Look out for Chloe Castro . She just released the in-your-face pop track Drunk via indie label Kaleidoscope. Think early Jessie J when she came on the scene with attitude. The track made it on the popular Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape. Originally from Durham, UK, Chloe had her roots in street performing building a YouTube following, before appearing on ‘The Voice’ in the UK in 2016, making it to the finals. Give it a listen.
Taylor Swift returns with a new playful pop song ME! that features Panic’s Brendon Urie. The new single marks her first release on Republic (UMG). It should come to no surprise that she teamed up with Brendon considering he has a chart topping smash with ‘High Hopes’. Not that Taylor needs Brendon, but two big names coming together nearly guarantees strong airplay and placement.
Columbia Records struck gold with Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road’ has topped Spotify’s daily U.S. Streaming Songs chart. As we mentioned earlier, it will be the memorable marketing campaign of the year.
In streaming news, Spotify hit 100 million paid subscribers. It was only a month ago that Apple said it overtook Spotify in paid subscribers but Spotify has turned the tables and is now claiming it has twice the number of subscribers as Apple. The streaming wars continue….
The biggest shocker this week is the cancellation of Woodstock 50. There is too much behind-the-scenes drama to draw any speculation.
Electro pop artist Adara releases Alien. Pulling influences from Lady Gaga, Sia, and Ellie Goulding, the Nashville based singer’s 2017 single “Oasis” clocked 700,000 spins on Spotify. She has an extensive background from collaborating with well known DJ’s to writing with popular Kpop artists. In fact, her first cut became the theme song for the EDM festival Station. Give the latest track listen.
Elsa Barahhona releases the track Enseñame. Think Ariana Grande, Ava Max and Bebe Rexha. The song blends EDM, pop, and r&b. Produced by popular UK producer Kiz Keyz, the 17 year old delivers a solid vocal. Elsa says,‘Enseñame’ is firstly a story of love. Forged with urban dance sounds and a Spanish twist for the world to enjoy as one, we wanted infectious beats, danceable motion and a hypnotic dance track with a Latin fire burning beneath it.” Give it a stream.
Cleveland’s electro alternative 4 piece Recess drops the ‘From Dust To Gold‘ EP. The five track EP is a strong second EP but sonically hard to pin down. Anthony Fondale, the keytarist says “I’m not sure what we are. Some consider us alternative rock. Others label us EDM infused pop. Heck, Pop Crave said we merge rock & classical music.” The band was picked to partake in Top Golf’s Who Will Rock You? Series Season 2 that features celebrity judges including radio & tv host Kerri Kasem and Dee Snider. Although Recess isn’t your typical rock outfit, Anthony tells Kings, “I think what makes us really stick out within “Who Will Rock You?” are our pop/rock/alternative roots, Vince’s (lead vocalist) voice, our use of epic/orchestral elements in our music and our ability to create catchy and unique songs.” The band just performed at FOX 8 in Cleveland and will headline Ohio’s biggest summer concert series Edgewater Live. Check out the video for Leaving Home that profiles a uberfan that does whatever it takes to meet his favorite band Recess.