Hype Machine beauty and bedroom producer Dominique shares ‘Use Me’.
The track has an empowering feel to it, but do not be deceived, as it’s actually one of the saddest, more intro-reflective songs Dominique has written to date, about “being so hopelessly in love with someone that you’d do anything and everything just to be around them.”
Sounds like: VÉRITÉ, CAPPA, Broods, Mr Little Jeans, Kate Boy, Lorde, Lykke Li, Sigrid
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Eighteen year old pop singer, IOLITE shares ‘Ring Of Fire’, a dangerously charming attempt to squeeze in alongside the likes of Dua Lipa and Broods.
The track is about being drawn back to someone, despite knowing that the situation will end up in smoke.
Sounds like: Dua Lipa, Halsey, Broods, Lorde, Zella Day
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Music is a way to tackle unresolved issues and reach out to the ones you love, both for a writer and listener.
Caswell is doing just that with a very open letter to her ‘Brother’.
As you would expect, it’s powerful and engaging, as Caswell’s unmistakable, ethereal vocals form a distinct jazz melody over a Whirlitzer piano and Mellotron, and the sudden waves of heavy synths and brass, push and pull the listener through the journey with her.
Cleverly the production at the start and end of the track also emulates that of a typewriter.
Sounds like: Låpsley, Skott, Lorde, Charlotte Cardin, Jorja Smith, JONES, Ray BLK, Sigrid, Maggie Rogers
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NYC based electro pop artist, Stalking Gia, is sounding a lot like Lorde in her new track, ‘Siren’.
Bright and original vocals and imaginative composition lead intriguing production “about a flesh eating mermaid”. Listen below.
Sounds like: Lorde, Susanne Sundfør, Anna Of The North, Tame Impala, CAPPA, Tove Lo, Banks, Lana Del Rey, Charli XCX
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Norweigan artist, Hanne Mjøen, brings her modern pop sound to the UK and further afield with her new single, ‘U’.
Following hot in the footsteps of fellow Scandinavian artists Tove Lo and Aurora, ‘U’ showcases her knack for rocketing vocals and sweltering lyrics.
The track is out now on Sailor Music.
Sounds like: Tove Lo, Broods, Lorde
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Los Angeles-based songstress, Nina Luna, has just shared ‘String’.
It’s about the anguish of a romantic connection that cannot be fulfilled. You know the type where you can’t sleep at night thinking about this person over and over again. You can really feel the torment through Nina and co-producer CATALINE‘s use of synths and orchesttral percussion.
Sounds like: Alpines, Broods, Lorde, Ladyhawke
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Violet Days – Suck At Love
Violet Days is the project of Swedish singer/songwriter, Lina Hansson.
Asking whether you ‘Suck At Love’ is always going to be tricky to answer, but it’s also highly relatable to the majority of listeners. Luckily for us, Kris Eriksson (The Chainsmokers) is on production duties, helping Violet Days create an anthemic electronic song that almost makes us forget the initial question.
Violet Days will be playing the Ja Ja Ja club night at The Lexington in London on 23 February.
Sounds like: Tove Lo, Ellie Goulding, Monogem, Lorde, Chrvches, Evvy, VÉRITÉ, Imogen Heap, Dominique
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Aria Wunderland – Coup D’etat
NYC-born Aria Wunderland is going to be making quite a name for herself, having already written for the likes of J-Lo.
Using music as an escape from the political chaos of her home country, her debut single, ‘Coup D’etat’, talks of the lies fed to a powerless public.
Time to stand up and listen. This is one hell of a protest pop song.
Sounds like: ASTR, Tove Lo, Lana Del Rey, Banks, Halsey, Lorde
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So this week has been a tough one, for reasons no one needs to explain, so here is a bit of light relief before you head into your weekend.
It’s ‘What Love Is All About’ by Italian electro pop trio, SAMA.
The guys have worked with some pretty cool kids out there; this track was mixed by Galatis in London, and their previus single, ‘A Love Like Kerosene’ was mastered by Stuart Hawkes (Disclosure, Rudimental, Alex Clare, Lorde) in their self-built studio.
London (UK) Dates
17th November @ 93 Feet East w/ Sun Arcana, Silver & Grace, and Rale (Tickets)
18th November Q&A and Live Radio Stream 3pm @ Lights of Soho (Free Entry)
19th November @ Roadtrip Bar w/ Mutiny In Heaven, Dirty Palace, and Joey Collins (Tickets)
Sounds like: Years & Years, Penguin Prison, Chainsmokers, Sam Feldt
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American musician, Zella Day, returns with a part indietronica, part psychedelic track called ‘Man On The Room’.
A gentle nod to the era of the moon landing, the track will see a release as part of a AA-side 7″ single pressed on limited edition white sparkle vinyl on 18th November via B3SCI Records. Pre-order here.
Sounds like: Alex Maxwell, Lana Del Rey, Susanne Sundfør, Parade of Lights, Tove Lo, Lorde, Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira, Mariette
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