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Celeste Scott has released her urban pop-punk anthem, Hate My Friends.

Celeste Scott has made a phenomenal comeback with her entrancing track, Hate My Friends; it is charged with pop-punk attitude, filled with infectious dance-pop hooks and carries all of the hallmarks of a perennial pop earworm.

With three years between the release of Hate My Friends and her sophomore single, we’re stoked to see the return of the pop-punk icon. With her heavy guitars, urban influence and hooky melodies, she has practically done all of the heavy lifting in the diversification of the pop-punk scene that she is sure to reign supreme with more euphorically sniping releases in the same vein as Hate My Friends.

Check out Hate My Friends on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Dark pop icon Francesca Monte has released her fierce new earworm, Vertigo.

Italian dark pop icon Francesca Monte has released her fierce new earworm, Vertigo; what Cher started with inventive vocal reverb, Monte has superseded it with her deliciously dark track.

Vertigo allows lyrics to run through like scorned spoken word poetry as glitchy harsh electronica beats make sure that your rhythmic pulses are entwined, ready for the colossal drops and broadsiding aural curveballs.

Instead of pandering to moody pop cliché’s, Francesca Monte ensured that the multifaceted emotion was as visceral as the melodic yet sporadically caustic beats. It is only a matter of time before she is a permanent fixture in the electronic music charts.

Check out Vertigo for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Ivon Roberts & A.M.K advocate for self-love in their summer pop anthem ‘Solo’.

Describing herself as “a hot mess in catchy song form”, Ivon Roberts is the girl-next-door pop icon we never knew we needed on our playlists. Her latest tropic electropop single, Solo, featuring A.M.K, is a summer pop anthem that doesn’t pander to the usual obsessed-in-love tropes. With Solo, she used her platform to promote self-love instead of narrating the chase of superficial love.

The infectiously euphoric release follows on from Ivon Roberts’ other pop hits that come with an infectious appeal. With her most popular single, Skinny, having racked up over 150k streams on Spotify alone, it is easy to see that she’s going to be a major part of the future pop scene. With vocals that could rival Gaga’s while carrying intimate indie appeal, she’s everything you could possibly ask for from a pop artist.

Check out Solo on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

Shift your perception on affection with TIBIBI’s ethereal neo-classic single, Remind Me.

‘Remind Me’ is the latest artfully ethereal release from alternative singer-songwriter, producer and engineer, TIBIBI; whose neo-classic works carry the same haunting weight as Portishead while registering as enticingly authentic.

The single melodically spins the story of a person falling in love but not falling deep enough to lose their head. The suitably meditative semi-orchestral synth-pop single allows the lyrics to resonate as a mantra, a promise to yourself that you won’t descend to the depths of love you can’t pull yourself up from.

Remind Me starts as a neo-classic piano loop before classical strings weave into the mix with reverb-swathed analogue synths. TIBIBI’s gently layered vocals meld succinctly into the single which is conceptually powerful enough to shift your perception of love.

Remind Me is now available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Camille Rose soulfully meanders through melancholy in her jazz single, Raining in July

South-East London-born and raised Jazz singer-songwriter Camille Rose’s signature sound is quickly becoming synonymous with arrestingly unique jazz instrumentals that groove and improvise around her soulfully lush vocals.

Before the first verse runs through in her latest single, Raining in July, you’ll find yourself captivated by the mellifluously rich soundscape that flows with such ease and finesse; listening to it is as easy as breathing. For anyone going solo this summer, Raining in July should be a feel-good playlist staple for the way it captures romantic grief but emanates radiant soul despite the wistful sorrow.

Through the influence of Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, the 24-year-old artist started studying jazz performance at Trinity Laban conservatoire to hone in on her craft. Discernibly, she has already mastered the art of weaving narratively compelling lyrics into a melodically cathartic soundscape. We can’t wait to hear what follows.

Check out the live recording of Raining in July by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Just Be Bold: Sarah Reynolds finds that courageous strength through her faith on the beautiful ‘WILDERNESS’

As she prays hard on her tired knees asking for that much-needed fire to keep on burning inside her so she may stride on to find that hidden path, Sarah Reynolds puts on an incredibly inspiring display with the mountain-conquering new single ‘WILDERNESS‘.

Sarah Reynolds is a multi-skilled Cotswolds, UK-based solo indie pop artist, Christian music producer, singer-songwriter and composer, who has a massive love for pets, faith and photography. She kindly makes a tremendously admirable blend of bless-filled soundscape music, that shows us her belief that God will guide her away from any troubling situation.

You feel her wonderfully elegant tone shining over the clouds to wash away the tears from before, as her kind soul only shows us that you can be whoever you wish to be, if you really believe enough. This is such a sumptuously enthralling listen from an inspired artist – who is singing from her heart- as her vocal range is such an ear-warming experience.

WILDERNESS‘ from the soulfully sweet UK-based indie-pop Christian artist Sarah Reynolds, shows us a world that is waiting for us, if we get off our lazy couches and move swiftly into a new layer of goodness to learn from. She sings with such grace and care on stunning effort, which shows us all that losing faith is never an option.

You will be rescued if you believe in yourself enough – as you are trusted to carefully use the powers sent to you – by the guiding light to your true destiny.

Stream this gloriously beautiful new single on Spotify and see her journey into the wild via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Christopher Siu sets a cinematic score with his latest single, Once Again, featuring Amber Jakes.

For his latest single, Once Again, Toronto singer-songwriter and composer Christopher Siu collaborated with Amber Jakes to create a theatrically cinematic ballad; the orchestral score is almost arcane in its ability to immerse you in fantasy.

The light and sweeping piano notes set an evocative tone for Amber Jakes’ soulfully imploring vocal timbre that starts succinctly and climbs to the higher notes in line with the instrumental crescendos tenderly crafted by Siu. Once Siu’s vocals make a resounding appearance, his influences of Disney and music theatre start to shine through in the mesmerising single. Wherever Siu takes his sound next, we are sure that it will be a resounding, panoramic success.

The official lyric video is now available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Niels Bacher tells a very 2021 love story through his latest single, Too Sick to Love

Too Sick to Love is the latest single to be released by the alt-pop artist Niels Bacher whose lyrical candour knows very few bounds; in the best possible way. The single starts with muttered lyrics atop of lo-fi trappy beats and faint piano melody; as the momentum picks up, the dissonance starts to slip away until you’re in the midst of a raw whirlwind of emotion that carries reminiscence to The King Blues and Linkin Park.

With lyrics such as “I’ve never been this close to the edge before” “I’m scared I can’t do anything right anymore”, Bacher acted as a confidant to everyone who knows the scars that come through a mental health battle. Especially for anyone who knows how it feels to be romantically ostracised by your own mind.

Too Sick to Love is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Get swept up in the romantic tides of Kristin Venae’s soul-pop single, Still Here.

With the same gripping, soulful eminence as Shania Twain, Celine Dion and Maria Carey, up and coming Australian singer-songwriter Kristin Venae’s latest single, Still Here, is simultaneously a hit of nostalgia and a refreshing blend of soul, pop and indie rock.

You’d be hard-pressed to find more stunning guitars in a pop single; the jangly effervescent notes give Still Here a sweet psychedelic kick while Venae’s vocals pay ode to everlasting love. You can’t help getting swept up in the romantic tides of Still Here which precedes the release of Venae’s upcoming debut album.

Still Here is now available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Natasha Slayton shares introspective gold with her debut single, Love Me Like Me.

After becoming a multi-platinum artist in her band G.R.L., Natasha Slayton has made her solo pop debut with the high vibe single, Love Me Like Me which oozes introspective lyrical gold.

Love Me Like Me shares the artist’s journey to sobriety and self-worth; by opening with the line, I was wasting my time looking for a feeling I could never find until I started healing, Slayton effortlessly established herself as the pop icon we never knew we needed.

The summer pop vibes and a lyrical focus on healing in the debut release bust the myth that summer pop earworms have to be superficial to be infectious.

Love Me Like Me is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast