With the original teaser photo appearing on May 9th from the BIGHIT music Twitter account, the BTS members have gone and released even more promotional content ranging from single-member shots to the latest release featuring all members together; see below.
The track itself, ‘Butter’, was initially shown on April 26th and is planned to be unveiled to the public on May 21st at 5 am BST (British Summer Time). The dance-pop song will be the second English language track from the group, the first being ‘Dynamite’ released in 2020, and is already being hailed as “brimming with the smooth yet charismatic charm of BTS”.
If you cannot wait until May 21st, the BIGHIT Twitter account is overflowing with lots of promotional content and photoshoots to tide you over until then.
It’s the best part of the week and time to share with the world our Fresh Hit Radar line-up!
The Fresh Hit Radar is that end of the week pick me up we all need, a collection of striking singles to get you into the weekend spirit.
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Let’s start with a dose of fearless feminine flair with track ‘Move Me’ from EMME & Rabbi Recc.‘Move Me’ is a rhythmic Alt-R&B track from Memphis born EMME ,whose sound is infused by that warming Southern style and a generous mix of genres. The track comes packed full of mesmerising beats, softly grooving melodies and EMME’s sugary sweet vocal runs. ‘Move Me’ has an infectious groove, full of vibrancy and warmth EMME‘s style is pure good vibes.
Following up with a generous taste of Indie-Pop perfection courtesy of Tom Shawcroft. ‘I Don’t Care, Never Mind’ is a glossy yet gloomy single from Shawcroft. Glittering guitars are contrasted perfectly by Tom’s beautifully sad lyricism and a punching beat. Softly gritty vocals and some gorgeous falsetto make this single a lullaby worthy number. A total earworm of a track ‘I Don’t Care, Never Mind’ is a soothing soundscape of subtle sadness. Don’t blame us when your eyes start leaking…
Slowing it down just a tad we bring you Harriet Rose’s acoustic single ‘Love Me Like That’. Finding a perfect blend of Country and Folk ‘Love Me Like That’ is a catchy track full of melodic hooks, lusciously layered guitars and wonderfully emotive word-smithery. Multi-instrumentalist Harriet may be UK born and raised but the young talent oozes that enviable Nashville-style. Pouring true passion into her singles ‘Love Me Like That‘ is full of feeling. We’re strangely drawn to Harriet Rose, her warm energy and bright toned vocals have an addictive nature that leaves us wanting more. We’ll be keeping a firm eye on this one.
Rounding up our list with some raw Pop goodness from Cassandra. ‘Like You’ is an energetic single from Pop Princess Cassandra, infused with feminine flair and power-packed lyricism. ‘Like You’ is the definition of feel-good, a gloriously catchy chorus and some grooving melodies make this a striking Pop single. Cassandra’s vibrant personality is truly enchanting, an infectious cheer that pours from her sound in abundance. We can’t get enough!
As reported in NME on his 27th birthday, Justin Bieber has announced plans to release a new single, ‘Hold On’.
The singer-songwriter revealed on March 1 that he will drop the track this Friday (March 5).
In his social media post announcing ‘Hold On’, Bieber uploaded the single’s artwork, which depicts him on a motorbike. Alongside the caption “Hold On. Friday”, Bieber shared a pre-save link to his forthcoming album, implying that the single will feature on the record. See the post below.
Last month, Justin Bieber announced details relating to his sixth studio album, ‘Justice’, which drops on March 19. The record is set to feature the previously released singles ‘Holy (ft. Chance The Rapper)’, ‘Lonely (ft. Benny Blanco)’ and ‘Anyone’.
On announcing ‘Justice’, Bieber said that he hopes the album will “provide comfort” to his listeners.
Exciting times ahead for Bieber fans, with a HUGE catalogue to live up to, will Justin’s sixth album meet the standard?
The end of yet another week means it’s once again time to bring you some great new music.
A highlight in our diaries, there’s nothing we love more than bringing you some of the very best new sounds we’ve stumbled on this week.
Today we’re feeling the funk, and pulling together a line-up of energetic and grooving tracks to give you that Friday feeling.
Kicking off the list it’s familiar faces and talented sister group, Trio Minutes. This power-packed group of sisters have been on our radar for some time, carving out a name for themselves in the Electro-Pop scene. Combining a sound both modern and nostalgic the trio make a sound that’s truly innovative, intriguing and catchy. Latest release from Trio Minutes ‘Vampire Boy’ is another effortlessly grooving, ear-worm of a track. A punchy beat, bright harmonies and innovative electronic elements make for another stunning single. Trio Minutes continue to impress.
Summer may feel very far away right now, but Motion Sickness’ track Proselyte has us feeling the warmth of sunny days may not be so far away. Driving and atmospheric, this track is full of punchy hits, rising synths and bright as the sun vocals. Proselyte is a striking release that reminds us of huge names and summer anthem makers The Chainsmokers. Creating an Electro sound that’s heavy yet freeing, Motion Sickness is a truly talented producer. We can’t wait to see what he brings us next.
Next on our lineup is Synth-Pop mavericks Screams From The Sun with track Keep on Running. 80s inspired with a modern pop-punk twist, this London based duo are true masters of synths. Combining hefty drums with a softly gritty vocal style and nostalgia-inducing synth elements. Screams From The Sun truly bring something new to the table, emo meets 80s, pop-punk meets synth-pop, and we are HERE for it!
We’re rounding up our list with something a little smoother, Redwood’s Honey Sauce. Don’t be fooled, this Singer-songwriter still packs an absolute punch. Combining elements of Rock, Indie and Acoustic-Pop Redwood creates an eclectic soundscape of acoustic guitars and rolling drums. Redwood’s sultry and deep vocals are a true stand out in the world of singer-songwriters, an intense sense of power and drive oozes from track ‘Honey Sauce’. Motivating and moving, this track is a true stand-out number from Redwood.
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.
The 28-year-old hip-hop star teased a big announcement was on the way and she’s now announced the new track will arrive on Friday (05.01.21).
Alongside the striking artwork, in which the ‘Press’ rapper is sat in a bubble chair hanging over a city skyline in a bedazzled sheer ensemble, she wrote on Instagram: “My new single “UP” drops this Friday! LETS GOOOOOO! #Up (sic)”
The upcoming song will mark the first new music from the 28-year-old star since August’s controversial hit, ‘WAP’, with Megan Thee Stallion.
Cardi has also thanked her fans for “genuinely” supporting her as she admitted she wasn’t feeling herself at the moment, despite the exciting announcement.
She wrote on Twitter: “I want to thank all my fans and everyone that genuinely support me .I been preparing for this week for over a month.Unfortunately I’m not feeling how I wanted to feel today .I’m very happy that you guys are happy and just know I do this cause ya go so hard for me . (sic)”
The Grammy-winner went on to thank her loyal fanbase for “lifting” her up when things get “too much”.
Will the new single live up to the hype of Cardi’s 2020 release WAP?
Smooth yet sharp, talented songstress Jade Moss has released her latest single ‘Hey Babe’.
The moody yet alluring track is all about finding love in a disposable age; a cutting criticism on the shallow nature of the world and a warped take on a love song.
Jade Moss‘ signature sound is a seamless blend of modern and old-school influences; taking inspiration from Jazz, Pop and Trip-Hop genres, Jade Moss has a deeply unique quality to her artistry.
‘Hey Babe’ features some gritty-good vocals, a rolling beat and catchy melodies. The track is defiant, with Jade’s lyricism packed full of wit, force and fire.
If there’s one thing that strikes you about Jade Moss it’s her attitude. Fearless and intense, Jade’s personality packs a real punch that listeners won’t forget anytime soon.
Jade’s creative talents are by no means limited to music, having made her name as an innovating entrepreneur in the world of fashion and textiles.
Just like her sound, Jade’s designs have a retro feel, combining contemporary fashions with trends of the distant past to create pieces that have landed her in huge online retailers.
Jade’s addictive melodies and defiant energy will have you feeling fearless and ready to take on the world. Creating a unique blend of genres both old and new, Jade Moss’ sound oozes quality and potential.
Ready to make her mark on music, Jade Moss is set to bring us a full EP in April this year titled ‘Only You’.
With plenty more magical music in the works there’s no better time to get to know Jade Moss.
Songstress Melanie Masson has brought out a brand new single ‘Seasons’. The cheery track is a follow up to Melanie’s acclaimed debut track ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’.
The soulful single ‘Seasons’ is Melanie’s unique take on the classic hit Seasons (Waiting on You). Putting her own northern sultry spin on the track, Melanie has already received praise from the band themselves, with Bassist (William Cashion) calling her rendition a ‘beautiful version’.
We whole-heartedly agree. Melanie’s ‘Seasons’ is a bouncy and light track, packed full of deeply soulful vocals and some ultra-punchy percussion.
“I loved the melody and lyrics to Seasons and really connected to it. It felt very reflective yet optimistic and that’s the mood I wanted to create for the video. I wanted to send out a positive message. It feels like we’re all in the same challenging situation right now.
We all have our struggles, our ups and down but there’s always hope. It’s about hanging on to what’s important, taking strength from that and holding onto the belief that better days are coming. It’s a message to everyone to hang on in there.” – Melanie Masson
The track was once again produced by the talented Tristan Longworth, utilising a team of skilled live musicians to bring an authentic feel to the single.
The talented team behind the track perfectly compliment Melanie’s smooth vocals, packed full of power, emotion and feeling just like some of soul’s greatest voices of all time.
The accompanying video for ‘Seasons‘ is a flowing and free set of feel-good visuals. Light and Joyous, the ‘Seasons’ video sees Melanie moving through nature looking nothing short of glorious.
Watch the ‘Seasons’ video below-
The stunning video was directed by acclaimed Film and TV actress and director Simone Lahbib (currently a regular in Eastenders) and is certain to bring a smile to your face.
Glasgow-born Melanie grew up with performer parents; destined for a career in creativity she began singing in local venues from a young age.
The rest, as they say, is history. Melanie went on to train in Music and Drama at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University. Her eclectic career has seen her become a solo recording artist on EMI records, tour with the likes of Pink and Stereophonics and gain top 40 hits with groups WiFi as well as The Bassheads.
Melanie shows no sign of stopping, with her recent releases landing her firmly in the hearts of the British public.
Melanie Masson’s soulful style and emotive delivery bring a moving tone to everything she touches, truly turning tracks into gold.
With a bright personality and cheerful energy that is truly infectious, Melanie Masson is the soulful songstress the world desperately needs in these challenging times.
New York native Greer Baxter has released an effortlessly brilliant pop single titled ‘Sleeping on the Couch.’
Out now, the promising artist’s latest tune is available on all streaming services.
The sultry songwriter brings a soft touch to the pop genre, with glossy synths, gentle harmonies and understated percussion.
‘Sleeping on the Couch’ is a classically brilliant pop single, with subtle electro elements, Greer Baxter brings a unique and mellow approach to the genre.
‘Sleeping on the Couch’ tells the relatable tale of fighting with someone you love and trying to keep the arguments from pulling you apart. It’s an emotive single all about having a connection that’s stronger than conflict.
“I wrote this song about suddenly being at odds with the person you love and trying to make sense of it. We’ve all had a night sleeping on the couch and we wake up in the morning thinking: why would we let a fight keep us apart for the night? It’s about wanting to resolve it before falling asleep and wondering if the other person feels the same.” – Greer Baxter
‘Sleeping on the Couch’ is intimate yet profound; an alt-pop take on the classic love song and follow up single to Greer’s 2019 EP release ‘Bleed’.
Greer Baxter has a polished-to-perfection sound and style; having been writing, singing and playing piano from a young age, music is truly what Greer was born to give to the world.
A wordsmith that needs to be heard, Greer Baxter is not one to miss.
“My music therefore tries to connect poetry and melody and that is always my guiding force as I write my songs. I believe words and music can transport you in ways nothing else can. That inspires me and hopefully will inspire others.” – Greer Baxter
Husband and wife duo Toby & Pip have released a melodic new acoustic single titled ‘New Year’.
Having been together for 11 years, the musical couple discovered they had spent every single New Year’s Eve together since their first meeting through mutual friends.
Filled with nostalgia and pride, the couple used their touching commitment to one another as inspiration to bring us the soft and mellow single ‘New Year’.
The uplifting track is packed full with bright guitar, heavenly harmonies and delicate lyricism.
Toby & Pip proudly declare they wish to start every New Year together, no matter the circumstances, making for a soulful and heartwarming festive love song from the talented duo.
The Folk-Pop couple have long been honing their musical skills, with multi-instrumentalist Pip obtaining a Music degree and vocalist Toby writing and making musical magic since 2002.
Together they bring a wealth of experience, soul and spirit into the Folk-Pop genre. Pouring their love for each other into their music making process to create touching, heartening tracks.
Their endeavours in Folk-Pop have taken Toby & Pip on a journey that’s seen them release 3 EPs, play some of London’s best music venues, and share the stage with talents such as The Dunwells, Tom Chaplin and Philippa Hanna.
Their catalogue, entirely self written, is a thoughtful and passionate soundscape of acoustic elements, gentle vocals and perfectly blended harmonies, that together showcases immense musical talent.
With a stunning music video on its way, filmed in their hometown of London, New Year is the perfect song to cheer you up in these dreary times.
Bringing hope and light at a time when the world needs it most, Toby & Pip are an inspirational and soul-stirring musical duo.
Find, Follow and Stream Toby & Pip to boost your mood and put a smile on your face!
The song was written & recorded by Toby & Pip with good friend (+ legendary jazz artist) Anthony Strong producing the song, providing piano & other instrumentation & arrangements.
Credits: Acoustic Guitar & Vocals: Toby Ukulele & Vocals: Pip Electric Guitar & Bass Guitar: Phil Ward Drums: Joel Stumbaugh Piano & other instruments: Anthony Strong Arranged and Produced by Anthony Strong
Written By: Jessica Rowe
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