I got sucked into the song Broken Parts rather quickly. I don’t know, maybe it’s the voice, the melody, the lyric. It’s just a good simple piano ballad that was written by 20 year old Clide. The Berlin based singer-songwriter has only released two songs on Spotify and kind of reminds me of Lauv and James Arthur. And you know what? He believes in the song because he is wearing a shirt that touts the song title. Give the track a stream on our Indie Invaders Playlist.
Look out for Zachary Knowles. He’s fairly new to the scene without a whole lot of history. The Houston, TX native just dropped Ghost via Fader. It’s a solid track, and I can’t help to hear Khalid, Bieber, and Post. The 20 year old bedroom artist began releasing songs on SoundCloud before releasing his first EP as a freshman in college at Texas A&M. Check out the video here, and yes, we added the song to the Indie Invaders Playlist.
Post-teen pop artist Lee Cole drops ‘I Don’t Wanna Wait’. It’s a fantastic heartbreak song in the vein of John Legend and James Arthur. Before we write off Lewis Capaldi and Dean Lewis as one hit wonders, they could be paving the way for confessional pop artists. That’s Lee Cole. He writes confessional pop. Ironically, none of his tracks have millions of streams, but with nearly 25k monthly listeners, his track Ride Or Die has clocked 50k streams which was mainly driven by user-curated Spotify playlists. I do think ‘I Don’t Wanna Wait‘ is going to do well. Check out the video here.
You can’t listen to singer-songwriter Hugo Valentine without being reminded of the classics like Elton John and Coldplay – when melodies and lyrics ruled, not topline and beats. Only a few artists on the planet can modernize a classic sound while creating a colorful character and I think the British singer did a decent job. He’s released 4 songs and my favorites are All I Want and Memories (near 200k streams). He picked up tastemakers support from the likes EarMilk and Essentially Pop. Give it a stream.
I haven’t heard of a artist project that mashes Smash Smith and Hozier until now, and that’s FARR. Repped by Red Light Management, the duo is comprised of vocalist Roméo and producer Linden Jay. They go under the moniker of FARR. The song you need to listen is Heal Me. The’ve landed on playlists including Spotify’s Chill and R&B UK – #2 on Indie Invaders. The duo has clocked over 2 million Spotify streams and has 145k monthly listeners. Give it a stream.