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Lord Spark invites us to The Tuscan Garden in his latest ethereal pop track.

With his latest electropop hit, the artfully enigmatic artist Lord Spark obliterated the monocultural mould while constructing a sun-soaked earworm that paradoxically carries the tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside while lavishing the airwaves with energetic dance-pop.

When an artist is as passionate about evoking positive change in their culture through their music as they are about their sound, the aural results will always be arresting. But with the ensnaring serpentine rhythms and the natural magnetism in his vocal timbre, it is easy feel hypnotised by the narrative single. In the best possible way, if Copacabana was a queer pop track, it would be The Tuscan Garden.

Along with his mission to ascend the charts, Lord Spark seeks to smash the toxic traditionalism that he grew up around in the conservative Italian countryside. His bold and vibrant vocal presence in his tender, vulnerable and androgynous latest release does just that.

You can enter The Tuscan Garden via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

JABRIL YOUSEF celebrates authenticity in their debut electro-pop hit, ‘Electric’.

Non-binary, Arab-American singer-songwriter JABRIL YOUSEF has unleashed their debut indie electro-pop track, Electric; it is everything that it says on the tin.

With elements of shoegaze in the angular indie guitars, the soundscape comes complete with cutting sonic textures, but that’s not enough to dampen the ethereally euphoric nature of this high-energy release.

Any fans of Frankmusik, M83, Big Black Delta and MGMT will want to delve into the dreamy yet danceable track which celebrates authenticity in a time of exploitation.

Each of the artist’s releases finds a way to explore themes of love, longing and growth; if that wasn’t good enough of a reason to get their futuristically accessible sound on your playlists, I’m not quite sure what it is.

Get fired up by Electric for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

Oh No! – Royals’ Dylan De Bono is ‘Feeling S**t Right Now’

‘Maltese singer-songwriter’ isn’t a phrase you get to use all that often as a music reviewer, but when it comes to Dylan De Bono it’s one that we can fully expect to become much more common in 2021 and beyond. As one half of pop duo Royals, Dylan’s no stranger to musical acclaim, but with this – the first single from forthcoming solo album ‘Loose Wire’ – De Bono brings us an absolute belter of an electro-pop banger.

Dark yet humorous, edgy and sexy, with one eye on that perfect pop mix of accessibility and catchiness whilst avoiding cliché or ‘throw-away-ness’ (is that a thing?) and the other on an absolutely spot on understanding of dancefloor groove and pop-radio immediacy (aided, no doubt, by the writing and production collaboration with maestro David Vella), ‘Feeling S**t Right Now’ is a superb melting pot of clubby dance stunner and autobiographical songwriting, a mix of 70’s disco, 80’s club classic, and totally up-to-date electro-pop killer. Prince and Bowie mix with the Pet Shop Boys, Years & Years, and David Guetta here, to produce what may be one of the first ‘spot-on’ pop songs of 2021. The sound of the summertime might have just landed.

Check out the official video for ‘Feeling S**t Right Now’ on YouTube, and follow Dylan De Bono on Facebook and Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

Christian Vels has made their Electro-Pop debut with ‘Summer Love’ (Feat. Alix)

Christian Vels’ debut track ‘Summer Love’ is aptly titled – a perfect summery electro-pop Balearic dance number, all speeding beats and guest vocalist Alix’s beautiful airy, high-register vocal line. Think David Guetta, Martin Solveig, or Avicii-style 126-BPM Ibiza pop, all gated snare and sequenced hook-line, held together by Alix’s ‘I’m only gonna break your heart’ chorus.

‘Summer Love’ is Vancouver-based musician/producer Vels’ first single release, after spending some time honing and tightening his engineering and production skills. On the basis of ‘Summer Love’, that time was very, very well-spent.Summer

Hear ‘Summer Love’ on Spotify; check out Christian Vels on Facebook and Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

 

LIV brings in the next generation of Pop with ‘Just Wait’

Aptly, Just Wait definitely isn’t about the instant gratification. LIV’s smoothly funk-riding electropop single kicks off with a tantalisingly beguiling start which makes it impossible to find any complacency in the progressions. Instead, you’ll be hooked into the delectably bold ingenuity right from the intro.

Vocally, Just Wait pays ode to 90s RnB, with the genre-crumbling grooves and beats, any time spent pigeonholing those instead of appreciating their authenticity would be wasted.

The track may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the Virginia-born, Nashville-based Pop artist is on a mission to bring in the next generation of Pop instead of assimilating what has been. (She’s succeeding).

You can check out Just Wait for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

A REAL CHILLOUT HIT: TALI LEDA’S NEW SINGLE ‘FREE FREE’

Tali Leda has dropped her new single ‘Free Free’, a real chillout hit.

‘Free Free’ is a product of pop music and chillout lo-fi beats coming together, rolling around in a sensual and captivating melody that creates sweet and addictive harmonies you’d like to listen to ad libitum.

Partly recalling the likes of renowned British singer Sade’s vocals, Tali discovered that music was in her DNA after she learned that her birth mother was a singer and her father a pianist and bass player.

With her many songs being featured on TV shows and Indie films, Tali Leda classifies as an all-around artist who’ll find her way to a wonderful career.

You can listen to ‘Free Free’ for yourself on SoundCloud.

Review by Jim Esposito.

Finnish Artist Aino Elina Releases Video For “Rukous”

Aino Elina’s type of music is exceptionally beautiful and unique to her to start with. Aino delivered nothing short of class in this song. This music genre is like those therapeutic song that’s rooted in the celestial archive of the electro pop sound.

There was total voice control throughout the duration of this song. With an amazing pitch and vocal power, Aino further made it clear that she’s really the star to watch out for in the music industry. I wish I understood the language she sang the song in, but nonetheless I absolutely enjoyed the music from start to its finish.

This song naturally came with that surreal power of its own. When you listen to the instrument and beat of the song at start you would think it’s Garry Jones rendition of Mad World. If you enjoy listening to New age music then this song might just be the next favourite song on your playlist irrespective of the fact that she sang her song not in English language.

Generally, I really would like to see what Aino next song will sound like because I can’t really say if she’s more of a new age or electro pop singer yet.

This is a nice song and y’all I trust you guys will agree with with on this that this song is just perfectly produced.

Music Reviewed by:
Lilian-Debrah.