Now garnering over 50k monthly listeners on Spotify, it’s so good to see that the world is now waking up to Zac Pajak in a big way.
I’ve been a fan of the London-based talent for some time, and the release of ‘About Time’ continues to keep me hooked.
“It’s about that moment you can see your whole future with someone in high definition and it becomes totally clear that it’s meant to be. Over the last twelve months especially, we’ve all had to keep looking forward and remind ourselves that there are brighter days ahead.”
Taken from the upcoming ‘Midnight’ EP, which is set for release on 7th May 2021.
Swedish power-pop at it’s finest from the superb Zara Larsson. It’s a little retro, a little kitsch, a little camp, and totally fabulous.
“I love this song so much. I wanted to write about heartbreak, but in a way that was also empowering and positive. In my world being vulnerable is being strong, but on this one I’m saying ‘just LOOK at what you’ve done – I’m shining! You look like a piece of shit! It was important for me to have a song like this on ‘Poster Girl’.”
Zara will play an exclusive online concert on International Women’s Day (March 8th) in association with Ikea. Find out more here.
London-based rapper and singer-songwriter R.A.E is serving us 90’s nostalgia in all it’s glory with the release of ‘Not Your Love’.
“’Not Your Love’ is about the complications within a situationship. For those that have been in one before you’ll know sometimes its up and sometimes it’s down, but it’s all about not allowing the negatives distract you from chasing the bag and focusing own your goals – we gotta get this money sis!”
Washington-native ALITA has unleashed one of the finest slices of pop-RnB that I’ve head the pleasure of listening to all week.
The track flows with a cinematic flair that gives us a sense of nostalgia, which contrasts beautifully against the refreshingly bold lyricism.
“A song about resistance and self-discovery in the face of modern romance; it explores the implicit and explicit expectations placed on women throughout history. And how empowering it feels to set yourself free from carrying someone else’s emotions on your back.”
This gorgeous new collaboration from Danish talent KOPS and Norwegian songstress Emelie Hollow is a truly Scandinavian affair. It was written in Stockholm, taken to Oslo for Emelie’s contribution and finally finished in Copenhagen.
“This is a song about that one person in your life who can’t be replaced. Your mom or dad, an ex, a good old drinking buddy, your math teacher in high school or the guy at the grocery store – that special someone, who eventually came into your life and changed it. If this song was a movie, I guess it’d be a proper tear jerker! Well, at least, I got emotional writing it and having Emelie singing the words with me literally made it the emotional pop anthem, I think we both hoped it would be.” – KOPS
Undoubtedly one of the most powerful musical voices emerging from the UK right now, Keir returns with a new song today that encapsulates the feelings we all have when entering into a relationship.
“I think we are searching for something real, and often that search can feel quite reckless. There are moments when you feel you can maybe give yourself deeply to someone else. And those moments are scary. It’s like a big, beautiful abyss you want to dive into.”
A deeply moving release from Aaron Taos, this song is part of a special EP which he wrote for his father, who passed away earlier this year.
“This project is meant as a celebration of everything he meant to me as well as the difficult process of losing him. Although this is a release for my father, I hope others will connect with the emotion and experience of these songs.”
If there’s ever a genre called ‘majestic pop’, this would be it. Beautifully cinematic sounds with a refined approach to instrumentation, ‘Creature‘ is a track that transports you to a whole other world and shows how fantastically powerful and moving music can be.
The 23-year-old Swedish artist continues to show a level of emotional depth in his music that really is quite phenomenal.
Now on the cusp of his third album, Isak Danielson releases a song that defines the theme of the new record – a softer sound dominated by richly-detailed, graceful, balladic pop, stitched together from a pallet of acoustic guitar and piano.
“I think that’s how life works, you grow up and you become new things, and you change all the time.”
Taken from the new album ‘Tomorrow Never Came’ which is due on 5th March.
Brooklyn talent Richie Quake returns today with a shimmering slice of melodic indie-RnB and some beautiful heartfelt lyricism.
“‘Sensitive’ is about being in love with someone but still feeling like they don’t really understand your needs. Despite being very in love and having many beautiful moments with my ex girlfriend, I often felt like she wouldn’t listen to my feelings or be considerate of my emotions. This song is basically the conversation that I wish I’d been able to have with her when we were together.”