With a recent move from Nashville to LA, the indie pop artist CAPPA releases the fun electro pop track ‘Tension‘. As far as the latest track, CAPPA notes, “Tension is one of my favorite songs I’ve been a part of. I wrote it with two girls who also produced it, which felt special to me in itself because I barely ever get to work with females.”
She released a single “Hush” in 2015 that was featured in a Victoria’s Secret ad, as well as the single and video Waste Time via Spinning’ Records. Additionally, she just wrapped a performance at The Peppermint with Kings favorite Fly By Midnight.
Retro-pop duo Fly By Midnight release the radio ready track All The Feels. Formed by former MTV’s Dream Bigger reality star and multi-instrumentalist, Justin Bryte, and producer/song-writer Slavo, The NYC electro act won the Firefly Festival “Big Break Artist of 2018” securing themselves a spot on the festival. They have over a million Spotify streams on the track Vinyl and Charlie Puth’s cover ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore‘. Moreover, the’ve met with a couple of labels but haven’t inked an actual deal yet. Lastly, the duo captured a fanbase on YouTube after gaining millions of views with covers capturing the attention of Seacrest among others.
The mystique-laden Canadian artist Al Ethier releases her debut single Stardust. The track was written over the course of several months and infuses pop with hip hop. With plans to roll out a few more singles shortly that explore different narratives, the first track Stardust definitely falls into the dark-cranky pop territory with lyrics like, “I guess we all could use a little stardust, take us to the place where no one harms us” and “raise a little hell, we are just lions now, we don’t cage very well”. Ethier notes, “This song means a lot to me as a first single because even during the recording I felt so empowered. It’s about breaking boundaries and kind of wanting to get away from holding your tongue when you don’t agree with the norm.”
Kings favorite Zoey Lily drops a new track Not There (feat. Indigo Svn). Covering her prior single releases, we proposed that the 20 year old knows how to deliver melancholic songs. The accent vocals and the melodies, it’s all suitable for the sad soul. Big support from from BBC Introducing London, Hoxton Radio, The Line Of Best Fit and BuzzFeed. She could be dubbed the queen of ‘chill out’.
Poking our nose in the country world we found a nice little gem. His name is Nathan Kalish and just released an alt country album. It’s tough to categorize Kalis, but maybe Neil Young and Wilco fans would find solace in his music. Even Kalish admits, “I have a hard time fitting in anywhere. I think I always will”. Scheduled to play 250+ shows in 2018, the latest album was recorded with Dave Beeman (Pokey LaFarge). Moreover, the Nashville based artist made the Rolling Stone ‘10 Country Artists You Need Know‘.