Making a quality pop song in this day and age can seem like an impossible task, but emerging Egyptian artist, Music Theory, seems to have cracked the code for it and here’s the secret: keep it simple.
Music Theory thrives on classic instrumentation and song-structuring which he couples with simple, but heartfelt lyricism. So often these days, we see artists trying to do too much to stand out from the crowd, but sometimes it’s worth just going back to the basics and original tried-and-tested recipe as you know that it works!
Through this well considered song writing process, the talented songwriter tackles issues as diverse as love, hope, despair, loneliness and inner conflicts. And evidently, ‘Down The Aisle’ is about as quintessentially love song as it gets. Well worth a listen!
Hailing from South Carolina, concept artist M3staken (M3) has ended his trilogy of albums with Rain. After the releases of Apex and Water Colors, which announced the eccentric style of M3 to the world, he has continued in much the same vein with the latest record.
Although Apex experimented with a hint of classical piano, juxtaposed with M3staken’s fracturing producer style, the second and third records focus on complicated beats and a haunting ambience.
Although M3staken takes inspiration from contemporary acts such as Joey Bada$$, Jamie XX and FKA Twigs, these influences are mere hints that the talented young producer draws upon when concocting his complex style of music.
As the last piece of M3’s trilogy, he notes that this is the album that has meant the most to him due to its conclusive nature that seems to summarise his style. M3 commented that Rain is ‘loosely connected to my two previous works and it is primarily a collection of my personal favourite songs’.
Following the success of his previous singles, J Keys returns with the highly anticipated ‘Red Carpet (The Remix)’, escaping his usual style. With party vibes and an urban edge, J Keys released his unique Ibiza anthem April 14th 2017.
J Keys is no stranger to the industry, having worked alongside artists such as K Koke and Little Mix vocalist Megan Cotton. The artist has also explored the world of acting, appearing on shows such as The Bill and Eastenders and a number of short films.
After dropping his debut album ‘When Idols Become Rivals’ a few years ago, J Keys has had a dedicated fan base, eagerly waiting for his next release. ‘Red Carpet (The Remix)’ is sure to shock his followers with the feel good party track, perfect for blasting out on those summer nights.
Taken from Adam Lanceley’s recently released EP, Back To The Sunshine, ‘A Villa On The Cliffs’ exhibits some of the London based singer-songwriter’s best work to date.
Adam’s punchy vocals are a staple as always, but these make way for a beautifully harmonic chorus break driven by organs and string sections.
During his youth, Adam was unfortunately involved in a horrific car crash that left him with severe head and spine injuries. After being told that it was unlikely he would make a full recovery, Adam put everything he had into proving them wrong.
It is this determination and lifelong attitude that Adam has used to forge himself a career in creating music. He even runs 10ks and marathons in aid of his favoured charity, The Brain and Spine Foundation, for which any proceeds from the new EP will be donated to.
‘Freedom’ is the new anti-Trump protest song written by Scottish singer-songwriter, Beldon Haigh.
Whilst you might be wondering why a Scotsman is passionate enough to write a song against the new President of the United States, he actually has a justified cause. Beldon’s wife is a Honduran immigrant whose family in the US are fearing for their lives and the threat of deportation under Trump’s reign. On top of this, Beldon is the father of three children and he feels that Trump’s views are not what we should setting as an example to the younger generations.
Consequently, after the idea for the song came to him in a dream, Beldon penned his song and began to get it tracked at his home studio in Falkirk, before voyaging off to New York to record the piano and strings and finally having the track mastered in LA.
Beldon’s music is all about voicing the sentiments of thousands, if not millions and he does this through a potent combination of clever, often witty, songwriting and clean, uncomplicated musicianship that allows the true meaning of the song to take centre stage.
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Male voices don’t come much more powerful than Russian singer, Georg Roman. Combining a blend of classical, operatic and rock styles on his new single ‘Forever’, the talented musician is one to look out for in the future.
Whilst this style may be difficult to imagine, Georg has compared himself to Josh Groban, and as soon as you listen to ‘Forever’, you will see why. Dramatic string sections set the scene before Georg truly unleahes his explosive baritone on the song. His voice resonates triumphantly over the classical instrumentation, providing his audience with quite the listening experience.
It might seem like Georg has been doing this all his life, but he originally followed the path of becoming an athlete, wanting to be a professional fighter or weightlifter. Evidently, Georg chose the right path- exhibiting his undeniable vocal talents to the world.
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Whilst disco might seem like a genre of the past, back in the 70s when people were still wearing flared trousers, Anna Chiara and Felicia Singson of Tsunami Section are resurrecting a touch of the style in their brand of catchy pop music.
‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’, their new single, fuses an infectious pop-hook with a foot-tapping beat that you’ll find it hard to not move to. Consequently, the track is the perfect dance-floor anthem, whether you’re looking back to you disco days or you’re a regular frequenter of the club.
However, ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’ is not just a great track for the ears, there’s subtext behind it too. Exploring the idea of karma in a positive sense, the track, written by Oliver Fell-Holden, looks at how no matter what life throws at you, there is always another chance.
The duo have a strong musical pedigree too, having performed at over 100 venues in the past, whilst Anna has even recorded an album with famed London producer, David Ezra.