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Dakota Chappy – Right There: Entrancingly Danceable, Mindfully Inspired EDM Pop

Every once in awhile, it’s possible that you’ll stumble across a track which offers massive beats and an even more sizeable serving of soul. That’s just what we delved into when Electronic Pop artist Dakota Chappy appeared on our radar.

The strikingly talented vocalist dropped her latest entrancingly danceable yet mindfully inspired single “Right There” on March 4th. If you want to raise your vibration, strap on a pair of headphones and experience the vibrancy of the upraised radio-ready single.

There will undoubtedly be bigger and more refreshingly absolving music to come from Dakota Chappy. So, we’d suggest that you follow our lead and firmly affix her to your radars.

You can check out the official music video to Dakota Chappy’s latest single via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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A Soliman – Let You Go: Progressive Alt Future Pop

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Let You Go is the second euphorically potent single to be released from up and coming Pop artist A Soliman. If you’re always on the lookout for tracks which emotively hit the hardest, look no further.

The Future Pop mix kicks off by offering your usual steady synth notes. Yet, when Let You Go reaches peak momentum, you get to appreciate the full extent of A Soliman’s ingenuity. The mix of stylistic electronic effect and pensive piano notes may not be a usual aural pairing, but despite the unfamiliarity of the soundscape, none of the accessibility has been compromised.

In short, it’s all too easy to warm to A Soliman – especially with the artist’s distinctive take on vocal harmonies. It’s a radio-ready hit which you’ll definitely want to try at least once.

You can check out A Soliman’s single Let You Go for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Beth De Bacci – Loved Like This: Reflectively Oceanic Alt Pop

Ready for summer? You may just find that you are upon hearing Alt EDM Pop artist Beth De Bacci’s transcendentally downtempo single “Loved Like This”.

Loved Like This comes with that timelessly-immersive reflective Oceanic feel as the uncomplicated yet atmospheric single unravels through succinct yet efficacious builds in momentum and good-vibe energy.

Beth De Bacci’s vocals are undemanding as they synergistically follow the melodies. Yet, the natural magnetism in the singer songwriter’s vocal range will ensure that you’re hooked right up until the outro. The wit and ingenuity in the all too relatable lyrics is the cherry on the cake in this cathartically colourful track.

You can check out Loved Like This for yourselves by heading over to YouTube where you’ll find the official lyric video.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jordo Ingle – That Door: Soul-Achingly Arrestive Alt Folk Pop

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Up and coming Alt Indie Folk artist Jordo Ingle’s latest single That Door is soul-achingly arrestive. From the moment you’re exposed to the vibrancy of the tone, the energy in the intricately enthralling rhythms, and Jordo Ingle’s distinctively uplifting vocals, you’ll be hooked.

The electronic instrumentals may give That Door a contemporary appeal, yet, the artist has gone right back to the roots of music production by providing aural escapism which also shares a unique lyrical perspective.

That Door demands repeat attention. And you definitely won’t feel begrudging while you give in to the demands of this soulfully beguiling earworm.

You can check out Jordo Ingle’s single That Door which was released alongside the equally as mesmerising single Take My Hand via Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Big Soda – Open Wound: Soul-Fizzingly Sweet Psych Jazz Pop

We found it all too easy to become enamoured by Big Soda’s latest Psych Jazz Pop single Open Wound. It wouldn’t be out of place in a David Lynch soundtrack. But abstract ingenuity isn’t the only incentive to hit play. Big Soda makes it impossible not to be endeared by the effervescent charm which has been instilled into the mix.

The dreamy, melodic, genre-mashing progressions in Open Wound paired with Big Soda’s playfully soulful crooning allowed the track to unfold with a sublime soul-fizzing adorable appeal.

The track may not have been orchestrated with adorability in mind. Yet, that’s just what gives Open Wound its organic adorable magnetism. Expect a sure enough serving of improvised aural catharsis when you hit play.

You can check out Open Wound along with earlier releases from Big Soda for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Super Love – Stream it and Chill: Exotic Indie Pop

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We’ve been hooked on experimental Indie artist Super Love’s sound ever since we heard their debut single in 2019. After hearing their third single “Stream it and Chill”, we’re fairly certain that it’s going to be a long-lasting love affair.

Stream it and Chill moves away from the sentimentally captivating Alt Indie Pop style which they orchestrated for the first two singles. This time, the exotic fingerpicked guitar rhythms find a beguilingly arrestive contrast with the digital futuristic beats. The experimental instrumental layering creates the platform for Constance Watkins’ hypnotically harmonic Alt Pop vocals.

Tracks such as Stream it and Chill are exactly what we need on the airwaves right now. It’s an unapologetically love-soaked aural delight which will remind you that the world isn’t as hostile and hateful as mainstream media would have you believe.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Stream it & Chill for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head over to Spotify and check out Super Love’s earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nia J – Bad Faith: Sweetly Soul-Appeasing Choral Alt Soul Pop

The soul-appeasing melodies in Nia J’s third Alt Pop single “Bad Faith” will have you captivated with just the first few notes.

While many Pop artists fail to find new avenues to take their sound, Nia J experimented with rich choral tones and succinctly layered harmonies to create a track which is so accordant it is practically celestial.

Any fans of John Mayer, Bruno Mars, Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. are sure to appreciate this unique combination of Neo-Soul, Acoustic Folk Pop, and RnB. The sweet colourfully popping notes are the perfect platform for Nia J’s resounding flawlessly pitched vocals. With Bad Faith coming together under a polished production, it’s a radio-ready hit which won’t be out of place on your Alt Pop playlists.

You can check out Nia J’s single Bad Faith for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Cera Gibson – Sad B*tch: Artfully Catchy EDM Pop

Even though very few artists succeed when finding the perfect balance between edgy and catchy, Cera Gibson perceptibly succeeded with her latest perennial Pop earworm “Sad B*tch”.

The vocals may share reminiscences with artists such as Lady Gaga, but it’s through the atmospheric EDM Pop instrumentals where Cera Gibson’s sound truly comes into its own. For her signature sound, the Salt Lake City-based artist borrowed a few elements from Hip Hop, giving the beats the same ensnaring mesmerism which you’d find in darker feats of Hip Hop.

You may just find that the melodies which you’re drawn into by the instrumental hooks refuse to leave you alone after this arcanely crafted aural gem has faded to a close.

You can check out the official music video to Sad B*tch which premiered on February 22nd for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Palm Suede – Regress: Tribally Rhythmic, Darkly Danceable Alt Pop

If you’re tired of ingesting the same old plasticised Pop, you’ll be as stoked as we were to stumble across Palm Suede’s refreshingly expressive latest single “Regress”.

Through tribal beats and innovatively alluringly dark energy, the single unfolds as a distinctive yet accessibly beguiling feat of Alt Pop which demands repeat attention.

Any fans of Bjork, PJ Harvey, Tori Amos, and Portishead will definitely want to make room for the NYC-based alternative artist on their playlists. The combination of Ellen Hodges’ vocals and the rhythmically arrestive electronic instrumentals creates an alchemic appeal which we certainly won’t forget about in a hurry.

You can check out the official music video to Regress by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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lily hughes – together: Delicately Lynchian Dreampop

Shoegaze and Pop seamlessly entwine in up and coming Alt Pop artist lily hughes’ standout single “together”.

The Lynchian and abstract soundscape may be a little lighter and softer than you’ll be accustomed to hearing. But the gentle nature of the minimalistic beats and the delicate mesmerism of the vocals will make sure that when you hit play on together, your attention has little chance of faltering.

The production style with together may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for anyone who likes to slip into comforting reverb-laced dreamscapes, you’re sure to appreciate the captivating distinction in together.

You can check out lily hughes’ latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast