Born in Queens, but raised in Korea and on the East Coast, Yaeji experienced considerable alienation during her childhood. She’s put that to good use as an adult, and channels her outsider spirit into her music, which rather than alienate, draw in listeners. Her latest hooky electronic pop track, ‘Waking Up Down’, out now, is from the ‘What We Drew’ mixtape, her first release on UK indie label, XL Recordings, which she shares with the likes of Radiohead, FKA Twigs, and Adele.
Door 10 of our Essential Advent Calendar this year opens on Ingrid Michaelson, who duets with Jason Mraz on her new holiday single, ‘Christmas Valentine’. The singer songwriter has nine albums under her belt, and loves making music that people connect with – so it’s no wonder she loves Christmas music!
Norwegian trio Rat City are as unusual as their name. They’ve got the style and swagger required to ensure immediate success, and are more than just a household name in their home country, where they have held the place for #1 record on the radio and the Top 10 Spotify in Norway, as well as being on the Top 5 Shazam for over ten weeks. Their new single, ‘Deliriously Good’ does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s good. Deliriously so.
Laoise* first came to our attention in February last year with her single, ‘Bother’, a gritty and impressively honest song about a love gone wrong. Now the singer songwriter, originally from Galway, in the very west of Ireland, returns with her new single, ‘Seriously?’, taken from her most recent EP, ‘Mad’.