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Pat Reilly – Hazy: Sticky-Sweet RnB-Soaked EDM Indie Pop

Pat Reilly’s latest Alt Pop single “Hazy” is exactly what it says on the tin. The mesmeric mix transcends the usual moody Pop which is bang on trend right now. Instead, they threw a smorgasbord of diverse emotion into the mix making it all too easy to get caught up in the fraught sentiment. From pensive lovelornness to optimistically sweet romanticism, it’s all weaved into the sublime feat of RnB-soaked EDM Indie Pop.

The smooth grooves in Hazy ensure it’s a highly danceable mix, while Pat Reilly’s vocals make sure you feel every line of the piercing lyrics penetrating as they’re delivered over the radio-ready EDM Pop instrumentals. Perceptibly, Pat Reilly held nothing back when penning the lyrics to Hazy. Not many tracks manage to eke empathy from me, but Hazy used up a substantial amount.

You can check out Hazy for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Bella Hutton – Take Me Home: Harmonically Euphoric Pop

Whether you hear it on a dancefloor or the radio on your drive home, Bella Hutton’s latest Pop single “Take Me Home” will greet you like a flood of resonant, harmonic euphoria.

The fluidity and sun-soaked hyped in the vibrant choruses ensure that Take Me Home is a danceable mix, while Bella Hutton’s vocals lay down magnetic melodies which you’re hooked into from the first verse.

The Farnham, UK-based artist has made it impossible not to instantly warm to her upbeat approach to Pop which contains plenty of authenticity. Which is mostly with thanks to the nuanced infusion of Hip Hop into the mix which becomes perceptible through the solid beats which construct the perfect platform for Bella’s effortlessly soulful vocals.

You can check out Bella Hutton’s latest single Take Me Home on all platforms including Spotify from today.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Izzy Spint – The Power of God and Anime: Rap Meets Pop Meets Experimental Synthwave

Atari Teenage Riot fans are going to want to check out Izzy Spint’s insanely fresh Synthwave single “The Power of God and Anime”.

The delectable mash of Pop, Hip Hop, Rap, and experimental Electronica is more than a perennial earworm. It’s a thunderously infectious progressive hit which constantly throws dizzying aural curveballs your way.

The harmonically melodic Pop choruses amongst the harsh discordant chaos are quite frankly ingenious. The Power of God and Anime isn’t just a track which you can get on board with. It’s one that you can quite easily get obsessed with. Izzy Spint is definitely an artist to watch.

You can start your love affair with Izzy Spint’s experimentalism by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Neverkid has made their debut with the darkly retro Indie Pop hit “When it Comes to You”

Melbourne-based Indie Pop artist Neverkid has made their debut with the retro darkwave hit “When it Comes to You”. If you could imagine what the Midnight would sound like with a darker tonality, you’ll get a good idea of the alchemy which lingers between the deftly paced notes in When it Comes to You. But the true arrestive tendencies within Neverkid’s debut lie in the distinctive contrast between her poised and personable lyrics and the cold feel to the instrumentals.

Neverkid’s sound may be heavily influenced by 80s Synthwave artists, yet, it practically drips with contemporary appeal. Debut singles don’t come much more exciting than this. There aren’t many artists with the ability to put out radio-ready hits right from their inception, but perceptibly, Neverkid isn’t your average newcomer.

You can check out Neverkid’s debut for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


A1ASKA – Always with You: Synthy Sweet Pop with Lashings of Futuristic Funk

While no two tracks from the up and coming Electronic artist A1ASKA are the same, it’s safe to say that he hit the sweet spot with his latest single.

A1ASKA’s latest single “Always with You” featuring vocals from Alex the OK is a resonantly sweet reminder that good things really do come to an end. But rather than the soundscape solely offering melancholy, there’s an endearing air behind Always with You which seeps from the analogue experimentalism and offers plenty of catharses.

From Always with You, you can expect lashings of futuristic funk, lucid vocals which synergistically gel with the fuzzy synth lines, and reminiscences to other artfully-inclined artists such as Radiohead.

You can check out A1ASKA’s latest single Always with You by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Day Potion – To Go Without: Atmospherically Enamouring Synth Pop

Any fans of the Midnight are going to want to check out the standout Synth Pop single “To Go Without” from up and coming NYC-based artist Day Potion’s debut EP.

While the beats are incredibly familiar and accessible, the layers of lush atmospheric reverb which weave through the single allow To Go Without to unfold with plenty of refreshing appeal. To Go Without finds the perfect balance between the sounds of artists such as Editors, Depeche Mode, and Psychedelically uplifting trancey Synth Pop.

As far as Synth Pop debuts go, Day Potion has made quite the impression. We’re already excited to see how Day Potion follows on from the success of their seminal work. Each of the tracks on the EP was inspired by the concept of how distractions can change your state of mind. Considering that the soundscapes are psychologically altering themselves, be prepared to go on an aural journey every time you hit play on any of Day Potion’s singles.

You can check out Day Potion’s single To Go Without along with the rest of Day Potion’s debut EP “Flora Hex” via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Philip STEVENSON – Will You Call My Name ft Emarie: Archaically Funk-Laden EDM Pop


Pop songwriter Philip STEVENSON has recently affirmed why so many accolades have fallen upon him during his career as a melody contortionist with the release of their single “Will You Call My Name”.

By borrowing the deftly magnetic vocals from singer Emarie, incredible chemistry was introduced into the synergistic EDM Pop track which simultaneously offers Funk-laden familiarity and uniquely compelling concordant charm. The tempo may be middling, but the euphoric vibe of the track offers a distinctive potency.

While there’s a touch of archaic soul infused into Will You Call My Name the stylistic maturity of the multi-layered, stylistically Jazz-infused electronic single defines the track.

You can check out Philip STEVENSON’s single Will You Call My Name for yourselves by heading over to their website now

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Zima – Our Time: A Future Pop Playlist Essential


As soon as you hit play on up and coming EDM artist Zima’s upcoming single “Our Time”, the sticky-sweet soul of the track hits you like a cathartic tonne of bricks.

Euphoria is perceptibly at Zima’s deft command both when it comes to the anthemic beats and their harmonically magnetic vocals. There’s a slight Indie feel to Our Time which ensures that the Future Pop single could never resonate as saccharine. Expect atmospheric build-ups, meltingly mellifluous melodies, and vocals which will stick to your synapses like superglue. But the key to the mesmerism in Our Times is the charismatic creative soul which Zima pours into the naturally euphoric single.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Zima’s latest single, but in the meantime, head over to Spotify where you can listen to their debut hit “Fly With Me”

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Vana Blu brings politics into Pop with their essential hit “T-Erase-Her (Him)”

Given the lack of politically-inspired music on the airwaves from Pop artists right now, you’d be forgiven for being under the impression that everything is peachy in parliament. Thankfully, up and coming Pop artist Vana Blu has made up for the shortfall and provided us with the ultimate sticky-sweet liberal aural treat “T-Erase-Her (Him)”. Not only is it a flawless feat of Trap-infused synth Pop, but it’s also one of the cleverest attacks on the frustratingly absurd state of the Tory party I’ve heard yet.

Artist’s such as Vana Blu are essential right now. Everyone with the ability to make art from the crushing weight of capitalist despair should be following their lead. T-Erase-Her (Him) proves that it doesn’t matter how political you get with your lyrics when they’re paired with the right melody, tracks can still pull together to offer a danceable feel-good vibe.

You can check out the inventively comedic official music video to Vana Blu’s single by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


YayRaven feat ELjay – DON’T WORRY: Euphorically Fresh R&B EDM Pop

“DON’T WORRY” is just one of the standout singles recently released by London-based up and coming artist YayRaven. For this sublime genre-mash of EDM, Pop, Reggae, and R&B, they teamed up with ELjay to create a dynamic fiery radio-ready hit.

The single aptly alludes to the fact that we’re all being slowly crushed by the capitalistic rat race, a result, our mental health is being crushed – but needlessly so. DON’T WORRY is a poignant reminder that we should all be spending our energy on what really matters.

‘Feel-good’ tracks can often fall flat, but there was very little chance of that happening in DON’T WORRY. The soundscape keeps you constantly captivated through the subtle evolutions of sound while YayRaven’s vocals officiously feed you positive vibes.

You can check out YayRaven’s single DON’T WORRY for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast