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Years & Years singer Olly Alexander left a burgeoning acting career for music, and considering the success of single ‘King,’ it was a smart decision.
With ‘Overload,’ British pop trio Life of Dillon may already have the song of summer 2015. And summer is still a month away.
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“The whole record is so personal. I was avoiding this when I was talking to journalists before. I was avoiding the idea that any of it was personal at all.”
Courtney Barnett’s songs focus on the boring things in her life. The things the average person tends to overlook, but she somehow makes sound poetic.
MisterWives’ debut LP exhibits the many elements that make up the band’s collective musical personality: a bit of rocksteady reggae, a dash of Broadway balladeering, a splash of EDM and heaping helpings of neon-tinted new wave.
The band’s debut LP, The Balcony, has just been released stateside, with the single , “Kathleen” starting to receive a big radio push. And they’re already calling themselves “sell outs.” Whatever that means.
Swedish singer Seinabo Sey may be just 24 years old, but her music has a level of maturity and introspection not usually offered by songs in rotation on the radio. Where her song ‘Younger’ is right now.
The English singer, who is already a household name overseas, is gearing up to have a Sam Smith-like year of his own.
“Some artists love that power of swooping in and watching the crowd eat out of their hand,” Niia says. “But for me, it’s a little scary and I think I realized we both can play the vulnerability card. Me as the artist, them as the audience.”
One can’t help but wonder if the guys of The Eeries purposely tried to make it extremely hard for anyone to discover their band. Or, if it was an accidental business model that has just so happened to pay off.