Victoria May is a young British born pop singer with a massive future. She sparks brightly here with her debut single called “Electricity“.
Now based in Argentina, Victoria impresses like a futuristic starlet on this pop soaked winner. With quality production and pure vocals that make my ears sweat, this is a tremendous entry into the music world.
Recorded in Buenos Aires and mixed in New York, you can feel the overriding international standard and the whole package is a delicious listen the whole way through. This is a young musician with a huge future if she can stay focused and hungry for more. Victoria’s voice puts me under a delightful spell of positive energy.
“Electricity” is one of those songs that makes you listen again and again. You imagine Victoria’s feeling towards her new crush, she wants it but isn’t afraid to keep her guard up just in case something is off.
This is an absolute gem and I highly recommend you give Victoria May your full attention.
NYC Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Rob Benny released their latest resonantly raw single “Speak” on May 13th. Anyone who appreciates soundscapes which ooze nostalgic appeal whilst simultaneously leaving you excited over finding fresh new talent won’t want to hang around hitting play.
It’s simple, it’s understated, yet, at the same time, it’s emotionally striking to the point where it feels like you’re battling with the melodies while they’re attempting to ensure that you don’t get to the outro dry-eyed.
With a similar lyrical style to Waits, Cohen and Elliott Smith, there’s a candid honesty to Speak. Hearing Rob Benny open up his soul leaves you feeling compelled to follow suit.
You can check out Speak for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Up and coming Pop artist Kurudj has recently released their stunningly sedative fourth album ME 2. A Conformist. While each of the hazy Lo-Fi tracks is as tranquilly sweet as the last, the perfect introduction to Kurudj’s lofty Alt Dream Pop style is Lose My.
Lose My features vocals from Alan Chuan and Alyssa Mendelowitz and incorporates elements of Folk and Melodic Indie Hip Hop to create an unpredictably amorous soundscape which stays lucid while offering a significant serving of hypnotic catharsis.
The accordance is stripped away as the track moves towards the outro as discordant tones are thrown into the mix along with fervent synth melodies and cavernous blasts of distorted bass. It was a bold stylistic move, but any fans of Mr Bungle would undoubtedly approve.
You can check out Lose My along with the rest of the album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
There was little chance that we’d forget the mellifluous tones of up and coming Folk artist Bluebyrd after hearing their debut album “Uneven Ground” in 2018 and their politically-cathartic single “Song for the Duped” in 2019.
With their first single to be released in 2020 “Not the Only Show in this Town” there’s plenty of serene resonance to soak up.
It may or not surprise you to learn that as a music journalist, I brush up against some caustically salty egos. Not the Only Show in this Time is a pedestal-removing chorally atmospheric reminder that self-projected superiority is more than a little ridiculous.
With the ethereal organ layers weaved into the Alt Folk Pop mix, there was a slight touch of Momus in the track. But ultimately, Bluebyrd’s sound is very much their own. And that’s just one of the reasons why the UK-based artist is incredibly easy to warm to.
You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out ‘Not The Only Show In This Town’ which is due for release on all platforms on February 14th. In the meantime, you can head on over to SoundCloud to check out their earlier releases.
Any fans of the King Blues, Twenty One Pilots and A.R.G.H Kid are going to want to check out the latest release “Sad Case” from Martin Case.
The live acoustic rendition of the track which was released on December 31st 2019 stands a testament to both their instrumental prowess and ability to pen poignantly gritty lyrics. With those two talents combined, it’s all too easy to get hooked into the unique soundscape which solely consists of the sublimely intricate fingerpicked guitar notes and Martin Cases distinctive vocals. We don’t often get to hear artists who are brave enough to be this animated and eccentric with their sound. It never gets old.
You can check out Martin Case’s live rendition of Sad Case for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.