This is my favourite style of pop; the kind that is so bold from the start that it just hooks you in and doesn’t let you go until the very end. Minimal, punchy yet immensely intense.
“This song is an amalgamation of times where you think you know someone, only to be quite suddenly proven very wrong. The subtle changes in a person’s personality or energy and how those small changes can have a devastating effect. Your worst nightmare.”
The debut EP ‘BETTER FOR ME’ due for release in 2021.
Copenhagen trio CHINAH return today with a dark slice of alternative pop that is immediately captivating and intriguing.
“’Promise’ is about saying farewell and leaving something. Because it is not a tough and bitter farewell, it is a farewell with a consciousness of taking something with you. It is a love/hate relationship with nostalgia. On the one hand, it can be a loss of memory as you are forgetting how the past occurred. On the other hand, it can be a pleasant state of dreaming.”
Sometimes there’s beauty in simplicity; and this release from British Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Renée Loren is just that.
Raw and vulnerable lyricism accompanies a melody that is carried through with just a piano. It’s a song that tells a story in a beautifully uncomplicated way.
“You are only as young as you feel… True beauty comes from within. Life is too short to be with someone who does not live in the present moment with you. Be with someone who makes you feel heard, feeds your soul and makes you feel alive! Life is too precious to be waiting around for someone to change or to recognise your worth.”
Stockholm based recording artist Ryk has an interesting approach to indie-pop that incorporates dramatic and intricate musical textures with captivating lyricism. It’s a sound that is like none other, and an experience from start to finish.
Taken from the debut EP ‘PARASITE FUTURE’ which will be out on the 5th February 2021.
LA-based talent Jordan Xidas has managed to encapsulate those emotions we all get when we feel the person we are interested in doesn’t like us as much as we do. The sound itself is a breezy and minimal approach to pop that feels warm and relatable.
“I wrote the chorus one night anxiously waiting for a text from a boy and finished it the next day with my friend Kyle. I’ve been in a few relationships where my partner’s attachment style opposes mine, so I’ve definitely had my fair share of nights sulking in feelings of non-reciprocation. This song is a playful snapshot of that moment.”
“‘Scarlett’s Weekend’ is about a romantic rendezvous I had with a girl from out of town that came to visit me for a weekend. We understood that we didn’t have much time together, so we enjoyed it while it lasted.”
A song for anyone who feels out of place, seventeen-year-old Sydney-born talent Evie Irie unveils visuals for her new release, ‘Misfit’.
Evie is also launching her very own ‘Official Misfit Scholarship’ in partnership with Bold.org to support misfit high school students with a passion for arts and music. She will be involved with the interview and selection process, so check out more here.
Taken from the new EP ‘The Pessimist’ which is out now.
“With everything I write, I try to write directly from my life and what’s in my heart. I’d love for my music to reach all the kids like me, who are maybe questioning what they were raised to believe or feel like they haven’t found where they belong just yet. I hope those kinds of people hear what I have to say, and see a bit of their own story in my songs.“
Taken from the new EP ‘Season 3: The Realization’ which is out now.
If you’re not familiar, the NHS is the UK’s national healthcare system which anyone has access to; it’s one of the country’s most valued institutions, and one that tears down social hierarchy and treats everyone as equal.
“I wrote this track as a reminder to always appreciate what you have whilst you have it. Be happy and make do with what you have. things could always be better but things could also be worse. Thank you for everything.”
Taken from the upcoming album ‘TYRON’ which is out on February 5th 2021 on Method Records.
“‘Pity Party” is about a party getting way out of hands. When it’s 4 am, everyone’s wasted, and no one can nor want to stand for their actions anymore. People sleeping in your parents’ bed, someone is fighting in the kitchen, you puke but get up and drink more. Even though you kind of enjoy letting go of everything for a night you still feel very anxious about being the one responsible. Everything just starts to feel like a joke and at the end you start feeling sorry for yourself. The birthday party turned into a pity party!”
Taken from the outstanding new EP ‘Pity Party’ which is out now.
In the years I have known of Petite Meller, I have come to learn that every release is so much more than just a song.
There really are very few creatives who execute their art as richly as Petite does; and with this video more so, featuring some of her fans creating performance art in public places.
“Our Love is art and art is just forever my love. This kind of love I wish for. A Forever, even after “till death do us apart”. I wished someone will sing this song to me. How we all wish to be loved.”
A playful twist on indie pop, with a beat that makes us wish all the more that life was already back to normal.
“‘Feels Right’ is a track about the energy of a night out. I miss going out so much. The feeling of letting go and being surrounded by sweaty people; meeting strangers and one-night romances; the tunes and ecstasy. So we made ‘Feels Right’ with that in mind. The closest we can get to that feeling again right now is writing about it.”
This Copenhagen-based pop group have been pretty established in their native homeland since 2018, when their debut single ‘Light Blue’ become on of the most played songs on Denmark’s biggest radio broadcaster, P3.
The hits kept rolling after that, as did the sold-out shows and festival appearances. Now in 2020, the band return with a glistening new track that blends indie with RnB and pop in a dreamy, almost cosmic vibe that is beautiful to experience.
Brixton-based artist BUSHROD has a polished style of hip hop that feels relaxed and smooth, all the while contrasting against sharp lyricism that tells of emotions and stories vividly.
‘Doing OK’ tells of how the pandemic led to BUSHROD losing his day job. While this would obviously affect anyone, he carried on and did the British thing of acting as though it was still fine.
“In a way I was trying to keep up appearances and putting on a ‘poker face’, because I was scared that people would judge me for not working or doing much with myself during lockdown. Me releasing this song is kind of a ‘f**k you’ to self-doubt and almost getting my own back on my old workplace for cutting me off, and showing people that I now actually am doing bigger and better things.”