Posts Tagged ‘electropop’

May 22, 2018
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They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Sara Diamond has more than befriended my ears and enraptured my heart with sultry smoldering Fool, produced by Brody Gillman. The Canadian starlet woos us with her husky soulful voice on the discontent heartbreak ballad, a potent and grandiose outpouring of plush R&B and opulent electro-pop. Jessie Reyez’ fiery embers, Léon’s smoky deep vocals, and BANKS’ dark seduction unite on the moody gripping single, available via iTunes, here

May 22, 2018
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Sydney based Singaporean singer songwriter and producer St. Humain dished up a molten combination of spry electronica, sleek synthpop, and irresistible pop on Free Fall earlier this year, making us quick fans of the budding artist. And now we get to bask in the golden glow of The Thought Of You, his divine new pop single featuring a balmy groove, crisp 80s drums, and fleecy smooth crooning. Though it’s an aching love song, The Thought Of You is sublimely soothing and warmly moving, like Years & Years gone Lauv. The single is out now on iTunes, here.

May 22, 2018
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jesse saint john stepped out of the shadows and into the limelight earlier this year when the artist, who’s written music for the likes of Brooke Candy, Sia, Camila Cabello, and Britney Spears, dropped a high voltage dance rock and dance pop debut named MOVE. That kinetic release is still moving us today, but we’d be lying if we didn’t say we’re wildly elated that the Los Angeles based queer pop artist has returned with his second single, FAKE IT. It’s an uplifting futuristic pop song with an instantly infectious chorus as well as heavy hitting coruscant synths. 

In jesse’s words, “‘FAKE IT’ continues the themes that I explore in my work of yearning for something more and searching for depth in a generation of shallow connections and instant gratification. Sonically I’m super inspired by fusing pop and bloghaus. It’s important to keep dancing while asking the tough universal questions. If you stop dancing life gets sad.” FAKE IT keeps us moving alright. It’s an epic anthem with hints of Charli XCX’s booming electropop and Twin Shadow’s synthpop trickling through its constitution. Stream/download, here.

May 22, 2018
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Lo and behold, we fall under the spell of Lo and her sugary sweet bop Drumline, only the Nashville based producer and singer songwriter’s second song. Its effervescent glittering bubblegum pop is rosy and light, with a hint of K-pop. 

“‘Drumline’ represents celebrating love and letting yourself feel the joy of that magic when it finally happens,” Lo explains. “I usually only show the bright side of myself to the world, but before writing this, I was feeling extremely broken and tired in a variety of ways. I was honestly questioning the innate goodness of the world and people in general. Going from the depths of depression and being launched into joy, at least in those moments of love, was remarkable and powerful for my spirit. It reminded me of the pure magic that exists in people and gave me faith in the universe again… and damn it, I wanted to make a song people could celebrate that to! This single is about acknowledging magic and joy when you find it, and choosing to feel that fully and not take it for granted. We often skip over happiness in life, forgetting what we went through to find it, and don’t fully immerse ourselves in it, but we should!" 

It’s no surprise that Drumline rose in the ranks of Hype Machine’s viral Twitter Chart to number one straightaway. Drumline follows on Lo’s sassy debut track, Good Good, which made waves late last year and landed on many revered playlists on Apple and Spotify. You can stream the single below. Drumline is available from iTunes, here.

May 22, 2018

An impeccable fusion of light and shadow, electronica and pop commands our hearts on bittersweet pop aria Keep Me Up from fast rising starlet Charlotte Lawrence. The melancholic aria walks a delicate line between olivia o’brien’s lissome R&B pop and Billie Eilish’s willowy gusting, dreamy ethereal pop. 

“I write easier about sad emotions,” says Charlotte Lawrence. “I think it’s so cool to have an upbeat song with dark lyrics. If you tap into an emotion then you can write a whole story. No matter what you’re going through it’s important to take risks with music. I never want to play it safe.” Keep Me Up definitely doesn’t play it safe. It’s breathtakingly personal, a pop confession that deals directly with mental health in a frank way. “I’ve always had anxiety,” she explains. “It’s not something we talk about a lot but people are being more open about their mental health. I felt it was important to talk about it in my music and help other people who might be struggling.”

Charlotte, who also recently collaborated with Sasha Sloan and Nina Nesbitt on Psychopath, has prepared two full EPs to drop later this year. Stream/download Keep Me Up, here.

May 22, 2018
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It’s impossible to resist Tiny Deaths’ dream pop when you’re as much of a fan of bands like Au Revoir Simone and School Of Seven Bells as I am. We find ourselves spinning in bliss to their snowy thrumming, sleek whirring new single Always, which comes accompanied by an understated visual gem

“dedicated to survivors” and directed by Catherine Orchard. The crystalline dream pop and glassy synthpop song is a preview from Tiny Deaths’ sophomore album, expected to arrive later this year. 

May 22, 2018

Melbourne’s Maribelle has returned with a new single named I’m A Mess Without You. The single marks the singer songwriter’s first new music since her 2016 EP, Overtake, and it features her trademark percussive vocal, a throbbing bassline, and a self-described “body rolling beat”. We roll from shoulder to shoulder to the rhythm of this wonderfully hooking pop treat, which exudes just the perfect amount of spice, sass, and heat. I’m A Mess Without You documents the start of a new relationship and coming to terms with Maribelle’s sexuality. “This song is very personal for me. It’s about me reflecting on being confused about having feelings for a girl for the first time,” she explains.

“I was hiding my feelings for somebody, and hurting them because I wasn’t being honest with myself. It’s actually about my current girlfriend and the early stages of our relationship. I was out in the club one night and had a ‘Days Of Our Lives’ montage of all of our memories together, and just realised what a mess I was being.” Stream/download the 23 year old Filipino-Australian singer songwriter and producer’s new single, here.

May 18, 2018
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Spry, playful glitch pop abounds in the paradise that is lush and verdant Undone, the latest from Welsh artist Greta Isaac. It’s the singer songwriter’s first single of the year, one that’s delightfully propelled by throbbing beats and whimsical thrumming strings. The innovative artist has crafted a superb slice of glitchy electronic pop, a succulent sonic Eden teaming with aural fauna and flora. She explains that Undone is an ode to our ego and the embodiment of narcissism and possessiveness when it comes to love and relationships. The rising musician has already gained attention from the likes of BBC Radio 1′s Huw Stephens as well as countless other respected outlets. This quirky fluttering new gem will only add fuel to her growing buzz. Stream more of Greta Isaac’s music on Soundcloud, here.

May 18, 2018
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Aside from always captivating us with her countless appearances on hit singles from the likes of Bearson, Louis The Child, Louis Futon, Win and Woo, Whethan, and many more top dogs in the electronic music scene, San Diego based Nashville singer songwriter Ashe has always been a diamond in the rough when it comes to her solo songs, too. Saccharine harmonies and twinkling keys embellish her latest thoroughly enchanting song Choirs, which carries the lissome charm of Oh Land and the coquettish allure of Noonie Bao. Choirs is a whimsical anthem that’s quickly grown to be my favorite Ashe song. She states: “Writing ‘Choirs’ was my way of dealing with the voices in my head: my own pressures and dreams, and the expectations and rules of others. Acknowledging and accepting those voices’ presence, and knowing which voices to listen to, is a huge part of life.” Ashe will be releasing her debut EP, The Rabbit Hole, on June 22nd. Pre-order, here.

May 18, 2018

This week, Sweden’s Violet Days, who last partnered up with morgxn on lachrymose ballad Somber, released a music video for their new single Just A Little. We’re more than a little enamored with the lusciously pumping, sonorous sweeping pop dazzler. Violet Days, which is the artistic project of singer songwriter Lina Hansson and her creative partner Kris Eriksson, regales us with bass-heavy, addictive sweeping pop on the richly animated, vibrantly whirling single. The video for the exultant, dance-inducing song brings us visual highs with its prismatic lighting and turbulent storytelling.