Kings favorite Natalie Major kicks off 2018 with the new track Waves that was featured on the season premiere of the sitcom “Grownish” which aired on January 3rd. Natalie has been quietly flying under the radar while building her songwriting resume. She’s worked with electro kingpins Bobby Puma, Tiësto, and teamed up with Showtek and Brooks for a track which clocked over 11.2 million Spotify streams. The LA based songstress will roll out more tracks in the coming months.
Watch out for alt-rock band Moon Taxi as they release their new album through a major label. The Nashville band which have four self- released albums under their belt could reach a whole new level of audience with their pop rock anthems. Solidifying themselves as a live performers, they performed festivals such as Coachella, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo. The band first turned heads when their single “Two High” clocked 50 million+ streams on Spotify. The new album was produced by the band’s guitarist.
Look out for St. Catharines-based James Blonde with their upbeat alt. rock track Heartbreak. They kicked off the new year with a feature on Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” playlist. Previous tracks from their debut album also landed on INDIE FM and Aofd3. Moreover, the trio has made the stage their home and have opened for Weezer, Serena Ryder, the Arkells, and Lights.
Look out for Tom Forest as he releases his debut album HOPE in January. The British singer-songwriter who hails from a tiny village in London rolled out track Superhuman which is soaked with loneliness and vulnerability.
Speaking on the track, Tom states: “I have this image in my head of a man in a suit, underwater, never reaching the surface. ‘Superhuman’ is about working too hard towards something, and becoming engulfed. I worked for a few years at a law firm with the idea that a solid, well-paid job would somehow help me cling on in London, making music. But I was juggling two careers with no space for anything else, to breaking point. Sometimes it is better to give up, and to go home, if you can.”
Ella Shockey releases her new remix of her track Chalkline. The singer-songwriter began posting YouTube covers, eventually releasing her own singles. Frequently traveling back and forth from Los Angeles to Kentucky, and working with a variety of songwriters, Ella has honed on her sound. The Louisville native will roll out a new track in the coming month.