“You&I” is the synthy sweet Pop Rock earworm orchestrated by the Indie power couple The Civil Union which puts to shame all of the artificially composed love songs which consistently flood the airwaves.
When they say, “You and I are the only thing that needs to happen”, you believe it. The passion, determination and unfaltering love resonates just as much through the lush synth lines it does through the dual vocals as they coalesce under vocal reverb for a retro-futuristic effect.
The Civil Union had to triumph over adversity for the release of their debut self-titled album. The album which became so much more than a project. It turned into purpose, catharsis and the testament of the love that breathes between them.
You can check out You&I for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
You can almost taste tonal warmth when you hit play on EDM Pop artist Angelika Ates’ second single “Hearts Alight” featuring Gabriel Rizza.
Right from the intro, the ecstasy in the warmly anthemic steady beats starts to work its way into your bloodstream. After a sensually soulful build-up, you’re seamlessly shifted in an entrancingly rhythmic production which boasts the perfect touch of tribalism within the modern and stylistic feat of Progressive Tech House.
The structuring and the way Angelika Ates pulls Hearts Alight together makes it so much more than just vocals finding synergy with instrumental melodies. It’s all-consuming. It’s soul-serving. It’s pure transcendence.
Hearts Alight is available to stream via all major platforms through this link.
London-based artist and producer Ricky Akira’s latest single “Donnie We Will Be Stars” proves that the concept of genres is pretty much outdated. Instead of trying to find their own sound within a pre-existing one, Ricky Akira went all-out with the authenticity in this endearingly masterful release which your soul won’t fail to recognise.
With playful polyphonic tones contorted into tranquil and cathartic rhythms, the instrumentals will make sure that you’re hooked into the progressions. While Ricky Akira and their female guest vocalist will run you through a sticky-sweet tale of romanticism and ambition.
The ‘cute factor’ may be high with this release, but Ricky Akira’s sound is anything but novelty, it’s a sure sign of amazing things to come for the charismatically magnetic artist. Watch this space.
You can check out Donnie We Will Be Stars for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Barcelona-based Electronica artist and producer Icecolddiamond released their intensely emotive latest single “Shattered” on September 18th. We’re not crying, you are.
The darkly atmospheric release offers lush reverb for you to swim in during the intro, but once the momentum starts to build in the darkly mesmeric mix, it’s compelling enough to make you throw away any inhibitions you had when you hit play. Even if it doesn’t catch you on the dancefloor. Therein lies the true beauty of Shattered, the track was written at the start of lockdown in complete isolation while Icecolddiamon was detached from reality. Their emotion fell into the soundscape undilutedly to make Shattered the ultimate club mix when there are no clubs, just solitude. Okay, we are crying.
You can check out Icecolddiamond’s track Shattered for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
If you think the title to up and coming artist Rowanna Chown’s latest single “Cry My Art Out” is ingenious, wait until you hit play on the fiercely punchy feat of Alt-Pop. Rowanna Chown makes Lady Gaga sound positively tame.
By taking influence from both 80s Madonna-style Pop and Backstreet Boys-style 90s Pop and weaving them into a danceable high-octane mix Cry My Art Out dripped with commercial potential. The radio-ready hit which dropped on July 27th is sure to see Rowanna Chown propelled from the underground. If she doesn’t have what it takes to be a household name, I don’t know who does.
Without any hint of exaggeration, Rowanna Chown exudes pure Queen energy in Cry My Art Out. You can bask in the feisty regal grace of the single by heading over to YouTube.
Make Me Feel is the latest trancey drop to be released by EDM artist and producer Fading Echoes which won’t fail to invoke feelings of euphoria and reawaken the nostalgia of summers past.
It’s the perfect aural hit for anyone who has felt a little jaded. Given that it is 2020, I can imagine that will be a lot of us.
The tonally exotic single wasn’t orchestrated to be accessible and archetypal. It was constructed to leave you mesmerised by the unpredictable progressions as the soundscape flirts with a myriad of different genres. From Future Pop to Indie to Acid House to Electronic Rock, you’ll find it all within the finely crafted unforgettably distinctive mix.
You’ll be able to check out Make Me Feel from August 28th via the artist’s SoundCloud.
NOFAR WAINBERGER’s debut Pop earworm Stay with Me leaves lingering resonance which stays with you for long after the uniquely inviting modern hit has faded to a close.
There’s a rare sense of sincerity within the vocals which run clean and free from autotune, NOFAR WAINBERGER’s flawlessly harmonic passion-soaked vocals needed absolutely no assistance. The trancey energetic beats provide the perfect platform for her equally as galvanizing vocals.
Stay with Me is the perfect Summer Pop pick-me-up if you’re looking to infuse a little romanticism in your playlists. Pop debuts are infrequently as promising as this. We’re already stoked to hear what’s next.
Stay with Me is available to stream on all major platforms via this link.
Artist and producer Carrión has followed on from the success of their debut single with the release of their soulfully high-vibe single “Never Let Me Go”.
By pairing anthemically electric House beats with resoundingly evocative female vocals, you get to feel every ounce of emotion which was projected into the deftly orchestrated mix.
The entrancing feat of Future Pop is exactly what you’d want to hear a poolside DJ in Ibiza spinning. The Swedish-based producer may be relatively fresh from their inception, but clearly, they have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Avicii, Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris and Tiesto. Get him on your radar.
You can check out Never Let Me Go for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
For his latest single “Make a Wish”, Txrzxn teamed up with ABJ and producer Nextlanebeats to cook up a compellingly sweet Indie Trap Pop single which will leave you enamoured before the first verse has run through.
The soundscape may be melancholically tinged, but there’s plenty more to Make a Wish than just your average offering of Sad Boy Trap. Txrzxn’s incredibly magnetic vocals paradoxically inspire optimism as they run through the lovelorn and lost lyrics. With the intricately angular guitar notes around the steady hits of the Trap beats, there’s plenty of depth, texture and atmosphere to immerse yourselves within while the mesmeric midtempo track runs through.
Perceptibly, Txrzxn has a significant amount of commercial potential behind their sound. It’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world finds out about it. Get them on your radar.
You can check out Make a Wish for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
“Potential Love” is the recently released seductively atmospheric debut EP from up and coming artist and producer Tyler Garrett. While each of the sultry synth-carved singles hits the spot, the best introduction to Tyler Garrett’s ahead of the curve style is the title track which will prove just how much vulnerability and soul a Synth Pop single can possess.
Starting off with a downtempo, light and dexterous dreamscape, Potential Love steadily builds in tempo up to a striking EDM Pop single with plenty of stylistic edge. With no hint of hyperbole, it has to be said that Tyler Garrett’s approach to Synth Pop is one of the freshest we’ve heard this year. Not only will you find a smorgasbord of sincerity in their music, but you’ll also be pulled along by lush synth lines which have plenty of razor-sharp hooks to throw your way.
You can check out Tyler Garrett’s single Potential Love along with the rest of their EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.