Singer-songwriter, Leandro, has just released the track Talk as well as the video. Drawing influences from Bastille, The 1975, and Coldplay, the latest song follows his previous impressive pop tunes Hey Now and Bad For You. Leandro tells Kings, “The video was super fun to make because of the white room. It allowed myself to really create my own space.” While releasing a video for each track, the indie pop artist has self directed nearly all of his videos. Check it out.
Cara Hart, an LA-based singer-songwriter from Barcelona just released her debut pop track Breaking Habits. It’s not groundbreaking but still fun and playful with a hooky chorus. Cara says, “Breaking Habits’ is a tribute to that moment where you can see a situation in hindsight and it’s all 20/20. Obviously, in this case, it’s about a boy, but it’s also a song about all the cycles we get trapped in because of our own bad habits… and sometimes our bad habits can be the people we let in that might not be good for us.” Give it a stream!
Power singer Stephen Sims releases the cover of Yazoo Don’t Go. It’s pretty amazing. The track was recorded in Gloucestershire, California and Nashville, and mixed by Ryan D Williamson (Owl City). Sims says, “This song had such a massive impact on me growing up as it was one father’s favourite tracks. I think Alison Moyet is one of the greatest British female vocalists so it was daunting taking this on. But I hope my arrangement and vocal does some justice to the original.” The British singer-songwriter made the Top 50 Viral Chart on Spotify and I can see his latest cover which will be released via AWAL make some noise. Give it a stream.
Isabella Rose, aka Sabel, has just released her latest track Mirth Drive. The acoustic-folk track blends artists like Civil Wars, Ingrid Michaelson, and Kacey Musgraves. Sabel tells Kings, “Mirth Drive is the second single off my upcoming EP. It is the most introspective song I’ve written, but I also wanted to make it about the people around me. When you’re in college, you go through a lot of changes. People you know change, your surroundings change and most of all, you change. So I wanted to write about how it felt to look down upon these past few years. It’s basically like a diary entry for my whole post high-school experience.” While picking up blog support, she’s performed at The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall as well as opened for the popular America’s Got Talent winner, Grace Vanderwaal.
AMOYLC (Approachable Members of Your Local Community) releases a great uptempo electro pop track One I Need that features Heaps Good Friends. The 7-piece tells Kings, “Our new track, One I Need, is about all those people that you feel you want in your life, but maybe you don’t actually really need them.” The indie-pop/soul act first gained some buzz with the release of Millennium Queen which has a Red Hot Chili Peppers vibe and landed on the Spotify Australia’s Viral 50. You can check them out on 4/25 at The Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood, VIC, Australia