Thursday, August 17, 2017

Odette - Watch Me Read You

Introducing 19-year-old UK-born, Sydney-based singer/songwriter Odette, who after spending the last two years crafting her debut album has just unveiled its lead single called "Watch Me Read You", along with an accompanying music video directed by Josh Harris (Middle Kids, Gang Of Youths). "Watch Me Read You" is an absolute pop masterpiece that consists of pared-back arrangements, compelling and assertive vocals, and passionate lyrics. Completely in love with story-telling, Odette’s objective is very simple.

"I just want to communicate how intensely I see things, I suppose. Processing emotion is a common theme throughout a lot of my songs," explains Odette, "Music has been a way for me to discuss and kind of analyse emotions and things from a different perspective, rather than just feeling it."

Odette's songs are deeply personal and see her move from spoken word into warm, soulful vocals, with arrangements circling soul, jazz and pop. It’s no wonder she’s caught the eye of producers and songwriters including Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kaiser Chiefs), Jason Cox (Blur, Gorilliaz, Jamie T), Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Broods) and Paul Mac (The Dissociatives, Silverchair), all of whom clamored to work with her over the past year and a half, alongside LA-based, Grammy nominated Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Prodigy, The Killers, UNKLE), who produced her forthcoming album.

Watch the video for "Watch Me Read You" below.

"Watch Me Read You" is available now on iTunes.

Evalyn - Cherry Lambo

After having released her debut solo single, "Filthy Rich" earlier this year, which recently got the remix treatment from none other than Sweater Beats himself, rising Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Evalyn now returns with her second single called "Cherry Lambo", a song that was written during the US election season and reflective of being a twenty-something person living in the digital age. Co-written with Rockwell Sands and Guy Gabriel in a grungy house in Los Angeles' Koreatown, the song came to fruition over a late night conversation around "what should I be doing?". Mixed by Grammy nominated producer Johnny Karkazis and mastered by Howie Weinberg, "Cherry Lambo" paints ever so relatable emotions as Evalyn preaches the search for empowerment and self-confidence over a rocking melody:
"If you got high hopes, but still feel low, baby you're just like me."

Speaking on the track, Evalyn says:

"'Cherry Lambo' is about being lost and confused and freaked out and trying to just enjoy it a little bit and find some camaraderie in not knowing what the hell is going on"

Listen to "Cherry Lambo" below and stay tuned for more new music from Evalyn as she prepares for the release of her forthcoming debut EP, Sandcastle, due out in October​​​​​​​

Pre-order Evalyn's Sandcastle EP on iTunes and get both "Cherry Lambo" and "Filthy Rich" instantly.

Stalgia - Talk To My Skin

Following their previous single "Spirit Animal", released earlier this summer, Los Angeles-based duo Stalgia, comprised of childhood friends turned creative partners Lauren Day (vocals) and Brandon Leslie (production), return today with their sensual new single called "Talk To My Skin" that further showcases the duo's signature cinematic sound. With over 15 million plays across streaming platforms as well as being featured in a number of Spotify's top playlists, including New Music Friday, Weekly Buzz, and US Viral charts, Staliga continues to push forward globally while earning the praise and affection from both tastemakers and music lovers alike as they prepare for the release of their forthcoming debut EP, NOMAD, due out this fall via Evan Bogarts' boutique record label, Crooked Paintings.

Listen to "Talk To My Skin" below.

"Talk To My Skin" is available now on iTunes.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Haiz - Betrayed

Introducing 22-year-old London-based singer/songwriter Haiz, who has today unveiled her debut single entitled "Betrayed". Co-written and co-produced alongside Alex Bakker, "Betrayed" is an poignant electronic pop gem from beginning to end and a very promising first offering from an artist whose career in music has only just begun.

Listen to "Betrayed" below.

Maya Payne - Something We Once Knew

Following her critically acclaimed debut EP, The Lucky Ones, released last year via her own record label, Rolley Records, fast-rising Sydney-based artist Maya Payne returns today with her new single called "Something We Once Knew", which starts out as a subtle electronic pop gem before erupting into a full-fledged banger with a sing-along chorus.

Listen to "Something We Once Knew" below.

Premiere via Red Bull Music.