You may like Tarn PK latest track Serenity, if you’re in a chill mood. The New Zealand songwriter made some noise with the funky Charlie Puth’ish Talk To You which landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlists in Australia and New Zealand. In the Serenity track Tarn PK channels Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, and John Martyn. Mind you, I see a new trend. Artists are moving away from beat driven tracks to slower tempo introspective tracks. The world has turned upside down and artists are looking inside themselves. Give Serenity a stream on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.
Watch out for jens and the single for Tough Love. Think Shawn Mendes meets Charlie Puth. He grew up on the west coast of Norway which can be very boring. The weather is awful for most of the year. Jens notes, “I have this not-scientific theory that being bored can be good for your imagination.” He makes a great point. It’s probably why artists seem to die a slow death in sunny Los Angeles. It’s all fun & sun with no creative vibe. Check out the track Tough Love.
Kings favorite Zachary Knowles drops a new track Super Sad Songs. He writes good song after song, a rarity these days. The new track follows “slow summer” which is still one of my favorites. The Houston native has been releasing his music through Fader. 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.
Spotify has launched The Kid Laroi (real name Charlton Howard) to outer streaming space under it’s emerging artist program. The 17 year old rapper has 11 million monthly Spotify listeners landing on playlists including RapCaviar, Pop Rising, Most Necessary. He has collaborated with Marshmello, Lil Tecca, Lil Tjay, and Lil Mosey. Laroi garnered attention after becoming a finalist in the triple j Unearthed High in 2018. He then released ’14 with a dream’ EP and later signed a deal with rapper Lil Bibby’s record label Grade A Productions. Laroi dominated the charts in his native home Australia, the US, and most of the international charts with the mix tape ‘F*CK LOVE. What can I say? This kid went from the cradle to conquering the charts – the stream count is ridiculous.
Harry Hudson shared a touching new song Overwhelmed. The track comes off his new album Hey I’m Here For You out Nov. 20 via MSFTS/Roc Nation. Hudson says, “We wrote and recorded it in like 30 minutes. It’s one of my favorite songs on the album.” The 27 year old has a colorful bio. Although not a household name he has nearly a million Spotify monthly listeners. He was also diagnosed with cancer at 20. He beat cancer and just as he was releasing his first album, however, Hudson’s father died. But you know what? The best songs come from dark times. Give it a listen on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist