Alternative, Pop | Gillian Heidi Releases Powerful Single, “Waves”

Posted by on May 2, 2021

Rising Boston-based Pop singer/songwriter Gillian is back with her third single of 2021 via “waves”. The emotional ballad once again shows off her songwriting and melody creating skillset, proving she is a Pop artist to keep an eye on this year. For fans of Taylor Swift, Alessia Cara, and Olivia Rodrigo. Check out a quote from her on the release below and stream “Waves” above now!

“I wrote waves at the end of eighth grade, when I started to realize that everything was changing. I had recently switched schools, and I was about to start high school. I had this overwhelming feeling of realizing that I wasn’t a kid anymore. Instead, my life was now plagued with worry about tests and relationships and things that, in the long run, don’t really matter. Waves was a moment of realization for me- I was growing up. My life was no longer focused on fun and fairytales, and I was nostalgic for a simpler, easier time. Waves captures a feeling of nostalgia and pain, wishing you would’ve cherished simplistic times when they existed and wondering how you ended up where you are.” – Gillian Heidi

Pop | CHYLD Enlists Tennyson for “Mess this Up”

Posted by on April 30, 2021

Outside of his work in the studio, helping other artists with production, writing and engineering, multi-talented MA based CHYLD has also been able to maintain a stacked release schedule.  Beyond his solo work, he has recently dropped gems with Mickey Darling, Emilia Ali, Llynks, Baer, Eman8, Ronnie Lott, Wyatt, JAYJ and Constance (coming soon).

His latest offering only adds to the hype.  This time, CHYLD touched base with one of his personal favorite artists, Tennyson, and together they crafted, “Mess this Up”.  With both trendsetters putting work in on the production and writing, CHYLD says, “This song is about finding the right person in your life and never taking them for granted, and never wanting to mess it up.”  With both Tennyson and CHYLD finding acclaim and support from tastemakers throughout the scene, their new collaboration is sure to make some major waves. 

Hot on the heels of an impressive string of releases, MA based CHYLD links up with one of his personal favorite artists, Tennyson to craft, “Mess this Up”.  With both trendsetters putting work in on the production and writing, CHYLD says, “This song is about finding the right person in your life and never taking them for granted, and never wanting to mess it up.”  With both Tennyson and CHYLD finding acclaim and support from tastemakers throughout the scene, their new collaboration is sure to make some major waves. 

Alternative, Pop | Esme Bridie to release folk infused pop single “Shades of Blue”

Posted by on April 28, 2021

UK based rising singersongwriter Esme Bridie returns with a shining single “Shades of Blue,” with an infectious blend of pop, indie and folk. The Merseyside-based artist has the ability to make a positive, feel-good song sound personal and well-narrated. Check out a quote from her on the song below and stream “Shades of Blue” above now!

“I wrote this song about accepting the breadth of emotions that we have as humans and knowing that even on bad days we will feel better again. It is a hopeful song.”

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Pop | Heckyl drops debut single, “Preacher”

Posted by on April 20, 2021

“Preacher” is the first ever release by Heckyl aka singer/songwriter/producer, Luke Potter. The Pop infused jam is a solid introduction to the upcoming artist, though this is not his first rodeo. In the past, Potter [aka Heckly] released music with millions of plays, though this new project is his current highest musical priority where he ‘focuses on the inner demons plaguing us all, a world where anxiety love and creativity come together – especially in the current climate” Check out “Preacher” above now.

Pop | Atlanta Rising TalentCi Majr drops debut EP

Posted by on April 19, 2021

In keeping with the bright and sparkling pop soundscapes and narrative lyricism Ci Majr introduced us to through the addictive “Summer Drug” and scintillating indie anthem, “Guillotine”, Ci Majr returns to further unpack the good, the bad and the ugly of romantic love in her dazzling and highly anticipated EP, Side Effects. As Ci Majr’s first full-length project of this kind and her third release of what has been a very strong year for the upcoming singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, the Side Effects EP is somewhat of a magnum opus for the Atlanta native, the journey to which has been a labor of love amongst friends, resulting in a specially curated, 5-track project several years in the making. Sticking to her well-loved approach of narrative and widely relatable songwriting, Ci Majr presents fans and listeners with a bittersweet project which ebbs and flows from track to track, immersing the listener in dramatic storylines, endearing characters and lovestruck misadventures. In Ci Majr’s characteristically warm and charming nature, Side Effects sees Ci Majr explore the thrilling highs and bitter lows of romantic love over shimmering pop beats and playful piano chords, delicately narrating the life cycle of a passionate but short-lived relationship, from its conception into its afterlife, each track with its own unique story and point of view. Tune into the EP above now and read a quote from Ci Majr below now!

“By late summer of 2020, I had about 20 demos and realized it was time for me to put out my first project. I talked to my friend Féz about it who helped me narrow it down to 5 and he agreed to produce the project. It’s really cool because Féz even described how there are some musical themes and instruments he used to tie it all together and I just love how it truly feels like a very well rounded body of pop songs. The visuals were also a very important part of creating the EP. I found Maggy Swain on Instagram and she just had this ethereal/dreamy style of photography that is just so eye-catching and gorgeous.” – Ci Majr

Pop | Elia Berthoud And VASSY Team Up On Stunning Single “Without You” 

Posted by on April 16, 2021

Two of the brightest talents within the music industry right now, Elia Berthoud and VASSY, have joined forces to deliver a stunning duet with “Without You.” Produced by 2x Grammy nominated producer Drew Scott, “Without You” combines both artists’ greatest qualities in a stunning manner, bringing together infectious hooks and harmonies over a laid-back instrumental driven by subtle percussion, lush piano chords and smooth strings. 

Elia Berthoud hails from Zurich, Switzerland and saw massive success early in his career within the entertainment industry working as a model and photographer. His travels led him to New York, where he taught himself how to compose and produce, going on to release two self-produced EP’s back in 2019. VASSY on the other hand has seen massive success over the pats 10+ years of releasing music. A multiplatinum artist, she has built an extensive catalog of impressive originals and massive collaborations with dance superstars such as Tiësto, KSHMR, David Guetta and Showtek

Pop | Indie-pop duo HARLOR shows us they’re all about those “Heart Games”

Posted by on April 9, 2021

Emerging indie/folk duo HARLOR have dropped their new single “Heart Games”. The vulnerable single shares the oh-so-relatable tale of falling for someone you know it’s never going to work with. The track is ripe with sweet, sentimental lyrics carried by the stunning vocals of Nick Gerard, who tells us that the track is about real life experiences: 

The title ‘Heart Games’ is a parallel to someone playing mind games, but in this instance you know what’s going on. They’re playing with your heart, not your head. The record ebbs and flows to different places as you progress through the song. I think that’s the coolest part of this record, the growth it experiences in just a few minutes.”

Producer Max Anthony brings to life the moods of “Heart Games” with his uber-polished, yet perfectly complex production style. Marrying guitar driven instrumentals and atmospheric vocal production, “Heart Games” builds from a softer, folk-driven track, into a hard-hitting indie anthem that’s a must listen for all lovers of the genre. 
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