Spotify is touting Los Angeles based Arizona Zervas as the next breakout artist. The Spotify curating team moved the independent rappers track Roxanne to Today’s Top Hits Playlist after showing signs of life as a viral track. Now the track is garnering a million daily streams and he is finally getting offers from majors. But this isn’t the first time Zervas made noise. He first gained attention during the halftime of 2016 Super Bowl when he released a freestyle using NFL teams where the video became a viral success and reached over 8 million views in a week.
Emerging Nashville based pop artist Stef releases the lo-fi indie pop track Sour which found its way on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and other playlists. The Alabama native just released her debut EP and would love to collaborate with Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, and Drake. The track has clocked over 12k streams since its September release. Check out the video here.
Almost Monday releases the playful ‘Broken People‘. The group consists of three surfers from San Diego that blends elements from The 1975, Phoenix, and Walk The Moon. That track was produced by Simon Oscroft (The Aces, MOTHXR) and mixed Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Walk The Moon). The track clocked nearly 500k Spotify streams. Give it a listen.
Norwegian artist CELIIN releases her debut track Leonardo. It’s a track that you want to listen to again and again. Blending alternative with dark pop, CELIIN draws inspiration from BANKS to Lana Del Rey to Nothing But Thieves. The song garnered 16,000 Spotify streams in 2 weeks and has received love from blogs including Popmuzik and Lefuturewave. You can view the video here.
London based Lots Holloway releases the Off My Brain. The track was recorded in her room as well as Bryan Ferry’s recording studio in Kensington. The British singer-songwriter and producer is inspired by the 60’s and 70’s – take a listen you’ll hear it. She has won support from Clash Mag and Wonderland while BBC introducing will play the new track everyday this week. She just wrapped up a sold out show at Old Queens Head in London last night on 10/23. Give it a stream.