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Weekly Gems 129

jens – Tough Love

jens

Rising Norwegian pop songwriter jens shares ‘Tough Love’, taken from his new EP, ‘Call Me Back When You Get A Moment’. It’s another feel-good pop anthem, firmly rooted with a potent chorus hook and instant danceability.

Sounds like: Troye Sivan, Myylo, Charlie Puth, Dagny

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Lazy Queen – Gutted

Lazy Queen by Fabian Framdal Fjeldvik

Lazy Queen by Fabian Framdal Fjeldvik

From one Norweigan act to another. At completely different ends of the spectrum, alt-rock outfit Lazy Queen shares brazen new single, ‘Gutted’. Discussing the topic of self-destruction, addiction and recovery, it’s spirited punk rock with an upbeat pop hook throughout.

Sounds like: Nothing But Thieves, The Hunna, The Amazons

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j. pastel – Senegal

j. pastel - Senegal

Chicago producers Chase Durrett and Casey Bruce – aka j. pastel – formed in the summer of 2019, and have been fusing 80’s synths and dreamy guitars with funk moves in their bedroom ever since. Listen to ‘Senegal’ below.

Sounds like: De Rien, gvn, Gaspar Narby, ford., Akurei

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Phil Good – Falling

Phil Good

Los Angeles Phil Good is back with a new breakup-inspired track called ‘Falling’. Despite being laid-back, the music video manages to convey the emotion of the song.

Sounds like: Honne, Joseph Salvat, Miike Snow, Glass Animals, Joywave, Just Kiddin’, San Holo

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Gillian Heidi – Fray

Gillian Heidi - Fray

At just 16, it’s hard to believe that pop singer-songwriter Gillian Heidi is already creating such raw and emotive tracks that reflect about relationships in a poetic eloquence not often seen of this age group. Listen to ‘Fray’ below.

Sounds like: Kelly Clarkson, Vanessa Carlton

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De Rien – Cali

De Rien

German producer and multi-instrumentalist De 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.

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Sounds like:  SOHN, Joe Hertz, Alina Baraz, Hippie Sabotage