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Abi Mia – This Life: Confessionally Powerful EDM Pop

Following on from the success of her debut single, ‘Fly Your Way’, London-based singer-songwriter, Abi Mia, has released her confessionally powerful sophomore single ‘This Life’ and proven that it is possible to offer a monumental dance track and pop ballad, all in one evocatively arrestive package.

With her unflinching vocals paralleling the sheer veracity of the pulsing synth notes and euphoria instilling beats, if you don’t feel something while listening to This Life, your soul might have checked out.

Abi Mia may take influence from the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato and Alicia Keys, but discernibly, she runs with her own resounding style; and the airwaves are all the better for it.

You can check out This Life for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Claytonisokay – Planet Prison: Resonantly Magnetic Grunge-Laden Hip Hop

Claytonisokay

Any Nirvana fans will undoubtedly be drawn in by the prelude of Manhattan-based Alternative artist Claytonisokay’s recently released second single “Planet Prison”.

The grungy ennui-laden air still lingers within the instrumentals from the first verse, but to create a distinctively cutting track, Claytonisokay pulled in elements of Pop, Trap, and RnB before fading out on a distorted sample of Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box.

He may have borrowed a few stylistic nuances from Cobain, yet, with the RnB Hip Hop lyrics, Claytonisokay perceptibly didn’t fail to put their own stamp on the airwaves.

We’re all feeling fairly trapped right now, and the poetic flex in the lyrics which allude to self-inflicted mental constraints perfectly captures the strange emotions that we’re all undoubtedly feeling right now.

If the resonance in the soundscape alone wasn’t a good enough reason to hit play, Claytonisokay will be donating all of the streaming proceeds to charity.

You can check out Claytonisokay’s single Planet Prison for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nicole Leaskk is due to release her fiercely empowering RnB Pop hit “Tough Love”

Nicole Leaskk

In her upcoming single “Tough LoveNicole Leaskk proves that soul and attitude can sit hand in hand. The lyrics may contain fractures of melancholy, yet her empowering air takes this RnB Soul Pop track to the next level.

Rather than offering the usual lovelorn wistfulness, Nicole Leaskk created a track which inspires you to push away any pensive thoughts which tempt you to believe that you should beat yourself up following a hard break up.

If candidly fierce and inspiring tracks such as Tough Love were more prevalent on the airwaves, I have no doubt that plenty of more people would exude the same self-respect which Nicole Leaskk did while writing Tough Love.

With her refreshing approach to lyricism, distinctively soul-spilling vocals and the radio-ready production on the Jazz-infused RnB Pop instrumentals, Tough Love isn’t a release which you’ll want to miss out on.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Tough Love for yourselves. In the meantime, you can check out Nicole Leaskk’s earlier releases on SoundCloud and follow her via Facebook to keep up to date with future releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast