Lonely Fossa – “At All Times”: This past Friday, Columbus, Ohio artist Miles Miller dropped his fourth single under this moniker. Every song that has been released has been its own separate entity stylistically. This shows the wide range of Lonely Fossa as an indie pop act and songwriter. The song is just what doctors ordered as with Spring in full swing, “At All Times” gets listeners in a good mood on a sunny Sunday. This single contains a constant jazz vibe and Miller’s vocals will put people in a euphoric trance. This lad likes to test his limits and show that he has a variety of creativity he to unleash onto the music community.
La Poré – “Love Song”: L.A. synthpop performer Nick Samson returns with his highly respected project dropping serious Top 40 quality vocals and magnificent musicianship. The song is a slight change of pace in that he slows it down and the result is an 80s style new wave ballad that is every bit as relevant today as it would have been 40 years ago. La Poré shows that he is in for the long haul and is determined to make music that makes people feel and think and has major potential to reach a mainstream audience. Although Samson is making top quality pop on his own, if the right ears get a listen to what he has to offer major collab offers could be on the table which will take him and his talent to new heights.
Wearebaby – “Amnesia”: Released on March 30, the Columbus alternative duo’s new gem is more poppy than their arsenal. “Amnesia” is synth heavy and with an emergence of pop in the local scene, the works well as a gritty early 80s type bop that would be blaring from a juke box in a dive. It is a thing of epic beauty with straightforward, devil may care vocals and some bombastic bass work happening throughout. Wearebaby are unique in every way and with an atypical performed at a high level, this is a band to watch out for in the backend of 2021 and beyond when live shows are appropriate. They will command the stage and witnesses will be mesmerized.
Flo Gallop – “Can’t Be Friends”: When physical attraction alone is one’s moral compass is the story of the latest bop by the British upstart. It tells the tale of desiring someone and ignoring the inevitable letdown. Gallop is honest and unapologetic and it is a formula that works for her. “Can’t Be Friends” possesses brilliant beats accompanying Gallop’s on-point vocals. The subject matter is relatable to people Flo’s age and some beyond that, thus this has legs as a Top 40 hit on both sides of the Atlantic and even further. On this tune and her prior single “21”, Gallop demonstrates she has a lot to provide the music world and people better watch out.
SC.undercover – “Deeper Love”: Possessing authenticity in his voice along with fabulous guitar play, the latest from UK-born crooner has hit written all over it. Reminiscent of the R&B crossover smash “Suga Suga”, “Deeper Love” is performed beautifully from beginning to end. The harmonies are spot on and the soulful approach combined with the acoustic guitar work is proof that SCU has the chops to be the next Babyface. Cheers to the lad for demonstrating less is more through keeping the stylings simple and focusing on performing the basics at a high level. If SCU keeps this artisanship up, he will be a big deal all over the world sooner versus later.
Johnny Ashby – “Lucky”: The British-born singer-songwriter who now calls L.A. home re-emerges with a song of hope post-heartache. Throughout the song, Ashby’s vocals come across as heartfelt and sincere. The tone and pace of “Lucky” is that of a powerful ballad that can get noticed on the Hot AC format. It should connect with listeners seeking inspiration in the trying times we are going through. The music fits perfectly with Ashby’s voice to make for a non-denominational modern song about faith.
Cristóvam – “Love, Be On My Side”: This Portuguese singer-songwriter’s new single screams Hot AC and AAA hit and could be a lot more. The song is brilliantly laid out musically and his vocals are excellent making this one deserving of its current praise. “Love, Be On My Side” has been added to several Spotify playlists recently and given its authenticity and top-notch production and execution, the adds will continue for months to come. Cristóvam sings and plays from the soul and that is going a long way in garnering listeners and fans, for which the numbers are only going to go up from here. The song is one of hope and the passion in which Cristóvam performs is over three minutes of feels.
Nuela Charles – “Space”: The new alt-soul single from the critically acclaimed Kenyan-born singer is an assertive love song that has the palatability to be a smash on stations across several formats. Now based out of Canada, Charles’ singing is superb from the first note to the last and the chorus is catchy as the day is long. Lest we forget successful producer Don Mills, who has worked with the likes of Juice WRLD, Allegra, and others, wrote the bop so that is proof itself listeners “Space” is a world class recording. What else would people expect from a three-time JUNO Award nominee singer and top shelf producer/songwriter? Charles and Mills make a dynamic duo on “Space” and it is only a matter of time before this song earns more nominations. A fun fact about the accompanying video: Given the current restrictions up in Canada, Charles took the DIY route and produced and directed a dynamic masterpiece all courtesy of an iPhone.
Cheridomingo – “Swallow”: These Simi Valley blokes are indeed on the rise already getting recognition from industry big timers KROQ and Billboard. The banger has loads of opportunity to climb the alternative and pop charts and put the quartet on the map. “Swallow” is harmonic as hell and the chorus is quite powerful with each individual playing their part to precision. The vocals are vivid and strong throughout and the catchiness will infect listeners in an instant. The band has a video for “Swallow” directed by Madie Ramser that is as vivid and wild as the song itself and should help the song gain even more traction. Although Cheridomingo already have a record deal with Honey Pit, the more attention and praise “Swallow” gains the higher their stock rises and their fans will want to be on hand for the payoff.