Sam Wilder releases contemporary pop-infused number ‘Vanity’

A force to be reckoned with in the pop industry, Sam Wilder will certainly become a household name soon. Returning at the beginning of March with his latest anthem, ‘Vanity‘ specialises in contemporary poop with a mature nature to it’s arrangement. Influenced by the likes of Sam Smith, Tom Chaplin and Josh Groban – this artist deserves to have his name written in glistening lights.

Turning his personal experiences into relatable tracks that we can all familiarise with at some stage in our lives, ‘Vanity’ is certainly another strong contender in Sam’s ever-growing discography. Talking about the release, Sam explains, “Vanity’ is a song about feeling used and manipulated by the people who are supposed to lift you up and keep you safe.

One of the only positives to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘Vanity’ was written while in lockdown. Detailing that music is simply a form of escapism for Sam, ‘Vanity’ showcases that big things are in store for this artist in 2021 and beyond.

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Vintage icon Jade Moss release retro-pop anthem ‘Hey Babe’

An artist that refuses to follow your typical rulebook… meet Jade Moss. Authentic and armed with a distinctive vocal, ‘Hey Babe‘ is the latest release from this Vintage Queen. Jade made her name as a fearless entrepreneur in the world of fashion and textiles, and now uses her vibrance to release memorable music. ‘Hey Babe’ is the latest release from the icon and explores true love in a disposable, shallow world.

About meet someone new that makes it clear to be careful when dealing your cards, ‘Hey Babe’ is adventurous and doesn’t like to be allocated to one category. With something for everyone within the release, there’s elements of sultry jazz, pop, trip-hop and even classical music. The perfect introduction into the world of Jade Moss – this artist deserves to have her name in lights.

Talking about her release, Jade Moss tells us, “the music that I write is about my experiences with love, joy, strength and the importance of self-worth.” A true statement that this artist is empowering and everything you want from a pop-star, remember the name Jade Moss – she’ll be a household name in the future.

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Thai-Chilean singer-songwriter Araya releases powerful debut album ‘Atlas’

Brooklyn based, Thai-Chilean singer songwriter Araya has released the exceptional debut album ‘Atlas‘. Covering themes from inclusivity and identity, the the LP features leading track ‘Color Palette’, which has over 340,000 Spotify Streams already. Gaining support from blogs and magazines across the web, ‘Atlas’ is a 14-track album which drives listeners through a world of musical introspection.

Speaking about his journey, Araya quotes, “I think my music is mainly inspired by curiosity to forever learn and further investigate certain parts of myself that have led me to a deeper understanding of my place here. I think music has provided me a space to dissect my thoughts and experiences in an organic way that is lasting. The drafts of both my perspective and choices come to represent me and my journey.”

“Atlas” weaves it’s audience through an alternative pop cum hip-hop soundscape, ready to grab your attention and never let it go. Speaking on the actual album, Araya added:

“Atlas is my personal map/guide to self-discovery; each major event, revelation and freedom has led to
furthering ever changing versions of both myself and my art. As the project neared completion, I had felt like a weathered superhero amongst my own set of avenger accomplices; I had just felt so comfortable, confident and able…

It wasn’t until I stepped out of the way of my own self; put my worries and anxieties aside to nurture my dreams that I felt able to feel an honest safety in myself and my people. Finding this sort of “Eden” right under my nose in my own strengths and special qualities is the first major thing I hope to pass on to my fellow humans floating through this universe. It’s all inside of us and we’ve always been enough, that’s how me and my art feels existing right now.”

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Juga di Prima is an empowering asset to the world of chess and music

With The Queen’s Gambit quickly becoming one of the world’s most talked about subjects, Juga di Prima is intriguing audiences everywhere with her two passions: music and chess.

Composing multiple chess-themed tracks, ‘Oh Capablanca‘ has been mentioned by chess pros and fans as ‘the best chess song ever written’. Another masterful Juga hit, ‘Tactical” is a thrilling single about inner insecurities.

“Chess is a mirror of life, a treasure of humanity” – Juga di Prima

This Chilean artist is an empowering artist bringing two completely different worlds into the same ‘genre’. Combining her life as a recording artist as well as an artistic ambassador for the world of Chess, her extraordinary ambition can be heard throughout all her tracks.

With ‘Chess Divas’ to be unveiled this month as an audio-visual tribute to women chess champions throughout history, the world is in the palm of this contemporary icon’s hand.

Amazing chess song, you will love it!”Judit Polgar, Most successful female chess player in history

“Absolutely love this song!” – Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian Chess Champion

The Passion of chess made art. Chess needs more artists like Juga”- Leontxo Garcia, El País (Spain)

“Every chess fan must listen. Epic, moving, authentic” Anna Rudolf, Chess Commentator/Olympic Champion

“Chess has inspired many writers and painters throughout history but until now, very few songs had been written about the game. Juga has filled that gap. She has become the voice and music of chess” David
Llada Fide, International Chess Federation

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‘Electric Gold’ is the latest track from pop singer-songwriter Ruth Brosnan

An ode to the Superheroes of the COVID-19 Pandemic, ‘Electric Gold‘ is the latest single from Cork-based pop musician Ruth Brosnan.

Highly energetic and armed with a task to make listeners dance along, this up-tempo number is comprised of a mixture of influences from the 80s and electronic eras.

Hoping to bring an escapism to the current dark climate of the world, the track’s message is to provide hope to millions during these uncertain times. Something to stick on repeat to also filter away those winter blues, it’s a reassuring number that feels like a shoulder to cry on.

On the track, Ruth mentioned, “It’s about realizing that we are all our own heroes and will overcome these tough times and emerge together stronger. It is a shot of adrenaline to all of those obeying the rules so far to keep on going and a thank you/acknowledgement to frontline staff.”

“Electric Gold” attempts to uplift listeners, guiding them through what currently feels like a monotone life, through the lens of rose-tinted glasses. A friendly reminder that things will get easier, and to always look for that light at the end of the tunnel, Ruth Brosnan is a songwriter destined to leave you with a smile on your face.

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Australian band The Bonnie Doons release new EP ‘The Betweeners’

Brisbane-based quintet The Bonnie Doons release their highly anticipated EP ‘The Betweeners‘. Having already supported big names in the industry from the likes of Wolfmother and Bootleg Rascal, this outfit are no strangers to the music industry, and their new EP solidly confirms that.

Creating effortless music weaving through different avenues of genres, The Bonnie Doons’ ‘The Betweeners’ is something to stick on to soothe the soul.

On leading single, ‘Fred’, taken from ‘The Betweeners’ EP, Torian Brewer of The Bonnie Doons states, “In this track I talk about staying true to who you are and not letting your emotional attachments to things or people keep you from doing what’s right for you. Breaking down the barriers of guilt, letting something go and moving on.”

Four tracks of personality, ‘The Betweeners’ soars through 90s influenced, alternative sounds with additional elements of rap and pop in the mix. A warm EP fuelled with the sound of the summer, The Bonnie Doons are definitely radiating Spring’s weather across the whole globe.

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Taken from his 2019 album ‘Night to Myself’, ‘Piccadilly’ sees Kiey swap Ho Chi Minh City for London

Electro-pop artist Kiey is currently based in the heart of Vietnam. Influenced by different surroundings to create electro-pop ballad ‘Piccadilly’, you can guess where the most inspiration comes from. After spending three years studying in London, ‘Piccadilly’ is a transcending single that will hit close to home with listeners wherever you are. Bathed in cultural elements, the track is coated in sensational electro-pop sensibilities that feel influenced by the likes of Lana Del Rey, Sia and Troye Sivan. 

A stunning mix of melancholic textures, Kiey’s vocals soar through a dream-pop soundscape with ease. ‘Piccadilly’ is a warming introduction into Kiey’s stunning music. Released for Halloween just gone, the haunting visuals for the mesmerising single are truly captivating. 

Dive into Kiey’s music head first, you won’t be disappointed. 

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Flight delay leads to Laura Mitchell’s soulful new number ‘Killing Time’

Written by composer John Young while waiting for a long-haul flight – that’s one way to kill some time!

New single ‘Killing Time‘ by soul singer Laura Mitchell is a melancholic number that channels refreshing soundscapes while holding onto a nostalgic presence. Like something you’d hear straight out of the Love Actually soundtrack, this familiar yet authentic piece of music will pull at your heartstrings.

‘Killing Time’ features pianist David Bennett and Laura Mitchell’s jazzy vocals. Mainly working in the wedding industry, Laura’s no stranger to the stage, and connected with ‘Killing Time’ instantly.

“I didn’t see this coming or work towards it. I am in a wedding band. At weddings, many people ask, ‘Do you perform you own stuff?’ or ‘You should go on X Factor’ – I didn’t have plans for that. I used to write music in my teens but worked off most of that angst and sadly stopped writing music when I started learning about it at Uni. I suffered from stage fright for a long time, but through the wedding band, the ability to put on the dress and heels and become a rock star – singing other people’s songs, I become someone else. It’s nice for me to become vulnerable again with a chance to show off the softer side of my vocals.”

Laura Mitchell

Killing Time is out now, and deserves a place on your playlist.

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Innovative pop artist Waterflower releases ambitious album ‘Balta Gaisma’

Latvia based singer-songwriter and producer Waterflower (Sabine Moore) is one of those artists that makes music without boundaries. Thinking completely outside of the box and creating individual music, the newly released album ‘Balta Gaisma’ is her most original work to date. Known for her captivating soundscapes and use of flowers and plants to create musical tones, the new album is expressive and free to do whatever it wants.

Speaking out for many in the LGBTQ+ movement, this empowering artist channels 80s inspired textures within the release. Some stand out moments on the album are ‘Find It!”, an experimental wonder that feels like the lovechild of Björk and FKA Twigs, ‘Chemtrail’, a jagged synth number with triggered rhythms, and ‘Palm Vs Palm’, a delicate, deep electronic track with enchanting vocals.

On the whole creation of Waterflower, the songstress stated:

“As a conceptual artist I use many symbols, but one of my favourite art techniques for performance is something like Brian Eno’s creative strategy – to create a mechanism, run it, and see what happens. I start my Waterflower shows by connecting nearby plants. I never know how they will behave before the show, or how they will react to my touch. Experiments with different plant species intrigue me greatly. I started working with plant synthesizers in 2015, when I saw the Kickstarter project for the Ototo synthesizer. 

I decided that this is what (..) “Waterflower” is all about, playing with plants as synthesizer keys. The technology used in Ototo also works with other materials, but plants are my choice. The other plant synthesizer I use is a MIDI Sprout. It measures the electromagnetic changes (impulses) in a plant and turns them into notes. Then it is up to me to find the most suitable instrument for these sound patterns. In each concert space, these plants create different melodies – I am very interested in that.”

Waterflower is an artist bathed in originality. A distinctive performer that always stays true to herself, the album explores the lightest and darkest parts of Sabine’s mind. 

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Ruth Brosnan’s ‘Toodle-oo’ is the summer power anthem we’ve been waiting for

Cork based singer-songwriter Ruth Brosnan has released her catchy summer single Toodle-oo and it’s truly addictive.

The vibrant track is another brilliant display of Ruth’s infectious character and wicked sense of humour.

With an ultra-catchy chorus, flawless production and some witty lyricism the track really is a feel good, summer vibe we’ve been silently praying for.

Watch the colourful and bright Toodle-oo video below-

The Toodle-oo visuals are energetic and fun, featuring an amazing choreographed dance piece that perfectly showcases Ruth’s quirky style and personality.

Toodle-oo is a follow up single from Ruth’s previous track Good Enough. A powerful and emotive ballad that showed Ruth Brosnan’s more vulnerable side.

Moving and heartwarming, single Good Enough soon made waves for the talented artist amassing thousands of streams on Spotify and Youtube and obtaining great exposure on radio stations and popular music blogs.

IndulgeMe made the song their ‘Track of the week’; and Pure Magazine had her at number one on their Spotlight Chart.

Good Enough came from a very personal place for Ruth Brosnan, she explains-

“I wrote this song from my own life experience. I lost my mother to suicide in 2010 when I was fourteen years of age.

In Ireland and many other countries there has been an increase in suicide rates with worrying increases among younger people. Mental health and wellness are really important and I want to increase awareness”.

Toodle-oo shows us a brighter side to the incredible Ruth Brosnan, demonstrating her diverse songwriting talent and ability to make us laugh and smile with her feel good music.

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Written By: Jessica Rowe