Watch: Dan D’Lion – Pull Me Under

“‘Pull Me Under’ is the feeling I go back to time and time again. It’s about giving into the uncontrollable, that one thing that gives you the highest high, but dumps you in the lowest of low without warning. It’s about the way in which our emotions can overpower any control we have over ourselves, and knowing that’s totally ok. In fact, it’s f***g amazing!

Dan D’Lion

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Solomon Grey – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) (Rozalla Cover)

A cover of a 90’s classic that is so grand, epic and orchestral that it just has to be shared.

Solomon Grey will release the second EP in their ‘Music For Picture’ series, Vol. II (Metamorphosis) on the 3rd July 2020.

Solomon Grey

New Music: Edwin Organ

A mix of indie and electro from this Glasgow native; a sound that is reminiscent of Hot Chip’s earlier years (which is just about one of the best sounds from the genre in my view).


“‘The River’ is a song about love and mistakes. As humans we get caught up in a lot of things. Distractions can really get us in a pickle and it’s worse when hindsight presents us with all the signs we missed clear as day.”

Edwin Organ

Moyka – Violet

Today we have yet another unleashing of energising, pulsating synth beats from Moyka- would you expect any less? A song that details the introspection following the end of a relationship.

“It’s just emotion. And it’s okay to still have good feelings about someone – good energy and emotion.” It’s an energetic, but sad love song perfect for both parties/alone time.”

Moyka

Lady Gaga + Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

One of the most hotly anticipated duets of the year has finally been unleashed. While Alfitude is all about new music talent, I feel that I should share this song just for the pure joy it exudes – we all need as much positive energy as we can get these days.

Lady Gaga | Ariana Grande

Augustine – Coast

Recorded exclusively at the Spotify Studios in Stockholm as part of the Studio Oyster program, Augustine is back today with his unique fusion if retro indie and dreamy pop.

“‘Coast” is a song about loneliness, and a longing to understand this world a little better. I was confused and jealous of everything I laid my eyes on when I wrote it. And I often get struck by this feeling about wanting to escape from myself and from my body when I’m feeling down. I guess it comes down to the desire to have someone by your side who understands you and all your weird thoughts.”

Augustine

New Music: Juni Poet

Swedish talent Juni Poet creates a raw indie pop sound, wrapped with heavy doses of melancholy, intensity and profoundness.

My music is nothing more than a failed attempt to understand my existence.”

Juni Poet

Mapei – Lyah

“This song is about trusting your intuition. Make sure you’re in a relationship that is worth your love. I am in one now. But I have crossed a few liars. Had to get it off my chest.”

Mapei

New Music: Frogi

This track from Los Angeles based singer, writer & producer Frogi is pure bubblegum pop that still somehow delivers lyrics with substance.

“It’s about admitting our aloneness and anxiety, and in turn, becoming friends with it and laughing with it. Sometimes you’ve just got to accept that you’re scared and try to make peace with it.”

Frogi

Yes Please – Susie

The collaborative project sent from the nostalgic heavens above that is Yes Please delivers another slice of lo-fi bedroom pop bliss today with the release of ‘Susie’.

Yes Please

New Music: Jen Miller

The amount of talent emerging from Nashville right now really is quite phenomenal.

Not only is this talent crafting some fantastic soul-infused music, but she’s also the creator of Girl Gang Music (a very cool community and network of music professionals for women and gender non-conforming folk), but also a music producer, and political-writer-communicator. Her sound is both confidently assured and finessed, but also warm and easy to vibe along to.

In the absence of Pride this year, Miller has released a song that begins with summery funk tones, then follows through with her uniquely rich vocals performing some delightfully playful lyrics.

“’Juicy Fruit’ is a funky pop bop from the gays for the gays.”

Jen Miller

New Music: Harve

A stunning take on soul from a this emerging London talent. The sound feels fragile and minimal while still exuding with emotion.

Harve

New Music: PHNTMS

A heart-warming indie rock sound that carries a strong sense of emotion, and a powerful message through the lyrics. Having already secured opening spots supporting the likes of Kings of Leon, The 1975, Bastille, Fitz & The Tantrums and more to mention but a few, you can feel that big things are on the horizon for PHNTMS.

“When things get hard, if you aren’t happy with yourself and the situation you’re in, no one can change that but you. At the end of the day, as humans, our expectations are the reason why we feel disappointment. Having your own personal goals is the reason you keep on pushing. ‘Towers’ is a reflection of that.” 

Adam Jessamine, PHNTMS

New Music: baard

Playful Norwegian electro pop with an infectious beat structure. If you’re a sucker for Sweden’s Felix Sandman then you will love this kid.

BAARD

Watch: Rina Sawayama – Bad Friend

“The song is about the heartbreak of losing a friendship and realising that you were the cause of the breakdown. When you hear the song, this is not the video you imagine – but that’s exactly what we wanted. The music video is a reimagining of the themes in Bad Friend; of longing, loss, self-hate and ultimately self-love.”