Soft soul tones with the most subtle hints of funk.
“It took me less than 20 minutes to write and record the demo for ‘Linger’. It was easy to pull inspiration from the strong women in my family; I’ve seen each of them carry their battle scars with grace, dignity and acceptance. At the crossroads of love and loss, Linger is a drop in the ocean of what it might take to build a strong woman, and I only hope that I’ve done them justice.”
“It’s a song that talks about coping with the struggle of doubt and self-preservation that come with trying to pursue your dreams. It’s me battling internally with the feelings of isolation from the people I care for and questioning if I can go on. Listening to the verses the words might come across as bleak but the chorus intentionally both asks the question and answers it, ending with a feeling of resolution and hope.”
Beautifully simple and sad, all the while sounding naive and cute.
Feel-good vibes, with a heady mix of soul and disco.
Punchy Canadian pop.
Track of the week. Broody beats and melancholic vocals.
Melodramatic pop, topped with a quirky, sassy charm.
Norwegian pop with an underlying, subtle afro-beat vibe.
Infectiously happy disco pop, dripping in synth and camp kitsch.
“I wrote this song about messing up a good thing. The back end of the chorus reads: “I turn daisies to weeds, be careful where you plant your seeds.” It’s important to take a step back and realize what’s in front of you before it’s too late.”
“I tend to describe the song as ‘sad pop’. I love making pop music, but as you’ll hear, I still haven’t totally recovered from my “emo phase.”
A stripped back production shows off an incredible melody and vocal.
There’s a charm with this that casts a spell over you. It’s pure bliss.
An upbeat electronic vibe from Australia, dripping in style.
Urban pop with a flair of innocence.
This isn’t a sound you wouldn’t have heard before, but it’s a brand of simple pop that’s pretty beautiful to listen to.
Although sung in its native Norwegian, here’s a talent which is really worth sharing.
“Pale Blue was an idea I started after a session at the studio. I laid down the guitar, bass and melody down right away. For whatever reason, it all felt very natural for me and was the first thing I had written that I felt sounded like me. I had become increasingly frustrated with not feeling fully connected with the music I was making for others so it felt amazing to make something where the only goal was to impress myself.”
Fast paced yet dark indie rock. A sound with impact.