Fresh Hit Radar is back to soundtrack your weekend

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We’re back to showcase some of the very best new music released this week.

This week’s edit is full of grooving tracks to get you and moving and motivated ahead of another lockdown weekend.

Let’s kick off with Friends From Enemies from Arcade Skies. This utterly funky track has an old-school feel, electro infused and full of movement Friends From Enemies has an 80s Electro-Pop style to it. Punchy percussion, rhythmic synths and some innovative vocal samples make for a truly atmospheric track from Arcade Skies. This one is guaranteed to give you that weekend feel, energetic and bouncy Friends From Enemies has us feeling like we could conquer the world.

Next up it’s Time Machine from Riley Whittaker. At just 16 years old Riley might just be the youngest artist EVER to make it on to our Fresh Hit Radar list. Time Machine is a grooving Alt-Pop track, heavenly vocals complimented perfectly by sharp guitars and rising synths make for a hell of a track. Riley Whittaker is a singer-songwriter bursting with talent, her smooth vocal delivery of emotive lyricism making for power packed singles. The talent of Riley Whittaker is comparable to a huge name in music, Taylor Swift. Keep your eye on the rising star that is Riley Whittaker.

Third on the line-up is guitar driven track ‘Monsters’ from Andrew Bradley. This track has a truly feel-good vibe, bright guitars, gentle percussion and some effortlessly smooth vocals from talented Andrew. ‘Monsters‘ has a soothing and soft sense of groove, moving fluidly like a lullaby to the listener. With heartwarming word-smithery ‘Monsters’ is a truly perfect and subtly beautiful Acoustic-Pop single.

Rounding up the list it’s Annie Elise with single Open Eyes. Ambient and charming, Open Eyes is a truly anthemic Electro-Pop single. Something about Annie Elise is intriguing, her deeply texture and layered instrumentality is contrasted perfectly by her stripped back yet stunning vocals. Open Eyes is a genre-bending track combining elements of Pop, Electro and even a hint of R&B. The single draws us into the curious musical world of Anna Elise, and we never want to leave.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

FKA Twigs teases new music that could be coming this week

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FKA Twigs has taken to Instagram to tease the release of new music this week, over a year after the release of her second album ‘MAGDALENE’.

The short post was accompanied by a selfie of Twigs – real name Tahliah Barnett – with the caption: “did someone say they wanted new music? might have something for you this week…”. Read the post below.

Barnett is set to launch her own Sonos Radio show next month, entitled Main Squeeze, and featuring tracks from the likes of Ashanti, Pink Floyd and Larry Heard.

Barnett recently sued Shia LaBeouf, accusing him of sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress throughout their relationship, which took place between 2018 and 2019.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting new music from talented FKA Twigs for MONTHS. Could she finally be about to satisfy our hunger?

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

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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Our Artist of the Month for August- The talented Vicky T

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It’s time to share our Artist of the Month for August where we highlight the best new talent we heard last month.

August was a month full of fierce competition and incredible releases in the industry but for the Pop Playlister team there was one standout artist.

Vicky T brought us her debut single ‘Lie’ on the 14th August, a soulful R&B single that instantly caught our attention.

The London based singer-songwriter is talented beyond her years, an emotive songstress and vivid storyteller, Vicky T is one of the most exciting R&B stars emerging on to the scene.

We caught up with the young talent to find out a little more about her artist debut and what’s next for the rising star.

You first started entering Music at just 15 with your Instagram covers, at the time did you think it would kick start a career or were they just for fun?

“Many people didn’t know I could actually sing so posting my first cover for me was terrifying because I was a very shy girl growing up.

I honestly had no idea what would come out of posting covers- I did it because I love singing, I love music and I wanted and still want to inspire people my age to post and share with the world what they love to do.

Most importantly an amazing person came into my life who pushed me to post consistently which then resulted into being able to work in a studio and live my dream.”

What do you think your 15 year old self would say if she could see you now having released your first single ‘Lie’?

“My 15 year old self wouldn’t believe what my 17 year old self is doing right now. Working with an incredible producer who’s produced for incredible artists blows my mind.

Having a manager who’s practically my big brother is just a dream so I am so grateful and thankful. My hard work and dedication has definitely played a big part in getting to where I am now, we still have a long way to go!”

What do you want people to think/feel when they listen to your music?

‘I want people to feel inspired just how I did/do when I listened to other artists music. I want people to know they’re not alone when they hear a song they can relate to and I want people to dream big. Anyone can achieve if you believe.’

Bursting at the seams with talent and potential, there is so much more to come from this young artist.

Listen to her debut single ‘Lie’ now

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Fresh Hit Radar- Your daily dose of new music

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Happy Friday Pop Playlister readers! Hope you’re ready for the next dose of Fresh Hits from this week because the line up today is deadly good.

The submissions get better and better every week and we love sharing some of the best talents breaking through the underground scene. 

You can find the full playlist here

First up it’s Kitty with track 2020. 2020 comes off Kitty’s stunning debut album, a hauntingly beautiful 8 track project that sets her out as a dark pop princess. 2020 is a favourite of the Pop Playlister team, a moody alt-pop track that compliments Kitty’s ethereal vocals perfectly. Featuring all the best elements of classic Pop, infused with a gloomy electro twist, 2020 is a cinematic anthem from the stand out singer Kitty. Her full project, The Dark Age, is like nothing you would’ve heard before. A pop diva whose dark twist on the genre is intriguing, emotive and captivating. 

Listen to 2020 HERE and check out the entire The Dark Age project.

Next up is single Everybody, a grooving alt-pop track from powerhouse trio Lohrd Snohw, Orange Bloom and Tom Shawcroft. Three music mavericks coming together to create magic, making Everybody one of the best collaboration singles I’ve heard all year. Everybody is an energetic track, with flawless production from Orange Bloom and catchy hooks from Lohrd Snohw and Tom Shawcroft. The track is truly addictive, a sound you just can’t help but groove along to and a real accomplishment for the trio. The Pop Playlister team are secretly praying Everybody won’t be the last single we get from this supergroup.

Listen to Everybody HERE

Third on our list is Erika Ascenzo’s soulful single Bound. Powerful, smooth and sultry this track makes me truly excited for the future of R&B. Bound is just the second single from Australian singer-songwriter Erika Ascenzo’s whose musicality and vocal prowess is astonishing. The track is full, with nifty baselines a punchy beat and glossy synths. Erika’s deep yet soft vocals are the icing on the cake to this delicious track. Leaving us hungry for more, let’s hope Erika Ascenzo releases more music to satisfy the craving for more Bound has left us with. 

Listen to Bound HERE

After Dark by YJKL is the next track to make it onto our Fresh Hit list. This instrumental tune is a smooth, lo-fi number oozing with quality. With bright guitars, a bassy beat and a light touch of synths After Dark is the definition of easy listening. The perfect track to sit back and relax to on a slow Sunday afternoon.

Listen to After Dark HERE

Last but by no means least is Perfect by OnlyM and Blahza. A dreamy lo-fi beat full of intricate design, rhythm and musicality. The track is made complete by the easy bars of Blahza, witty lyricism with gentle delivery creating a bedroom pop single that oozes quality. Perfect is a stunning introduction for the Pop Playlister team to this talented duo. A must have on your playlist, and two talents to watch out for.

Listen to Perfect HERE

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Relatable & Raw: Kelsey engages listeners with her genuine approach to music

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No gimmicks, no costumes and no glazing over the everyday issues that we encounter, Kelsey’s songs are raw and will engage listeners from all walks of life. Her music has a celestial and delicate feel, transporting the listener to a dream-like state where they can truly resonate with the colloquial nature of her lyrics. This reflects what Kelsey herself looks for in the music she listens to, having stated that she loves music that can mentally captivate her and control and change her emotions.

Get a taste for what Kelsey is like and what her music sounds like from this short documentary!

Kelsey’s music is certainly emotionally driven, thematically encompassing issues such as dealing with depression, love lost, mistakes made and separation from friends. Her track Nobody alludes to the haunting experience of being lost to the memory of a loved one and feeling like a stranger to someone you once knew so well. On a similarly helpless theme, Stay explores the difficulty of being stuck and the inability to leave a dysfunctional and toxic relationship. The enchanting electronic sounds paired with Kelsey’s soulful voice can be likened to pop superstar Halsey, who Kelsey has previously stated as a major inspiration to her music.


Having worked with influential names in the music business, such as producers and writers for big names such as blackbear, BTS, Britney Spears and Lil Wayne – Kelsey is sure to make an explosive debut.

Kelsey’s songs have a genuine and organic sound to them, achieved through writing original music in her bedroom and coffee shops. She begins her musical endeavour just as she propels herself into studying music at NYU Steinhardt.

Kelsey’s music isn’t released yet, but she’s certainly one for the public to keep an eye on before she explodes onto the scene!

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Medical Marvel Adam Lanceley Returns with ‘A Lover Like You’

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Adam Lanceley is back with a brand-new album and track  ‘A Lover Like You.’ Lanceley is a singer/ songwriter who beat the odds. When he was 10 he was involved in a car accident that left him seriously injured. He sustained a severe brain injury, crushed pelvis, and shattered legs.

He was told he was unlikely to ever talk and/or walk again. However, he beat the odds to not only record one album but seven including to recent release, Epitaph to Innocence.

Adam’s sound in heavily influenced by the Californian sound of the 1960s. The vibe he gives of is upbeat and optimistic with his hidden messages to inspire those going through difficulties. His melodies have a beach Boys-esque feel to them adding to the Californian sound.   

Adam Lanceley latest single is the final track on his seventh album, Epitaph to Innocence. ‘A Lover Like You’ was recorded in a different studio to the other tracks on the album. The meaning behind the lyrics are a mystery but that’s how he likes it.  Lanceley prefers the listeners to make up their own mind about what his songs are about. Listen to ‘A Lover Like You’ Below.

Words: Tom Guilfoyle | @covenantofarca1

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/adam-lanceley/id569012210

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamlanceley

Adam Lanceley, after severe car accident, defies doctors expectations and releases seventh album, Epitaph To Innocence

Adam Lanceley Defies Doctors Expectations with Seventh Album!

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At the age of only ten, Adam Lanceley was a victim in a traumatic car accident which tragically left him seriously injured. This distressing event left young Adam battling for his life with severe brain damage, a crushed pelvis and shattered legs. He was told by the doctors that he would never be able to walk or talk again. Adam was determined to prove them wrong and fulfil his dreams.

Adam fortunately, not only successfully managed to make a remarkable recovery, but he also fought to achieve the extreme. He ran marathons and is now carving out a career as a singer-songwriter. He is currently preparing the release of his seventh album, ‘Epitaph To Innocence’!

This album is heavily influenced by the 1960’s Californian sound with Beach Boys-esque melodies. His opening track for his new album, ‘In The Sun Far Away’, has a bold upbeat vibe, like his previous tracks. It shows his attitude to music and how his songs are a device to spread contagious joy. His guitar riffs bring the songs more liveliness and some of his lyrics, “my mind drifting where I’d rather be instead”, conveys ideas of thinking about the positive and keeping good mind state. He also sings: “I won’t be waiting for you to approve”, which reflects on the idea of living in the moment and not wasting time but doing what makes you happy and that is precisely what Adam did.

Adam’s latest success story is his new album. He is very secretive about the narrative and meaning of his lyrics. However, he writes them with the sole purpose of inspiring other people who are struggling through situations of any sort with the guidance of his optimistic lyrics.

Physically, Adam has conquered various consequences of his misfortune, but he is scarred emotionally. He still battles with mental issues such as very low confidence and depression and he says that this makes him feel like a little boy again. He discovered that music gave him an outlet to express himself and allows him to confound expectations while pushing himself for new heights of creativity.

Follow Adam Lanceley here:

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California-born Hitha reckons the demands of a teenage with her positive pop number. The singer-songwriter is of Indian descent and is a triple threat with singing, dancing and performing.

Hitha offers sun-kissed positivity on ‘Standing Up With Pride’

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Hailing from California has it’s advantages. For 13-year-old Hitha, it means that sun-kissed positivity is inherent to her music.

Recent release ‘Standing Up With Pride‘ is case and point. Like many teenagers, Hitha has found the demands on her time overwhelming. From homework to peer pressure, sometimes it just seems like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel.

This is a single which addresses this and gives listeners of all ages a message of hope – that by focusing on what you want to achieve in life, you can use a positive mentality to overcome any hurdle. With a video which cleverly uses black and white imagery transforming into a world of colour when Hitha realises her potential.

Clocking in at just under four minutes, ‘Standing Up With Pride’ shows Hitha is already mastering the needs of the millennial listener. That’s all the time she needs to get etch her earworm hooks into the heads of her audience and leave the inspirational message resonating long after the music has stopped.

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Born to Indian parents, 13 year-year-old Hitha is an all-round entertainer – dancer, writer, singer and musician, embracing both Western musical traditions as well as a passion for Bollywood dancing and traditional Indian singing. Initially making a name for herself through her renditions of cover versions on YouTube, Standing Up With Pride is a song which is particularly poignant for Hitha:

“It is my own story. I was getting stressed out with too many activities and external pressures. Due to my negative thinking, I could not focus on my passion for singing. One day, I decided to just let go of everything, just be positive and only pursue my passion – that decision changed my life. I believe this positivity is going to help many people”

“I hope that I become known as the positive little girl who loves to write and perform. When people hear my music, I want them to know that they can always count on themselves to figure out what their true passion is, and then put in the hard work and practice alongside their talent to get the achievement they’re looking for. There’s always a positive ending if you try hard and don’t give up.”

Website: https://www.hitha.me/

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