Good sounds coming from Northwestern Europe. The popular Norwegian producer ÅSN who has worked with artists such as Hanne Mjøen has teamed up with emerging singer Inga for the electro-pop track “Glass”. The fun upbeat track is about longing back to a time where things were less complicated, reflecting over how a love-struck a couple can be replaced by annoyance over small trifles in everyday life. Give it a stream!
ELA Lindsey reveals her indie purism in both of her recently released debut tracks YCLMI and Healing Me Slow. Moving from Florida to Nashville was when the singer-songwriter began rooting herself in the music scene. With any true indie artist, both tracks are melancholic and reflective in nature. ELA notes “I didn’t realize it at the time I wrote it, but ‘Healing Me Slow’ pretty much sums up my life”. Because I had a traumatic childhood, and I’m human, I spent many years closed off, bitter, and hurt. I had to learn to open up, pursue healing for myself, and forgive. Check out it out!
California based singer-songwriter Denny White recently released the track Alone With You. Is it Dream Pop, Synthpop, Pop/Rock, Modern Rock, EDM? I don’t know. This is a record labels dream though. It’s faceless music that could find itself on any Spotify’s popular playlist. But if the music seems almost perfect, it’s because Denny White has been called to collaborate with heavyweights like The Fray, EDM producer Tiësto and OneRepublic’s Brent Kutzle. Check it out.
Canadian born singer-songwriter Susie Yankou also known as BARKLEY recently dropped the new track 3AM along with a music video. The LA/Toronto based singer cites electro pop artists Lorde, Charli XCX, and Tove Lo as influences. Featured on a flurry of tastemakers, ‘3AM‘ is a well crafted pop anthem that everybody can relate to. With lyrics like ‘Why you always chatty when it’s 4am? Thought that it was time to go, Barkley explains “You roll your eyes when they hit you up every Friday night, but you know you’ll probably have a magical time, until it’s over and they ignore you for another 6 days.” Check out the track.
Mavenne releases the catchy single Beating Drum. Although her debut track is very commercial, the 16 year old songwriter and producer likes to consider herself more electro-pop and alternative. If you think about it, dream pop which came out of the 80’s, has rarely birthed mega HITS and big stars with the exception of artists like Lana Del Rey. Why? Maybe because the songs are a bit depressing and the lyrics are existential. That’s why Mavenne could take it to the next level. Simply, the Ohio native is creating radio-worthy dream pop that has big choruses and hooks. Additionally, she plans to roll out more tracks in the coming months.