Ant Antic – Good News
We’re all dealing with the overload of impressions and information we’re all exposed to, which often leaves us numb.
Woozy-R&B auteur, Ant Antic interrogates the onslaught of clickbait in his Rupert Höller-directed visuals for ‘Good News’
Sounds like: Ben Khan, Moderat, Jai Paul, 5K HD, Sega Bodega
Beth Duck – Nomophobia
British pop singer Beth Duck shares her cyber-inspired electro-pop single, ‘Nomophobia’, inspired by a realisation of our generation’s phone obsession.
With a clear European influence – the track is produced and co-written by One by One, a songwriter and producer duo from Berlin.
Sounds like: Ralph, Dagny, Tove Lo, ALMA
Opus Vitae – Carry The Weight
“Love isn’t perfect, and neither is life, and that’s the real fairy tale” says Los Angeles-based songwriter Banah Winn, aka Opus Vitae. Ain’t that the truth.
His new single ‘Carry The Weight’ is driven by the fired up angst about the current political climate of the world.
Sounds like: Empire Of The Sun, Sufjan Stevens, Porches
Future Jr. – Back To You
Inspired by missing home, Australian-born, pizza-loving, Los Angeles-based Future Jr. shares ‘Back To You’.
Conjuring all the nu-disco, dream-pop vibes one could ever wish for, the song was written by Future Jr. and a friend after attending a cliche house party in the Hollywood Hills.
Sounds like: joan, XY&O, Colouring, EXES, Akurei, Nightly
School of X – Bad Love
Following the extremely well-received release with Lord Silva, School of X releases ‘Bad Love’.
Inspired by Eks-skolen – an anti-establishment art collective that was based in Copenhagen in the 1960s – the emo-tinged song by School of X’s Rasmus Littauer (MØ, Liss, Clairo) is about the loss of trust or faith.
Sounds like: MØ, Máni Orrason, Soleima, Goss, Mura Masa, Clairo, Röyksopp, Lo Moon, Mew
Tigerpunsh – Shade
Born from a remote connection via Instagram and a mutual love of big cats, London-based Welsh/Finnish electro-pop duo Rochelle and Vee are Tigerpunsh.
Brand new onto the scene, their single ‘Shade’ holds a bursting energy throughout, with delicate Eastern synths and experimental pop elements. A great start to what could be a very exciting future for the girls!
Sounds like: Broods, EXES, MS MR, Vera Blue, RAINDEAR, Nova Club, Georgia
Alex O’aiza – Out Of My Mind
Alt-pop whizzkid Alex O’aiza shares the Instagram video for ‘Out Of My Mind’, produced by Austin Bello from Dallas pop-punks Forever The Sickest Kids.
Combining snappy pop melodies with gritty rock riffs and layered samples, the visuals show a fun side to O’aiza, whilst still conveying a timely message of pushing through adversity and hard times.
Sounds like: Kasabian
juuku – healing Feat. wilo wilde
Commencing with delicate piano keys and leading to chill electronic production, juuku‘s new single ‘healing’ does just that.
Raw and unfiltered – like the body of his work – his collaborative single with wilo wilde is both angelic and moody.
Sounds like: Madnap, yetep
Olivia Lunny – Think of Me
Canadian singer/songwriter Olivia Lunny shares the catchy and radio-ready ‘Think of Me’.
Channelling pure pop vibes with vibrant electronic production, this post breakup anthem is one for all the broken hearts out there.
Sounds like: Halsey, TESSA
HUDSUN – Shutdown
Having entered the music scene from the early age of 17, this rising star has already received national recognition within the UK.
In his signature soul-infused, pop sound, HUDSUN’s latest offering ‘Shutdown’ speaks of the frustration in attempting to break someone out of an emotional prison they have created for themselves wrapped up.
Sounds like: Imagine Dragons
Last Youth – Violent Ends
Last Youth has returned following their debut album release with new single ‘Violent Ends’ – an array of genre-bending vibrant pop and alt-rock.
Full of emotional angst, the track portrays the violent ends that the human race faces.
Sounds like: Imagine Draons, Bring Me The Horizon, Thirty Seconds To Mars