SHAED, a three piece consisting of twin brothers and a female singer released an EP Melt on June 27th via Photo Finish Records. The electro trio met in high school and spent time touring with X Ambassadors, Marian Hill, and Bishop Briggs. Their first EP drew attention from NYLON, V Magazine, Billboard, and The Washington Post. All in all, the Washington, DC act has captured an original sound which can be heard in their latest tracks Trampoline and Silver Knife. Check it out!
Up and coming pop singer Cammi Summer releases the video for her debut track Stranger which is about love gone cold. The video which was shot in Brooklyn, has Cammi strolling the streets behaving like a seasoned pop star. Originally from Argentina, but now based in Atlanta, she lists Demi, Avril, and Ariana as influences. Breaking in the pop market has challenges, but after talking with Cammi, she is determined. In her Instagram bio she quotes “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” With a growing presence on Instagram, she also has several covers on YouTube with hundreds of thousands of views and a cheesy vocal-only video covering Selena Gomez ‘Wolves’ with 19 million views. Cammi tells us that a new single will drop shortly.
Elina delivers a solid power piano ballad with a distinctive sound. The Swedish singer-songwriter who has written for artists like Zara Larsson and Astrid S. says her new song Wild Enough centers around self doubt; “It’s ironic that a song about self-doubt is the reason I stopped doubting myself”. Although an experienced songwriter, nevertheless a new artist, she’s been already nominated at this year’s Denniz Pop Awards, as ‘Rookie Artist/Band of the Year’.
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Axel Mansoor releases Father Time, the first single off the acoustic EP Somerset. The EP which has a classic sound was recorded in his bedroom studio with a $150 USB microphone and a DI for the guitar. Mansoor quietly made his debut in 2017 with the debut track Wasted My Love which eventually clocked over a million streams. With tracks like Out of My Head, I would place Mansoor in the genre blending category. Like Ed Sheeran, he could walk the path as a mainstream misfit. Give it a stream!
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!