LBM is not a new name for us here at Essentially Pop, in fact, we’ve been following his journey for nearly a year now, starting with his singles, ‘Stranded’, in May, and ‘Make Believe’ in July, last year. He’s back now with a fab new release, ‘Bad Habits’, along with a music video that beautifully captures the good looks and charm of the Pennsylvania singer and rapper.
‘Animals’ is the new single from Hidden Beams, who you may recall from his previous single, ‘Hidden’, back in September. The nom de plume of Carlos Argon, Hidden Beams’ style takes inspiration from the prog rock masters of the early 70s, while injecting his own melodic style, sense of rhythm, and novel chord stacking.
Kemme is a young singer songwriter, who’s never played by anybody’s rules except her own. This much is evident from her music videos, on which she takes a singular, and very personal approach. Her new single, ‘Cyclorama’, is in reality a seamless bend of the primary sections of three very different songs in her upcoming visual EP. Yes. You read that correctly. Her EP is visual. Like I said…
Griffith Frank is an acclaimed artist, and has also distinguished himself as a composer, writing songs for the likes of Kendall K, Annie Leblanc, and Jojo Siwa among others, with his compositions being collectively streamed more than a billion times. His knack for incredible melody, and adept lyricism are evident in everything he does, and no less so than in his new single, ‘You’ll Be There’.
Although he’s left his mark all over the US, and starting his TTO (Travel Team Official) label in Denver, Colorado, Leph Louie now makes his home base in Tampa Florida. The rapper’s name is derived from his left-handedness, as well as his talent for coming out of left field – paired with a play on the name of Louis Vuitton, indicating that Leph Louie knows how to produce high quality. His new single, ‘Motivated’, is out now, along with a music video.
Joyann Parker is a great blues musician, and she uses her talent to express her own indomitable spirit, reinventing it to tell her own story. Her latest single, ‘Carry On’, is brilliantly sung by Parker, but it also serves as a showcase for her guitar playing, which is redolent of the Mississippi Delta, lyrical, fluid, and propulsive.
Today sees the release of two new singles for Paul Jacks, following hot on the heels of his third solo album, ‘Black Jackal’. The dual single of ‘Foolish Pride’, and ‘Big Lie’, has Jacks teaming up with producer and mixing engineer, Alex Newport. The tracks are a part of Jacks’ singles series between albums, with his next dual release set for February 12.
Manny Monroig has been in the music business since the 90s, and you may well know him from his time with Brooklyn based boy band, Joyride, which later became known as Double Devotion. Now Manny is pursuing his solo career, and new single, ‘No Strings Attached’ – will hit you right in the feels – and make you laugh and dance as well!
Katie Kittermaster, like so many young artists, had an amazing year planned last year. Signing with Revanche records in June 2020 she was booked to support The Crash Test Dummies in Germany and Holland in May, booked to play 17 UK festivals in the summer of 2020 along with opening for Kaiser Chiefs, Soul ll Soul, Scouting For Girls, Gabrielle and Rick Astley. But then came Covid 19 and, like countless artists the world over, everything was put on hold. Rather than bemoan the veritable loss of what could have been a breakthrough year she got to work on writing virtually, recording and looking to broaden her musical horizons.
Up and coming Bronx hip hop artist, Ty Breezzyy, takes inspiration from his personal experiences in his music, and turns the negatives into a positive life lesson, at the same time protecting his own heart and soul. New single, ‘TRUE’ sees the artist, who recently graduated from Dominican College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, comes from his upcoming EP, ‘Evolve’, and paints in a different light the perfect picture of the ups and downs of a toxic relationship.
‘My Talents’, the new single from Tolu. A, takes the New Testament Parable Of The Talents, found in the Gospel of Matthew, and puts a new spin on it. Rather than the original meaning, being money disbursed to servants by their master, he instead turns it around and reflects on the God-given talents that many of us have, and that Tolu. A certainly has in abundance,