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Take a trip with Taipei’s hypnotically Avant-Garde indietronica single, RAD I/O.

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Alt indie artist, Taipei, stepped outside of their comfort zone and broke new autonomous ground with their latest electronic art-pop release, RAD I/O, recorded at the Iconic Abbey Road Studios.

The galactically spacey feat of indietronica will officially release on November 26th, bringing with it swathes of hypnotic tonal bliss, and perhaps the most finesse you’ll ever find in autotuned vocals. RAD I/O succeeds in making the single more than the sum of all of its parts while finding intrinsic synergy between the vocals and the dreamy, psych-pop grooves.

RAD I/O is available to purchase on Bandcamp and available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

UK singer-songwriter Hannyta has released her spirited folky synth-pop single, Wildflower.

UK-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Hannyta attracted a loyal fan following with her spellbindingly unique covers of singles such as Fight Song and Jar of Hearts. Her debut original single, Wildflower, proves that when she’s bringing life to products of her orchestration, even more visceral, spiritual alchemy breathes. The moody synth-pop stylings, Hannyta’s almost arcanely soulful vocals and the folkish elements create a brand-new brand of entrancing electro-pop.

Not only does Hannyta boast authenticity, but she also boasts the ability to make that authenticity infectious from the first hit. Hit play, and you will greet your new perennial pop earworm. How she has such a refined style at the age of seventeen is quite frankly beyond us. We can’t wait to hear what she has in store for her sophomore release.

Wildflower, which was officially released on October 22nd, is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

FiFi Zhang has released her ethereal anime-inspired art-pop single, Travel Through the Milky Way.

‘Travel Through the Milky Way’ is the bewitchingly hypnotic latest release by Shanghai-born and raised electro-pop visionary FiFi Zhang; its entrancing propensities aren’t to be underestimated. The single completely redefines dream pop with the pitch-perfect accordance that flows right through this entrancing downtempo mix.

The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, music producer and visual designer takes inspiration from the likes of Grimes, Faye Wong and Yaejj and her love of sci-fi and anime for her ethereal art-pop sound. As a massive dream pop fan, I just know that my playlist staples won’t feel the same after hearing how sweetly transcendent and artful the genre has the potential to be. It’s a game-changer.

The official video for Travel Through the Milky Way is now available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Raw emotion meets emboldening euphoria in Andrea’s latest pop track; tell her that too.

London-based singer-songwriter and producer, Andrea, has released her seminal single; tell her that too, which explores unfulfilled promises and the ability for all words to lose meaning when they become a means to an end instead of an expression of truth.

The immensely powerful lyrics, “don’t tell me that you love me when you tell her that too”, extends the conversation around moving on from manipulation and infidelity. The only people that could conceivably hate this track are those left sick with guilt for the way it so innocently yet succinctly alludes to the pain caused by deception.

Despite the raw emotion projected into the 90s pop-inspired hit, Andrea still finds a way to bring emboldening euphoria to the listener.

tell her that too is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Mask Anatomica has released her ensnaring electronic pop-rock mash-up, Rising.

After honing in on their skills as a session vocalist and rock frontwoman, the Reno-based artist, Mask Anatomica, made their ensnaring solo debut in 2019.

Their stylish edge has seen them performing at the Berlin Underground Film Festival, the Florence Film Festival and the Mysticon Film Festival. Seemingly, a global pandemic did little to harken their bid for aural domination.

Their latest release, the title track from the 2021 EP RISING, is the perfect introduction to the artist’s gnarly rock-tinged EDM pop alchemy. By infusing soul around the harsh electronic beats and allowing motifs of heavy rock to break up the dystopic dark textures, Mask Anatomica created an endlessly enlivening single which reinforces the importance of autonomy.

Until I heard Rising, I’d been disappointed by the lack of art that demands an uprise. Mask Anatomica more than made up for the shortfall. If there is an artist that you’d do well to follow through the apocalypse, it is Mask Anatomica.

The official video for Mask Anatomica’s latest single, Rising, premiered on November 5th. You can check it out for yourselves via YouTube.

Connect with Mask Anatomica on Facebook and Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Kevan put a dark cinematic twist on Latin pop with his debut EP, Doors.

‘Doors’ is the debut EP from Italian producer and artist Kevan, who has been making more than waves with his evocative alternative tracks. There’s been a tectonic shift of talent on the airwaves since he started contributing to the airwaves 13 years ago.

The title single is a cinematically dark take on contemporary pop which finds room for rock and ambient trap and RnB elements to add to the dynamism. The lyrics feed the brand of frustration that only comes to fruition when you’re contending with an ending, and you’re transfixed by the past, unwilling to look to the future for fear of not seeing something you convinced yourself that you needed.

The way he shares a common experience is something. The way he expresses what words alone can’t has ironically left us speechless. We’re fairly sure that is how he ended up racking up nearly 1 million streams on Spotify alone with his standout single, Call Me.

Doors is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Linn Willner reigns as pop supreme in her single, Throne.

Sweden-hailing singer-songwriter, Linn Willner, showed the world how empowering pop is done with her latest dark pop hit, Throne. With the empowering lyrics and the sharp hell-hath-no-fury vocals, Throne is just as visceral as HBO’s Game of Thrones, but it is so much more than an angsty provocative track.

Just as with the original Riot Grrrl bands in the 90s, you instantly get a sense that the inspiration came from a deep and intimate place rather than through some twee inclination to better the world, and it is all the more hard-hitting for it. If you have ever been in a place where you’ve cursed your naivety and bounced back with scathing vengeance, this song is for you regardless of usual sonic taste.

While most artists struggle to find their authentic voice in the blossoming stages of their career, Linn Willner found that expressive confidence and boldness right from the start. We can’t get enough of her emotion-driven dark pop. Once the world gets a glimpse of her untamed passion and polished sound, we’re pretty sure they won’t be able to look away either.

Check out Linn Willner on Spotify and Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Wyldher has released her sophomore summer dream-pop single, Sunsets + Smoke

Sunsets + Smoke is the latest trippy dream-pop track from the breaking artist Wyldher; her relatability could easily make her a major part of pop history. Her imploringly sweet vocals are a seamless fit with the sun-soaked melodies as the lyrics yearn to go back to the start to the start of a relationship that burned out too fast.

With the same girl next door vibes as Taylor Swift, the electronic ingenuity of Eilish and the sonic quality of Avicii in her chill hop style, Wyldher hasn’t failed to make an impression since making her debut earlier this year with the release of her debut single, Time Machine.

Stream and download Sunsets + Smoke by heading over to apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

ETM – Losing Feelings ft Stantina (Rude Jude Remix)

For their latest single, Losing Feelings, electronica artist ETM borrowed old-school disco soul vocals from featuring artist, Shantina, and paid ode to the freeing feeling of losing your rose-tinted glasses when you look at someone who was only significant when they were your ‘other’. After a melodic minimalist prelude, Shantina’s echoey vocals welcome you into the cleverly paced progressive pop single that will hit you with a flood of 90s acid house nostalgia.

You can check out the Rude Jude Remix of Losing Feelings via YouTube. For more info, head over to ETM’s website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Sarah Rae has released her hyper dream-pop track, Crimson Rose

‘Crimson Rose’ is the latest single from breaking artist Sarah Rae who merges dream-pop with hyper-pop to resounding effect. The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter set out to create an epic dream-pop track that weaves through dissonance; discernibly, she succeeded.

The bitter-sweet emotional tone of the single is amplified by the volatile nature of the soundscape that starts with soft staccato synths before catapulting into a raw balladic outpour of emotion.

Lyrically, the track centres around letting go of things that no longer serve you; if you’re going to break free to any pop track, it is going to be this one.

Crimson Rose was released on August 5th; you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud, Spotify or Sarah Rae’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast