Cool Set’s debut single, ‘Summer Retro’, has taken about a year to complete, thanks to Covid. The summery, electronic-pop track serves as a great introduction to the pair and their sound, and comes with a gorgeous music video, shot in and around Los Angeles, and taking in the sights that will be instantly familiar to anyone who’s visited the City Of Angels.
Released yesterday September 3, ‘Auto-Tune My Love’ is the latest single from Jon Patrick Walker, a name that will be readily familiar to regular readers of Essentially Pop. The track comes ahead of his self-released new album, ‘The Rented Tuxedo & Other Songs’, which is due to drop on October 8. The song also comes with a fun music video, featuring the cutest dog you’ll see all day. There’s also a great outtake at the end.
Directed by Jordan Rossi (Rankin Film Productions), HRVY samples Shanice’s legendary hit, ‘I Love Your Smile’, in the video for his new single, ‘Runaway With It’. The new release comes ahead of the news that HRVY will be opening the National Television Awards 2021, live from The O2 London, on September 9th
In the video for ‘Hold Her Hand’, Summer Rain cover love, in its purest form. It’s wholesome, yet somehow chaotic, and unexplored, while small acts of kindness stand out and show what love is all about. Such small acts include polishing the significant other and refilling their engine oil…because the object of Josh’s affections isn’t a human. It’s a motorcycle. It’s not just any motorcycle, though; she’s a Honda CX500, a special series developed and released in the 1970s.
Starting with gentle piano chords, ‘I Need You Lord’ sees Vin Mack singing about peace and hope. His strong and beautiful vocals swell, as swaying music playing in the background. A song of praise and adoration, ‘I Need You Lord’ sees Vin give thanks to God and all the wonderful things He has blessed him with. The song also brings hope and encouragement to all those who listen to it.
At just 22, Chelsea Collins is a name that you will almost certainly start to hear more of. Having racked up over 25 million streams with the brilliant ‘Used to be (L O.V.E.)’ and catching the eye and ear with the poignant ‘O7 Britney’, she’s back with three new songs that will almost certainly be the centrepiece of her EP which should hopefully drop before the end of the year. I really think that this will be lift off for this outstanding artist.
The last time we saw LA producer and singer-songwriter Eddie Cohn was back in May, with is post-industrial video for ‘Animals’, a song and video written in response to the chaos of 2020, the violent nature of human beings, and our striking similarities to animals. He keeps releasing video after video for the song, and it’s hard to keep up! He’s not one afraid to pack a punch, and although the DJ has already accomplished a lot of depth with the song, he’s still finding more, and with this brand new remix, he dives deeper, and re-imagines it yet again.