Fresh Hit Radar, the sultry edit

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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.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

New music Friday, it’s time for our Fresh Hit Radar

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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.

Happy Listening folks!

Written By:Jessica Rowe

Lady Gaga backs Joe Biden as the US election looms

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Original Article

Lady Gaga gave presidential hopeful Joe Biden an election eve boost on Monday when she urged supporters to vote for him at a rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Poker Face star, who was attacked by U.S. leader Donald Trump for agreeing to join his leading opponent on the campaign trail, turned on the President and told fans to vote “like your life depends on it”.

“Or vote like your childrens’ lives depend on it – because they do,” she said at the Heinz Field event.

“And to all of the women, and all of the men with daughters, and sisters, and mothers. Everybody, no matter how you identify, now is your chance to vote against Donald Trump, a man who believes his fame gives him the right to grab one of your daughters, or sisters, or wives, or mothers by any part of their bodies. Vote for Joe. He’s a good person.”

Her remarks referred to an infamous Access Hollywood interview, during which Trump and presenter Billy Bush had an extremely lewd off-camera chat that was caught on audio and published by The Washington Post.

Gaga also joined Biden on the campaign trail on Monday afternoon as he met with college students.

Trump and Biden will go head to head at the polls on Tuesday.

It’s great to see artists getting involved in important current affairs and setting example for fans across the globe.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

A dose of Fresh hits a day keeps the doctor away!

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That’s right! We’re back with another healthy dose of new music for you to fill your boots with this Friday. A collection of great new tracks you truly don’t want to miss.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and without further ado let’s get into the music…

Kicking off our list with a BANG it’s grooving rockers MeMe Detroit with rolling track Mean Rock N Roller. This one is gritty, raw, catchy and guaranteed to get you up and moving on a slow Sunday. Pure Rock brilliance MeMe Detroit are the fearless, female fronted group Music has been missing. Check out the single below.

Next up it’s familiar faces The Kaizens with new release Left Hand Side. These Alt-Indie geniuses are no stranger to the Pop Playlister radar, having firmly established themselves as a band to watch in 2020 these musicians are bursting at the seams with angst, power and true instrumental ability. Left Hand Side is yet another subtly dark track from The Kaizens, a driving yet effortless tune that confirms what we already knew: The Kaizens are the most exciting band emerging onto the Indie scene in 2020.

Third on our list is a powerful single from I.Am.Tru.Starr titled Something’s Gotta Change. Creative, deep and moving Something’s Gotta Change is a statement through music. With elements of soul, Hip-Hop and Jazz I.Am.Tru.Starr’s music is a soundscape of spirit, soul and emotion. Making music in a lane that is truly his own, I.Am.Tru.Starr is one to watch in 2020.

Rounding up our list is EarthWindMud with his smooth Lo-Fi track Speak. The perfect single to relax your mind to, EarthWindMud creates a vibe that it the definition of calming. Speak is the perfect song for your Sunday playlist.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

A new dose of fresh hits for your Friday

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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.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Billie Eilish confirms new music is coming

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Original Article

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.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

This week’s Fresh Hit Radar is our best lineup yet

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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.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

The latest releases you NEED to have on your playlist this weekend

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It’s time for another instalment of the best music we’ve discovered this week, a collection of new releases you’ll wish you heard sooner. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for a chance to submit your track and be featured on the Fresh Hit Radar.

Kicking off the list is the talented India Dupriez with brand new single Kiss and Tell, a collaboration with Multi-Grammy nominated producer Boom Dice. This track couldn’t be hotter off the press as the stunning single was released TODAY (9th Oct). Upbeat, catchy and commercial Kiss and Tell is a classic Pop anthem. Kiss and Tell is a stunning single from the Australian talent and yet another beautifully produced track from Boom Dice. Big things are ahead for this incredible artist.

Listen to Kiss and Tell HERE

Next up it’s UK based Krankhead with their stand out new single Space Coupe. Driving, gritty and catchy this track is trap infused greatness. With intriguing synths, a rocking guitar and some clever bars we couldn’t ask for more from the talented duo. Space Coupe is accompanied by a caricature and lighthearted video which sees the duo dress up as Marty Mcfly and Doc respectively, guaranteed to make you smile AND Space Coupe is a must have on your playlist this weekend.

Third on our list is Kelsey Coleman with single Break Mine. No stranger to the Pop Playlister platform, Kelsey has already established herself as an exciting and innovative talent breaking onto the Pop scene. Smooth vocals sitting over gritty guitars creates a picture perfect contrast, and truly stunning Pop single. Listen for yourself and soak up all that talent!

The next hit to make it onto our radar is Melanie Masson’s Why Don’t You Love Me. Why Don’t You Love Me is the definition of a power ballad, featuring Melanie’s hugely impressive vocal prowess and some grooving brass sections that tie together into one of the best singles we’ve heard so far this year. Feel good and full of female power, Melanie Masson’s Why Don’t You Love Me has quickly become a Pop Playlister favourite.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Fresh Hit Radar is back and better than ever

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After a few quiet weeks we’re back with another Fresh Hit Radar feature! A collection of the best tracks we’ve heard all week that you NEED on your radar. To make up for lost time, we’re giving you a huge dose of new music with 6 different tracks.

Kicking off our list is an intriguing track from the Lowlives Collective titled Rusty Malcom. It’s hard to pin this huge tune down to a genre infused with elements of Electro, Rap, Indie and Trap Rusty Malcom is a curiously brilliant tune from the talented group. Lowlives Collective combines the talents of Orange Bloom, LumbeRoss, Valhalla Kid & OS Elliott. A true wonder team that have brought us a gritty, trippy and bouncing track. Take a listen below.

Next up is a moody yet groovy single title Day To Day by Tugboat Captain. Tugboat Captain are a four-piece musical crew made up of friends and family, so it’s no surprise the group work together seamlessly to create catchy tracks. Making waves in the DIY Pop scene, Day To Day will fill you of teenage angst, emotion and attitude. Take a listen now.

Familiar faces Trio Minutes make it onto our next slot with their track Progress. These three sisters have proven themselves an absolute dream team. Gentle and smooth vocals, infused with a throwback style that will have you raving like it’s the 90s. Not your average girl group, the soulful trio’s release Progress features jazzy horns, a bouncing beat and some cracking harmonies. See for yourself below.

Pale Fire bring us our next fresh hit with track All The World. A driving alt-indie track that has a classic and nostalgic Pop Punk feel to it, this one took me all the way back to my teenage emo days. Pale Fire were formed in 2011, combining the talents of a group of bedroom musicians together their music oozes quality, musicality and artists who REALLY know how to play their instruments.

Next up is the talented Dead Method with single Mind Games, a stunning Alt Electro-Pop single taken from full project Queer Genesis. Reminiscent of talents such as Troye Sivan but mixed with a little more edge and grit, Mind Games is a standout track and incredible introduction to Dead Method. Catchy, commercial and captivating Mind Games sets Dead Method out as one to watch in music. Listen for yourself!

Our Final Fresh Hit this week is Paul Usher’s Time Don’t Heal. A sultry R&B track infused with a 70s Pop style that makes for an ultra catchy and unique sound. The single is pure serotonin, bassy vocals AND one of the best falsettos I’ve heard in a long time this track will leave you truly impressed. Paul Usher sets himself apart as an incredible vocalist and hugely impressive songwriter. Taking an old-school style and making it fresh, Paul Usher is one of the best new artists I’ve heard in a long time.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Singer Antonia Grace releases stunning new single ‘My Little Ten’, at just 10 years old

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Yes you read that correctly. Stunning single, My Little Ten, comes from ten year old talent Antonia Grace. A performer since the age of just 5, Antonia is no stranger to the entertainment world.

My Little Ten tells the story of Antonia Grace seeing the world as more than fairy tales and dreams. It gives her first impressions of adult problems, whether they be climate change, pandemics or hatred.

French born and London based, Antonia Grace began her entertainment career in musical theatre before progressing to the world of performing in front of thousands by the time she was just seven years old.

Astounding and incredible, the young star soon began writing lyrics and making music. Having performed in her native France as well as in LA at the Vocalstar Awards, where she beat hundreds of competitors to snap the prize for Best Music Video Award, Antonia Grace is a vocal veteran.

Antonia Grace was inspired to start her vocal journey by none other than Depeche Mode singer, David Gahan. Taken to see the band by her parents when she was seven, Antonia knew singing on stage was where she wanted to be.

My Little Ten is the first release from Antonia’s debut EP entitled London Grace. Already making waves in radio and significant publications, many exciting things lay ahead for Antonia Grace.

Bursting with talent and potential, this youngster has already established herself as an award-winning vocalist and catchy song-writer.

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Written By: Jessica Rowe