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Lesse has released the most powerful ballad of the year with Runaway.

After racking up over 110k streams with his folky dark pop debut single, The Ghost, breaking pop artist Lesse is here with his latest deeply melancholic single, Runaway.

If Hozier carried the same pensive edge of Tom Odell, the sonic result wouldn’t be worlds away from this captivating ballad which uses minimalist minor-key piano notes and plenty of spatial effects to allow Lesse’s evocative vocal harmonies to resound in the atmosphere of the neo-classically inclined soundscape

The artist’s songwriting ability, paired with his vocal talent and lyrical vulnerability, make Runaway one of the most powerful ballads to have hit the airwaves this year.

Runaway is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Dance On My Own: Port Blair pop artist Caesar Roosevelt finds his own path with ‘Symphony’

With a name change and presenting news of a much-anticipated album coming to our ears at the end of the year, Caesar Roosevelt learns to love himself after being with someone who took all that all-important energy for themselves on ‘Symphony‘.

Formally known as Caesar, Caesar Roosevelt is a Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands-based indie pop singer-songwriter, proudly queer, witch, cat lover and entrepreneur.

I wrote this song while I was going through a hard times. I was feeling that I am not good enough for anyone and this leaded me to change myself but then I realize that its just in my head and its okay not to be perfect.” ~ Caesar Roosevelt

Sung with a soothing energy and a real intellect to solving his problems, we find a young artist at the start of a long journey that will be filled with excitement. His youthful vocals are raw and enthusiastic, packed with a thoughtful mindset that shows his progression and willingness to evolve.

Symphony‘ from Andaman and Nicobar Islands-based indie pop singer-songwriter Caesar Roosevelt, is that true story about telling yourself to take some time for yourself. Things have been geared towards pleasing someone else who you cared about, but after some reflection you realize that they have been pulling you down.

Learning that self-love and working out what you really want to achieve in life, is that journey we all need to go on to find that real self-enlightenment.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more via his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Wish Someone Would Take My Place: The wonderfully authentic Savanna Leigh takes a second to breathe on ‘Girl Underneath’

After the massive success of her delightful five-track debut EP called ‘Changes‘, Savanna Leigh is quite sublime on her latest single called ‘Girl Underneath‘.

Savanna Leigh is a highly motivated Brandon, Florida-born, Nashville, Tennessee-based indie pop artist and model with a massive future. She sings with delightful elegance on each chord and takes you to a happier place.

Girl underneath” is a song about learning how to take time to really focus on yourself, to slow down, just breathe and figure out what you need whether it’s emotionally or physically. Prioritizing yourself.” ~ Savanna Leigh

After being inspired by her Dad who was a touring country artist who used to sing with her sister Lexi, you feel her mature attitude shine through like a calming breeze, as this is exactly what she wants to do.

Each note is made with a real class and superlative style, as you wrap inside her intoxication aura and let her music heal all of your self-doubts away. The glorious visuals only enhances her message, as she looks to move away from the suffocating crowds to focus on what is truly important. Getting away from those sticky clubs that can damage innocent souls and take you down tempting paths you should avoid, is a move that this smart young artist has certainly realized.

I moved to Nashville when I was 18 to pursue music full time but I have been involved in it my whole life.” ~ Savanna Leigh

Girl Underneath‘ from the twenty years-young business-savvy and fashionable Nashville, Tennessee-based indie pop solo artist and model Savanna Leigh, is an outstanding single from a clearly talented multi-creative. Her luscious vocals are so smooth and filled with an ear-shaking experience, that has your whole inspired body asking for more.

With a true message of telling yourself to slow down and look after your inner soul for a while, this is easily one of the best singles from 2021 so far. Her realness and quality shines through the dark clouds of this rather odd world, as that true genuine energy is so hard to find these days.

Hear this charming new single on her Spotify and see more via her IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Darrian Gerard makes no apologies with her hook-laden pop-punk single, I’m Not Sorry.

Alt-rock solo artist, Darrian Gerard, has released her self-produced single, I’m Not Sorry; the defiant anthem throws you right back to the glory days of scuzzy pop-punk while encompassing an emboldening modern lyricism style.

Away from Paramore and Avril Lavigne reminisces, I’m Not Sorry is a stellar track in its own right, and despite the DIY production, the infectiously hyper choruses reel you in hook, line and sinker. There is enough energy in this earworm to animate a main stage festival crowd. We can’t wait to watch Darrian Gerard climb the alt-rock charts with I’m Not Sorry.

I’m Not Sorry will officially release on September 13th; you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Out Footloose: Pune-based indie pop artist Karan Patade looks for that sun-kissed breezy freedom again on ‘Wake Up’

Bringing us the inspired lead single from his debut album, Karan Patade dreams of those fun times where he feels alive and outside in the beautiful world again with ‘Wake Up‘.

Karan Patade is a Pune, India-born author and indie pop singer-songwriter. He is a soulful artist who sings with a pure voice that is minus the unnecessary frills, and features a thoughtful man who loves to express his feelings on a feel-good track here.

He released his debut album “Studio 3311” on his 33rd birthday. The album title is in reference to his apartment where he wrote and recorded all of the 8 songs during the ongoing pandemic.” ~ Karan Patade

With a peaceful blend of heartwarming vibes that has you feeling so exuberant again after being caged in like an unhappy bird for far too long, you sense his vocals adding an optimistic feeling inside your wholesome consciousness.

Wake Up‘ from the Pune, India-based indie pop singer-songwriter and author Karan Patade, is a marvelous new track which shows us a young artist who is doing what he loves. After many years of thought – he used this pandemic to send the world his masterpiece – as he sings with such a vivid imagination and vision, which you just can’t teach.

Perhaps this tremendous song will help many get their shoes off to connect with the earth – as you daydream about being in the sand and ocean again – purifying your soul away from the city life which can drag you inside forever, if you aren’t too careful.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see more via his IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Not The Right Time: Boston-based indie pop artist Chris Peters knows that he is always ‘In Between’

With a radiant ray of vibrantly exciting energy that certainly transforms those cloudy days into wonderful sunshine, Chris Peters wants to be with his dream lover so much but knows that they will always be with someone else on ‘In Between’.

Chris Peters is a Chicago-born, Boston-based indie pop singer-songwriter. He is a current Berklee College of Music in Boston student, and is only interested in spreading love and light through his music creations.

He sings with such a clear vocal ability that makes you take notice and turn up the volume, as he performs with a freedom that is so glorious to lather lovingly inside. With a smooth style and rather descriptive lyrics that shows you where his head is at, he avoids the often-confusing mystery and shows us warmly into his clearly creative mind with much-pleasing gusto.

In Between‘ from the Boston-based indie pop singer-songwriter Chris Peters, is that leave-me or love-me type of song which follows a relevant story of being with someone who you love, but it seems like you will be destined to be friends with forever. Your heart is telling you to stick around as things might change – but your trustworthy gut is saying you should move on – as you wonder deeply as to why your ideal lover, wants to be with someone else who continues to hurt them.

Sometimes you just need to accept that you can’t be together, even when you see them your heart beats uncontrollably and you say things you wouldn’t with anyone else in the world.

Stream this new single on his Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Crashing Down: Manhattan’s Atira drops dreamy debut single ‘Somebody Else’

As she tosses and turns in bed worrying about something she can’t control, Atira worries that her true love is actually thinking about ‘Somebody Else‘.

Atira is a new Manhattan, New York-based indie RnB/pop artist who after pushing herself and having the support of those close, has launched her music career and couldn’t be happier with the decision.

I’ve always had a dream of being an artist. My parents told me as a little girl I had a karaoke mic that I always held onto- and would provide my family with unlimited music and performances in our living room (even when they did not ask for it).” ~ Atira

Sung with a lovely blend of smooth honey-tipped vocals which gives you a calming taste in your hungry-for-love soul – she performs with a true love feel – that is truly worried about losing someone so special.

Everything we hear seems to genuinely effortless and ocean breeze-like, as the beautiful background soundscape takes you into her story that has her worried that someone else might lure her special human, away from her when she is sleeping.

She writes songs that resonate with her experiences growing up across four countries and dealing with constant change, struggles in relationships and love, and overcoming challenges with identity/self-discovery.” ~ Atira

Somebody Else‘ from the Manhattan, New York-based indie RnB/pop solo artist Atira, is the true story about thinking so deeply about something it actually happens in your dreams. You are so concerned that your lover could be with someone else, when actually they could just be thinking about you. This is that hold-me-tight type of track when you need some reassurance, that things are actually going well despite what your over-stimulated mind is picturing.

Sometimes you just need to hear their voice, just to work out if all is still the way that it should be.

Hear this fresh new track on Spotify and see more news on her IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Tara Perez is lost in ennui in her latest single, ‘No Feelings in the Summer’.

If you spent this summer flying solo, Tara Perez’ latest electro-pop single, No Feelings in the Summer, serves a powerful reminder that living out romantic tropes under the sun isn’t mandatory, and to expect it as a given every year is naive.

Perez soulfully demonstrates with her latest single that summer without passion feels wasted but this progression in pop narratives is a positive one for the reality it brings to the airwaves and the meaningful connections that listeners lost in ennui can make with the blissfully melancholic single.

No Feelings in the Summer is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Blood On The Ground: Buenos Aires band Los Cozmatics are quite brilliant on ‘Tears’

Made in busy Buenos Aires with a true love, Los Cozmatics are in scintillating form with their new single which will have you shedding a few ‘Tears‘.

Los Cozmatics was formed by The Bronx-born John Acosta, who is an indie trip-hop/pop singer-songwriter and music producer.

Featuring Argentine-singer Daira Robin, guitarist/producer Ezekiel “Zeke” Vallejo, Pablo Guarnieri on drums, and Laura Corrazina on the bass with this incredible project, this is a stunning effort with so much soul.

She sings with such mesmerizing beauty and real class, with a caring soundscape which feels like you are being lifted into a rather sad story of mystery. There is blood on the floor and there are lots of people are looking, as you just wish that life was back to normal again.

This is a fine track with so much tranquilizing and striking atmosphere, which has your mind floating into a new world of intrigue. You are transported into an air of introspection throughout, as you turn up the volume to soak each word into your engrossed mind.

Tears‘ from the Buenos Aires, Argentina-based indie pop/trip-hop music project Los Cozmatics, is the story about looking away from the darkness and bringing in the light again. After a sad time, the healing needs to happen so that peace and love may return.

Sung with a true grace and featuring an assortment of clearly quality artists who seem to have that world class ability flowing through their souls, this is a real gem of an underground track to turn up and truly embrace.

Hear this new single on Soundcloud and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hide Our Thoughts: Chicago alt-pop artist Chandler Poe wonders about the state of existence in this world on the poetic debut ‘No One’

With a poet-like style that changes up your current mindset to thinking more thoughtful, Chandler Poe is in inspired form via his brand new single all about this weird life called ‘No One‘.

Chandler Poe is a twenty-one-years-young alt-pop artist from Chicago, Illinois. He is a true underground poet, who puts on a stunning display with a performance which will have you listening twice and telling your friends about.

This is the message of looking a bit deeper as no one is the same at all – as you look to find something truly meaningful to hold onto – in this rather odd world full of misdirection and loneliness. He sounds ready to project his thoughts in his own way, which ultimately is the best way to do things.

With so many lazy copycats and fake posers lurking at every corner, this is an inspired effort from an artist with an abundance of creative energy just waiting to burst open and cure us from all the heartbreak around.

No One‘ from the Chicago-based alt-pop solo artist Chandler Poe, is the story about thinking deeply about this man-made alternate world which we currently live in. With so many people watching and listening to our every move, the power of hiding your thoughts and actions has never been more important.

Featuring a deep tone, introspective lyrics and an authentic beat that seems to end before flourishing rather quickly again, is one of the more fascinating debut tracks you will hear all year.

Hear this new track on Soundcloud and see more via his IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen