Vivienne Chi – Blood Brother
Alternative pop artist Vivienne Chi shares the enticing ‘Blood Brother’.
With a broad vocal range and a story to tell, ‘Blood Brother’ is about the correlation between light and love, submerged by driving synth hooks and magical moments throughout.
Sounds like: Jessie Ware, London Grammar, GRADES, RUNAH
LeyeT – Drip Drop
Meet Los Angeles-based pop artist and songwriter, LeyeT (pronounced ‘light’).
Speaking from a hugely painful personal experience, LeyeT’s single ‘Drip Drop’ channels feelings of heartbreak, as if the waves were pummelling over and over again until eventually stopping.
Sounds like: Halsey, Imogen Heap
LOVE SICK – Hope
Scottish cosmic pop duo LOVE SICK share ‘Hope’.
It’s a shout out to everyone who struggles with anxieties of daily life, a supportive song that urges you to maintain your passion and drive, something that LOVE SICK are very much doing within the music industry.
Sounds like: ASTR, Dagny, COSBY
Me Not You – Eventually
Vintage keys and delicate vocals highlight ‘Eventually’ by Me Not You as a short and sweet song that is straight to the point.
Speaking of the track, “…it’s a personal song for me… a sort of hyping up of myself to the idea of squashing the beef with someone. the baggage of relationships can linger, and it does no one any good to keep that shit around.”
Sounds like: Melis
ISLAND – Ride
DIY London band ISLAND take us on a journey with them.
Their new single ‘Ride’ is taken from the upcoming debut album ‘Feels Like Air’, and is led by a guitar riff full of nostalgia that builds throughout the track.
Sounds like: Foals, Amber Run, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Libertines, Mystery Jets, The Lapelles, Circa Waves
Disco Shrine – Up in the Air
Let’s throw it back with Los Angeles-based electro-pop artist Disco Shrine (aka Jessica Delijani) and her new single ‘Up in the Air’.
As Disco Shrine’s first release in a year, ‘Up In The Air’ hits the ground running with infectious synths and a catchy chorus.
Sounds like: Monogem, Jessie Ware, FOXES, Le Youth
Robokid – Worth It
…And finally in this week’s roundup, a truly honest rendition from DJ/producer Robokid.
Robokid makes interesting and progressive indie-pop music with a generous nod to early 2000s sounds.
Listen to ‘Worth It’ below, taken from his debut EP ‘Apart’, out now via Moving Castle.
Sounds like: Hellogoodbye, EXES