The New York-based artist is a stunner through and through. Nurturing a space without borders, Blush FM has created her own genre of pop-adjacent music that’s unconfined and limitless. Her recently released “Glistening” was the first introduction to her forthcoming EP, due out this fall. Blush FM’s unique sound of dark, alt-pop is instantly memorable.
The song starts directly with the beautiful voice of Blush FM backed with some chill piano notes. It’ll later build-up to an R&B-Soul-infused kind of atmosphere that blew my mind personally.
On the single, she says, “‘Move’ deals with allowing one’s self the space to develop their own integrity. It was written in a moment of time where I’d began to explore my judgment and instincts more thoughtfully. ‘Move’ encapsulated that trust in myself, while acknowledging that it doesn’t look the same on everyone.”
Sounds Like: Two Feet, Alina Baraz, Yuna, Sabrina Claudio
The brilliant Australian artist Saint Barae returns with an intimate and nostalgic offering through his latest single ‘Power + Control’.
In a raw and empowering message behind the song, Saint Barae begins to open up as he takes us into a very personal and intimate tale of handling his sexuality with the people that mean the most to him.
Since listening to Die Orangen‘s single, ‘Sonne’, we’ve become slightly obsessed with their psychdelia approach to industrial sounds.
Having originally forged their partnership in the diverse electronic music scene of Australia, Kris Baha and Angus Gruzman recently decamped to the thriving Berlin scene to develop their dark and pulsing industrial-inspired productions.
These ladies are having a fun time, and we want to be involved.
Royal Cinema was formed by longtime friends Johanna Cranitch, Isaac Carpenter and Sydney Wayser who, having spent years playing in their own solo projects and in other various touring bands such as The Cranberries, LORDE and Awolnation, decided they wanted an additional musical outlet where they could let loose and have fun.
Their new single is ‘CHA-CHING’ – a self-produced, pulsing pop track.
Tessa Dixson is back with another bittersweet single, in the form os ‘Hiding’.
Once again produced by Reinhard Vanbergen and mixed by Neil Comber (M.I.A., Charli XCX) is a silky and bittersweet affair.
Tessa’s torn but soulful voice is high up in the mix, locking you in from the first verse. The chorus is huge, there’s a sitar hook and warm backing vocals guiding you through the raw emotions of the song.
Sounds like: The xx, Kllo, Grace Carter, Lorde, Billie Eilish
The darker shades of pop music have risen to the top of the pile of late, with artists like Banks consistently enthralling a captivated audience and Billie Eilish sensationalism reaching much of the world. Aiming for a slice of that pie is Montreal’s Aaricia, who balances her darker ethos with a soaring, honeyed vocal.
Her new single is equal parts sugar and spice, with Aaricia outlining ‘For Two’ is about desire and fantasy. It’s about that one person you can’t resist. You can try to play it cool but, in the end, you know you’ll succumb to temptation.
Sounds like: Liyv, CLAVVS, Charlee Remitz, Tessa Rae
From the west coast of Ireland comes a distinct blend of alternative rock and post-punk that simultaneously rides a wave of nostalgia whilst sitting ahead of the contemporary curve. archmotors, a duo with prowess and skill that extends far beyond their meagre membership, second single to date ‘Sitcom’ is darkly humorous in the most compelling way.
Fans of older video games will be charmed by the ‘point and click’ style video accompaniment – a perfect pairing, tune in below.
Berlin based, Wolf & Moon is a duo comprised of modern day storytelling nomads, Dennis and Stef. Their debut album Before It Gets Dark was released on AdP in January of 2019 to much excitement form German press. Situations is Wolf & Moon’s follow up single, and rides on the tails of successful spring & summer. Wolf & Moon played SXSW this March and have been nominated for the “Best Newcomer” award at the VIA awards during this year’s Reeperbahn festival.
The track starts chill, building up toward a really catchy and melodic bridge which carries on with a dynamic melody backed up with Stef & Dennis’ incredible vocals. No wonders they were nominated for SXSW’s Best Newcomer award.
Sounds Like: James Vincent McMarrow, Lea Porcelain, Xul Zolar, Ten Fé
German producer and multi-instrumentalistDe Rien releases debut R&B infused, indie electronic offering with “Cali”. Residing between neo-soul, organic electronica and a splash of nu-disco, “Cali” is built on the foundation of a soulful groove set by a shuffling percussive line and mellow synth line, while lush layers of distorted vocals litter the track.
What personally caught me the most onto the track is despite the fact it is minimal electronics, you can never predict what the next take will be. And that reflects a huge amount of talent within the multi-instrumentalist behind it.
‘Soy Lo Que Soy’ is the type of song that gets stuck in your head from the first listen. The intro is significantly long, but MONOGEM‘s progression makes it worth the while as you’ll be met with a real Spanish melodic feel with heart touching vocals.
The song shows that the Los Angeles based artist isn’t afraid of speaking out of her heart through music and you’ll definitely feel that through her catchy rythme. “Soy Lo Que Soy”, meaning “I am what I am” gives that Jazz / Soul feel mixed with modern electronic music elements, flavored with Jen Hirsh’s own Guadalajaran heritage.
This is a personal and career milestone for Hirsh—it marks the first time she was courageous enough to incorporate her Guadalajaran heritage in her music, all to follow through on a promise she made with her abuela never to lose it.
Soy Lo Que Soy is part of a forthcoming EP called ‘So Many Ways’.
Sounds like: Goldroom, Silk Cinema, ASTR, July Child, Lights, Evvy, Micky Blue