I can’t get enough of the track People Say by Ben Wylen and you probably won’t either despite what genre you love. The LA based singer takes cues singer-songwriters like Springsteen and Coldplay which is refreshing from beats with a topline. The mid-tempo piano track which comes off his forthcoming album was crafted by a dream team – string arranger Audrey Riley (The Cure, The Smiths, Smashing Pumpkins), and mixer Steve Fitzmaurice (Sam Smith, Lewis Capaldi). Check out the video here.
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Justin Bieber is eyeing a seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Forecasters are estimating 250,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 20th. He’s fully back in the game promoting his latest album with a YouTube series documentary and upcoming world tour – and he’s posting on his socials like every 15 minutes.
Look out for London based artist Marie Dahlstrom. She just released the track Like Sand (feat Beau Diako) which comes off her soon to be released debut album. She mashes R&B, soul and jazz. I like it because it’s not pop, it’s experimental, with no big hooks, but tons of vibe. Listen to the album in the background and let it do its work. She’s won support from blogs like Complex, Line of Best Fit, EarMilk, and Wonderland – and playlisted on Spotify’s Bedroom Jams, R&B UK, and Spotify and Chill. Give it a stream.
Up & coming Plymouth indie act The Native just headlined Plymouth Pavilions. This is venue that helped kicked off Oasis, The 1975, and Ed Sheeran. Speaking of Oasis, they do have traces of the iconic Manchester act. Maybe that’s why they stand out a bit and they really do with the track Otherside. The 5 piece has been rallying up local support from BBC Introducing while landing festival slots and supporting Bastille. You can check them out at The Fiddler in London on 3/19. Give the track of a stream.
I got sucked into the song Broken Parts rather quickly. I don’t know, maybe it’s the voice, the melody, the lyric. It’s just a good simple piano ballad that was written by 20 year old Clide. The Berlin based singer-songwriter has only released two songs on Spotify and kind of reminds me of Lauv and James Arthur. And you know what? He believes in the song because he is wearing a shirt that touts the song title. Give the track a stream on our Indie Invaders Playlist.