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Kings favorite Zachary Knowles drops a new track Super Sad Songs. He writes good song after song, a rarity these days.  The new track follows “slow summer” which is still one of my favorites. The Houston native has been releasing his music through Fader. The 20 year old bedroom artist began releasing songs on SoundCloud before releasing his first EP as a freshman in college at Texas A&M.

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Spotify has launched The Kid Laroi (real name Charlton Howard) to outer streaming space under it’s emerging artist program. The 17 year old rapper has 11 million monthly Spotify listeners landing on playlists including RapCaviar, Pop Rising, Most Necessary. He has collaborated  with Marshmello, Lil Tecca, Lil Tjay, and Lil Mosey. Laroi garnered attention after becoming a finalist in the triple j Unearthed High in 2018. He then released ’14 with a dream’ EP and later signed a deal with rapper Lil Bibby’s record label Grade A Productions. Laroi dominated the charts in his native home Australia, the US, and most of the international charts with the mix tape ‘F*CK LOVE. What can I say? This kid went from the cradle to conquering the charts – the stream count is ridiculous.

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Harry Hudson shared a touching new song Overwhelmed. The track comes off his new album Hey I’m Here For You out Nov. 20 via MSFTS/Roc Nation.  Hudson says, “We wrote and recorded it in like 30 minutes. It’s one of my favorite songs on the album.”  The 27 year old has a colorful bio. Although not a household name he has nearly a million Spotify monthly listeners. He was also diagnosed with cancer at 20. He beat cancer and just as he was releasing his first album, however, Hudson’s father died.  But you know what? The best songs come from dark times.  Give it a listen on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist

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Watch out for LA-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Woolf and her new album “Till It’s Dark Outside”. She’s a story teller and these albums take a longer to complete. It took 3 years to put the album together. Elizabeth notes, “One of my artistic heroes, Lianne La Havas recently released an album that took her five years”. Check out the track Valencia. Elizabeth says, “It’s a song about getting closure from a past relationship, inspired by a phrase my father told me “all relationships are unresolved”. It started on acoustic guitar after a trip to San Francisco”.  Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.

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Anyone hear of Zoe Wees and the track Control? She is based in Germany and the latest track was written about her battle with epilepsy. She has a pretty amazing voice, she conveys her feelings in her voice, and a unique vocal nevertheless. Since its release in March, the song has charted on Spotify’s Viral 50 in dozens of countries. In fact, Zoe was picked to represent Germany in Spotify’s global emerging artist program, RADAR, a program that helps artists broaden their fan bases via playlists and other initiatives. Let’s get this amazing artist outta Germany and here in America.

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