Elsa Barahhona releases the track Enseñame. Think Ariana Grande, Ava Max and Bebe Rexha. The song blends EDM, pop, and r&b. Produced by popular UK producer Kiz Keyz, the 17 year old delivers a solid vocal. Elsa says,‘Enseñame’ is firstly a story of love. Forged with urban dance sounds and a Spanish twist for the world to enjoy as one, we wanted infectious beats, danceable motion and a hypnotic dance track with a Latin fire burning beneath it.” Give it a stream.
Cleveland’s electro alternative 4 piece Recess drops the ‘From Dust To Gold‘ EP. The five track EP is a strong second EP but sonically hard to pin down. Anthony Fondale, the keytarist says “I’m not sure what we are. Some consider us alternative rock. Others label us EDM infused pop. Heck, Pop Crave said we merge rock & classical music.” The band was picked to partake in Top Golf’s Who Will Rock You? Series Season 2 that features celebrity judges including radio & tv host Kerri Kasem and Dee Snider. Although Recess isn’t your typical rock outfit, Anthony tells Kings, “I think what makes us really stick out within “Who Will Rock You?” are our pop/rock/alternative roots, Vince’s (lead vocalist) voice, our use of epic/orchestral elements in our music and our ability to create catchy and unique songs.” The band just performed at FOX 8 in Cleveland and will headline Ohio’s biggest summer concert series Edgewater Live. Check out the video for Leaving Home that profiles a uberfan that does whatever it takes to meet his favorite band Recess.
UK based Charlotte releases her impressive debut single I Tell Lies. She was discovered by hit maker Toby Gad (John Legend, Beyonce) who offered Charlotte a pub deal. The latest track comes off the Nowhere To Hide EP. Citing influences like Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, and Stevie Wonder, Charlotte’s been performing at venues since she was 14. The debut single I Tell Lies was produced by The Orphanage (Kehlani, Aleissa Cara, Demi Lovato) and quickly found its way on BBC Introducing. Give it Stream.
Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, BTS – a South Korean boy band, Khalid, and Ariana Grande made the ‘Time’ ‘Most Influential’ List.
Celine Dion said about Lady Gaga: “She’s definitely one of the most inventive artists we’ve ever seen. Her artistic expression has no rules, no boundaries. When she first came on the scene with her outrageous style, she didn’t care what the critics said. She marched to the beat of her own drum, knowing that her message of individuality was a way to express her inner strength.”
Shawn Mendes on Swift: “Taylor makes anyone older feel young again and anyone young feel they can do anything. It’s so rare and so special. If there is one thing I want to achieve in my career and life, it’s that.”
Halsey on BTS: “Surely it takes remarkable talent, charm, kindness, altruism and dedication. But you’d still be missing a key component: a devoted community to uplift your efforts, soften your stumbles and shoot light from their eyes into the sky in your name every single night. By these parameters, BTS has reached the top.”
Electro-chill artist Becky releases the new track Oddball. The latest track is more playful pop than her previous releases. Becky tells Kings, “Oddball its all about being yourself. You don’t need to copy popular people to be cool. Being yourself instead it what makes you stand out.” The Bay Area artist released her debut single ‘Stay Strong‘ which clocked over 50k Spotify streams garnering praise from blogs including Vents Mag and Medium. Check it out.