Montreal artist Mint Simon’s musical project serves as a vehicle for self-discovery and expression through the form of outstanding pop.
‘Some of Everything’ encourages listeners to resist the narrow boxes of society and embrace the complexities of who they are.
“I feel like as time goes on, we’re seeing more and more fluidity in gender and sexual expression especially in the younger generation. This song is a celebration of that not only for my queer fluid ass self, but for all the queers and the gays who want to celebrate with me.“
Following on from the release of 14-track album ‘VIDÉ, seeyousoon return with another huge slice of innovative hip-hop in the form of ‘Faster Please’.
This collective consistently push the barriers of the genre with a bold confidence and an eccentric flair, so much so that they have already garnered support from the likes of Pigeons & Planes, FADER and COLORS.
Track of the week. As far as debuts songs go, this has to be one of the stand-out releases I have heard so far this year.
A self-described grunge-pop songstress, SACHA is a Scottish-born and London-based artist who’s immense vocal immediately draws you in, while the epic production from Lewis Gardiner keeps you hooked from start to finish.
“’Something We’ll Regret’ is about my repetitive bad choices when it comes to men. I always go for someone I know is bad news or a situation that will inevitably end badly but can’t help myself! I had just broken up with my last boyfriend and started dating someone who had already told me he didn’t believe in monogamy! I knew this wasn’t going to work for me long term but couldn’t help myself as it was fun at the time – it’s about the mentality of going for things knowing that the outcome will most probably end in tears!”
Alongside her fantastic Pride Playlist, Naomi Banks has also released charming new single ‘I Don’t Mind’; an exploration of what she loves about the concept of polyamory, and the openness and honesty that comes with these relationships.
“‘I Don’t Mind’ is about a polyamorous relationship and accepting all the adventures your partner goes on as long as they are happy and being treated well.”
Tickets for Naomi Banks live at The Grace on 13th October available here
Alt Bloom’s new single is quite the shift from his former releases. ‘Fly Away’ brings an indie-pop twist to this talent’s sound, and adds subtle hints of Americana to create a song that feels beautifully warm and inviting.
Copenhagen-based talent updog is already setting himself up as a force to be reckoned with.
Garnering over 200k monthly listeners on Spotify alone, this artist’s quirky approach to alt-pop is winning him fans across the world at a very fast pace. ‘skellies’ is a hugely catchy track and serves as the lead single to his upcoming EP, of which he says:
“‘skellies’ set the foundation for the overall theme of this EP. It’s inspired by one of my personal worst periods. A time in my life where I was the most self conscious and struggled to ever be real and honest about anything. ‘Mama said I’m keeping the deposit’ as true as that statement and excitement was back then, for me represents the need to always seek approval. ‘Mama’ is an overused word throughout the EP, and represents my youthfulness but also fear of being real.”
Upcoming EP ‘skellies’ is out on 1st October 2021.
Hailing from San Francisco, Distant Lovers is the musical project of artist Alex Lasner. Initially developing his style while touring as a guitarist with the band Day Wave, this is sound brings a beautifully thoughtful approach to indietronica.
Dreamy, melancholic and sincere, ‘On a Wire’ takes the listener on a deeply emotive journey like none other.
“‘On a Wire’ is a song from the shadowlands we all live in from time to time. Composed during a year of massive personal and professional upheaval that was the backdrop to my touring the world with Day Wave, it all but wrote itself.”
NYC born, Israeli-raised artist EREZ returns today with her immensely entrancing dark-alternative number, ‘They’re Coming’.
This is song that carries with it a moody and cinematic soundscape, accompanied by an eclectic electronic production and powerful vocals. The rebellious track is a stand against government power plays, and the stunning visuals expand on the concept further:
“This video is about resisting the corrupt powers that try to control us by using fear. Putting a spotlight on how those powers escalate hate between people instead of cultivating peace. In this video we resist their attempts to silence our critique. The character is protesting those tainted powers by dancing his way through LA and occupying space in a peaceful way. He’s showing he is present, full of life, and not defeated by their darkness. He is very much present and alive and is inspiring others to feel the same.” – EREZ
A perfect slice of summer bliss, courtesy of Canadian alternative singer songwriter Jon Bryant. This nostalgic and soulful track was inspired by Jon’s visit to Los Angeles’ historic Sportsmen’s Lodge for one of their weekly, iconic poolside Sunday Fundays:
“It was as though all of old Hollywood was there. Drank margs with some silver foxes til my face was pink. I had a lovely time making new friends and lazily going about the day with my newfound 50+ crew.”
Born in New York City and currently residing in South Florida, multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter emmanuelle creates a powerful and self-assured style of music that blends elements of pop with alternative rock to form something that is truly quite impressive to listen to.
New single ‘relapse’ looks at the uncontrollable feeling that you have for that one person, even though you know that the relationship is toxic.
“Every time something not-so-great happens in life, I just think to myself, ‘It’s okay, I’ll write a song about it.’ Songwriting is my therapy. It helps me release any emotions I don’t know how to express just by speaking. That’s why my songs are so dark. It’s the side of myself that I don’t often show to other people. I’m an open book, but I don’t let everyone read the chapters.”