Somebody Who's Not Me
“Somebody Who’s Not Me” is the new single by Swiss-born and raised singer-songwriter Chloé Sautereau. Released on September 14, 2023 it stands as the artist's third promotional single. The song was recorded at Corner Store Studios with CJ Colon and produced by Chloé herself.
“‘Somebody Who’s Not Me’ came to me in a moment of true vulnerability, questioning and introspection. A moment where I felt stuck, unsure where to look, where to go, or if I was capable of what I was after. Of what I am after. So I tried to look within. This song poured out of me, stripped me down in a way that would only let me grow; it’s the song that’s just “me”, in a way that no song I’ve written before has felt. I always strive for honesty in my writing, but this has the kind of honesty that I think I had never dared to have with myself.” -Chloé Sauterreau
M'akoma mu toffee
Xybird is a talented duo that started working together during lockdown. They started by posting short covers on Instagram with the goal of releasing their own music into the world. "M'akoma mu toffee" stands as their 4th studio single. It has a bright and airy sound that carries the sentiment of love, joy and contentment in it's lyrics. "M'akoma mu toffee" is a Twi (a Ghanaian language) phrase that means sweetheart, but a more direct translation is the sweetness/toffee inside my heart. The layered percussive sounds in the track give it a lively pulse that is topped off by the gentle romantic sway of the guitar melodies.
I Plan To Run Out of Darkness
The post-folk troubadour Denni Ian, hailing from Aarhus, Denmark, has long operated on the fringes of Danish underground culture and the arts scene. He is a poet, musician, and visual artist known for his work in video art and expressionistic paintings. After a decade of playing in various bands, he embarked on a solo career in 2020, releasing his debut record "The Sad Saint of South End."
"I Plan To Run Out of Darkness" is Denni's latest release, serving as the opening track from his full-length studio album titled "SALT KING." This song presents a three-act alternative folk-rock ballad featuring a haunting anthem, a poetic narrative, and a dramatic vocal solo. Accompanied by a carefully crafted music video, "I Plan To Run Out of Darkness" offers a unique audiovisual experience designed to captivate the senses and evoke deep emotions in the listeners.
"Echoes" is an ode to freedom, a call to break free from the monotony and explore new horizons. With its introspective lyrics and catchy melody, the song invites the listener to be carried away by the music and get lost in their thoughts. This invitation is also reflected in the single's artwork, created by Milan Cambier (as with their previous three singles), which maintains a collage style but features bolder colors this time (in line with the group's new logo).
This is the first single released after their debut EP "PERSPECTIVES" in December 2022 and perfectly summarizes the future trajectory of the group while retaining the formula that brought them success: a British-influenced pop sound combining alternative rock and 80s electro elements, with captivating vocal melodies that contrast with the melancholic and contemporary themes addressed in the lyrics.
The Glory Of The Son
Mikey Adebayo is a Christian/Gospel singer-songwriter who works as an NHS doctor as his day-to-day job. He began singing in his church choir aged 11 and taking guitar lessons upon entering secondary school that the same year. An artist who grew up within the walls of the church, he has served and continues to serve on various worship teams over the years in different capacities as praise and worship leader, guitarist (lead or rhythm/acoustic) and backing vocalist. In quiet quarters, Mike developed a knack for songwriting over the period of over a decade. The 2010s consisted of devotedly serving in his local church and studying to become a doctor whilst spending any free time to work melodies and create new anthems unbeknownst to anyone else around. The young minister makes a shift from live ministration/performance to recording for audiences far and wide with the release of powerful debut: "The Glory of The Son".
"'be kind' Musically speaking, it's heavily inspired by 90s rock and contemporary music that pulls from that era (Alvvays, George Clanton, etc). As far as theme goes, it's our farewell to the people we never got a chance to get closure with. "be kind" is our first track to come out since we dropped our EP Garden in June, and it serves as a bridge into our next musical chapter. We went back to our DIY roots for this one and did everything (recording, producing, mixing, etc) on our own. Hope you enjoy, and if you do, we'd love to work together". -Wotts
Janelle Sy'mone is a talented singer/songwriter known for her captivating voice, soulful melodies, and empowering lyrics. Influenced by artists like Anita Baker, Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Jill Scott, Lizzo, and Beyoncé, Janelle's music seamlessly blends vivid melodies with profound and thought-provoking lyrics. She has performed at notable events such as the 2021 and 2023 Taste of Soul Atlanta, New York Mondo Fest, and Charlotte Shout. Janelle draws inspiration from her personal experiences, infusing her music with authenticity and relatability, making her an artist whose work resonates deeply with listeners, compelling and touching their hearts.
Rules Are Made to Be Broken
Amelie Blake is a UK based singer-songwriter. With a string of Hollywood movie trailers under her belt, Amelie's songs have been featured in Breathe, My Days of Mercy, Netflix, Sky, BBC, ITV and many others. She's worked with various major music publishers including BMG, providing music for sync and advertising, tv and radio.
Supporting the likes of Rudimental and performing on BBC radio stations, Amelie has gained a wealth of musical influences carving out her own signature sound. Blending elements of pop, soul, and alternative music. Her layered vocal harmonies, and thought provoking lyrics are standout features in her music, with her voice being compared to liquid gold.
Solklee is an independent Chilean/Irish singer-songwriter. Her musical influences stem from various alternative rock and indie artists, such as Lana del Rey, Amy Winehouse, and The Cranberries. Her musical style is characterized by profound lyrics and a unique voice that resonates with her audience. Currently, Solklee is working on her debut studio album titled "Fake God," set to be released in 2023, which promises to be a reflection of her creativity and personal style. In this third single titled "Jesus Say," she delights us with her vocal mastery in a piece that stands out from the rest due to its more Pop Rock-oriented sound.
5alva is an independent artist from the city of Linares, Chile. He draws influences from singers like "Lil Skies," "Post Malone," and "Mac Miller," but he possesses a distinct identity as he adeptly combines the melodic aspects of his instrumental composition with his vocals, which lean towards a style more oriented towards Pop and Hip-Hop. "Ahora" marks a milestone in the artists career, as it is the first single since his acclaimed first full length album "Divina".