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Cami Bex is due to make her empoweringly salacious pop debut with “Type”

Cami Bex

Aussie Pop artist Cami Bex’s debut single Type is a melting pot of smooth grooves and empoweringly sultry lyricism which defies convention.

While some artists think that they need to be misandrists or crass to create feminist Pop hits, Cami Bex chose to utterly own her sexuality with some tongue-in-cheek attitude. And there’s even deeper lyrical context if you look past the flirty vibes. Type offers a nuanced assurance that even if you are messed up, you’re someone’s idea of perfection. If we’re all being a little honest with ourselves, we all need to hear that from time to time.

With producer Jordan Leonard on-side for her debut, Type was never going to fall flat. We’re stoked to hear what comes next.

Type is due for official release on November 6th. You can pre-save the single via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Amber Lee invites you to celebrate your authenticity with her EDM Pop single “Kings and Queens”

There was no forgetting the trailblazing Australian Pop artist Amber Lee after hearing her single “Doubt”. We were under no impression that we’d heard all she has to offer, but we were still blown away by her latest single “Kings and Queens”.

With Kings and Queens, Amber Lee raised the tempo to orchestrate an EDM Pop track which is as lyrically captivating as it is stylistically enrapturing. The track was written to tell anyone lucky enough to hear it that you don’t need to crumble and reconstruct yourself under society’s pressures. You can create your own image, enjoy the empowerment in celebrating authenticity. The kind of authenticity Amber Lee used to create this powerfully high-vibe single.

Kings and Queens dropped on September 4th; you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ella has released her fiercely redemptive Pop single “Oops Oops”

If you like your Pop artists unapologetically fierce, breaking artist Ella has all the empowering attitude you could possibly ask for in her latest release “Oops Oops”.

If you turn on the radio, you’ll hear plenty of artists offering lovelorn introspection and abrasively sweet love songs and little else in between. Ella took a very different approach to contemporary Pop. Her redemptive single is a powerful reminder to women that you don’t need to turn into a snappish dolt every time you’ve been romantically screwed over. While we can’t exactly condone financial exploitation, we make no bones about celebrating this stellar radio-ready feat of Pop.

You’d be hard-pressed to find Pop hooks which are sharper than the ones that will grab you in the 90s-inspired perennial Pop earworm.

You can check out Oops Oops for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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Hailey Davis has demonstrated her boundlessly chameleon Pop style in her Arc of Visibility EP

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Pop singer-songwriter Hailey Davis has recently released her debut 4-track EP “Arc of Visibility”. Independently, the four singles stand as testaments to her ability to craft connectable and powerful soundscapes. Collectively, they demonstrate that Hailey Davis’ possesses boundlessly chameleon talent.

With the morosely powerful single “Shipwreck” avidly capturing the never-ending battle to get your self-respect on side, the EP offers an immersive start. Track 2, Insecurities is a groove-laden Rock-infused upbeat inspiring track which allows you to address your relationships with your insecurities. With track 3 See Me, Hailey Davis took moody Pop to the next level with the sultry and mellifluous single which is all too easy to surrender your consciousness too. The EP concludes with yet another aural curveball “Dangerous Love” which boasts nostalgic elements of 90s RnB into the electronically crafted track.

The only thing which remains a constant in the EP is the quality of the flawlessly atmospheric soundscapes and Hailey Davis’ deep, poetic, compelling lyricism.

You can check out Hailey Davis’ EP for yourselves by heading over to apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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London singer Julie Hicklin sends us meaningful message on a love letter with debut ”The Power and The Glory”

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A plea to save our planet before it’s too late. “Rise up, wake up, face up, rewrite the story”. We need to take our heads out the sand and look after such a vital part of our life. The planet needs us and the time is now. With so many other distractions going on at the moment it feels like this important message has been a bit lost.

Electronic Pop artist Julie Hicklin has an enchanting voice that really pulls you into her lovely web of beautifully crafted vocals. ”The Power and The Glory” describes Julie to perfection. This Londoner sings her heart out and the message is to save the planet and we need to look after her badly. I love the message and can’t wait to see her live when venues open up again in the UK. Julie sings about love and life. This debut release echoes through my speakers and this is an exciting song to play loud. Julie Hicklin is a real talent and we need to take notice of this UK singer with lungs to die for.

For info on gig news and announcements from Julie head over to her Facebook page.

Click on the Soundcloud link to hear this song and more from this fantastic singer.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Maisly – Radio Silence: Organically Empowering Indie Pop

With her empowering and feminist approach to Pop, in her latest single “Radio Silence” Nashville/London Alt Pop newcomer Maisly hasn’t just featured on the airwaves, she’s used them to inspire and connect with her listeners. I think we can all agree, more so than ever, that upraising artists are essential.

The all too resonant message in Radio Silence is a stark reminder to protect your self-worth while dealing with the people who we let control the perceptions of ourselves. It may be a relatively simple message, but how often do we find ourselves guilty of it?

With the clean and easy, popping and bright Pop Rock melodies, the organically feel-good radio-ready hit will make the perfect addition to your high-vibe Pop playlists.

You can check out Radio Silence for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast