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

Fill your boots with some new music from our Fresh Hit radar!

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How do the weeks fly by so fast? We’re once again back to share some great new music with the world.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for your chance to submit and see the full lineup on our Spotify Playlist!

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.

Happy Listening!

Written 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

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

Justin Bieber set to release new single ‘Holy’ this Friday

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Original Article

Justin Bieber has confirmed that he’ll release his new single ‘Holy’ this Friday, marking the first new music from the singer since his fifth album Changes arrived earlier this year.

Posting on Twitter, Bieber wrote “FOUR DAYS”, alongside a link to a website titled http://jbsoon.com.

When fans click through to the site, the track title appears in large white lettering, set against a background photo of barren farmland.


Bieber also shared a photo from the song’s video shoot, which sees him wearing dungarees and covered in mud while sitting next to director Colin Tilley – who most recently directed the video for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s ‘WAP’.

Commenting on the photo, Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun wrote: “New era. Friday.” You can see the post below.

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Elyss Daya reveals stunning new single Limerence

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London based singer-songwriter, Elyss Daya, has revealed her stunning new single ‘Limerence’ that is nothing short of beautiful.

Born to Filipino parents, but raised in London, Elyss grew up with a rich tapestry of musical influence and experience.

The young singer songwriter has already captured the attention of BBC introducing, Slanted Press and Radio Wigwam to name a few.

Since her 2017 debut release, ‘Ignition’, Elyss Daya has been establishing herself as an emotive and moving songwriter.

An artist with stories to share beyond just being a musician, this young songstress is someone we are truly excited about.

Following on from the success of her hit single ‘We Could Stay’, Elyss Daya has released a subtly powerful and smoothly moving track ‘Limerence’. Delicate and atmospheric, the single is the definition of easy listening.

Elyss comments-

 “It’s a song that I wrote when I was 19, and it is probably the longest production I’ve ever worked on.”

‘Limerance’ is designed to tell the tale of each stage of infatuation, from the uncertain, the unspoken and the fragility of emotion.

“Sometimes, it’s not enough to want someone for the way you think they are.” 

Picking up support already from BBC Introducing, the track is a stand out single for Elyss, and sets her apart as an artist to watch for 2020.

Smooth, emotive and ethereal, ‘Limerence’ is a truly remarkable single.

Listen to Limerence NOW

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Star in the making, Kelsey Coleman gives a warm ‘Thank You’ to her UK fans

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Rising star Kelsey Coleman has wished a warm ‘Thank You’ to the UK after receiving immense support from the fans in the wake of her debut single Nobody

Nobody was a power pop track from the wonderful Kelsey that made waves across radio and publications worldwide, but was particularly adored by Kelsey’s UK fans. As a thank you for their support of the single Kelsey Coleman has released a touching cover of Warren Zevon’s Keep Me In Your Heart, she comments-

“In the world today with what’s occurring and with all the conflict and anger, Keep Me in Your Heart is a message about peace and love, which I think we all need more of. I wanted to spread positivity and light to people and hopefully give people something to smile about. This is also a thank you to all the fans and supporters of my music and career so far. Thank you so much everyone and I hope you enjoy my cover!”

Watch the video HERE

Debut single Nobody clocked up a huge 200,000 streams on Spotify alone, as well as obtaining a slot on coveted youtube channel the Vibe Guide.

A feel good anthem, Nobody was the mood booster we all needed from the talented Kelsey Coleman

With a new single due in October 2020, this is just the beginning for Kelsey Coleman.

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Written By: Jessica Rowe