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Kevan put a dark cinematic twist on Latin pop with his debut EP, Doors.

‘Doors’ is the debut EP from Italian producer and artist Kevan, who has been making more than waves with his evocative alternative tracks. There’s been a tectonic shift of talent on the airwaves since he started contributing to the airwaves 13 years ago.

The title single is a cinematically dark take on contemporary pop which finds room for rock and ambient trap and RnB elements to add to the dynamism. The lyrics feed the brand of frustration that only comes to fruition when you’re contending with an ending, and you’re transfixed by the past, unwilling to look to the future for fear of not seeing something you convinced yourself that you needed.

The way he shares a common experience is something. The way he expresses what words alone can’t has ironically left us speechless. We’re fairly sure that is how he ended up racking up nearly 1 million streams on Spotify alone with his standout single, Call Me.

Doors is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Dark pop icon Francesca Monte has released her fierce new earworm, Vertigo.

Italian dark pop icon Francesca Monte has released her fierce new earworm, Vertigo; what Cher started with inventive vocal reverb, Monte has superseded it with her deliciously dark track.

Vertigo allows lyrics to run through like scorned spoken word poetry as glitchy harsh electronica beats make sure that your rhythmic pulses are entwined, ready for the colossal drops and broadsiding aural curveballs.

Instead of pandering to moody pop cliché’s, Francesca Monte ensured that the multifaceted emotion was as visceral as the melodic yet sporadically caustic beats. It is only a matter of time before she is a permanent fixture in the electronic music charts.

Check out Vertigo for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Lord Spark invites us to The Tuscan Garden in his latest ethereal pop track.

With his latest electropop hit, the artfully enigmatic artist Lord Spark obliterated the monocultural mould while constructing a sun-soaked earworm that paradoxically carries the tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside while lavishing the airwaves with energetic dance-pop.

When an artist is as passionate about evoking positive change in their culture through their music as they are about their sound, the aural results will always be arresting. But with the ensnaring serpentine rhythms and the natural magnetism in his vocal timbre, it is easy feel hypnotised by the narrative single. In the best possible way, if Copacabana was a queer pop track, it would be The Tuscan Garden.

Along with his mission to ascend the charts, Lord Spark seeks to smash the toxic traditionalism that he grew up around in the conservative Italian countryside. His bold and vibrant vocal presence in his tender, vulnerable and androgynous latest release does just that.

You can enter The Tuscan Garden via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Leon Seti delivered the ‘Antidote’ with their latest compassionate pop single

With his authentic sound, Leon Seti has graced the iTunes Electronica Chart in Italy and caught the attention of BBC Introducing in the UK. Usually, he’s a one-man-melodic-machine, taking charge of writing, performing and production, but for his latest single, ‘Antidote’, he utilised the arpeggio guitars of guitarist, Francis. It’s safe to say that the collaborative chemistry melancholically blossomed.

Antidote is a stripped-back affair instrumentally, but with Leon Seti’s vocals atop of the minimalist acoustic folk-pop guitars, the single has enough gravity and gravitas to pull you in. Even though there is plenty of reminiscence in the single to Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car, the distinction lies within the realism. It oozes affection yet, Leon Seti kept the lyrics grounded within realism, making it infinitely more resonant than your average pop hit paying ode to an unattainable Hollywood-style romance.

Since making his debut in 2015, the Italy and London-based artist has moved from strength to strength and amassed plenty of type along the way. They may have diverged from their usual sound with Antidote, but this timely release was an all too welcome introduction to Seti’s softer side that will allow the listener to feel braver about baring their own.

Antidote is now available to stream via Spotify.

You can find out more about Leon Seti via his website and Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

‘Thank You for Your Complaints’ is a wave crashing journey from Emilya ndMe

Thank You for Your Complaints‘ from Emilya ndMe is a riveting listen and definitely the most cinematic song of the year so far.

Emilya ndMe is the stage name of the talented Lauretta Galeno is a songwriter from Genoa in Italy. with several collaborations and appearances on prestigious Italian stages. A producer, performer and songwriter, this is one incredible musician and creative.

Ethereal electronic pop is the feel here, the haunting sound catches your attention and you first turn on the song. You just know something special is going to happen.

Thank You for Your Complaints‘ from Italian native Emilya ndMe is the final single from her album of the same name and the standard is so high the whole way through. I love how her vocals are capable of anything and this is pure music to support. The crystal clear voice takes me into a whole new world of self-discovery.

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Stream this new song here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Lita – Earworm CIAO CIAO: A Bicultural Alt Pop Playlist Essential

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CIAO CIAO” is the upcoming single from breaking Italian Alt Pop artist Lita. With the bilingual vocals, her cinematically expressive Pop hit is a track which could enamour Pop fans worldwide.

Lita’s Italian roots are weaved into the mix through stunning operatic vocals giving CIAO CIAO a slightly haunting and dramatic tone. Yet, Lita brings the tonal warmth back up to a cordial temperature with her own vocals.

If you can draw yourself away from the vocal alchemy in CIAO CIAO, you’ll be able to appreciate the level of distinction in the vibrant, stylistically intricate beats. Whether you hear this track drop on a dancefloor or your drive home, you’re bound to admire her ability to create a danceable yet undemanding track.

The track was written for anyone who feels displaced, and like they never really have a place to call home after moving away. The sentiment definitely doesn’t fail to resonate.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out CIAO CIAO for yourselves. In the meantime, give Lita a follow via Instagram, and you can listen to her earlier releases via SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast