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Consider yourself introduced to Nottingham, UK based alternative pop artist Blle who captivates with her new single ‘Under Pressure’. Having already impressed with the likes of ‘Calling Me’ and ‘Don’t Be Surprised’ last year, Blle makes it three out of three with ‘Under Pressure’, a dazzling and vibrant pop song that boasts a slick beat laden with crisp electronics and handclaps to serve as the perfect backdrop for those infectious melodies. Check out ‘Under Pressure’ here, it’s an absolute bop.
Paris based artist Clea Vincent shares spellbinding and utterly vibrant new project ‘Tropi-Cléa 2’ which is packed with groove. From the sublime opener ‘Tropique ouverture’ to closing single ‘Bahia’, Vincent transports you to a tropical paradise of lush, evocative sounds that are topped off by her sweet and smooth vocals. Dive into the lush soundscapes of ‘Tropi-Cléa 2’ here – it’s an absolute blast!
Consider yourself introduced to Swedish-Congolese singer/rapper/songwriter Blenda and her explosive debut single ‘Options’ which dropped in March. Today, the single is accompanied by a quarantine-ready visual which features Blenda and her friends vibe to the slick track via a video call. Encompassing a pristine, crisp beat which boasts a pounding bass whilst Blenda lays down her super smooth vocals, ‘Options’ makes quite the impression and sets Blenda as one to watch.
Miami-born, Turin-based multi-instrumentalist Yves Tumor releases explosive and bonkers new album ‘Heaven to a Tortured Mind’. Featuring previously released singles ‘Gospel For A New Century’, ‘Kerosene!’, ‘Romanticist’ and ‘Dream Palette’, the twelve-track project packs quite the punch from start to finish with is distorted and harsh soundscapes to accompany Tumor’s gritty and powerful vocals. This is the kind of record that’ll keep you on your toes at all times and pushes the boundaries of modern rock-pop.
Consider yourself introduced to Georgia Lowe aka GLOWE, who impresses with her sparkling new single ‘Overwhelmed’ produced by Joe Wander. Serving as the first single from her forthcoming debut EP titled ‘Daughter’, ‘Overwhelmed’ captures the rising artist’s assertive and powerful voice pierce through the guitar-laden soundscape. Check out the anthemic cut here and be sure to keep an eye out for GLOWE’s ‘Daughter’ EP which is out very soon.
Norwegian singer/songwriter Emilie Nicolas returns with her first new single since 2018 in the form of ‘Who’s Gonna Love You’. Lifted from her forthcoming third album which is out this May, the infectious cut follows up 2018’s magnificent album ‘Tranquille Emile’ and continues to show why Nicolas is one of the most exciting voices to come out of Norway. Backed up by a super slick beat, its Nicolas’ pristine vocals and laidback delivery that truly shine – check out the track here and be sure to keep an eye out for the new album.
Rising London based singer/songwriter Millie Turner unleashes her explosive and utterly captivating new single ‘Jungle’. Having already impressed with previously cuts ‘Night Running’ and ‘January’, the Hackney based artist returns with another blazing pop banger in ‘Jungle’, the perfect soundtrack for the forthcoming warmer months. Soundtracked by a powerful and pounding beat, Turner’s irresistible voice and melodies will have you singing along in no time – check it out here.
Oxford quartet Glass Animals share another fierce and utterly captivating new single in the form of ‘Your Love (Déjà Vu)’. Serving as the follow up to previously released single ‘Tokyo Drifting’ featuring Denzel Curry, ‘Your Love (Déjà Vu)’ is an energetic and psychedelic pop song that boasts a cheerful beat and fluttery flutes as lead vocalist Dave Bayley’s charming tones sweep across the soundscape. With the release of these two singles, Glass Animals have shown why they’re one of the most exciting bands around and we can’t wait to hear what else they’ve cooked up.
Norwegian singer/songwriter Farida shares an incredibly empowering and explosive new single in the form of ‘IGotBetterThingsToDo’. If you’re looking for a track that will get those energy levels up, look no further than because on ‘IGotBetterThingsToDo’, Farida’s slick vocals and sharp lines will do that just as they glide across the expansive production with ease.
If you’re looking for a spectacular slice of Nordic pop, look no further than ‘New Fears’, the striking new single from rising artist Hannah Emilie Grung aka Halie. The single serves as the follow up to recently released single ‘Circling’ and again showcases the Norwegian artist’s superb ability to write infectious pop songs that carry a powerful message of not letting our fears get in the way of what we really want to do or achieve.
Spanish singer/producer Bad Gyal shares new dancehall-infused single ‘Zorra’. With Sickdrumz and Scott Storch on production duties, the track is set alight with a fiery beat which serves Bad Gyal with the perfect backdrop to work her magic with those silky smooth vocals. The accompanying music video, which is directed by MANSON (a collective made up of Pau López, Gerardo del Hierro, and Tomás Peña) captures the track’s fierce and powerful aesthetic.
London based singer/songwriter Rina Sawayama unleashes ‘STFU!’, her nu-metal inspired lead single from her forthcoming (as yet untitled) debut album. The sprawling cut is written alongside long time collaborator Clarence Clarity who pens a fierce and powerful guitar line whilst Sawayama is a force to be reckoned with. Her vocals offer a bite as she sings about the discriminatory comments she’s experienced as a Japanese woman growing up in the West. Check out the equally arresting music video and look out for Sawayam’s album which is out next year via Dirty Hit.
London based collective Steam Down unleash their long-awaited debut single ‘Free My Skin’, an all-encompassing explosion of energy. Comprised of eight core members including Ahnansé, Naima Adams, Brother Portrait, Nadeem Din-Gabisi, Benjamin Appiah, And Is Phi, Dominic Canning and Wonky Logicfiery, Steam Down’s sound is a fiery concoction of Afrobeat, jazz and future soul. If you’re looking for something that will instantly get you in the happiest of moods, look no further than ‘Free My Skin’.
Angolan-Portuguese artist Pongo shares her striking new single ‘Quem Manda No Mic’. Serving as the follow up to her brilliant EP ‘Baia’ earlier this year, which featured standout cuts like ‘Kuzola’ and ‘Chora’, the emphatic new single is yet another delectable slice of the artist’s genre-bending sounds. From the get go, you’re thrown into a whirlwind of vibrant sounds driven by the energetic kuduro beats as Pongo sings and raps about her musical journey so far.
Spanish sensation ROSALÍA returns with ‘A Palé’ (co-produced with El Guincho and Frank Dukes), a gritty, explosive pop banger that boasts an equally powerful music video. Another momentous extravaganza, the song opens with the singer’s angelic musings before the hard-hitting, bass-heavy beat kicks in and ROSALÍA switches it up with her killer lines. The accompanying music video, directed by Jora Frantzis features everything that makes a ROSALÍA visual so special: gold accents, exquisite choreography and fire looks.
UK based singer/songwriter Orchid makes quite the statement with her explosive and utterly captivating debut single ‘Gold Dust’. Accompanied by an equally vibrant and energetic music video (which was directed by Orchid herself), the song encompasses an anthemic vibe with a snazzy electro-R&B beat which drives the track forwards as Orchid’s powerful vocals add an extra element of bite.
Rotterdam based music producer from Curaçao Tera Kòrá releases a magnificent remix tape in the form of ‘The Legend of Kòrá: Book One’. A striking blend of genres and songs, the tape features explosive and mystical remixes of COLORS alumni Billie Eilish (‘Bad Guys’) and Jorja Smith (‘Be Honest’) as well as Wiley and Drake.
Nina Chuba is an emerging artist from Hamburg, Germany, and ‘White Shirt’ is her emphatic debut single. Packing quite the punch, the song opens with subtle piano chords before spiralling into a powerful pop track that sees the singer/songwriter’s soulful voice soar. With a killer hook, ‘White Shirt’ serves as a moment of catharsis for Nina, it’s a “message to myself to finally cut off toxic friendships”.
French-Congolese duo TSHEGUE serve up a dazzling slice of Afropunk in the form of new single ‘M’Benga Bila’ which is lifted from their newly released EP titled ‘Telema’. Comprised of vocalist Faty (who moved from Kinshasa to Paris at age eight) and producer Nicolas ‘Dakou’ Dacunha, it’s safe to say that TSHEGUE’s music packs quite the punch. A rhythmic whirlwind of sounds that transcends borders and language, ‘M’Benga Bila’ is the ultimate feel good song of the summer.