Estella Dawn sings effortlessly, reminiscence of Tove Lo, but less sad are more happy. “You don’t owe me anything But good head, That’s the terms and conditions That we both set, Spending all this change Got my heart spent, I want you to want me You don’t owe me anything But good sex”
Estella says about the song, “An age-old narrative, an informal arrangement brings contentment to one individual while stoking desire for more in the other.”
A singer, songwriter, and musician from New Zealand now living in the US, Estella writes, records, and helps produce all her songs. Her singing style is similar to popular artists like Sia, Adele, and Halsey, and her songwriting takes inspiration from artists like Billie Eilish and Lady Gaga. But her music’s unique lyrics and melodies set her apart from comparisons.
Connor Kauffman has released “Far Too Late,” blurring the line between pop and rock and reminiscent of the late 90s and early 2000s pop-rock artists. With nearly 500,000 Spotify monthly listeners, his tracks have found a home on Spotify’s playlists “Alternative Beats” and “Pop Rock.”
Connor Kauffman was born in Connecticut and started making music just a few years ago as a way to express himself. With no prior experience, he taught himself everything. He writes, sings, masters, mixes, and produces all his own work. He’s really good at it, and his top songs now have millions of streams each. His most popular song, “Bleed,” has nearly 20 million streams on Spotify. Check out his Spotify and social media accounts and listen to “Far Too Late”.
Alt pop artist, guitarist, writer, and producer based in Los Angeles, Liv Slingerland, releases the playful song “Better Than”. The upbeat single, reminiscent of the best of the 90s, is the latest release from her forthcoming EP of the same name. The mid tempo indie pop track was written and produced by Liv and Joseph Pepe (Iann Dior, Travis Barker, Sad Alex).
Liv first made waves, Since releasing her debut album, Hey You, on Righteous Babe Records in August 2022. She built a reputation as a sought-after guitarist within the pop industry. She played guitar with Post Malone, and last year, she was a part of Halsey’s “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” world tour. In 2021, she was featured with Olivia Rodrigo on SNL and in her concert film, “Sour Prom.”
The Strayngers are an alternative band from Los Angeles comprised of Shane Tanksley, guitarist Sergio Galindo and bassist Jesse Es.Inspired by the unique environments of Mexico City, Los Angeles and everywhere in between—their sound offers dreamy sonic landscapes paired with grounded, lucid rhythms and vocals.
Formed in 2019, The Strayngers started playing out at clubs and festivals around the city and developing a reputation for their live performances, while simultaneously recording a debut full length album
This record eventually turned into two related pieces of work that will form both episodes of their debut release: I Don’t Know.
Toronto-based artist Loviet has recently released her new single, ” Easier” “Easier” is a fantastic mid-tempo alternative rock track filled with emotion. It’s also the third and ultimate track from Loviet’s second EP of 2023, titled “Little Heaven,” which is a self-proclaimed collection of sad songs.
Last spring, she embarked on a tour with JP Cooper, gracing sold-out venues across North America, including venues like ‘The Roxy’ in LA. Additionally, Loviet played Bluesfest, FEQ, and Lollapalooza. Now, she is on a USA Tour supporting Mating Ritual, maritimes supporting The Beaches.
Loviet considers herself a live artist first and foremost.
“I think I’m a live artist first and that my strengths are definitely in my live show. When performing, it’s your stage and you get to make it whatever you want, while recording has always felt to me like I’m kind of walking onto somebody else’s stage. I’m learning to understand more of how to own both stages, be it producing my own music or finding like-minded collaborators and producers, but I really want to find that connection with both. There is something so intimate about being anywhere in the world with your headphones on, listening to your favorite songs, so recorded music means a lot to me. Nothing’s been more challenging for me coming up than when people say things like, “The live show is way better than the record” or that they prefer one over the other. I’m really happy that my recent releases are bridging more of that gap, and kind of live and breathe in the same worlds now! It sometimes feels like a different version of myself gets recorded than the one on stage, but I think those two artists are now working together more on both platforms.”