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Pat Reilly – Hazy: Sticky-Sweet RnB-Soaked EDM Indie Pop

Pat Reilly’s latest Alt Pop single “Hazy” is exactly what it says on the tin. The mesmeric mix transcends the usual moody Pop which is bang on trend right now. Instead, they threw a smorgasbord of diverse emotion into the mix making it all too easy to get caught up in the fraught sentiment. From pensive lovelornness to optimistically sweet romanticism, it’s all weaved into the sublime feat of RnB-soaked EDM Indie Pop.

The smooth grooves in Hazy ensure it’s a highly danceable mix, while Pat Reilly’s vocals make sure you feel every line of the piercing lyrics penetrating as they’re delivered over the radio-ready EDM Pop instrumentals. Perceptibly, Pat Reilly held nothing back when penning the lyrics to Hazy. Not many tracks manage to eke empathy from me, but Hazy used up a substantial amount.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sarita Lozano – Lucid: Engrossingly Expressive Alt Pop

Sarita Lozano has become an artist renowned for her hypnotically harmonic Alt Indie Pop vocal tones. Within her upcoming album “Lucid” they’re more polished and poised than ever.

Any fans of London Grammar are definitely going to want to check out the 13-track offering of mesmeric nuanced moody pop. Sarita Lozano’s vocals may be consistently soulfully evocative, but the intricately high-vibe high-tempo beats often sit in perfect contrast to the stylistic melancholy.

With elements of Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul and RnB weaved into the electronically orchestrated album, it’s a dynamic feat of Pop which affirms that the London-based artist is definitely one to watch in 2020. Get her on your radar.

You can check out Sarita Lozano’s engrossingly expressive Alt Pop album for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud from February 3rd. In the meantime, you can check out her earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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M L V N – Soundwave: Reflectively Gentle RnB Soul Pop

London-based singer-songwriter M L V N (Melvin Turner) is set to release their debut album “Soundwave” on January 20th. And the airwaves are set to become an infinitely smoother thanks to the breaking talent’s nuanced contribution. There isn’t a vibe check in the world which M L V N couldn’t pass.

The gently rhythmic Soul Pop soundscapes carry the perfect amount of reflective magnetism. M L V N’s rich vocals succinctly allow you to put the lyrics into context before compelling you to quiescently reflect on your own reality. While the ambient instrumentals simultaneously feed you comforting tonally-warm catharsis.

Soundwave is a tension-stripping track which remains consistently immersive, from the first track to the last.

You can check out Soundwave for yourselves from January 20th via Spotify. Where you’ll also find their debut self-titled EP which was released in 2013 and their sophomore 2019 single Supermxn.

For more info and ways to listen, head over to M L V N’s official website.

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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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

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Ryan Flores has released their first sticky-sweet Indie RnB Pop Single of 2020 with “Lovesick”

Up and coming Toronto-based artist Ryan Flores kicked off 2020 by releasing his most sublime single to date. “Lovesick” is a sticky-sweet Indie RnB Pop single filled with grounding sentiment and uplifting melodies.

While the artist always tends to render the inexpressible expressible through their ballad-style soulful singles, they’ve excelled with Lovesick. The single will offer plenty of resonance to anyone who has ever known what it truly means to be lovesick. The timelessly captivating melodies allow you to explore themes of unfulfilled romantic obsession. Plenty of catharsis will greet you as you meet the affirmation that you’re not the only one to have experienced such paralysing emotion.

You can check out Ryan Flores’ latest single Lovesick for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Justin Mercurio Releases Their Latest Indulgently Smooth Contemporary R&B Hit “Secrets”

R&B is essentially centred around romantic expression. But it isn’t all too often that singles run through with the same evocative power as found in Justin Mercurio’s irresistibly smooth contemporary R&B Soul Pop single “Secrets”.

It takes the first few notes of the tonally-rich Indie R&B Pop arrangement for you to be captivated by Secrets. Most artists can only dream of offering such a level of concordance within their soundscapes.

There’s a real sense of raw candid expression in Secrets; a single which Justin Mercurio perceptibly didn’t hold back when penning the lyrics. The amount of visceral emotion found in the lyricism is only matched by the sticky-sweet R&B popping rhythm which creates cathartically comforting melodies.

It’s easy to see why we aren’t the only ones keen to make sure that Justin Mercurio is firmly planted on our radar.

You can check out Justin Mercurio’s latest single Secrets for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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YayRaven – YOU COULD BE MY DREAM COME TRUE: Soulfully Euphoric R&B Pop

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London-based R&B Soul Pop artist YayRaven has recently released their latest single “YOU COULD BE MY DREAM COME TRUE”. Anyone looking for contemporary ambient R&B Pop to add to their playlists will definitely want to delve into the indulgently warm tones of this single.

With YayRaven’s sensually inviting vocals and the intricate and light piano melody weaving through the multi-layered soundscape, your soul would have to be dysfunctional for you not to recognise the soul in this modern, slick soundscape. The downtempo pacing of YOU COULD BE MY DREAM COME TRUE amplifies the resonance which is found between the harmonised expressive vocals and the romantically sticky-sweet vocals. All in all, YayRaven cooked up a soothingly concordant aural storm with her latest release. It’s going to be incredibly exciting to hear how they follow on from this serene soundscape.

You can check out YayRaven’s single YOU COULD BE MY DREAM COME TRUE for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Pop Meets R&B in Debrah Jade’s Latest Sensually Progressive Single “Voodoo”

Up and coming R&B Pop artist Debrah Jade dropped her debut single in 2018. Since then, she’s been working with award-winning producers to develop her slick and modern sound which she’s quickly becoming renowned for. Such as you will find in their latest single “Voodoo” which was released on October 25th.

The alchemy runs right through the delicate and intricate soundscape which deftly utilises spatial effects to put plenty of suspense behind the single.

Progressive tracks and R&B don’t often go hand in hand, but Debrah Jade has proved that when they do, R&B becomes more arrestive than ever. There was no way of anticipating a soulfully bluesy electric guitar riff to be thrown into the mix (I’ve kind of ruined the surprise there). But when the guitar solo hits, you’ll get a taste of Debrah Jade’s commitment to creating unpredictably immersive contemporary R&B Pop.

You can check out Debrah Jade’s latest single Voodoo for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Musical Doc has released her fiercely sultry R&B hit “Nobody”

If you’re looking for fresh new talent springing up from the R&B genre, you won’t go far wrong hitting play on the latest single from the sensationally contemporary R&B Pop artist The Musical Doc.

“Nobody” is a fierce, atmospheric feat of urban rhythm which proves that R&B definitely has a place on 21st-century airwaves. The passion which they pour into the soundscape is unflinching, and the vocals are magnetic from the first verse. Producer Peter Madana made sure that Nobody was a radio-ready hit which gives The Musical Doc a striking testament to their talent.

You can check out The Musical Doc’s latest single Nobody which was released on October 22nd for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast