anaiis – juno

Track of the week. A sublime fusion of RnB, soul and pop from French-Senegalese artist anaiis. This is an understated affair that flows with emotive tones and introspective lyricism.

“I wrote about being okay with not being okay, it’s not always easy to make space for ourselves when we are feeling so very low. When writing this song, I was looking for glimpses of solace whilst searching for ways to see beyond the confines of my thoughts and to find the little crack where I felt I had choice again.”

anaiis

Emilie Adams – Play God

Track of the week. A stunning fusion of cinematic dark pop and electronica that grows in intensity the longer you listen.

A truly sensational piece of music from British-Norwegian talent Emilie Adams, ‘Play God’ could well be one of the finest songs you’ll experience all week.

“My music comes from a dark place, but the creative process is a positive one.”

Emilie Adams

New Music: Keni Can Fly

Track of the week. At 21-years old, Californian talent Keni Can Fly creates a captivating blend of hip hop and pop that’s packed with a youthful sense of energy, charm and character.

Keni Can Fly

The Beach – Still In Love

Track of the week. British talent The Beach (George Morgan) returns with a fantastic slice of alt-pop in the form of new single ‘Still In Love’, which was produced by and co-written with Fyfe.

While the song initially comes across as stripped-back and minimal in it’s concept, delve further and you’ll experience layers that are full of texture and character. The sound feels playful and animated while still maintaining an essence of raw emotion.

“Essentially a confession/ play by play of how I acted/ felt about my ex-girlfriend after we broke up. I convinced myself that I was over it but was brutally reminded I wasn’t when I bumped into her at a mutual friend’s birthday. You never know how you’re gonna react when you see an old flame out somewhere and I guess this song is my experience of still feeling something when I didn’t think I would.”

The Beach

New Music: Finn Harry

Track of the week. A massively exciting talent hailing from LA, Finn Harry has that unique ability to craft a style of alt-rock that feels understated and controlled, yet packed with a raw essence of confidence that feels refreshingly rebellious.

Finn Harry

New Music: Tim Chadwick

Track of the week. I think this may very well be the most beautiful piece of pop that I have heard so far in 2021. ‘In Another Life‘ is just a phenomenally moving song; there’s no amount of words I could say that would do it justice. Just press play and experience four minutes’ of musical perfection.

Taken from the new EP ‘Timothy’ which is out now.

Tim Chadwick

Fionn – Taste For It

Track of the week. If there’s one essential pop song to listen to this week, let it be ‘Taste For It’ by twin-talents Fionn.

A certified bop in every sense of the word, this banger propels old-school disco into the future and creates something that is in equal parts delight, euphoria and fun.

Fionn

New Music: EXUM

Credit: Chelsea Dacosta

Track of the week. There’s truly no other song like ‘Dark Kept Secret’ out there right now. And that makes EXUM one of the most promising talents for me so far this year.

A luscious fusion of indie, pop and orchestral tones come together in the most majestic way you could imagine. It’s a sound that feels future-forward while still retaining an essence of timelessness.

EXUM

mehro – chance with you

Track of the week. It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes I come across a song so powerful that I find myself having to hold back the tears when it plays.

This release from LA singer-songwriter mehro is a prime example of just that; it’s music at it’s purest, deepest and most meaningful.

“When I wrote ‘Chance With You’, it was an acknowledgement that I let something slip through my fingers. I let fear overpower my desires, and I won’t let that happen again.”

Taken from the debut EP ‘sky on fire’ which is due on 25th March.

mehro

New Music: Phoenix Laoutaris

Track of the week. Undeniably, this is one of the most exciting names to emerge from the UK so far this year. Blending a finessed RnB sound with hints of neo-soul and drill, Phoenix Laoutaris is a name to watch out for.

Inspired by the likes of Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway and D’Angelo, this talent is not afraid explore the deeper side of love and translates it into the most stunning musical way you could imagine.

“The song pinpoints a moment and time in my life when I was coming to terms with the reality of relationships. That you can’t always trust what feels real. I’ve always been independent but I learnt to never put your independence onto another soul”.

Phoenix Laoutaris

Annika Rose – just like you (demo)

Track of the week. I am always in awe of songs that are stripped back to the bare minimum yet still find a way to bleed through as much emotion as this release does, from LA-based singer and songwriter Annika Rose.

“When I’m writing it has to be past midnight, and everyone has to be asleep. I turn off all the lights and turn on my lava lamp, light some incense and just sit there until I’m literally asleep at the piano. The only thing I have to be vulnerable with is my piano, and luckily it doesn’t talk back to me. This is my only way of fully expressing who I am and what I feel, and I’m not afraid of it anymore.”

Annika Rose

New Music: ilselena

Track of the week. Beautifully stripped and understated melodic pop from a London-based talent who is not only making strides as a musician, but also as a model who’s worked for the likes of Dazed and Burberry.

ilselena

Finn Askew – Egotism

Track of the week. I have no doubt in my mind that Finn Askew will become a household name by the end of this year. His EP ‘Peach’ is out now, and with it comes the release of ‘Egotism’, which is just about the best pop song you’ll listen to all day. On the EP, Finn says:

“I wanted to create something that showed how creative I really am. I’m a kid from a small countryside town where there is no music scene at all but I’ve had so many musical influences, which has created my mad diverse music taste.” 

Finn Askew

New Music: Issey Cross

Track of the week. From the first moment that you press play on ‘Who‘, you realise that it’s impossible not to have your attention immediately drawn to London talent Issey Cross.

This is a confident and striking approach to left-pop; a sound that is unafraid to claim it’s ground and be bold. It’s a song (and a talent) you won’t forget easily.

Issey Cross

New Music: Je$$e

Track of the week. A captivating release from an Ohioan talent who’s still just 17-years old. The sound is inspired by a fusion of genres that span indie, punk and hip hop to create something exciting and refreshingly authentic at it’s core.

Je$$e

New Music: Medhanit

Track of the week, and the first of 2021! It’s impossible not to feel joy when this track plays. A talent emerging from Tasmania who fuses fresh pop tones with old-school essences of funk and soul, to create a sound that is wildly catchy.

Medhanit

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New Music – Bailey Bryan

Track of the week – and the last one for 2020! A powerfully emotive fusion of RnB and pop, with a distinctively captivating vocal.

Bailey Bryan

New Music: Isaia Huron

Track of the week. A sound that flawlessly blends the classic and old-school with the modern, to create a piece of music that feels nostalgic but current, yet full of melancholy.

Isaia Huron

Everyone You Know – Charlie

Track of the week. Featuring a lyric sample from The Streets’ ‘Weak Become Heroes’, this new release from EYK is giving you everything you need; a pulsating beat matched with intriguing lyricism and a dark essence of intensity.

“It’s essentially a story about a woman’s relationship with ‘Charlie’ (you can interpret that how you like) over a darker club beat. We had a lot of fun making this record so we hope you lot enjoy it.”

Everyone You Know

Lo Village – Out The Window

Track of the week. A confident approach to RnB that blends subtle hints of rock and soul with hip hop to create something that is immediately striking.

Lo Village