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Fire Jane – Blind: Unapologetically Empowered EDM Pop

“Blind” is the intensely euphoric latest EDM Pop single from up and coming Boston-based duo Fire Jane. It finds the perfect balance between emotion and energy by running through as an undeniable testament of the artist’s ability to not only create a radio-ready earworm but to create an infectious drop which will leave you psyched every time you hit play.

Blind feels like an almost serendipitously timely release, when the world is sitting in their respective anger or apathy, Fire Jane is reminding us what visceral emotion feels like. The unapologetically empowered edge to the harmonically succinct vocals is something that I’ll never forget.

You can check out Blind by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Velvet Shakes – WORLD: Ensnaring Indie Electro Pop

Velvet Shakes

Manchester’s most frenetic Indie Electro act, Velvet Shakes, is set to drop their geography-transcending galvanising track, WORLD. If any new release is going to leave you itching to hit a dancefloor, it’s this one.

The sonic energy is only paralleled by their eclectic ingenuity which pulls in elements of Indie, Disco, Psych, Electro Pop and House. With vibrant Indie guitar licks which soar across a kaleidoscopic tonal palette interlacing with synapse-ticking synths and disco grooves, you’d need to be classed as clinically deceased not to get ensnared with the entrancing rhythms in WORLD.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out WORLD for yourselves. In the meantime, you can check out their former releases via SoundCloud.

Stay up to date with new releases via Facebook. You’ll definitely want them on your radar for when they’re able to tear up festival stages and live venues once more.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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SAGEALINA bares her soul in “Private Show”.

LA-based Singer-songwriter SAGEALINA accordantly bared her soul in her latest evocatively bold, stylistically melodic Ambient Pop single “Private Show”. Right from the first verse, you’re gripped in the introspection and you’ll be sharing in the artist’s scornful soul.

The light electronic beats leave plenty of room for SAGEALINA’s sultry vocal timbre to perfectly harmonise in synergy with the deftly crafted beats which keep it smooth and steady all the way through this seductively wistful release.

SAGEALINA exhibited an insane amount of potential with Private Show. As she’ll be dropping tracks consistently throughout 2020 and beyond, you’ll definitely want her on your radar.

Private Show is available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Loni Lincoln uses her platform to wake up and console the nation with “Where Have the Heroes Gone”

Loni Lincoln’s Malaysian and British heritage both resonate within her standout single “Where Have the Heroes Gone” which breaks the monocultural mould while asking a tragically grounding question.

Atop of the rhythmic exoticism, you’ll find Loni Lincoln’s compassionately heartfelt vocals as they call out for humanity to better themselves and be the change they want to see in the world. Yes, it’s a sobering and emotionally bruising track, but the path to progress isn’t always going to be a bed of roses.

With vocals which carry reminiscence to the smoky vocal timbre of Miley Cyrus, the emotional sting behind the soundscape and the signature styling of the melancholic Pop hit, you’re going to want to give it repeat attention. More pertinently, you’re going to want to applaud the artist’s commitment to delving deep and tackling real issues in her music. I couldn’t be more in awe of her if I tried.

You can check out Where Have the Heroes Gone via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mivedrix shows us her ‘Alien Soul’ with this slice of deep, dark electropop.

Dark, brooding electropop from the effortlessly cool and rebelliously anonymous Mivedrix, ‘Alien Soul’ builds synthesisers, electronic samples, percussion, and acoustic instrumentation with Mivedrix’s multi-layered, prominent harmonised vocals to paint a glowering, ominous tale of alienation, loneliness, and the ever-present struggle to ‘fit in’.

Singer, songwriter, performer, and producer Mivedrix sells a story of the fears of self-expression in a world where the negative impact of ‘difference’ can be catastrophic, yet ‘Alien Soul’ is ultimately empowering, uplifting, and inspirational. Inspired herself by artists as diverse as Michael Jackson, The Weeknd, and classical composers such as Debussy, Mivedrix’s debut single will be released across all platforms on the 11th November.

You can check it out via SoundCloud.

Review by Alex Holmes.

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UK Alt Pop artist Parkerxx gets dark and Avant-Garde with her latest release ‘Lights Out’

Horsham, UK-based artist Parkerxx proved with her latest single ‘Lights Out’ that she is blessed with the ability to offer a mainstream sound without ever having to compromise on the distinction you can find within it.

With her tendency to take inspiration from a myriad of sources such as fashion, art and literature, her sound boasts a transfixing Avant-Garde air. Paired with her striking vocal range, Lights Out is a commanding mix which will allow you to feel like a moth to a flame right from the first verse in this intoxicating Dark Pop track.

All artists create music for different reasons. Parkerxx’s reason to endeavour with aural expression makes investing in her sound even more worthwhile. In her own words, here’s what she had to say:

“I create music because it is impossible for me not to. It has always been an outlet for me and has allowed me to process emotions and experiences. I find the human experience fascinating and I hope that when people listen to my music they feel less alone and connect with the messages.”

You can check out Parkerxx’s single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Le’lani brings evocative obscurity to Pop with “Can’t Wait 4 U”

Musician and performance artist Le’lani is acclaimed as a paragon of performativity in LA. Her latest solo single “Can’t Wait 4 U” is provocative enough to make her name internationally recognisable.

The track kicks off with beats which bring an enticing level of anticipation and energy while you’re treated to a recording of doubt-laden introspection. After a tantalizing instrumental segment, Le’lani’s hypnotically alluring vocals finally breeze into the mix and bring a sense of tranquillity to the soundscape. Any fans of Portishead definitely won’t want to let this release pass them by.

You can check out Can’t Wait 4 U which was released on October 16th for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

With an EP due to drop in 2021, you’ll definitely want Le’lani on your radar.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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BrooksOfYork – To Giants: Indie Dreampop You Won’t Want to Wake Up From

Within up and coming Indie artist BrooksOfYork’s latest single To Giants, you’ll find compassion, modernism, and plenty of reasons to repeatedly press play.

The clean guitar tones under delay and reverb bring a sense of fragility to the soundscape while the resoundingly magnetic vocals draw you into the profoundly contemplative lyrical narrative.

With To Giants, BrooksOfYork found the perfect balance of intricate Indie Rock experimentalism and sticky sweet Pop sincerity. Their dreamy signature blend of electronica and acoustic elements offers a rare level of nuance which rarely hits the airwaves.

Naturally, as with every artist who efficaciously hits the evocative spot with their sound, we can’t wait to hear what follows.

You can check out To Giants for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Through betrayal breathes Electro Pop Poetry in Denae’s single “last night”

Electronica artist Denae has never been one to hold back in her tracks, yet her latest track, last night takes piercingly provocativeness to another level. You won’t just find compassion as she runs through the galvanizingly spite-fuelled verses, but you’ll get to share that lacerating feeling which often comes hand in hand with betrayal.

last night is a flood of visceral urgency and desperation to lyrically suck out the poison. The catharsis through the expression resonates right from the intro.

The track will lead you into darkness, causing you to run through any scornful moments that leave you a little less willing to trust again, to love again, all the while leaving you in adoration for Denae’s honesty and ability to convey striking emotion through her tantalising dark electro-pop track.

You can check out Denae’s single last night for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Celebrate Romantic Freedom with Theofania’s sensationally raw Pop single “Heart Break Free”  

From the first vocal note in Pop artist Theofania’s latest single Heart Break Free, the sincerity becomes palpable, as does the sense that you’re about to embark on an emotional rollercoaster. When the chorus hits, you definitely won’t be disappointed.

Starting off with a melancholic offering of introspection, Heart Break Free offers immediate depth and compassionately shares resonance with heartbroken. Yet, for the choruses, Theofania opted for high-vibe bass-driven energy which affirms that even if you feel like you’re drowning in apathy, the clouds will break, just like the chorus.

It’s tracks like Heart Break Free which really put into context the emotions, which if left unchecked, can ruin our self-esteem. With that in mind, Theofania’s Pop hit is worth its weight in aural gold.

You can check out Theofania’s single via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast