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New Music To Know: As American Wrestlers, a Scotsman Moves to the Midwest and Finds Freedom in Anonymity
“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.
For the emerging teen pop star, music stardom is coming six seconds at a time.
The Brit got her start back in 2012 when she appeared on UK’s The X Factor. She was an early favorite to win with famous backers like Cher, Adele and Leona Lewis tweeting her praises, but she would only end up coming in sixth. But don’t feel sorry for her, she’s got her sights on a much bigger prize: America.