NYC based Rachel Bochner shares Ultraviolet. It’s a really viby track and you’ll love if you like Lana Del Ray and Billie Eilish. Her influences range from Maggie Rogers, Lorde, Sasha Sloan, Lennon to Stella. The new release comes off her 5 song 2AM EP that she dropped on 1/15. She’ been featured on Spotify’s Indie Pop, Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds Pop, soda, and New Music Friday Peru Playlists. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Look out for Estella Dawn and her new piano ballad Petty. It’s a standout track with an ethereal vocal and a haunting piano melody. Fans of Lana Del Rey, Zella Day, and Lorde will eat it up. “Petty is about the breakdown of a friendship, knowing someone’s intimate secrets and wanting to use them in retaliation but knowing better” shares Estella. The 23 year old Colorado based artist has been releasing a song every couple of weeks. At 15 she was a semi-finalist on New Zealand’s Got Talent. Check it out on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
The Kid Laroi is Australia’s biggest rap export, and he’s only 17. His real name is Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard and he is a self prescribed rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He loves Tupac, Erykah Badu, The Fugees, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West.
It all began when Laroi placed third in the 2018 edition of “Unearthed High,” a competition for high school artists sponsored by Australia radio station Triple J. He signed with imprint Grade A Records, alongside his mentor Juice WRLD. He supported Juice WORLD on multiple Australian tours during expanding his audience.
With the help of Spotify, Laroi garnered millions of streams via Spotify’s most popular playlists, including RapCaviar, Pop Rising, Most Necessary, Internet People, Tear Drop, and Hot Rhythmic.
It was his collaboration with Juice — “Go” that took him to the next level where he saw overseas chart success.
Now his first full length F*CK LOVE is topping the charts. You’ll love Laroi if you’re a fan of melodic emo-rap.
Anybody wherever I’ve ever been in my life, one thing they can always say good or bad, I was always doing music and I always wanted to be a rapper,” he said.
Alice says, “It’s about having one of those strong crushes on someone that knocks you off your feet, but in an unhealthy way. You’re both in so deep that you live with the fear that the other person’s feelings might not be as strong as yours. You start overthinking, becoming jealous and possessive… It almost becomes like a battle.”
The London-based, Italian born artist who grew up listening to Coldplay, Lana del Rey, London Grammar, and Gavin Jame has garnered support from BBC Radio London, BBC Introducing, National Dutch Radio NPO Radio 2 and Spotify. Check it out on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Having spent time in Nashville, her lyrical storytelling can be heard in her songs. She’s been nominated multiple times by the International Songwriting Competition.
Amanda tells Canadian Beats: “Lyrics are definitely at the core of my writing. From a super young age, I was obsessed with words and was constantly writing my own poems, lyrics, and songs, and that’s definitely shaped how I write today. My songs almost always start with a lyric. If I’m writing by myself, I’ll often sit down for half an hour or something at a time and just kind of free-flow write what I’m feeling or thinking – it almost feels like a journal entry at the time. Chunks of that usually end up being sections of the song without me even realizing at the time that I was writing the lyrics. ” Give it a stream on KOAR’sIndie InvadersPlaylist.