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Upbeat Pop

Mara Liddle unleashed the ultimate upbeat pop earworm for the awkwardly inclined with her single, Oversharing

If you have a tendency to overshare, don’t cringe about your proclivity to spill TMI; tune into the latest futuristic feat of bubblegum pop from the effortlessly relatable artist, Mara Liddle.

Oversharing hits you with the instant hooks; once your rhythmic pulses are receptive to the euphonically synth-driven sticky sweet melodies, the independent songstress utilises her candour-fuelled wordplay as reassurance that you’re not the only one that struggles with boundaries and self-consciousness.

The auto-tuned vocals effortlessly synergise with the high-energy pop beats, which made me reminisce about the days when Shiny Toy Guns reigned supreme while anticipating the bright future of the songwriter, who is currently hard at work on her upcoming EP.

Oversharing will hit the airwaves on May 19; catch it on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Catt Bellamy has released her sophomore single ‘Just Friends’ featuring Carl Martin

Given that there’s a trend around men expecting reciprocal affection without exception from women, Catt Bellamy’s latest single, ‘Just Friends’, will carry a significant amount of resonance for a lot of people. Anyone who has ever been accused of putting someone in the ‘friendzone’ will appreciate the harmonically delivered reminder that having standards doesn’t make you a monster.

With the unapologetic attitude projecting through Catt Bellamy’s playful yet assertive vocals melding with Carl Martin’s romantically inclined mellow pop beats, Just Friends sets the tone for affection; while reminding the listener that boundaries are essential. If tracks such as Just Friends started hitting the airwaves decades ago, there may be far fewer women around with wrecked self-esteem.

Just Friends is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast