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Deanna DeMola has released her powerful new perception-shifting Alt Pop single “Next Generation”

Pop singer-songwriter Deanna DeMola has just released her most compelling single to date with “Next Generation”. With her latest release, she tells the cynics, the doubters and the bitterly ageing populations just how the next generation is going to run the world.

With absolutely no hint of exaggeration (as a millennial) I can say that I’m infinitely more assured about our future which will soon be in hands of the next generation. The tone and the vibe behind Next Generation are just phenomenal, Deanna DeMola took a strong, levelled and unapologetic approach while also gently asking for understanding instead of seeking more conflict.

If you’re able to tear yourself away from the lyrics, you’ll find a stunning Indie Shoegaze-infused semi-orchestral arrangement behind the flawless notes in Deanna DeMola’s vocals. I honestly couldn’t love this single more, not only is it flawlessly radio-ready, but it also has the power to dilute some of the rage and anxiety which seems all too prevalent in our society.

You can check out Deanna DeMola’s single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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US Indie Pop artist Help Society has released their debut album “Gettin’ Low & Lettin’ Go”

From the first few sonically-charged synth notes in US-based artists Help Society’s latest single Better, we were hooked.

Better is just one of the immersive and connectable tracks from Help Society’s album Gettin’ Low & Lettin’ Go. Each Darkwave track tackles a different facet of grief. And each track has plenty of organic and sincere resolving energy poured into it.

Largely, grief goes unspoken about. People tend not to like broaching the subject, but Help Society definitely wasn’t shy about laying down warm and compassionate sentiments over the shimmering synth-carved soundscape in Better.

If any track has the power to unite the goths and the Indie kids, it’s Better. There’s a gritty dark allure under the high-vibe tones giving Better a full-rounded feel which mirrors the complexity of grief-stricken emotion. It’s a constant battle to feel fragments of euphoria when experiencing grief, Help Society will help you get there.

You can check out Better along with the rest of the album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Teddy Roric reminds pop fans that wealth doesn’t always come from money with “Rich in My Mind”

German Pop artist Teddy Roric has released their most uplifting single yet with “Rich in My Mind” which brings brand-new meaning to the term contemporary Pop.

Since lockdown started, there seems to have been a shift away from the fascination of the rich and famous. Naturally, this means Pop fans wouldn’t be all too impressed by artists lyrically and visually flaunting their financial privilege. Rich in My Mind makes the irony of Pop artists trying to make resonant music while offering nothing relatable even starker.

If you’re looking for an aural pick me up which serves as a poignant reminder to see the value in what matters, look no further than this infectiously radio-ready retro Pop hit.

You can check out Teddy Roric’s single Rich in My Mind for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Elodie Reverie is set to release her stylishly unforgettable latest single “Under the Radar”

US singer, songwriter and producer Elodie Reverie is set to release her stylishly unforgettable latest Alt Pop single Under the Radar.

There is more than distinction within Elodie Reverie’s vocals. There is a captivating level of mesmerism which leaves you hooked from the very first vocal note which hits the smooth and sultry hit.

Comparing her style to another Pop artist seems an insult to her authentic yet organic sound. Yet, it’s safe to say any fans of Warpaint and London Grammar will want Elodie Reverie’s moody yet soulfully compelling voice on their playlists.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Under the Radar for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head on over to the artist’s SoundCloud where you’ll be able to find her earlier releases.

Stay posted on upcoming releases by following Elodie Reverie via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The China Blue has unleashed their latest Synthpop Earworm Always on My Mind

US artist and producer The China Blue has recently dropped their most evocatively hypnotic Synthpop single yet with Always on My Mind.

With the euphoric vibe, the hazy yet intricate production and the level of atmosphere weaved into the Pop hit, don’t be surprised if the perennial Pop earworm worms its way onto your contemporary Synthpop playlists after the first hit.

The up and coming artist may have borrowed an element or two from 80s Synthpop with the retro synth lines, but Always on My Mind doesn’t just hit the contemporary mark, it glides right past it thanks to the tangible ingenuity which The China Blue used to orchestrate this sweetly amorous soul-steeped single.

You can check out Always on My Mind for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Olivia Rees – Darker Night: Viscerally Compelling Alt Trap Pop

Pop singer-songwriter Olivia Rees has recently released her phenomenal Alt Pop hit Darker Night. Expect to be hit with full-frontal emotion, viscerally compelling lyrics and hypnotically atmospheric electronic instrumentals.

It’s strikingly meta lines such as “I lost myself when I looked for you” which puts Olivia Rees’ striking style leagues apart from any other up and coming Pop artist in 2020. With a nuanced infusion of Hip Hop in the rhythmically arrestive beats and plenty of bite behind her vocals, Darker Night is as distinctive as it is captivating.

It’s tangibly clear that Olivia Rees never set out to assimilate with this passion-soaked hit. It oozes with authentic creative ingenuity.

You can check out Darker Night for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

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RAYNA has made her debut with the stylishly quiescent Indie Alt Pop single “Let Me”

Let Me (Let Go) is the stunning debut single from up and coming Indie Pop artist RAYNA. The adjectives ‘artful’ and ‘accessible’ don’t’ often meet each other in reviews but Let Me is anything but your average debut single.

The track plays with nuances of Shoegaze and Neo-Classic Pop while allowing the track to ooze mainstream contemporary appeal. As you listen to the accordant progressions, the biggest changes you’ll pick up on is the emotional intensity which comes in arrestive fluctuating waves. The stylish quiescent production is one thing, the evocative propensity of Let Me is quite another.

If you’re as aurally sensitive as me, don’t be surprised if RAYNA’s debut single has you fighting back the tears.

You can check out RAYNA’s debut single Let Me (Let Go) for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Singer-Songwriter Regina Fae has released her arcanely powerful single “Getting Over You”

Getting Over You is the fourth single to be released by singer-songwriter Regina Fae. And it is the fourth time she’s crafted an arcanely powerful soundscape which perfectly captures the complexity of emotion.

Getting Over You is so much more than your usual lovelorn song, it’s absolving, it’s raw, and instrumentally, it’s practically celestial. It’s rare to encounter a baroquely inspired romantic track which oozes strikingly contemporary appeal. Once you hit play, you’re on a journey, and you’ll be captivated until long after the accordantly heart-breaking, ethereally chilling outro.

You can check out Regina Fae’s single Getting Over You for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Keep up to date with her latest releases via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Erik Eimiller has released their seductively stylish Indie Synth Pop debut single “Cross the Ocean”

After amassing plenty of acclaim for his percussion skills, New York artist Erik Eimiller has made their solo debut with the seductively stylish Alt Pop single Cross the Ocean.

Along with the infectiously melodic synth-carved hooks, you’ll hear the rhythmic grit of the Indie instrumentals which add even more energy to the entrancing soundscape. Cross the Ocean may share a reminiscence or two with 80s Synth Pop. Yet, perceptibly, Erik Eimiller has made the sound his own through the expressively magnetic vocals and the discernibly solid structure of the mix which won’t fail to arrest your rhythmic pulses.

If you’re looking for an aural pick me up which drips organic feel-good vibes, look no further.

You can check out Erik Eimiller’s single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Bäckar – Anything for You: Sonically Entrancing Indie Synth Pop

With their debut single “Anything for You”, LA-based artist and songwriter Bäckar created a new trajectory in the evolution of Pop.

Within the multi-layered single, you’ll find the cool tones of Indie Shoegaze guitars, the throbs of Post-Punk basslines, 80s synthpop and elements of ensnaring world music under the entrancing Dance Pop beats. Under a less masterful production, it would be utter chaos, yet, Bäckar pulled it together with synergetic and euphoric ease.

There’s nothing I could say to prepare you for the sonically enrapturing energy in Anything for You. It’s beyond anything you’ve ever heard.

You can check out Bäckar’s single Anything for You for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast