Andrew King, the brainchild, heart and soul of Burning in The Skies, has just celebrated the release of his epic EP, “Caught In The Undertow.” With a Depeche Mode vibe, and a Linkin Park influence, the EP is already creating a global buzz. The eclectic music ranges from piano ballads too heavy guitar driven rock and synth propelled pop.
If by now you’ve not heard of Bulgarian singer songwriter VICTORIA, then you must have been living under a rock. The 23 year old artist, whose full name is Victoria Georgieva, represented her homeland Bulgaria at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, making it through to the finals, and finishing a commendable 11th, with 170 points.
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.
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.
DJ Many is a YouTube Award Winning Recording artist, DJ, music producer, and songwriter, whose preferred musical styles include Hip-Hop, Reggae, Pop, R&B, and EDM, among other genres. Known for his trademarked Tiger Hat, he’s worked in the studio with the likes of Sleepy Brown, from Outkast, as well as the Academy Award winner, Three 6 Mafia.
Set for release on June 21, ‘Thing ‘Bout Love’ is the debut single for SADGUYRAPS. The artist, who became an online sensation on TikTok earlier this year, when one of his videos went viral. To date it has 12.5 million views, with 2.7 million likes. SADGUYRAPS has overcome adversity by working 24/7, and by using social media as a tool to promote himself.
‘Til The Break Of Don’, the title track of Lalo The Don’s upcoming album, is accompanied by one of two videos filmed with pro-wrestler Hana Kimura, who sadly took her own life last year. Lalo The Don and Hana were fans of each other’s work and also friends; Lalo, now a rap artist, was previously a wrestler. Lalo shares top bill with Kimura, in the video for ‘Til The Break Of Don’, a colourful sci-fi clip that will serve as a panacea for her fans and everyone else who misses her.
‘Remember The Time’ starts with a vividly rendered flashback, and finishes with a beautifully written verse about the forces that pull good friends apart. Matching his lyrical talents to music that amplifies its intensity and its cinematic quality, the track is enhanced by resonant kick drums, gunshot cracking snares, an ethereally haunting synthesizer, and echoing electric guitars. The production are top notch, only fitting for such an extraordinary artist.