Hailing from galaxies far far away, long lost dancer turned recording, artist Billy Vena lands to share his love of pop culture with the world through music.
The Panama native, now based in Texas, debuted with a series of intoxicating pieces of modern-pop gems, which have been immediately supported by both dsps and tastemakers.
With over 100k followers on Tik Tok and +10M streams on Spotify, he’s certainly a one to watch.
His brand-new single “Body Is Love” marks the beginning of a series of new releases. A timeless piece of retro-tinged pop which shows once again he has all the skills to become your next favorite pop star.
Speaking about the song, he explains: “I was inspired to write Body Is Love to sort of express how beautiful the people in my life are, and how much I wanted them to see themselves as such. In the simplest of forms, it’s me saying, I want you to love you, like I love you.”
ben silby is a queer, singer and musician from Brooklyn.
Their music is an exploration of what it means to find joy and humor in the sadness that often accompanies life. This powerful dichotomy is the foundation of their brand-new single ‘wavy‘, a quirky alt-pop song on which upbeat melodies make the pair with dark undertones and bittersweet, sarcastic songwriting.
Speaking about the track, they said: “‘wavy’ was written in a time of transition. It was one of those songs that just poured out of me. Everything about my reality felt completely in flux, so I got high alone in my bedroom. It’s a culmination of the anger, remorse, silliness and grief that I had to experience on my own in order to move forward… and it just so happens to be a bop.”
Ben is also a performer. Their recurring show “Can’t Hang” features local Brooklyn musicians and drag queens at the venue C’mon Everybody.
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 !
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.
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.“.
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.“.
Swedish-Iranian, LA-based nu-r’n’b goddess Ayelle is almost ready for the release of her debut LP “VIII“.
The latest single off of it, is titled “Still a Boy” and it’s a haunting soul/r&b ballad about falling out of love with someone who’s not ready to match one’s growth.
Speaking about the song, she says: “It can be incredibly difficult to leave a relationship when the other person doesn’t want to let you go. Whilst writing this I was trying to ease my own guilt around a recent break up, reminding myself of my reasons and the fact that ultimately every person is responsible for their own happiness.”
Indie pop band All The Rest had became one of the most promising independent acts of the newcomers scene. With a long series of pop bangers, the project gained attention from both tastemakers and dsps. Then 2020 arrived and the band announced an indefinite hiatus.
Frontmen/singers Caleb Smith and Baylee Waller, at the beginning of 2021, realized All The Rest were still alive.
Today we’re finally able to listen to their brand-new single titled ‘Heat Sweat‘, the first song off of their upcoming self-titled sophomore EP, which will be released later this year.
Speaking about their new formation and the comeback single, they explained: “We are incredibly excited to release ‘Heat Sweat’ as our first single in over a year. As for most, 2020 brought it’s fair share of challenges for us as both individuals and a band. Last summer we announced All The Rest would be on an indefinite hiatus. Covid alone may have been enough to kill off a lot of our pier’s bands, but for us it went a little bit deeper than music. None of us were in a great place and there was a lot of internal resentment. Somewhere along the way we let our passions undermine our personal relationships. Then life got crazy. From rehab and recovery, to major breakups and family crises. It was a hell of a year but it was a time we desperately needed to focus on ourselves. Flash forward to 2021, all in a much better place, but still asking ourselves “Are we really done? Is that all we have to say?”. For some of us, sadly, its true, but All The Rest still has music to write and a story to tell. We’ve always poured our hearts into our music and we believe this new song is nothing short of that. ‘Heat Sweat’ is a song for anyone who’s ever been stuck in the friend zone. We hope you love it”
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.”