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Relive your digital traumas with RnB Pop artist Jace Heyman’s debut single “Drunk Text”

If you’ve ever sent a life-ruining drunk text, Jace Heyman’s debut single may bring back some raw memories, but the smooth melodious rhythms offer plenty of consolation.

The Hertford-based R&B singer-songwriter’s debut perfectly encapsulates that hideous feeling of still being in love with someone and feeling your heart break a little bit more when you know that you can’t convey those emotions anymore.

With a sound which grooves along with the contemporary curve and the fact that their first release has added a distinctive voice onto the airwaves, it’s hard not to be excited by the prospect of Jace Heyman’s sophomore single.

Drunk Text is available to stream on all major services via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sedgeley lays down danceable grooves in their latest soul-soaked Pop hit “Dance with Your Lover”

Dancefloors across the globe may remain desolate, but that hasn’t stopped artists such as Sedgeley from producing seductively sweet tracks. Their latest release “Dance with Your Lover” is the amorous escapism that the airwaves have been crying out for.

There’s a beguilingly nostalgic air behind the track which contains plenty of appeal for fans of artists such as Seal, and aural nostalgia is more important now more than ever. It draws us back to a time where our lives weren’t quite so consumed with chaos and uncertainty. The sentimental air to Dance with Your Lover is consuming from the first verse. When the vocal sincerity hits, expect your soul to melt into the organic rhythmic alchemy of this stunningly produced release.

There’s plenty more in the pipeline from the London-based artist in 2020 and beyond. Save a spot on your radar.

You can check out the danceable grooves in Dance with Your Lover by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kayshawn takes us to the Heartbreak Hotel in their hot new Pop single

After their 2018 debut, there’s been no stopping the trailblazing Pop artist Kayshawn. Their latest single “Heartbreak Hotel” alchemically finds the perfect balance of compassion and romanticism.

You just can’t help but be drawn into the almost Neo-noir imagery as you listen to the stylistically moody EDM beats carve lush, seductive and atmospheric melodies.

Abrupt endings in tracks are usually a sign on sloppy production, but the way Kayshawn chooses to close Heartbreak Hotel is ingeniously subversive. It is easy to feel that they’ll have plenty more surprises in store throughout their career. Watch this space.

You can check out Kayshawn’s single Heartbreak Hotel via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Never Forget Charlotte Lansman.

Kicking in with a simple piano riff and Lansman’s smoky vocal before seamlessly shifting into a full-on powerful pop ballad, ‘Never Forget’ is a smooth, poignant cry to lost love, mellow and plaintive on the verses and kick-ass catchy on the chorus, the beats and instrumentation never overshadowing Lansman’s excellent voice.

Inspired by jazz artists such as Jamie Culham, Melody Gardot, and the great Amy Winehouse, ‘Never Forget’ takes those elements and mixes them with a great pop-rock sensibility, creating a strong, passionate, and compelling track that truly deserves to be all over the radio this autumn.

You can follow Charlotte Lansman on Facebook; ‘Never Forget’ is on Soundcloud now.

Review by Alex Holmes

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Nathan Fox sends a siren call with their intoxicatingly bluesy Alt Pop single “Trouble”

Nathan Fox

If we still believed that exceptional artists sold their soul to the devil in exchange for their talent, we’d be making that very same accusation about up and coming singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Nathan Fox.

Trouble” is their forthcoming intoxicating feat of Alt-Pop which puts Alex Turner’s attempt to be bluesy and cool to shame.

The atmospheric alchemy which comes from the collision between the funk-led arrangement and Nathan Fox’s harmonically raspy vocals is unparalleled from anything else I’ve heard before. I’m pretty sure it will be the same for anyone else that hits play on this trailblazingly ingenious record.

Trouble will be available to stream via all major streaming platforms from October 9th. In the meantime, you can check out their former tracks on their website and keep up to date with news of the release via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Let soulful catharsis wash over you with Sister Echo’s latest single “Tokyo Konveni”

Tokyo Konveni is the artfully enticing latest release from breaking Alternative artist Sister Echo. If you could imagine what an Amy Winehouse/Kate Bush/Interpol mash-up would sound like, you’ll get a good idea what this utterly mesmeric single has to offer.

Everything about the soundscape is simply captivating. From the tentatively tender pace to the soul which is projected into the pitch-perfect extended Neo-Soul vocal notes to the imagery within the lyrics. You can expect your consciousness to be consumed and catharsis to wash over you from the moment you hit play.

With an EP due to drop later this year, Sister Echo is well worth putting on your radar.

Tokyo Konveni is available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Omari lays down the easy melodic grooves in her debut single “Gameboy”

Many RnB artists like to play it safe with their lyricism and end up saying what has been said a thousand times before. Refreshingly, Melbourne artist Omari poured plenty of bold sentiments on the airwaves with her debut single “Gameboy”.

The Indie RnB Pop single has an engaging narrative lyrical style through which Omari assassinates the character of the unworthy waster which inspired Gameboy. Hearing the realisation of Omari’s self-worth in the single which packs in sublimely melodic grooves becomes an empowering aural experience. I can only imagine what it felt like to write it.

Even though you’ll hear plenty of the roots of Soul and RnB within Gameboy, there’s no understating the fresh evocative appeal behind the production. Despite the RnB vibe, it’s safe to say fans of Kate Nash and Florence and the Machine will quickly become enamoured by Omari’s stunning beyond definition vocals.

You can check out Omari’s debut for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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

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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

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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