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.”
Last month, indie-pop duo All The Rest returned after a long break with a summery, guitar-lead jam titled ‘Heat Sweat‘.
It’s now the turn of ‘Gentleman‘, second single off of their upcoming self-titled sophomore EP. A contagious, modern pop banger, fans of LANY shouldn’t miss.
Speaking about their new single, they explained: “‘Gentleman’ felt very left field for us at first. But we knew we needed something up beat and not too serious. As soon as we wrote the hook line we all kind of looked at each other and went “yoooooo!”. The lyrics are definitely a little cocky but who cares. It’s fun to be cocky sometimes.“.
Singer/songwriter Christina Ann O’Connor aka Constance has recently released a brand-new single titled “If hell’s where you aren’t, that’s where I wanna be”
With quirky indie pop production, chugging guitar and satirical lyrics, the song is about that shitty ex you couldn’t get far enough away from. Edgy but ultra-catchy at the same time, this is a summer bop you shouldn’t miss.
The single will be followed up by an exclusive NFT drop in collaboration with Illustrator artist Shoko Yanagisawa June 4th on OpenSea. A 1/1 collectable piece that includes unlockable content of the vocal acapella, in which the NFT owner can use to make their own remix of the song.
Speaking about the song, she explains: “I wrote this song in a very challenging time in my life. Post breakup, it felt like my entire world was falling around me as I slowly realized how toxic and unhealthy the relationship became until it came to a closing point where I just wanted to run as far away as possible. Despite the heaviness of the moment I wanted the song to stay in a light, sarcastic space and capture the sentiment that despite the circumstance or the feeling in the moment, everything in the end is going to be okay. Alongside the hurt and grief, was the opportunity to lean on close friends and family and really flourish many beautiful relationships in my life. And truly, after rain comes rainbows.”
About the video, director Littil Swayamp said: “Everyone has someone or something they’d metaphorically rather be in hell than with. This music video showcases four different characters stories capturing their struggle and journey to find peace. This fun and lighthearted film is meant to remind us that if it’s not okay in the end, it’s not the end.”
Nick Elliott is an emerging producer with an interesting story behind.
At 16-year-old, he qualified for one of only five elite junior triathlon teams in America. This led Nick to train for nearly forty hours a week and travel globally on Team USA in national and world endurance sports championships. Unfortunately, his goal of competing in the Olympics would be cut short. At 19, he suffered a career-ending cycling accident. No longer able to race competitively at elite levels, he was left with broken dreams. With much soul searching, he came full circle and found his path through music.
With a series of successful releases on his back, he’s now back with a summery, carefree dance-oriented banger titled “Through This Night”.
For the occasion, Nick has teamed up with Texas-based artist Nate Miller. His powerful vocal and his impactful songwriting are supported by Elliott’s uplifting production, providing a sense of hope and liberation to the listeners.
Alt-pop trio Saint Nomad are back with an anthemic song about empathy and open communication titled Stay.
Co-produced by them together with Daniel James (Hayley Williams), Stay is a pop song with a benevolent mission, calling for unity during a time of conflict. Empowering sing along chorus, colorful synths and thumping beats, smartly combined together by a rising band you should keep on your radar.
“‘Stay’ was written as our anthem in response to the division we’re seeing in our culture and in our country,” the band explains. “Seems like people are increasingly being pitted against each other, and we just want to foster love, understanding, and mutual respect. There’s nothing more powerful than truly loving people where they are at. We want people to be honest, express themselves, and still know that we can be family and friends. And we’re going to stay that way.“.
Nor-Cal born singer, songwriter and producer Zak Leever has been finding himself through music since the age of five. As a classically trained jazz pianist, the majority of his childhood was spent behind the keyboard, leading to touring with small groups and winning national jazz competitions.
While attending Berklee School of Music, Zak launched an electronic project that earned support from Radio1 BBC, SiriusXM and Apple Music Beats Radio.
Now based in LA, Zak is ramping up for multiple releases in 2021 expanding his distinct sound. The first of them is titled “Space For Me” and it’s a powerful electro-pop cut you shouldn’t miss.
We are all going through a difficult time that none of us ever expected. The pandemic has made us more vulnerable, more scared, more alone.
For artists, the impossibility of being able to perform live is probably the aspect that most strongly impacted them.
But music and creativity are too powerful to be stopped !
Italian artists HÅN and GIUNGLA have been able to create a gem while they were spending their lockdown in two different countries (Italy/UK).
Their collaborative single ‘CTR‘ is the result of tonnes of emails, eternal ZOOM sessions and heavy files exchange. It’s an euphoric and original upbeat song, fruit of the collaboration between two of the most talented young women of the newcomers scene.
Detailing the writing process behind the song, they explain: “The track was born last summer at Giungla’s place in Milan when we sat down for a writing session together. Visually videogame characters like Crash and Sonic came to mind and we thought that the idea of a race was perfect for the melody. We imagined a sort of silly competition against frenzy, anxiety, tiredness, what other people think about you, and at the same time the need to keep going and challenge yourself. We finished it remotely between Milan and London (where Hån lives) during this lockdown and it’s also a reflection on what it feels like to be a musician in a year when you can’t really tour. We felt that the only thing that makes sense now it’s collaborating and sharing. We’re in this race together.”
Josefine is the latest LA-based female pop sensation out of Stockholm.
She quicked built an audience with her first 5 singles, having already pushed over 15M streams on Spotify alone and features on Swedish national radio NRJ and UK national radio BBC Radio 1 with renowned curator, Jack Sanders.
Her brand-new single “Dreamin’” is an irresistible pop banger produced by Martin René (Meghan Trainor, H.E.R, Snoop Dogg, and Madcon).
Speaking about it, she says: “‘Dreamin’ is one of the personal and intimate testimonies for me immortalising those high endorphin and super nostalgic moments when you first begin to fall in love and you need to pinch yourself to see whether you are dreaming or not and whether this other human in front of you truly feels the same crazy feelings. I wanted to capture those butterfly-filled and super passionate and irreplacement moments which are engraved in time. To complement this, I wanted to make a song and production that just has super dancey energy to take you away from all the craziness of 2020 and dance the night away too.”
The swagger-rock star Kat Meoz stuns us with her electrifying new single ‘Run Tonight’.
Continuing her recent exploration into more pop & electronic production, while still keeping true to her rock and guitar-based roots, the track shines the light on an artist that’s consistently pushing her badass sound to the max. Featuring her ever-present strong vocals, a ripping guitar riff and an upbeat chorus, ‘Run Tonight’ is one that’s going to make you dream and dance.
She explains: “Technically it’s a song written from the perspective of shooting stars. I think it’s also a love story, getting lost in the moment and finding a true connection with someone and running with it”
Soak in the wonderfully ethereal and moving work of British pop artist Blakey.
Self producing his music entirely, Blakey has garnered over 10 million global streams, Spotify New Music Friday placements across the world including US and UK and reached the Viral Top 50 and Top 50 Chart in 7 countries.
Blakey has picked up significant attention from likes of BBC Radio 1xtra, Noisey, Clash, ROTD, Notion and TMRW with sync placements on adverts and TV shows in the US and internationally on Netflix.
Mixing between soaring melodies that meant to be sung to the rafters, and more faster paced rhythmic verses, Blakey has a unique yet universal appeal and isn’t afraid of wearing his heart on his sleeve.
His brand-new single ‘If I Go‘ is a dreamy electro pop number, full of celestial vibes and timeless melodies.
Speaking about it, he said: “‘If I Go’ is a song about teetering on the edge of loves abyss. To gaze long enough into it, to find out if love’s looking back”