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Breaking Dublin Electro Pop Fí Drops Her Second Introspectively Sobering Hit “Feel Better”

If you’ve had a particularly heavy festive season, then prepare to be sobered by Dublin-based Electro-Pop artist Fí’s latest single “Feel Better”. Ironically, the Pop hit which explores the bitter-sweet repercussions from enjoying the club life makes for the perfect club hit – which may be enough to give you an existential crisis on the dancefloor. Yet, it isn’t all too often you’ll find an Electro Pop perennial earworm with such a deep introspective.

Any fans of artists such as Dua Lip, Lorde, Halsey, and Banks are sure to appreciate what the Breaking artist has cooked up with her infectiously euphoric 2018 release which doesn’t just skirt around issues of superficiality. With Fí’s undeniable vocal strength combined with the pristine production of Feel Better, it’s only a matter of time before her music takes a well-deserved trip to the top of the UK charts.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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1323 – Retro Baby: Hypnotically Retro Electro Pop

1323’s latest single “Retro Baby” may have plenty of elements from the time of Synth Pop’s inception to lace the sound with accessibility, yet as the single progresses it’s clear that she’s reinvented the soundscape with one of the most distinctive flourishes yet. The fragility in the vocals is matched with moments of arrestive power making 1323’s vocals as powerful as you’d expect from the likes of Warpaint, Angel Olsen, and London Gramma.

It’s a rare feat for the vocals to a synth track to gel as intrinsically as they did with the beat in Retro Baby; the ultimate effect is one of aurally alchemic catharsis. If the fuzzy synths weren’t enough of a nostalgia hit for you, the distorted electric guitar will take you right back with the fierce archaically 80’s licks which bring in the outro.

You can check out the official music video to 1323’s single Retro Baby for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Elijah Blond Makes His Debut with a Moody Urban-Laced Electro Pop Hit – “Whispers”

Up and coming artist Elijah Blond certainly didn’t struggle when it came to finding admiration for his debut single “Whispers”. In the short time since the single’s released, thousands of fans have already been enamoured by his striking approach to a chilled slow jam. The tempo may be slow, yet the track retains plenty of momentum from the atmospherics of each heavily reverberated note which sets a dark and moody tonality.

In terms of genre, Whispers defies practically every single one, yet incorporates elements of Indie, Electronica, Pop, and Trap to create a pioneeringly rich sound which is universally appealing. To see Elijah Blond ascending the charts in 2019 wouldn’t come of a surprise when considering the prodigal nature of his sound mixed by his emotively raw, unquivering vocal strength.

You can check out Elijah Blond’s debut single out for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alysa Higgins’ Latest Raw Electro Pop Ballad “Emotions Don’t Lie”

If you’re looking for a dark, moody and emotively raw Electro Pop ballad, look no further than Alysa Higgins latest single Emotions Don’t Lie. Fans of Warpaint and London Grammar are sure to appreciate the crystal-clear cut of the up and coming singer songwriter’s piercing vocal dynamics which sit in perfect synergy with the atmospherically dark and progressive beat.

While Emotions Don’t Lie may start off slow and steady, as the emotion amplifies, so does the momentum behind the beat. Emotions Don’t Lie starts off with a tentative melody before kicking into full verse which guarantees any Trap fans will want to prick up their ears to the sonorous snares of the drum pads.

You can check out Alysa Higgins latest single Emotions Don’t Lie which was released December, 2018 for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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LTTLE KNG’s Electro-Pop-Soul Mash-Up Single “What It Is”

There aren’t many artists who can unite fans of Electro Pop, Soul and Hip Hop, yet LTTLE KNG certainly isn’t your average artist. His instantly accessible latest single “What It Is” combines elements from a smorgasbord of genres to create a downtempo romantically tinged soundscape which is all too easy to slip into. Whilst the production is smooth, the melody was clear cut, and the vocal dynamics got enough space to breathe and add layers of harmony to the single What It Is still seemed to be lacking in passion. There was no sense of clear artistic expression within the single even with the fusion of the different genres within the track it still felt quite archetypal. There’s no disputing that LTTLE KNG has talent and artistic vision, yet, I’d really love to hear him stamp down his own individualistic style instead of borrowing from a melting pot of genres.

You can check out LTTLE KNG’s latest single What It is by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fetherstone – Ticket to You: Piercingly Evocative Jazz-Infused Electro Pop

It’s easy to feel as though most Pop vocalists have an almost clinical connection with their music, the beats are soulless, generic, and only there to serve as a platform for their vocals. Yet, when I hit play on Fetherstone’s upcoming single “Ticket to You” from her Unspoken Stories series. The synergy between the instrumentals and her velvety smooth vocal style was immediately palpable.

At the same time as keeping her soundscapes contemporary and experimental, the London-based artist goes right back to the roots of music to truly tell a story with her compositions. With Ticket to You her unique blend of Pop, Jazz and Electronica was further complimented by the tight grooves carved from soaring guitar licks and throbbing basslines which created a truly original sound.

You can check out Fetherstone’s latest single Ticket to You by heading over to SoundCloud from November 30th. In the meantime, check out some of the up and coming artist’s earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Felipe Siquara – Pick Up the Pace: Latin-Inspired Electro Pop

“Self-Sabotage” is the first EP from up and coming Electro Pop artist Felipe Siguara; at the age of seventeen, he’s already got a firm command of rhythm within his Latin-inspired soundscapes. While there are a few tell tale signs that tracks such as “Pick Up the Pace” are a DIY production this only adds to the raw emotive weight of the introspective lyrics. Whilst there’s a slight Trap sensibility to Pick Up the Pace, there are very few Trap artists with vocal style as tonally warm and soulful as Siquara’s. He may have a way to go in maturing his sound, yet the US-based artist is well on his way to making career-defining beats with virally infectious potential.

You can check out Felipe Siquara’s debut EP and single Pick Up the Pace for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kathleen Robertson – Merchant Stone: Ominously Soulful Electro Pop

Ominous and Soulful aren’t two adjectives that you’d usually see put together to describe an artist. Yet, there aren’t too many artists with the arresting sensibility and experimental allure of up and coming singer-songwriter Kathleen Robertson.

“Merchant Stone” is just one of the stunningly snaring singles from Kathleen Robertson’s latest album “Parliament of Fools”. Whilst every single is as authentically sweet as the last, Merchant Stone is as arresting as music comes. With the fuzzy reverb from the synth sitting against the rattling Trap-style beat, Kathleen Robertson lays down her conversationally resounding vocals. The further you get into the track, the deeper you are into one of the most poignant introspections I’ve ever heard lyrically.

You can check out Merchant Stone along with the other singles from Kathleen Robertson’s latest album by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tarn PK – Talk to You: Get Behind the Hype of One of New Zealand’s Hottest Electro Pop Artists

“Talk to You” is the third single to be released by emerging New Zealand based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and overall musical enigma Tarn PK. Whilst pretty much everyone has the ability to produce their own music now thanks to the accessibility of production software, there are very few artists who possess the same elemental command as artists such as Tarn PK. His ability to carve out snaring hooks and rhythmically infectious melodies isn’t something that you happen across every day. To create his captivatingly contemporary hits, he infuses R&B, Funk and Hip Hop influences into an Electro Pop soundscape which further complimented by his rhythmically indulgent vocal range. Yet, despite all of the influences which are brought into the mix, the arrangements still make for the perfect easy listening track with a slight and smooth euphoric edge.

You can check out Tarn PK’s latest single Talk to You for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Billie Bodega – ‘Preciate: Melancholically Hypnotic Urban Electro Pop

Whilst Billie Bodega is more than capable of holding her own in her melancholically hypnotic mixes, for the standout single “’Preciate” from her debut album “Koo da Ta” she teamed up with vocalist Dominique to add even more depth to the mix. Together, the two artists layered the resonant single with plenty of evocative harmony. The perfect polish of the production allowed the vocals to rest above the progressive beat which incorporated elements of Hip Hop, Electro Pop and Soul. The only flaw to ‘Preciate is the fact it took this long for the LA-based up and coming artist to showcase her individualistically resounding style.

If Billie Bodgega’s rhythmically commanding style sounds like it would make a good addition to your playlists, head on over to Spotify and check ‘Preciate out for yourselves. There’s plenty of diversity packed into her debut album, so make sure to check it out in full.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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