Benjamin Carter impresses with the new track Lost Control. You’ll like if you love indie rock and want something upbeat. Influenced by the likes of Bon Iver, Matt Corby, and Daniel Caesar, Benjamin blends the sounds of Neo-Soul and Indie-Pop. A Cayman Islands native, he found footing in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles as a singer-songwriter. He has performed at the 9:30 Club and collaborated with House Studios and Jake Vicious (Faith Evans, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz, Mannywellz) as well as Andy Seltzer (Chelsea Cutler, Maggie Rogers). He’s landed on Spotify’s All New Indie and Today’s Indie Rock. Give it a stream.
James the Seventh drops haunting track Future Memories. You’ll love if you’re a fan of dream pop and indie pop. The 21-year old Pittsburgh based alternative pop artist is influenced by Weyes Blood, Lana del Rey, and MARINA. She was a professional ballet dancer but gave it up after an injury giving her no choice to pick up the guitar, write songs, sing and produce. She made her music debut with the song “You Don’t Know Me”. After releasing several singles, she was selected by Billboard to be a contestant in the BillboardNXT competition.
Watch out for Goldensuns and the track Alec. You’ll like if you want something sappy, indie and mid-tempo. The trio is made up 3 brothers Chase (vocals/bass), Jantzen (guitar), and Weston (drums). The Utah natives, now based in LA dropped their Golden Sun EP which debuted as Bandcamp’s number one seller, led by the single “Kings Cup” and propelled them into the music scene. Their third EP Give It Up featured the track “I Feel This Place,” which was featured in a Billabong ad campaign tying the band to summer days gone by.
Look out for Kelsey Gill and her new single ‘Rob Me Blind’ via US label Good Partners. You’ll like if you’re looking for experimental art pop. Kelsey co-wrote “Rob Me Blind” with American Producer DQ, whose writing credits also include “Halo – Beyonce”, “Jai Ho – Pussycat Dolls”, “SOS – Rihanna” amongst other high profile cuts with Demi Lovato, JLo, Sean Kingston, and Lil Wayne. Kelsey first made waves in 2018 after collaborating with production team YellowClaw laying down vocals on “I’ll Be Fine”, which reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers US chart and clocked over 2 million Streams as part of the album project “New Blood” featuring collaborators including A$AP Ferg, DJ Snake, and Moksi.
Look out for Kings favorite Paper Citizen and the track Over The Moon. You’ll like if you love the 80’s, indie rock, a big vocal, and melody. LA based Paper Citizen is fronted by Singaporean singer-songwriter Claire Gohst.
Ghost states, “‘Over the Moon’ is a song about knowing of a love that has been there since the beginning, the type that showed you strength and held you grounded in the moments that you needed in order to grow. The music is a mix of melancholy and hopefulness, expressing the tension and fear of leaping into the great unknown. It feels like you’re losing grip of a memory that was once held so tightly, and floating into a world of new possibilities.”
Paper Citizen was voted Deli Magazine’s “New England Emerging Artist of the Month” for October 2016, The previous single Hearts On Fire landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds, and was nominated in the 2017 New England Music Awards for the category New Act of the Year.