“Can’t Say (Word Like That) is a song describing the fear of telling someone you love them for the first time. It focuses on unrequited or one-sided love, a universal and frequent subject in pop culture. The song considers the anxiety of potential rejection from expressing these true feelings.”
Irish pop that balances a playful sound with unapologetically honest lyrics.
“The song is the story of how I found someone that loves me despite my flaws, all the while examining how I don’t feel worthy of that love. The song is pretty much one big warning label where I’m double checking if this person really wants to be with me.”
“‘I Don’t Mind’ is a song about loving someone so much, even though they don’t love you back. Being there for them even though they’re not there for you. It’s about wanting that person to be happy even if it’s not with you. Unconditional.”
“The colour Indigo is most like my relationships. It is beautiful and captivating, yet dark and sinister the closer you look. My interactions always begin in a state of euphoria, only to fall too deep into the abyss and see the reality in its true form.”
“My songs are a collection of my thoughts about self-affirmation, taking pride my sexuality, and feeling confident to speak my mind no matter who my audience may be.”
“YUNG is me trying to capture my omnipresent paranoia in a song. It started with the title. Something about the aesthetic of the word YUNG — the boldness of it. But as the lyrics started coming, it became clear it stood for a much larger idea. YUNG asks the question: What does it feel like to be young in 2020? This track is our answer.”
The eclectic name certainly matches the sound here. A fusion of styles blended together with very thoughtful orchestration.
Everything that I look for in figuring out what the future of pop will sound like, can be found in Max Leone’s sound.
“Cautious is about isolating yourself from the world in an attempt to protect yourself from it, but ultimately discovering that the beauty and meaning in life are often derived through its discomfort.”
A sassy and fun reggae-infused pop sound.
Wonderfully mellow yet kitsch bubblegum pop that really catches the heart strings.
A beautifully simple, yet heartwarming sound from this new LA-native talent.
“Everything about me says, ‘Nah, I’m going to be in any space I choose to be in. And I’m going to command it.'”
A pulsating fusion of techno and pop from Denmark.
“Normal Now is about being yourself in a world that is always trying to turn you into someone else.”
Canadian pop, brimming with charm.
Norwegian bubblegum pop with a funky, playful edge.
A weird mix of soft disco and dream pop. While it’s sung in Italian, it just adds to the uniqueness of this sound.
“Everything I do is about, and in service of, words and stories”.
Track of the week. An immediately captivating and refreshingly unique sound from this Swedish-born, London-raised producer, songwriter and vocalist.