Pop

Be The Bear – “Mermaid”

By Will Oliver, June 6th 2019

Emerging Swedish pop star Be The Bear has returned with her new single “Mermaid, which was released on May 31st via her own Loud Attic Records.

Be The Bear’s Christina Wehage originally wrote the song for a friend who was going through a dark time but it’s really a love song to anyone who struggles with mental illness. It’s a sonic representation of a loving hug and a friendly offering of support.By releasing during Mental Health Awareness month, Christina hopes that her new single will help to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Enjoy a listen to the lovely pop offering below.
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Baby Bulldog – “In The Morning”

By Will Oliver, January 6th 2019

Baby Bulldog is the solo project of Steph Barker, a drummer out of LA whose played behind the kit for the likes of Kate Nash, Your Smith, and Coast Modern. This summer she made her debut with her infectious debut single “I Rly Rly Like U,” the first song released from her debut EP. She started of the new year off by dropping the EP, along with the fun synth-led single “In The Morning.”

Enjoy a stream of “In The Morning” below and find the whole EP available to purchase now via iTunes.

RO – “F**ked Up Over You”

By Will Oliver, November 21st 2018

RO is a Melbourne-based songwriter who earlier this year released her debut single “Diary” and has recently returned with it’s follow up, “F**cked Up Over You,” a track “about playing the player, and deflating the ego of an ex-lover.”

Theitsfessional and honest offering finds a nice line between an emotional framework and a pop-minded vocal and melody that works magnificently under the control of RO’s strong performance.

Enjoy a listen to “F**ked Up Over You” below with it’s official music video which was directed by Peter Hume.
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Jesse Jo Stark – “Mystery”

By Will Oliver, November 4th 2018

Los Angeles singer Jesse Jo Stark, who we just caught opening for The Vaccines at Music Hall of Williamsburg, is back with new single “Mystery,” a follow-up to her debut EP Dandelion, released just this summer.

“Mystery” is a retro-fitted single that showcases her strong vocals that recall a bit of that rearview mirror focused vocals that Lana Del Rey broke out with. It has a pretty big chorus that takes it all home in a nice fashion.

Check out “Mystery” below and if you dig it, you can purchase a copy here.

S P A C E – “Great”

By Will Oliver, November 4th 2018

S P A C E is the duo of Bryan Neff & Greg Tuzin, who came from a background in art, design, film, and photography. They used these influences to come together and create something with S P A C E. Take their fresh new single “Great” a track that has a super chill summery feel that winningly mashes elements of electronic, dance and pop with a bit of a shimmering production style in the vein of Ratatat. This track has some undeniable mass pop appeal that has me believing that these guys could connect to the masses in a big way with this one.

Find out for yourself and stream “Great” below and if you really dig it, you can grab a free download from them right here.
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Shy Shy Shy – “Sober”

By Will Oliver, November 3rd 2018

Danish duo Shy Shy Shy released their debut album Make Up back in March, full of smart pop jams such as “Pretenders” and “Someone Else.”

As if that wasn’t enough, the duo of Astrid Cordes and Simon Kjeldgaard have hit back with “Sober,” a song that they wrote for a new Danish TV-series airing in Denmark, Finland and Norway this November

“Sober” is yet another fun and refreshing indie pop effort that they make seem so easy. The band have got their sound down pact and are only really getting started, which is exciting to see what else they have coming up in the future.

Find a stream of “Sober” posted below.
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Ariel Beesley – “You Always Knew” and “Mine”

By Will Oliver, September 17th 2018

Ariel Beesley is a Los Angeles based 24-year-old pop singer who released her debut EP last week (via Young Writers Records). We had previously shared her single “Slower Than Usual,” which opens the EP.

Today we shared two more cuts from the EP, “Maybe (You Always Knew)” and “Mine.” There’s a lavish 80’s pop production charm to both songs which show of a strong vocal performance that fits in nicely with the summer-inspired pop sounds that will help stretch out the summer feeling just a little bit longer. Both songs signal that this EP is a solid start to Beesley’s very promising career.

Find both “You Always Knew” and “Mine” available to stream below and the EP available to buy here.
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Aaron Taos – “Summer In The City”

By Will Oliver, September 9th 2018

Brooklyn’s Aaron Taos has hit back with a double-sided single that he’s entitled ‘august.,’ and today we are sharing it’s hook-filled a-side, “Summer In The City.”

This track is packed with smart indie-pop hooks that capture the tail-end of summer feeling in New York City to perfection. Taos clearly has a knack for writing smart pop songs and this is a true showcase of his talents.

Find a stream of “Summer In The City” below.
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Egoism – “Sorry”

By Will Oliver, September 9th 2018

Egoism is the Sydney-based pop duo of Scout Eastment and Olive Rush, two friends who shared a love of music and philosophies while sharing a bus back in high school. Ever since they’ve been learning how to write songs, forming in 2015 and releasing their debut EP It’s Wearing Off in 2017.

They’ve just hit back with their brand new single “Sorry,” a track that sits in-between smart indie-pop hooks and some shimmering shoegazy guitars that are a step forward for the band’s career and an encouraging sign for their upcoming new EP, which “Sorry” will be featured on.

Enjoy a stream of “Sorry” below.
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Be The Bear – “I Don’t Want To”

By Will Oliver, August 26th 2018

Be The Bear is the project of Swedish musician Christina Wehage. She caught our attention last winter with her infectious debut single “Erupt.”

Wehage since returned with an equally winning new Bear The Bear single with “I Don’t Want To.,” which she released on her own label Loud Attic Records

You can feel the joy and energy bursting through the speakers and this sort of pop song is done in a way that it seems only the Swedish can do. If only American pop was on this level…

Enjoy a stream of “I Don’t Want To” below and find it available to buy here.
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