Remember pop rock? I’m talking about acts like Lifehouse, The Fray, One Republic, and Imagine Dragons. They ruled pop radio. Today if they came out they would be labeled adult contemporary. The sounds of soft rock. Regardless, The Como Brothers are keeping it alive. They can be found gigging around Hard Rock Café and The Cutting Room in New York City. They’ve had songs featured on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, MTV’s The Real World, and The Oxygen Channel’s Best Ink. Stream the coming of age song Feeling The Night on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Will shares, “the premise of the song is around accepting change as a good thing. Forgiving yourself for changing. When I was younger I was surrounded by people at that particular time who seemed to resist any attempts I made to change myself – from the way I looked, to the views I had on life. Maturing and growing up can be scary but embracing the human you are becoming makes it a lot easier to be at peace with.”
The Melbourne based artists is the former one half of the duo SŸDE that became the finalist of triple j Unearthed in 2017 and going on to garner over 65 million streams as part of the project.
After venturing on his own he picked up support from Ones To Watch, Clash, NME, Wonderland, and Variance Magazine. His debut “with u in mind” clocked over 4.5 million Spotify streams.
Check out Holding Back Your Love by Kenyon France. The track is reminiscence of Bieber’s Lonely but more alternative rock. The mid tempo track could find its way on Spotify’s Rock This and New Noise. The singer songwriter grew up in North Dakota, moved to Arizona and plays in the band Verry Cherry.
Check out Perfect Stranger by Neena Rose. For fans of pop and R&B. Artist influences include Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Halsey, Doja Cat, Demi Lovato, and Olivia Rodrigo. The song could find itself on Spotify’s Pop Rising.
The 19 year old Hamilton, Ontario-based artist played for Oprah Winfrey and just wrapped performing Youth Day Fest.
“This song was so much fun to create and I feel like the storyline is really fun and relatable for a lot of people. Definitely one of my favorite releases” says Neena.
She tells Kings, “I want to be the type of artist that creates meaningful music for listeners to connect with and have fans feel like every storyline is personally written for them.”
Kings favorite Ashton Rey has released a third single More and More Like You. My personal favorite. You’ll love if you like Kelsea Ballerini and Gabby Barrett. The song would fit nicely on Spotify’s All About Country and Fresh Country Playlist. The 24 year old singer and songwriter blends bohemian, country, and pop.