Lévie – Echo

“So many emotions, their real and endless stream and just a few lines of this Alt Pop track. It's just incredible! And everything seems to be extremely simple, there is nothing intricate, but it is so nice to listen to every sung -lévie -word.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Столько эмоций, их настоящий и нескончаемый поток и всего в нескольких строках этого alt pop трека. Это просто невероятно! И вроде бы всё предельно просто, нет ничего замысловатого, но так приятно вслушиваться в каждое спетое -Lévie- слово.”

-Nagamag.com

Echo is upbeat song about having to tell the person you love what you mean to them even when it feels repetitive, and like you're stuck in a loop. The hook plays with the idea that sometimes saying I love you might feel "corny" or "too much," and the verses play into that motif.

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Goldie Vargas – Moving in Reverse

“The information and mastering are made at a very high level and over all this splendor, as at the peak of the high mountain, the original voice rises -goldie Vargas-, the vocal data of which cannot be explained, you just need to hear it at least once and fall in love forever!” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Сведение и мастеринг выполнены на очень высоком уровне и над всем этим великолепием, как на пике высокой горы возвышается оригинальный голос -Goldie Vargas-, вокальные данные которой не поддаются объяснению, его надо просто услышать хотя бы один раз и влюбиться навсегда!”

-Nagamag.com

Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Goldie Vargas has released her new single, “Moving in Reverse."

“Moving in Reverse” is Goldie’s second single and follows her debut release, “Strawberry Kisses.” Both songs will be included on her upcoming EP, due out this Summer.

Written during the first week of the pandemic, "Moving in Reverse" is a cathartic emotional release. Over dreamy, atmospheric production, Goldie’s honeyed vocals unfurl as she poignantly describes the fear, isolation and uncertainty she was feeling: “Days go by and I’m still trying to find the way to get out alive / Days go by and I’m still trying to get towards the other side.”

After writing and recording "Moving in Reverse," Goldie didn't touch it again for an entire year. She explains what drew her back to the song: "It took a really mentally challenging period of my life to take me back to the final recording of the song where I discovered an entire new meaning in it. Everything I was going through with brain fog, anxiety and depression was being said through the song and communicated in such a clear way."

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I Used to Be Sam – Grateful

“This track can be compared with a research mission on the subconscious of the author. Deeply personal and very fragile, like our hearts of a song, the mood in which is shrouded in as if fog after cold, autumn rain. Chic arthouse with the taste of alt pop sound, with an outstanding vocal.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Этот трек можно сравнить с исследовательской миссией по подсознанию автора. Глубоко личная и очень хрупкая, как наши сердца песня, настроение в которой окутано словно туманом после холодного, осеннего дождя. Шикарный артхаус со вкусом alt pop звучания, с выдающимся вокалом.”

-Nagamag.com

Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and musical artist I Used To Be Sam (aka Annie Goodchild) announces their self-titled EP, set for release on 16 September. I Used To Be Sam also shares their last single, ‘Grateful’, before the release of the EP out on 16 June.

With their latest single ‘Seamstress’ championed by COLORSxSTUDIOS and Notion, and their track ‘Gentle,’ landing a premiere on Wonderland, I Used To Be Sam steps into a complex journey of transracial adoption and self-discovery on their new EP ‘I Used to Be Sam’ – an explorative new collection of deeply personal, cinematic, left-field pop, all wrapped up in the singer’s distinctively illustrious voice.

Originally written on piano, I Used To Be Sam continued work on the track with producer Novaa, adding further layers and movement. Something about it’s droney playfulness just felt right – “This whole experience of coming into my adoptee identity, DNA tests, and heartbreaking rejections have been a real journey and I wanted the song to have a fairytale wandering through the woods kind of vibe.”

An apt final single before the release of the full record, ‘Grateful’ is a song of reflection; for the work that she has done to get here, and also a thank you to the people in her life who have helped her get to this point.

They continue, “my chosen family has really stood by me throughout this process, both artistically and personally. So I needed to have a song that was a ‘thank you’ to them and that part of myself. The other aspect of this song is about being ready to walk away from my own damaging cycles, and other’s toxicity. I feel like I have enough perspective now to start seeing how some of my trauma responses attract toxic and manipulative people and thought patterns. And that’s something I not only want to change, but also need to change to keep evolving.”

Previously known for her work as Annie Goodchild and as a featured singer in the musical collective Postmodern Jukebox, the new project sees a shift in musical direction for the multi-faceted artist, as well as a deeply personal exploration of their identity and adoption journey. The devastation and passion pours out of every track on this complex and enchanting record.

On a gruelling songwriting trip to Berlin in 2020, I Used To Be Sam had a life changing experience working with a queer, female, POC producer. Up until this point, they had primarily only worked with white men, given the lack of diversity within the music industry. However, after meeting this new producer, who they more closely identified with, I Used To Be Sam felt comfortable enough to open up about their adoption story, speaking candidly about meeting her birth father for the first time, and the agony of trying to reconnect with her biological mother which was met with hostility and rejection. As the artist recounted their experiences, she confirmed her birth name had been Samantha, “After telling my story, I looked up at the producer and she was crying. In that moment, the name I Used to Be Sam came to me. I decided I couldn’t make Annie Goodchild music anymore, because Annie was who I had to be to get to this point. This new project was something I needed to create so I can continue to grow and evolve.”

Following this life-altering moment, I Used To Be Sam became impassioned to use their music as a vessel to bring people with shared experiences together, and to open up the narrative around transracial adoption from the perspective of the adoptee, which is very rarely heard and explored. She has created a community with other transracial adoptees (TRAs), many of whom she has interviewed for this project. Fragments of their stories can be heard throughout this new record.

I Used To Be Sam’s self-titled debut EP is set for release this Autumn, and marks a pivotal moment for the artist making the bravest, freest and most confronting music of their career.

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Buddha’s Sister – Walls of Sand (You Should Know Me)

“It is simply necessary to focus on how this track is harmoniously drawn up. The ideal dynamics and structure of the narrative, the unity and balance of the vocals and rhythm of Alt Pop is felt and, for this reason, the melody is perceived as the course of water in the stream. Gorgeous work!” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Просто необходимо сделать акцент на том, как гармонично составлен этот трек. Идеальная динамика и структура повествования, ощущается единство и баланс вокала и ритма alt pop и по этой причине мелодия воспринимается как течение воды в ручье. Шикарная работа!”

-Nagamag.com

Single on upcoming 5th album "Chemical Crash" that is slated to come out Fall 2022

KellyMarie – Exit 17

“The melody, from which the heart beats stronger than the previous one, because the voice -kellymarie- once again so sincerely and sensually performs its next hit. The charm of the rhythms Indie Pop, a very flat and positive structure create a genuine resonance in the shower.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Мелодия, от которой сердце бьётся сильнее прежнего, потому что голос -KellyMarie- в очередной раз так душевно и чувственно исполняет свой очередной хит. Очарование ритмов indie pop, очень ровная и позитивная структура создают неподдельный резонанс в душе.”

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A whimsical tune with hypnotic guitar riffs and dreamy vocals. Inspired by Jim and Pam’s proposal from “The Office” TV show. KellyMarie will be performing at DunderCon this summer just outside NYC and will release her debut album “IT IS MY ALBUM.” the following week on August 12th, 2022.

www.kellymariemusic.com/

Natalie Lane – Hey Girl

“The new song -Natalie Lane- I want to listen again and again, delving into the text and enjoying her in a gentle voice. From the Alt Pop melody you will receive incredible pleasure, it is so harmoniously built into the general thread of the narrative.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Новую песню -Natalie Lane- хочется слушать снова и снова, вникая в текст и наслаждаясь её нежным голосом. От мелодии alt pop вы получите неимоверное удовольствие, настолько она гармонично встроена в общую нить повествования.”

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KOKA x TTeo – Deliverance

“A light track, with excellent and substantial text. When you listen to such works, you begin to believe and agree that beauty will save this world. A song that can inspire and you will have the opportunity to reach the moon.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Лёгкий трек, с превосходным и содержательным текстом. Когда слушаешь такие работы, то начинаешь верить и соглашаться с тем, что красота спасёт этот мир. Песня, которая способна окрылить и у вас появится возможность дотянуться до луны.”

-Nagamag.com

about the freedom one can find in their life calling. That purpose, that we often refuse to see, embrace, or sometimes never get to exploit fully, because of this distracting life experience…then one day something happens, a scary force drives one out of the safety net, into the divine unknown. Deliverance.

Julia Romana – Wash It Off

“It is very interesting to plunge into the atmosphere of the track, in which the melody is only a slight element of the sound canvas. The Indie Pop rhythm, vocals -Julia romana- from the otherworldly universe and the state of complete arthouse within the framework of the musical work. Something incredible!” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Очень интересно погрузиться в атмосферу трека, в котором мелодия лишь незначительный элемент звукового полотна. Ритм indie pop, вокал -Julia Romana- из потусторонней вселенной и состояние полного артхауса в рамках музыкального произведения. Нечто невероятное!”

-Nagamag.com

London-based Austrian singer-songwriter Julia Romana shares new left-field, dark pop single ‘Wash It Off’, out everywhere on 17 July.

Naming artists like Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, FKA Twigs and Lana Del Rey as her main inspirations, ‘Wash It Off’ captivates from the very first note. Produced by composer and producer Veronika Hanl, the build up of ethereal electronic beats combined with Julia’s sultry voice lures the listener in, culminating in a mesmerising dreamscape that lives somewhere in the space between pensive and affirmative.

Speaking of the track, Julia says, “When writing I like to keep my lyrics as abstract and vague as possible so the song doesn’t need to be constricted by a storyline. Songs can have an open end, they can flow in and out of different moods.”

Making music from a young age Julia Romana has honed her craft into what it is today, which is both innovative and exciting. Having collaborated with artists such as Duckwrth, G.L.A.M and Alex Mali, this has allowed Julia to find her voice in music whilst creating her own distinctive sound and path.

When talking about the track Julia says, “I wrote Wash It Off during the peak of Corona times when all we could do was watch TV series and try to stay sane at home. The song is about the pursuit of finding excitement and letting go. It’s about opening oneself up to new experiences, washing off old patterns.

I hope people who listen to my music can find a sense of peace with themselves. Self acceptance, meditation, growth and the complexities of human relationships are common themes in my songs. ‘Wash It Off’ is a motivation to let go of things that don’t serve you. I’d love to see people dance to it and I hope it can make them feel free and empowered to be themselves.”

Julia has always been fascinated by sounds and art from a very young age. At the age of 8, she started using the voice memo function on her phone to create ‘beats’ by recording claps and household objects. In art school, she got her first MacBook pro where GarageBand was pre-installed, and she started experimenting with making music there. Her first album ‘Opening’ was made purely in GarageBand.

Over the last few years, Julia has fallen in love with collaborating on music with other people, in particular her long-time collaborator and friend, composer and producer Veronika Hanl. She says, “Creating art is such an essential part of my existence and sharing that experience is one of the best feelings in the world.”

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Arlissa – Take

“Taken from "Arlissa's" forthcoming album, this single is made for all who usually give more than they take back. Love that's not equal in both sides, may become destructive. Expressive vocals and cool melodies mixed in the most artistic way.”

-Nagamag.com

JUNE 17, 2022 – Arlissa has today unveiled “TAKE”, the lead single to her hugely anticipated debut album The OPEN-HEARTED” to be released end 2022

Produced by Ebenezer (Stefflon Don, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign), “TAKE” is the super cool, sexy and empowering pop/rnb outing by Arlissa. Written by her, it depicts getting out of a relationship where she’s realized: the more she loved, the more she lost herself. LA based British singer Arlissa wrote, “TAKE” in the anger stage of grief and it was a great way to process emotions and regain her power. “I felt like this person had taken so much of me, but I had compromised my own boundaries, given too much and lost myself in the process”. “TAKE” is a very relatable and empowering anthem for anyone who gives more than he/she receives.

The accompanying official video is shot by the amazing Alex "Grizz" Loucas and beautifully styled by Hugo Boss. A metaphysical journey, which follows Arlissa through various stages of acceptance of past relationship – experiencing remnants of this person in her day-to-day life, in the form of a transparent shape.

“TAKE” is the first of an incredible string of singles, which Arlissa will be sharing with the world throughout 2022 – culminating in the release of her long anticipated album “The OPEN-HEARTED” at the end of 2022. About the extraordinary journey she has found herself on, Arlissa says: “The project was created by using art to alchemize my heartbreak. It was the best way to keep moving through life with my heart wide open.” The album has taken shape from a profound period of personal and creative growth - a turning point she describes, as “the first time I’ve ever felt completely free to make whatever I wanted.”

As well as the long awaited album, with the announcement of The OPEN-HEARTED Sessions, we will finally be able to experience Arlissa - LIVE IN CONCERT. Throughout 2022, the announcement will see her take most of the new album (and a few of the recognizable hits) and perform them live with full band at a venue near you. First dates already posted, please stay tuned for many more - NOT TO BE MISSED.

Born in Germany but raised in London, Arlissa first discovered her passion for songwriting as a small child. By age 14, she had taken up piano and guitar and begun to craft songs inspired by a diverse range of artists - Jeff Buckley, Elton John, Nina Simone - From there, Arlissa put out a series of stripped-back D.I.Y. singles, which led to such successes as selling out shows in London, New York City, and L.A. and scoring a viral hit with “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie”: a self-released smash later reimagined by multi-platinum producer Jonas Blue. Among may other noteworthy achievements, Arlissa has also written and performed on BTS’s diamond breakthrough hit “Spring Day”, written Zayn Malik’s platinum hit “Flames” and her own “We Won’t Move" from the critically acclaimed movie The Hate You Give was shortlisted for Best Original Song at the Oscars.

With all of the above and what is clearly only the beginning for Arlissa, there are no limits to what the future can bring, to truly establish her as the powerhouse singer/songwriter and artist she was always placed here to be.

www.arlissa.com/

Maya Yenn – Better Luck Next Time

“Everyone has priorities in life, but doesn't mean they 're logical too. "Maya Yenn" presents an exaggerating example of someone who puts his career on top of all. Sarcastic lyrics combined with twisting Electro sound patterns will steal your impression.”

-Nagamag.com

Blending left-field productions choices with lyrical storytelling, Better Luck Next Time is written from the perspective of a young man who has prioritised his career above everything else, so much so, he’s still trying to get a report out while his plane is going down. It's a disturbing analogy for for humankind’s self-destructive behaviour and its consequences for the world's future set to the backdrop of buoyant, playful pop.

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