Track of the week. With over 28 million global streams to date from just a handful of singles, ENNY is without doubt one UK name that is firmly on everyone’s radar.
‘I Want’ is a sleek blend of RnB, pop and disco that’s finessed yet eccentric and boldly confident.
“This tune is deffo a significant song in my musical journey as it was the first song that Paya and I made together. We had no expectation, just vibes, London and some wavy weather. I hope this tune paints more of a picture into the world I’m coming from and the story of the EP. This is one to bubble to and motivate you to get up and get what you want!”
Track of the week. I didn’t ever think I would have a specific girl in red song be a favourite (since each release has been excellent to date), but I think ‘body and mind’ might be it.
“It’s that dissonance between your mind and who you are as a person… Sometimes it’s really hard to grasp that we’re actually just humans, even though we take that shit for granted every day. We walk around, eat our breakfast, eat our dinner, we’re talking to people. ‘Body And Mind’ was an outlet to express that I’ve gotten a deeper understanding of what it is to be human. Seeing what happens to your body but you don’t feel that happening to your body – it’s just a really weird thing.”
Taken from the critically acclaimed debut album ‘if i could make it go quiet’ which is out now.
Track of the week. To put it simply, Agnes is one of Swedish pop’s all time icons. Since her debut back in 2005, this phenomenal artist has been releasing hits that have not only become a part her country’s music history, but also achieving worldwide attention.
Now she’s back with a banger of a track that flirts with the classic disco concept, all the while injecting a heady dose of the future into it. It’s an exhilarating song that has been on loop all day.
Track of the week – and dare I say, one of the finest that I have selected in recent months. You’ll already struggle to find anyone who doesn’t love Cautious Clay, but even by his own standards ‘Wildfire’ is a sublimely flawless piece of RnB.
Taken from the upcoming debut album ‘Deadpan Love’ which is out on 25th June 2021.
Track of the week. Sometimes a song plays and you know right from the start that the talent will take over the world.
Case in point: LA-based artist OCTAVIO the Dweeb and his release of ‘Someday I’ll Be Happy’. This is anthemic indie-pop at it’s finest, leaving you rooting for this kid to become the next big thing.
“We’re all dweebs in our own way – just trying to fit in and find ourselves. Some people just hide it better than others. I don’t know how the hell I’ve made it this far but we all love to root for an underdog and I’m rooting for me. Hopefully you are too :)”
Track of the week. British artist Artemas has delivered one of the finest cuts of indie-pop that I have heard so far this year. This is a catchy bop that feels refreshingly raw and original, yet still easy to vibe along and connect with.
Track of the week. With a perfect fusion of melodic pop and hazy psychedelic indie-rock, British musician Aziya has crafted one of the most sensational releases that I have heard all month.
Effortlessly cool yet enticing, ‘Heaven For Me’ takes you on a fantastically dreamy and kaleidoscopic journey.
“‘Heaven For Me’ is a romanticised and fantasised version of a very toxic relationship – it relays the story of someone in love with a person plagued by narcissism and inner demons. I’ve tried to depict the ill fate it brings to the one in love with that person. It’s a fairytale description of a very real scenario that happens in front of us everyday.”
Track of the week. A sublime fusion of RnB, soul and pop from French-Senegalese artist anaiis. This is an understated affair that flows with emotive tones and introspective lyricism.
“I wrote about being okay with not being okay, it’s not always easy to make space for ourselves when we are feeling so very low. When writing this song, I was looking for glimpses of solace whilst searching for ways to see beyond the confines of my thoughts and to find the little crack where I felt I had choice again.”
Track of the week. British talent The Beach (George Morgan) returns with a fantastic slice of alt-pop in the form of new single ‘Still In Love’, which was produced by and co-written with Fyfe.
While the song initially comes across as stripped-back and minimal in it’s concept, delve further and you’ll experience layers that are full of texture and character. The sound feels playful and animated while still maintaining an essence of raw emotion.
“Essentially a confession/ play by play of how I acted/ felt about my ex-girlfriend after we broke up. I convinced myself that I was over it but was brutally reminded I wasn’t when I bumped into her at a mutual friend’s birthday. You never know how you’re gonna react when you see an old flame out somewhere and I guess this song is my experience of still feeling something when I didn’t think I would.”
Track of the week. I think this may very well be the most beautiful piece of pop that I have heard so far in 2021. ‘In Another Life‘ is just a phenomenally moving song; there’s no amount of words I could say that would do it justice. Just press play and experience four minutes’ of musical perfection.
Track of the week. Undeniably, this is one of the most exciting names to emerge from the UK so far this year. Blending a finessed RnB sound with hints of neo-soul and drill, Phoenix Laoutaris is a name to watch out for.
Inspired by the likes of Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway and D’Angelo, this talent is not afraid explore the deeper side of love and translates it into the most stunning musical way you could imagine.
“The song pinpoints a moment and time in my life when I was coming to terms with the reality of relationships. That you can’t always trust what feels real. I’ve always been independent but I learnt to never put your independence onto another soul”.
Track of the week. I am always in awe of songs that are stripped back to the bare minimum yet still find a way to bleed through as much emotion as this release does, from LA-based singer and songwriter Annika Rose.
“When I’m writing it has to be past midnight, and everyone has to be asleep. I turn off all the lights and turn on my lava lamp, light some incense and just sit there until I’m literally asleep at the piano. The only thing I have to be vulnerable with is my piano, and luckily it doesn’t talk back to me. This is my only way of fully expressing who I am and what I feel, and I’m not afraid of it anymore.”
Track of the week. Beautifully stripped and understated melodic pop from a London-based talent who is not only making strides as a musician, but also as a model who’s worked for the likes of Dazed and Burberry.
Track of the week. I have no doubt in my mind that Finn Askew will become a household name by the end of this year. His EP ‘Peach’ is out now, and with it comes the release of ‘Egotism’, which is just about the best pop song you’ll listen to all day. On the EP, Finn says:
“I wanted to create something that showed how creative I really am. I’m a kid from a small countryside town where there is no music scene at all but I’ve had so many musical influences, which has created my mad diverse music taste.”