Up and coming r&b singer Cat Spare releases the track Hello. Inspired by Frank Sinatra, SZA, Kehlani, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga, the latest track draws from contemporary R&B with a dance/pop flare. Speaking on the single, “The process of making the single was very simple and genuine… I sat down to write to some YouTube beats and it just flowed. Moments after, I ended up ripping the beat off YouTube, recorded over it, uploaded it to SoundCloud as a demo, and later, was getting hit up by producers to work with them.” Check it out!
The unknown duo releases China Roses release Piedarterres. They found love from the Hype Machine as well as Pilerats, FAULT Mag, Clash Mag, & Aupium. Aside from solidifying themselves as a blog band, they write catchy electro pop songs. The duo first made waves when their first release titled cK was played on Double J and featured Triple J.
Heather Jayne releases the piano/electro ballad If the Stars Align. Vocally she sounds a bit like Adele, but not musically. Additionally, if Adele released a new single now, this is what it would sound like. But Heather Jayne is her own artist, especially when you listen to the track Better Than This that clocked nearly 200k YouTube views. The 19 year old Bershire artist also made the semi finals on BBC’s ‘The Voice’ where she was mentored by both Boy George and Paloma Faith. Moreover, she just wrapped up headlining ‘Skyline Sounds’in London.
The Honest Heart Collective releases the new track ‘Separate Ways‘. Whether it matches the success of Journey’s MegaHit ‘Separate Ways‘ is unknown but both tracks have a common ancestor besides having the same title. It’s melodious guitar driven rock. And who knows, maybe ‘rock’ will have a resurgence and populate the top 40 once again. Anyhow, the Canadian 4 piece first single I’ve Got You clocked over 50,000 streams on Spotify and saw adds at Apple Music’s Breaking Rock playlist, as well as Rock and Canadian Indie stations.
The Australian native Ivy Adara releases new radio ready track Currency. The new song follows her debut single Famous which has nearly 2 million Spotify Streams. The 23 year old has worked with hit producers as her singles are slickly produced with well crafted hooks. She can play guitar as well and seems very comfortable in front of a live audience. Moreover, Spotify’s New Music Friday seems to like her as well.
Los Angeles based Katelyn Tarver releases the track LY4L. The singer-songwriter will release the Kool Aid EP on July 20th. The latest single follows Never Fade and You Don’t Know. Moreover, Katelyn has established herself as an actress with roles as Jo Taylor on Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush and Natalie on ABC’s No Ordinary Family. The benefit of an acting background while attempting to make it as an artist is the ability to connect. With that, Katelyn definitely has a strong social media media presence with shows lined up. Moreover, her latest track has all the hit and essential ingredients of electro pop. Take a listen!
Singer-songwriter AVEC releases the new single, ‘Love’ which comes from her forthcoming album Heaven / Hell released on Earcandy Recordings. Music tastemakers like Paste Mag, Clash Mag and others are fans. The 22 year old Aussie draws inspiration from Bon Iver, John Mayer, and The Lumineers and is set to perform the The Great Escape Festival in May. With a European tour set in motion and a flurry of press propping the indie darling up, AVEC could be a breakout artist if her soon-to-be-release album reveals a smash hit.
Kings favorite Kayelee releases the new track What Is Love. The new track which is a 6/8 electronic love-ballad is a departure from the previous from the EDM/Pop flavored track ‘Don’t Wanna Be With You‘. It’s strong nevertheless, revealing her emotional/bluesy side of her artistry. The 20 year old pop singer-songwriter is a Berklee College of Music student and could follow the footsteps of the likes of Betty Who and others.
Doktor releases the single and video Man On Fire. Filled with twerking ladies, the Jamaican born and London based artist shot the video in Jamaica. All in all, it’s a party song reminiscent of Taio Cruz 2010 smash hit Dynamite. Doktor first made waves when he was featured on Soundbwoy Ent’s Ministry of Sound chart hit Never Wanna Say. Moreover he has supported Nas, Busta Rhymes, and Ne-Yo. Check it out!
Sydney native Ellogram released a new single I Wanna Go that features up and coming Lauren Ruth Ward. The track which has traces of trance, electro and house definitely delivers, and Lauren does a great job. The collaboration began when Fritsch heard her by chance on his Soundcloud feed. Instantly captivated by her vocal, he was on a plane to Los Angeles. Check it out.
Brandon Zahurksy who goes under moniker RIVVRS releases the bluesy – foot stomper Let It Die. The Los Angeles singer-songwriter has become the sync king with song placements in TV shows including About A Boy, the CW’s Riverdale, Lethal Weapon and Netflix’s “When We First Met”. As well as winning over tastemakers, he is set to perform the sold out Bottle Rock Music Festival in May, alongside Bruno Mars, The Killers, and Muse.
LA-based artist Morgxn has released the single and video “Carry The Weight“. It’s amazingly catchy both sonically and lyrically sounding like it could come off Imagine Dragon’s hit album. Morgxn notes, ““carry the weight” is my personal anthem, and it exists because I’m constantly learning to stand up for myself and for my family and friends”. The up and coming Los Angeles based artist has been rolling out track after track and will finally release his debut album Vital. Check it out!
Jenny March releases a new straight up pop single “Talk To Me”. With plans to release an EP later this year, the latest track was produced by Tony Rodini (blackbear, Weezer, N. Bedingfield). The new song follows California Daze which dropped earlier this year and quickly clocked 66K streams on Spotify in just a few days.
Have you heard of MONOGEM? It’s the moniker under which singer-songwriter Jen Hirsh created. She has a knack of writing sexy soulful choruses. For instance, listen to Get You High. A couple of things you need to know. In 2017 she released a video for “Wild” which was featured by Good Morning America, E!, Daily Mail UK, Alternative Press, and NYLON. She sold out an EP Release show at the Bootleg Theater as well as supported Betty Who and Yuna. Additionally,several tracks have been placed on shows that have aired on CW and MTV.
The Welsh-American duo Thunder Jackson has become a Kings favorite with the release of Colours. The indie outfit was formed following a chance encounter in a Los Angeles taxi cab. For the past year, the duo have been working on their debut album in Venice Beach. Additionally, the’ve been getting blog and playlist love.
Melbourne based artist Woodes has become a Kings favorite. Woodes aka Elle Graham kicked off in 2015 with a string of successful single releases. The track Flash Mob was one of the most played songs in 2015 across triple j unearthed radio. In 2016 the follow up single ‘Daggers & Knives‘ clocked over 300,000 total plays. Check out her latest single ‘Origami‘ which is off her new ‘Golden Hour‘. Additionally, Woodes is set to perform Splendour in the Grass in July alongside Lorde, Kendrick Lamar & Vampire Weekend.
West London artist Ay Em comes out swinging with track and music video Come To Me. The video has garnered 300k within weeks of the release. Really good for a new artist. The half-Egyptian, half-Moroccan, west London born rapper has been making noise in the UK, peaking at #18 on the Spotify UK Viral Charts and clocking over 7M views. He has upcoming collaborations with M Huncho, Nyge and Dappy.
Check out the up and coming artist Tailor releases What If. The Birmingham artist is fresh off the scene and is quickly building fanfare with his vocal productions. Just within the last year, he has written with the likes of MØ, TALA, Huntar, FTSE, and Peking Duk. The latest single follows a double A sided record, ‘Disillusioned/Blame’.
Up and coming indie act Yoke Lore releases the new track Fake You. You can hear hints of Peter Gabriel and Gotye. The wizard behind Yoke Lore is Adrian Galvin who hails from Brooklyn. Galvin notes, “The opening track, ‘Fake You’, is about the difficulty of realizing your perception of someone doesn’t necessarily match who they really are.” Moreover, he has nearly 40 performances lined up that began in April and goes through May which treks through the East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, and Canada.
Singer songwriter Maiya released her new single ‘No Stopping Me Now‘. The latest hip hop infused pop track follows her debut single Sidelines which premiered on Kings of A&R. Sidelines quickly clocked 100k+ streams on Spotify and won radio support from KDLW (106.3) Albuquerque, New Mexico. The latest single is more chill, but still delivers the knockout chorus. Maiya notes, “The world can be so negative. We need to get back to the good times. I wanted to write a feel good anthem and I believe I achieved that.”