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Sofia Werner – Y: Experimentally Progressive Fiercely Refreshing Alt Pop

The prelude to Sofia Werner’s Pop single may fool you into believing that you’re in store for yet another archetypal quiescent delicate offering of sad Pop – then comes the unexpected addition of reverberant fuzzy experimental basslines. From there on out, the soundscape is transformed into an energetically commanding track which will keep you hooked right up until the outro.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Taylor Swift and Muse collaborated on a record, you’ll get an idea of what Sofia Werner has to offer from her latest single. This is exactly the kind of pioneering nuance all artists should be aspiring to with their sound. Naturally, we’re all too excited to see what will come next from Sofia Werner.

You can check out Y along with Sofia Werner’s debut single “Like I’m Beautiful” for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Crystal Oshana – Alone: Empoweringly Pensive Pop

Loneliness even resonates in the notes of Crystal Oshana’s latest single “Alone” which deftly fuses elements of Pop, Neo-Classical, RnB and Ambient Electronica.

Yet within the wistful pensive nature of Alone, you’ll find olive branches of optimism through Crystal Oshana’s comforting lyrical affirmations that being alone isn’t the end of the world. And it really isn’t. Being comfortable in your own solitude is one of the most empowering things you can ever do.

I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to hear such a deep, contemplative three-dimensional lyrical narrative from an artist. But I can tell you that Crystal Oshana is exactly the kind of artist we need to hear more of on the airwaves.

The four-minute downtempo track serves a smorgasbord of raw unfiltered emotion. So, despite how ambient and smooth the production is, it still unfolds as a striking track which will shift your perceptions if you allow it to.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Guy – Breaking Down: Cinematically Raw, Progressively Immersive Alt Pop Rock

In just under a month since the release of their cinematically raw, progressively immersive debut single “Breaking Down” singer-songwriter Guy has been able to amass over two million streams on YouTube alone.

If that’s not an impressive debut, I don’t know what is. Yet, it’s all too perceptible why so many have been drawn to Guy’s dynamic genre-transcending sound.

While the prelude carries plenty of reminiscences to your typical Pop ballad, the soundscape undergoes a myriad of evolutions. Expect seamless yet seismic shifts from the calm and pensive Pop prelude to guitar-driven Rock increments complete with intricately arrestive riffs with EDM and Funk thrown in in-between.

With a debut album due for release in 2020, you’re going to want Guy on your radars.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Up and Coming Pop Artist C Minor Has Dropped Their Danceable Debut Hit “LOL (Love on Loud)” featuring Madison Deaver

For their debut single “LOL (Love on Loud)”, up and coming Pop producer C Minor teamed up with the deftly talented Madison Deaver and created a progressively anthemic dance mix.

The chemistry in the collaboration is perceptible from the first verse to the last as Madison lays down her sultry and playfully powerful vocals on Future Pop Dance beats which keep to a solid structure to make sure the drops have a maximum impact.

There’s plenty of distinction in the mix as C Minor has made it all too evident that he has no intention of assimilating former artists. Instead, the rhythms have a natural and expressive feel which makes it all too easy to get hooked.

You can check out C Minor’s debut single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Victoria Taylor – Got Me Moving: Soulfully Warm, Euphorically Danceable Pop

The emotion in Victoria Taylor’s fourth single “Got Me Moving” isn’t just authentic, it’s intense. The concordantly danceable Pop earworm is a testament to her creative maturity after she made her debut just two years ago with the single “All The Same”.

The flawless production doesn’t flood the mix with momentum. Instead, the energetic rhythms come with a radio-ready polish to ensure that Got Me Moving is the perfect multipurpose playlist essential.

Whether you hear it on the dancefloor or on your commute, the subtle nuanced euphoria within the mix won’t fail to arrestively resonate and leaving you sharing within the up-vibe energy. And with the soulfully warm vocals, Got Me Moving is as infectious as EDM Pop gets.

You can check out Victoria Taylor’s latest single for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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emmanuelle sasson – Note to Self: Pioneeringly Pensive Pop

If you’re always on the lookout for Pop which packs a pensive punch, you’ll strike emotive gold with up and coming artist emmanuelle sasson’s debut album “Smoke&Mirrors”.

Whilst each track is as delectably raw as the last, there’s no better introduction to the artist’s pioneeringly plaintive sound than “Note to Self”.

With their contemporary songwriting approach in Note to Self, you’ll get much more than your average ballad. Alongside the essential ballad components such as momentous semi-orchestral swells and melancholic minor-key piano melodies, you’ll find emmanuelle sasson’s discernible vocal distinction. His ability to pour soul into the vocal projections is unparalleled. Paired with the artist’s candidly fraught lyricism and their tendency to keep you in bitter-sweet anticipation with the progressions, Note to Self hits incredibly hard while keeping the tempo poised and refined.

You can check out Note to Self along with the rest of emmanuelle sasson’s 2019 album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jennifer Jess – Crazy: Evocatively Fierce Soulfully Poised Pop

Up and coming Pop artist Jennifer Jess has followed on from the success of her debut single with the equally as resounding 2020 single “Crazy”.

As soon as the vocals kick in, the emotive weight of the single hits you like an unapologetic brick. And the intensity of the passion-soaked soundscape only amplifies with the more candid lyricism which you ingest.

Crazy is incredibly well structured, it’s dynamically resounding from the first verse to the last. It’s strikingly perceptible that Jennifer Jess intended to take you on an emotional rollercoaster with Crazy. Thanks to her evocative ingenuity, she definitely succeeded.

Flawless vocals may not be essential in music but they helped to transform Crazy into an arrestive track which is more than radio-ready.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jeremy Edwards – Try Too: Sticky-Sweet Soul-Deep Pop

Up and coming Pop artist Jeremy Edwards has recently released their sticky-sweet soul-deep EP “Try Too”. If you’re a fan of quaint, naturalistically expressive euphorically arrestive Alt Pop, prepare to become as enamoured as we became upon discovering Jeremy Edward’s resoundingly optimistic approach to the genre.

While we would highly recommend checking the EP out in full, special attention has to be given to the title track-featuring guest vocals from Joy Hanna whose Neo-Soul Pop style vocal talent brings alchemic chemistry to the soundscape.

Ukuleles may get a bad rep, but Jeremy Edwards has proven just how sweet melodies can sound when leading the way in an upliftingly sincere track. Try Too is a radio-ready hit which your playlists will thank you for including.

You can check out Jeremy Edwards’ 2020 EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Vana Blu – Scarred: Sticky Sweet Soul Pop

After hearing Vana Blu’s unforgettably soulful hit “T-Erase-Her” in 2019, we were all too eager to ingest his dulcet tones in his first single to drop in 2020 “Scarred”.

Once again, the London-based Pop artist had us instantly hooked into their indulgent genre-defying approach to music. Scarred may offer accessible and familiar tones from 90s Pop icons, but Vana Blu’s effervescent charm takes his sound to the next level.

Amplifying the commercial potential is the palpable sincerity behind each vocal note delivered in Scarred. As you can guess by the track title, the lyrics are fairly raw. Yet with the elements of Synth Pop, RnB, Soul, and Funk, the melodies in Scarred bring vibrancy and optimism to the soundscape.

It’s impossible not to warm to Vana Blu. So go ahead and get toasty by checking out Scarred for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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John Allred brings brand-new meaning to the phrase “Life on the Run” with their latest single  

American singer-songwriter John Allred has followed on from the incredible success of their 2017 album “Brave New World” which came in at #4 in the iTunes singer-songwriter charts with the soul-deep album “Anchor”.

Each single affirms just why John Allred was able to achieve such acclaim. But if you’re new to the artist, there’s no better introduction than their standout single “Life on the Run”. I’m a sucker for a pensive melody, and the melodies in John Allred’s single resonated like a significantly bruising sucker punch.

The single brings a brand-new meaning to having a life on the run. If you need an aural kick to get yourself into gear, you won’t find a more efficacious one than Life on the Run. It’s as inspiring as it is pensively striking. What more could you possibly ask for than an evocatively compelling track which deftly reminds you of your own mortality?

You can check out Life on the Run along with the rest of John Allred’s emotively serene album for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud. Grab the tissues.

Review by Amelia Vandergast