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.
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.
The music video for Niramsin’s latest single, ‘How You Like’, featuring Dell-P, is a gorgeous feast of the beauty of Australia, both natural and manmade. As he sings, “Meet me where the sea meets the sky”, we see a dancer moving from a lighthouse, to the shore, with each move carefully on the beat, perfectly matched to Niramsin’s voice. As he sings, “it into deeper water”, the next dancer does exactly that, moving underwater fully dressed.
daFinchi draws his name from the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci, and calls himself The Renaissance Rapper. It’s not just a play on words, even though it’s some mighty fine alliteration; but it also draws attention to the dry, dark sense of humour da Vinci had – taking his art and inventions seriously – but himself…not so much. daFinchi, from Bridgeport, Connecticut, shares that easy wit and tongue-in-cheek self-deprecation in his debut single, ‘The Burbs’.
Two-time Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Steve Aoki, alongside rising fellow DJ/producer Frank Walker, and pop singer-songwriter, MTV Push/Vevo LIFT Artist, AJ Mitchell drop a refreshing high-energy summer collaboration “Imagine.” This new single calls us to ‘imagine’ everything that comes with a relationship, blending Aoki’s signature electro-pop sound with Walker’s dance-pop and Mitchell’s smooth breezy vocals, and is set to save the dancefloor this summer.