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SONG PICK: Lia Lia – Night Call (Video)

“Night Call” is about feeling isolated and bored and escape by conjuring up a more exciting reality in your mind. Berlin-based singer/songwriter Lia Lia created a dark, melancholic synth pop song that is best savored together with the atmospheric video, directed by Jannick Schneider

SONG PICK: Zero 7 – Outline (feat. Lou Stone)

Fans of Downtempo, trip-hop, and any kind of chill electronic music will know about Zero 7, the British duo consisting of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. With their 2004 released second album “When It Falls”, featuring the vocals of Sia and Mozez, among others, they put themselves firmly on the[…]

Berne

SONG PICK: Berne – Heat

Berne is a London-based duo originally from Malta who put the declining health of the planet front and center of their music. But don’t think of quiet acoustic singer/songwriter fare, Berne does big, haunting pop songs, like their latest single “Heat,” which paints a dire picture of climate change. But it is never too late to take action and change the way how you do things as Berne did with their new website, which is powered entirely by renewable energy sources.

Rose Brokenshire

Rose Brokenshire releases EP and answers questions

Back in spring, when the unique circumstances of 2020 began to unfold, Toronto-bases singer/songwriter Rose Brokenshire released a song that felt like a perfect reflection of our changed lives. Back then, she announced three more songs and today you can listen to all of them on her new EP “In A Spell,” which showcases Rose’s songwriting from a new side.

SONG PICK: Nicolas Michaux – Enemies (Video)

Belgian singer/songwriter Nicolas Michaux dropped his album “Amour Colère” today, and “Enemies” is the last single from the glorious album, which is full of complex and diverse stories like relocating to a new country or the shift in family life up to excruciating topics like death. “Enemies” is as brooding[…]

VIDEO PICKS OF THE WEEK: Amilli, Late Verlaine, merci mercy, Odina

Amilli – Green Eyes In “Green Eyes” German singer/songwriter Amilli seduces her love interest with classic, pretty visuals. She keeps her cool though, singing: “I’m glad you take a chance on me.” And the summerly vibe comes not out of nowhere as Amilli reveals: In June, I went on a[…]

SONG PICK: JWestern – Check In

Following the splash that his debut single “Call You Right Now” made, British alt-pop artist JWestern adds “Check In” to his released work. Soft, pleasing vocals over a bed of glistening guitar sounds and groovy beats that brighten even the darkest places, even a melancholic heart, maybe. John Gooding, who[…]

Saturn's Rejoice

NEW ALBUM: Silky Disturbance – Saturn’s Rejoice

“Saturn’s Rejoice” takes you onto a journey into a strange but fascinating world, a “far off cabalistic dreamland” how Georgia Collins, the woman behind Silky Disturbance puts it. As a producer and vocalist, she has crafted intricate electronic soundscapes that feel like celebrating ancient rituals in a very contemporary way.[…]

BYFYN

SONG PICK: BYFYN – Ain’t Gonna Be Lonely

Nothing really bad is going on in “Ain’t Gonna Be Lonely,” just the realization that life might go down the wrong path. From a personal experience U.K. artist Ellie Isherwood aka BYFYN created a song keeps a level of discomfort below its otherwise bright pop sensibilities: an ominously pulsing bass line and an eerie synth patch put a weight on the sing-alone chorus, just like Ellie’s concern do on her relationship.

SONG PICK: Cosmo’s Midnight – Idaho

“Idaho” is the final, and extremely satisfying cut from “Yesteryear”, the second full-length album of Cosmo’s Midnight, out on October 2nd via Sony Music Australia. The electro-pop duo consisting of twin brothers Cosmo and Patrick Liney, calls Sydney their home. Essentially, “Idaho” sounds very Australian in the sense that it[…]

Kerri Martin

NEW EP: Kerri Martin – Haunting Me

Kerri Martin is a young musician from Orlando, Florida who has a refreshingly bold approach to pop music. “I am so happy to be living in an age where I can create complete tracks in my bedroom,” she says, but instead of crafting the abstract electronic soundscapes that dominate today’s pop music, she sticks to guitars and keyboards – she plays both herself – and produces a sound reminiscent of a big studio full of session musicians in the 80s.

SONG PICK: Blakkheart – Honey Boy

Eimear O Sullivan is a producer, engineer from Cork, Ireland who records under the name Blakkheart. For her new song “Honey Boy” she sings herself and creates the vibe of a pool-side Sunday afternoon reflection, albeit one with strong melancholic undertones.

SONG PICK: La Poré – Blame

Formerly the drummer of Cleveland-based pop band Captain Kidd, Nick Samson exchanged Ohio with California and now calls Los Angeles his home. With his new psych-pop project La Poré, he blends 80s synths with exquisite drum work and tops it all with his gorgeous falsetto vocals. La Poré’s new single “Blame”[…]

MNRØ

SONG PREMIERE: MNRØ – Waves

With her debut “I’m Not Running You”, MNRØ from Manchester, England entered the music scene with a splash. A very angry splash! Now she is back with softer more reconciliatory “Waves,” even though in the end the song is still about a break up. Musically, she stays the course with elegant future pop that strikes the right balance between current trends and timelessness.