Alice says, “It’s about having one of those strong crushes on someone that knocks you off your feet, but in an unhealthy way. You’re both in so deep that you live with the fear that the other person’s feelings might not be as strong as yours. You start overthinking, becoming jealous and possessive… It almost becomes like a battle.”
The London-based, Italian born artist who grew up listening to Coldplay, Lana del Rey, London Grammar, and Gavin Jame has garnered support from BBC Radio London, BBC Introducing, National Dutch Radio NPO Radio 2 and Spotify. Check it out on KOAR’s Indie Invaders Playlist.
Having spent time in Nashville, her lyrical storytelling can be heard in her songs. She’s been nominated multiple times by the International Songwriting Competition.
Amanda tells Canadian Beats: “Lyrics are definitely at the core of my writing. From a super young age, I was obsessed with words and was constantly writing my own poems, lyrics, and songs, and that’s definitely shaped how I write today. My songs almost always start with a lyric. If I’m writing by myself, I’ll often sit down for half an hour or something at a time and just kind of free-flow write what I’m feeling or thinking – it almost feels like a journal entry at the time. Chunks of that usually end up being sections of the song without me even realizing at the time that I was writing the lyrics. ” Give it a stream on KOAR’sIndie InvadersPlaylist.
JULIANA. released her first track of the year titled Love Preview. It’s a nice blend of electro-pop and dreamy electro pop. Think Julia Michaels, Zara Larsson and Hailee Steinfeld. The Los Angeles based artist also released the official video for the song that was directed by Alec Griffen and produced by Christina Jobe.
“I couldn’t be more excited to start off 2021 with my new single and video ‘Love Preview’,” shares JULIANA. “It’s a song that’s meant to be lighthearted and positive considering we could all use that extra glimpse of hope in a new year. I have always been someone who writes songs based on my personal experiences, and this one is no different”
Since her debut in September she’s garnered features from Culture Collide, LA Weekly, Celeb Secrets, GroundSounds, Stage Right Secrets, and Sound Vapors.
Canada’s Tate McRae tops the Billboard Emerging Artists chart. Forever known as the pandemic artist, meaning her song You Broke Me First was released during lockdowns while gaining traction. Before signing with RCA she was dancing competitively. Moving into the artist world, she began posting songs she wrote on her YouTube channel. As destiny would have it, the songs went viral.
Tate says, “I was like, really mad, wrote this random song in 20 minutes and I was like, ‘Here we’re putting it online. My family hated it. I hated it. We were just like, ‘O.K., put it out there. But then something unexpected happened. It ended up going viral overnight and it was super weird,” says Tate. “So after it hit, like, 30 million views, I was like, ‘I should do this again!'”She laughs, “So I kept on writing songs every week and signed with RCA [Records] and the transition slowly started to happen.”
Oslo’s indie pop artist CELIIN displays her vocal prowess in the new released track Marylin (Undressed). The first version of the song was woven with cinematic samples and loops whereas the new version has a vocal and piano. This is her third and final track from her love letter trilogy. You can check out the video here where she channels Marylin Monroe. Blending alternative with dark pop, CELIIN draws inspiration from BANKS to Lana Del Rey to Nothing But Thieves. Give it a stream.