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UK based singer-songwriter BRAVVN has dropped her new alt pop single What Happens Next

With a video featuring a choreography of bodies dancing in writhing moves within an empty space as if they were pushing away the insecurities of an uncertain love affair, UK based singer-songwriter BRAVVN has dropped her new single What Happens Next.

What Happens Next is a suave interpretation of alternative pop with an anti-mainstream melodic catchiness, falling into the indie-pop category through lo-fi sounds and light-hearted arrangements gently deployed by the use of electronics.

Although musically akin to the likes of major artists such as Dua Lipa, BRANN has developed her own style through not only her music, but also her love of dance, video-making, and outfit design.

You’ll see her all-around talent as soon as you go check out the video for What Happens Next on Youtube.

Review by Jim Esposito.

Anja Kotar’s first single from her forthcoming album ‘NOMAD’

Anja Kotar’s first single from her forthcoming album NOMAD deals with a perennial issue, the one at the heart of young lives across the globe, the one that determines the hierarchy of all our formative years, the issue flagged up in the title, the issue of How To Be Cool. Not that she needs to worry as the song itself is one of the coolest things to happen in pop for a long time and is all the better for the attitude that drives it. For this track isn’t acting as some sort of blueprint, a fast track to popularity, far from it. Rather it questions the whole notion of what being cool is and why you would even subscribe to such an idea in the first place.

A wonderful irony lies in the fact that whilst raising that question, she has blended some eighties vibes, contemporary lyricism and forward thinking dance grooves into the coolest of tunes and the perfect calling card for NOMAD, her musical exploration of the pressures of today’s generation growing up in America. The album is full of infectious tunes and though provoking ideas and unintentionally begs a whole different question. Why be cool when you can be smart?

http://www.anjakotar.com/

Words: Dave Franklin