Watch out for Madison Olds and the track ‘3’S a Crowd‘. It’s a mix of pop and R&B, perfect for a club, but not for social distancing. She cites Ed Sheeran, Julia Michaels and Billie Eilish as influences. The 22 year old Canadian pop singer released her debut album in 2008 which led to radio play, support slots including a show with Kacey Musgrave, and placement on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Pop Sauce. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders playlist.
Check out Pop/R&B singer-songwriter Carsen and the new track ‘Losing My‘. Although the song is about a relationship it couldn’t have been released at a more opportune time because lots of people are losing their shit. “Losing My is about the struggle with anxiety and the self-doubt that comes along with it. It’s a way of saying “f*** you” to the voice in your head that’s telling you you’re not good enough.” says Carsen. The Nebraska native now lives in Los Angeles . She’s currently playlisted on Ones To Watch and LetFutureWave and previously Spotify’s Fresh Finds, Brand New Chill, and Pop Right Now.
Watch out for Haley Gold and the new track Couch (feat. Mvxmilli). It sounds 2010ish when pop had big hooks and chill wave was still underground. Think Jessie J. The 22 year old New Yorkers draws influences from Julia Michaels, Katy Perry and, Lady Gaga. She was in the former girl group DAME that was working with Boyz II Men, Shawn Stockman. Give it a stream.
Zachary Knowles newest track Slow Summer is really good. Rightfully so, it has been a slow summer. The Texas singer songwriter is a Kings favorite because his vocal is incredibly silky and smooth, with no effort. Knowles says, “This song is a reminder to just slow down a little, and live in the moment. I hope y’all love it as much as I do.” Knowles is signed to Fader and has nearly a million monthly listeners, landing on Spotify’s Chill Vibes, Chill Pop, and New Music Friday. Give it a stream.
Check out Addicted To The Clouds by Deep Fried Chocolate. A band with a comical name wrote a really cool song. DFC is an indie rock band and relatively new forming in 2019. The 4 piece blends pop, rock, hip and r&b – similar to MGMT. I dunno, but I need to know where they came up with the name.