Alternative, Pop | Conal Kelly Drops”Control”

Posted by on December 6, 2020

Bristol, UK based Conal Kelly releases his new track, “Control.” With shimmering synths, dynamic percussion and a grooving bass providing an already irresistible soundscape, the song grows even more magnetic on its outro. Conal is a new name to me but I was blown away by this new single. Check out “Control” above now and read a quote from Mr. Kelly below now!

The writing/recording of this song was the most I have ever consciously pushed myself out of my comfort zone… it can sometimes be easy to find yourself a little boxed in when you’re writing and recording/mixing every part of a track, but this was my most determined attempt to break away from the habits I’d formed. The whole thing took a couple of months to complete, but the finished track is something I’m really proud of and can hopefully show some diversity in my songwriting! The vocal part really drives the song in my opinion…this is also the first time an outro has been my favourite aspect of a song I’ve written, I love that ending vocal hook.” – Conal Kelly

Pop | British Rising Artist Felix Drops “Getaway”

Posted by on December 3, 2020

UK based singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Felix is back with a Pop infused jam that is undeniably infectious. “Getaway” is a catchy, mood-boosting and relatable record, written and recorded during the pandemic that follows Felix’s frustrations of being cooped up. Check out a quote from him below and check out the new single above!

“Getaway is a song about how much lockdown made me need a holiday to have a break from being sat in the same 4 walls for 6 months. I got really sick of the zoom calls, not being able to see my mates and not getting out playing shows. I wrote and produced it all in my bedroom which made it a little easier being locked in, but I still really want a holiday.”

Alternative, Pop | YASSIN’s Drops Uplifting Track “Take My Time”

Posted by on December 2, 2020

Toronto-based singer, songwriter and producer YASSiN is back with a warm tune via his uplifting new offering “Take My Time”. Collaborating with Sean Terrio for the release, ‘Take My Time’ sees the artist deliver a wonderfully fresh and vibrant new release. Channeling a rich and diverse aesthetic, which sees him borrow from the worlds of indie-pop, soul, and classic disco, his newest delight will firmly fix a smile to your face from start to finish. Listen and watch the visual above now and read a quote from YASSiN on the release below now.

“Take My Time was written in the early months of quarantine, on a dark rainy day. I wrote this song as an escape from the circumstances of the world. It is a love song that embodies the pure joy of being with someone you love. It has a hint of silliness to it. It is a dreamers song about forgetting the complications of the world and feeling free with your partner. I say at the beginning of the track “Maybe stand a little closer” Which is something I hope people do when they dance to this one. It’s also me dreaming of the day where we don’t have to be 6 feet apart from each other. This song to me is about true love that you’d spend a life waiting for, hope that gets you up and has you moving forward even in bleak days, and pure ridiculous fun.” – YASSiN

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Pop | Julianna Lane Will “remind you” to Listen To Her Music

Posted by on October 13, 2020

Julianna Laine returns with her latest upbeat offering via “remind you”. The Pop infused single has elements of lo-fi with a major groove-laden influence throughout. The high energy vibe is exactly what I needed to end my day with. Read a quote via Laine on the release below and watch her new music video for “remind you” above now!

“this song is about a relationship ending and wanting to remind somebody why they loved you in the first place. there is a bit of hopefulness to this song and an element of wishing you could go back to the moment when you first fell in love.”

Albums | Gaspar Narby Gets “Sleepless” in New Video

Posted by on September 28, 2020

Up and coming producer Gaspar Narby teams up with LEES on a moody new single titled “Sleepless.” The track is taken from his forthcoming Collab EP, due out later in the year. The upbeat and fun record blends indie pop vibes with electronic and feels like a gloomy/rainy day. See what he had to say about the first track off the EP below and check out the visual for “Sleepless” above now!

Sleepless, the EP’s first single, is the third song I write with LEES. She’s one of my closest friends and such a gifted writer; she just knows how to tell vivid stories through catchy melodies. This song is about the beautiful memories that haunt you, the ones you’d like to forget but never want to let go. It’s an uplifting sad song, basically!”

Alternative | Earl Gray Collective’s “This House” is Eye Opening

Posted by on September 27, 2020

South London based four piece band Earl Gray Collective’s new single ‘This House’ propels their artistry to a deeper and more musing level as the lyricism takes an introspective turn. The listener is taken on a story-like exploration of self understanding. The fluidity of the instrumentals elegantly begin whilst emphatically building, defined by tender piano keys and rich, mellow guitar strums, coated in irresistable harmonic vocals. Listen to the song above now and check out a quote from the band below!

‘This House’ is a song that really takes you on a journey, the lyrics describe an eye opening moment in my life when I realised I had some unhealthy and sometimes unconscious biases that I needed to confront and deal with. We really tried to capture that journey in the song leaving loads of space for the story and the structure to develop and ultimately to create this moment of real unity at the end.”

Alternative | Hugo Valentine shares powerfully poignant new single “Rule the World”

Posted by on September 9, 2020

“Rule the World” is the newest track in a string of releases from London based singer-songwriter, Hugo Valentine. His latest offering is a cheery, yet equally pensive pop ballad filled with rich, acoustic instrumentation. His musical inspirations are obvious on “Rule The World, citing artists like Elton John, ColdPlay and Arctic Monkeys to Tom Odell and David Bowie. Valentine continues to impress on his string of releases in 2020, check out his latest above now and read a quote from him on the single below now.

“…Often one finds a lot of comfort in reminiscing about happy times from the past, and this is an idea that the song explores. The notion of ‘together we can rule the world’ aims to fill the sufferer with the hope that he doesn’t have to do this alone, that others are there for him and that he can make it through this difficult part of his life with the help of those who love him. ‘Rule The World’ brings to light the isolation that often comes with addiction and seeks to remind people who suffer in this way that they are not alone.”