We’re back with another instalment of our Fresh Hit Radar feature. This week we’re really slowing it down with a collection of sultry, R&B infused tracks from some incredible artists.
First up it’s sibling duo Skelly with track Sentiment. This Jazz-inspired single is the perfect blend of old and new, fusing classic Jazz elements with modern R&B flair. Grooving brass sections and some stunningly smooth vocals make track Sentiment a stand-out debut release from Skelly, we can’t wait to see what they do next. Listen below.
Next up it’s familiar face Eiza Murphy. This Irish songstress made it on to our Fresh Hit Radar feature with previous track Blackhole. Now she’s back and better than ever with moody single Taxi. Heavenly harmonies and a dark instrumental make Taxi a dark-pop wonder-track. Full of vocal prowess and some witty lyricism Taxi maintains Eiza’s reputation as one of the most exciting new artists in 2020.
Next on the lineup it’s Crying Beauty Queens with their single Blackbird. Atmospheric and intriguing this track has a sultry yet dark tone to it. A combination of lush guitars, rolling drums and soft yet driving vocals make Blackbird an accomplished track from Crying Beauty Queens. Listen to this track if you need some motivation for your weekend workouts!
Last but not least it’s Myla Vie with her soulful R&B track Real Love. This single has an effortlessly good old school vibe, combining all the best elements of classic R&B with Myla’s smooth vocals and an easy yet grooving beat. A stunning introduction to Myla for the Pop Playlister team, we can’t wait to see what else she will bring to the table.
Scooter Braun has reportedly sold Taylor Swift’s Big Machine masters in a deal believed to be worth more than $300 million.
According to Variety, the music manager and entrepreneur has sold the master rights to Swift’s first six albums. The buyer is said to be an as yet unknown investment fund who closed the deal sometime in the last two weeks.
Swift has since responded to the news, sharing a post on Twitter with the caption: “Been getting a lot of questions about the recent sale of my old masters. I hope this clears things up.”
Swift said her masters were sold to a private equity company called Shamrock Holdings, and that she’d been contacted by them and was informed that her music was sold to them without her knowledge.
“The letter told me that they wanted to reach out before the sale to let me know, but that Scooter Braun had required that they make no contact with me or my team, or the deal would be off,” she wrote.
The letter claimed that Braun will continue to profit from her catalogue “for many years,” so while she was hopeful about partnering with Shamrock, Swift said that “Scooter’s participation is a non-starter for me.”
A sad turn of events for the Pop star who has been battling against Braun for years. Yet this situation teaches an important lesson to artists and reaffirms the need for smart contracts and even smarter musicians.
It’s that time again where we share some of the very best new releases from this week. This collection of tracks comes from ALL genres and styles but with one thing in common, they’re all great tunes.
Let’s get into the Music!
First up it’s Scottish songstress Roma Rose with her track How to Feel. This slow Pop number is a truly feel good tune, easy synths and Roma Rose’s soft vocals create a pure sounding and smooth track. Rolling drums sit underneath Roma’s heavenly harmonies as she spills her honest lyricism. Play this one on a slow Sunday afternoon in the living room.
Next up we have itsreeves with track Left N Right. This talented artist creates ‘product without genre’, a true fusion of elements of Pop, Lo-Fi, R&B and more into a blend that’s smooth sultry and curious. Left N Right is a catchy number with itsreeves’ raw yet subtle vocal style reminiscent of talents such as Mac Miller. This track’s catchy beat and simply pure synths are a certified easy listen.
Next up it’s the ultra smooth Christine Nguyen with track Finding Happiness, feat. Jhalon. This track is pure R&B brilliance, bright guitars, sultry vocals and roomy drum pads. Christine Nguyen’s lyricism has a sad yet beautiful feel to it, an emotive songstress whose soft delivery flows like water. With a sound reminiscent of Jhene Aiko,Christine Nguyen brings talent and potential galore to the table. Listen Below.
The final addition to our Fresh Hit Radar this week is an ethereal electro track from Gefahrgeist titled Graceless. A little different to what you may be listening to but this track is executed excellently. Pure toned vocals, haunting harmonies and some picture perfect production make for a quality electro track from this Scottish duo. An easy feeling electro single that brings a relaxing feel to a typically hectic genre. Take a listen below.
Doja Cat has given her smash hit ‘Say So’ a metal revamp at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards.
The performance, which aired overnight on November 8, starts with the pop star crawling out of a TV screen, in vein of 2002 horror film The Ring. She then proceeds to snarl the typically bubble gum lyrics, transforming the track into a blazing rock anthem. Watch the performance below.
Doja Cat was nominated for two awards at this years MTV EMAs: Best New and Best Push, taking out the former.
Doja Cat has taken the commercial scene by storm in 2020, going from viral ‘Moooo’ star to a TikTok sensation, and one of this year’s most stand out artists.
Demonstrating her diverse vocal and stylistic talent Doja Cat is far from a one hit wonder.
First up it’s Roveena with her power ballad Fly. This smooth yet atmospheric track is pure soulful pop brilliance. With huge vocals, haunting harmonies and soft piano Fly will have you feeling unstoppable. Fly is a cinematic soundscape you won’t want to miss, get ready to be motivated and ready to take on the world after a listen.
Switching it up it’s In The Forest with their Indie-folk track On the Run. This four piece acoustic band harmonises effortlessly to create a vocal blend that is naturally beautiful and purely instinctive. On the Run will have you feeling free as a bird, and ultra relaxed on your weekend. Listen below.
Tacking it up a notch it’s Four Crooks with their stand-out single Black Magic. This track is a driving yet grooving indie-rock track from the four piece. Deep vocals, gritty guitars and a rocking beat leaves us wanting more from this talented foursome. Listen below-
Switching it up for the final track by bringing you a stunning video! These Streets is an accomplished Pop-Rock from Killing Kenny. Accompanied by an emotive and powerful video These Streets is a heartwarming track to soundtrack your weekend. As the UK goes back into lockdown for a second time, Killing Kenny is back to lift our spirits and warm our hearts.
We’re back with our favourite weekly feature, a collection of new music to soundtrack your weekend. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for a chance to submit to our Fresh Hit feature each week.
First up is a sultry number from Sonia Linares titled Go Unknown. Smooth like velvet, Sonia’s vocals on this track are truly heavenly. Coupled with bright guitars and a soft beat Go Unknown is true Indie-Folk brilliance. With emotive lyricism depicting rich stories Sonia Linares establishes herself as a hugely talented songwriter. Check out Go Unknown below.
Next up is Rum & Her from Tansen and Atteev. A Bedroom-Pop inspired single with a flawless production style that throws a Lo-Fi, Electro influence into the mixing pot. Atmospheric and emotive, Rum & Her is a well rounded and accomplished track which will bring out all the feels. See for yourself below.
Next up is the talented MicroMatscenes with track Bring Me To You. This soulful and jazzy track benefits from the vocal talents of Mayah Camara, creating an emotive and powerful pop ballad. Reminiscent of the power ballads of the 80s Bring Me To You has a nostalgic style and flair to it. A track that would sit perfectly over an 80s Romance film, Bring Me To You is a must listen this weekend.
Rounding up our list is Don’t Panic from Audrey’s Dance. This track slows it right down, a moving piece with smooth vocals and pure toned piano chords. Don’t Panic is a simple single, a stripped back track that lays all bare to the listener. Powerful lyricism and honest storytelling make for a truly emotional love song from Audrey’s Dance.
One of the breakout stars of 2019 says new music for 2020 will arrive next month as Billie Eilish confirms a new song is on the way. Responding to a fan, Eilish confirmed a new track was coming sooner than expected.
After earlier in the year suggesting that a new album wouldn’t land until at least 2021, Eilish has surprised her fans by confirming a new track is coming next month. The singer was responding to questions on her Instagram stories when one clever fan asked “new song?” to which she replied: “November.”
Then another fan requested that Eilish help out her fans and “give us a colour that matches the song coming in November,” Eilish responded with glee and shared a burnt orange colour that suggests an autumnal sound was on the way.
The song will be the first new music since July when she released ‘My Future’ and her record-breaking stunner for James Bond ‘No Time To Die’. While the film is suffering delays, the song has become an instant classic.
Earlier this week, as Eilish accepted her award for Top Female Artist from Billboard Music Awards she urged her fans to “please vote and wear a mask”. Meanwhile, an image arose of Eilish which saw the singer stand up for herself and refuse to be body shamed.
Billie Eilish has been dominating popular music throughout 2020. With another release on the way she is clearly set to cement herself as one of the biggest names in popular music.
Another Friday, another Fresh Hit Radar feature. This week is really something special, an incredible lineup full of fierce female talent that you’ll find impossible to fault. So, without further delay, let’s dive straight into the music.
Kicking off our list is a debut single from Irish singer-songwriter and vocalist Eiza Murphy. Single Blackhole is Eiza’s first ever release and what a strong start she makes. Emotive, powerful and moving Blackhole is a power ballad that established Eiza Murphy as an incredible songwriter and ethereal vocalist. Eiza Murphy is certainly one to watch in music. Listen to Blackhole below-
Next up is familiar face to the platform Lohrd Snohw with latest track You Look Like A Friend, featuring fellow female talent EM. Light, bouncy and free YLLAF is a feel good track from this fearless duo. Grooving and intriguing this single draws you in and leaves you wanting more. Perfect harmonies, light hearted synths and a busy beat, what more could we ask for? Listen to You Look Like A Friend Now-
Next up it’s Odillia with her pure R&B brilliance single Break It Down. This track is the perfect middle ground between Pop and Hip-Hop, a seamless blend of style that features none other than Snoop Dogg.Break It Down will have you dancing round the kitchen whilst wishing the clubs were open again.
Rounding up our list is the talented EEVAH with Alt-Pop track Apology. With driving guitars, smooth vocals and rising synths Apology is a stunning single that combines all the best elements of Pop, Electro and rock. A true mixing pot of genre that creates a powerful and attitude packed single from the incredible EEVAH. Apology is Pop Playlister’s first introduction to this artist, making EEVAH our favourite new music discovery of the week.