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Sarah Reynolds releases their melodically striking Pop debut single “Strangers in the Dark”

“Strangers in the Dark” is the resonantly arrestive debut single from up and coming singer-songwriter, composer, and producer Sarah Reynolds. The melodically striking soundscape proves how well a single can be put together when an artist has complete control over the songwriting, performance and production process.

The UK-based artist has left the lyricism fairly simple to amplify the resonance which is now being appreciated by an international audience – there’s very little room to wonder why Sarah Reynold’s hasn’t failed to connect with her listeners and attract plenty of hype around her debut. Strangers in the Dark is poignantly captivating enough to ensure that the lyrics don’t feel like they’re scratching the surface of superficiality. Instead, Sarah Reynold’s raw and captivating talent invites you into an aural pool of candid emotion.

You can check out Sarah Reynold’s single Strangers in the Dark for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Alt R&B Pop Artist BethBanger makes her debut with the perfect balance of soul, harmony and attitude

Any fans of Alt R&B Pop will undoubtedly want to prick their ears up to the debut EP release from up and coming recording artist BethBanger. As her name would suggest, she has very little desire to fit into any of the archetypes of Pop – or any other genre for that matter.

While each of the singles on Self is as indulgently cathartic as the last, the standout single for us has to be “False Fake”. The single offers the perfect balance of soul, ambience, and attitude. While there are plenty of artists having fun fusing elements from different genres together, with False Fake, it’s instantly perceptible that the single is the result of BethBanger’s undiluted expression.

You can check out False Fake along with the rest of BethBanger’s debut EP Self for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Krish pushes Pop further into the future with latest single “Four”

“Four” is the latest single from up and coming Alt Pop artist Krish who has used their latest single as an act of pure genre-defiance.

Within Four, you’ll find futuristic layers of EDM Pop, a raw Indie tonality, a smooth vibe which could only have ever come from the influence of R&B, and a slight hint of Trap. The New York-based artist and producer pulled Four together seamlessly to offer a short and sweet sun-soaked hit which will undoubtedly add plenty of contemporary vibrancy to your Summer Pop playlists.

The track alludes to the thoughts which are compelled to reverberate around your mind at 4 am as you reflect on past memories and mistakes. Even though the lyricism could have made Four an incredibly melancholic track, thanks to Krish’s mellifluous vocal talent, Four unfolds as a melodically arrestive arrangement which you won’t need much persuading to hit play on again.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Krish’s latest single Four for yourselves, but in the meantime, you can head on over to the SoundCloud page where you’ll find earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


FARA – Runaway: Dominatingly Powerful Pop

While harmony may be a common feature in contemporary Pop, what is a little harder to find on the airwaves is captivatingly raw soul which spills from both the soundscape and the vocals.

Runaway” is the latest single to be released from the breaking recording artist FARA which stands as a testament to their stylistic approach to the genre. While many singles allude to wanting to run away from something. Very few singles perfectly allude to the frustration and pain associated with the compulsion. Yet, FARA perfectly captures it in Runaway through candid lyricism and vocals which amplify the resonance of the sentiment.

FARA is an artist who offers tensile aural strength in her sound; and they’re more than worth putting on your radar.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Mama Yaya offers soulfully punchy Pop empowerment with latest single “First Off”

Breaking recording artist Mama Yaya dropped her playfully empowering latest single “First Off” on May 30th and provided a fierce Pop hit which provides as much groove as it does soul. Whether you’re pulled in by Mama Yaya’s unquiveringly strong and dynamic vocals, the empowering vocals, or the punchy beat, there’s no denying that First Off is an absolute hit which oozes stylistic maturity.

The acoustic instrumentals mix with the drum track to create a textured and authentic mix for Mama Yaya to lay down her vocals which switch between serving sweet harmonies to offering immersive Rap verses. Remember a while ago when people were asking who is more badass than Taylor Swift? The answer undoubtedly lies with Mama Yaya.

You can check out the official music video to Mama Yaya’s latest single First Off for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Abz Winter – Alright Now: Meet one of the UK’s Fastest Rising Pop Artists

At the age of 16 years old up and coming recording artist Abz Winter can already say that she’s created a radio-ready vibrant Pop hit with her single “Alright Now”. The first thing which will grip you about Alright Now is her honest and expressive approach to Pop. Instead of using vocal effects to warp her natural talent beyond recognition, the Midlands, UK-based performer verses the upbeat lyricism with a distinctively magnetic vocal presence.

The singer-songwriter has been working with the best producers in the business, sharing producers with Paloma Faith and Rag N Bone Man was one sure way to ensure that there’d be plenty of commercial interest in the soundscape. Yet, how captivating Alright Now is down to Abz Winter’s creative talent and inviting vocal cords alone.

You can check out Abz Winter’s single Alright Now for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Beth De Bacci releases her resonantly poignant latest single “Undercover”

It would take a stone-cold heart not to be instantaneously sobered by the candidly exposing nature of Beth De Bacci’s latest single “Undercover” which was released on May 17th, 2019.

While there’s certainly no shortage of lovelorn soundscapes on the airwaves, Beth De Bacci uses her unique ability to allude to an emotion which I’m positive will resonate with plenty of people. The sentiment of having to put on a mask to be around someone has never been so poignantly captured before.

Beth De Bacci may be a young artist, but her vision, maturity, and ability to say much more than she puts into her lyrics will no doubt see her find plenty of acclaim after the release of Undercover. All of that is without mentioning the visceral power of the passion she poured into her vocal performance which fused so perfectly with the Pop melody.

You can check out the official video to Beth De Bacci’s latest single Undercover for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Caxiel releases debut single “Never Stop” and simultaneously proves to be the prodigal son of Pop

Anyone with a vocal presence which is reminiscent of the King of Pop’s is never going to fail when it comes to amassing plenty of attention with his releases. Which is exactly what happened with up and coming artist Caxiel’s debut single “Never Stop”.

Never Stop is simple, sweet, soulful, and incredibly effective when it comes to drenching you in synth-laden EDM Pop catharsis. Never Stop may not be the most energetic EDM Pop track, but the layers of Funk and Ambience weave together in a sublime mix guarantee it’s a contemporarily fresh track which you’ll always want to hit play on.

Considering Never Stop was released a year ago, it’s getting to that point where it would be an aural crime for Caxiel not to step back into the studio soon. We’re sure he’s got another sticky earworm in the pipeline though.

You can check out Caxiel’s latest single Never Stop for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Ceara Cavalieri makes her Bubble Gum Pop Debut with Single “Say Something”

Summer is here, that may not mean that we get treated to heatwaves in the UK, but at least we can always rely on sun-soaked Pop tracks to be released which will serve as the anthems to our soggy summers.

Ceara Cavalieri has made sure her debut single “Say Something” contains plenty of the LA sun in the vibrant upbeat mix which will undoubtedly become a Bubble Gum Pop playlist essential. While there isn’t an overwhelming amount of distinction and authenticity to be found in Say Something, there’s no denying that the simplicity behind the beat amplifies the accessibility of the track. Ceara Cavalieri is definitely a radio-ready up and coming artist to watch.

You can check out Ceara Cavalieri’s debut single Say Something for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Kellimarie – Look at Me: Conversationally Creative Lyricism from the UK’s Prodigal Daughter of Pop

Not many lyricists can stay that they started penning poignant lyrics at the age of 12, but that’s just one of the ways which singer-songwriter Kellimarie will leave you mesmerised.

Kellimarie’s distinctively soulful vocals allow her to establish herself as an artist who carries plenty of authenticity, and potentially, more importantly, the ability to truly connect with the listener. With each lyrical line delivered, you get to appreciate the pure undiluted sincerity of the sentiment. Any fans of Kate Nash’s lyrical, playful yet powerful style of vocals is sure to appreciate Kellimarie’s latest single.

Look at Me will be available on pre-order on July 4th, and available for general release from July 18th. So, you’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out the single for yourselves, but in the meantime, head over to Kellimarie’s official website and check out her earlier releases.

You can keep up to date with all Kellimarie’s latest releases and tour dates via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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