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KINGDØMS – Senses: Sensually Sublime Progressive Indie Synth Pop  

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“Senses” is the recently released aptly-titled sensually-sublime feat of Indie Synth Pop from up and coming artist KINGDØMS.

All too frequently lacing a Pop mix with atmospheric mesmerism dilutes the danceability. But that definitely isn’t the case with Senses. The evocatively arrestive hit may take its sweet and rhythmic time before the euphoria really hits but meandering through the seamless progressive evolutions is an entrancing experience which you won’t forget in a hurry.

Not only is the production radio-ready. But it also allows the Alt Pop artist to lay down their signature smooth style which incorporates a nuanced infusion of Lounge Acid House into a Pop earworm which offers plenty of commercial appeal.

You’ll be able to check out KINGDØMS latest drop for yourselves by heading over the artist’s YouTube channel.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Britt Marie – Mind Games: A Pensively Optimistic Indie Pop Playlist Essential

Whether it was the pensively optimistic Indie Folk Pop melody, Britt Marie’s evocatively piercing vocals or the stark lyrical resonance which meant every note in her latest single “Mind Games” was arrestive as the last, I can’t be sure.

But what I can be sure of, is that her personable approach to her sound resounds in the succinctly sweet tonality of the single enabling her to set herself leagues apart from other up and coming artists experimenting with the trending Jangle Indie Pop sound.

Fans of Florence and the Machine, The Wombats, Vaccines, and Marina and the Diamonds, the 1975, and Bad Suns will definitely want to check out the punchily melodic hit. Her music is much more than simply radio-ready. It boasts a rarely found high-energy anthemic vibe which will make you wish it was festival season already.

You can check out Mind Games along with Britt Marie’s previously released four singles for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Carla Stark – Wallpaper: A Moodily Immersive Alt Pop Playlist Essential

Magnetic artistic personalities aren’t to be underestimated. Which is exactly what up and coming Pop artist Carla Stark has proven with her single Wallpaper.

With an EP in the works for 2020, Carla Stark is giving us plenty to get excited about. But for now, Wallpaper serves as the perfect introduction to her sleek, and sultry stylistic edge. Wallpaper is one of the most moodily immersive Alt Pop earworms we’ve heard… possibly ever.

With a voice which borders on hypnotic and beats orchestrated with the intention of feeding you sensual rhythm, Wallpaper is a track which naturally drips refined sex appeal. From the first verse, it was perceptible that Carla Stark made a radio-ready hit with Wallpaper. But are the radiowaves ready for an artist so fearlessly distinctive?

You can check out the official music video to Wallpaper for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Miles Casper – Hit the Spot: Entrancingly Fresh RnB Trap Pop

Miles Casper has followed on from the success of their first two singles with the equally as melodically smooth Pop Trap track “Hit the Spot”. You can’t help but feel and move to the rhythmic grind in Hit the Spot. It’s not all too often we can dub Pop Trap entrancing but Hit the Spot does exactly what it says on the tin.

By switching between harmonic Pop vocals and perfectly metered rapid-fire Rap bars, Miles Casper created a dynamic hit which you’re immediately hooked into from the prelude right up to the outro.  There’s also a lot to be said for the seamless fluidity of the lush instrumentals. Not to mention the radio-ready finish which they were able to achieve on the production.

The 19-year-old Melbourne-based artist and producer plans to drop a single each month in 2020. If any Alt Pop is worth having on your radar this year, it is Miles Casper.

You can check out Hit the Spot for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Preston Scott Strauss Has Made Their Pop Debut with the Infectious Earworm “Outta My Head”

Pop artist Preston Scott Strauss has made their debut with the up-vibe radio-ready hit “Outta My Head”. There aren’t many artists who can achieve the perfect Pop track with their debut, discernibly, Preston Scott Straus has plenty of aural tricks up their sleeve.

Outta My Head offers everything you could possibly ask for from an energetic Pop hit. Sharp instrumental hooks? Yep. Flawlessly nuanced vocals? Definitely. Atmospheric dramatic build-ups? You’ll be on the edge of your seat – unless the danceable mix catches you on a dancefloor. It’s fun, it’s infectious, and the sticky-sweet choral earworms will stay with you for long after this deftly orchestrated hit has faded to a close.

You can check out Preston Scott Strauss’ debut single Outta My Head for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Bella Hutton – Take Me Home: Harmonically Euphoric Pop

Whether you hear it on a dancefloor or the radio on your drive home, Bella Hutton’s latest Pop single “Take Me Home” will greet you like a flood of resonant, harmonic euphoria.

The fluidity and sun-soaked hyped in the vibrant choruses ensure that Take Me Home is a danceable mix, while Bella Hutton’s vocals lay down magnetic melodies which you’re hooked into from the first verse.

The Farnham, UK-based artist has made it impossible not to instantly warm to her upbeat approach to Pop which contains plenty of authenticity. Which is mostly with thanks to the nuanced infusion of Hip Hop into the mix which becomes perceptible through the solid beats which construct the perfect platform for Bella’s effortlessly soulful vocals.

You can check out Bella Hutton’s latest single Take Me Home on all platforms including Spotify from today.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Brace yourselves for the ethereal sting of Brianna Corona’s single “Skin & Bone”

There may be plenty of powerful vocals found in Pop, but the true power in music always comes from the emotion poured into it, within the debut EP from Brianna Corona, you’ll experience a high-octane serving of both.

The track which especially proves that the ability to hit high notes is irrelevant if you’re dead inside is the pensively arrestive single “Skin & Bone”. Without any hint of exaggeration, after hearing it, I feel as though any comparison to Brianna Corona’s vocals would be an insult. The soundscape transcends beyond resounding. Instead, it’s all-consuming as you’re wrapped up in the captivating layers of candid honesty.

The atmospheric, contemporary pop instrumentals also played a heavy hand in allowing Skin & Bone to become a single with massive amounts of commercial potential. If she walked on the X Factor stage, she’d undoubtedly be met with rapturous tear-wiping applause. That is all the more reason to be thankful for her bravery to stand alone as an independent artist.

You can check out Skin & Bone by Brianna Corona for yourselves along with the rest of the EP by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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BagBoyzzz – Paradise featuring Lexxii Mari: Idyllic Hip Hop Pop Escapism

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Breaking artist BagBoyzzz kicked off their 2020 by dropping an unmissable feat of Pop infused Hip Hop in collaboration with Lexxii Mari. The distinctive hit is an aural ticket to paradise which you’ll immediately want to add to your playlists to make sure you don’t lose it.

The lucidly light and vibrantly intricate instrumentals merge elements of Trap and contemporary smooth downtempo Pop to ensure that the soundscape offers the serenity which you’d expect from Paradise.

Paradise is a rare collaborative single in which the synergy between the artistic collaborators is perceptible at every progression. Lexxii’s hypnotically harmonic vocals were the perfect fit for the smooth flowing oceanic beats in Paradise. Here’s to hoping that we’ll hear more from them in the future.

You can check out the latest single from BagBoyzzz for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Blue Envy – Tell Me Why: Pensively Soulful Alt Pop

“Tell Me Why” is the latest pensively soulful Pop single from up and coming Nevada-based Pop duo Blue Envy.

With Blue Envy’s captivating mix of 80s Synthwave, Pop, Neo-Soul, and moody bluesy Rock which almost veers into Post Punk Tell Me Why offers a dizzying amount of distinction.

Whether it was the pure ingenuity found in their sound, the evocative amount of emotion which comes as a courtesy from vocalist Keva Tanyi, or the unexpected atmospheric guitar work, Tell Me Why isn’t a track which asks for your attention. It steals it anyway. It may give it back at the end, or you may be left with the lingering affirmation that you’ve just stumbled upon an artist who deserves to be on your radar.

You can check out the lyric video which dropped on January 3rd for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Indigo Blue has released their latest genre-defying feat of Alt Pop with “Shape Me”

Alt Pop artist Indigo Blue has proven with their latest single “Shape Me.” that Pop can be just as progressive as Rock and Metal.

Their standout single will aurally crawl under your ribs from the minute you press play. Within it, you’ll find subtle elements of RnB, Hip Hop and Rock all sat alongside Indigo Blue’s eccentric soulful daringness to sound completely distinctive.

There’s so much personability to be found in the vocals that you’d have to be without a soul not to feel the weight of the deftly penned lyrics which inject just as much atmosphere into the single as the pensive keys.

Their bold songwriting approach definitely paid off if the hype around their tracks is anything to go by.

You can check out Shape Me along with Indigo Blue’s earlier released singles by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast