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Pop Singer Songwriter Arcana Has Made a Dark and Stormy Debut with “Stockholm Syndrome”

Pop singer-songwriter Arcana has recently released her playlist-worthy debut “Stockholm Syndrome”. Moody Pop may be in trend, but Arcana set the bar with her dark and stormy yet melodic and light transfixing track.

Her bold and archetype-smashing approach to production ensured that you’ll be transfixed by the Alt-Indie Pop hit from the first verse. Expect serpentine rhythms, sultry yet viscerally expressive vocals and plenty of aural curveballs which will immerse you deeper into the modern and stylistic soundscape.

Debut singles don’t often come as flawlessly radio-ready as Stockholm Syndrome. Even if you haven’t experienced Stockholm syndrome in some capacity in your own life, you’re sure to find the resonance in Arcana’s arcanely arrestive single. She’s definitely one to watch. Get her on your radar.

Stockholm Syndrome is now available to stream via all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Illegal NoiZe breathed euphoric new life into Kevin Hill’s iconic track Dreamin’ with their experimentally progressive remix

After being blown away by Illegal NoiZe’s original tracks, we were stoked to hear he had given Kevin Hill’s transfixing hit Dreamin’ the Illegal NoiZe remix treatment.

We’d become accustomed to hearing big bass-driven hits from Illegal NoiZe such as their unforgettably dark EDM Hip Hop tracks Keep It Trill & I Like to Daft. We weren’t prepared for their hazy sweet remix of Dreamin’. But we loved the dreamy ambient side of the producer’s talent as much as we dug his ominously arrestive tracks.

Not only were lashings of Euphoria added to the mix, but each progression in the artist’s playfully teasing rework will draw you deeper into the rhythmically hypnotic soundscape even though you’ll never find a complacent moment in the 5:56-minute duration.

In 2014, Illegal NoiZe (formerly DJZ) was wiped off the internet by Sony/UMG. Now he’s back carrying his supposed copyright criminality as an ingenious artist title. Help put his new name on the map, but his beats on blast.

You can check out Illegal NoiZe’s remix of Dreamin’ via Spotify. Make sure to also check out their original tracks.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lita – Earworm CIAO CIAO: A Bicultural Alt Pop Playlist Essential

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CIAO CIAO” is the upcoming single from breaking Italian Alt Pop artist Lita. With the bilingual vocals, her cinematically expressive Pop hit is a track which could enamour Pop fans worldwide.

Lita’s Italian roots are weaved into the mix through stunning operatic vocals giving CIAO CIAO a slightly haunting and dramatic tone. Yet, Lita brings the tonal warmth back up to a cordial temperature with her own vocals.

If you can draw yourself away from the vocal alchemy in CIAO CIAO, you’ll be able to appreciate the level of distinction in the vibrant, stylistically intricate beats. Whether you hear this track drop on a dancefloor or your drive home, you’re bound to admire her ability to create a danceable yet undemanding track.

The track was written for anyone who feels displaced, and like they never really have a place to call home after moving away. The sentiment definitely doesn’t fail to resonate.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out CIAO CIAO for yourselves. In the meantime, give Lita a follow via Instagram, and you can listen to her earlier releases via SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jon Davis Has Made an Unforgettable Pop Debut with Their First Single “Easy”

Up and coming EDM Soul Pop artist Jon Davis has made their debut with the sultrily striking single “Easy”. Expect buttery smooth vocals versing passion-soaked rhythmically flawless lyrics which find the perfect balance between narrative and emotion.

Not many artists succeed in stamping down their signature style with their first single. But Jon Davis perceptibly succeeded with the unpredictable progressions and resounding lyrical wit which is found in this well-rounded, radio-ready hit.

They’ve created the perfect Pop hit by deviating from the archetypal and boldly running with their own boundlessly euphoric yet connectable and resonant style. They’re definitely one to watch if you like to have your finger on the pulse of the hottest breaking Pop talent.

You can check out Jon Davis debut single Easy for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mandell – I Think I Love You: Sun-Soaked High-Vibe RnB Pop

If you’re on the lookout for sun-soaked high-energy RnB Pop tracks for your summer playlists, look no further than the latest single I.T.I.L.Y (I Think I Love You) from breaking artist Mandell.

The soulfully romantic single transcends accessibility and offers sheer aural magnetism as the familiar, yet distinctive track unfolds.

The atmospheric synth notes bring plenty of texture and depth to the mix along with a slight hint of 80s Synth Pop. Yet, with the harmonically dynamic vocals and danceable energy behind the melodically crafted hit makes it a playlist essential for any fans of fresh, ahead of the curve RnB Pop.

You can check out Mandell’s latest single I Think I Love You for yourselves via Spotify.

You can keep up to date with all Mandell’s latest releases via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Loosh – Get Out the House: Polyphonic Hip Hop Pop

Loosh’s latest Alt Pop single “Get Out the House” is exactly what you want to hear when you hit play on a new artist.

It’s got that instantaneous draw as your mind attempts to get to grips with a beguilingly fresh new soundscape, and the progressive track has quite the aural trip in store. From polyphonic key solos to Hip Hop-style grooves to moodily convictive Alt Pop vocals, Get Out the House contains it all plus plenty of other intricate nuances which affirm that Loosh puts innovation and expression at the forefront when writing their tracks.

If you’re as tired as assimilative uninspired music as I am, go and restore your faith in contemporary musicians. It may have been bad timing to release a track called Get Out of the House just before the world went into lockdown mode. Yet, we can appreciate the sentiment all the same.

You can check out Get Out the House for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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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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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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