Singer-songwriter and producer Pierre-Marie Maulini, aka STAL, released the track Magic along with a video. This is as good as it gets. The latest track was produced by Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Mutemath, Night Riots) and comes off the ‘Fresh Blood’ EP. Growing up in France and spending time in Ireland, he’s been touring the world with Anthony Gonzalez and his band M83, before residing in Los Angeles. In its short existence, Stal has released an EP and a LP, Young Hearts while the track Close Your Eyes and Jump landed on Spotify’s Viral Charts.
Singer-songwriter, Leandro, has just released the track Talk as well as the video. Drawing influences from Bastille, The 1975, and Coldplay, the latest song follows his previous impressive pop tunes Hey Now and Bad For You. Leandro tells Kings, “The video was super fun to make because of the white room. It allowed myself to really create my own space.” While releasing a video for each track, the indie pop artist has self directed nearly all of his videos. Check it out.
New Jersey native Iris released her debut single Crazy. Produced by Grammy Award-Winning Malay (Frank Ocean & John Legend) and Taylor Johnson, written by Josh Hendrick and Iris, the track is set for a feature on Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet. We explored a bit of her backstory.
Tell us about the meaning behind the song, “Crazy”?
“Crazy” is a song about how love doesn’t make sense. The thoughts that consume you and the things that you do seem out of character, but that’s what love can make you do. I want people to feel and remind themselves that love is powerful and beautiful, but it may not make sense to everyone else around you.
How did it come about?
It was a song that the other writer, Josh Hendrick, had done about 10 years ago. I was on a journey of finding my sound and he sent this song to Malay and I. We reworked it to fit my sound that I was thinking would be right for me and it just fit perfectly. Josh is an incredible singer and songwriter and we just clicked in that sense with this song! We have some more work that we’re doing up the road too :) CONTINUE READING
Cara Hart, an LA-based singer-songwriter from Barcelona just released her debut pop track Breaking Habits. It’s not groundbreaking but still fun and playful with a hooky chorus. Cara says, “Breaking Habits’ is a tribute to that moment where you can see a situation in hindsight and it’s all 20/20. Obviously, in this case, it’s about a boy, but it’s also a song about all the cycles we get trapped in because of our own bad habits… and sometimes our bad habits can be the people we let in that might not be good for us.” Give it a stream!
Power singer Stephen Sims releases the cover of Yazoo Don’t Go. It’s pretty amazing. The track was recorded in Gloucestershire, California and Nashville, and mixed by Ryan D Williamson (Owl City). Sims says, “This song had such a massive impact on me growing up as it was one father’s favourite tracks. I think Alison Moyet is one of the greatest British female vocalists so it was daunting taking this on. But I hope my arrangement and vocal does some justice to the original.” The British singer-songwriter made the Top 50 Viral Chart on Spotify and I can see his latest cover which will be released via AWAL make some noise. Give it a stream.