18 year old who goes under the moniker mxmtoon releases Porcelain. While indie folk could put you to sleep, she manages to catch a vibe with just a vocal and a ukulele, mastering the craft of writing bedroom folk. She’s amassed a decent online following garnering support from Mr. Suicide Sheep, Indie Nation, and Koala Kontrol. Having a bunch of performances lined up, her Moroccan Lounge on 1/25 in LA is sold out. Unlike other indie artists that tend to hide behind their music to their own detriment, mxmtoon has a personality and is vibrant in her YouTube videos. I like it, give it a stream.
I’m enjoying the new track Feel Better by electro pop artist Fi. The Irish singer says the track is a bit different from her first release. I think it’s a better track with a punchier chorus. Fi is from Dublin and cites Halsey, Tove Lo, Lorde, Dua Lipa as influences. The debut single “Éalú” was released earlier in the year and received some radio spins and blog love. Impressed by the reaction to her first song, she flew to Los Angeles and recorded Feel Better with Shayan Amiri which was co-written with Esjay Jones (Nile Rogers, Sean Kingston). Fi reveals, I was listening to a podcast, and the writer is, where Ryan Tedder [of OneRepublic] was being interviewed and giving advice. He said, ‘Go to where the music is: London, LA or NY’. Los Angeles is brimming with so many talented producers, artists, songwriters, and guaranteed sun, so I just booked my flight hoping it would all naturally fall into place … and fortunately somehow it did!” Give the track a stream.
Fly By Midnight dropped the new track You Belong along with a music video. Formed by former MTV’s Dream Bigger reality star and multi-instrumentalist, Justin Bryte, and producer- songwriter Slavo, the duo has been dropping singles garnering music label interest. Releasing their music via AWAL, the duo just dropped their debut album with the latest single You Belong landing on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Apple Music’s Breaking Pop & A-List Pop, and Soundcloud’s Fresh Pressed. Give it a stream!
Check out the Brooklyn based duo Ruumer. The sister indie pop group dropped a music video for the radio worthy track Gimme Some (feat. Sammy Adams). Ruumer tells Kings, “The vibey anthem is all about empowering women’s sexuality”. The duo started out as a power-pop act and won over blogs like Idolator and Perez. In 2017 they released the Kesha-esqe track Heels, and now they slowed things down a bit with Gimme Some. Give it a stream!
Kings favorite Mavenne officially dropped a new track The Bad Guy. At only 16, she’s finding her own as a songwriter. Think Lana Del Rey meets Halsey. The Ohio native is creating radio-worthy dream pop that has big choruses and hooks. She is putting the finishing touches on her debut EP with plans to release soon. Give it a listen!