The 21 year old Stockholm artist Orkid releases the high energy track Get To Know U via Artery/Believe Digital. She grew up listening to Nat King Cole and Sam Cooke and started performing small town gigs before venturing on the bigger stage.
Streams: 40 million+ streams on Spotify, Apple, YouTube
Playlists: Featured on 20 + Spotify New Music Friday playlists.
Press: Complex, The Line Of Best Fit
Lewis Capaldi is have a serious run with his hit single Someone You Loved. It’s a bonafide radio smash and it’s clocked 500 million Spotify streams. The Scottish singer had no idea that the song would be massive. He told Entertainment Weekly, “I couldn’t f—ing tell you. I don’t know. The thing is, I love the song, as well as the album, but, like, if I had to tell you why that one in particular struck a chord? I’ve got absolutely no f—ing clue what I’m doing. What I know is that I write songs that I enjoy writing, but in terms of what makes a f—ing quote-unquote hit? I don’t have a f—ing clue. I’m surprised that any of the songs have done well anywhere let alone that song being what it was globally. It’s one of those things. I don’t know how, but I’m not going to question it. I’m just going to keep the f—ing head down. I’m looking side to side thinking, “Is anyone else wondering what the f—’s happening?” I’m almost suspicious of myself. But I’ll tell you what, I’m f—ing happy, because maybe I can move out my parents’ house soon!”
With the success of Shawn Mendes “Señorita” it’s a perfect time for a follow up. The Los Angeles based pop act VOILÀ dropped their own Spanish flavored track ‘Mamacita ft. Lexy Panterra‘. The duo are also writing for Jason Derulo, Ava Max, Bebe Rexha, Cardi B, and David Guetta, while Luke Eisner is the lead in a Netflix film, coming out this month. The duo is repped by Friends At Work which also guides the career for John Legend.
Performances: Supported Kesha, The Fray, and X Ambassadors.
Highlights: BBC Introducing dubbed them Ones to Watch
Playlists: Previous track landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday
Lana Del Rey hits back at music critic Ann Powers who called her new album uncooked and derivative. Powers says, “This is not only about Del Rey’s persona as a bad girl to whom bad things are done; her supposed confessions would be nothing than reality-show fodder if not for the way she and her collaborators construct them. On their own, taken song by song, her lyrics – even in the full flower NFR! represents – often read as unremarkable and derivative.
Del Rey responded on Twitter, “Here’s a little sidenote on your piece. I don’t even relate to one observation you made about the music. There’s nothing uncooked about me. To write about me is nothing like it is to be with me. Never had a persona. Never needed one. Never will.” She goes also says, “So don’t call yourself a fan like you did in the article”.
Denmark trio TigerSwan release the pop track Young/Wild/Reckless via Iceberg Music Group. It’s mainstream like Justin Bieber and OneRepublic. The band worked with Ben Carey who played with Savage Garden and Lifehouse. The previous single Novocaine garnered radio play in Denmark, also landing on playlists. Give it a listen.
Streams: 600k total Spotify streams
Placements: World Cup in 2018
Playlists: Spotify’s Denmark Viral 50 Chart