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
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.”
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.
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’.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”