RYN SCOTT, in his latest single, ‘Let It Go’, addresses something we’ve all experienced – not being able to escape from responsibility, because we all carry around mobile phones with us all day. SCOTT says, “I miss landlines” – and it’s true, there’s no reprieve. He urges us to step back from the technological brink; to remember to breathe; and concentrate on what in our lives is truly important.
Isaac Castor is a talented rapper whose candour is both refreshing and unexpected. His latest single, ‘Da Bounce’ sees the artist concede that he’s tried to sell out, but he didn’t end up selling anything. He’s open about his limited finances, and about his distaste for emcees who push drugs in their songs. Still only 22 years old, he’s got a signature sound and style, and an excellent approach to his lyrics.
Learning from jazz greats and inspired by his father’s record collection, Brandon Bonine starting writing his own songs at the age of 13, and has now developed a style of songs which are pulsing, melodic, and with an attention to reflective lyrics that are based on life experience. His track ‘Only With You’, was released on March 26, along with a bright and beautiful video.
With its nearly 300 annual days of sunshine, Southern California has long been luring artists from across the USA and around the world, attracted by its promises of adventure, community, and creative inspiration. Austin David, originally from Michigan, is another of these, and his single, ‘Find Me A New Way’, is SoCal party music at its best, and should certainly establish him as a performer to watch.