Christian Navarro known for his acting in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why teams up with NJ based singer-songwriter Evangelia. Together they wrote a contemporary pop folk song Hello Again inspired by the series itself. Evangelia notes, “I grabbed my guitar while we were on FaceTime and started playing some chords. I wanted to create something with Christian to help him get into his character’s headspace before filming. We talked about the core emotions of his character and then started writing lines that reflected that. Before we knew it we had a melody too”. Check out the music video that already has 10k YouTube views. It would be interesting to see if this duo releases more tracks in the future because they may have found chemistry.
We first featured Grace Ackerman when she released her debut single “Feels Like Home” in 2017. Now, the upcoming pop artist just released a music video for the track new track Faith. It’s not your typical pop track. Think indie pop meets art rock, reminiscent of Florence + The Machine. Ackerman has already garnered support from tastemakers at BBC introducing, BBC R1 and R1Xtra. Moreover, she was the former lead singer of UK popular 4 piece Chasing Grace.
Up and coming pop singer Cammi Summer releases the video for her debut track Stranger which is about love gone cold. 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.
Blake Banks releases the new single, “No Chaser”. Over the last couple years the Rockford, Illinois native has caught the attention of Post Malone and Famous Dex, creating his underground buzz in Los Angeles. The dark melodic trap-style banger follows suit with the rest of Banks’ catalog produced by his in house production team, The Ambulance Factory. Banks will release the EP Risky Business at the end of the Summer.
Kings favorite California indie act Sleeplust release the new track Unfiltered. Continuing down the path of writing and releasing radio worthy tracks, the band explores a new lyrical theme dealing with complications of social media. The band notes, “Unfiltered is about how we only show people our highlight reels through social media. Digging deep and really getting to know someone, beyond all of the shimmery parts, builds a concrete foundation and enriches the lives of both parties. It’s an anthem screaming that it’s okay to open up and show more of what’s really going on because everyone is way more similar than they think and they aren’t alone. Connect in the flesh and swap battle stories while showcasing your scars”. Having their tracks on MTV’s Teen Mom, MTV’s Real World, and Road Rules, they’ve also been featured on Billboard, Vents Mag, and Unclear Mag. You can check them out June 26th at Space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles.