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Soul Pop


RAYNA has made her debut with the stylishly quiescent Indie Alt Pop single “Let Me”

Let Me (Let Go) is the stunning debut single from up and coming Indie Pop artist RAYNA. The adjectives ‘artful’ and ‘accessible’ don’t’ often meet each other in reviews but Let Me is anything but your average debut single.

The track plays with nuances of Shoegaze and Neo-Classic Pop while allowing the track to ooze mainstream contemporary appeal. As you listen to the accordant progressions, the biggest changes you’ll pick up on is the emotional intensity which comes in arrestive fluctuating waves. The stylish quiescent production is one thing, the evocative propensity of Let Me is quite another.

If you’re as aurally sensitive as me, don’t be surprised if RAYNA’s debut single has you fighting back the tears.

You can check out RAYNA’s debut single Let Me (Let Go) for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Wirral-Based Soul Pop Artist Gina Has Released Her Latest Resounding Single “Lesson in Love”

Lesson in Love” is the latest smooth Bluesy Pop single by up and coming Wirral-based artist Gina who is quickly becoming renowned for her rich and resounding tone.

From the first note in Lesson in Love, you’ll be captivated by the sumptuous pace, Gina’s magnetically soothing vocals and the full-bodied textures found in the warmly Jazz-infused soundscape.

Gina may be fresh from her inception, but her uniquely artful style which borrows influences from Adult Contemporary and a myriad of other sub-genres is already beyond radio-ready. It’s cinematic.

From what we’ve heard in Lesson in Love and the artist’s former releases, it’s only a matter of time before you see Gina’s name gracing the charts.

You can check out Lesson in Love for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Pop, Blues, and Neo-Soul seamlessly converge in Mama Yaya’s sultrily sublime latest single “Devil”

If there’s any Alt Pop artist we’re stoked to hear more from this year, it’s the sultrily sublime newcomer Mama Yaya.

Her fans were treated to yet another infectiously Funk-riddled hit with the release of her single “Devil” which dropped on May 29th. In Devil, grooving Neo-Soul meets roots-deep Blues Rock and Pop. Despite the levels of distinction which are impossible to miss, Devil is an incredibly accessible radio-ready hit which stays with you long after the track has faded to a close.

The driving snappy beats paired with bendy basslines and bluesy guitar licks form the perfect platform for the bewitching vocal style which consistently evolves through the dynamic earworm.

You can check out the official lyric video to Devil by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Roadx – It’s Going Down: Curve-creating Soul-Soaked Electro Pop Funk

If it’s been a while since an up and coming Alternative artist has left you adrenalized by their curve creating ingenuity, hit play on the Funk-riddled mix It’s Going Down from breaking Berlin-based artist Roadx.

Finding the perfect balance between Funk, Electro Pop and Soul, Roadx created sultry expressive earworm which will stick to your synapses like superglue. It transcends transcendence and offers danceable beats which give you very little option in whether you’ll move to them.

I got just as excited hearing It’s Going Down as I did the first time I heard John Grant’s nuanced take on Electronica. If you think that sounds like hyperbole, try resisting the danceable energy which the chorus will throw at you.

You can check out Roadx’s latest single It’s Going Down for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Alt Pop Rock Newcomers Runaway Strangers Have Dropped Their Second Single “Box”

After the success of their debut single, UK Alternative artist Runaway Strangers released their beguilingly arrestive single “Box”. There may be plenty of nostalgia to grasp at within the soundscape, but their stylistically bold approach could never resonate as dated.

The Neo-Classic piano prelude starts the proceedings. From there on out there’s a myriad of evolutions in the soundscape ensuring that your attention is never in danger of faltering. The transfixing tones possess plenty of magnetism as they weave through the Neo-Soul Pop and Pop Rock nuances.

The vocal harmonies seamlessly switch from compellingly evocative to attitudinally fierce, amplifying the dynamic energy that Box effortlessly exudes. If you appreciate distinctive artists, Runaways Strangers will give you plenty to get excited about.

You can check out Runaway Strangers’ single Box for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Annie Green – Butterfly: Accordantly Mellifluous 21st-Century Soul Pop

Up and coming RnB Pop artist Annie Green has recently released her accordantly mellifluous single “Butterfly”. The soulfully-rendered single brings Soul right into the 21st Century with the pitch-perfect Pop finish, yet, the roots of the genre are still palpable within the soundscape.

The warm and inviting track is extremely efficacious at stripping tension as you appreciate the ease and the fluidity in the progressions. There’s also plenty of poetry to pick out of the metaphysical lyrics which may at first seem a little archetypal for a track pertaining to this genre. Yet, Annie Green’s nuanced talents shine through before you get the outro and leave you well and truly under the impression that we’ll hear plenty more intoxicating Soul Pop earworms from her in the future.

Don’t just watch this space. Show her some love. You can check out Annie Green’s latest single Butterfly for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Neo-Soul and Indie Pop Seamlessly Entwine in Haley Fishberger’s Latest Single “Un Known”

Un Known” is the latest soul-baring single from up and coming Pop artist Haley Fishberger which could enamour fans of Daughter and Amy Winehouse alike.

The track kicks off with tenderly beguiling prelude before the momentum builds and slight nuances of Neo-soul, Jazz, and Rock are infused into the soulfully striking Pop ballad which oozes with artistic authenticity.

The seamless progressions may have been unpredictable, but they were executed with stunningly deft mastery, leaving plenty of affirmations in the celestially full-bodied sound that Haley Fishberger is an artist who deserves a spot on your radar.

You can check out Haley Fishberger’s single Un Known for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Marcus Brookins – So Will I: Resoundingly Visceral Pop Rock

The amount of conviction found in the title to Marcus Brookins’ latest Pop Rock single “So Will I” is a drop in the ocean to what is in store for you if you hit play on this compelling feat of Christian & Gospel.

The thought-evoking lyrics, the sheer sincerity of the vocal delivery, and resounding genre-transcending instrumental arrangement which defies the concept of genres will leave you arrested at each progressive evolution in the soundscape. And those are just a few of the reasons why you should embark on the epic aural journey this 7-minute track will take you on.

I can guarantee your soul will feel lighter by the time you get to the outro. It’s not only instrumental build-ups which you’ll experience as So Will I progresses. The emotion consistently amplifies before leaving you with the more quiescent melodic instrumental fills to give the lyrics chance to truly resonate. Radio-Ready tracks don’t really come much more powerful than this.

You can check out Marcus Brookins’ single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Summers Ovver – Song for You featuring Litty Lee and Bronson

You can practically taste the amorous romanticism contained in up and coming RnB Pop artist Summers Ovver’s latest single “Song for You” featuring Litty Lee and Bronson.

Stylistically, it may be leagues apart from old school RnB, but in terms of emotion, Summers Ovver has taken his sound right back to the roots of the genre.

Their energetically experimental approach to Song for You hooks you in straight from the glitchy and wavy prelude before the smooth grinding rhythms come into fruition to pull you along with the arrestive grooves.

Finding new RnB artists to get excited about is no easy feat. But Summers Ovver has the style, soul, and signature sound to make a lasting impression on the airwaves. Get them on your radar.

You can check out the sweet summer jam for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Jon Davis Has Made an Unforgettable Pop Debut with Their First Single “Easy”

Up and coming EDM Soul Pop artist Jon Davis has made their debut with the sultrily striking single “Easy”. Expect buttery smooth vocals versing passion-soaked rhythmically flawless lyrics which find the perfect balance between narrative and emotion.

Not many artists succeed in stamping down their signature style with their first single. But Jon Davis perceptibly succeeded with the unpredictable progressions and resounding lyrical wit which is found in this well-rounded, radio-ready hit.

They’ve created the perfect Pop hit by deviating from the archetypal and boldly running with their own boundlessly euphoric yet connectable and resonant style. They’re definitely one to watch if you like to have your finger on the pulse of the hottest breaking Pop talent.

You can check out Jon Davis debut single Easy for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast