The Brits Recap: Winners Addition

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The Brits 2021 took place on May 11th at London’s O2 Arena with an in-person crowd of 4000 people, particularly revolutionary in these socially distancing times. Hosted by Jack Whitehall, who has maintained the hosting role since 2018, and chock full of performances from the likes of Dua Lipa and Coldplay, the night was a success, especially as a government COVID piolt event.

It was a big night for firsts as Taylor Swift became the first female to receive the ‘Icon’ award. Little Mix became the first all-female band to win the ‘Best British Group’ Award, proving that girl power is still very much alive by winning an otherwise all-male category.

The Brits 2021 Highlights

A true highlight of the night was a joint performance from Sir Elton John and Years & Years, who honoured the TV smash hit ‘It’s a Sin’ with the Pet Shops Boys classic of the same name.

Overall, the night was a triumph and a reminder that music not only survived but thrived even during a global pandemic.

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Global Icon – Taylor Swift

Rising Star – Griff

Breakthrough Artist – Arlo Parks

Male Solo Artist – J Hus

Female Solo Artist – Dua Lipa

British Single – Harry Styles (Watermelon Sugar)

British Group – Little Mix

International Group – Haim

International Female Solo Artist – Billie Eilish

International Male Solo Artist – The Weeknd

Mastercard Album Of The Year – Dua Lipa (Future Nostalgia)

Words by Ellen Oakley

Jade Moss brings the world of retro glamour to the masses with her upcoming single ‘Only U’

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Dropping May 14th, ‘Only U’ is a beautiful collection of retro pop and contemporary R&B nuances all tied together with Jade Moss’ smooth vocal performance. Moss, whose brand is nostalgic charm topped up with a distinct style and sense of self, croons through the tale of a female character fighting against the waves of love at first sight whilst creating a rich, charismatic track.

The track, taken from Moss’ upcoming debut EP, is sleek and sophisticated from the word go. With a real Amy Winehouse-Esq feel, the song is full of addictive harmonies that highlight Moss’ voice perfectly without overshadowing it and an upbeat instrumental with a level of class present throughout. ‘Only U’ never feels aged; it utilises retro styling in a way that keeps it grounded in a modern setting, avoiding over saturating the listener with overplayed cliches. The overall result is a soulful pop bop that fits Jade Moss to a ‘T’.

“The music that I write is about my experiences with love, joy, strength and the importance of self-worth”Jade Moss

‘Only U’ is Jade Moss in her element. The song is a showcase of her style and her ability to connect through her lyrics and voice, allowing Moss to give the nod to her influences (Etta James, Grace Jones and Lauren Hill) whilst simultaneously carving her own distinctive path in a musical landscape that seems to be missing a bit of retro glamour. Make sure to keep an eye (and ear) out for ‘Only U’ dropping May 14th.

Check out Jade Moss at these internet places:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jademossmusic/

Website: http://www.jademoss.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jademossmusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jademossmusic

Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/user-789899991 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4hsVMOWHuptQXh34KCOEsi

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdat_o2sz115bl7WRXzt7Pg/videos

Words by Ellen Oakley

Preyah oozes pop princess perfection with her latest single ‘On The Line’

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Preyah delivers pure pop prowess with her newest single, ‘On The Line’. The track, released on April 9th, is a blend of pop and electronic elements tied together with a soulful vocal performance that showcases Preyah’s talent and her glamourous style, especially present in the accompanying music video.

On The Line Music Video

‘On The Line’ is a perfect floor filler. With a dramatic chorus highlighted with disco-Esq strings and an addictive instrumental that carries Preyah’s smooth voice to fruition whilst she makes relatable jabs at modern dating culture. The track is full of energy fit for a diva (“a quirky diva” in Preyah’s own words), and this energy is more than present in the music video, which is full of untouchable stage presence and a gorgeous lilac centric colour palette.

With style reminiscent of eccentric dance hall vibes and modern pop-rap tracks (see Doja Cat), Preyah has created an anthem perfect for a night out sing-along that screams empowerment and purpose. It’s sleek, professional and full of flair, marking Preyah as someone to watch as she shapes the pop landscape around her.

Check out Preyah at the following internet places:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preyah_yeah/

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/preyah-114912188/preyah-on-the-line/s-U4tIkKbXH0u

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7JrtHrH28JpMPS6CmWcOku

Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/preyah/1061548923

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC29ziSFefQTKjOMFSWr8zA/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@preyah_?

Words by Ellen Oakley

A dose of new Music for your Friday, Pop Playlister’s Fresh Hit Radar

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We’re back once again to bring you a striking line-up of new Music with our Fresh Hit Radar.

Today we’ve got some power-packed tracks to help you get in to the feel-good Friday spirit.

First up it’s Mildflower with gorgeous Synth-Pop track ‘Just a Boy’. This single is bedroom Pop at its very best, subtly groovy and electro infused ‘Just a Boy’ is a total ear worm of a track. Packed full with innovative instrumental elements Mildflower creates a truly curious and other-worldly soundscape. Listen below-

Next up is a power packed single from Motion Sickness ‘Ether’. Ethereal vocals sit over punchy pianos chords and a steady beat. ‘Ether’ feels full of mystery and just a hint of darkness, softly sweet vocals are contrasted by the track’s lurking and leering synths to create a threatening yet freeing soundscape. ‘Ether’ wouldn’t be misplaced in a James Bond film, intense and anthemic Motion Sickness establishes himself as a producer powerhouse.

If you’re feeling a little more angsty we’ve got a track for you. ‘Better off Meditating’ is a grungy single from Tamar Berk. Full of attitude and resentment ‘Better off Meditating’ has us feeling like we could take on the world and everyone in it. If you reminisce over the golden days of Pop-Punk you’ll love this one!

Ending on a sultry and soulful note we have Pavit Sanghera’s R&B single ‘Fake Love’. Pavit’s pure toned vocals will have you well and truly in your feels, not to mention those gorgeous runs! ‘Fake Love’ is just great R&B, reminding us of the soulful divas from the 90s, Pavit Sanghera has that nostalgic R&B style.

Happy Listening!

Mahalia and Rico Nasty bringing us a new collab single this week!

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Mahalia and Rico Nasty have announced the forthcoming release of their collaborative single, ‘Jealous’, out later this week.

Announced on both artists’ social media overnight, the single will be released this Wednesday (February 17). It will mark the first release this year from Mahalia and the second from Rico, following ‘Lil Bitch’ with Chillpill and Soleima.

Both artists released records in 2020, Mahalia with her three-track EP ‘Isolation Tapes’ and Rico with her debut album, ‘Nightmare Vacation’. ‘Isolation Tapes’ won Mahalia the Best Female Act and Best R&B/Soul Act categories at the 2020 MOBO Awards.

We can’t wait for this one! The track is due to drop this Wednesday, keep your eyes and ears peeled.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

Ready to soundtrack the weekend, we’re back to satisfy your new music needs

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Another Friday, another Fresh Hit Radar lineup. We’re back to bring you a line-up of stunning new singles we’ve discovered this week.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for your chance to submit to the Fresh Hit Radar feature every week.

Let’s kick off with a stunning Chill-beat track from Hentos titled -1 is better than 0. The definition of soothing, this soft and gentle instrumental track is produced to perfection. Calming and chilled, -1 is better than 0 is the perfect beat to listen as you work, study or simply relax. Simplistic yet accomplished, listen to -1 is better than 0 below.

Picking up the pace a little with Datini’s Old Sunshine. This bright track is a true breath of fresh air, joyful guitars and a softly rolling beat compliment gentle synth pads. Another Chill-Hop track to soundtrack a slow morning watching the world go by. Old Sunshine feels like witnessing a beautiful sunset, calming and atmospheric that track is Chill-Hop at its best.

Third on our list it’s R&B rising star Christine Nguyen with new track Regardless, featuring Justice Gbada. Stunning songstress Christine’s pristine vocals are complimented perfectly by the gritty vocal delivery from Justice. Witty bars, smooth and melodic harmonies and twinkling synths make for a sultry R&B single from the duo. We’ve got our fingers crossed this won’t be their last collaboration.

Rounding up our list is Dream Girl from Big Deal Bills. This smooth Hip-Hop track is a true motivator, uplifting and bouncy this track is certified to add some energy to your weekend. Witty bars, gently flow and a grooving beat make for a catchy track from Big Deal Bills. Listen below-

Fresh, fiery and fantastic- All the Fresh Hits you need to fill your weekend

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Happy Friday readers! We’re back to round off the week with a collection of stunning tracks that are HOT off the press.

With an insane number of great releases to choose from we were truly spoiled this week, and delighted to be sharing another Fresh Hit Radar lineup with you.

Let’s kick off with the wonderful Vicky Trantou and single All About Me. Smooth and sultry All About Me is an accomplished R&B track from the young songstress. Ethereal vocals, bouncing percussion and some gorgeous runs make for a stunning single from Vicky Trantou. All About Me comes off latest release and debut EP from Vicky titled ‘Seventeen’, a collection of four stunning tracks that establish Vicky as a rising star in UK R&B. Stream All About Me below-

Next up is Electro-Pop ballad I Can’t Get Away from Scottish artist Konner. Packed full of bright synth pads and Konner’s deeply rich vocals I Can’t Get Away is an ambient single. Melodic and glossy this track is true Synth-Pop brilliance. With just a hint of sorrow hidden behind those sparkling synths, don’t blame us when this track has you shedding a tear or two.

Third on the line-up are Sad-Pop masters Audrey’s Dance with emotive track ‘Internet Queen’. Heart-wrenching and icy, Internet Queen is a softly sad tune from the duo. Gentle vocals sit effortlessly over warm piano chords to create an atmospheric track. Moody and melancholy, Audrey’s Dance emanate a sad yet sweet tone, depressing yet heavenly they find a perfect musical blend between light and dark.

Next up it’s SoulClap with track Val, featuring Illa Jjo & Verb Turner. Soulful and grooving, Val is a kinetic and smooth Alt-Rap track from the talented trio. Packed full with witty bars, jazz influence and subtle bounce the track carries genuine flow and movement. Produced to perfection, Val is a faultless track. Listen to Val to add some groove to your weekend.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Back and better than ever, it’s the very first Fresh Hit Radar lineup of 2021!

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Happy New Year one and all! We’re so excited to be back in the saddle and bringing you another instalment of our beloved Fresh Hit Radar.

We’ve line-up a few of the best tracks we’ve heard this week, bringing you nothing but tunes. Buckle up and let’s dive into the music!

First up it’s Pop Playlister’s fave Lohrd Snohw back with another single titled Call Me Deadly. This one comes in collaboration with fellow talent Kate Brunotts, and the two of them make for one hell of a duo. Haunting and atmospheric, this Alt-Pop single is packed full of intriguing synths, innovative percussion and icy lyricism. Curious yet wistful Call Me Deadly is a cinematic track from the duo, with glossy vocals and nimble runs we truly couldn’t wish for more. Listen Below.

Next up it’s Mattiechi with the aptly titled single ‘Smooth’. This grooving single is classic old-school R&B goodness, with an easy sitting beat some sultry vocals and understated harmonies. Mattiechi’s sound has an openly nostalgic feel, reminiscent of 90’s/00’s style R&B this track will take you back to your younger days. Laid back and peaceful Smooth is the definition of an easy listening tune, pop this one on your playlist and feel truly tranquil.

Next up is psych-rock single Cafe from band Bad Chemicals. Driving and heavy this track is back full of punchy drums, gritty guitars and impenetrable vocals. Gloomy instrumental with a strangely cheery vibe make for the perfect equilibrium between light and dark. This track will have you up and moving in no time.

Rounding off the list is a stunning single and music video from the talented Araya titled Color Palette. Vibrant and animated this single is full of bright guitars, smooth beats and some gooey vocals. Araya is an artist that transcends genre, bringing a curious yet polished sense of style to the scene. Color Palette is a feel good track, accompanied by a music video that is nothing but good vibes, take a look below.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Time for New Music, we’re back with a dose of our beloved Fresh Hit Radar

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That’s right it’s time for another stunning line-up of new music we’ve had the pleasure of stumbling across this week.

From Pop to R&B, Indie to Folk this week we’ve well and truly got it all

Let’s dive straight in to the Music.

First up it’s Joani with her hauntingly beautiful ST MORITZ. Ethereal vocals, mournful harmonies and twangy guitars make for a stunning yet haunting track from the talented Joani. This Alt-Indie track is a curious wonderland of subtle and smooth sounds, layering of gorgeous textures and some truly beautiful vocals ST MORITZ is as soft as a lullaby. Listen Below.

Next up it’s Brett Altman with his Folk-Pop track Holding on to Now. This bright acoustic number is a true mood booster, a gently grooving track with subdued guitars and a mellow beat to keep an effortless and understated vibe to the tune. Brett Altman’s vocals are packed full of power, certain to lift your spirits and put a smile on your face. Listen to this track for a little weekend motivation.

Third on our list is a blissful ballad from Clara Moschetta titled Happy and Healthy. This track’s glossy piano chords are complimented perfectly by Clara’s gleaming runs and brawny vocals. Happy and Healthy is an emotive and smooth piece contrasted by its powerful and striking delivery from Clara Moschetta. We can think of one word for the single, ‘glorious’.This track is not one to miss.

The final addition to our list is Second Chances from Samina Lovelyn. Second Chances is a sultry R&B single from the young talent, with some bright vocals and snappy beats to compliment. Samina Lovelyn oozes old-school R&B goodness, with that classically soppy lyricism, striking instrumentals and smooth vocals Samina brings a nostalgic vibe to the table.

Happy Listening Folks!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Fresh Hit Radar, the smooth edit

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We’re back with another line-up of great new music releases to soundtrack your weekend.

This time we’ve gone down the ‘easy-listening’ route, a collection of smooth and sultry tracks to calm the soul.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for your chance to submit every week!

First up it’s Delusions of Grandeur from Granny Smith. This track is a wonderland of sound, a single that transcends all genre by throwing Indie, Alt, Electro, Jazz and more into the mix. Rising synths, some pure toned vocals and a flowing beat make for a curious yet calm track from Granny Smith. A single to soothe your mind, and peak your musical curiosity all at the same time. Take a listen below-

Next up is Katana with her smooth R&B tune Bad Timing. Fusing a 00s R&B influence, with some JoJo-esque vocals Katana’s sound is pure old-school brilliance. Some gorgeous runs ,coupled with pianos pads and a punchy beat, make for a stunning and sultry R&B single from Katana. Bad Timing reminds me of some of the absolute R&B-Pop classics from the 00s, Get Out (JoJo), Foolish (Ashanti), you name it Katana oozes all the potential and prowess of some of music’s top R&B divas.

Third on our list is the talented Paige Keiner with Alt-Pop single Inside My Mind. Paige Keiner’s vocals are bright toned perfection, smooth and light sounding guaranteed to make you relax. Inside My Mind is a soft Alt-Pop single, with some heavenly harmonies provided by Paige, and a guitar-infused instrumental to compliment. A stunning introduction to Paige Keiner for the Pop Playlister team, we can’t wait to hear more.

Last but by no means least it’s Fine Wine from Olivia Thom. This acoustic single is as gentle as a lullaby, light and pure Fine Wine is a feel-good Folk-Pop single from the talented Olivia Thom. Perfected harmonies sit over the foundations of bright guitar picking and gentle strums. A witty wordsmith and effortlessly good vocalist, Olivia Thom’s sound is the definition of relaxation (with just a hint of groove.) Listen below.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe