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Sarita Lozano – Lucid: Engrossingly Expressive Alt Pop

Sarita Lozano has become an artist renowned for her hypnotically harmonic Alt Indie Pop vocal tones. Within her upcoming album “Lucid” they’re more polished and poised than ever.

Any fans of London Grammar are definitely going to want to check out the 13-track offering of mesmeric nuanced moody pop. Sarita Lozano’s vocals may be consistently soulfully evocative, but the intricately high-vibe high-tempo beats often sit in perfect contrast to the stylistic melancholy.

With elements of Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul and RnB weaved into the electronically orchestrated album, it’s a dynamic feat of Pop which affirms that the London-based artist is definitely one to watch in 2020. Get her on your radar.

You can check out Sarita Lozano’s engrossingly expressive Alt Pop album for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud from February 3rd. In the meantime, you can check out her earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Amie K – Bliss: Organically Uplifting Folk Pop

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If you’re always on the hunt for striking vocals, prepare to be aurally pierced by up and coming Folk-Pop artist Amie K’s latest single “Bliss”

There may already be plenty of uplifting Pop singles on the airwaves. Yet Amie K was able to project euphorically-laced passion in a completely organic way which amplified the resonance in the bright mood-boosting hit. All too often emotion feels forced or plasticised. Yet, Bliss will leave you under the impression that it contains a piece of Amie K’s soul.

The single was inspired by the feeling of elation felt when you take a moment to reflect on your life with gratitude and get to experience that often inexpressible swell of visceral joy. Somehow, Amie K found a way to infuse that gratified ecstacy into a blissfully empowering soundscape which drips with commercial appeal.

You can check out Bliss for yourselves from January 24th via Spotify.

Keep up to date with the UK-based artist’s latest releases and news by heading over to their Facebook page.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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KINGDØMS – Senses: Sensually Sublime Progressive Indie Synth Pop  

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“Senses” is the recently released aptly-titled sensually-sublime feat of Indie Synth Pop from up and coming artist KINGDØMS.

All too frequently lacing a Pop mix with atmospheric mesmerism dilutes the danceability. But that definitely isn’t the case with Senses. The evocatively arrestive hit may take its sweet and rhythmic time before the euphoria really hits but meandering through the seamless progressive evolutions is an entrancing experience which you won’t forget in a hurry.

Not only is the production radio-ready. But it also allows the Alt Pop artist to lay down their signature smooth style which incorporates a nuanced infusion of Lounge Acid House into a Pop earworm which offers plenty of commercial appeal.

You’ll be able to check out KINGDØMS latest drop for yourselves by heading over the artist’s YouTube channel.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Wednesday’s Wolves – But You Settled on Me Like Dust: Contemporary Folk Concordance

When a track title is as poetically curiosity-piquing as Alt Indie Folk Pop artist Wednesday’s Wolves’ latest single “But You Settled on Me Like Dust” pressing play and revealing the nature of the soundscape becomes nonoptional.

Our expectations were exceeded as frankly, there’d be no way of anticipating the effortlessly effervescent harmonies and the dizzyingly hypnotic allure. There’s a simplicity to their sound. But within the frill-free production is arcane alchemy which is poised and ready to feed you haunted yet optimistic alchemy.

The Oxford-based duo has been crafting concordantly ethereal tracks since 2013. Since their inception, they’ve mastered, matured and polished their sound and amassed plenty of hype around it. I can only imagine how haunting their live shows are. If they’re impressive enough to get on the BBC’s radar as one of the most promising up and coming acts, I’m sure they’re good enough for yours too.

You can check out the mesmerising hit for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Get Hyped for Summer with Cars on Mars’ Latest Indie Pop Single

Cars on Mars’ latest single “Summer” kicks off with quite possibly the most distinctive Indie Rock bassline you’ve ever heard.

The fuzzily striking licks introduce a soundscape which finds the perfect balance between the dark tones of Post Punk and the jangly quintessence of Indie Jangle Pop.

Any fans of the Wombats, The Kooks, Two Door Cinema Club, and the Vaccines are sure to appreciate Cars on Mars’ summer hit dropped in January.

After hearing the effervescently sun-kissed mix, I’m now under the firm impression that there is no better time to be listening to tracks which capture the warm nostalgia of summer’s past and instil you with anticipation for the ones to come.

In short, Summer is a vibrant hit and you’ll be doing yourselves a favour if you add it to your playlists.

You can check out the official video to Summer for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Adama – Too Many Times: Sensually Soulful Alt Pop

With “Too Many Times”, up and coming Pop pioneer Adama found the perfect balance between soul and moody sensuality.

It’s not all too often that we’re treated to such a distinctive sound which also boasts an ample amount of evocative appeal. Yet, Adama achieved this with discernible ease. You’ll find plenty of their own artistic ingenuity within the contemporarily slick soundscape. But you’ll also get to hear the influence of the likes of Marvin Gaye, Sade, and Miles Davis.

It’s atmospheric, it’s immersive, and it’s a perfect example of how serene an Electronica Lounge Soul Pop single can be. There are undoubtedly even more exciting things to come from the London & Milan based artist. Get them on your radar.

You can check out Too Many Times for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Carla Stark – Wallpaper: A Moodily Immersive Alt Pop Playlist Essential

Magnetic artistic personalities aren’t to be underestimated. Which is exactly what up and coming Pop artist Carla Stark has proven with her single Wallpaper.

With an EP in the works for 2020, Carla Stark is giving us plenty to get excited about. But for now, Wallpaper serves as the perfect introduction to her sleek, and sultry stylistic edge. Wallpaper is one of the most moodily immersive Alt Pop earworms we’ve heard… possibly ever.

With a voice which borders on hypnotic and beats orchestrated with the intention of feeding you sensual rhythm, Wallpaper is a track which naturally drips refined sex appeal. From the first verse, it was perceptible that Carla Stark made a radio-ready hit with Wallpaper. But are the radiowaves ready for an artist so fearlessly distinctive?

You can check out the official music video to Wallpaper for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Miles Casper – Hit the Spot: Entrancingly Fresh RnB Trap Pop

Miles Casper has followed on from the success of their first two singles with the equally as melodically smooth Pop Trap track “Hit the Spot”. You can’t help but feel and move to the rhythmic grind in Hit the Spot. It’s not all too often we can dub Pop Trap entrancing but Hit the Spot does exactly what it says on the tin.

By switching between harmonic Pop vocals and perfectly metered rapid-fire Rap bars, Miles Casper created a dynamic hit which you’re immediately hooked into from the prelude right up to the outro.  There’s also a lot to be said for the seamless fluidity of the lush instrumentals. Not to mention the radio-ready finish which they were able to achieve on the production.

The 19-year-old Melbourne-based artist and producer plans to drop a single each month in 2020. If any Alt Pop is worth having on your radar this year, it is Miles Casper.

You can check out Hit the Spot for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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NYC Alt Electronica Artist Cami-Oh Has Created an Aural Storm with Their Latest Release “OP”

If you’re as sick of the constant stream of laboriously assimilative Electronica music being produced as we are, prepare to be as delighted as we were upon hearing the fiercely artful aural storm which is Cami-Oh’s latest single “OP”.

With elements of Hip Hop and Pop weaved into the authoritatively arrestive single, not only do you get a danceable hit, but you also get to appreciate Cami-Oh’s daring experimentalism which is sure to go down well with any fans of Bjork and PJ Harvey. There’s also a hint of Peaches’ iconic unfuckwithable attitude laced into the mix. Needless to say, the NYC-based artist is now firmly fixed on our radar. We can’t wait to hear how they follow on from OP.

You can check out Cami-Oh’s latest single from January 23rd 2020 by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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BagBoyzzz – Paradise featuring Lexxii Mari: Idyllic Hip Hop Pop Escapism

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Breaking artist BagBoyzzz kicked off their 2020 by dropping an unmissable feat of Pop infused Hip Hop in collaboration with Lexxii Mari. The distinctive hit is an aural ticket to paradise which you’ll immediately want to add to your playlists to make sure you don’t lose it.

The lucidly light and vibrantly intricate instrumentals merge elements of Trap and contemporary smooth downtempo Pop to ensure that the soundscape offers the serenity which you’d expect from Paradise.

Paradise is a rare collaborative single in which the synergy between the artistic collaborators is perceptible at every progression. Lexxii’s hypnotically harmonic vocals were the perfect fit for the smooth flowing oceanic beats in Paradise. Here’s to hoping that we’ll hear more from them in the future.

You can check out the latest single from BagBoyzzz for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast