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Sheffield-based Cobbler is an alternative pop musician who mixes electronic pop with art pop. He is not only a musician but also a producer and remixer.

On March 24th, Cobbler released his third album, Songs, Delayed, on all streaming platforms. Unlike his other albums, Cobbler took advantage of singing in this album. He wrote most of these songs in his twenties when all he dared to dream about was that he might make a living from his music. The reason why these songs were delayed was because of his lack of self-confidence to get these songs public.

The album is full of dream pop songs that are a touch of spacey. However, I want Cobbler to showcase his vocals more vulnerably; in other words, I would like her less spacy music. I would love to hear what you think of this album, so please let me know what you think by leaving a like and comment.

I would compare Cobbler to the likes of electronic dream pop musicians, such as Vin Bogart. If you like what you hear in this album, then please like and follow the links below.


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Giu is a Nashville-based that is alternative pop and rock pop musician. In her words, music gave her a voice and helped her express who she was. As someone who has dealt with the inability to speak in social situations (AKA selective mutism), she can convey a whole spectrum of emotions without words, which made music fascinating to her.

On March 10th, the Nashville musician released her newest single, Lover’s High. The song was written to make you question your bad habits. The piece focuses on the problematic parts of a new, queer relationship and how it can quickly become codependent.

Giu has a beautiful voice, and it deserves more recognition than it has. The production is well done, and I love the guitar sampled in the song. I would love to hear this song played in a live venue. I would love to hear your thoughts on this song, so please leave a like and comment below with your thoughts.

I would compare Giu to musicians such as Coco Vieno and other female vocalists. If you like what you hear, then please like and follow the links below.


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Tali is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter who mixes commercial pop with contemporary pop. She is inspired by the musicians her mom helped her discover in elementary school, like Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Leonard Cohen, and many others.

On February 24th, she released her most recent single, One Of A Kind. The song is the first acoustic in a series of upcoming versions. The single has a unique and distinctly talented singing voice, and she crafted words well into what she aims to be a timeless creation.

I would love to know more about this captivating song, as I need more information about the backstory. However, this single captivates me, and I look forward to hearing more from Tali because her sound is very refreshing. If you like the single, then please leave a like and comment below with your thoughts.

I would compare Tali to Ruth B and other female art-pop musicians. If you like what you hear, please follow the links below.


London-based Bonze is a male vocalist who mixes industrial experimental and art pop rock. He spends his days working as a trained psychotherapist, and these themes permeate his music. His singles have been featured by Porsche in a short film, on the catwalk of London Fashion Week, and in magazines such as Clash, Rolling Stone (India), and others.

Today, Bonze released his newest single, Obliterate Me. Written and produced by Bonze, the single is a mashup of the dance music and rock/songwriting genres that have influenced his sound. In his words, the song is about the part of him that is destructive, that will do anything not to feel negative emotion or deep pain.

The intro to the song reminds me of Nine Inch Nails, gritty and with a sound in your face. The music continues on this NIN path, just like Tali is refreshingly exciting. So far, I like Bonze’s release that I have heard, which adds to that remarkable collection. If you like what you hear, then please leave a like and comment below with your thoughts.

I recommend NIN fans check out this banging brand-new single. Please like and follow the links below if you enjoy what you hear.

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Mariele Jankowski

Mariele Jankowski
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Cologne-based Mariele Jankowski is a singer-songwriter who mixes indie folk with folk-pop music. Since she was little, she was always interested in music and storytelling. She studied drama and musical theater in Mainz, Germany, and uses her skills to create her music. Some of her songs have been broadcasted via Sam Lee’s Nest Collective’s Singing With Nightingales in April 2021 and 2022.

On March 3rd, she released her debut single, The Long Song of Mary Green. The song tells about the human nature of wanting to reach the end goal of eternal happiness, after which the search for it will finally end. However, ultimately the world keeps turning, and the art of letting go and enjoying life’s journey.

I enjoyed the ambiance in this song, and it reminded me of traveling through Europe. Mariele’s storytelling is excellent and very compelling. I am looking forward to hearing more in the future. I would love to hear what you think about this song, so please leave a like and comment below with your thoughts on this single.

I recommend Mariele’s to The Cranberries fans and other indie folk pop musicians. If you enjoyed what you heard, then please leave a like and follow the links below. Any support for Mariele’s music is greatly appreciated.

The Wren

The Wren
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Los Angeles-based musician The Wren is a singer-songwriter who mixes indie pop and alternative pop music. She draws her name from the bird of Arizona, her home state. The Wren pairs contemplative lyrics with intimate vocals and guitar. Singing has always been part of her life, but when she was 12, she began to do songwriting and seriously play the guitar.

On March 1st, The Wren came out with the newest single, December. The song is about removing the rose-colored glasses of infatuation to see a heartbreaker for who they’ve been all along. It is about accepting the truth, seeing the good in not getting what you want, and realizing that you’re better off being single.

This is a standout song in this week’s Features; the Wren’s production overall is the pinnacle of this track. Breath-taking vocals and clear acoustics bring me speechless, and it is a beautiful track that belongs on a Sofar stage—well done. I would love to hear your thoughts on this track, so please leave a like and comment below with your thoughts.

I compare The Wren to musicians like Amy Shark and other influential female singer-songwriters in the music industry. If you like what you hear, then please like and follow the links below.

Tom b

Tom b

London-based Tom b is a bedroom pop musician with lofi-pop and electronic pop elements. Tom is heavily inspired by US acts like The Books and The Microphones. Tom has been producing and engineering for other bands since 2018, but now has turned his attention inward and create the music he wants to hear.

On March 15th, Tom released his newest release featuring vocals by Lucy Wroe; She’s Like A Dream. The song began as a phone recording of some piano chords, and then the voice note transformed into the noisy, trippy, sexy groove it is now. In Lucy’s words, she wrote the song when imagining watching somebody, being in a room that person you’re obsessing over, and watching them glow. Tom b states that he was incredibly and uncomfortably familiar with the song, so the idea directly fed the continued production of the track.

I love this song, but the vocals are too soft. I understand that this song is influenced by Lofi pop, but the lyrics are an essential part of the song. Other than that, the production was well done, and I enjoyed the track. However, I want your thoughts on this track, so please like and comment below.

I recommend fans of Lucky Iris, Sylvan Esso, and other bedroom pop musicians to check this song out. If you like what you hear, then please like and follow the links below. Any support for Tom b is greatly appreciated.

Features | March 2023

Karen Harding

Based in Australia, Karen Harding is a female singer-songwriter who makes music that mixes indie and commercial pop. Her music has opened up a world of exploration and possibility for Karen, serving as a medium for therapeutic work and promoting personal development.

Today she released her first release of the year, Devil in the Mirror. Compared to the sad ballads she put out in 2021 and 2022, this new single shows how much Karen has grown. According to her, in today’s modern world, we are continually confronted with images of what we should look like, how we should behave, who we should be, and so on.

I enjoy the offbeat nature and the raw honesty behind the lyrics. There is also a mirror between the lighthearted melody and the deep meaning of the lyrics. I love when artists put themselves out there and authentically express their feelings. I would love to hear your thoughts, so if you enjoyed this single, please like and share your thoughts in the comments below.

I’d recommend this single to fans of Fiona Apple and other alternative singer-songwriters. If you enjoy this song and want to hear more, please like and follow the links below.

Luch Stefano

Based in Eastbourne, UK, acoustic singer-songwriter Luch Stefano makes folk-pop love songs with easy-to-listen-to-study vibes. He finds inspiration in artists from Ed Sheeran and Passenger to Eminem and Drake. He has also been a guest on radio and television shows, like BBC Introducing, BBC News, London LIVE TV, and many others.

Today Luch came out with his newest single, I Like It On You. According to him, it’s a love song about recognizing undeniable chemistry with someone already in a relationship. The guitar echoes the opening of “HErARTWORK,” the album that will contain 17 tracks and be released this year, ushering you into his music world.

I enjoyed the clear acoustics in this song and the slow build that the music takes at the beginning. This beautiful song is great to listen to at the end of a long day due to its soothing voice with a lot of depth lyrics. I like this song, and I would like to know your thoughts on it as well. So please click like and share your thoughts in the comments section below!

I would recommend this song to fans of Ed Sheeran and other pop singer-songwriters; I think the acoustic nature of the music would resonate with fans of these musicians. If you enjoyed this song, please like and follow the links below.

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Eva Westphal

Eva Westphal
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NYC-based singer and composer Eva Westphal fuses elements of pop, indie pop, and modern pop in her music. Her shift towards pop music has led to concerts in illustrious venues such as PIANOS, Mercury Lounge, and The Bowery Electric, despite the fact that she received her training in classical music. Taylor Swift during the “Folklore” era, Stevie Nicks, and Brandi Carlile are some of the artists who have influenced her.

Her most recent single, titled “Understood,” was made available for streaming on February 16th. The lyrics of the song discuss the experience of being a lesbian and feeling alienated in certain settings. She wanted to compose a song about her life before and after she met other LGBTQ+ people who shared her experiences because she grew up in a community where there were very few people who identified as queer or who were LGBTQ+.

I like Eva’s soft voice; it reminds me of dodie. The song does a great job of broaching the sensitive topic of the challenging times that come with finding your people. I would appreciate it if you could comment below and let me know what you think by clicking the “like” button and providing your feedback.

Fans of Dodie and other musicians should check out Eva Westphal. If you appreciate what you are hearing, we would appreciate it if you would follow the links that are provided below and give them a like.

Clare Easdown

Alternative pop and euphoric art-pop love songs created by Clare Easdown and Simon Pipe, who is based in Australia and Barbados. Clare is the one responsible for providing the vocals, while Simon Pipe is the one who plays the keys, guitar, drums, and also mixes and masters the music.

Their debut single, titled “Burned Into My Past,” was made available for streaming on February 1st. The single is a moving piece of poetry that alludes to the pain of losing someone you care about. When you know deep down that they aren’t good for you, you write their names in stone, etch them into your memory, and then shut the door. This song addresses topics such as love, heartbreak, and, most importantly, letting go.

The first thing that jumps out at me about this new release is the captivating and aesthetically pleasing music video that comes packaged with the song. I had a great time watching the music video, and I hope the two of them decide to make more. The actual music is soothing, and it fits in perfectly with the visuals. I think it would be beneficial for the group to broaden their musical palette and produce more music that is both upbeat and dark at the same time. I am very interested in knowing what you think, so if you would please like this post and comment below with your thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it.

Fans of ODESZA and Purity Ring, in addition to other musicians, should listen to this song. If you enjoy what you hear, then please click the “like” button and check out the links that are provided below.

Natalie Shay

Located in North London, Natalie Shay is a musician who has received a great deal of critical acclaim as well as a number of different awards for her electrifying live performances and her vibrant, contagious anthems. She writes lyrics that are easily relatable, touching on topics such as love, self-discovery, and the day-to-day experiences of someone in their twenties.

Her most recent single, titled “The Edge,” was made available for streaming on February 1st. This song is about the painful end of Shay’s friendship with her best friend, which resulted in the friendship completely falling apart. She claims that the song is one of her favorites, and she hopes that by releasing it, she will also find some sense of resolution.

The production of this song is fantastic, and it has a great hook. Natalie possesses a remarkable talent for writing pop music that is catchy. I also really like the music video, and I think it would be fun to talk to Natalie about this new release… Your feedback is very important to me, so if you enjoyed this song and have some thoughts to share, please leave a comment and a like below.

In addition to other artists working in the music industry, I would compare Natalie’s sound to that of the musician listed below. If you enjoy what you hear, don’t forget to click the like button and check out the links down below!

Dottie Andersson

Dottie Andersson
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Songwriter Dottie Andersson hails from the region of Smaland in Sweden. Dottie was born into a musical family and studied drums throughout her childhood. She and her three younger sisters were members of the band Ason, which performed at a variety of festivals and opened for artists such as Milow and Matt Simons. She has developed her own style, and artists like Bon Iver and Phoebe Bridgers serving as inspiration.

Dottie Andersson’s newest single, titled “Heavy Objects,” was made available for streaming on February 3rd. The lyrics of the song are about overcoming the thoughts, feelings, and circumstances that hold you back. It gives off an air of wistful melancholy, charming cheekiness, and just a touch of obstinacy, all of which are held together by her razor-sharp attitude.

A person with a lot of energy would appreciate the smooth music that Dottie can make. I really wish that her music and videos showcased a little more energy though. The new release is really fantastic, and I would be very interested to know what you think of it. We would appreciate it if you could like this post and leave a comment below with your feedback.

Dottie is comparable to artists in the same genres as Sylvan Esso, Smalltalks, and other indie rock and pop musicians in my opinion. If you enjoy what you hear, then please click the “like” button and check out the links that are provided below.

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Dom Malin

Dom Malin
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Birmingham-based Dom Malin is a singer-songwriter who creates music that combines elements of indie folk with folk rock pop that is soothing and simple to listen to. Malin has proven to have undeniable talent ever since he wrote his first song, and many people in the music industry are aware of his abilities. He has received support from a variety of sources, in addition to being featured as the artist of the week on BBC Introducing Lincolnshire. Malin’s ability to craft music that is both intriguing and alluring comes from his ability to draw inspiration from the world around him.

Dom Malin’s most recent song, titled “All I Know,” was made available for streaming on January 27. The lyrics “down by the river, she calls to a saint” were the impetus for the writing of this song. As a result of a conversation he had with a buddy, he imagined that someone close to him would pass away due to issues with their mental health. Because of this, he was able to investigate the movements, thoughts, and restlessness that become characteristic of a person experiencing profound sorrow.

This track was fun to listen to, however, it was missing a few key elements. For example, I think it would be nice to hear additional instruments in addition to the great vocal arrangement and acoustic guitar that are already present. I’d love it if the song featured an instrument like a trumpet or a violin. Please leave a comment and a like below telling me what you thought of this single release and what your opinions are, as I would love to hear what you have to say about it!

I would recommend this album to anyone who likes Ben Howard or other independent folk musicians. If you enjoyed the track, kindly follow the artist and click the “like” button below.

Dash Hammerstein

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Dash Hammerstein is known for his unique blend of art rock and bedroom pop in his music. The music of Roxy Music, The Kinks, Ween, Brian Eno, and a great number of other artists have had significant influences on Dash. He contributed to the score of a number of documentaries that were released in recent years, one of which was Beautiful Baby, which had its debut at Sundance.

Dash presented his most recent single, titled “Silent, Memories,” on February 10th of this year. This is the first single to be released from his upcoming album, which will be an expansive and naturalistic collection of songs that were written in collaboration with a wide variety of artists. The songs themselves are a peculiar combination of a wide range of musical styles. The song is influenced musically by Brian Eno in addition to the Beach Boys.

In addition to being very revitalizing, this tune reminds me of a cross between Shakey Graves and the Beach Boys. I really like this track since it has a fresh take on an old classic sound, and I really hope that there will be more songs in the future that sound like this one. I would appreciate it if you could click the “like” button and leave a comment below telling me what you think about this song. Thank you.

Fans of Shakey Graves and other alternative folk musicians from the independent scene might be interested in this. If you enjoy what you hear, please comment “like” and follow at the bottom of this page.

Molly Warburton

Molly Warburton, an indie pop singer-songwriter from Lancashire, has a level of determination and personality that is unmatched in the business. Her tough exterior is at odds with her soft, fragile heart, making for an interesting mix that shines brightly across her growing range of skills. The young musician began participating in a number of tournaments when he was just ten years old and then went on to study music.

Her most recent single, titled “Gravity,” was released not too long ago. Her personal experiences as well as her passion for music served as sources of motivation for the new track. She had lately been going through a period in which she felt incredibly uninspired to perform or write new music, and she was on the verge of falling out of love with it when she penned the song. But, once she became aware of what she had accomplished and grown into as a result of her involvement in music, she discovered new sources of energy, new sounds, and a renewed passion for her work.

I like the way that this music was produced, and I also like the voices that were used. At the transition from the verses to the chorus, I think the song would benefit from having its lyrics spoken at a little faster tempo. This would make the chorus more memorable. I would appreciate it if you could click the “like” button and leave a comment below regarding your thoughts on this song.

If you appreciate Sylvan Esso and other artists who play indie pop, then you’ll probably enjoy this song as well. If you appreciate what you hear, kindly follow this channel and give it a “like” in the section below.


LEA THE LEOX is an artist from Los Angeles who is hard to put in a box. She is proud of the authenticity of her songwriting and her ability to reimagine traditional melodies to make songs that cross genre lines. In the Los Angeles and Chicago metropolitan areas, people are talking about her live shows. During her early releases, she was in a lot of magazines, including Creator’s Club, Fashionably Early, Modern Nation, and a lot of others.

Her most recent collaboration with ObieIII, titled “When You’re Lonely,” was released as a single on January 25. This track, which describes a story of betrayal, reflection, and overcoming, sets the tone for her debut extended play, which is titled “Purpose.” LEA was written to mourn a love that was unrequited, and it does an excellent job of conveying the anguish that one feels when they are taken advantage of.

I think the music is good, but I’d want to hear more feeling put into it. It’s cool that she’s incorporating a lot of different styles into her music, but I think there has to be a stronger emphasis on feeling as well. The music video has some beautiful colors and graphics, but I wish there was more of a narrative to go along with it. I have a lot of different feelings about this release as a whole, but I can’t wait to hear more from LEA. It would mean the world to me to know what you think, so if you enjoyed it and have something to say about it, please leave a comment below.

I would recommend this single to anybody who is a fan of Iman as well as other alternative and independent musicians. If you enjoy what you hear, please comment “like” and follow at the bottom of this page.


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Features | February 2023

Sano Hill

Galway-based Sano Hill is a singer-songwriter who incorporates elements of indie rock pop, and soft rock into his music. Songs written by Sano are influenced by life, love, and loss and have been performed for audiences in the United States and Ireland on compilation albums that have received critical acclaim. The albums “Origin: See the Light,” “New Horizons,” and “Inundations” are some of the artist’s earlier releases. “Inundations” featured the music of notable international acts such as Damien Rice and Josh Ritter as some of its featured musicians.

Dancer, Sano’s newest single, will be available on all streaming platforms on February 10th, when it is released. This will be the sixth single to be released from his upcoming album, “If Not Now, When?” shows a musician’s journey through the ups and downs of a relationship, from the first glimmer of hope through periods of doubt and denial, disappointment, and finally recovery after the relationship has ended. In the song “Dancer,” the dance and the first sparks of love, and the struggle of making art is explored.

I take pleasure in listening to this artist’s ballad. Exciting and dramatic elements may be heard at the beginning as well as the conclusion of the song. I enjoy how clear and distinct the guitar sounds, and I think the bridge looks quite cool. On the other hand, I believe that there is room for improvement in terms of the vocal volume. The vocals and the acoustic guitar need to be more evenly distributed throughout the track. There is opportunity for growth here.

Although I would put Sano Hill in the same category as other musicians who play indie rock and pop, he is also a part of his very own distinct genre. I am extremely interested in hearing your thoughts on the song; therefore, I would appreciate it if you would leave a comment below with your responses. If you appreciate the content that you are listening to, please show your appreciation by clicking on the links provided below and giving them a like.

Sadie Nix

Sadie Nix is a singer-songwriter who plays the guitar and is originally from Brighton. Her most recent song was selected for broadcast on BBC Introducing. Her work has been influenced by a wide variety of musicians, including Dolly Parton, The Cure, Prince, Taylor Swift, and Brandi Carlile, to name just a few. Sadie’s goal is to compose music that tells a story that listeners can identify with.

The third of February saw the release of Sadie’s most recent song, titled “Oblivious.” The third song to be taken from her forthcoming debut album is now available online. Because a morning breakup is so much more lonely than a typical breakup because it never was or could be, this song perfectly captures the feeling of having your heart broken.

Sadie’s voice has a lot of emotion, and it sounds beautiful in this song. Although I applaud the flawless production, I feel as though the song may benefit from the addition of a few more elements. My prediction is that future releases will include more electronic components. Despite the fact that I am unable to identify a single flaw in this song, I believe that she could improve future releases by including additional material.

When I listen to Sadie’s music, I think of Norah Jones and other female singers who work on their own. Please share your thoughts on this song by leaving a comment below. Thank you. I am quite interested in hearing your opinion on this matter. If you enjoy what you hear, show your support by clicking the buttons below and giving them a like.

Sven Ross

Sven Ross
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Netherlands-based Sven Ross is a singer-songwriter who incorporates aspects of folk music, folk rock, and pop music into his work. He wrote songs when he was young and often found himself dozing off in school after writing songs late at night when his parents and sister had gone to bed. After two years of school, he arrived at the realization that the only reason he was doing it was to satisfy the expectations of others, and he made the decision to alter jobs as a result. After that, he uprooted his life and moved to London in order to enroll in a songwriting course in that city.

Sven’s most recent single, titled “A World We Believe In,” was released on February 3rd of this year. This is the third and final song to be released in conjunction with his impending second EP, which is titled “Now That I’m With You.” This song serves as a rallying cry against the practice of internalized capitalism. The goal is to create a secure environment for one another without cutting ourselves off from the rest of society.

The journey that Sven has been on is fascinating, and he comes across as an easygoing yet deeply committed individual. This song’s vocals are incredible, and I can’t wait to hear more from this artist in the years to come. I would also like to learn more about the things that are important to him and that he dedicates himself to in each song.

Sven’s music reminds me a lot of that of Simon Alexander and other independent musicians. Please leave a comment below with your views and opinions regarding this single, as I am very interested in hearing what you think of it. If you enjoy what you hear, please comment “like” and follow at the bottom of this page.

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The Mars McClanes

The Mars McClanes
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Portland-based The Mars McClanes are an indie rock band that mixes acoustic and alternative rock. Growing up as a band in Dallas, the band says the Old 97s primarily influenced them. When first starting, they got booked at country bars and had to figure out how to shift from an alternative pop band to something they could play at honky tonk bars. Today, they do whatever they like with their sound. They have written a batch of songs, and whatever genre emerges the best, they go with it.

On January 13th, The Mars McClanes came out with their newest single, “Be Still.” The ballad showcases the band’s passionate lyrics and dreamy soundscapes, and the electronic and acoustic elements showcase their ability to blend genres to create a unique sonic experience. The track is a haunting and introspective look at the struggles of finding peace within a fast-paced world.

This song has a relaxed alternative acoustic rock vibe, and zen feels to it too. I like the experimental feel of the sound, and it is an excellent track overall. I urge them to push themselves into writing more lyrics because they could add more lines and make the way a more story-like song. I say this because the music is overall really short.

I would compare Be Still to any bedroom pop and soft rock musicians. I would love to hear your thoughts on the track, so please comment below. If you like the song, please leave a like and follow down to support their music.


Florida native Nilka is a bedroom pop artist who transcends the soul-pop genre with her fluid vocals and bedroom production. She fell in love with creating songs as a young girl fusing thoughts to a string of notes with lyrics originating back to the early age of nine. Five years later, she taught herself how to play the guitar, cementing her melody-lyric combinations and her pensive songs like her journal entries.

Fast-forward to 2023, and she has now been releasing music since 2017. She has had multiple TV placements during this time, including HULU’s “Light as a Feather” and “Love Island Australia” series. She has also released songs on NoCopyrightSounds and Magic Records.

On January 12th, Nilka released her song “Luna.” The fifth song from her upcoming album, “Sacred.” Nilka was inspired to write the bilingual song after struggling with impatience. She longed for control over her life and grew frustrated with the lack thereof.

I enjoy this track’s progression and production and listen to it daily. Bilingual music is a growing trend, and I hope it continues in today’s music industry because it shows the actual creative talent we have in the world.

If you enjoy, She is Jules and other talented musicians, and you will also enjoy Nilka! I would love to hear what you like about Nilka, so please comment below. If you want her music, please like and follow the links below.

Antonia Vai

Swedish-based Antonia Vai is a singer-songwriter, music producer, and activist. Fascinated with the intersection of story and reality, earth and unearthliness, her songs carry poetic mysticism that goes from highly personal to universally political. Antonia has been playing instruments and writing songs since early childhood. The poems of Leonard Cohen, the Swedish folk songs of Cornelis Vreeswijk, the yearning melodies of Lhasa de Sela, and the soulful voice of Lauryn Hill raised her.

Antonia and her band have been kept busy playing at countless European festivals, including the Eurosonic Noorderslag in the Netherlands, Elbjazz Festival in Denmark, and many more. She has also toured in Asia, playing gigs at Zandari Festa in Korea and Japan.

On January 27th, Antonia Vai came out with her newest single, “Where the Bluebirds Fly.” The single is a beguiling, electronic pop song with a melancholy, pulsating beat and a chorus hook that sticks. Antonia’s music is about surrendering and dancing on the thin line between clarity and illusion, pleasure and self-annihilation. She wanted a video that lets viewers wander off into their imagination.

Antonia’s voice is very old-fashioned; it reminds me of Ella Fitzgerald. I like how there are multiple scenes in the music video, and it makes you imagine each scene. I enjoy this song. It’s different, and the video is fun and diverse.

I can’t put my finger on a particular musician Antonia’s similar to, but I would love to hear your opinion. Please leave a comment with who this musician reminds you of. If you enjoy the song, please leave a like and follow below to support Antonia’s music!

Nightly Gatherings

Returning to Features, Nightly Gatherings is Connor Johnson’s project. He has been making music for seven years but has been making music under the name for two years. He takes inspiration from Porter Robinson, ODESZA, and many more.

Nightly Gatherings has opened for artists for Whethan, Gorgon City, Slow Magic, Forester, and many others. He has recently played EYEHEARTNYE in San Francisco in support of Alesso.

On January 27th, Nightly Gatherings recently came out with their newest single, “Still Friends.” The single is the last before his sophomore album, “Don’t Worry,” will come out on March 27th. The single has generated attention from Madeon, Ryan Nevis, and many more.

DAMN, THIS IS GOOD, CONNOR! I love this song, Connor is a funny guy, and I like where this project is going. The song is catchy and sometimes a little too catchy. In other words, it could use more catchy lines. I’m excited to review his next album coming out in March!

If you enjoy musicians like San Holo, Porter Robinson, and other trip-hop musicians, you will vibe with this song too. I would also love to hear what you think of the single, so please leave a comment below. If you like what you hear, please leave a like and follow below!


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Mumbai-born and Berklee-based student Tarra is a commercial pop and indie pop singer-songwriter recognized by many, including Rolling Stone India as an exciting upcoming musician. She writes thoughtful, relatable lyrics over catchy, classic, pure pop melodies.

On January 13th, Tarra released her newest single, “Time of Our Lives,” on all streaming platforms. The song is best described as adrenaline-filled easy, listening pop that chronicles a weekend beach getaway with a love interest. It was produced by Taylor Franklyn and crossed between Taylor Swift, Lauv, and Jones Blue as a perfect mood booster.

The song has a relaxed indie rock vibe that brings a uniquely uplifting vibe and reminds me of being with friends on a beach. I would compare this to uplifting and upcoming musicians like Kelsey Blackstone and maybe even Salem Ilese. If you like this song, comment below to let me and Tarra know your thoughts!

I recommend this song to fans of Kelsey Blackstone and other peppy indie rockers in the music industry. Please leave a like and follow below if you enjoy the song! Also, subscribe to our email list and follow us on socials!


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Shadowbanned is a Manchester (UK) based band that mixes indie pop with alternative pop. They combine layers of string quartets, samples, pedal steel, human voices, and more into a collage for the earbuds. They sing emotional stories like love lost and found, wonders abound, and memories hanging around. Joni Mitchell, The Weeknd, Massive Attack, and others inspire them.

On January 11th, Shadowbanned released their newest release, Who Knows Where the Time Goes? featuring Abby Strickland. The song is a contemporary re-interpretation of the Sandy Denny/Fairport Convention classic with gorgeous vocals by Abby Strickland.

I like the song. It’s got an excellent chill beat; the only complaint is that the bass is a little too loud. I also enjoyed the video, but it felt like something other than a music video. Instead, it felt more like a slideshow. Overall, it’s a very old-fashioned production, which many can appreciate. I wish there were a little more to it. If you also liked this song, comment below to tell us your thoughts.

Fans of modern indie rock musicians would love this song. If you like the music, then please leave a like and follow below. I suggest subscribing to our email list for future articles and following our socials for updates on future new music.

Glossy Boy

Glossy Boy
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London-based Glossy Boy band is made up of Chris Pidsley (vocals and guitar), Ryan Bunce (background vocals, bass, and keys), and Zak Thomas Johnson (drums and background vocals). They’re inspired by The Kooks, Blossoms, and Catfish and the Bottlemen, who they claim as all solid British Indie Pop icons.

On January 13th, Glossy Boy released their newest track, The Girl Who Feels No Pain, on all streaming platforms. Coming off the back of their pop-rock-infused debut, the track is a soft contrast soaked in acoustic guitars and luscious bass lines. A simple track about a ballad of love and hurt also has the power to be a singable anthem for a middle-of-the-set respite.

With a massive Arctic Monkey mixed with a Jeremy Zucker vibe, I would listen to this song daily. The lyrics go well with the vocals that truly bring out the sadness in this song, and I also enjoy listening to Glossy Boy’s whole music collection. If you like this song, please leave a comment below.

This song would be fitting for fans of Weezer and Arctic Monkeys. Please leave a like and follow below if you enjoyed this song. If you want to stay updated with new music, please subscribe and follow all our links and socials.


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London-based Jewelia is a singer-songwriter who mixes relaxing contemporary pop with folk-pop. She has a unique and evoking sound with a flavor of pop centered around her recognizable vocals, lyrical charisma, and memorable melodies. She is a self-produced musician who’s garnered over 1.2 million views on her YouTube channel and a consistent 20k monthly listeners over the last couple of years.

On January 20th, Jewelia released her newest track, “Life Is A Highway.” The song is a distinctive acoustic sound evoked by Bjork and Kate Bush that shares an inspiring message at the beginning of the new year, taking time to enjoy the view and look ahead at what’s to come.

I like the acoustics in this song; it’s fitting for fans of Vampire Weekend and other musicians of the like. I really enjoyed this song and have no honest criticism, and I look forward to hearing more. Jewelia continues to create such good music, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the music; please comment below!

This song is excellent for Rosie, Chelsea Cutler, and Vampire Weekend fans, to name a few. If you like music, please leave a like and follow below. We will undoubtedly follow Jewelia’s music journey, so make sure you subscribe to our email list and follow us on socials.

Ali George

Bath (UK) indie folk musician Ali George is a singer-songwriter influenced by acts like Bon Iver and John Martyn. George began playing guitar at the age of six and was in his first band at the age of ten. By sixteen, he started his solo act and performed in pubs, cafes, and venues around Bath and the South-West while developing his songwriting skills and recording demo albums.

On January 6th, Ali released his newest single, Dreams within Dreams. The new track explores themes of unrequited love, loneliness, and feminism. It is a clear musical departure from his signature earthy, unadulterated acoustic sound and a venture into a more ambient and atmospheric place. The song was written from the perspective of a lonely woman who feels that her husband has neglected her over the years.

Returning to the Features, Ali George comes out with another chill Jack Johnson song. His voice can be compared to Jack Johnson and The Tallest Man on Earth. These kinds of musicians are highly underappreciated. If you enjoy listening to Ali, I suggest you listen to them. Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

This song is great for fans of Mumford & Sons and others of the like. Please leave a like and follow below if you enjoyed the music. Follow our socials to stay up to date, and of course, subscribe to get our newest articles.


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Dylan Goff | Untethered (Side Two) EP

Dylan Goff
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  1. Tracks 1-3
  2. Tracks 4-5
  3. Overall EP
  4. Thank You, Dylan Goff
  5. Links
    1. Dylan Goff
    2. The Minimalistic Music Blog
  6. Conclusion

Tracks 1-3

Dylan has a similar voice to Creed’s Myles Kennedy, a profound and exquisite presence that needs to be recognized in his music. The drums and all the instruments in these tracks are beautiful and captivating. These first three songs are well-produced and fascinating in every way, and I love how the vocals and instruments are well-balanced.

“I Get Lost” is an excellent first track, and it captivates my ears and imagination with what the EP will be like. I connect with “Digging;” it’s a sad but uplifting song that drives home the feeling of entering a new relationship, almost like digging out of a depression and realizing the importance of love. The vocals in Behold Our Smiles have a heavy Irish accent presence, and who doesn’t love a good Irish accent?

My favorite tracks of the first three in the EP will have to be “Digging” and “Behold Our Smiles.”

Tracks 4-5

Dylan’s accent and cultural influence shine in these two tracks, although I would like to hear more confidence in his voice. The production continues to be a pinnacle point in this EP; it’s just so well done and needs to be recognized to the highest degree.

“Walking in a Photograph” has some regret; I don’t know what kind of regret the song is directed towards, but it is present in the music. My friend, Joe Carroll from Ireland, would love the deep and unique lyrics in “Old Argyle Sweater,” it’s got that old Irish music feel to it in the beginning, and towards the end, it lets you down slowly.

My favorite of the two songs in the last of this EP would have to be “Walking in a Photograph”; the production and acoustics are untouchable.

Overall EP

As I said throughout this review, the production of this EP is an epic pinnacle piece of what makes this EP so good. I also love the vocals, and that’s not just my Irish nationality speaking. Especially in the beginning of the EP, the lyrics are solid and deep, which any rock lover would love. With that said, I want to see a slower vocal build into a crushing and confident chorus or verse.

My favorite tracks in the EP would have to be “Digging,” “Walking in a Photograph,” and “Behold Our Smiles.” However, the song that sticks out the most to me is “Digging.”

Thank You, Dylan Goff

I want to thank Dylan Goff for the chance to review his new EP, it’s a fantastic piece of work, and I highly encourage everyone to listen to it! Please make sure you like and follow the links below if you enjoy what you hear and want to hear more in the future.

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Dylan Goff

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Christmas Present (2022 Edition) | Cuffing Season | Emmrose

Cuffing Season

Photo credit: Behind the Curtains Media


The holiday season is hard for everyone; fewer people (like me) are single. I have been living with my parents for three years, single for five years, and just recently been active on Hinge for about two years.

The loneliness and longing for someone haunt me every day someone mentions how their loved ones are doing. I work in the mental health field, and I have had at least two person’s served hospitalized for mental health reasons this season alone. Although that does not necessarily relate to the holiday season, it doesn’t help that only a handful have a family supporting them.

This is what Emmrose’s Cuffing Season is about, loneliness and longing for someone. That feeling of not being loved by someone who will be your best friend is hard, so that’s why the universe created music. But also knowing that you’re not alone and there are millions of single people during the holidays is comforting to know as well.

If you are lonely this Christmas, please take care of yourself by doing what you can. That includes; reading this article with headphones on by the fireplace while listening to Emmrose’s music. Allow it to be considered part of your self-care routine. If you like hot chocolate, then make it extra chocolatey.

Table Of Contents

  1. Editorial
  2. Who is Emmrose?
  3. Cuffing Season by Emmrose Review
  4. What’s Next for Emmrose?
  5. Christmas Thank You’s
  6. Links
    1. Emmrose
    2. The Minimalistic Blog
  7. Merry Christmas!

Who is Emmrose?

New York-based Emmrose is a singer-songwriter who writes relaxing indie and dream pop music. She is a Groover Obsessions Artist and records her music exclusively with Mike Abiuso at Behind the Curtains Media in Brooklyn, NY.

On December 16th, Emmrose came out with her new track, Cuffing Season. This perfect new holiday single was written to be a relatable song for anyone going through the holiday months without someone to share it with.

Holiday with no one to hold,
Or do I just miss the idea of love
In this cuffing season.

Cuffing Season by Emmrose

Cuffing Season by Emmrose


I like the festive feelings in this song, and the vocals remind me of Florence and The Machine. Cuffing Season is excellent for Christmas-themed coffee shop playlists, apart from sitting by the fireplace and reading this new article!

If you’re a fan of Mia Mormino, Florence and the Machine, and other indie pop musicians, then you would like Emmrose. If you like what you hear, then like and follow the links below. Additionally, if you want to support Emmrose, please click and donate to her Ko-fi page below.

What’s Next for Emmrose?

There are no plans for Emmrose for the future, but there’s no doubt there will be more to come. Watch our socials for more updates on Emmrose and others in our growing music community, and expect many more musicians to come thru next year too.

Keep your eyes peeled for the links below!

Christmas Thank You’s

Thank you to Emmrose for the opportunity to review her Christmas single this year, and it was my pleasure to review an exciting upcoming musician. Emmrose is a growing presence in the music industry and New York music scene, and she will be an artist to watch going forward.

If you want to hear more from Emmrose and follow her journey in the music industry, please like and follow the links below. I implore you to click these links; you will want to experience what’s in store for next year!


The Minimalistic Blog

Merry Christmas!

Have a Merry Christmas, and please enjoy your time with your family. If you woke up and read this, then thank you so much! Also, please respect people how you want to be treated, and follow the local health guidelines.