At just sixteen-years-old, Hope Lovina is bidding to be bashment’s next star. Born and raised in Manchester, the teen discovered her singing and songwriting abilities at just six years old. During the last ten years, she’s had honed her songwriting craft and fine-tuned her voice, while culminating a clutch of tracks from numerous recording sessions. It wasn’t long until Hope inked a deal with teen initiative label Indie Muscle, who have released her first offering ‘Wifey’.
Taking notes from the aforementioned bashment artists, and borrowing from R&B divas such as the late Aliyah, Hope Lovina has emerged with a sound that’s familiar yet fresh. The song arrives with a video, directed by J Benjamin, and shot in Camden Market. The clip shows Hope flanked by dancers, demonstrating her ease in front of the camera, as well as in the vocal booth.
Hailing from California has it’s advantages. For 13-year-old Hitha, it means that sun-kissed positivity is inherent to her music.
Recent release ‘Standing Up with Pride’ is case and point. Like many teenagers, Hitha has found the demands on her time overwhelming. From homework to peer pressure, sometimes it just seems like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel.
This is a single which addresses this and gives listeners of all ages a message of hope – that by focusing on what you want to achieve in life, you can use a positive mentality to overcome any hurdle. With a video which cleverly uses black and white imagery transforming into a world of colour when Hitha realises her potential.
Read what Hitha has to say about the track over on The Pop Playlister.
Watch the full video for ‘Standing Up With Pride’ here.
Pianist Ricardo Bacelar performs beautiful track ‘Oh Mana Deixa Eu Ir’, Solidifying his state in the Jazz Fusion genre, this encapsulates the sounds and sights of this rare art form.
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Having already enjoyed his 15 minutes of Warhol-allotted fame when his performance of Adele’s “Hello” got zillions of views on YouTube Tryzdin might have expected that was that. Rather than fading into obscurity, Saint Mars head-honcho, Marc Darcange, approached him to work alongside his band, the results of which are below. Drawing on Tryzdin’s own experiences from bullying, the video is a cool yet highly effective look at how bullying affects individuals and their relationships.
The beautifully filmed video to one of the tracks featured on Ben Ridley’s forthcoming album, Sing.
Delivering a heartfelt and fantastically executed rendition of the much loved Micheal Jackson classic ‘Man In The Mirror’, Paddy James doesn’t fail to deliver.
Paddy James is a singer-songwriter who takes stories and turns them into carefully constructed Folk/indie inspired simplistic tracks, with new song “Perfectly Flawed” having just been released, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of Paddy James.
Never one to do things by halves, indie singer-songwriter Nele Needs a Holiday appears not once but twice at this year’s Latitude Festival, this year’s must-attend festival in the absence of Glastonbury. Taking her hit musical from the Hammersmith Lyric Theatre, How To Fail at Being Perfect to a mass audience, she is also previewing her latest musical, modestly self-titled and about her own “wayward” love-life! Perfect timing then for this, her brilliant video to We’ll See, which debuted today!
After a media campaign which has seen thousands share his viral videos, Hunter (The Voice) finally officially releases his debut single, “So Gay” on, of course, Valentine’s Day. Now with a radical EDM remix, the song is no less gloriously uplifting and a perfect antidote to generic fluffy animal greetings cards. How better to come out to your beloved than playing this for them? Good luck!
Soul and R&B artist Michael Rhodes performs his brand new original track ‘Feel It’, in Kentish Town at St Lukes Church. This soft, yet emotional performance caters to your inner soul, all while exposing you to up and coming performer and writer Michael Rhodes. Channeling his life experiences through his art, this performance gives the song a great visual aid and helps you truly ‘Feel It’…..Pun Intended!
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No floppy fringes or staring at their shoes here, this is UK indie music 2018 style – multi-layered; edgy and genuinely cool (cool enough for Clash to premier this video). Expect NME, Pitchfork and the Brits to come calling in the near future – we know a hit when we see/hear one