David Brookings Releases New Music

Long ago, when David Brookings was an 11 year old in Richmond, VA making his live performance debut singing the first song he ever wrote, he probably never imagined that he’d be releasing a full length album in honour of the event called ‘Mania at the Talent Show’, it’s ironic that the first song he wrote was called ‘All I’ll Ever Want’. Now years later he’s releasing two preview tracks for the record.

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Don McLean Chats With Essentially Pop About The ‘American Pie’ 50th Anniversary Tour Next Year With Tickets On General Sale Today. He Talks About The Power Of Production, The Story Behind The Song, And Co-Writing With Drake!

We were honoured that Steve Holley had the chance to chat with the living legend that is Don McLean and we hope you enjoy his candid responses to Steve’s questions.

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Katie Kittermaster Plays A Sell-Out Headline Gig At 229, London And Releases A New Single, ‘Good Liars’ As She Continues To Wear Her Heart On Her Sleeve.

Kent singer songwriter Katie Kittermaster goes from strength to strength and Steve Holley was lucky enough to catch her in her first full band headline gig in London’s intimate 229.

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We Speak To Singer, Songwriter, And Producer Kiara Jordan About Her New Single, ‘Young Man’

Kiara Jordan is a special kind of artist; she believes in using her music to make a change. Her new song, ‘Young Man’ is a case in point and just by streaming it you can help her make a change in people’s lives.

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Swt Valli Hi Has Released A Brilliant Song, ‘Over It’, With A Gritty Self-Produced Video. She Chats With EP About Her Inspirations, Future Projects, And Getting On With Life.

With new music planned for release, these are exciting times for Swt Valli Hi and Steve Holley was lucky enough to pose some questions to this powerful, exciting, empowering, and genre defying artist.

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Copenhagen Based Newcomer mags Releases New Single ‘as long as we’re both breathing’ Today Ahead Of Her EP Later This Autumn.

Last year mags released a critically acclaimed self-titled album and it really served to whet the appetite for more music from this self-reflective and honest songwriter. She then set the international music sites alight with her last song ‘I can’t get over you’.

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Chelsea Collins Releases Long Awaited New Single, ‘Wake Up at Our Funeral’ Today And Proves Yet Again That She’s A Singer With A Massive Future

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.

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K.ZIA Chats With EP About New Project ‘Genesis‘ And What Inspires Her As She Sets Out On A Journey Of Discovery.

K.ZIA is that rare artist that blurs the lines, she defies genre and manages to fuse R&B, Soul and Pop music in a truly unique and inspiring way. Born in Brussels and currently based in Berlin, she is very much a citizen of the world.

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Ben Abraham Releases New Single ‘Requiem’ As He Announces Headline London Gig.

A requiem in its literal sense would suggest a solemn chant for the repose of the dead but this song, for me, is more about the laying bare of a soul and the requiem for things passed and laid to rest rather than bodies. A song of new beginnings and putting things into perspective. St. Augustine teaches us that the ultimate purpose of education is turning towards God and that the way to God was to look into oneself. Introspection is the beginning of a journey towards God and there is reference to this and a need to have been more in touch with those teachings than the thoughts and reactions of the angry.

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South African Artist, Jeremy Loops, Has Released Single ‘Postcards’ Along With Its Brilliant Video And Chats With EP About His Music, His Inspiration And How He Came By His Stage Name.

Following a series of popular releases in 2020, amassing 15 million streams and over 5.5million hits on YouTube, South-African singer, songwriter, and producer Jeremy Loops is back with a summery new single and music video, ‘Postcards’.

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Cyrano, The Outstanding Multi Instrumentalist From Scotland, Releases ‘Tundra’ From His Forthcoming EP, Before Touring The UK.

James Vettese, known professionally and creatively as Cyrano, Scottish born and London based music producer has teamed up with Foals’ Kit Monteith to bring us ‘Tundra’, a fantastic follow up to debut single ‘White Wine’, as he gets ready to release his EP and embark on an Autumn UK tour.

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Pete Gardiner Has A Brilliant New Song And He’s Ready To ‘Sing from The Heart’.

Pete Gardiner has been busy during lockdown; he spent countless Fridays hosting ‘A Song & A Drink with Pete Gardiner’ where he hosted online gigs singing, of course, his brilliant original music and then an increasingly diverse selection of covers. The effect of these gigs was twofold in that it enabled Pete to hone his rapport with his original music and there was a feeling that he went through a process of falling back in love with his entire catalogue. However, the second effect was that it pushed Pete into songs that he maybe would never have considered attempting before these sessions. It was a joy to watch as this incredibly personable performer showcased his own music alongside classics which straddled virtually every genre. It was a joy to watch as his audience started to push for the originals. As approbation for the originals increased, Pete delivered with more and more confidence. This is a singer whose lyricism borders on modern social poetry and comfortably sits with the music of his idols Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and to see that realisation dawn on the attentive audience was personally just proof of what I have written many times before. Pete Gardiner is a songwriter of such outstanding ability that we should take notice of, support and push as much as we can.

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Katie Kittermaster Signs A Global Publishing Deal As She Drops A New Single And Looks Forward To A Sell Out London Headline Show And A Festival!

At EP, we have long been admirers of the singer-songwriter Katie Kittermaster who has just signed a global publishing deal with BMG. Her new single ‘Out Of Love’ was released on June 18. Katie often uses TikTok to engage with her fans and released a teaser of the single on the platform, gaining more than 500,000 views and 98,000 likes. In bringing in her fans to her songwriting sessions, Katie accumulated a total of 2 million views and over 700,000 likes. It’s been inspiring to watch Katie continue to write and engage with new and old fans using social media but in September she will play a sold out headline gig in London and in July and August play at Chris Evans’ Carfest North and South, sharing the bill with stars like Rag ‘n Bone Man, Tom Grennan, James Blunt, Texas, Nile Rodgers & Chic, McFly, and James Bay amongst a host of others. If you can’t get tickets to these events, then Katie will be playing the superb Garage in London in February.

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Eee Gee, An Exciting Young Singer From Denmark, Sings A Song For The Introverts As She Releases The Brilliant ‘All or Nothing’ On Friday, Accompanied By A Stunning One Take Live Video.

Emma Grankvist, artistically known as Eee Gee, has released a breathtakingly beautiful new song ‘All or Nothing’ which draws on a beautifully modern folk country based vibe and a lyric full of melancholic, self-examination which will appeal to the introvert in all of us.

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Danish Singer RoseeLu Has A New Song ‘Got Me Feeling Like This’ Which Sees Her Emerge Stronger And Less Vulnerable As She Lets Herself Fly.

RoseeLu is back with a new song, hot on the heels of ‘F*** With My Feelings’, and she’s singing about that relationship where the act of falling madly in love comes with the cost of losing your very identity, your very soul even. ‘Got Me Feeling Like This’ is almost the resolution to the questions asked in her last songs and finds our Danish songstress realising that to truly get back to who you are there has to be a farewell, and that although this is tough, it has to be final. This moment of realisation is beautifully realised in what feels to me like the final part of a relationship trilogy.

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Riva Taylor, One Of This Country’s Outstanding Talents, Chats With EP About ‘This Woman’s Heart.2’, An Accomplished Work That Reveals Her Personal Growth As An Artist And Gently Explores Grief, Love, And Female Empowerment.

Riva Taylor, an outstanding artist we chatted with at the beginning of lockdown when she released ‘This Woman’s Heart.1’, is back with the second part of the release. The first part garnered praise from Sir Elton John and Pete Tong on its release and was created as an album which was a statement of confusion, heartbreak and loss. ‘This Woman’s Heart.2’ according to the artist “makes peace with a past and looks towards a bright future”. This new album includes ‘If I Could Ever Stop loving You’ which has found success on BBC Radio 1, ‘Magic’ which has been produced by Celeste producer Jakwob and ‘Woman’, my personal favourite, which is accompanied by a quite stunning video. I was lucky enough to chat with Riva about the album, released in May.

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Ben Abraham Chats With Essentially Pop About His New Single, His Upcoming Album And Its Influences – Tickets On Sale today For Two Exclusive Live Gigs At Omeara, London

Ben Abraham chats with Essentially Pop about his new single, his upcoming album and its influences on the eve of tickets going on sale today for two exclusive live gigs at Omeara, London.

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Texas Release 10th Album, ‘Hi’ And Lead Off With Brilliant Single That Might Just Be The Summer Anthem

It’s hard to believe that this band, Texas, are actually best known in France. They seem to have been so much part of the tapestry of UK music since ‘I Don’t Want a Lover’ dropped in 1989 on the brilliant debut ‘Southside’. Now, 33 years later they have released an album which is quite literally genre defying. It has songs that quite simply span every kind of music.

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Ben Abraham Is An Incredible Singer That Has Been Writing Hit Music For Years For Other Artists But Now With The Stunning ‘War In Your Arms’ It’s Time To Step To The Fore!

It really doesn’t feel like five years since 2016’s reissued debut album ‘Sirens’ was being described as “a debut of remarkable depth” by none other than The New York Times. The album was originally self released in 2014, but the indie label reissue saw appearances from Sara Bareilles and Gotye and really cemented Ben Abraham as a songwriter of note. He co wrote Kesha’s RIAA certified double platinum Grammy award winning smash hit ‘Praying’ amongst a host of other songs. However, that catalyst moment of his life also accompanied a tumultuous, faith sapping part of his life as he went through a serious break up. Ben responded to these trying, difficult times as only a songwriter can and used this time as inspiration for a selection of songs that speak to the undeniable possibility of rebirth after all the loss and pain.

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Country Artists Tim Prottey-Jones And Stephanie Quayle Have Released A Song That Could Well Become The Positive Anthem We All Need. ‘Until I Do’ Is Their Brilliant New Duet.

I recently chatted with The Shires about their music and Ben Earle, one of the duet, mentioned that he felt U.K. Country acts were being seen as less of an embarrassing cousin in Nashville and that this was massively highlighted by the emergence of duets with respected US Country artists. The Shires have recently duetted with Lauren Alaina and Jimmie Allen on reworked Shires songs. Now, highly acclaimed UK Country artist Tim Prottey-Jones has released a brilliant new original song with “An Artist You Need To Know” , according to Rolling Stone Country, Stephanie Quayle.

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