Lee Cole is beginning to make noise with the track I Don’t Wanna Wait in South Africa. The song has cracked the iTunes chart and was added to several stations. Cole first gained attention in his home country with the cover ‘Akanamali’ – which has clocked over 300,000 views YouTube views. Splitting his time between Johannesburg and NY, he directed the music video at the Long Branch Train Station in New Jersey. Cole could be categorized as a post-teen pop artist ala Capaldi, Dean Lewis and James Arthur.
Jotsey delivers a melancholic track titled Heroine. If you’re depressed, you’ll have double depression after getting through the 3:20 second banger. That’s the point of music, it’s supposed to make you feel. Right? If not, then what’s the point. Citing influences such as James Bay, Bon Iver, Ed Sheeran and Lauv – the 22 year old singer-songwriter hails from from Manchester UK, in a small town called Bolton. His debut track Colours garnered support from tastemakers. Give it a listen.
I stumbled on a track I really like by Estherlivia (Esther Ribbstedt Österman). It’s called Limbo and which is taken from her upcoming debut EP. The 22 year old singer-songwriter and producer hails from Sweden. The song was featured on Sounds of Sweden Playlist via Apple Music and Spotify’s GRL PWR. Give it a stream on Indie Invaders Playlist.
Post Malone and Lana Del Rey have produced a new crop of artists capitalizing off their sound. Some are even better, well to be open, I haven’t discovered an artist better or more relatable than Post Malone but I think Lana Del Rey has lost her way musically. I think emerging artists like Baby Jane fills that space, offering emotion over quick soundbytes. The 18 year old hails from Los Angeles and her debut single “Khaleesi” garnered traction on TikTok with her #KhaleesiChallenge clocking over 250,000 impressions. Check out the track Games on Indie Invaders Playlist.
Dan Crossley releases the fantastic ballad Drunk Call. This marks the first single release of 2020. I’ve always took a liking to Crossley’s songs and his vocals are pretty amazing. The pop singer garnered radio support in the UK winning praise from BBC Introducing and Billboard. Give the track a stream on Indie Invaders Playlist.