Involved in music since childhood – he was a member of “Project Peace”, the group winning an award for community services – Jerome Frank developed a love for singing and performing while travelling to gigs with his father, at which time he also began writing songs, in order to make sense of problems in his personal life. Currently working with Diamond Jam Entertainment, ‘Toxic Love’ is Jerome’s debut single.
NII CO. was previously signed to Warner Music Philippines and had released three singles with the label before rebranding himself as NII CO. The pop and future bass producer has released his latest single, ‘In My Dreams’, a song appropriate for these pandemic times, about the fear of loneliness, and the search for love and companionship.
Sam Smith and Burna Boy join forces on Smith’s new track ‘My Oasis’, out now via Capitol Records. ‘My Oasis’ marks the start of a new chapter for Smith who has to date sold over 25 million adjusted albums worldwide. Born from a mutual respect for one another, Smith and Burna Boy made this cross-continent collaboration happen over the last few months and the result is a brilliant song of love lost and longing, intertwining their distinctive vocals.
You’d have to be a relative newcomer to Essentially Pop to not have read our posts about Peppermint Heaven. The duo, comprising Juno and Spark, are a bundle of contradictions: they come from Chicago, they’re based in LA, but their sound is anything but representative of either city: rather it is a very pleasant trip down memory lane to the 80s and the sound of UK synth pop.
Based on the best selling Kurt Wallander novels by Henning Mankell, ‘Young Wallander’ is a modern reimagining of the legendary detective, Kurt Wallander, who must navigate the increasingly violent environment of present-day Sweden. When he is unable to save a teenager from a gruesome attack, Wallander must learn to cope with his guilt in order to solve the crime. The story focuses on the formative experiences – professional and personal – faced by Kurt as a recently graduated police officer in his early twenties.
LARRY PINK THE HUMAN has released their brand new single ‘PURPOSE BUILT’. The track premiered with Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music and was followed by a play from Jack Saunders on his Radio 1 show who said the song has a, “really nice melancholic touch, but mixed with the pure unconditional love in the lyrics, it just takes the emotion to a whole other level.”
Rick Dorn sees himself as the bearer of good news, and with his music he lifts spirits with a message that’s been doing the same for over two thousand years. His latest single, ‘Great Things’, draws from RnB, classic pop, and of course, fiery gospel, and his verses of devotion and praise are sung with a voice which carries in itself the courage of his convictions.