Watch: FVLCRVM – Stray Dogs

“The line between my self-reflection and self-absorption is really thin and the latter is generally the mother of all mental problems. So I guess the most important filter for potentially life-changing or destructing ideas is the brain’s attention centre. That’s where all the good and bad impulses live or just die out at the gates.”

FVLCRVM

Alexander 23 – Caught in the Middle

Minimal production but a song that tells a story we all know of… that feeling when we start to drift apart from a former lover.

That aside, Alexander 23 is rising to the top at a meteoric level. His previous single, ‘IDK You Yet,’ has garnered nearly 100 million global streams since its release in May.

“’Caught in the Middle’ is about the uncomfortable familiarity I have with someone I was once in a relationship with.”

Alexander 23

New Music: Cf Watkins

A Brooklyn based talent who merges Americana with pop in the most gorgeous way you could imagine. The song is immediately captivating with it’s warm yet empowered tones; a song about a grandmother and the family’s love for her.

When you came you moved so quietly 

I almost kept on sleeping

But when I saw you, I started crying

It’d been so long since i’d seen you outside my dreams

And in my dreams my voice is dry and mute

I could not cry out for you

Taken from the LP ‘Babygirl’ which is scheduled for release on October 16th via Whatever’s Clever Records.

Cf Watkins

New Music: Joell

Track of the week. While Scotland is not best known for being the home of experimental RnB sounds like this, Joell could be changing that trend.

This is a sound that balances melancholy with raw emotion, all the while still pushing the boundaries of what the genre can be.

“You can’t save everyone but it looks I’m saving you.”

Taken from the EP ‘Left On Read’ which is out now.

Joell

New Music: Finn Askew

A British talent with some of the most charming indie-pop you’ll likely indulge yourself with all week.

“It’s so beautiful to see this creation take life. I was 16 when I wrote it, literally got the beat from YouTube, I loaded up Garage Band, grabbed my £20 microphone and that’s how it was born. So this song means a lot to me.”

Finn Askew

New Music: Kalisway

Toronto based Kalisway creates a blend of soul and funk which is so easy to connect with that it’s guaranteed to make you feel at your best.

Kalisway

Evann McIntosh – WIYULD (feat. Lil Mop)

Break the ice for my dime piece

Head to toe in my nice things

Hold the door for her nicely

She likes me in my nikes

Evann McIntosh

New Music: SADBOii

An uplifting and empowering pop release from this new Australian talent.

“I’ve been writing music and singing for as long as I can remember but I always felt like something was missing until I found this really cool space suit.”

SADBOii

FARR – Paranoid (Shift K3Y Remix)

“Having been at school with Shift K3Y, grown up playing in a band with him as well as co-producing music together, it’s awesome to have him remix one of our favourite songs off our album ‘Weightless’.” – FARR

FARR | Shift K3Y

Watch: bloody white – funeral

The song and visuals from bloody white’s newest release are raw, intense, dark, and completely captivating.

“It was really important to me that my first videos feel real and represent the small town I’m from near Santa Barbara. They had to be true to what I grew up around and look nostalgic, too, and the most honest way I could do that was by recording with my old VHS camera I got when I was seven. My friends and I shot a lot of footage together for more than a year. Small town California is the backdrop for all the videos. I’m calling them VHS home videos because that’s what they are.”

Taken from the forthcoming debut EP ‘you’d walk right over me’ which is out on September 9th.

bloody white

Khamari – The Heat

Following on from his impressive debut earlier in the summer with ‘Jealous’ (which took the indie scene by storm), Khamari returns today with a summer-tinged release that carries through his trademark mellow sound and adds a touch of coolness that makes this an irresistible addition to your playlists.

Khamari

Brandon Colbein – I.D.C.A.L

Four years after capturing the world’s attention with the song ‘Bad’, Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Brandon Colbein continues to deliver some outstanding pop. This track is a candid yet enjoyable song that’s all about being cheated on, and the personal journey that it ensues.

“The song allows the listener to sympathise with being cheated on and still feeling empowered. I want people to move through their emotions while understanding that it is not ok to give your trust to a loved one and not receive it back. If so you’re better on your own.”

Brandon Colbein

New Music: Kaatii

Sensationally, this indie-pop talent is still just 13-years old and already sounds so impressive. It’s a sound that feels confident and self-assured, while still maintaining an essence of troubled youth and melancholy.

“As a teen, sometimes our own bubble feels like the entire world, when really what’s a huge deal now probably won’t matter in the grand scheme of things. I hope that anyone feeling stressed can get away from whatever is happening in their lives for a moment and get swept up in the song instead of their own thoughts or fears.”

Kaatii

Cassie Marin – Sellout

Cassie Marin’s new release has a refreshingly bold and dark intensity, yet somehow still feels mischievous and playful.

Taken from the EP ‘Sellout’ which is out now.

Cassie Marin