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Andrew Michael Meador – Under the Sun featuring Victoria Priest & Seaux Chill

Future Pop, Electronica, RnB, and Trap all synergistically combine in the latest single “Under the Sun” from Andrew Michael Meador featuring Victoria Priest & Seaux Chill.

While the experimental track never allows you to anticipate just where the Future Pop pioneer will take the soundscape next, the eclectically dynamic hit will keep you hooked from the prelude to the outro. The Rap verses explosively tear through the soothing RnB female vocals. Yet, that’s nothing compared to the seamless instrumental switch-ups in the production.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Under the Sun featuring Victoria Priest and Seaux Chill. In the meantime, you can head over to Andrew Michael Meador’s SoundCloud and check out their earlier releases.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Zoe Wakelam – Clumsy: Conversationally Candid Ukulele-Led Bubblegum Indie Pop

Zoe Wakelam

While many Pop artists busy themselves by projecting a plasticised version of their being into their songs, up and coming singer-songwriter Zoe Wakelam has gone in the opposite direction with their refreshingly human single “Clumsy”.

Any fans of the style of Kate Nash and Lily Allen are sure to appreciate the soulful sticky-sweet offering of ukulele-led Bubblegum Pop. It’s endlessly endearing, and it stands as a testament to Zoe Wakelam’s talent when it comes to cooking up impossibly accessible melodies.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Clumsy for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head on over to SoundCloud and listen to her previous releases.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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René Le Feuvre Has Released Their Third Single “Foxes”

René Le Feuvre’s latest single feels like a soundscape which you’ve slipped into a thousand times before, all the while resonating as a captivatingly contemporary feat of Indie Folk Pop.

The up and coming artist found the perfect balance between resounding energy and organically quaint melodies in Foxes. It’s an emotively adrenalizing track which uses the intensity of the emotion to fuel the magnetic momentum. In short, Foxes won’t fail to pull you into the sticky sweet concordance.

Any fans of Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Ben Howard definitely shouldn’t hang around putting René Le Feuvre on their radar. Foxes may only be their third official release, yet it stands as the perfect testament to their ability to craft a melodically uplifting earworm.

You can check out René Le Feuvre’s single Foxes for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Neo-Classical Pop Artist Uninhibited Has Released Her Stripped-Bare Power Ballad “Unrequited”

Up and coming Pop singer-songwriter Uninhibited has recently released her unfalteringly soulful neo-classical single “Unrequited”, and it’s cinematic enough not to be out of place on a Disney OST.

Even though the lyrical verses contain plenty of real raw emotion, the single still boasts a cathartic fantastical feel which will never go out of trend.

While many contemporary Pop artists strive to find a new evolution of Pop to cling to, artists such as Uninhibited preserve the art form which is the cinematic orchestrally-laced love ballad. When the pensive piano-led melodies lead you into a powerful burst of orchestral strings, don’t be surprised if you feel your heart in your mouth.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tessa Devine – Run: Calm & Quiescent Soul-Soaked Indie Pop

When a calm, quiescent frill-free soundscape instantaneously grips you, you know you’ve just stumbled across aural gold. From the first few notes in Australian Singer-Songwriter Tessa Devine’s stunning Indie single “Run”, we were hooked.

It’s natural, it’s organic, and it boasts the same even mellifluous magnetism as singles such as Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”. Run might not be able to offer the same nostalgia when you press play, but you’ll hear the exact same talent and level of raw undiluted emotion. Additionally, Tessa Devine went one step further and ensured that the melodies were crafted for 21st-century airwaves. There’s a slight hint of Moody Indie Pop in Run. But with the warmth in Tessa Devine’s vocals and the light melodic guitar work, the full tonal palette was covered.

You can check out Tessa Devine’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud. With the promises for plenty more singles to come in 2020, you may want to place her firmly on your radars.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Annabel Hailey – Fallen: Majestically Baroque Indie Art Pop

“Fallen” was just one of the majestically baroque Indie Art Pop singles to be released by singer-songwriter Annabel Hailey in 2019.

The cabaret teasing rhythms feed archaic alchemy into the mix alongside winding tensile guitar progressions which almost allow the soundscape to veer into the realms of Post Punk. Whichever way you define it, there’s no denying that Fallen is an enchanting single which has plenty to do with Annabel Hailey’s timelessly classic approach to vocals.

Any fans of Kate Bush and Tori Amos will definitely want to checkout Fallen along with the up and coming artist’s other releases. If Nick Cave heard Fallen, I’m sure it wouldn’t be all too long before he proposed a collaboration.

You can check out Fallen for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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David Wakeling – Just Say You Love Me (I’ll Believe It): Eccentrically Amorous Indie Psych Pop

Obviously, there was no forgetting singer-songwriter David Wakeling from the first time we were introduced to their sentimentally striking songwriting style with their single “Just Believe in Yourself”.

With their latest single “Just Say You Love Me (I’ll Believe It)”, we braced for the potency of his emotive expression to bleed through the notes and were bowled over all the same.

The light and airily candid approach David Wakeling took with the Indie Pop soundscape offered much more than catharsis. It’s a psychedelic feat of kaleidoscopic synthy escapism. If your heart doesn’t feel full after ingesting this timeless yet futuristically fresh track, it might be a little broken.

Their ability to make their tracks experimental, creative and colourful at the same time as being impossibly easy to slip into is a rare gift. And we’ll always be happy to hear what that gift can bring to the airwaves.

You can check out David Wakeling’s latest single for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hayden Brenen x L.D.N – Mi Cariño: Exotically Fresh Urban Alt Pop

For their latest release, London-based Pop artist Hayden Brenen teamed up with L.D.N to create their fieriest drop to date “Mi Cariño” which is sweet enough to simultaneously appeal to Pop, Latino, Rap, and Hip Hop fans alike.

With the smooth harmonic Latino Pop vocals mixed with L.D.N’s grimy yet charismatic Rap bars, there was an insane amount of sun-kissed chemistry in the mix – and that’s even before you consider the vibrantly rhythmic beats.

The exotically danceable single is a celebration of aural multiculturism. Neither genre or geography could constrain the euphoric energy in Mi Cariño. Perceptibly, it was a track born from pure creative expression.

You can check out Mi Cariño for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Richard Fordham – Love Isn’t: Eccentrically Enamouring Alt Jazz Pop

Richard Fordham has mixed up his usual eccentrically enamouring Pop style with their latest single “Love Isn’t” which contains the same funky quaint playfulness as his earlier releases. But this time, it’s bolder, it’s bigger, and if it doesn’t make your heart feel full, I don’t know what will.

By bringing a female vocalist in on the track along with some nuanced elements of Rock, the symphonic archaically-jazzy soundscape became one of his most amorous singles to date.

With each new release from Richard Fordham, the excitement that I get to delve into a truly unique perspective becomes even more visceral. Tracks such as Love Isn’t prove just how limited the views of love which we hear on the radio are.

Richard Fordham’s single Love Isn’t is available to stream via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Aprilann – Good Friends: Conversationally Immersive Bubble Gum Pop

Breaking Pop artist Aprilann dropped her latest single “Good Friends” as 2019 drew to a close and undoubtedly ensured a successful 2020 after the release of the radio-ready earworm.

Good Friends brings back the immersive conversational lyrical Pop-style and is lyrically reminiscent of artists such as Kate Nash and Lily Allen. It’s packed full of unabashed honest expression which hooks you in from the first verse. There’s also a touch of the Bubble Gum Pop style which will go down a storm with any fans of Taylor Swift.

Aprilann may be an up and coming artist, but that has no bearing on the talent in her tracks or the quality of the production. She’s definitely one to watch.

You can check out Aprilann’s latest single Good Friends for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast