If you haven’t heard of Ella Vos, pay attention. The singer enjoyed a decent amount of exposure with her song White Noise, which was remixed by a few people, including R3hab. Other equally amazing (if not better) songs of hers include Down In Flames and You Don’t Know About Me, both of which are faster-paced with hollow percussion and modern production. In Your Corner is the perfect complement to the sassy lyrics and punchy beats on her other songs. It starts out slow and simple, but the chorus kicks in with layers of her voice and the instrumental, and the result is stunning. Put this one on repeat, and get ready to float away.
Billie Eilish hit it big with single Ocean Eyes, and fans of the her ethereal voice and futuristic production have been waiting with bated breath for every single she’s released since. Those fans (myself included) are lucky, because Billie recently released dont smile at me, a three-song package featuring COPYCAT, watch, and idontwannabeyouanymore. All three songs are worth listening to on repeat – they’re incredible. COPYCAT is the standout, though. It’s a far cry from her previous work, and the deep, bass-heavy instrumental contrasts perfectly with her light voice floating over it. With lyrics like “Call me calloused, call me cold, you’re italic, I’m in bold,” Billie is making an statement that she’s here, and she’s not going anywhere.
I like me better when I’m listening to Lauv. 😉 Lauv is the king of the feels song. Just give The Other or The Story Never Ends a whirl, and you’re sure to be melting into a puddle of tears within a minute. That’s part of what sets I Like Me Better apart, though. This upbeat love song proves that Lauv isn’t a one-trick pony. Just try not to break out into a little dance during the bouncy chorus. Fresh off his first headlining tour, let’s hope this promising artist is getting back into the studio to deliver us more songs soon!
Better late than never! On May 7th, machineheart released the video for their song Circles, with Vanic. This song is sick, futuristic pop that’s perfectly synthy and bright. Lead singer Stevie Scott kills it on the vocals, and it’s produced into an effortlessly bright summer anthem. machineheart’s debut album is going to be released on Columbia Records, and this is a phenomenal lead single that’s sure to help catapult them to the top.
The trippy video features rotating shards with band members playing between them, or superimposed on them as they move and create a whole. According to machineheart, “Circles ventures into this whole idea about making the best out of your situation. It’s a reminder that when you face resistance or difficulty, you’ll want to have people around you who are going to remind you of what your intentions were in the first place.” We can definitely all relate to that! Check it out below, and don’t forget to buy the single on iTunes here!
Jess Glynne has seen a great amount of success in 2014/15, culminating in a Grammy win for Best Dance Recording on Clean Bandit’s Rather Be. Hold My Hand is her follow-up single, and while it’s a great song in its own right, this remix really takes it to the next level. Her single is an upbeat pop song that shows off her impressive pipes, but Le Youth’s remix is sure to get people dancing a whole lot harder. It’s Wednesday, so use this to get you through to Friday. It’ll work. 🙂
Mark Johns is a girl to watch out for. Her voice is incredibly smooth, and she’s been all over the place lately, working on collabs with all sorts of artists, including Manila Killa. This futuristic, groovy original is great for the impending summer. The transitions and layers keep it modern interesting from start to finish. Looking forward to seeing much, much more from Mark in the future. Free download here.