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Ethereal Pop

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

Gabrielle Ornate has released her ethereal synth-pop anthem, Waiting to be Found.

Gabrielle Ornate

‘Waiting to be Found’ is the latest colossal alt-pop single from the luminary artist Gabrielle Ornate, which allows synths to bring a post-punk-style atmosphere while she feeds new-age-style-soul into the vibrant, massive production through the unapologetically intense vocals.

It is easily one of the most ethereal summer pop anthems that you will hear this year, or any other year, given that feels like quite the sonic paradox. Despite the alchemic ingenuity of the release, accessibility oozes through the sincerity and the rhythmic pull of the dark and sultry dance pop-rock earworm.

Waiting to Be Found was officially released on August 6th; you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Thisiswar – Remember What You’ve Done: Pensively Visceral, Orchestrally Ethereal Pop

I’ll be honest, from an artist named Thisiswar, I was expecting a much heavier and catastrophic sound. Their latest single “Remember What You’ve Done” from their upcoming album “Voices” was less of an aural attack and much more of a sonorously sweet Alt Pop ballad. With sticky-sweet layers of harmony the quaint alchemy which was composed was still a soundscape with the capacity to move you. Whilst the guitar chord progressions were a little predictable, the classical strings uplifted the track whilst simultaneously adding even raw pensive emotion to the single. Whilst it’s irrefutable that Thisiswar are a band who possess a staggering amount of talent, I’d love to hear something that sets them apart from the myriad of other up and coming artists.

You can check out Remember What You’ve Done for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.  You’ll be able to listen to the album in full from November 30th.

Review by Amelia Vandergast