The first musical blockbuster release of 2021, and what an epic, stunning, gloriously intense sound it is.
‘Trippin’ is as deluxe as you can get for RnB-pop in 2021. Pure finesse from someone I have been obsessed with for five years now.
A Scottish talent who’s still just 17-years old and already has one of the most captivating vocals that I have experienced so far this month.
With a sound that feels understated and refined yet haunting and dark. this kid could be one to watch in 2021. Taken from the EP ‘u can call me dillon‘ which is out now.
slenderbodies team up with Crooked Colors to create a beautifully euphoric slice of dream pop, all for a good cause.
Fans can take actions like signing petitions, donating, and sharing on socials to enter to win a virtual meet & greet with the band plus an exclusive merch bundle. The more actions they complete, the more entries they’ll earn towards winning the experience.
All funds raised will help The Trevor Project expand its 24/7 lifeline, chat, and text crisis services so they can reach even more of the more than 1.8 million LGBTQ youth who seriously consider suicide in the US each year.
Progressive J-Pop meets that distinctive 90s Manchester rave beat, and the result is mind-blowingly amazing!
Simply sublime… A truly luxurious fusion of hazy soul and RnB. Just stunning.
More than anything, this release from Rochelle Jordan elicits memories of those days in your late teens when you’d just go to a makeshift rave somewhere in middle of East London and lose yourself to the early hours.
A perfected blend of electronica and RnB, underlined with subtle hints of UK garage.
“‘GOT EM’ is my song of Affirmation. I wrote it in 2017, a time where I had an intense epiphany about life. I started to become much more spiritually aware than I have ever been before. All the repetition in this song is my way of being able to meditate on these words of encouragement and confidence, affirm and push through. Talking my shit in the first verse, to speaking and encouraging whoever is listening in the second, I just wanted this song to seep into the veins of whoever needs to be lifted.”
A perfect balance of psychedelic disco, synth-pop, indie-funk from the Tulsan institution that is Sports.
“‘The Look’ was inspired by a comment a stranger made to me while I was out eating lunch. He interrupted me and asked who my agent was, assuming that I was a model. And then wanted to help represent me. I just kind of laughed because it seemed like such an LA cliché. But he was serious and told me, ‘You’ve got the look of the moment.'” – Cale Chronister (Sports)
Taken from the forthcoming project ‘Get A Good Look Pt. 1’ which is due 12th February 2021.
Part of a resurgence of tremendous talent hailing from Ireland, Wild Youth have created a track that is the definition of feel-good pop.
Of all the Danish pop talent that I listen to at the moment, I have confidence that Alexander Oscar could be one of those kids that breaks out and gets momentum across Europe this year.
Very few can recreate a Prince classic with such finesse. A true delight to the audible senses.
“From another lens, IWD4U reminds me of the importance of duality on multiple fronts. In spirituality and sensuality. In kindness and closeness. In forgiveness and reconciliation. In honesty and compassion. It’s all about balance. One can exist without the other, but it’s so much more delicious when these concepts exist harmoniously side-by-side. The song reminds me to be good to others, and to remain kind and loving even when the world is dark and cruel. Most importantly, IWD4U reminds me to see God in myself and in others.”
A decade later and Norwegian talent Bernhoft still creates some of the most refreshing blends of soul and indie-pop you could wish for.
Punchy, fun, playful and textured indie tones from Greta Isaac.
“I wrote this song about seeing the contrast between having this very childlike carefree mindset and that suddenly switching into this negative, exhausted state of mind. This song is a perspective song, an ode to myself.”
The forthcoming EP ‘Pessimist’ is due out in spring 2021.
An exploration into the delicate balancing act between a songwriter’s music and her personal life.
“I think I developed this mindset where music always got in the way of my friendships. I’d always miss birthday parties or other random stuff and over time I’d slowly lose touch with people. So I guess this song is about finding someone you love, but being scared of it not working and always assuming you know how it will end. Maybe it’s a kind of protection.”
Taken from the new EP ‘Settled in Motion (Silent Minds, Pt. 3)’ which is out now.
Mixing indie with heady doses of power-pop, British talent Edenhill is back with a track that demands your attention right from the start. While still early on his journey to pop stardom, this kid is one to watch.
“I wrote ‘Reliever’ to assess the relationship between love and escapism. Whether we sometimes use love and distractions as escapism from our pain, and as a way of avoiding facing the reality of ourselves. From personal experience I noticed, the longer we live with this confusion, the harder it becomes to distinguish between what is real and fake emotion: what is love and what is just us running away from ourselves. So, similar to how we can all hide behind distractions from reality, I thought the song should similarly be deceptive, and hide behind the facade of a glossy, fake, pop aphetic.”
Shaé Universe starts the year with an empowering track that is stylistically reminiscent of early 00’s RnB, blended seamlessly with the sounds of UK Drill.
“This song was written for my tribe around the world. It’s an anthem for all kings and queens to empower themselves with. It took me a long time to comfortably sit in my own worth for a multitude of reasons, many of which were subconscious influences that I was completely oblivious to until recent years, and I know many other people have experienced the same or are still somewhere in that unlearning process. This song is a reminder that you’ve got this and you’re worthy.”
The London duo return with a slice of nostalgia today, fusing early 90s indie-dance with hip hop to create a low-key banger just in time for the weekend.
“What’s great about this song is it was made less than a month ago. And as soon as we recorded it we knew it was gonna be the single. It’s unusual to have such a quick turn around with a tune, so to release this so quickly after making it is really refreshing. The inspiration behind it isn’t anything mind-blowing, it’s just things that you might hear and see on a night out, at a party or at an afters. It’s a (after) party anthem essentially. And we are buzzing to play it out live.“