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Music Genre

Rook Monroe – Dandelion (Spotify)

“Rook Monroe's vocals abound with their own unique charm, and the musical structure of Californialand plunges headlong into the light atmosphere of Indie Pop. Piano sounds, acoustic guitar riffs and bass drums provide the basic rhythm of Rook Monroe songs.”

“Вокал Rook Monroe изобилует своим, неповторимым шармом, а музыкальная структура альбома Californialand окунает с головой в лёгкую атмосферу Indie Pop. Звуки пиано, рифы акустические гитары и барабаны с басом обеспечивают основной ритм песен Rook Monroe.”

-Nagamag.com

"Dandelion is about not letting your dreams die. Not being afraid to fly. Leaving your baggage on the ground and letting life take you where it will." - Rook

www.instagram.com/rookmonroe

Rook Monroe's debut EP, Californialand, and its titular single, set the stage for the narrative arc of a rolling stone leaving a place he must leave in the past, to find a destination he can't define. Californialand finds Rook at an intersection of confidence and confusion, as much concerned with leaving lies behind as with heading towards one.

Produced with his good friends Trackside (Selena Gomez, BabyJake, Khamari), the production duo with whom he built his nostalgic sonic identity, the self-written project was crafted in LA as part of a yearlong process of musical discovery. The closing track Say Goodbye To My Children was created with super producer Brendan O'Brien (Grammy Producer of the Year, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan), who played a great role in helping find the overall sound.

Rook's first three singles garnered immediate love with editorial placement on Spotify's New Music Friday and Fresh Finds, Tidal's Pop: Rising, and Apple Music's Wake Me Up. A successful songwriter in his own right, having penned Rihanna's critically acclaimed 'Desperado' - and more singles for artists ranging wide, from Jeremih to The Chainsmokers - he summons all his influences into a rock influenced package for his passion project.

Lark the Shark – 1 night stands (Spotify)

“Indie Pop is one of those genres that lifts the mood of its listeners with ease and ease. Lark the Shark confidently knocks on your hearts with its single 1 night stands.”

“Indie Pop один из тех жанров, который с лёгкостью и непринуждённостью поднимает настроение своим слушателям. Lark the Shark уверенно стучит в ваши сердца своим синглом 1 night stands.”

-Nagamag.com

Lark the Shark is an Indie Pop Producer and songwriter who has collaborated with a Norwegian freelance singer to create their latest track “1 night stands.” This song not only showcases a beautiful vocal line, but also a fun and easy to listen to beat.

“1 night stands” focuses on hookup culture and the intricacies that come with it. This culture focuses on emotion and the general lack of it that is so often found. It is a modern and relatable story encased in a light and exciting soundtrack. This song is a perfect fit for the young adult of 2020.

Lark the Shark has been creating music since they were only 16. They began writing songs on their guitar and worked their way into producing over the years. Currently they are working on bringing the music that they have written to life.

This track was a collaborative experience between Lark the Shark and a singer under the name of Lily. Her voice paired with a beat and lyrics that Lark the Shark provided led to a gorgeous, relatable and truly fun song to listen to.

Shadi G – The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You (Spotify)

“Neo-Soul always creates a unique and truly homely, cozy mood. Shadi G and Goldamin Records showcase to listeners a new composition 'The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You'.”

“Neo-Soul всегда создаёт неповторимое и по-настоящему домашнее, уютное настроение. Shadi G и Goldamin Records дарят своим слушателям новую композицию 'The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You'.”

-Nagamag.com

The song moves you on a journey through the three seasons that can describe a relationship that has come to end.

In the verse we get introduced with the feelings of curiosity and insecurities. Moving onwards comes the realisation of the reality of your current situation, ultimately leading to an awakening and liberation.

www.shadi-g.com/

Ryan Flynn Interview on Nagamag

Indie Pop

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Ryan Flynn:
The genres that better describe the music style would be Synth Pop, Indie Pop, and Indie Electronic.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Ryan Flynn:
Originally begun as an experimental side project while in film school, ryan flynn has since evolved into a perpetual orb-praising space pop venture. It was in Rochester, NY that ryan flynn established his signature funky synth pop sound, solidified by the release of an eponymous EP in 2019 with widespread praise from the local community.
In 2020, ryan flynn took to the road with his Moog synthesizer, writing and performing improvisational pieces inspired by the scenery across the country.

Currently, ryan flynn is focusing on writing and releasing new tunes such as "Seems Like Yesterday," "Pressure," and "Outside" alongside creating tasteful visuals to accompany the releases.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Ryan Flynn:
My first connection to music was certainly through my parents love for music. I was consistently surrounded by great music and was fortunate to have a piano in our home. No one else could play, but I'm pretty sure it was just there when we bought our house on Long Island. I would fool around and eventually grew to love the instrument! Once high school hit, I found myself writing and performing in a metal band with some great friends. I'd say with all of those things coming together, this was my pathway into music.


Nagamag:
Do you have any plans to follow the release of the latest single, "Outside?"

Ryan Flynn:
Yes! We have a music video for "Outside" coming out December 16th. For the music video, I've combined and edited the works of two amazing artists together; Micah Buzan, who does the beautiful animation, and Taryn Elliot, who does the amazing landscape filmography. The combination of the two really vibes with the the track and I can't wait for people to connect the visuals with the track!


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Ryan Flynn:
Steely Dan "Hey Nineteen"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Ryan Flynn:
Tame Impala Let It Happen

Discover & Listen to Ryan Flynn

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Ryan Flynn's Website

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WRENN – Hailey (Spotify)

“Waterfalls of the bitter, scalding tears are left invisible stains on your strong hands. Love and hate - all may be one. You can let me go, but I will love even at the edge of the universe. WRENN bring us into an emotional status with her heartwarming new song -Hailey-. Memorable! ”

“Водопады из горьких, обжигающих слёз оставляют невидимые пятна на твоих сильных руках. Любовь и ненависть - все едино. Ты можешь отпустить меня, но я буду любить даже на краю вселенной.”

-Nagamag.com

Trailblazing internet sensation WRENN has had a notable 2020 with viral success on TikTok, reaching 1.2M followers, and continues to make waves. Her newest uproar has come from WRENN using an audio clip of her ex admitting to cheating in the background of her newest single "Hailey." Talk about savage - but we're living for it. The TikTok video has 7 million views alone and shows no signs of slowing down while the single is currently charting at #9 on the Pop Charts.

WRENN reminds us that there's power in simplicity and a catchy chorus. In new single "Hailey" she reclaims her power, leaning into her own insecurities and putting all her feelings out there. (It also doesn't hurt to throw your cheating ex under the bus while you're at it.) "Out of everyone else, why'd it have to be Hailey," she croons in this low-key, indie-grunge pop track. Dealing with heartbreak is always tough, but blasting this track will definitely help.

"Ambient folk-rock with the same despondent heaviness as Portland artist Grouper and the vulnerability of London indie folk band Daughter." - The FADER

"Unapologetic emotion" - NYLON

"the 20-year-old Southern California native brings a grungy swagger with blaring feedback and pointed lyrics" - Billboard

"It will only be a matter of time until WRENN's extreme prowess for songwriting and performance makes her one of the leading ladies of indie rock." - Ones To Watch

"The tune evokes a 90s early grunge spirit that we all miss." - Ladygunn

Clearly, we're not the only ones feeling what WRENN's been putting out. This creative has been backed by numerous publications and just as many fans. Having previously received praise from tastemakers like The FADER, Ladygunn, NYLON, Billboard, Ones To Watch and many others, numerous placements on Spotify playlists including New Noise, Fierce Femmes, and All New Rock, this is is just the beginning. With sass, grit, and pure talent packed into her small frame, rousing firebrand artist WRENN is a force to be reckoned with.

WRENN now has over 86K Spotify followers, 47K Instagram followers, and over 1M TikTok followers who are loving her vulnerable honesty. The 22-year-old grew up surrounded by music and it's evident in her inherent knack for creating hits.

www.facebook.com/therealwrenn

WRENN is an alt-rock artist and a self-proclaimed “sad girl” who uses music as a means of communicating her feelings to the world. Mixing soulful, thoughtful lyrical content with 90’s-esque grunge instrumentation, the essence of WRENN’s music is both reminiscent of the past and a portal into the near future. The 20-year-old Los Angeles native has been featured on American Idol and The Voice, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (where she performed with fellow singer Rachel Platten). WRENN just finished her first nationwide tour – performing as a supporting act for headliner, viral music star, gnash; and even though she is at the beginning of her career, WRENN has already garnered Hollywood’s attention, having her music selected for the soundtrack of recent episodes of Ray Donovan and Lucifer. WRENN’s debut EP, goodmo(u)rning, is slated to be released later this year.

instagram.com/WRENN

Zerbin – Bonnie Doon (Video)

“Zerbin please us here with a unique, exciting sound and aesthetically pleasing content. His new work Bonnie Doon is a soulful, awe-inspiring story that will forever remain in your collection.”

“Zerbin – это уникальный, будоражащий наши чувства звук и эстетически приятное содержание. Его новая работа Bonnie Doon это душевная, вызывающая неподдельный трепет история, которая навсегда останется в вашей коллекции.”

-Nagamag.com

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Bonnie Doon is the first single from Zerbin’s coming full-length record (Spring 2021). It’s a nostalgic alt-pop track about reconnecting with an old love after years of life have happened since. You were young and it never quite happened, but now there’s a chance again. Pulling from psychedelics and losing faith, it features Zerbin’s hometown, Edmonton, and carries that early fall feeling with a crisp air wrapping up a deep missing of the warmth of summer’s love. Sonically, it sets the tone for Zerbin’s first new work as a solo artist, showing a matured artistry wrapped up in lush indie-pop production, inspired by his time living in London.

www.facebook.com/thisiszerbin

Zerbin is a Canadian artist who rose to prominence in the Canadian indie scene with infectious tracks marked by emotive hooks and spiritual undertones. His works have been featured in international films, movie trailers, TV, and commercials, with best known tracks New Earth and Worlds on Fire finding spots in global advertising campaigns and features in film and TV including Grey’s Anatomy and So You Think You Can Dance.

Missing Years: Sin, Love – is a collection of b-side recordings and unfinished works by Canadian Artist & Producer Jason Zerbin (Zerbin). Missing Years traces Zerbin’s deconstruction of faith and perspective over the course of 7 years, and is constituted by reflections on the process of change, loss, and love. The project was produced across his 7 years on the road, with locations spanning cabins in the Canadian woods, the Devonian countryside, and East Berlin.

www.instagram.com/jasonzerbin/

Våke – Farer (Video)

“All the light that beats an invisible, warm ray from our souls, the one we carefully give to those who care and cherish so gratuitously. This heartwarming composition, witch comes from Norway, is a vivid example of this.”

“Весь свет, который бьёт невидимым, тёплым лучом из наших душ, мы бережно дарим тем, кто нам дорог и кого мы так безвозмездно любим и дорожим. Данная композиция, с приветом из Норвегии, тому яркий пример.”

-Nagamag.com

Våke is a Norwegian folk band, based in Oslo, that consists of Rannveig (vocals), Andreas (guitar) and Vårin (vocals and violin). They aspire to make unassuming, honest songs about things that matter. Their style is influenced by 70s folk and country, but they like to play around with different expressions.

All photos credited to Martin Halvorsen.

vaakemusikk.com/

Tessa Kaye Interview on Nagamag

Indie Pop

Photographer: Rachel Green


Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Tessa Kaye:
People most often describe my musical style as R&B, electronic, indie pop.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Tessa Kaye:
I've always had a love and strong passion for music and singing! I've been singing ever since I could talk. I released my first single "Fool's Gold" in January 2020 and it was added to Spotify's New Music Friday U.S. and many other NMF's around the world which was super exciting! Now I've just put out my second single "You Know Who You Are andI hHate You." This song is so close to my heart and I hope that my listeners feel that and resonate with the track. I'm so stoked for next year and everything I'll be releasing then, so look forward to much more music from me!


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Tessa Kaye:
One of my earliest memories of really loving and connecting to music is my little sister and I singing and dancing to Motown. My parents played it all the time and I was always doing little concerts in my house for my family haha. There isn't a single moment I can remember where I wasn't in love with music, so I know this is just something that's always been inside me.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Tessa Kaye:
6LACK "Seasons" (feat. Khalid)


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Tessa Kaye:
Foushee single af

Discover & Listen to Tessa Kaye

Tessa Kaye on Spotify

Tessa Kaye's Signature Track

Tessa Kaye on Social Media

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Abc Dialect – This Energy (Video)

“By the end of this year, each of us strength at the end. Project Abc Dialect has an amazing ability to communicate through music vibration of pure, unadulterated power. Their new single This Energy glaring example!”

“К концу текущего года у каждого из нас силы на исходе. Проект Abc Dialect обладает удивительной способностью передавать через вибрацию музыки чистую, неподдельную энергию. Их новый сингл This Energy тому яркий пример!”

-Nagamag.com

Indie-pop outfit Abc Dialect return with their latest single “This Energy” on Casablanca Sunset Records.

The Argentinian duo, which consists of songwriters Luca Oliva Knight and Tomas Susevich, share their latest offering alongside a dreamy self-produced music video highlighted by introspective time-traveling, psychedelia and indulgent late-night encounters.

Sonically, “This Energy” features an afro-beat rhythm section paired alongside warm reflective synths, gentle pop vocals, smooth undertones and synthetic textures. It is a single best attributed to its danceable rhythm section building on aspects of Brazilian samba, poolside disco, and neo-futuristic pop.

Since their inception in 2017, Abc Dialect have established themselves as an emerging independent musical project. Influenced by the music of previous generations (90s house, 70s funk, soulful jazz, R&B, and more); the two bring a variety of unique and eclectic tastes to their original music. Having drawn comparisons to acts like Phoenix, Parcels and Benny Sings, the duo is most notably recognized for their electronic-tinged indie pop music that evokes a sense of smooth laidback euphoria.

In 2019, Abc Dialect traveled to Berlin to record with Daniel Nentwig of The Whitest Boy Alive where Nentwig co-produced the single “Stay with Me” which was subsequently released on the taste making Parisian label imprint Kitsuné Musique. Prior to “Stay with Me,” in June of 2019, the duo released their 4-song Real Life EP on the Casablanca Sunset label imprint. Both releases received praise from the likes of Délicieuse Musique, Indie Shuffle, Sidekick Music, Noon Pacific, International House of Sound, Acid Stag, Funky Panda, Disco Naïveté, Surviving The Golden Age, Riptide Mag, Tensnake, Bristol Funk, and more. The duo also shared Brooklyn-based producer LEFTI’s remix of their single “Magic” from the Real Life EP. This remix release received praise online from a variety of outlets including peaking at #1 on the Hype Machine popular charts in December of last year.

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Yero Richard – Our Ship (Spotify)

“-Our Ship- is the new single of -Yero Richard- under Sophie Records imprint. A song which sounds as a lullaby from heaven, with the soft like feather voice color, with a memorable daydreaming chorus which invites you to listen again and again, and a gently lush guitar melodic line. Music which keeps warm your heart. ”

-Nagamag.com

Our Ship is a serene and sober song about the torments of confusion in love, influenced by the music of RY X, inspired by real life experiences. It’s written, produced, mixed and mastered by Yero. It features Yero on all of the instrumets and his band The Plus in the second half. In the backing vocals Yero is joined by Céline Huber

www.instagram.com/yerorichard/

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