Look out for Nashville based Skylar Lee and her new electro pop track Marionette. It’s a no-frills and essential pop song because all non-essentials should be closed. Think Dua Lipa, Carly Rae Jepson and Kacey Musgraves. She moved from Allentown, PA to Nashville, TN and showcased her music at the ASCAP Writers Night, via by Big Yellow Dog Publishing. Give the track a listen on Indie Invaders Playlist.
Check out the track Easy To Say by Joshua Worden that features Casey Harper. It’s fantastic if you like chill pop/chill wave. The Atlanta based indie artist has a knack of crafting an eclectic atmospheric sound capturing some commercial appeal. He’s garnered some blog love from Indie Shuffle, Examiner and Addicted. Give it a listen on our Indie Invaders Playlist.
Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga release a new song ‘Rain on Me‘. It’s uptempo and 80’s inspired. We need to give full credit to Dua Lipa for making the 80’s production cool again.
The collaboration was born after the two artists began friends, which Gaga says was due to Grande reaching out to her. “She was so persistent,” Gaga told Zane Lowe of Apple Beats 1. “She would try over and over again to be friends with me. And I was too ashamed to hang out with her, because I didn’t want to project all of this negativity onto something that was healing and so beautiful.”
There are so many lackluster collaborations today and pairing up popular artists doesn’t necessarily produce great results. I have a sigh of relief that Gaga accepted Ariana’s friend request because it’s a good song and one of the better collaborations.
“This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us,” she wrote at the time on Twitter. “And while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic.”
Watch out for Linney and the newly released Cool (Remixes EP). The Los Angeles based artist found herself on New Music Friday and Spotify’s Best New Pop and Brand Chill. Straddling between the indie pop and dance world, Linney’s known for her featured topline vocals on a number of breakout dance tracks. She first made waves upon the release of her single, “Outta My Heart,” which was tweeted Halsey.
Lana Del Rey puzzled fans after she criticised female singers for claiming she ‘glamourises abuse’ as she reveals album release date.
The pop singer shared a Instagram post with her frustration at being “crucified” for singing about “emotionally abusive” relationships where other female performers hadn’t faced the same criticism.
Del Rey wrote: “Now that Doja Cat, Ariana [Grande], Camila [Cabello], Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f***ing, cheating etc – can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money – or whatever I want – without being crucified or saying that I’m glamourising abuse??????”
So why the outcry ? Well according to the crowd, Lana Del Rey name dropped those artists as if they’ve never were surrounded by controversy. I think the social distancing is driving people crazy?