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HĒIR – Vertigo

HEIR VERTIGO

London based, singer/songwriter and style-icon Patricia Manfield – aka HĒIR has just dropped a new single titled ‘Vertigo‘.

Hypnotic vocals, experimental textures and a massive dose of pop appeal, make of the song a must listen.

Speaking about it, she explains: “The difficulty in maintaining balance and the fear of letting go. The song symbolizes the transformation we experience as soon as we leave a relationship behind, when we feel lost yet attracted to a new beginning and the unknown. The sample within the song is meant to simulate a video game, where you fall and get back up until you pass onto the next level. “Vertigo” is the jump to the new level.

An outstanding music video accompanies the track, with ultra cool visuals shot at the most beautiful metro station in Europe: Metro Toledo (Napoli).

Sounds like: Tove Lo, Tove Styrke, Lorde, Banks

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Under The Reefs Orchestra – Sakurajima

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Belgian trio Under The Reefs Orchestra have just unveiled a brand-new single titled “Sakurajima“.

Consisting of gitarist Clément Nourry, saxophonist Marti Mélia and drummer Jakob Warmenbol, on “Sakurajima” the 3 offer us an experimental yet accessible piece of modern jazz, intertwined with post-rock structures.

The song is accompanied by an hypnotic animated film (made up of hundreds of collages), written by Yoann Stehr and David Delruelle. The music and images are inspired by the almost divine way in which the Sakurajima volcano in Japan reigns over the city of Kagoshima, whose inhabitants often protect themselves with transparent umbrellas from the rain of its ashes.

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Calper & Ollie Hussey – For A While

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London-based producer/songwriter Calper has teamed with up and coming singer/songwriter Ollie Hussey for a collaborative single titled ‘For A While‘.

It’s a dreamy, indie-tinged ballad, full of ethereal textures and enriched by Ollie’s incredible voice.

Calper is the artist project of London based songwriter & producer, Jamie Harper, whose songwriting credits include the likes of Camelphat, Paul Woolford, Blinkie and Karen Harding.

Ollie Hussey hails from Lancashire in the UK and now lives in Cardiff where he studies music at university. He debuted last year with ‘Credence‘ and ‘May I Use‘ which were listed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds, hitting also #1 on Hype Machine.

Sounds like: Lewis Capaldi

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Billy Vena – Retro Religion

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Rising hitmaker Billy Vena has just dropped a scintillating brand-new single titled ‘Retro Religion‘.

A synth-pop banger, full of nostalgic textures and ultra sticky melodies.

Speaking about it, he explains: “‘Retro Religion” is about how no matter the amount of devotion I could possibly have for someone, it was never going to be enough for them to love me in the same way or in general.

The Panama native (now based in Converse – Texas) has spent the last few months showing his dance skills on Tik Tok (where he has now amassed +70k followers and duetted with Lil Nas X on the rapper’s own page). His fanbase is constantly growing and he’s now at +300k monthly listeners on Spotify only. Keep an eye on him !

Sounds like: Michael Jackson, The Weeknd,

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HÅN – projections on a human screen LP

HÅN projections on a human screen

Italian singer/songwriter HÅN has finally released her highly anticipated debut LP.

Titled “projections on a human screen“, the album is a collection of Z-gen, modern alt-pop gems filtered through HÅN’s signature dreamy aesthetic. Sing-along tunes make the pair with more intimate, experimental moments resulting in a mature body of work you shouldn’t miss.

Describing lead single “Chiro“, HÅN details: “‘Chiro’ is a song I wrote when I was living in London. at the time I was in a long distance relationship, and the only time I was able to see my partner was of course through a screen. when you stay for a long period without seeing someone in person, it’s very easy to replace their real persona with the one that you can perceive through the few exchanges that you have. So that you replace the person with “the idea of the person”. The song is also talking about the fear to let someone in, as I sometimes feel I’m not capable to really take care of someone in the way I would like to.

About the LP, she also added: “‘projections on a human screen’ is my personal diary, written between London and Milan during the last year. I felt the need to document a series of personal experiences and represent them through music & visuals. each song has its own life and imagery, its colours and sounds. and together they form their own world, which is a representation of mine. It takes form from my bedroom (where I write most of my music) and then enters the real world. the effects of the real world are metaphorically projected on a human screen (me), generating all these thoughts and, therefore, this album.

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MAYN – Onda

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Up and coming producer / multi-instrumentalist MAYN (Charlie Maynard) has just returned with a new track titled ‘Onda‘.

It’s an elegantly crafted, hypnotic instrumental jam, full of meditative vibes and glossy textures.

Speaking about the track, he explained: “I wrote this song while on a retreat to Mexico City spurred by losing my home in Los Angeles during the pandemic. I was feeling really inspired by the vibrance of the people, the lush green jungle co-existing with the city, and the palpable energy that flows through it all. I immediately felt at home here and wanted to capture that energy in this track—the result being “Onda”, an electronic love letter to the city. I connect with music that invites escape—songs that paint a picture of a place not yet explored, one that provides a retreat from reality. My hope is to share some of the worlds I’ve discovered with my own music to offer the same sense of departure and exploration for others.

Sounds like: Bonobo

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Billy Vena – Romantic Logic

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Rising pop star Billy Vena is back with another absolute pop banger titled ‘Romantic Logic‘.

The Panama native, now based in Converse – Texas, who has spent the last few months showing his dance skills on Tik Tok (where he has now amassed +58k followers and duetted with Lil Nas X on the rapper’s own page), is offering us a 80s tinged bop fans of early Michael Jackson will love 100%.

Catchy, fresh, immediate. The perfect pop song for starting the week-end.

Speaking about the track, he said: “The clues lead to love, but love leads to someone else they’re alittle more content with. I wrote this song about understanding what it takes to be in a healthy relationship, and not understanding why you aren’t in one with the love of your life“.

As part of the release, Billy is auctioning off a 1 of 1 NFT of ‘Romantic Logic,’ giving the NFT owner a 10% royalty share on all master recording income after deduction of expenses.

The auction can be found on Open Sea here.

Sounds like: Michael Jackson, Pharell Williams, Justin Timberlake

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HÅN – Leave Me!

HÅN Leave Me !

Italian singer/songwriter HÅN has just released a new single.

Titled ‘Leave Me!‘, the song will be part of her highly anticipated debut LP – which will be released later this March. It’s a gen Z-pop banger. HÅN pristine voice paints instant melodies, made more interesting by a smart use of experimentalist sound architectures and enriched by some r’n’b-esque texture.

Speaking about it, she says: “‘Leave Me !’ talks about feeling oppressed by a condition and the will of move on and get away from it. Lyrics are ironic and light, but hide a more profound message. It’s like a tender and cutie cartoon character who hides a knife in his pocket.

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KLYMVX ft. Ana Nieto – Condenada

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KLYMVX is a French-based production duo intertwining two diverse cultural backgrounds: Axel from Vietnam and Hovig from Armenia.

After a series of successful, dance-oriented releases, they’re now taking a different sound direction with their latest release ‘Condenada‘, bringing on some sick urban-tinged vibes.

On the track, KLYMVX teamed up with rising Ibiza-based singer Ana Nieto. The song serves as a transitioning message to Ana’s ex, explaining loss and her sadness but that perspective evolves and gains strength ultimately turning to anger and a point of no return.

Speaking about it, KLYMVX explain: “Condenada is a very special track as it made in Spain, mixed in Paris and mastered in London and these are three cities we have lived in the last 4 months and it was also made in 2 hours and a half and this is our very first song. This is the true new usa honoring our parisian, urban heritage and our new direction and sound.“.

Skøien – Breathe

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Swedish singer/songwriter Skøien has just dropped her debut single ‘Breathe‘, just in time for being considered as one of the most promising debut of this 2021.

Modern-pop with, nu-r’n’b aftertaste and a massive dose of scandi catchiness: a fire tune you shouldn’t miss.

Speaking about the song, she explains “I wrote my track ‘Breathe’ in a very sarcastic way, to portray the way I now think of myself in my past relationship. It was a very tumultuous chapter of my life, so getting out of that and writing this song almost gave me a little bit of closure for that relationship. Although it might just be one of my many coping mechanisms, I love to make fun of myself in that situation because I’ve now been able to move past it, with this song I guess.

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