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Jaime Cope – Constellations: A Soulfully Raw Offering of Contemporary Pop

When most up and coming Pop artists put a moody and dark tonality behind their tracks, they fail to add equal amounts of soul which is the key ingredient to make a track worth investing in. Thankfully, behind the stylistic beats of Jaime Cope’s latest single “Constellations” she’s ensured that the lyrics resonate as more than just words put to a melody. You’re gently fed the emotion which was put behind Constellations, and that’s not an aural experience which you are going to forget any time soon.

Even though the track has some wavy bedroom pop sensibilities that’s not to say that there’s anything stopping you from turning the sound up and letting the soft harmonies envelop you. The concordance behind the single isn’t something that you hear every day; which is just one of the reasons why we are adding the San Francisco-based artist to our radar after listening to the testament of talent which is Constellations.

You can check out Jaime Cope’s latest single Constellations for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Chris Hutton – That Girl: The Affirmation that Pop Doesn’t Have to be a Guilty Pleasure

“That Girl” is the second single to be released by up and coming LA based artist Chris Hutton who made his debut in 2018 with the single “Design”.

Yet, it’s with “That Girl” that it became official that Adam Levine now has competition. There are plenty of comparisons to be made between the two performers styles but that’s not to say that Chris Hutton doesn’t have his own uniquely charming charisma. Let’s be honest, it’s tangibly magnetic with each and every progression of the single.

The moody beat behind That Girl carries plenty more bass and funk than what you’d come to expect from the genre which makes it all too easy for Chris Hutton for you to pull you in with the vocal hooks. If anyone is looking how to write the perfect Pop hit, you might want to hit play on That Girl and take notes.

You can check out Chris Hutton’s single That Girl for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Katie Colosimo Tests the Boundaries of Pop with Latest Single “General”

Many female Pop artists may approach their sound with an almost apologetic energy, but with her latest single “General” Katie Colosimo left her attitude undiluted and created a refreshing mesmeric serving of Contemporary Pop.

“General” is the ultimate aural ode to the power couple, which is a fairly new dynamic to be heard within Pop as we hear the misogynistic infrastructure dismantle; and it’s probably safe to say that you’ve never heard a soundscape unfold in quite the same way either.

The up and coming artist moved from Pittsburgh to Nashville in 2012, and it would seem that unmistakable Nashville vibe has been laced into General which mixes moody electro Pop with big choruses, and plenty of daring lyrical depth to sink your teeth into.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Robert Southworth Combines Contemporary Pop with a Smorgasbord of Immersive Elements with Latest Single “Movie Star”

“Movie Star” is the latest charismatically cinematic good vibes single from up and coming contemporary Pop artist Robert Southworth. While there are plenty of classic elements to the single, there’s also plenty of aspects to the polished single which ensure that Movie Star is more than worthy of a spot on the 21st century airwaves.

Rather than just creating an archetypal pop hit, you’ll also get to appreciate funk-filled basslines, orchestral swells, synth pop, and Hip Hop. The unpredictability of Movie Star amplifies the immersive textures; it is highly perceptible that Robert Southworth has no problems cooking up a perennial earworm of a single. Yet, I can’t help but feel that his ability as a songwriter has been somewhat limited by the slightly superficial nature of single.

You can check out the official music video to Robert Southworth’s latest single Movie Star for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alice Gray – Take Me to the Water: The Pop Hit with Plenty of Perennial Earworm Potential.

“Take Me to the Water” is the exceptionally arrestive Pop hit from breaking artist Alice Gray who has been making waves with her immersive vocals paired with vibrantly rich melodies.

The Los Angeles based artist ensures that her soft, yet commanding soundscapes run through with an irresistibly organic and vibrant Indie feel. If you love nothing more than listening to softly picked guitar progressions sat within a mix of mesmeric electronic concordance, Take Me to the Water comes highly recommended. But the instrumental arrangement merely serves as a platform for Alice Gray’s vocals which are perceptibly didn’t need a helping hand in production to make each and every note pitch perfect.

You can check out Take Me to the Water for yourselves via Soundcloud and check out Alice Gray’s earlier 2019 singles.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Taichi Ro – Drinking Again: The Chilled J-Pop Artist with the Ability to Smash Every Preconception of the Genre

“Drinking Again” is the irresistibly accessible latest single from Taichi Ro; the up and coming artist who will no doubt be responsible for introducing plenty of audiophiles to the realms of chilled modern J-Pop. From the very first verse, all your preconceptions of J-Pop will be shattered, and by the time you reach the chorus, you’ll be enamoured by the depth and magnetic potency of the melodies.

The globe-hopping artist, songwriter and producer clearly has a deft hand in curating contemporary rhythms which resonate with a vibrancy which I’m fairly certain won’t be matched by any other brand of guitar-led Indie Pop. The beat sits in perfect synergy with the vocals, and even if you are uni-lingual and can’t decipher the majority of the lyrics in Drinking Again, this has zero impact on how hard the cathartic track will hit.

You can check Taichi Ro’s latest single Drinking Again for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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TeddyBear TAJ – Caribbean Girl: A Fresh Hit of R&B Soul Pop

Up and coming R&B Soul Pop artist TeddyBear TAJ has recently made his much-awaited debut with “Caribbean Girl”; and it’s safe to say it’s a hit. With a radio-ready production, magnetic melodies and his flawlessly smooth vocal harmonies, it comes as no surprise that listeners from all around the world have jumped on the track.

As much as I appreciated the single, I couldn’t help but feel there was a definite lack of lyrical depth, there have been plenty of salacious urban soul rhythms put out in the past few years. So, I’d really love to hear TeddyBear TAJ create a track which offers compelling lyricism which pulls you further into the vibrant rhythms which he evidently has a deft hand in if Caribbean Girl is anything to go by.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Gabriel Munoz – Won’t Even Try: Your New Contemporary Pop Perennial Earworm

Pop artists don’t come much more contemporary as up and coming artist Gabriel Munoz who has recently released his second EP “Dynamite”. The EP contains four solidly structured perennial earworms which will ensure that you don’t forget about the rising artist any time soon.

The deep notes of the piano set the perfect sombre tonality in the intro before leading you up to a punchy chorus where Gabriel Munoz’s magnetically deep vocals switch up to offer you a more euphoric energy. If more Pop tracks were as atmospheric as Won’t Even Try, the Pop genre would be a different genre altogether. Rather than skirting around issues of superficiality with his lyrics, they dig deep to offer the listener an affectionate and arrestive track.

You can check out Gabriel Munoz’s latest EP Dynamite for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Adelamonica Serves Up Vibrant Rhythm with Her Latest Track “Yeah I Know You’re Better Than Me”

Up and coming artist Adelamonica has managed to create plenty of hype around the release of her upcoming single “Yeah I Know You’re Better Than Me” which is is one of the 13 tracks on the  newly released album “Delusions of Grandeur”. The teaser track hit us with a short and sweet 30 seconds of the level of rhythm we will be able to appreciate when the track drops.

The Antigua-born, US-based artist has cooked up a sun-soaked Afro beat storm with the single which sounds worlds apart from her previous releases which were all slightly on the melancholic ballad side. Yet, with Yeah I Know You’re Better Than Me, you really couldn’t ask for more vivid energetic track! One thing that does remain as a constant is Adelamonica’s distinctive vocals, while they may be feeding anthemics instead of pensive emotion into this track, they’re still absolutely unmistakable.

You can check out the teaser for Adelamonica’s upcoming single Yeah I know You’re Better Than Me for yourselves by heading over to her official website where you’ll also be able to check out her previously released tracks.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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SHAK – Touch: The Prodigal Son of Future Pop Returns With Their Second Single

“Touch” is the second official release from the up and coming artist who is welcoming in a new era of Pop with his uniquely stylised sound.

Through a mix of R&B, Pop and Hip Hop his second single was born. Even with the level of intricacy contained within the Trap style beat, the R&B influence brings cathartic layers of smooth rhythm while the Pop style production is the absolute icing on the cake for accessibility. While there have been plenty of artists who have attempted to weave those genres together before, there’s something distinctively alchemic about the way Touch runs through. While the single is fairly romantic, the sentiment resonates with sincerity instead of being in any danger of coming across as a bit of a guilty pleasure.

You can check out SHAK’s latest single Touch for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

 

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