Posts Tagged ‘debut single’

May 30, 2018
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A slew of mighty fine debuts have been rolling in just ahead of summer. Case in point, Olloway, a Vancouver-based electronic band who’s burst out of the gates with a gooey melting debut single named August. Olloway, formerly known as EDM duo FYKA, has crafted a song that redefines genres with its visionary blend of organic electronica and heartfelt alt pop. The duo has carved out their own irresistible niche in the scene with their airy synths, impassioned guitars, and fleecy vocals. Olloway’s first song is reminiscent of A R I Z O N A or Mansionair, deeply permeated with dewy-eyed sentiment but heavily punctuated by incendiary junctures and a Porter Robinson-like ethereal electronic bridge. August is the first release off their debut EP, expected this summer. Download August for free, here, as we await more from the fascinating new project.

May 22, 2018
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The music scene lately is rife with exceptional female pop debuts, and quite a few of them are coming from legendary music town Nashville, too. Singer songwriter ELA Lindsey has made her engrossing debut with a gritty synthpop song named Healing Me Slow, a lush sonic elixir enveloped in ravishing beats. The track, which was premiered by our friends at We Found New Music, is a lavishly layered, restlessly agitated beauty. Ruddy and dark, with willowy ethereal vocals, Healing Me Slow keys us into a must watch new talent who only recently discovered her passion for music a few short years ago after relocating to Nashville from her hometown of Jupiter, Florida. 

By releasing this new single, she hopes to inspire other women that might be starting their artistic journeys later than the typical industry standard usually allows for female pop stars. You can find the single on Apple Music, here.

May 22, 2018
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I apologize for making you wait for this share. After all, I’ve been astounded and awe-struck by mysterious newcomer ilo ilo’s wait for many days now. And I regret that it took me awhile to find the time to share the electronic debut, whose island luster, breezy steel pans, and nimble future beats remind me of Mura Masa and Cashmere Cat. It’s a heckuva first release from what I’m assuming is a much gifted producer, but please correct me if this is a group and not just one artist. All that’s listed on Soundcloud is a number I haven’t tried to dial yet (808.202.2690), and an instagram account you can check out, here. wait can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

May 22, 2018
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A pilot who has a fear of heights seems like an ironic tragedy, albeit a rather comic one at that, but that scenario seems to have inspired NYC based Australia-via-Cape Town newcomer Felicity to serve up some truly vivacious and feisty spirited pop for her debut. Felicity’s anthemic pop is a striking introduction to the singer songwriter, whose powerfully soulful, gravelly rich voice have been compared to the likes of Sia, Florence + the Machine, and Joss Stone. Pilot With A Fear Of Heights, which was produced by Grammy winner Brian Kierulf (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears) is a turbulence-inspired track that tackles the complex fear of destiny as it relates to love. The soaring aria features gospel-tinged back-up vocals and delicate keys, as well as Felicity’s raspy yet honeyed soprano. 

“‘Pilot with a Fear of Heights’ is a song I wrote from a timid place. I wanted so badly not to want this person but ultimately being with him was my destiny,” Felicity shares. “That’s exactly what this song is about; a fear of destiny, a pilot whose job is to literally be in the sky, navigating a plane but is ultimately terrified of the largest component of the act (the height). Conceptually I came up with the idea while actually on a plane myself. I brought the idea into the studio the next day and the song basically wrote itself. Sonically I wanted it to be turbulent, which is why the song is slow until the first chorus hits, like a jolt of unexpected turbulence in your ears, then I got the lyrics to match and from there the song felt complete.” You can also stream the single via Spotify, here.

May 22, 2018
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We previously fell in love with GRAACE’s supple, lissome voice when she graced Hayden James’ single NUMB with a more than impressive performance. And now the 21 year old Sydney singer songwriter has released her official debut, Kissing Boys, a pristine sparkler of a halcyon gliding, synth billowing pop song. It’s sweetly luscious like lips and delicately tender like the soft pangs within our hearts when we can’t stop worrying about the objects of our affections. Stream/download GRAACE’s immaculate debut, here.

May 19, 2018

Electrified” we are by newcomer Just Loud and his vivacious alt pop debut, which in the short interim it’s been out has already been added to four of the top five radio markets (including our own favorite, San Francisco’s The New Alt 105.3). One listen to the superb single more than demonstrates why. Electrified is immediately infectious, a funk tinged jam that seems to meld Cherub, Foster The People, MGMT, and Passion Pit with a dash of Prince. That might seem like an outlandish combination, but Just Loud executes his energetic burst of jaunty synths and perky strings with slick panache. Just Loud teamed up with producer Dave “Sluggo” Katz (Neon Trees, Katy Perry) on the striking debut, which is out today on Eleven Seven Label Group’s Five Seven imprint. Just Loud ruminates on the parties of days past. The frisky earworm is easily one of this year’s finest debuts. Just Loud is already preparing to release his first EP, entitled Episode I. Stream/download Electrified, here

May 16, 2018
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A new Australian duo named Arroyo unveiled their debut single Please Just Let Me Know earlier this month, and they immediately reeled our hearts in with the moody brooding, dreamy sailing gem. The track is lifted from their forthcoming debut EP, Maiden, out late this year. Arroyo’s slick rolling vocals might remind some listeners ofJames Vincent McMorrow and Mansionair, while I find that the meditative shuffling timbre of their electro-charged rock song also seems to weave together elements from Local Natives, Alt-J, and Phoria. The meticulously constructed, thoroughly intoxicating introduction to this exciting new duo will be met by an accompanying music video in the coming weeks. We’ll be sure to share on Twitter when that happens. 

May 16, 2018
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Rapport is defined as a close and harmonious relationship between people or a group. It’s a word that’s also used to describe an affinity, understanding, or bond. The moment I first listened to Rapport’s Unconscious, I developed more than affinity for the Toronto three piece, a new band who melds 80s pop rock with glossy whirring synthpop on their first single. It’s all very dreamy lustrous, like School Of Seven Bells, but dressed in more peppy rocking, new wave luscious threads then dusted with some frosty sugar. You can keep up with the new trio on Twitter, here.

May 11, 2018
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I love sweet juicy cherries, and I love hanging at the beach, so I couldn’t help but be drawn to Cherry Beach’s name even before I listened to their debut single. Once I heard the new Los Angeles duo’s first song, Gravity, I had to wonder… Could this sonic experience be better than cherries and beaches, combined? Cherry Beach fuses future bass, deep house, and electro-pop flawlessly on the song, giving us a gravity defying, brisk bounding confection whose limber beats, supple vocals, and melodious chorus are irresistibly contagious. Cherry Beach’s debut can be streamed/downloaded, here.

May 11, 2018
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I never knew oranges could be emotional. I always figured if we were to ascribe emotions to a vegetable or a fruit, it would have to be the onion. But I find myself overly emotional (in a good way) over this fine debut from a new alt-pop crew named Emotional Oranges. They drench us with stunning vocal harmonies and lights us up with a funky groove on their flashy song Motion, which exhibits shades of Anderson .Paak and The xx within its golden luscious R&B pop vocals, shimmying beats, and smelted guitar work. The newcomers are the latest chic and stylish artists to watch out of Los Angeles. Motion can be streamed and downloaded via alternate platforms, here.