Natalise + the Sunset Run – ‘In the Fall’

We’ve covered Natalise + The Sunset Run a number of times here on Essentially Pop, most recently in January with their single, ‘Be’, from their ‘Constellations’ EP, released last year. Their second single from the EP, ‘In The Fall’, takes on a personal perspective, with Natalise opening up about getting swept off her feet unexpectedly.

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Smashby – ‘Wild One’

Smashby is back with his brand new EP, ‘Wild One’, released on May 18. The 20 year old singer songwriter describes the opening song, and title track, as a song of empowerment for the LGBTQ community. It was produced and mastered by London-based Moseley.

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Kugar Black Drops 4 Track EP – ‘Playing in The Shadows’

British rapper and producer Kuger Black released his debut EP, ‘Playing In The Shadows’, on 12 March.

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Singer-Songwriter Kal Key Releases ‘LifeTimes’ EP

UK Singer songwriter Kal Key released his debut EP ‘Lifetimes’ on April 6.

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Nazarene Releases 4-Track EP – ‘ICONICS’

London soul singer Nazarene released her latest EP, ‘ICONICS’ on April 3. The 4 track EP contains the songs, ‘Spins Of The Moon’, ‘Marlon’, ‘Otis – King Of Soul’, and a live jam, ‘Follow Your Heart’.

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SUNDAYS ALWAYS CALLING Releases New Album ‘SUMMER DREAMS’

Songwriter and musician Chris Gardner performs under the name of Sundays Always Calling, and his new album, ‘Summer Dreams’, is set for release on 1 June.

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Sweet Sweet – ‘Roam’

South Carolina natives Sweet Sweet are duo Jeremy Dunham and Kerrine Gifford, whose feel good single ‘Roam’ is their latest release.

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The Essential Weekly Playlist of: DEMAR

Born in Miami but now based in Brooklyn, alt-pop artist DEMAR got her break when she released a Kendrick Lamar cover that went viral – the track currently has over 1.5 million Spotify streams.

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Scott Gray – ‘Maybe It’s You’

Scott Gray grew up in a small town in rural Illinois, in an extremely sheltered community, without much access to discovering popular music. He saw a local news story about Christian singer/songwriter Amy Grant, and suddenly found he had a favourite artist. He started playing piano, and chose to learn every song by Amy, and her contemporary Christian artists, such as Michael W Smith. All changed however when Gray’s step-uncle said to him – “If you ever want to make something of yourself in the music industry, you’re gonna have to write your own songs” – and started working on his own tunes immediately.

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Fieldcrest Release The Single ‘Just Breathe’ From Their Debut EP, ‘Meadowlark’

Alt-rock band Fieldcrest have delivered an impressive first single, ‘Just Breathe’, taken from their EP, ‘Meadowlark’.

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Josh Taerk Releases New Single ‘Anywhere Love Took Us’ From ‘Stages’ EP

‘Anywhere Love Took Us’ is the new single from Canadian singer-songwriter Josh Taerk’s spring EP ‘Stages’. On this new track, Josh has perfectly blended a summery Americana ballad about young love with Springteen-esque rock licks and solos – conjuring images of driving down the freeway with the roof down sitting next to a special someone.

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Essentially Pop Meets: Young Earth At Inaugural #IrishMusicParty Showcase

Young Earth are four guys who met at BIMM and decided to put together a band in late 2016. Their take on indie pop is fresh and new, with a fusion of the heavier elements of rock alongside hooky pop. In other words, a great sound.

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NAHKO RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘HAMAKUA’

Singer/Songwriter Nahko has released the official music video for ‘Hamakua’. The single is the third from his debut solo album, ‘My Name Is Bear’, following the release of ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Be Here Now’, and is the title track from his upcoming acoustic EP.

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In Conversation With Samantha Harvey About Life And Her New EP ‘Please’

We recently reported on singer songwriter and social media phenomenon Samantha Harvey and her new EP, ‘Please’. Now we’ve had the chance to chat with the Ipswich-based artist about her music, and what it’s like to be a viral success.

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Rocco Bene Unveils New EP, ‘Have The Faith’

Australian artist Rocco Bene returns, as he drops his forthcoming remix EP ‘Have the Faith’ on Booshu Records, collaborating with Dutch producer Laurentius and the UKs Ruffloaderz.

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Skyfever – ‘Signs’

Check out ‘Signs’, the latest single from the new EP, ‘Rear View Mirror’, by Dublin rockers, Skyfever. The track comes with a rollicking good video directed and produced by Ray Keogh.

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