When an up and coming artist is able to leave you mesmerised before the first verse has run through, you know that you’ve just stumbled across an alchemic aural gem, which is exactly what happened when we listened to the soulfully moody standout single “Easy” from Zola.
If you could imagine what Florence and the Machine would sound like if they adopted a dark electronic sound, you’ll get a good idea of what you can expect from the seventeen-year-old Cambridge, MA-based singer-songwriter.
The massive production of Easy allows the transfixingly authentic track to swallow your consciousness whole. If there’s any justice left in the music industry, Zola will be able to easily climb to the top of the Indie Pop charts. If you think that sounds like high praise just wait until you feel the high which you’ll get when you hit play.
You can check out Zola’s single Easy for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
Atlanta-based Pop artist Winter Rae has invited you down the rabbit hole with her latest single “One of Us”. With a touch of archaic experimentalism within the infectiously fresh Alt Electropop mix, you can’t help but be immersed in the ingenuity which boasts quaint nuances of cabaret. Yet, One of Us stands as one of the most stylistic Pop drops of 2020.
“Fuck you but have a good day” may just be my new favourite lyric of all time. Winter Rae’s sound exceeds expectation on every single level. The authenticity, the alluring vocal timbre, the witty sass-dripping attitude in the lyrics, the commitment to ensuring that a song like One of Us has never been on the airwaves before, it’s all there. Watch this space.
You can check out One of Us on all major streaming platforms via this link.
“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.
After a successful debut, Brianna Marie has released her striking sophomore single “Losing Friends” which captures the intensity of the emotions felt when friends become strangers.
You’ll find countless lovelorn singles about problematic romantic relationships. Yet, many artists never even think to address the torrid emotions which can manifest when we lose friends. Brianna Marie’s second single is real talk, and I can imagine that many listeners will find plenty of resonance in the moody yet compellingly evocative feat of contemporary Pop.
There is a myriad of arrestingly distinction features in Brianna Marie’s sound. The most tangible is her uniquely resounding vocal approach which amplifies the emotion in the soundscape instead of masking it.
US singer, songwriter and producer Elodie Reverie is set to release her stylishly unforgettable latest Alt Pop single Under the Radar.
There is more than distinction within Elodie Reverie’s vocals. There is a captivating level of mesmerism which leaves you hooked from the very first vocal note which hits the smooth and sultry hit.
Comparing her style to another Pop artist seems an insult to her authentic yet organic sound. Yet, it’s safe to say any fans of Warpaint and London Grammar will want Elodie Reverie’s moody yet soulfully compelling voice on their playlists.
You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Under the Radar for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head on over to the artist’s SoundCloud where you’ll be able to find her earlier releases.
Stay posted on upcoming releases by following Elodie Reverie via Facebook.
Berlin-based Breaking Pop artist Stelahr’s latest single Hundred Thousand Miles quite literally left me lost for words. In my extended mentally-incapacitated state of awe, the adjectives for Stelahr’s unique artful style alluded me.
The soundscape was as instrumentally, atmospherically and lyrically complex as you’d expect from the likes of Elliott Smith. Believe me, that’s not a comparison I make lightly. Yet, Stelahr allowed the dreamy and blissful track to sting with piercing melancholic longing which emanated from the stabbing notes in the piano and her haunting semi-operatic vocal style.
The ethereally moody soundscape paired with the official video which was created with a little help from the Sims 4 made the evocative potency of Hundred Thousand Miles even stronger. Watching the Sims character idle in domesticity before springing to life around music, crowds and nature hit especially hard thanks to lockdown. But Hundred Thousand Miles is definitely worth getting aurally bruised by.
You can check out the transfixing official music video to Hundred Thousand Miles which premiered on June 26th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.
Pop singer-songwriter Arcana has recently released her playlist-worthy debut “Stockholm Syndrome”. Moody Pop may be in trend, but Arcana set the bar with her dark and stormy yet melodic and light transfixing track.
Her bold and archetype-smashing approach to production ensured that you’ll be transfixed by the Alt-Indie Pop hit from the first verse. Expect serpentine rhythms, sultry yet viscerally expressive vocals and plenty of aural curveballs which will immerse you deeper into the modern and stylistic soundscape.
Debut singles don’t often come as flawlessly radio-ready as Stockholm Syndrome. Even if you haven’t experienced Stockholm syndrome in some capacity in your own life, you’re sure to find the resonance in Arcana’s arcanely arrestive single. She’s definitely one to watch. Get her on your radar.
Stockholm Syndrome is now available to stream via all major platforms via this link.
Up and coming Pop artist 1NIGHTINPARIS dropped the official video to their new evocatively atmospheric single “Alive in the Darkness [Bob Lazar’s Story Part: 2]” on June 5th. If it’s been a while since you’ve been hit in the feels by a new artist, press play and prepare for the aural bruising.
With elements of 80s Synth Pop combined with 1NIGHTINPARIS’ futuristic experimentalism, Alive in the Darkness is an accessibly immersive hit which oozes authenticity.
With the effects which have been layered onto the vocals which bleed emotion thanks to the clever use of vibrato, paradoxically, the track feels slightly alien while serving up a serious amount of soul. In short, it would be the perfect soundtrack for a Sci-Fi blockbuster which needs a harrowingly romantic sound score.
You can check out the official music video to 1NIGHTINPARIS’ single Alive in the Darkness via YouTube.
Up and coming London-based Pop artist May Roze is due to drop her game-changing latest single “Drown Me”. The artful genre-crumbling soundscape encapsulates trending moody vibes whilst also incorporating timeless nuances of Baroque Pop.
Kate Bush’s sound may never venture into sultry Electronic Pop but Drown Me gives you a good idea of what it would sound like if she did. With a sound so ahead of the curve, it’s hard not to anticipate big things to come from May Roze in the future.
You can check out Drown Me for yourselves by heading over to May Roze’s SoundCloud page.
Keep up to date with the artist’ latest releases via Facebook.
“Late Night Ride” is the latest artfully ethereal single from up and coming from Alt Pop artist Zhero. Their moody evocative hit doesn’t hang around in pulling you into a sombre yet striking soundscape which will compel you to align your own rhythmic pulses to the teasingly tentative melodic progressions.
Late Night Ride is so much more than just a well-crafted pensive Electronic Alt Pop hit. The amount of soul, passion and pain which has been projected into the inventively orchestrated single is enough to give you chills. There’s no room to wonder how Zhero has been able to garner so much acclaim with their release.
You can check out Zhero’s single Late Night Ride along with their earlier releases via Spotify.