Look out for chill electro pop artist Becky. She just released the infectious track Stay Strong which quickly garnered 50k Spotify streams. She cites Alessia Cara and Ariana Grande as influences. Becky tells Kings, “Stay Strong is about staying true to who you are in spite of the tough challenges life throws at you. The Bay Area artist says, “The biggest challenge I face is believing in my self and making sure I love what I am creating before seeking the approval of others. I had to realize that the only person who can decide what I am worth, is me”.
Kings favorite Dan Crossley dropped a new track Call Back. Having clocked nearly 500k streams and the attention of tastemakers, his latest track blends pop, R&B, and soul. Crossley says, “Call Back was written about that situation we’ve all been in; waiting for someone you’re interested in to call you back, but they never do. The track focuses on longing to hear their voice and wondering what could have been.” The 23 year old also notes that if he could go back in time, it would be in the golden age of pop. “I would definitely love to head back to the 90’s – Pop music has never been the same!” Check it out!
I’m really liking the track Voice by YO//NGOPT/MIST. The group formed when Andy Brooks (former Vocalist for Transmit Now) asked Shohn (former Vocalist for Repel The Robot) to produce a few demos for him in the Winter of 2016. Now the duo are creating ear worms, blending rock, alternative, and pop. The latest track has the chorus that would crush radio in the nineties, but indie rock artists doesn’t write these choruses on anymore, well, except these guys. Give it stream!
Kings favorite Krowns kicked off the new year with a new track release. The latest track Triumphant is a a stadium singalong song, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you eventually heard this at a sporting event. The band notes, “Triumphant is a song for the people. A song to empower the underdog in all of us to rise up from societal pressure and fear”. The alternative three-piece from Canada worked with music producer Stephen Kozmeniuk (Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar) and made our 10 Artists You Need To Know List.
I really like Call It What It Is by Laura Jean Anderson. Think Janis Joplin meets Patsy Cline. Before the LA based musician was releasing a string of rootsy singles, she was busking on the streets of Peru. That’s true love of art. While winning Support from NPR, Noisey, Salon, and Fader – Lauren’s aim is to pay homage to her personal heroes in the tradition of storytelling. She notes, ” I am such a lover of old music but love when a contemporary artist strikes my heart. I love what Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Nick Hakim and the new Leon Bridges record are doing to the American tradition of music”. Give it a listen!