Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, England is the home of indie UK singer Lowgirl. She is back with a fitting tribute to her friend Stevey on ”ICU”.
Lowgirl sings with such meaning on ”ICU”. She talks about memories of moments together, his support while performing live and how he always wanted to be in her music video. This time has arrived but isn’t the way it should of happened. Nonetheless, Lowgirl sends her friend a wonderful tribute that he would be proud of with a stunning song, full of soul and absolute meaning.
With much sadness, Stevey is not coming home but this is such an amazing track that it puts tears in my eyes. To lose someone so close is a horrible experience as you saw them so close. Lowgirl’s ”ICU” is such a sad but memorable track.
“Some people will be able to identify with the anticipation of a call from the hospital. Every day we would wait and every day the news would be worse. Being in that constant state of suspense starts to eat away at any hope you felt for things to work out. In the end the only thing I could do for him was to write about him” –Low Girl
”ICU” is just a taste of a string of upcoming releases that will culminate with a debut EP in the Autumn of 2020. For a new artist that is just getting started, it’s so admirable that Low Girl is pushing forward during this tough time. She is a special soul with incredibly real lyrics and her music is so well-received. Lowgirl is an artist to keep an eye on closely.
Stream this sad song with an amazing tribute here on YouTube.
Find out more about this wonderful artist here on Facebook.
Sunderland, England is the home of Noyou and they lead the way with their fantastic new single called ”We’re So Sorry”.
With a synthy fuzzy electronic fun pop rock style, this is more of a real story. The track is of an artist that is sharing his feelings about racism and how he doesn’t quite know what to do about this situation. However through music, the message is clear. Sorry the world is like this and that it shouldn’t be happening. Hopefully things will change and through unity it can.
”We’re So Sorry” from Noyou is a journey that takes you to a far-away place musically with a serious tone. With their music on BBC Music Introducing, I am so excited to catch this fantastic band live when venues open up again. The Sunderland group Noyou are an impressive outfit and with regular music releases, they are making their mark and fast.
Stream this brand new track right here on Spotify.
Chloe Levaillant is a French-British multi-talented musician, creative and teacher who sets the standard in indie-folk 2020 with a song that is simply perfect. ”Sleeping Giants” rises up and is one of the best songs of 2020.
This is something so pure and beautiful. With dreamy vocals from Chloe who is elegant and real. This song puts me in a relaxed state and the soothing guitar strums adds so much to the electric energy of peace. An artist that has been singing since the age of 7, you get the feeling that Chloe Levaillant knows herself inside and the tone of her voice is delivered to keep the heart warm.
Chloe studied opera when her family moved to France and from there the creativity only increased. After High School, the determined and creative Chloe, juggled street performance as a hula hoop dancer, music and life. From there a Music Degree followed and the fire was lit inside. This is a musician who is reaching new heights and she is willing to put the hours in to make it happen.
”Sleeping Giants” is an indie classic form the London based artist that has folk fused sounds of pure heart and soul inside. This is a creative who feels like she is only going to get better and better. With a peaceful soul and a video that is call awaken your fire inside to look for the good things in life.
The fascinating Chloe Levaillant just delivered a song that rises about the dark clouds. Satisfaction of something beautiful and what is the secret to being happy? This is a release that has trees, flowers, nature and an artist that is a sleeping giant too.
Matty Long and The LoveGuns are a 4-piece indie rock act from South London and these talented lads are back with the funky-fresh single called ”Sunshine Love”.
You will need to turn your phone off, put your shades on turn up the volume for this one. With the click of a tape being injected into the old school player, I got the feeling that this had to be a good song. This is indeed the case and the Clapham-based band press play on 2020 with this fine release. This is a summer track for sure, with the excellent guitar solo’s, raw vocals and rumbustious drums. This is a band on the rise and they know it.
”Sunshine Love” from Matty Long and The LoveGuns is about that summer love, good and bad decisions. This is a groovy song with world class musicianship from the fast-rising London band who must be itching to get back on stage.
Matty Long and The LoveGuns are one the UK’s most promising acts and they rock out to incredible heights on their new single. This is an essential listen indeed as the exciting band raise the standard of songs in 2020.
KAŚKA is a Polish singer-songwriter and producer based in South East London in England. She absolutely rips through the mic with her outstanding new single called ”Insomaniac”.
Electronics, jazz, hip-hop and ambient music is the vibe here. The song washes away all doubt in my heart and I feel like I’m living in a dream, floating on clouds with KAŚKA right beside me.
Pre-covid, KAŚKA was doing a postgraduate degree in Popular Music at the prestigious Goldsmiths University in London. This is a musician that is pushing herself to be the best version of herself.
Insomaniac is a word that she created to describe a person who enjoys staying up late at night. This track is her celebration of the night and its unique sounds and vibe. As a night owl myself, I totally relate to this idea and notion.
Polish musician KAŚKA’s ”Insomaniac” catapults her right to the top of my music playlist. This is a song to be enjoyed late at night of course, while watching the stars or meditating to relax. I love everything about this track and feel so much more relaxed. The layers here are breathtaking- from the rattlesnake-sounding shakers at the beginning to the electronic influences that slithers through the skin of the track. This is an outstanding effort.
Carmen McLean a 22 year old songwriter based in Leeds in England. She is tremendous talent who is back with an important message with her indie folk message called ”Slow Down”.
”Slow Down” is a perfect song for current times by the stunningly voiced Carmen McLean from lovely Leeds in the UK. She is so self-aware and makes the valid point that we all just need to slow right now in order to be happy. With a fast-paced world and so much going on, we need to center ourselves and take it easy.
Carmen McLean is a fantastic young artist who showcases her talent splendidly here. She plays the guitar with such heart and love. Carmen is one to watch on the UK soon and her calm style and intricate indie folk vibes are a wonder to the ears. Her soulful music adds a touch a class to a wild year.
”Slow Down” is one of the most peaceful tracks you will hear in 2020.
Hear this peaceful track to heal those fears on Spotify.
Marcus Valance is a photographer, filmmaker and musician. He is originally from Somerset in England but he now lives in The Netherlands where his work takes him all over the world. ”The Fight” is his latest release and this is such an inspirational story that we all need to see.
”The Fight” was written, performed, produced, mixed, shot and edited by Marcus on location in the Kutupalong refugee camp-Cox’s Bazar- in Bangladesh. We are shown a whole different world to one we are used to. The kids and adults there survive with mostly a smile on their faces and make the best out of a tough situation. Working hard, staying positive and keeping busy is the order of the day here. This story sends shivers down my spine as I remember to be grateful for everything I have.
Marcus Valance tells us a story of locals doing their best and fighting to survive. I love how he captures the energy and the beauty of humans. They are doing their best and using teamwork to get through each day. ”The Fight” is an incredible song from a very talented creative.
Watch this sad but inspirational story from Bangladesh right here on YouTube.
Follow Marcus on his journey all over the world here on his Facebook.
Sugarae is a 26 year old musician based in Birmingham in England. This is a R&B artist with a huge future and his pushes all his chips on the table with his new single ”VIP”. Since learning how to create music at the age of 14, he is now composing, producing, mixing and mastering his own music. This is a man who knows what he is doing and these are sleek beats.
”VIP” is a song all about being noticed and being an important figure when out and about with friends and lovers. Sugarae is busting down the door in the UK scene and it’s hard to ignore this supremely talented artist from Birmingham.
The young artist Sugarae sets the picture with this song being inside a club and he is clearly moving up the ranks. The UK singer is in full form here and no one is going to push him over in 2020.
Abi Flynn is from Brighton in United Kingdom and has a spellbinding style that is a pleasure to listen to. She saves the day like a superhero with her beautiful new song called ”Courage”.
”Courage” is packed full of deep vocals and magical drum beats and the ambiance is such a welcome addition to the airwaves of the world.
After recovering from the dreaded chemotherapy and making a full bounce back, Abi is one brave woman. She fought through cancer and never gave up. She then found out that she was giving birth and this must of been a huge shock to the system. After being told that her body was supposedly infertile, this is such a miracle of movie-type proportions. Abi Flynn is 2020’s UK comeback artist of the year and what an inspiration she is.
”Courage” sums us 2020 perfectly and Abi Flynn is in stupendous form here. What a brave woman and what a talent.
Stream this wonderful soul song right here on Soundcloud.
Underrated British singer Lewis Edwards has just released his new r&b love story with ”Idols”. This is a fantastic song that cheers us up and also is reflective on love.
Lewis is attempting to rise to the top no matter what stands in the way. He is inspired by his idols and also wants to reach their levels. He is even keen to knock some of them off their pedestals. This is a humble singer and he also missing that special one that is just like he is.
”Idols” is a sweet song with dynamic vocals and a smooth background style that maximizes Lewis Edwards track. I like his clean cut attitude and meaningful lyrics. The British singer raises him game here and this is a very pleasurable listen. His r&b indie persona is radiant and well-received in this dark year of 2020.