I still vividly remember the first time I discovered Bruises by Lewis Capaldi. I became an instant fan. Every song he released from that EP then stuck on me, especially Fade and Mercy. With how Spotify, Youtube and Facebook helps push new artists on the wave plus of course the artist and his team’s hard work, it wasn’t surprising that he would end up being nominated for the BBC Sound of 2018 List. On the other hand, Jessie Reyez went up my radar when she was featured on Calvin Harris’s track Hard to Love.
The pair brought a new kind of mix especially with these new generation of sound. Capaldi’s dark voice will haunt you from the very first word that he sings then Jessie Reyez’s voice who seemed like only fit for R&B pop came out so powerful but mellow at the same time. When they sing the chorus together,it’s just surreal!
Check out my playlist Late Night Blues 2 for more tracks like this.
Billboard.com describes “Love is Alive” as a soft and soothing with rolling bass and hefty though sparring drums song. I couldn’t agree more! This song just takes you back to those sunny road trips with your friends. Elohim joined the whole process writing and collaborating as well. One of my friends introduced her music to me last week. It’s always awesome when acts collaborate with potential future acts. Most end up with awesome hits, like music babies.
Love is Alive based on their soundcloud would be featured as one of the Ultra Music songs. A follow-up to their It’s Strange ft K Flay which also made it to the Ultra 2016 album.
Came across this track when I was browsing through my music blogs. I actually almost missed it the first time. Then that same night, Young the Giant shared the track on facebook saying their pal has released this awesome new one. Turns out they’re both under the same label.
The way the artist is able to share his personal struggles and at the same time is able to reach out to us. How the track and the beat progresses is also awesome! His 20 right now, feeling lost, unsure if he made the right decision during the process of his writing on Young Blood.
I believe he’s an Artist to Watch this year as after listening to one track, we’re left wanting an album. There is potential here, there is talent. After doing a quick research, I found through musicinjectionwordpress that this artist was signed to Lorde’s producer. No wonder!
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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.
The anticipated album of Adele has been finally released a few weeks ago entitled “25”. Favorite track of the album is “When We Were Young”. The lyrics just takes you somewhere. She’s been performing everywhere, from SNL to Jimmy Fallon. All of them sounding awesome.
Ben won The X Factor UK last year. His winner’s single “Something I Need” hit the charts after the competition. This new track definitely will too. A very upbeat song, a unique lyric idea, a collaboration with Kelly Clarkson, it all adds up to a great pop song.
A very pop-friendly track released a few days ago, much better than On My Mind in my opinion. Her “Delirium” album is going to be released Nov 6, 2015.