Track of the week. Sophia Amato’s latest release is an instant shot of musical beauty, taking you through an emotive journey of unrequited love. A lavish production complimented with Amato’s distinctive vocals makes this track one of the most stunning pieces of soulful pop that I have heard for a very long time.
“The song is everything you want to say to someone, but don’t. The verses feel more abstract, like stream of consciousness remembering random memories, the chorus is simply asking why it’s not reciprocated.”
One of the most promising Norwegian talents of late (with more than 2m monthly listeners on Spotify), this new pop ballad from Emelie Hollow carries so much beauty in it’s simplicity that it just has to be heard.
One of the sweetest songs you will probably listen to all weekend, London-based talent Harry Strange is back today with a song that encapsulates those feelings of uncertainty when you first meet someone you like.
“A song for a boy I like. ‘I Like You’ taps into tiny thoughts everyone has when they find someone great. I wrote it in early October a couple days after I’d met someone and I was in that sort of limbo of not knowing where their head was. ‘I Like You’ is a very honest retelling of all the thoughts I’ve had and whilst this honesty is pretty terrifying to put out, I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited and proud to release a song.”
This is my favourite style of pop; the kind that is so bold from the start that it just hooks you in and doesn’t let you go until the very end. Minimal, punchy yet immensely intense.
“This song is an amalgamation of times where you think you know someone, only to be quite suddenly proven very wrong. The subtle changes in a person’s personality or energy and how those small changes can have a devastating effect. Your worst nightmare.”
The debut EP ‘BETTER FOR ME’ due for release in 2021.
Copenhagen trio CHINAH return today with a dark slice of alternative pop that is immediately captivating and intriguing.
“’Promise’ is about saying farewell and leaving something. Because it is not a tough and bitter farewell, it is a farewell with a consciousness of taking something with you. It is a love/hate relationship with nostalgia. On the one hand, it can be a loss of memory as you are forgetting how the past occurred. On the other hand, it can be a pleasant state of dreaming.”
“‘Scarlett’s Weekend’ is about a romantic rendezvous I had with a girl from out of town that came to visit me for a weekend. We understood that we didn’t have much time together, so we enjoyed it while it lasted.”
“With everything I write, I try to write directly from my life and what’s in my heart. I’d love for my music to reach all the kids like me, who are maybe questioning what they were raised to believe or feel like they haven’t found where they belong just yet. I hope those kinds of people hear what I have to say, and see a bit of their own story in my songs.“
Taken from the new EP ‘Season 3: The Realization’ which is out now.
A playful twist on indie pop, with a beat that makes us wish all the more that life was already back to normal.
“‘Feels Right’ is a track about the energy of a night out. I miss going out so much. The feeling of letting go and being surrounded by sweaty people; meeting strangers and one-night romances; the tunes and ecstasy. So we made ‘Feels Right’ with that in mind. The closest we can get to that feeling again right now is writing about it.”
Vaughan returns with a captivating piece of electronic pop that looks into the dark under-belly of the queer party scene.
“It’s a song about the loss of innocence. It’s about finding myself in places that I wish I had never been. Realising that I was the youngest person there and wondering how I got to this point. How far away from the world did I need to be, to get myself there.”