Tarn PK is wrapping up the year with the song Sky is Falling. It’s moody, ambient, slightly experimental and probably my favorite song to date. The track comes off his upcoming Monarch EP. The 19 year old New Zealand singer songwriter known for blending genres such as R&B, funk, and pop has become a kings favorite when the whiz kid released “Talk to You” that landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday. Give it a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.
I’m really liking the mid tempo electro ballad Let Me Go by L E A. According to the 25 year old singer songwriter, “Let Me Go is definitely a vulnerable piece that took me over a year to write. After visiting several revisions of this song, I finally landed on one after using a simple beat at like 4AM”. Originally from NJ, L E A now lives in Los Angeles and spends time creating social media content and writing songs. Although the latest song has a hint of R&B you would never guess she grew up listening to emo artists and fronting Robert Plant in a Zeppelin Tribute performance. Check it out on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Check out the video for Waterfalls by Reed. The song will hit the DSP’s tomorrow via 12/18 via Substream Records. He’s a producer/songwriter who’s from San Antonio and now resides in Los Angeles working with Jacob Sartorius, Lil Xan, Dying In Designer, Picturesque, and Stephen Puth. His new project includes features from friends including OG Maco, $teven Cannon, Myke Terry, lilbootycall and Ty Talaban.
Who is reed. influenced by? Everything from metalcore to emo to hip hop. reed. says, “All of my music is meant to be a collection of all the crazy things I think but I’m too afraid to say out loud. This new EP is about what it’s like to overcome all odds when everything seems darkest. It’s a letter to every outcast, nerd, overweight person who was ever told they weren’t good enough, to let them know the only barrier is themselves. I put my 100% raw honest thoughts in this record, I hope everyone can enjoy it and learn not to be afraid of being honest with their feelings.”
Elise Eriksen arrives with the chill-pop track track Less. It’s a mid tempo song that’s fun and quirky that has mix of BENEE and Julia Michaels. In fact, the track was co-written by Julia Michaels & features Shoffy. Originally from Norway, Elise moved to New York City before hunkering down in Los Angeles. Her craft of writing songs may point to the fact that she is the daughter of Mikkel Eriksen who makes up the Stargate songwriting duo that wrote massive hits for Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay. You learn a thing or two growing up with mega artists and songwriters. Elise also just released music video for the track on YouTube that you can view here. ‘Less’ speaks about things that are meaningful, but I wanted it to feel upbeat and fun because it has been such a tough year,” says Elise. Check out the track on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.
Check out Fire To My Brain by Nashville based Renn. He has a collection of indie folk songs that landed on Spotify’s Cinematic Indie Folk playlist, but his latest track is straight up commercial electro pop. Think of an updated version of Imagine Dragons. Before heading to Nashville, RENN resided in Wilmington, NC and immersed himself with poets and songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, David Gray, and Ray LaMontagne. Give it a stream. Give it a listen.