Hugely talented Zoe Wees releases visuals to her new single ‘Girls Like Us’, a song with empowering lyrics that send a message of togetherness and solidarity to girls around the world who feel the pressures of society.
“This video hopefully shows both sides of how I’m feeling right now. I’m working hard on becoming the confident artist that I want to become, but I’m still a young woman, like many others, who’s always a comment away from being knocked back down. This video is that pain, but also the drumbeat for the empowerment I feel.”
A beautifully honest yet euphoric pop-ballad, packed with raw emotion and an uplifting essence.
“This video is a representation of toxic masculinity and unconditional love, told via a story of two brothers. It was amazing to bring my song to life with one of my closest and long-time friends Keane Shaw, not only a close friend but someone who’s artistic vision I admire immensely.”
“When I came up with ‘drivers license,’ I was going through a heartbreak that was so confusing to me, so multifaceted. Putting all those feelings into a song made everything seem so much simpler and clearer – and at the end of the day, I think that’s really the whole purpose of songwriting. There’s nothing like sitting at the piano in my bedroom and writing a really sad song. It’s truly my favourite thing in the world.”
I make no secret of how awesome I think Zara Larsson is – she’s established herself as a Swedish pop powerhouse in an exceptionally short space of time. This release was produced by Mike Sabath and features a melodic verse from Young Thug.
“‘Coming Up’ was written after I’d come home from a party like last year. This dude who used to bully me in school was there and I remember him being a dickhead at the party. I could never stand up to him when I was a kid but I stood up to him that night, I think it took him by surprise and I remember being so pissed off because I let it effect me, it felt like being 15 again. It’s the sort of feeling that makes you wanna give up, but I snapped out of it and thought, no fuck that, I won’t let it affect me, I’m not a kid anymore. And I wrote ‘Coming Up’ that night. I think the tune was an effort to shake that feeling, it was kind of a fuck you.”
Originally written in the aftermath of heartbreak, Tom Grennan’s newest single takes on a different meaning as we all look ahead to 2021.
“’When I wrote Something Better’, it was a song about me smiling on the outside but dealing with a whirlwind of dark thoughts and distractions on the inside. Since Covid-19 and lockdown, the tables have turned! I’m smiling on the inside, and I’m constantly distracted with thoughts of the exciting, crazy and better future that is coming, and it’s just around the corner!”
Taken from the upcoming album ‘Evering Road’, due for release 5th March 2021 via Insanity Records.
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.
“‘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.”
Three years and three mixtapes later, Easy Life are finally gearing up to release their debut album, and with it comes ‘Daydreams’.
“Like most of us, I’ve spent the whole year sat at home daydreaming about a possible alternate reality. Born out of boredom and idleness, ‘Daydreams’ is as much about getting drunk as it is about falling in and out of love.” – Murray Matravers, Easy Life
This song genuinely gave me shivers of emotion; it’s a stunning piece of music and I really hope you give it time to play in full, because it’s nothing short of stunning.
The visuals are just as gorgeous, where the inspiration for the song opens the video as we hear Nikki Giovanni’s striking words from her 1971 conversation with fellow author, poet and activist James Baldwin: “I get least of you. I get the very minimum. And I’m saying, you know, fake it with me. Is that too much for the Black Woman to ask of the Black Man?”
“‘Black Woman’ is about reconciliation and also celebration – celebrating how strong our women are and how they hold us up. People might think this song was written as a response to the moment right now but it’s saying the exact same thing it was saying when it was written a year ago – ‘I see you, I recognise you, I appreciate you and I love you’.”
There’s an indescribable sense of genius when I listen to Teezo Touchdown; you can’t associate any one particular genre with this talent, and yet somehow, his sounds all come together and make perfect sense.
A positive song with matching visuals is just about the most needed thing in 2020.
“‘Doubt Nothing’ again just does what it says on the tin. I was really particular about what song I was going to release following on from ‘Ain’t So’ and my mood and my energy and everyone else’s energy right now just needs ‘Doubt Nothing’, I’d like to think it’s uplifting. It’s just me in a song really.”