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Up & Coming Artist Brianna Corona Has Released Her Latest Soul Pop Hit “broken letters”

“broken letters” is the latest single to be released from the up and coming EDM Pop artist Brianna Corona. The soulful contemporary downtempo ballad stands as the perfect testament to the power behind the dynamics of Brianna Corona’s vocals, while the lyrics will allow you to appreciate the candid depths of emotion which she was prepared to delve into to create a compelling track.

While broken letters is an extremely accessible hit, it was easy to feel that it was slightly lacking in distinction, it’s a flawless feat of contemporary Pop, yet, the safety of the structure and the neat packaging of this single slightly hindered the passion which it was created with. But that’s not to say that broken letters wasn’t an incredibly emotive track which will no doubt resonate with plenty of people.

You can check out Brianna Corona’s latest single broken letters for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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ARI TAHAN – Idiot: Unapologetically Fierce Soul Pop

ARI TAHAN’s upcoming record “Idiot” will no doubt be the single which singlehandedly sees to her ascension from the underground. She’s already had ears pricking up at BBC introducing, it’s only a matter of time before her radio-ready hits receive the same accolades as the likes of Joss Stone, Paloma Faith and London Grammar. Yes, her vocal ability and charismatic accessibility really is on the same level.

The sentiment behind Idiot may have been rooted in vulnerability, yet through the single, you’re treated to pure unapologetic strength. Whilst many artists may come off sounding aggressive with this approach, ARI TAHAN ensures that there’s plenty of Soul in the single to leave you captivated and either left with empathy or resonance.

To keep up to date with news of the release head over to Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Avery Son – KevinParker: A Debut of Celestially Soothing Ambient Soul Pop

“KevinParker” is the debut single from up and coming Soul Pop artist Avery Son; if you’re looking for a jazzy, lowkey, ambiently soothing new release to vibe out to, there’s probably no better option.

The intricate melodies from the keys drench the single in a celestial tonality and allow you to fully appreciate the polished production behind the single. While the vocals definitely succeeded in adding layers of harmony into the mix in KevinParker, it was still easy to feel that they slipped into the reverb just a little too much for you to truly get the full hit of the vocals and the lyrics. There’s no disputing Avery Son’s talent when it comes to pitch-perfection, but I’d love to hear more conviction and delivery behind the soundscape. But all things considered, KevinParker was an exceptional debut which definitely won’t fail in getting noticed.

You can check out Avery Son’s latest single KevinParker for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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My Boyfriend take it back to Pop’s most soulful era with latest single “I’ll Never Win”

There’s potentially no sound more amiable than an authentically playful Pop track which oozes good vibes. Rather than creating the aural version of an inspirational meme, with their latest single “I’ll Never Win” up and coming LA artist My Boyfriend created a track which revives American Pop in its most soulful era.

The soft layers of easy listening feed into the soft jazzy soundscape as Jon Paul Arciniega verses the highly relatable lyrics which almost make a parody of 21st-century living. The contrast of the archaically composed instrumental arrangement and the very modern lyricism is almost enough to leave you with the compulsion to find a TARDIS and have a time hop back to the 50s. Yet, as long as there are tracks such as I’ll Never Win on the airwaves, 2019 isn’t all bad, right?

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out My Boyfriend’s latest single (I’m starting to see what they’ve done with their name and it’s nothing short of genius) I’ll Never Win, but in the meantime, you can check out their debut album “The Clusterfox” over on SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Noel DaCosta – Kind of Love: Contemporary Soul Pop Catharsis

Usually, no matter how great a single is, the first time you hit play on a track from a new artist it will always ask something from the listener, but if you stumble across the right track it will give far more than it takes.

Which is exactly what we heard with Noel DaCosta’s Soul Pop single “Kind of Love”. While the track doesn’t quite fall into the easy listening category due to the vibrancy of the high notes along with the depth of the bass, it’s all too easy to slip into. Each progression in the single is seamless, the emotivity builds as the track unfolds, and Noel DaCosta’s vocals could only be described as mesmeric.

Kind of Love may just be the most perfect example of a contemporary offering of soul which we have heard in 2019.

You can check out the music video to Kind of Love for yourselves by heading over to Souncloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Metro Fantastic Share Standout ‘There’s No Place For December’

The Metro Fantastic are an exciting band hailing from the  Philippines who have recently shared their exhilarating debut EP ‘The Metro Fantastic, Vol. 1’. Their latest single ‘There’s No Place For December’ is the newest single to be lifted off their inaugural EP and it’s a real belter of a track. Starting with a soft piano opening which draws you in to the sweet lyrical opening this track builds and builds to a truly sweet spot. Lyrically this is a real step up in quality from a group who have world domination in their sights. While production wise this leads them into new avenues with it’s melodic, laid back vibe.  It slowly builds to a faster tempo as it hits the catchy chorus and overall it is a super sweet love song that showcases The Metro Fantastic’s wonderful vocal harmonies.
At points it’s hard to believe there are seven voices performing as they blend so seamlessly together to create one voice. This single has the potential to become a global hit thanks to its relatable lyrics, catchy chorus and laid back, production.  ‘There’s No Place For December’ is simply beautiful.
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Jonathon Holder & The Good Thinking: Count Your Blessings: Archaically Indulgent Soul Pop

Forgive my ignorance, but it genuinely hadn’t been brought to my attention that tracks as overwhelmingly soulful as “Count Your Blessings” by Jonathon Holder & the Good Thinking were still being produced. The archaically indulgent Soul Pop track has a timelessly sentimental feel which wouldn’t sound out of place on a Tarantino soundtrack. With the band’s ability to make up vibe soundscapes this infectious, I can imagine that many more people will be unravelling the mesmeric allure of their decadent style pretty soon. If you need a soundtrack to remind you to practice gratitude, there probably isn’t a sweeter one than Count Your Blessings.

You can check out Jonathon Holder & the Good Thinking’s latest single Count Your Blessings for yourselves from the date of the track’s release on November 30th

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Estani – Fire & Ice: Elementally-Fresh Soul Pop

Whilst the nerd in me was hoping an ode to George R R Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice series, Estani’s soulfully soothing latest single provided a completely different all-consuming mesmeric experience.

The restraint-less lyricism served up a piece of the Singer Songwriter’s expressive soul, whilst her soaring, dynamic vocal range added even more weight to “Fire & Ice”. Kate Bush hasn’t had much in the way of vocal competition, yet Estani has proven with Fire & Ice that she’s more than a worthy adversary. The jazzy instrumentals carved out the grooves out of the warmly resonant progression of the irrefutably flawless track. Whilst there are plenty of nostalgic elements to the track, the contemporary ingenuity behind Estani’s approach to tonally decadent Pop remains palpable throughout.

You can check out Fire & Ice for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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ASH – Toxic Reign: Potently Empowering Soul Pop

“Toxic Reign” is the fourth single to be released from singer songwriter ASH’s latest album. With so many up and coming Soul Pop artists emerging you may fail to see how you have time to add another to your playlists. Yet, ASH’s resoundingly unflinching vocal capacity and tendency no to hold back when it comes to the lyricism are just two of the reasons why her latest single deserves 3 minutes of your time.

In comparison to most EDM Pop tracks, ASH laid her vocals down on darker, heavier beats to contrast against the soaring heights of her vocal capacity. And there’s plenty of  instrumental hooks to keep you immersed in the progression of the beats alongside the poignant emotion which comes courtesy of the narrative lyricism.

You’ll have to wait a little longer to hear the fourth single from ASH’s debut album “Our Truths”, in the meantime, head on over to SoundCloud to hear the previous releases from the album

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Paul Vinson – Last Summer: Unflinchingly Enigmatic Soul Pop

Now that we’re safely in the bitter grips of Autumn its time to reminisce about the summers gone by. Luckily Singer Songwriter Paul Vinson has recently released his latest single “Last Summer” to get us through the equinox blues.

At the age of 19 years old the vocalist and guitarist has already got a staggering amount of soul and maturity in his vocals and lyrics thanks to his childhood spent as a gospel singer which helped him develop his unflinchingly enigmatic vocal talent. Yet, Paul saw the light and put his faith into his music career, with his accessibly warm and expressive style it’s safe to say he made the right choice in opening his sound up to a non-pious audience.

Fans of John Mayer, 21 Pilots, James Bay and Allen Stone will definitely appreciate the viscerally alive soundscape he’s cooked up with fellow bandmates. With the jazz style piano’s stabbing notes and bluesy guitar and bass rhythm guiding you through the track, it’s hard not to get caught up within the momentum of the sentimentally sweet single.

You can check out Paul Vinson’s latest single Last Summer for yourself by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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