out into the spotlight on her own with brand new single "Howlin'". The sultry production on this one lays low while Naomi's vocals brood elegantly over it. It's dark and mysterious while holding strong with a solid pop hook that'll wrap itself around your mind. Check this one out below.
Stevie Wolf is back with brand new single "Yves Klein Blue". This one see Stevie diving into a bit more of a grungier sound. The verses are soft and chilled but things do a complete one 180 when the hook kicks in with a powerhouse production to back it up. The lyrics on this one dive deep into the darker inner thoughts of Stevie's mind. It's a truly honest track that's a perfect addition to this rising artist's growing repertoire. Get to know Stevie Wolf a little bit more on this one below.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Bones & Bridges break out on debut single "Reveries". This Toronto-based outfit embraces soulful elements in their melodies while the production pounds through with electronic percussion like a storm rising on the horizon. "Reveries" is a stellar debut for a new act, but Bones & Bridges aren't entirely new to the industry. They've found their start from co-writing for some of Alessia Cara's biggest hits. Get familiar with Bones & Bridges below as the storm has just begun.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Tanners emerges today with "Holy Water", which might be one of our favorite debuts of the year so far. Diving you head first into her trickling production, Tanners welcomes you with her silky smooth vocals that illuminate the dark blue depths below. The verses trickle in sweet delicate beats, but the chorus glistens bright in the golden moonlight of the synths. Tanner's has truly delivered a debut of holy proportions with this one. Dive deep into the ocean blue below.
NAVA is the latest artist to rise from the Factory Flaws family with her debut single "RITUAL". This Iranian singer/songwriter delivers a track that breaks barriers creating a sound of world music melting into acidic electronics. The track is an exhilarating journey but after one listen you'll keep coming back for more. Get familiar with this new face below.
TWINKIDS are back with a funky new tune "Jigoku Tengoku" that'll have you grooving all the into your weekend. The productions built upon a syncopated rhythm that flows perfectly in synch with the the melodies that soar above it. The track hits a point where it calms itself down only for the production to be brought back up to a whole new level. Follow TWINKIDS into this new era with this one below.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
joan are back and ready to pull at your heart strings with their latest single "i loved you first". Holding tight to their undeniably addictive pop melodies, joan have truly crafted something special with this track. They'll have you melting with the nostalgic chorus that feels like its made for a classic 80s movie where two lovers part ways and you're left crying on the couch. Grab a box of tissues and cry your eyes out to this one below.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Jinka has been catching our eye over the last year with her unique electro-pop sound. On her latest single "Countdown Forever" she comes full force with futuristic synths in hand that pull on influences from the 80s. Jinka's vocals dance playfully over the production as it surges through its ups and downs. One listen and you'll be washed under the technicolor waves Jinka brings on this.
Monday, April 2, 2018
One of our longtime favorites alxxa has been rolling out her new EP. This month she released the title track,"Body". The track crosses pop vocals with R&B melodies and electronic production that break down every barrier in its path. The chorus is blazing hot with alxxa giving us those undeniably addictive hooks. Check this one below.
MOLLY MOORE- 'TOUGH LOVE'
Molly Moore has been a force to reckon with for quite some time. Her previous releases have all fallen into the pop realm, but on her latest "Tough Love" she takes a turn to a soulful R&B sound. The melodies are sultry smooth while Molly's vocals work effortlessly over the production. "Tough Love" is the first taste of Molly's upcoming EP. Dive into this new era below.
Tiaryn released "Falling" off of her upcoming EP. If its not the cruising production that pushes the track forward that catches your attention, then it's Tiaryn's gorgeous vocals that flutter though the melodies. One listen and the chorus will find its way deep into your mind. Fall for this track below.
BOTALKS- 'FUCK IT'
This month, BoTalks released their second single 'Fuck It" featuring Caroline Pennell. With the track starting off with a simplistic yet beautiful piano backing, things slowly start to burn under the surface. Once the full production comes in you get the full effect of the track. It's an electronic infused hit that crosses perfectly into the pop realm. Get familiar with BoTalks below.
DADY- 'ALL THAT'
Dady is our new favorite pop duo to come from the BK scene this year. It's the quirky production on this one that instantly caught out attention. With the melodies that soar to the skies and the guitars lifting them higher with each note, you'l have no doubts that Dady has something totally unique to offer to the music scene. Check this one out below.
Stockholm-based ORKID released her brand new single "Wasted" this month. After our first listen there were no doubts that this one is a future hit ready to shatter the glass ceiling. The verses are sublet and sweet but when the chorus kicks in it all explodes int a powerhouse jam. One listen, and you'll know ORKID is a rising star worth knowing.
RHYS- 'NO VACANCY'
Sweden-based singer Rhys breaks out on her new single "No Vacancy". This one has traces of Dua Lipa melodies in the verses that'll have you instantly hooked. Her vocals are next level as they channel this pristine edginess while still glistening in the sunlight. Keep an eye on this rising artist as Rhys has got all of the talent.
GLASSIO- 'BACK FOR MORE'
Brooklyn's Glassio continue to roll out new music on their latest single "Back For More". Instantly speeding forward with the driving tempo, Glassio channel nostalgic melodies that will have you cruising into the sunset of a summers past. One listen, and you'll be coming back for more.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
SAGE is the latest bad ass pop star on the scene. Breaking out on her latest single "Not Really", SAGE delivers edgy production that's laced with bubblegum pop melodies packed with an overflow of attitude. "Not Really" is a under-the-radar hit that'll catch you by surprise. Get familiar with SAGE as she's destine for greatness with this one. Get familiar below.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
JOHN.k might just be one of the best rising male pop artists at the moment. On his latest release "Best of Me" he steps away from his pop roots into an electro-R&B infused sound. The production surges behind him in the chorus all the way up to that hook-laced chorus that'll easily work it's way into your head. JOHN.k is truly a pop star that reads to explode. Vibe out to JOHN.k's "Best of Me" below.
Zoey Lily emerged with her first release of 2018 on "More". Her pristine songwriting continues to glow bright on this new pop gem. Her vocals are unique yet perfectly centered in pure pop atmosphere while the production brings a playful darkness that'll wrap you in its clutches with each listen. Zoey Lily is a true rising talent, and we can't wait to see what the rest of this year holds for her. For now, get wrapped up in this one below.
Monday, March 26, 2018
O-SHiN shines bright on her latest single "Aimless". With melodies that dance with the soulfulness of Bishop Briggs, O-SHiN brings a lighter feeling with her delicate vocals. The production has an adventurous, tropical feel while not straying into the far depths of the exotics. One listen and you'll be transported deep into the depths of the rainforest on a pure pop adventure. Explore the world of O-SHiN on this one below.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Sakima has been a refreshing face in pop over the last few years. With previous singles breaking barriers to bring queer pop into the mainstream, his latest single "Death Is In The Air" continues to launch him to new heights. The verses are fluid with the electro-pop production sitting subtly behind him. When the chorus kicks in things rush full force ahead as Sakima's hooks grab you at every turn. It's been proven time and time again that artists that break barriers find the biggest success in the long run, and with Sakima we're expecting him to find his glory. With this single, its just another excellent step to the top.
Anna Altar is the latest indie pop artist to rise out of LA with her debut single "Like You". With vocals that fall among the likes of Broods, Anna's lyrics strike at your heart strings with every note. The production shimmers behind her elevating her into the night. "Like You" is the perfect intro to this stunning talent. Keep your eyes on Anna Altar as there's more stunning works to come from her this year.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Captain Kidd returns today with their chill out new single "Limit". Riding high on the success of their first singles, this four-piece have delivered a track that combines the thumping energy of a club hit with the chilled out, soulful melodies Captain Kidds become known for. The production is powered by a steamy beat that'll get you on a massive adrenaline high while the electronic elements keep all the energy bubbling just under the surface ready to explode. There's no way you won't be blasting this one on repeat for days on end. Check out the premiere for "Limit" below.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
BLYN- 'WASTE TIME'
Rising producers BLYNE released their second single "Waste Time" this month. Floating on buzzing synths in the beginning of the track, James Chatburn's glitchy vocals tiptoe through the verse. It powers up into the soulful chorus that turns up the heat on full blast. It's a stunning track that sets the tone of what's to come from BLYNE's debut EP that'll feature other vocalist like NOVAA, L Devine, and B O K E H. Get familiar below. ALXXA- 'ICY LOVE'
LA's alxxa returned this month with another pop anthem, "Icy Love". Her vocals are pure pop at its finest while the chorus rides on the edges of R&B stylings. alxxa keeps things icy cold in the melodies but that production is burning hot. This might be alexa's first single of 2018, but it's evident from this track that she's got more future hits up her sleeve. BAUM- 'THIS BODY'
Baum has been one of our favorite artist on the rise from this last year. She's exploded with a stelar debut, and she returned this month with a track that couldn't be more personal. "This Body" finds inspiration from an eating disorder Baum went through in college. It's an empowering and vulnerable song that acts as a reminder that everyone is beautiful no matter what. It's a track that's packed with not just gorgeous vocals but a message that's true to the heart. CHELSEA LANKES- 'EASY'
Chelsea Lankes is truly a force to be reckoned with. She's a a true talent, and on "Easy" she delivers one of her best tracks yet. It's her shimmering melodies that glisten over the delicate production that cause you to instantly melt. It's a feel good track that'll have you flying high after just one listen. Press play below and get ready to reach a whole new high. SITA - 'LOW'
Rising Nashvillepbased singer-songwriter SITA continues the expansion of her project with her latest single "Low". Instantly backed by chiming bells, SITA's melodies flutter through the verses and soar high into the chorus. It's a chilled-out pop hit with an energy that bubbles just under the surface. Vibe out to this one below. HYMNER- 'BICYCLE' FEAT. ALESSANDRA
Hymner teams up with rising Swedish songstress Alessandra on their second single "Bicycle". Driven by their cruising production, Alessandra's vocals effortless flow up and down with the hooking melodies. Hymner's bring a classic electronic vibe to the track that'll have your body moving at first listen. Take a ride with this one below. EMMA MCGRATH- 'LOVE YOU BETTER'
Emma McGrath delivered a stunner of a track on "Love Me Better". Starting off things simplistic, Emma brings a laid back vibe in her first verse where her vocals dance delicately on top of the strumming guitar. Once you get through the first chorus, things pick up and the fire starts burning just below the surface. The flames grow stronger through the entirety of the track up until that final chorus where Emma soar to the skies. One listen and you'll be hooked on Emma McGrath. UPSAHL- 'KISS ME NOW'
UPSAHL teams up with Max Frost on production for her latest single "Kiss Me Now". It's the cool melodies in her verse backed by the driving guitar in the verse that'll have you instantly hook. Once UPSAHL gets into the chorus the track explodes into all out pop smash. UPSAHL's vocals just have the familiar quality yet brand new shine that takes her sound to a whole new level. Get familiar below before UPSAHL explodes as the next best thing in pop.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Madge emerges on her debut single "Fight Or Flight Club". From the very beginning you get dropped into a new space where Madge is breaking barriers on the typical pop sounds. Her melodies are catchy and groundbreaking while the production has a grungy electronic feel that's agitating in the best ways. The track pushes the boundary on the idea that the industry is a boys only club. She pushes past that and shows the true power and talent women have in this industry. Get ready to fight to the end on this one below.
Jacob Steele emerged on his debut single "Move Like Me" last month. It's a chilled out track that's packed with catchy pop melodies dancing on the waves of a R&B vibe. The production perfectly surges underneath his vocals as they flow effortlessly all the way through the track. With just one track out we're already hooked. Keep your eyes on Jacob as there's definitely more to come from him this year.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Meet More Giraffes, the latest indie pop duo to rise from the LA scene this week. Emerging on their debut single 'Basement', this duo deliver a new spin on pop with their futuristic production and quirky melodies you won't be able to get out of your head. It's their sunny melodies backed with their quirky beats that create this kaleidoscope of sound. One listen and you'll be on a completely new high. Press play below, and dive into the futuristic world of More Giraffes below.
OTR been a low lying force who's been on the rise over this last year. This 25-year old producer is now setting the bar even higher with his new single "Bliss" featuring Ashley Leone. Pulling on influences like Odessa and Petit Biscuit, OTR has crafted a electro-pop track that'll send a tingling feeling up your spine. Ashely Leone's vocals are backed perfectly on the verses while she hooks you with her delightful melodies all leading up to that drop that washes over you away in a blissful fashion. Keep an eye on OTR this year as this is just the beginning something great to come.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Shallou has been a growing force in the electronic realm for a hot minute. Last year he racked in millions of streams off of his debut EP the set pace for the milestones he achieved throughout the last year. He returns on his latest single "Lie" that features vocals for Riah. It's the surging synths that are packed with energy pulsating towards the skies that'll have you hook in one listen. Riah's vocals float effortlessly above Shallou's production creating the perfect, blissful combination you won't be able to get enough of. Dive in to "Lie" below, and expect more future hits from Shallou this year.
Friday, February 2, 2018
GCanadian-British duo Zoology rolled out their Bloom EP this month. The duos been gaining traction over the last year with their chilled out vibes that combine jazzy guitars and electronics. A highlight off the EP is "Waterfalls" where they have an accompanying video compiled of videos of the duo in Berlin.You can stream Zoology's EP in full here.
LEYET- 'DRIP DROP'
LA-based LeyeT has been a growing force. She returned his month with refreshing pop track "Drip Drop". If it's not her flowing melodies that capture your attention, it'll be her undeniably unique vocals that soar above the rolling tides. Expect more from LeyeT as this is just the beginning.
ELOHIM- 'FUCK YOUR MONEY'
We've been obsessing over Elohim since the day she first started releasing music. This last year she rolled out some of our favorite tracks, and with the new year here, she's not stopping. If it's not the darkened verses on "Fuck Your Money" that have you hooked, Elohim's bouncing chorus will have you blasting this one on repeat. Elohim is set to release her debut album this year along with a slew of festival performances including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest and more.
UKIYO- 'SOMETHING LIKE THIS'
Australian producer Ukiyo is a force bubbling underneath the surface. It was just a year ago that he released his single "Calling" that had heads turning. Now he's back with his latest "Something Like This" featuring vocals from FEELDS. The track is packed with surging synths in the verses and an undeniably catchy chorus that's dark and brooding. Keep your eyes on Ukiyo as 2018 is the year he emerges completely from the waters.
STEVIE WOLF- 'LOW'
We've been keeping our eyes on rising alt-pop artist Stevie Wolf. After breaking through on his single "Who" back at the end of 2017, he's continuing to roll with the tide on his latest "Low". Stevie's vocals will have you melting with their energized softness in the verses. The simplistic guitars support his vocals all the way until the bass kicks in on the powering chorus . One listen and Stevie Wolf will be your new favorite artist.
ME NOT YOU- 'EVENTUALLY'
Me Not You emerged early back in 2017 with their alt-rock sound that caught the attention of the blog sphere rather quickly. After rolling out their debut EP, this duo is back with their latest "Eventually". The track is backed by a humming synth line that lifts the melodies to new heights. The lyrics dive into the idea of ending a feud with someone and letting that baggage go. It's a chilled out track that keeps things going for this BK duo.
PALACE WINTER- 'TAKE SHELTER'
Denmark's Palace Winter are back with their first single 'Take Shelter" off of their upcoming album. Powered by energized piano chords, this track soars into the night sky with its glowing melodies and endearing energy. Take flight with this one below.
GREAT NEWS- 'TOLD'
Norwegian's daze pop outfit Great News started off the new year with a cruising single "Told". Diving into a 80s rock vibe, they combine the best parts of garage rock while keeping subtle underlying hints of the current alternative scene in their pocket. Hit play below and cruise your way into the rest of the year with this one.
Friday, January 26, 2018
LOVE SICK blew the world away last year with their debut single "Bullet". They return this week to kick off their new year with their second chilled-out single. Instantly backed by apocalyptic sirens in the beginning, "Hope" is crafted around hazy melodies embraced by empowering lyrics. The verses are doused in a darkness yet the chorus comes in glowing like a beacon off in the distance keeping you going for the long road ahead. Find some hope with this one below.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
EDEN emerged this last week with a stellar debut album Vertigo. Building upon an electro-alternative sound that ties in electronics, acoustics, and darkened lyrics, EDEN has build a sound of his own that lands him among some of the most exciting artists this year. A highlight of the album is his track "love; not wrong (brave)". It starts off slow with a delicate piano chords supporting EDEN's melodies, eventually picking up the pace with chants backing every note. It then climbs louder into the final bow, with the floor of the track completely dropping out pulling in electric guitars and electronics that have no end. EDEN's entire album is phenomenal. It's a journey from the very first song to the final note. You can stream Veritgo here.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
PRIEST is back with her new single "Our Time Will Come". This second release from her upcoming EP bounds to new frontiers as she builds around a happier sound compared to her darker releases. Its the skipping synths in the beginning that bounce their way into your head while driving forwards with the cruising beats. PRIEST's vocals carry the melody perfectly with her glistening pop tones as they dance elegantly in the enlightened darkness. Keep an eye out for PRIEST as there's more great music from her to come.
Monday, January 22, 2018
DYLYN has been one of the most exciting acts to watch climb her way up in the indie scene this past year. She broke through on bubbly debut single "Mimosa" and soared higher on "Secret" and "American Nightmare". She's continues her journey with her latest single "Wolf", a blazing 80s inspired track with a raging beat and a melody that'll fuel you through the night. This new track comes with the announcement of her debut album Sauvignon and a Kimono out February 23rd. Until then, get ready to rebel with this one below.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Henry Green is back with a new single "Another Light" to announce his upcoming album Shift. "Another Light" is driven by a soothingly melody from the very first notes with the smooth chords swiftly elevating Henry's vocals to new heights. It's when the chorus comes in that the winds push forward with the echoing vocals caught in the distance and the surging synths humming below the surface. Henry Green has delivered a stunner with this one. It's the perfect first taste of what to expect from his upcoming album. Shift is out March 30th via Akira Records. Until then, get lost in the winds with this one below.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
TYSM kicks off 2018 with her latest single "10". This glitch-pop track comes with a delicate touch to the production from Felix Snow. The melody is sensible as it twirls around on the subtle beats that drive the track all the way home. There's something so undeniably addictive to this track. It might be simplistic at first listen, but the lyrics grasp hold and never let go. One listen and you'll be hooked. Check this one below.
Dady is the latest duo to emerge from NYC with debut single "Friends". Backed by production by Julien Wicks that falls into the likes of Haim, singer Rachel delivers vocals that land in the likes of Japanese House with a bubble gum pop finish. The track remains simplistic with its guitar string plucks that drive the track throughout, but once you get deep into the song you're doused in rumbling synth that take the track to a whole new level. Keep your eyes on Dady because this is just the beginning for this duo, and things are about to get hot!
Friday, January 5, 2018
It feels like December 2017 came and went in a blink of an eye. It might already be the New Year, but it's never too late to highlight the tracks that stood out at the very end of the year.
GEORGI KAY- 'GUILTY PLEASURE'
Georgi Kay is back with another stellar tune, "Guilty Pleasures". Instantly washing you over with brooding synth, Georgi's vocals embrace a haunting melody that next level. It's a the chorus that's packed with enormous horns that pound the ground below you. It's was the perfect track to end 2017 with. Expect more from Georgi Kay in 2018.
Dublin's EDEN has blown up quite quickly and as he rolls out new material things just keep growing. His latest single "crash" is a truly stunning track. If you're not caught instantly by simplistic guitar-backed intro, you'll be locked in once the full production kicks in. The lyrics dive into the outpouring of the feelings and thoughts one is consumed by after heartbreak. EDEN is set to tour the US this Spring, just another notch on his way up the indie ladder. Expect 2018 to be the year EDEN becomes a name everyone knows.
STEVIE WOLF- 'WHO'
New York-based Stevie Wolf emerged on single "Who" that's a fresh track delivering a sound so refreshing yet so familiar and comforting. The lyrics dive into the topics of identity loss while keeping things bright with the pop melodies. Stevie Wolf is definitely an artist on the rise worth knowing.
Vera spent all of 2017 rolling out singles for his new EP. It's finally out, and all together its a true masterpiece. "Mystery" is a brand new highlight that delivers sultry guitars and a underlying heat that keeps things burning all the way through. It's a truly mesmerizing track that'll have you in a full on sweat by the very end. You can stream Vera's Good Job No Conversation EP in full here.
SITA- 'AROUND ME'
We've been keeping our eyes on SITA throughout this last year. She's been rolling some truly great pop tracks and she adds "Around Me" to this collection. The verses are simplistic yet glorious while the chorus swirls you around in circles with her atmospheric vocals. We're expect some big things from this rising name soon enough. Keep your eyes on SITA.
Toronto four-piece HONORS returned with their latest single "Valley". It's a haunting track that dives into alternative R&B melodies. The chorus breaks through the ceiling with its pop hooks that dig their way deep into your head. Dream away with this one below.
EMMIT FENN- 'LOST IN SPACE'
Emmit Fenn has become one of our favorite risings artists over the year. With two EPs under his belt in 2017, he topped off the year with this emotionally powered track that blast off into the skies with its soaring production and heartfelt melodies. Expect more from Emmit Fenn in 2018 as he's set to releases his highly anticipated debut album.
joan is a duo based out of Little Rock, Arkansas. They release their third single "tokyo" this last month that dives into all the feelings you feel when you first fall for someone. The production is indie-pop at its finest with its classic alt guitars and glittering synth. One listen and you'll be taking off to a whole new world. Get familiar with joan below.