New Music: Color Fields

Conneticut natives John Torres and Scott Packham have blended together elements of indie, rock, RnB, and soul to create this uniquely raw and captivating sound.

“‘Animal’ is a song about our tendency to hide our true selves from one another, and what happens when we stop.”

Taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Pendulum’.

Color Fields

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Emma Oliver x loyalties – Sad Sometimes

With over 430k followers on TikTok, today sees the debut from Emma Oliver, created alongside producer & songwriter duo loyalties. It’s a nicely crafted sound that gives feelings of melancholy and introspection.

“I just want to be sad sometimes… is that too much to ask for? For the most part I think people feel like sadness is a weakness. They aren’t okay with sitting in their sad emotions and memories and instead fake happiness. I just want people to know it’s okay to be sad, to cry, to scream, to feel hurt. That’s what this song is about.” – Emma Oliver

Emma Oliver

Yes Please – Turn It Around / Dip Lo (feat. Ro Ransom)

Two fantastic released from one of my favourite pop duo’s of late, Yes Please. First up is this summery slice of funk pop bliss…

… and on the flip side, we also have the mellow, hip hop inspired ‘Dip Lo’.

“Getting in the studio with Ro was our ultimate dream; he’s an incredibly talented artist we both look up to and cite as inspiration. When apob [one half of Yes Please] sent him this song and Ro wanted to put a verse down, it was kind of surreal. And then for him to walk over to our apartment during a pandemic to pick up a mic to record the verse, that was even crazier.”

Taken from the album ‘Updog’ which is out now.

Yes Please | Ro Ransom

NOA – Patience

In a relatively short space of time, NOA has managed to garner over a million streams on Spotify with just a handful of singles.

This latest release is a blissful slice of charming soul-pop and is sure to gain her a new legion of fans.

NOA

Future Jr. – Sidewalk Teens

Just in time for the weekend, Future Jr. returns today with an inspirational slice of electro pop.

“This song is basically a middle finger to the haters who say you can’t do something. A ‘screw you’ anthem to the people who underestimate you, or the people who think less of you for having big dreams.”

Taken from the EP ‘I Think You’ll Find’ which is out now.

Future Jr.

New Music: JW Francis

Oklahoma born, Paris raised, New York City residing, assistant to a Nobel Prize Winner, licensed New York City tour guide and a Murder Mystery business owner.

Oh, and the creator of fine indie-pop songs as well, so much so that he’s just been signed up by the iconic British label Sunday Best.

“I’m a licensed tour guide of NYC. This place has taught me so much. I wanted to write an homage, but also express how I feel, which is mostly contained in the first line of the song ‘I’ll sleep when dead’.”

JW Francis

New Music: Eli Gosling

Surrey-based Eli Gosling creates a refreshing, mellow pop & RnB sound that is inspired by his surroundings, relationships, skate parks, movies and urban art.

Eli Gosling

Eli Moon – killmeinmysleep

Gorgeously haunting and powerful with some of the most intense lyrics I have experienced all week.

“The song is an introspective expression of the both the inner turmoil I face everyday with not wanting to deal with people and the self-sabotaging results of that behaviour. With all that’s going on in the world today, I think it’s fair to say we have all found ourselves feeling claustrophobic and out of touch with reality and if this song can help ease the tension for just one individual, then I have done my job.”

Eli Moon

New Music: Tom Visser

Tom Visser creates a delicate and melodic indie sound that feels beautifully emotive and mindful.

“I think I was cycling with my Dad, and in that moment I felt like I was stronger than him, like a generational baton was being passed. I felt, for a brief, fleeting moment, free from the weight of any expectation or past experience, and that I had the opportunity to reassemble those pieces into a different shape.”

Tom Visser

New Music: ruus

Some songs you press play to, and immediately know that you’ll love. This is one of those moments. Swedish talent ruus is a singer songwriter who works closely with producer DIMD to create an eclectic and alternative edge to pop.

“Sometimes you hang out with people you don’t necessarily like, but because you don’t want to create a bad mood in the group, you smile and are polite. But sometimes you have to wake up and change the situation to feel good about yourself. Stop pretending some days.”

ruus

New Music: Louis Jarto

Raised in the world-famous hippie, self-declared autonomous region of Christiania in Copenhagen, Louis Jarto creates a larger-than-life Danish synth pop sound with a sense of playfulness.

There’s hints of early Daft Punk on this track, and generally just a perfect vibe for the summer.

“‘Good to You’ is an emotional riot with festival attitude.”

Louis Jarto

Isanna – 1998

Crafting a retro-synth sound into something current is not an easy task, but somehow, London based American-German producer Isanna has managed to make it sound perfectly simple.

Isanna

Golda May – Hear Me Out

The vocals and lyrics are so powerful on Golda May’s new release that it really doesn’t need much in the way of instrumentation. Listening to this is quite a stunning experience.

“Sometimes you want to be heard and understood but you don’t have the words yet to communicate your thoughts properly, so you’re speaking in a kind of jumbled long winded sentence with the occasional pause and worry that you’re saying it all wrong. Despite the fact that you’re not speaking poetically or eloquently, it’s important that you’re heard and you need to be heard.

“That’s the feeling I tried to capture in ‘Hear Me Out.’ I feel this way again now, struggling to communicate my frustrations of our current government administration and its constant failure to lead effectively and thoughtfully, finding myself once again lost and scared with how to express my thoughts but still really needing to be heard. Now is our time to speak and to listen, and we will make sure that they hear us out.”

Golda May

Gabrielle Current – Sun Will Find You

A song that reminds you to look at the better things in life, no matter how hard it gets. And suitably so, the track is a stunning piece of escapism and hope.

“The heavy moments are often filled with pessimism and it’s easy to miss the surrounding beauty, but beauty is still there. Just like the sun. It’s always there. It never leaves.”

Gabrielle Current

New Music: Kaky

A genre-defying French talent who creates a unique and intriguing sound. The lines are blurred between this song being indie, electro and hip hop. Give the track a couple of spins, it get’s so much better with each listen.

Kaky

New Music: Elia F. Compton

Written during the lockdown that the UK was facing, this release is an effortlessly cool take on disco-funk, with elements of soul and RnB.

“Like many people, I have used this time to try and act consciously and reflect on what gives me meaning and purpose. The message of ‘This Moment’ became more hopeful – a reminder to acknowledge and celebrate the moments in our days worth savouring, no matter how small.”

Elia F. Compton

New Music: Alfie Crews

In addition to being the lead singer and songwriter for London-based group The Riversiders, Alfie Crews also created some fine bedroom pop with subtle, mellow vibes of hip hop and soul.

Alfie Crews