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Ashley Singh – Through the Pain: A Debut of Modern Indie Pop

Ashley Singh has made their debut with their catchy pensive Indie Pop single “Through the Pain”. If you’re always keen to check out ahead of the curve hits, Through the Pain will undoubtedly make a welcome addition to your playlists.

By mixing bluesy, gritty pensive guitar progressions and snappy electronic percussion, Through the Pain has plenty of distinction to offer. It’s not all too often that we come across earworms which also offer plenty of lyrical depth. But you’ll be able to expect plenty of deep melodic hooks alongside bitter-sweet emotion which definitely doesn’t fail to resonate.

The production had a slightly Lo-Fi feel, yet, this only served to amplify the potency of the raw expression which had been poured into Through the Pain which feels like a natural progression on from bands such as Arctic Monkeys. It’s going to be exciting to see where Ashley Singh takes their sound next.

Check out Through the Pain for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Lesse is back with their third feat of stylistically rhythmic Pop with their third single “Break Out”

The unheralded king of contemporary rhythmic Pop has returned with their third radio-ready hit “Break Out”.

If you thought that the drums in Phil Collin’s iconic tracks were something, you’re going to quickly become enamoured by the stylistically modern atmospheric Pop.

The tribal drum beats join an eclectic mix of acoustic instruments and electronic effects to create a sublime feat of uplifting, momentously energetic yet concordantly melodious Pop. We got a taste of Lesse’s flawlessly nuanced vocals in their former singles “The Ghost” and “Drive Away”, but with Break Out, they’ve proven themselves to be so much more than an artist in possession of dynamic vocals.

If they aren’t already on your radar, there’s no time like the present.

You can check out Lesse’s latest single Break Out for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


R&B Pop Artist BEA KADRI Has Recently Released Her Latest Soulfully Cathartic Single “B4WBU”

Up and coming R&B Pop artist BEA KADRI has found the perfect balance between familiarity and contemporary ingenuity in her latest track “B4WBU” which saw its debut on November 23rd.

BEA KADRI is an artist with a perceptible talent when it comes to taking crushing pain and creating works of cathartic soul; it is artists in possession of that deft ability who are worth their weight in gold. There’s little room to wonder why so many listeners have been so keen to ingest the resonance in her highly relatable tracks.

There have been plenty of tracks written about moving on. Yet, they’re rarely as boldly honest as the unfiltered lyrics you’ll find in B4WBU; a track inspired by the conflicted emotions felt following on from a breakup and not having the time to process reality sinking in.

You can check out the official music video to BEA KADRI’s single B4WBU by heading over to YouTube.

Keep up to date with the latest releases via Facebook as BEA KADRI is set to release a new record in January and embark on a US & UK tour.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Antonio – Someone Just Like You: Funk-Infused Feel-Good Pop

Remember when Pop was actually effective in feeding you feel-good euphoria? From the first note in up and coming Pop artist Antonio’s single “Someone Just Like You” you’re immersed in a Funk-soaked punchy EDM Pop hit which carries plenty of reminiscences to artists such as George Michael. But there’s no denying that Antonio brought that infectiously happy aural ecstasy to the 21st century with Someone Just Like You.

Around the slaps of the bass you’ll get to hear jangling guitar progressions in the heady mix of high-octane Pop which creates the perfect platform for Antonio’s playfully salacious vocals and lyrics.

Feel-good music quite frequently has the exact opposite effect on me, but Antonio seems to have the magic touch which makes it all too impossible to resist slipping into the rhythmically indulgent radio-ready mix.

You can check out Antonio’s single Someone Just Like You for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Iurie Sula – Love is Taboo: Pioneeringly Atmospheric Contemporary Pop

“Love is Taboo” is the latest atmospherically pioneering Pop hit to be released by up and coming London-based artist Iurie Sula.

Although the track kicks off with a pensive minor key, the vibe picks up along with the momentum in the progressively stylistic single.

It’s got all the makings of a perennial Pop earworm; radio-ready production, emotive potency, and incredible amounts of aural chemistry. All these factors combined made it easy for Iurie Sula to set themselves apart with plenty of distinction.

Perceptibly, they possess both the voice and the vision to make waves in the contemporary Indie Pop scene, and it’s going to be all too enjoyable to watch those waves break.

You can check out Iurie Sula’s single Love is Taboo for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Iris – Frozen Hearts: A Chilling Contemporary Pop Ballad

LA-based breaking Pop artist Iris has recently released her latest single “Frozen Hearts”. In doing so, she shared a chilling moody Pop ballad with the airwaves which may just force you to contemplate the temperature of your own soul.

Iris’ stylistic take on the Classic Pop ballad breathes new life into a familiar soundscape, but most importantly, Frozen Hearts contains plenty of unadulterated emotion which won’t fail to leave you captivated. Iris’ striking vocals also play a heavy hand in ensuring that this single isn’t one which will be easily forgotten when it has gently faded to a close. The drum beats in the prelude disturbed the pensive downtempo melody slightly and seemed a little out of time, but from there on out, Frozen Hearts is a flawless hit.

You can check out Iris’ latest single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast



AJ Hans is due to release their latest Indie Pop single “Falling”

AJ Hans

London-based Indie Pop artist AJ Hans is set to release their latest single “Falling”; a sticky-sweet contemporary love song which carries plenty of lyrical resonance.

Falling kicks off with a Lo-Fi Pop prelude and makes plenty of evolutions to lead up to the full-bodied, driving Pop choruses. It is about as accessible as Pop gets. While that means there isn’t all too much distinction in the soundscape, it does mean that it drips with commercial potential, which should explain why there’s already interest from the likes of the BBC in AJ Hans’ sound.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Falling for yourselves, in the meantime, you can check out AJ Hans earlier releases by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Pop Artist Kseniyah Releases Her Latest Single “Let It Fly”

Up and coming singer-songwriter Kseniyah released her latest single “Let It Fly” on October 18th. Her unique take on the classic-style Pop ballad is atmospheric, arrestive, and more importantly, packed with striking authenticity.

The vibrato on Kseniyah’s vocals in Let It Fly amplified the emotive resonance which runs right through the single alongside the delicately keyed piano melodies. It’s perceptible that Kseniyah has very little motivation to assimilate those who came before her. Instead, the London-based artist utilises her distinctively dynamic vocals to create truly captivating works of ethereal alchemy.

While Let It Fly is tinged in melancholy, ultimately, the single serves as an inspiringly empowering soundscape which is more than deserving of four minutes of your time.

You can check out the official music video to Kseniyah’s latest single Let It Fly for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Pop Artist The Revel Drops Their Latest Track “Hit The Moon”

Any fans of Daft Punk and Funk-laced Pop are going to want to check out the latest single from up and coming artist The Revel. “Hit The Moon” is a danceable contemporary Pop mix packed with groove and effective instrumental hooks which draw you into the sticky-sweet choruses.

There’s plenty to love about Hit the Moon, but The Revel’s sound is one which you will find in countless tracks which are already on the airwaves. They’ve obviously got the talent; they’d be unstoppable if they poured in their unrestrained creative soul into the soundscapes instead of pandering to the contemporary Pop trends. Having said that, Hit the Moon is still an incredibly catchy earworm.

You can check out The Revel’s latest single which was released on September 20th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Joseph Trem has released the Pop hit we all need to hear right now with “I Just Wanna Have Some Fun”

Up and coming Pop artist Joseph Trem has recently released their latest up-vibe Pop single, and it is everything that the airwaves need right now. “I Just Wanna Have Some Fun” is anything but your average feel-good hit. There is a potent amount sincerity and inspiring soul which has been poured into the single to make sure that it’s not just shoving the demand to be happy down your throat.

Usually, Pop songs will try to gloss over the fact that a significant proportion of people are actually incredibly depressed. Joseph Trem makes their acknowledgement of the world’s collective despair and encourages them to embrace life in spite of the crushing sadness.  Sentiment aside, I Just Wanna Have Some Fun is also an incredibly catchy hook-filled EDM Pop mix which contains plenty of Funk amongst the synthy euphoria.

You can check out Joseph Trem’s single I Just Wanna Have Some Fun for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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