Mehdi Chafi known as Sjaak can look back on many years in the music business. While he is super famous in his home country, the Netherlands, he is still a real newcomer over here. The artist with Moroccan roots spent his youth on the streets of Amsterdam, and has dealt with his experiences in rap songs.
The time of the pandemic has given the German band deathsportband a lot of time to think and, like all of us, teaching them to see things from a different perspective. And despite the tough topic around climate change and its dangers, the debut track “Under a White Sky” sounds surprisingly light and refreshing, with a classic indie atmosphere sugared with a nostalgic note.
I must confess that electronic music is my greatest love. It is the sort of music that makes me feel intensly; my body dances in step and makes me forget everything that is torturing me in my thoughts. It’s artists like Alex Zelenka who create sounds that open up to me completely, that are literally made for me.
Already after the first sounds of Donkey Kid’s new song Toy you feel transported back to the “good old” days. A mixture of the 80’s and 90’s we would say, when clothes were somehow still a bit more casual, the music scene was not yet thoroughly professionalized, and social media had not yet come to life.
Meskerem Mees is one of those exceptional artists who needs nothing more than her incredible voice and an acoustic guitar to enrapture the audience. The Belgian singer-songwriter with Ethiopian roots reveals her personality, vulnerable and strong at the same time, always with a mesmerizing intensity of words and melodies.
Emma Elisabeth wears her heart on her sleeve. Growing up in an environment full of musicians, one can notice in each of her lines, melodies and performances that music for her is much more than just wanting to be successful. Rather, it seems to be like her greatest love, that lets her look back and reappraise experiences, even painful ones.
With his latest single ‘Free’, an unique alternative trap track he collaborated with rapper franniethefirst. The lyrics are inspired by the discussion of how hard it is to be real. “To not hide behind wrong self-expression and fake self-confidence.” We all know that sort of feeling, don’t we? “I wanna be, finally free.” raises the voice the listener out of his maybe self-created prison and reminds us that we shouldn’t live anybody elses life and try to be the best version of ourselves in order to be free.
UK born singer songwriter Rheo Uno heralds the arrival of a bunch of releases over the coming months, with another new single and video ‘Señorita’. Also in her new release the young artist convinces with her powerful voice. Inspired by the romance of Latino, the sounds rush to a snappy polished pop-song.
“Flash forward to 2021, all in a much better place, but still asking ourselves “Are we really done? Is that all we have to say?”. For some of us, sadly, its true, but All The Rest still has music to write and a story to tell. “We’ve always poured our hearts into our music and we believe this new song is nothing short of that.”
“Through the juxtaposition of happy and painful images, I have tried to express the fragility of beauty and love in the face of the long work of demolition that is underway.” The talented Belgian songwriter and producer constantly deals with the sentimentality of everyday life in his songs. And despite the often melancholic tones, the music never seems heavy and oppressive, but rather inspires like sweet poetry.
English songstress Mabes might just be the conduit that bridges the gap between the two unsuspecting regions. One part pop, two parts folk, and more than a dash of Western twang, Mabes is an intricate tapestry draped in unlikely inspiration. Her outre luxe disposition is materialized by the way of her darling vocal instrument and a cherished relationship with her guitar.
The latest track by singer-songwriter and producer NOËP feels like a fresh breeze and is the perfect sound to start the weekend. ‘No Man Is An Island’ is another great piece out of his forthcoming debut album, which will be released in November. The way the song has been composed, progressing more and more into a complex electronic upbeat track, provides surprises.
Charlotte Mary O’Connor aka Charlotte OC started her music career very early and signed her first record deal at 18. The last year was not easy for all of us and it was also a hard year for the British singer and songwriter. In her forthcoming full-length album “Here Comes Trouble” she deals with some of these painful experiences – the loss of her father, the end of an relationship.
“It’s okay” could be the title of the band’s biography. It’s always a long way to the here and now, and no matter how things go in life, or whatever you decide to do, somehow it´s always good at the end just the way it turns out. That’s how I would interpret the message of the new single It´s OK by Berlin-based indie rock band PICTURES. A classic rock indie song, driven by powerful guitars and drums, along approachable lyrics.
The debut release “Bloom” by indie pop duo STAY GLDN has everything that makes a perfect love song, up to a voluminous and warm refrain that gets under your skin and makes you melt. Both artists, Anders and Thom, work together perfectly to create a lush, hauntingly piece that lands on the pop landscape.