Kings favorite Dustin Paul releases the fun song Lucky Day. The ukulele laced track took on a life of its own. Dustin who wrote the song with other songwriters was going to release it as a single until a publishing company decided to pitch the song to other artists. Dustin notes, “It was really hard for me to give up the song in that moment because it was supposed to be our single, but we didn’t want to turn down a good opportunity”. The track eventually made its way to a 5 piece alternative act on a major label and landed on several commercials. Of course the band fizzled out. I think the goal was to replicate the success of American Authors MEGAHIT ‘Best Day Of My Life‘, but lightning never strikes at the same place. Now, Dustin reclaimed the song. “I am biased, but honestly I never really felt their version had the same soul to it that ours did. It’s been a long time coming to release the original version, and I’m excited that just has finally happened”. Give the track a stream.
Swedish pop duo Hearts & Colors releases the catchy pop track Waterbed along with a video. The new track follows the double release of ‘Lying To Myself‘ and ‘Too Many Friends’ out on Island Records. Although the band is releasing music through a major, they have yet to become a household name. This could change though. The duo built a following on YouTube posting cover songs of popular artist like One Direction, Justin Bieber & Bruno Mars.
Raiden teams up with Bright Lights and releases a new version of the song Heart of Steel that was released back in 2017. This deep progressive track never seems to get old. If you are not familiar with Raiden, you should be. He’s an up & coming DJ from South Korea and has played at festivals including Ultra Music Festival, World DJ Festival, and Life In Color Ibiza performing alongside DJs like Tiesto, ZEDD, Skrillex, and DJ Snake. Give it a stream!
Indie dream pop duo SEAWAVES releases the new track Age of Aries. Think M83 meets Empire of The Sun. The UK pop duo found love in the TV placement world. The track “Castles In Air” was used in a Disney the trailer, and their music can be heard in campaigns by Nike, Adidas, Mercedes Benz, and Samsung. Check it out!
Swedish pop singer Bella releases the debut track ‘Sorry If U Misunderstood‘. Drawing comparisons from 80’s Dance-pop/Europop, Bella comes from a family of four musical sisters and immersed herself in the London music scene. With lyrics like “Just sex, go to next, then you head out the door Won’t flex on my ex, no I won’t anymore..Sorry if you misunderstood”, Bella reveals girls know when a guy is trying to take advantage of us. Check out the track.