‘touching the stove coil’ is a wonderful collection of tracks, reminiscent of a colorful sunset over the sea’s waves, where Ortiz’s unrefined yet tender voice resonates deeply. Often stripped down to the essentials, with the guitar leading the auditory experience, her music is a calm breath in a world that seldom quiets down. In the hope that the loudness of life can pause for a moment, Otracami’s music is an invitation to listen, reflect, and feel.
“Stress and lack of sleep are not ideal for my creativity,” explains Malin Linnéa, a Swedish talent now at home in the vibrant landscapes of Ciudad de México. Malin’s character, as reflected in her music and thoughts, is one of balance and authenticity, eschewing the cringe for the credible, the predictable for the profound. “You only get one chance to make a first impression,” she notes, emphasizing the importance of clarity and the courage to reveal one’s true self.
Freshly released, ‘Hurt This Bad’—the latest single from Tobiahs—offers a brisk track laced with a melancholic undertone. The song showcases the careful detailing characteristic of the artist’s style. An addictive beat underlies the haunting vocals of Georgia Hoareau, brought to the forefront by the captivating sample ‘Never Without You’.
Saglibene’s latest release “Summers” sings with a lightness that speaks of July—arguably one of my favorite tracks on the album. It carries the wistful essence of summer’s end, those warm moments that hold onto the day’s last light. The song is an invitation to relax, to let one’s thoughts meander and mingle with the music, a perfect accompaniment for dreaming and descending into a serene contemplation.
“Privacy while in recovery is a beautiful thing,” Brye muses, summarizing not just a personal philosophy but a broader invitation to her listeners to embrace vulnerability at their own pace. Her character is as multifaceted as the melodies she weaves — a patchwork of lived experience, musical ingenuity, and a quiet defiance against the noise of societal expectations. The Chicago indie-pop artist captures the essence of resilience, not with grandiose statements, but with a gentle steadfastness that says, “It will get better if you’re willing.”
“There’s no room for ego when you are trying to tell the truth,” says LACES, an artist whose journey through music is as much about personal exploration as it is about expression. Her music speaks to the soul’s journey through the trials of life and the healing that follows. “I always want my songs to be open for interpretation so others can attach their own narratives to my lyrics,” she confides, revealing the heart of a creator who pours her entire being into her art.
“Hardships are often followed by rewards,” muses the talented UK-based singer and songwriter mlbacard¡. With a timbre reminiscent of a contemporary Amy Winehouse – a dash smoky, rife with character, and unequivocally fresh – she stands out as an emblem of raw talent and unyielding passion. She’s genuine, introspective, and wrapped in layers of self-deprecating humor.
Ananya’s music is not merely a blend of melodies; it’s a reflection of her character. Through her songs, she delves into topics of inner strength, self-worth, and our innate ability to reshape our destiny. “At times, the truth may be painful,” she notes, “but it unfolds for a reason and can be used to serve as a catalyst to propel us toward becoming the best versions of ourselves.”
“Humanity has found its insights about this for thousands of years now, and since then it has been re-discovered again and again as it takes root in the consciousness.” The thoughtful words of Péter Kedves and Krisztián Ráth-Buzás, the minds behind Budapest based duo Belau, offer a window into their approach to music. “We aim to offer listeners an hour in this overloaded world, a concert-like duration, where they can detach from the hustle and immerse themselves in our music, focusing solely on themselves.”
“Every time you save a spider you get to make a wish.” With such a heartwarming statement, we are introduced to the soulful story of the Wish Queen, also known as Grace Sullivan. The Cleveland-based singer/songwriter’s journey has been one of introspection, self-discovery, and healing, finding her voice amid life’s uncertainties and embracing her alter-ego, Wish Queen.
“Fans want to feel something when listening to my music, and I try my best to bring them in on personal events and intimate details so that feeling can be shared,” shares Alexa Goldie, the country singer-songwriter who has an uncanny knack for weaving her personal experiences seamlessly into her melodies. At the heart of Alexa lies an artist who believes in rawness and authenticity. And drawing from her life’s stories, her songs are reflections of her heart’s journey.
London-based artist and composer CJ Mirra takes listeners on another melodic journey with his new project, CJ’s Mirra Maze. The latest release, ‘Dreaming In The Valley’, co-written with Kai Campos (Mount Kimbie), presents a modern genre mishmash that offers a bit of everything: chaos, melancholy, good mood, and hope.
Bristol-based musical duo Firewoodisland is back with their latest single, ‘As Long As I Go,’ taken from their upcoming EP of the same name. The track wants to give people support, a bit of hope, where there is hardly any hope in the first moment. It’s a sentiment that underlines the song’s purpose—to offer solace and strength to those grappling with life’s most challenging moments.
“I remember the first week we raised way more than I thought we would and I kept randomly bursting into tears of joy.” With these candid words, Brooke Howard gives us a glimpse into the authentic emotion and gratitude she holds for her journey and her fans.
“Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about myself as a young adult. I’ve moved into my first apartment. I’ve made new friends in a new place. I’ve transitioned to working full time on my music. And the more I grow, the more I write. The more I write, the more I learn about myself. “Scatterbrain” is a self-reflective collection of songs that made my scattered brain very happy.”