Posts tagged with "new pop"

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Isaac Dunbar – Fool’s Paradise

Isaac Dunbar released his latest single, “Fool’s Paradise,” out now via RCA Records. Written and produced by Isaac, the emotive, piano-driven ballad examines the complexities of unrequited love. Propelled by Isaac’s melodic vocals, “Fool’s Paradise” is an operatic exploration of disillusionment and what happens when one no longer ignores the red flags waving in front of them.

“I wrote ‘Fool’s Paradise’ about my struggle between discerning what is real and what is fake with the relationships in my life,” says Isaac. “It’s about the process of waking up to mistreatment, manipulation and reading in between the lines. It’s about breaking those cycles. ‘Fool’s Paradise’ is a song for the delusional girls.”

Joining the previously released rebellious pop-anthem “Bleach” and the disco-infused “Tainted Love,” “Fool’s Paradise” serves as the latest release off Isaac’s highly anticipated forthcoming EP, Banish The Banshee. A series of sonic parables inspired by love, loss, shame, and joy, Banish The Banshee is a conceptual body of work that illustrates the stories of Isaac’s life so far through the lens of his alter-ego, the banshee. 

Banish The Banshee is out May 27 via RCA Records, pre-order it HERE

About Isaac Dunbar

19-year-old Isaac Dunbar has carved out a spectacular and unique lane as one of the most critically heralded emerging artists of his generation. After supporting girl in red on her North American and European run of shows in 2019, he released his highly anticipated debut EP, balloons don’t float here. It garnered the attention of notable tastemakers like Zane Lowe, The FADER, Hypebeast and Lyrical Lemonade, who called it “a display of pop mastery.” Hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, his music melds complex sounds and atmospheric, beat-driven production to create melodic and introspective tracks with potent hooks. He makes lush, synth-driven music, which he writes, performs and produces himself. 

In 2020, with his newly inked deal with RCA Records, he released his critically acclaimed EP, isaac’s insects, which garnered over 48 million streams worldwide. Billboard called it a “stunning major label debut” and led his track “makeup drawer” to be featured in NPR‘s “Best Music of 2020” list. His third EP, evil twin, was released at the top of 2021 and saw support from the likes of Earmilk, who declared it a “defiant pop record,” along with features in PAPER Magazine, SPIN, American Songwriter, E! News and more, while amassing over 38 million streams worldwide. Last fall, Dunbar hit the road on his first-ever North American headlining tour, which included a sold-out show in New York and a performance at the All Things Go Festival in Washington, DC. With new music to come in 2022, Dunbar’s future shines brighter than ever before.

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Andy Grammer – Joy

Acclaimed multi-platinum pop singer and songwriter Andy Grammer has released “Joy,” an emotion-filled new track via Giant Soul/S-Curve/Hollywood Records.

 Click HERE to listen.

 Andy, who is known for engaging, energizing and empowering audiences across the world with his chart-topping radio hits, takes listeners through experiences of fear, doubt, sorrow, grief, pressure, jealousy and shame before finally finding joy as evidenced in the new track’s hook, “I found joy, yeah she opened up my eyes and gave me wings and halo rings and taught me how to fly.” 

 On the inspiration for the song, Andy said:

“I have always loved the word ‘Joy.’ I feel like it has a depth, a grounded spiritual center, something deeper and more substantial than happiness. It’s somehow light and weighty at the same time. I wanted to capture all that while still having a party and I think we did.”

Honored with another reason to rejoice, Andy has recently reached an unprecedented milestone. He officially stands out as the No. 1 “Happy Pop” Streaming Artist and has registered over 3 billion artist streams. This accolade has been buoyed by the runaway success of recent tracks “Lease On Life,” which Andy created under the inspiration of a newfound perspective he gained during the pandemic and has generated over 30 million total streams, “Damn It Feels Good To Be Me,” a genre-bending single that was written about boldly owning your individuality, and “Love Myself,” Andy‘s latest release which is about the importance of loving and accepting yourself. All of these songs are building towards a bigger vision for Andy’s fifth full-length album due out in late 2022.

Andy will also kick off The Art of Joy Tour on Friday, February 4 at Resorts World in Monticello, NY. The first leg of the tour includes 18 dates with stops in Cleveland, Boston, New York, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and more.

A second leg of the tour, which kicks off Tuesday, May 31 at Paramount Theatre in Austin, was also just announced with 17 new dates including stops in Dallas, Nashville, Cincinnati, Atlanta and more. VIP packages and tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 1 and Friday, February 4 respectively at 10 AM local time and can be purchased HERE.

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Arctic Lake – Breathe

English alternative pop duo Arctic Lake is back with the emotionally bare single “Breathe,” out now via Astralwerks. The slow-burning, gently driving song, produced by member Paul Holliman, comes with a fittingly evocative and intimate video. Listen to “Breathe” HERE and watch the video HERE.

“Breathe” finds vocalist Emma Foster pleading with a partner who’s closed off, she’s desperate for more connection, feeling suffocated by the relationship’s limitations. Shimmering synths slink around her voice as she asks, “Can I find what’s underneath, won’t you let me know you?” Eventually, a rush of vibrating electronics takes over, but not without her slipping in one more simple request: “I’m just wanting you to hold me.” The video for “Breathe” feels just as personal, with Foster front and center against a blood-red background, her soul-baring lyrics projected right on her face, exposing every vulnerability.

“Breathe” follows 2021’s electro-kissed single “Lonely,” Arctic Lake’s “steamiest track yet” according to House of Solo. The duo also recently built up a following with a handful of collaborations, like their ZHU team-up “Yours“, which peaked at #16 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as well as the feel-good track, “House Music” with German DJ Boris Brejcha, and “Road” with producer Lane 8. But “Breathe” builds on Arctic Lake’s more minimalist, sultry soundscapes, which Tongue Tied Magazine describes as “breathtaking, electromagnetic anthems” that are “simply unmatched.”

Arctic Lake’s blend of emotional songwriting and inventive production has won the attention of fans and critics since they self-released their debut single, “Limits,” in 2015. Since then, their following has grown to over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify. As they prepare more new music for 2022, Arctic Lake is ready to lure more listeners into their colorful world.

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Doja Cat – Woman

Global superstar Doja Cat releases the music video for her hit song “Woman” via Kemosabe/RCA Records. “Woman” is featured on her GRAMMY nominated album Planet Her which was released this summer. The video premiered on MTV Live, MTVU and across MTV’s global network of channels, as well as BET Her and BET Soul; plus on the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard. It’s directed by child. (Janelle Monáe, H.E.R.) and stars singer/songwriter, actress, dancer and model Teyana Taylor along with actress and model Guetcha. Watch HERE

Doja Cat partnered with Girls Who Code to create DojaCode, an interactive music video experience for Woman. Inspiring a new generation of computer scientists, DojaCode invites fans to unlock exclusive content in Doja Cat’s newest video — all by using code. The interactive experience was dreamt up in partnership with Mojo Supermarket and built by Active Theory.

Doja Cat was just nominated for 8 GRAMMY Awards including the coveted Album of the Year, Record Of The Year and Song of the Year categories amongst others. She also just took home 3 American Music Awards last month for Favorite Female R&B Artist, Favorite R&B Album for Planet Her and Collaboration Of The Year for “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA. 

About Doja Cat

11-time GRAMMY nominee Doja Cat made her first upload to Soundcloud in 2013 at just 16-years-old. Having grown up in and around the LA area, she developed a knack for music by studying piano and dance as a kid and listening to the likes of Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and more. Soon, she went from obsessing over Catwoman (the Halle Berry version) to crate digging on YouTube. The budding talent taught herself Logic and how to compose on a midi controller. Signed to Kemosabe/RCA in 2014, she released her Purrr! EP and followed that with her debut album Amala in spring 2018, but it was her August 2018 release of “Mooo!” which catapulted her into the mainstream and was met with critical acclaim.

Doja Cat released her sophomore album Hot Pink in November 2019 to mass critical acclaim, the album was a platinum success with over 14.5 billion streams worldwide. Hot Pink features “Juicy” which hit #1 at Rhythm radio, “Say So” her GRAMMY nominated #1 smash record and “Streets”, the viral sensation that soundtracked the ‘Silhouette Challenge,’ one of the biggest TikTok trends to date. The success of “Say So” which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been RIAA certified 4x platinum and streamed over 6.7 billion times catapulted Doja into global superstardom. She has taken home the Best New Artist Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the iHeartRadio Awards and the People’s Choice Awards. 

Doja’s creativity and showmanship as a performer have been praised time and time again, she has delivered unique and show stopping performances on nearly all the major Award Show stages including the GRAMMY Awards, the AMAs, the Billboard Awards, the iHeart Radio Awards and the MTV VMAs and EMAs. Her last tour sold out in 10 minutes, and she has played numerous festivals including Rap Caviar Live Miami, Posty Fest, Day n Vegas and Rolling Loud LA.

Doja Cat’s GRAMMY nominated album Planet Her came out in June 2021 and dominated the charts, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, marking Doja Cat’s career best and highest debut to date with 109K in total activity in the US alone. Spanning a range of genres Planet Her also generated the highest first day Spotify streams for an album by a female rapper, was the top Pop album upon release based on consumption according to MRC data, and marks both the biggest debut for a female rapper and the top female R&B debut of 2021. GRAMMY nominated “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA, the lead single off Planet Her is certified platinum by the RIAA and hit #1 at Top 40 and Rhythm radio with over 2.8 billion streams worldwide. Doja Cat recently became the first rapper to have 3 songs in the Top 10 at Top 40 radio. Amongst others, Doja has received 5 AMAs, 3 MTV VMAs, 3 BMI Awards, 2 MTV EMAs, 1 Billboard Music Award and 1 NAACP Image Award along with countless nominations including 11 GRAMMY Awards.

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Suki Waterhouse – Moves

Suki Waterhouse has released a brand-new single, “Moves” which comes with a visually stunning video directed by Cameron McCool. The track is the first to be released off her forthcoming full-length album, due out in 2022 via Sub Pop. “Moves” is Executive Produced by Grammy-Nominated Producer & Songwriter Brad Cook (Bon Iver, War On Drugs, Snail Mail, Waxahatchee) “Moves” is accompanied by companion track “My Mind,” a song that shows off Suki’s beautiful, airy vocals.

Listen to “Moves” and “My Mind” HERE. Watch “Moves” HERE.

Suki Waterhouse catalogs the most intimate, formative, and significant moments of her life through songs. You might recognize her name or her work as a singer, songwriter and actress, but you’ll really get to know the multi-faceted artist through her music. Growing up in London, Suki gravitated towards music’s magnetic pull and always saw the medium as a way of expressing creativity and telling stories. Previous singles “Brutally”, “Good Looking” and “Valentine” drew comparisons to the Paisley Underground sound of Mazzy Star and to the 60s influenced girl group reimagining of bands like Stockholm’s The Concretes and Glasgow’s Camera Obscura.

Megan Jasper, CEO of Sub Pop said, “Suki’s songs are smart, radiant, and incredibly engaging, much like her personality. We knew the minute we heard them that they were important and needed to be out in the world. Sub Pop is over the moon to be working with her!”

“Moves” illuminates the nuances of her sound. With gentle guitar strumming throughout the verses and a rhythmic bass permeating the chorus, Waterhouse warns she might “put some goddamn moves on you” with beautiful, haunting vocals. “Moves” is a song that dreams about the impossibility of, one day, being struck by a person who changes the course of your life.

“Moves” is a song I first started writing one night on the couch, picking up the guitar and seeing what came out,” writes Suki. “It was a moment where I felt the urge to both sever a bond of connection with somebody and yet at the same time pursue and put my trust back in love.”

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Liza Owens – Songs From Monte Nido

Pop songstress Liza Owen releases her long-awaited and highly anticipated debut EP titled Songs From Monte Nido today which features singles “GETTING GOOD”, a 90s tinged rock beast, the wildly infectious “STARRY EYED”, fiery “WHY AREN’T WE HAVING SEX?” and “JOSIE” featuring critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum country star and current ACM New Male Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen along with two brand new tracks,  “CHLORINE” a synth heavy summer anthem in the making and the dreamy and nostalgic “EVEREST”.

Half Cambodian, half English, Liza Owen spins pop upside down and all around, with defiantly unfiltered lyrics, undeniable melodies and unapologetic grit. Originally breaking into the business writing songs for the likes of Selena Gomez and BTS, Liza finally lets us into her messy, imperfect, tear-stained, yet darkly glamorous world with the project presenting all the makings of a smart and deliciously subversive new star, one who stubbornly refuses to sand down her rough edges or present anything less than an image that is 100% authentic. 

The release comes accompanied with a live video of “JOSIE” that sees Liza and Jimmie link up for a beautiful performance of the epic pop ballad, watch HERE.

Songs From Monte Nido is a collection of tracks Liza wrote with her collective ASL, a supergroup of hitmaking, Grammy-award winning writers + producers including Teddy Geiger (Shawn Mendes), John Ryan (One Direction, Maroon 5), Julian Bunetta (Thomas Rhett), Andrew Haas + Ian Franzino (producer duo Afterhrs), and Shungudzo Kuyimba (Jessie Ware).

Monte Nido is a small rural community nestled in the hills of the Santa Monica Mountains, inside the ridge off the coast of Malibu where Liza and her ASL crew reside and escape, with everyone living within just walking distance from each other, a modern day songwriting sanctuary reminiscent of LA’s Laurel Canyon neighbourhood in the ‘60s. 

The making of this project spans a two-year sonic experiment with said musical friend group, and while you will find songs reminiscing on growing up in Cambodia and London, Liza’s overall sound, signature, and strut is discovered at the convergence of alternative aesthetic, country sensibility, and pop accessibility–a fitting soundscape to the very place the records were made.

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Caroline Polachek – Bunny is a Rider

Caroline Polachek returns today with brand new single “Bunny Is A Rider“. The track is her first release since her recent cover of The Corrs’ “Breathless” and her first original music since her critically acclaimed 2019 debut solo album PANG. “Bunny Is A Rider” is a sonic departure for Polachek after the crystalline sentimentality of 2019’s PANG – the single takes a spicy and absurd new turn. The track premiered today as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 

Caroline on the song: “‘Bunny Is A Rider’ is a summer jam about being unavailable. Bunny is slippery, impossible to get ahold of. Maybe it’s a fantasy, maybe it’s a bad attitude. But anyone can be Bunny, at least for three minutes and seventeen seconds. The song features a scorching bass performance from producer Danny L Harle, plus his baby daughter’s first vocal cameo.”

Upcoming Performances

Polachek will grace stages at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles (August 5th) with support from Alex G & Molly Lewis, The Roundhouse in London (October 28th) with support from oklou before closing out the year at Terminal 5 in New York (December 2nd) with support from oklou and Arooj Aftab, notably historic in LA as one of the first shows booked after it’s 2021 reopening. Tickets are available now HERE.

Polachek picks up just where she left off after the release of her critically praised album PANG, with a live set sure to highlight singles “Ocean of Tears“, “Door” and “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings“, the latter which she performed on her late night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Through 2020, Polachek released four new remixes as single b-sides from the album, an extended version of the track “Gate” and a cover of The Corrs’ 2000 hit “Breathless”, performed live on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Carly Rose – Change My Mind

VIDEO OUT ON DECEMBER 16TH

“A rare instance of credibly modern pop… an impressive batch of songs teeming with hooks and personality.” Los Angeles Times

New York-raised, Los Angeles-based rising indie-pop songstress Carly Rose drops her provocative next single, Change My Mind. The upbeat alt-pop anthem balances the complexities of adolescence with a celebratory energy, reminding listeners that life is messy but fun. Click HERE to listen.

Carly added about the track, “Change My Mind is about when you make the hard realization that there are certain things about yourself that you just cannot seem to shake as hard as you might try. Nobody is perfect, and this song explores the most dysfunctional and destructive parts of who I am in the best way I know how–bitter sarcasm and self-deprecation.”

Change My Mind follows the release of Carly’s successful debut EP WILD, which was hailed as “empowering” and “a compelling EP with strong emotions and Lana Del Rey vibes,” and was featured on playlists such as Spotify’s New Music Friday and Fresh & Chill.

At just 13 years old, Carly rose to fame on the X Factor’s second season, placing 2nd on the show…the youngest finalist in the show’s history. With a recording contract at her fingertips, she chose to take a step back from the industry, not wanting to become the typical reality TV-manufactured instant pop star.

The years of incubation have paid off as Carly emerges as one of the most refreshing and fully formed young artists – wise beyond her years, with an unexpected soul in her voice that cuts right through an oversaturated insta-pop music industry. Writing all of her own songs, Carly offers commentary on weighty topics such as drug addiction and lost youth yet packages it in a way that is accessible to a wide range of listeners. Listen once and you might hear a fun song to jam to. Listen deeper and you could find yourself contemplating some of life’s most topical and challenging issues.

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Londin Thompson releases a new song! Find out more at 360 MAGAZINE

Londin Thompson – Wish It Would Rain

Today, singer-songwriter Londin Thompson makes her formal debut with “Wish It Would Rain” on Republic Records.

In April, Londin shared a snippet of “Wish It Would Rain” on TikTok, and it sent fans into a frenzy. On the track, dreamy guitar bubbles beneath vivid lyrics such as “Got invited to a party. I don’t like what I’m wearing. I don’t feel like drinking” and “Wonder what my sister’s doing…I was going to call her, now it’s getting too late.” The chorus reflects a moment of longing for home as she launches a high-register bridge: “All these lonely people acting like they’re not, I can’t be the only one scared of getting lost.”

Each lyric brings you a little closer to Londin Thompson. With candid confessions and delicate details about her life, Londin welcomes you right into her heart with every song. For as unassumingly personal as the approach may be, her voice seamlessly stretches from gentle intonation into irresistible hooks.

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