If there’s any Alt Pop artist we’re stoked to hear more from this year, it’s the sultrily sublime newcomer Mama Yaya.
Her fans were treated to yet another infectiously Funk-riddled hit with the release of her single “Devil” which dropped on May 29th. In Devil, grooving Neo-Soul meets roots-deep Blues Rock and Pop. Despite the levels of distinction which are impossible to miss, Devil is an incredibly accessible radio-ready hit which stays with you long after the track has faded to a close.
The driving snappy beats paired with bendy basslines and bluesy guitar licks form the perfect platform for the bewitching vocal style which consistently evolves through the dynamic earworm.
You can check out the official lyric video to Devil by heading over to YouTube.
Up and coming artist Sam Mudd has made their lockdown debut with the polyphonically electric Pop hit “Where Are You (All Up)” and stamped down their authentically expressive style.
The Lo-Fi track kicks off with a melodic guitar intro before sliding into an energetic EDM Pop beat layered with Sam Mudd’s effect-laden vocals which find perfect synergy with the entrancing rhythms.
As much as we appreciated the artist’s quintessentially endearing style, the reverb and use of autotune were slightly excessive. But that’s not to say there isn’t plenty of potential to be found in Where Are You. Any artist willing to be so bold with their debut track is more than worth having on your radar.
You can check out Sam Mudd’s debut single Where Are You? by heading over to Spotify now.
If it’s been a while since an up and coming Alternative artist has left you adrenalized by their curve creating ingenuity, hit play on the Funk-riddled mix It’s Going Down from breaking Berlin-based artist Roadx.
Finding the perfect balance between Funk, Electro Pop and Soul, Roadx created sultry expressive earworm which will stick to your synapses like superglue. It transcends transcendence and offers danceable beats which give you very little option in whether you’ll move to them.
I got just as excited hearing It’s Going Down as I did the first time I heard John Grant’s nuanced take on Electronica. If you think that sounds like hyperbole, try resisting the danceable energy which the chorus will throw at you.
You can check out Roadx’s latest single It’s Going Down for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
8udDha bl0od is one of the most versatile artists we’ve encountered in 2020, with each new release they blow our minds a little more, and their recently released romantically nostalgic single “HAppY 5AD: Pr!nce DjAng0 PURple fA!n of 3<35” was no exception.
HAppY 5AD: Pr!nce DjAng0 PURple fA!n of 3<35 felt like an aural cuddle. Just why the blend of Progressive Synth Pop and 60s Psych was consoling I’m not all too sure, but the consciousness-devouring soundscape is extremely efficacious all the same. I have a feeling that any fans of ELO will definitely want to make HAppY 5AD: Pr!nce DjAng0 PURple fA!n of 3<35 a staple track on their playlists.
HAppY 5AD: Pr!nce DjAng0 PURple fA!n of 3<35 will be available for release along with the rest of the album from May 17th via SoundCloud. In the meantime, you can check out the artists myriad of dynamic releases.
Loosh’s latest Alt Pop single “Get Out the House” is exactly what you want to hear when you hit play on a new artist.
It’s got that instantaneous draw as your mind attempts to get to grips with a beguilingly fresh new soundscape, and the progressive track has quite the aural trip in store. From polyphonic key solos to Hip Hop-style grooves to moodily convictive Alt Pop vocals, Get Out the House contains it all plus plenty of other intricate nuances which affirm that Loosh puts innovation and expression at the forefront when writing their tracks.
If you’re as tired as assimilative uninspired music as I am, go and restore your faith in contemporary musicians. It may have been bad timing to release a track called Get Out of the House just before the world went into lockdown mode. Yet, we can appreciate the sentiment all the same.
You can check out Get Out the House for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.
Every once in awhile, it’s possible that you’ll stumble across a track which offers massive beats and an even more sizeable serving of soul. That’s just what we delved into when Electronic Pop artist Dakota Chappy appeared on our radar.
The strikingly talented vocalist dropped her latest entrancingly danceable yet mindfully inspired single “Right There” on March 4th. If you want to raise your vibration, strap on a pair of headphones and experience the vibrancy of the upraised radio-ready single.
There will undoubtedly be bigger and more refreshingly absolving music to come from Dakota Chappy. So, we’d suggest that you follow our lead and firmly affix her to your radars.
You can check out the official music video to Dakota Chappy’s latest single via YouTube.
We’ve been hooked on experimental Indie artist Super Love’s sound ever since we heard their debut single in 2019. After hearing their third single “Stream it and Chill”, we’re fairly certain that it’s going to be a long-lasting love affair.
Stream it and Chill moves away from the sentimentally captivating Alt Indie Pop style which they orchestrated for the first two singles. This time, the exotic fingerpicked guitar rhythms find a beguilingly arrestive contrast with the digital futuristic beats. The experimental instrumental layering creates the platform for Constance Watkins’ hypnotically harmonic Alt Pop vocals.
Tracks such as Stream it and Chill are exactly what we need on the airwaves right now. It’s an unapologetically love-soaked aural delight which will remind you that the world isn’t as hostile and hateful as mainstream media would have you believe.
You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Stream it & Chill for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head over to Spotify and check out Super Love’s earlier releases.
Shoegaze and Pop seamlessly entwine in up and coming Alt Pop artist lily hughes’ standout single “together”.
The Lynchian and abstract soundscape may be a little lighter and softer than you’ll be accustomed to hearing. But the gentle nature of the minimalistic beats and the delicate mesmerism of the vocals will make sure that when you hit play on together, your attention has little chance of faltering.
The production style with together may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for anyone who likes to slip into comforting reverb-laced dreamscapes, you’re sure to appreciate the captivating distinction in together.
You can check out lily hughes’ latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
With her latest single “Moon” Samantha Wolverton blended striking elements of baroque Art Pop with a more contemporary and accessible style of Pop ensuring that a connectable unique soundscape was shared with the airwaves.
Samantha Wolverton’s bold experimental approach fed into a nuanced and mellifluous production which shares very few reminiscences to any other artists around right now. But as she garners acclaim, undoubtedly there will be plenty of Kate Bush comparisons heading her way.
Moon may only be the up and coming artist’s second single. But there’s already a mature air which is all too perceptible around her masterfully arcane sound. If you make space for any Alt Pop artist on your radar this year, make it this one.
You can check out Samantha Wolverton’s single Moon for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
We can always tell when good vibes have been made the cornerstone of a single, and it’s all too evident that Urban Alt Pop artist DK made it the essence of his recently released single “Okay”.
Throughout the tonally vibrant track, you’ll hear the repetition of the mantra “I’ll be okay”, with plenty of inspiring introspection in between. By the time you get to the outro, don’t be surprised if the playfully polyphonic mix has lifted your spirits and organically offered a heavy serving of optimism. It’s impossible not to be endeared by the feat of Hip Hop, Pop, Soul, and RnB.
I have a feeling of any fans of Nintendo-style chiptune tracks will definitely want Okay on their playlists.
You can check out DK’s latest single Okay for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.