I usually look forward to Sigma’s collaborations because they always seem to have an element of surprise, from upcoming talents such as Jacob Banks and Maverick Sabre to hitmakers such as Rita Ora, These Days, and Ella Henderson. There’s something in common with these guys, their voices are unique and nothing but ordinary. Birdy’s voice is one of those too. First made noise when she started covering tracks then collaborating with the likes of Ryan Tedder for her first album, she is one of a kind.
Any fans of Stranger Things? Me, my siblings and a couple of friends got addicted to this new netflix show few months back and couldn’t stop talking about it for weeks. Can’t get over the fact that the adventure of these kids got us on the edge of our seats. Good news is that there’s a second season. Anyway, check out Eleven’s awesome acting and “singing” for the video.
Good news from the music gods out there! Léon just released a new track after months of drought. It’s been a a year or so since “Tired of Talking” was released making it in big in music blogs. She was instantly an artist to watch, music production and songwriting was just perfect. “Treasure” and “Nobody Cares” were the singles that came after letting us in deep into her breakup story. It was one of the best EP from an upcoming artist in the past year. She’s Swedish which is why her success is no surprise, evidently more and more artists, DJs and producers are hitting our radios. Best example would be Tove Lo and Max Martin.
“Think About You” doesn’t disappoint at all, the same haunting pain and awesome instrumentals. If this is just a taste of what her album would be like, then we are in for a ride.
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If you watch Game of Thrones, you probably have seen this guy around. Yes! Greyworm is Raleigh Ritchie. One of my picks for artists to watch this year. His album “You’re a man now, Boy” is kind of a mix tape of his songs,showcasing different sounds but all nonetheless awesome!
The GREATEST is probably the best track for me as it is very relative, kind of like an anthem for us millennials.
Other songs you must check out are “Bloodsport”, “The Last Romance”, and “Cowards”.
Raleigh seems like a very cool guy if you have seen his interviews, shoots and videos. Here’s a video he directed for Topman which features “Cowards”. I do see him joining the ranks of other breakout artists so time will tell.
The future hit artists
1. MØ breaking out from “Lean On” shows that she can do it on her own with yet another dance anthem.
2. Parson James new single after his breakout with Kygo “Stole the Show” and his EP “Temple” sounds radio-friendly without losing the singer-songwriter vibes.
3. Seeb got big when he took that Mike Posner song and turned it into a hit. I remember hearing I took a pill in ibiza when it got released. I instantly connected with it but wondered if it could ever make it to the charts. Jacob Banks on the other hand has been featured on Sigma’s album bringing his soul vibes into electronic music. A great collab to check out!
check out my october playlist on spotify.
Ocean’s new album “Blonde” shows how the musician has transformed from his hiatus. A few tracks stood out for me including “Nights” and “Pink+White”. I personally like White Ferrari as it brings out a mellow side of the album. Metric does a good job of making this track a bit more upbeat.
First encountered “Elephante” a few years back when he was remixing tracks such as Lorde’s Team and Penguin Prison’s Calling Out. It’s always a joy to see DJs like this start on remixing good tracks then go on producing their own music, well just like The Chainsmokers! Saw their first show when they only had one single #selfie and lots of great remixes of indie and alternative tracks which impressed me a lot. Now they’re on radio 24/7. “Plans” by Elephante is my pick off his album which you can check out on spotify. Lyrics like this combined with beats like that, getting lost in our youth….
Ever since the first single “Wrong Crowd” of this album came out, I was instantly hooked on Tom’s new sound. Wrong Crowd had an indie electronic vibe but at the same time seemed like a radio friendly pop song with it’s catchy chorus. Standout tracks include “Somehow” and “Constellations” which showed the artist’s vulnerable side, kind of mellow slow ballads. “Magnetised” has an acoustic version which you must check out! My personal pick is the track “Concrete” because the instrumentals and lyrics are just on point. In one of his interviews with WSJ, he mentions this is one of the first songs he wrote for the album.