For their latest single, ‘All That You Dream’, Bristol, UK-hailing artist BexX teamed up with Lady Nade and went bolder than ever with their ‘Genrefluid’ sound. Non-conformity has never sounded more soulful.
Jazzy, sultry, eclectic, and infinitely sublime are all apt adjectives to allude to the dynamic mesmerism on offer in All That You Dream, but discernibly, the single offers much more than words alone ever could. The theatrically baroque soundscape conjures plenty of imagery as it invites the listener to cast away nihilism and pessimism when taking the next step. As plenty of people are now in the position of not having much of a choice in taking change in their stride, there’s no danger of over-exaggerating how essential All That You Dream is.
The humbly artful exhibition of mould-breaking talent provides 4:32-absolving minutes of escapism which simultaneously reassures you that optimism isn’t cancelled.
“Beauty in Futility” is the latest vocally-led Art Pop single from singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and producer Sorry Little Sharky, it’s also one of the most arcane singles which have fallen into our ears in 2020.
Not everyone’s larynx is capable of exuding haunting mesmerism, but perceptibly, Stef Schultz’s is. Even if Beauty in Futility was an acapella track, you’d still be absorbed by the cavernous feel to her vocal stretches. But alas, it is not, the deft instrumentals and effects find the perfect way to compliment her vocals in the playfully compelling composition which her vocals consistently dominate.
You can check out the official lyric video to Beauty in Futility by heading over to YouTube now.
Up and coming Pop artist Lilo is set to make a resounding debut with her first officially released single “Turned to Glass”.
The progressive hit kicks off with a moody prelude which will ensnare any fans of Lorde. Yet, the soundscape quickly picks up momentum and bursts into an effervescent offering of high-octane Baroque Dance Pop. If that wasn’t enough, there are also the feel-good Disco Pop vibes which will leave you feeling higher than the notes Lilo can easily stretch to vocally.
The energy will leave you psyched while the ingenuity will leave you floored. Lilo’s powerful vocal dynamics are one thing. Her unapologetically experimental style puts her leagues apart from any other Pop artist I’ve heard this year. She’s definitely one to watch.
Turned to Glass will be available to stream via all major platforms from August 7th. For more info, head over to Lilo’s official website.
Singer-songwriter Aurore Sibley is set to release her debut album on July 24th. Ahead of the release, she’s released a mesmerising teaser with the single “In Salinas”.
Her beguilingly baroque Folk Pop style invites you back to a time when finding poetry in lyrics wasn’t akin to finding a needle in a haystack. The stunning storytelling narrative lyrics in Aurore Sibley’s single paint a romantic tale which you’ll be immersed in from the first verse.
The acoustic folk instrumental arrangement may be fairly stripped back. But an arcane ethereal atmosphere clasps around every note in the almost haunting soundscape which any fans of Nick Cave will undoubtedly appreciate.
You can check out In Salinas for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
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Any fans of Nick Cave are going to want to check out the latest single “Denial” from up and coming Rock artist Jessamine Barham.
The pensive piano-led soundscape sets the perfect tone for the vocals to fall upon and conjure a dark-brand of aural alchemy. It’s dramatic, it’s unapologetically distinctive, and I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to hear and artist throw herself completely into a track with little inclination to assimilate what already exists on the airwaves.
Denial may be on the twee side of Rock, but that’s not to say that it’s not a striking soundscape to delve into. Jessamine Barham’s baroque vocals ensure that your attention is never in danger of faltering once you hit play.
You can check out Jessamine Barham’s single Denial for yourselves via YouTube.
With her latest single “Moon” Samantha Wolverton blended striking elements of baroque Art Pop with a more contemporary and accessible style of Pop ensuring that a connectable unique soundscape was shared with the airwaves.
Samantha Wolverton’s bold experimental approach fed into a nuanced and mellifluous production which shares very few reminiscences to any other artists around right now. But as she garners acclaim, undoubtedly there will be plenty of Kate Bush comparisons heading her way.
Moon may only be the up and coming artist’s second single. But there’s already a mature air which is all too perceptible around her masterfully arcane sound. If you make space for any Alt Pop artist on your radar this year, make it this one.
You can check out Samantha Wolverton’s single Moon for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
Marilyn Joy has followed on from her 2018 album “Crystal D’Arke” with the uniquely striking Alt Pop single “Criminal Eyes”.
With the playful adventurous polyphonic tone in Criminal Eyes, there’s a palpable sense that Marilyn Joy’s overriding aim with the soundscape was to create a simple, accessible, yet authentically creative single. And she definitely succeeded by creating a track which sits between what you’d expect from David Bowie and the Post Punk pioneers Magazine. It’s all too easy to devoutly give your attention to the descriptive, poignantly penned and dramatically delivered lyrics.
It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we certainly appreciate the distinctive authenticity.
You can stream and download Criminal Eyes for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.
Up and coming singer-songwriter Million Pebble Beach has made her debut with the delicate yet playfully captivating single “The Elephant”.
With a baroque slightly carnivalesque edge, anyone who appreciates music which is slightly on the more archaic side is sure to be left enamoured by the escapism offered by the arcane soundscape. Yet, with the electronic instrumentals alongside the ethereal orchestral notes, there’s no doubt that the single belongs on contemporary airwaves.
With her debut album “The Adjacent Impossible” due for release on March 1st, 2020, Million Pebble Beach is more than worthy of a spot on your radar. Melodies which are as catchy yet artfully-inspired aren’t ambled across every day.
“Queen Song” is the latest tribally artful Chamber Pop single from New York artist Luis Mojica which finds the perfect balance of optimism and dark ominous allure.
Their avant-garde style introduces classical elements to a new era of gothic indie baroque aural alchemy to which you’re guaranteed to have never heard the like of before. While there’s plenty of disconcertment lingering in between the notes of Queen Song, the accessibility definitely wasn’t compromised.
Queen song is uniquely captivating and it is sure to appeal to anyone looking for artfully dark tonality, deep reverberant vocals, and imaginatively inventive lyrics. With their piano-led experimentalism, reminiscences can easily be found between Luis Mojica’s style and that of Amanda Palmer. Yet, with the darker elements, there are plenty of increments to appease fans of Apocalyptica
Queen Song is now available to stream and download via Bandcamp.
There was definitely no forgetting Korfian after the release of their mesmerising Dark Pop single “Territorial” last year. Naturally, we were all too excited that they’ve put their alchemically ominous talents to good use again with the release of their new album “Postfire”.
While each of the seven tracks on Postfire will leave you arrested by the artist’s distinctive additions to the airwaves, the best introduction to their sound is “Handful of Dirt”. With tribal drum rhythms and Korfian’s naturally magnetic vocals, the Electronic soundscape becomes more immersive with each evolution of sound in this truly progressive mix.
Any fans of the Editors are definitely going to want to put Korfian on their radar after the release of this stylistically hypnotic Baroque take on Dark Pop.
You can check out the official video to Handful of Dirt for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now. To listen to the album in full, head to SoundCloud