Before releasing her own music, the Nashville based artist Elise Hayes toured as a background singer and keyboard player for Carly Pearce, opening for Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, and Thomas Rhett. Song Placements include ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Freeform’s The Bold Type, and MTV’s Siesta Key. Check out the new song New York City which is a personal one for Elise. She says, “This song is a true story. In my own relationship, we are both touring constantly. I have a fierce desire to be independent, but missing someone makes you so vulnerable at the same time. Sometimes you’ll fly to New York City on a whim, or do something out of the blue just because you miss your person.”
The 21 year old Stockholm artist Orkid releases the high energy track Get To Know U via Artery/Believe Digital. She grew up listening to Nat King Cole and Sam Cooke and started performing small town gigs before venturing on the bigger stage.
Streams: 40 million+ streams on Spotify, Apple, YouTube
Playlists: Featured on 20 + Spotify New Music Friday playlists.
Press: Complex, The Line Of Best Fit
With the success of Shawn Mendes “Señorita” it’s a perfect time for a follow up. The Los Angeles based pop act VOILÀ dropped their own Spanish flavored track ‘Mamacita ft. Lexy Panterra‘. The duo are also writing for Jason Derulo, Ava Max, Bebe Rexha, Cardi B, and David Guetta, while Luke Eisner is the lead in a Netflix film, coming out this month. The duo is repped by Friends At Work which also guides the career for John Legend.
Performances: Supported Kesha, The Fray, and X Ambassadors.
Highlights: BBC Introducing dubbed them Ones to Watch
Playlists: Previous track landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday
Denmark trio TigerSwan release the pop track Young/Wild/Reckless via Iceberg Music Group. It’s mainstream like Justin Bieber and OneRepublic. The band worked with Ben Carey who played with Savage Garden and Lifehouse. The previous single Novocaine garnered radio play in Denmark, also landing on playlists. Give it a listen.
Streams: 600k total Spotify streams
Placements: World Cup in 2018
Playlists: Spotify’s Denmark Viral 50 Chart
Look out for ZINN which is the moniker for Monique. She just released the fourth track Itch which completes her EP. She uses Cardi B’s manicurist – but she sounds nothing like the NJ rapper. Citing Bebe Rexha, Halsey, and Jessie Reyez as influences – her latest track is emotional. ZINN tells Kings, “I want people to rise above the differences. Understand the fact we are different people and have different opinions yet we are in the same place”. She continues, “We have so much energy we put into the world and we waste it on anger”.