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Future Pop

Electronica artist and producer, StartFromSKratch has released his soul-awakening hit, If I’m Yours.

‘If I’m Yours’ is the latest spacey hyper-pop hit from the up and coming electronica artist and producer, StartFromSKratch. After releasing his debut single, Took a Minute, in 2020, he’s proven that he’s got an insatiable hunger for success and the ability to curate an emotionally charged hit.

The Chicago-born artist looks far beyond electronic textures for inspiration. For the soul-awakening energy behind his sound, he looks to jazz, hip hop and RnB to put the authentic flair in his grooves.

If I’m Yours is an unadulterated drunk on love dance floor hit with the production quality to make a viral artist of StartFromSKratch. The female future pop vocals perfectly complement his sonorously sweet melodies. We can’t wait to hear the rest of his upcoming album. His album, The Heart Grows Fonder, is due for release on November 19th.

If I’m Yours is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

daisan the coward – MPDG: Satire Pop Perfection

Indie pop artist and producer daisan the coward has turned his wit to satire after lyrically baring all across seven albums. The best introduction to his new satirical future pop style is his harsh electro hit, MPDG (Manic Pixie Dream Girl).

If it was a serious pop track about the female archetype, I probably couldn’t have held back from a scathing review. Given his performative embodiment of an arrogant pop star, the Kansas City-based artist can get away with just as much as John Grant and Alex Cameron. There’s something so incredibly refreshing about an artist using some of the more devilish facets of their creativity instead of being endlessly earnest. MDPG is pure escapism music. I think we can all agree that escapism is essential in 2021.

MPDG is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Kaylin Cervini prescribes dark dance-pop with her intensely powerful single, ‘Bubble’.

Kaylin Cervini is set to release the most subversive dance-pop track of the year with her single, Bubble. After a moody, vulnerable and downtempo alt-pop intro, the single evolves into an intensely powerful feat of future pop that won’t fail to leave you galvanised.

The Rochester-NY artist has already made major waves with her sound that paradoxically offers intimacy despite the massive production. If you like your euphoric pop tracks to come with a heavy dose of realism, you’ll want to save a spot on your radar for Kaylin. Bubble finds a clever conceptual way to allude to the false sense of security happiness gives us and how exposed we feel when the rug is pulled from under us.

Bubble is due for release on August 6th; in the meantime, you can check out Kaylin Cervini on Spotify, Facebook and Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Ivon Roberts & A.M.K advocate for self-love in their summer pop anthem ‘Solo’.

Describing herself as “a hot mess in catchy song form”, Ivon Roberts is the girl-next-door pop icon we never knew we needed on our playlists. Her latest tropic electropop single, Solo, featuring A.M.K, is a summer pop anthem that doesn’t pander to the usual obsessed-in-love tropes. With Solo, she used her platform to promote self-love instead of narrating the chase of superficial love.

The infectiously euphoric release follows on from Ivon Roberts’ other pop hits that come with an infectious appeal. With her most popular single, Skinny, having racked up over 150k streams on Spotify alone, it is easy to see that she’s going to be a major part of the future pop scene. With vocals that could rival Gaga’s while carrying intimate indie appeal, she’s everything you could possibly ask for from a pop artist.

Check out Solo on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

Constellation Prize bring the grooves in their bassy electro-pop hit, Chase That High.

Constellation Prize

UK-based dance-pop duo Constellation Prize is set to drop their most euphoric release to date, Chase That High; the endlessly energetic anthem will seal a spot on your summer pop playlists before the hooky chorus even hits.

With slightly filthier basslines than you would expect from your average future pop track, Chase That High is adrenalizing from start to finish. Perhaps most notably, the artist brings serious swathes of style to the high-vibe pop anthem. All too often, feel-good tracks fall into the trite and cliché trap, but Constellation Prize is nothing if not refreshing and organic in their electro-pop style that modernises 80s – 00s dance-pop grooves.

Chase That High is due for release on July 30th. You can check out Constellation Prize on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Emily Silver raises the temperature in her dance-pop track, ‘Feel the Flames’

Emily Silver

Independent London-based singer-songwriter Emily Silver’s latest future pop track, Feel the Flames, is enough to make Lady Gaga sound tame. The single that was co-written and produced by the Brit Award winner, Simon Ellis (Britney, Spice Girls, S Club 7), is the epitome of filthy pop.

The bass-drenched-drops motif the track with electrifying energy which Silver easily matches with her fiercely resounding vocal timbre. Emily Silver has already performed in the Royal Albert Hall and the 02 Arena, but with her vocals, there isn’t a stage she couldn’t command. There’s a magnetic amount of hunger in Feel the Flames that grips you with sharp melodic teeth and refuses to let go.

Feel the Flames is due for release on July 16th; you can check out Emily Silver on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

infparsa took electronic pop to evocative new heights with ‘823’, featuring Pooyan jc.

For his latest release, electronica songwriter, engineer, artist and producer infparsa teamed up with vocalist Pooyan jc to create what is easily one of the most evocative electronica releases of the year. The vibrato on the vocals is enough to make a grown man cry.

The 20-year-old Iranian artist started to hone in on his talents at the age of 15 when he first started creating beats. Aged 17, he established himself as a talented producer before his move to Moscow, Russia. Currently, infparsa resides in Kazan, where he is continuing to work on his upcoming projects. If the releases that follow 823 are just as compelling, it is only a matter of time until he breaks into the mainstream.

The indie, intimate vibes to the single pull at the heartstrings with visceral force. It scarcely matters that English unilingual minds won’t be able to decipher the lyrics; plenty of the emotion lies in the dance-pop melodies and the compassionately romantic vocal notes.

823 is now available to stream via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

LA’s Tyler Garrett shines in his latest album ‘Morning Star’.

Tyler Garrett

Emerging electronica singer-songwriter and artist Tyler Garrett has given us a sneak peek of what is to come in his upcoming album, Morning Star, due for release on June 22nd.

The title track is an intoxicatingly up-vibe mash of future bass, hyper pop, RnB and ambient electronica. The LA-hailing artist discernibly brings the energy, but no part of this visceral mix ever feels over facing. The 33-year-old has already discernibly perfected the balance between groove and aural euphoria.

Previously, his popular tracks have racked up over 1-million streams; it is easy to see how Morning Star will follow. He has a unique way of bringing raw intimacy to massive productions. We are sure it will see him go far in 2021 and beyond.

Morning Star will be available to stream, in full via Soundcloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Annie Elise – glorious technicolour with ‘We Can Pretend’

Synesthesia is one of those conditions that doesn’t get the widespread understanding it should; but imagine ‘seeing’ sounds in colour, different pitches producing different hues across the whole musical/rainbow spectrum. That’s what Annie Elise, originally a classically trained violinist, has going on, taking her neurological condition and using it to create musical compositions that produce the colours that she likes to see.

Taking a break from production duties for Dawn Patrol Music, and eschewing her violin in favour of electronica, ‘We Can Pretend’ is an upbeat dance-biased synth-pop number, sequenced sounds and big beats working alongside Elise’s gentle vocal to deliver an easy, elegant europop track that’s big on catchy hooks and delicately worked melody – think gentler Charlie XCX, Little Boots, or Robyn, with a serious touch of Suzanne Vega’s chilled sing-song delivery and you’re in the right area. The sun’s shining, we’re drinking chilled Belgian beer from little stubby bottles, and ‘We Can Pretend’ is the perfect summery pop ear-candy soundtrack. Aaaaand relax.

Check out Annie Elise here or on YouTube; check out ‘We Can Pretend’ on Spotify or Apple Music.

 

Review by Alex Holmes

Sukesha Ray has unleashed her emboldening future pop anthem, ‘We Are the Way We Are’

Prepare your summer pop playlists for the latest euphoria-laced future pop anthem, ‘We Are the Way We Are’ from American singer-songwriter and dancer Sukesha Ray.

Once again, the emotion brings just as much energy to the track as the intense build-ups and colossal future bass drops in the anthem that starts with an all too resonant melancholic tone before the progressive track builds momentum and garners mental resilience along the way.

After racking up over 140,000 streams on Spotify alone with her sophomore single, A Place We Never Knew, it is easy to see how the autonomy-embracing single, We Are the Way We Are, will follow.

You can check out We Are the Way We Are by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast