Welcome to the Outer Space!
e can’t believe that’s already our 4th journey in the most unknown places of the universe of this incredibly diverse and thrilling music industry, which is thriving nowadays more than ever before. As the universe is expanding so our expedition brings us to places you and us guys never saw before.
This month we discovered some dark pop, trap and electro tunes, yet some very uplifting and positive indie tunes, showing us how the space is indeed made by both incredibly dark parts and immensely bright suns.
That’s definitely one of the most compelling selection of artists we have ever had and we are extremely anxious to present them to you.
Let’s begin our Outer Space journey.
Amy Correa Bell – “Anyways”
An incredible artist with over 10 years of experience in the music industry, we introducing AMY CORREA BELL, a singer and songwriter based in San Fernando Valley, US.
With more than half a million streams in total on Spotify, Amy is able to mix her vocal character with her sensitive, wide-open lyrics, making this a perfect combo that creates her unique style. She just released her latest song called “Anyways”, a song about the aspects of a relationship. The tune has a retro, thrilling mood, a sound that brings us back to the late 80s with its mellow synthesizers and the hip-hop-style drum beat.
Amy’s vocals sit perfectly well on the beat, making the song pleasant to listen to while the listener can focus both on the musical arrangement and the vocal lyrics.
Make sure you listen to the song through the official music video above.
Brandoslife – “Mistakes”
Introducing a very young lad on this list, with some phenomenal skills that will leave you astonished: we are talking about BRANDOSLIFE, a singer/songwriter and producer from London, UK.
His latest release “Mistakes” is an R&B production that blends afrobeat rhythms and melodic synths, giving life to a groovy and pleasing track.
Brandoslive’s vocals here are spot on with a crazy flow, narrative lyrics, and outstanding performance that clearly shows his competence and passion for music.
We’re honestly blown away by the quality of this production, a smooth track that you’ll certainly enjoy on any occasion.
This song is definitely a free trip to the moon and back, don’t miss out!
Gloomy June – “Always Gonna Let You Down”
Next is a new band based in San Francisco, US, with a retro indie pop-driven style. Let’s give a warm welcome to the amazing GLOOMY JUNE, a 4-pieces music band that has just released its second single “Always Gonna Let You Down”.
This sound reminded us a bit of Paramore and The1975, a mix of compelling energy and retro 80s style synths, dynamic and charming vocals that will capture your heart for sure!
The tune has an upbeat rhythm that features electronic synths, electric guitars, and very energetic vocals with sensational melodies, which are incredibly remarkable.
We can feel this band has a real passion for music and their enthusiasm is reflected through their songs, with delightful arrangements, and solid and captivating lyrics.
Sharl – “I Fell In Love”
SHARL is a brand new artist, singer, and songwriter who just got into the music industry this year, with 4 releases during the past 4 months.
“I Fell In Love” is the song we’ll get a closer look into it, a pop production with emotional melodies and astounding notes!
The tune starts with a short hint of the remarkable chorus, with Sharl vocals accompanied by a few synths; the verse plays softly with a chill mood, where percussions enter the track adding some variety to the song. The song leads then to the chorus made of future electronic sounds, trap drums, and pop vocal chops, all guided by Sharl’s beautiful voice and her tough and direct lyrics. Definitely, the kind of tune some people can relate to, we highly recommend keeping an eye on this artist and checking out her upcoming album this year!
Tess Liautaud – “On The Cusp”
Another brand new artist in this Volume.4, talking about the amazing singer/songwriter TESS LIAUTAUD, incredible talent now based in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Tess has released 2 songs so far, the latest one called “On The Cusp”: an acoustic indie/folk production that will easily reach the deepest corners of your heart, with its overwhelming guitars and its majestic vocal lines.
The song starts with a beautiful acoustic guitar arpeggio, followed by Tess’s vocals with a soft, vibrant timbre, with her distinctive way of singing like storytelling. The tune brings in some clean drums later on, and it gets quite emotional with a series of minor chords that gave us goosebumps.
Extremely characteristic production here, nearly 5 minutes of listening will go pretty fast!
TJA – “IDFLU”
Excited to introduce this amazing rapper, singer, and songwriter from Flint, US, with years of experience and a wide amount of songs released in the past 3 years: welcoming in this Vol.4 TJA, with his latest track “IDFLU”!
This is an ambitious project that merges together flawless rap lines with melodic and catchy hooks, all garnished with solid and neat instrumentals.
“IDFLU” will put you in a real good mood, with its happy beat and these remarkable vocals it’s pretty hard to not fall in love with this song. The song starts with a marvelous guitar melody that will instantly give you chill vibes, following the amazing flow of TJA the track gets a great groove and will promptly catch your attention with his lyrics!
This guy is a true talent with an incredible style, definitely, a must listen!
DIANA BIDÈA – “PRP”
DIANA BIDÈA is an artist, singer, and songwriter based in New York, US, with a fanbase on TikTok of nearly 400 thousand followers.
Diana is a pure talent, with her parents both musicians, we can say she definitely has music in her blood!
Her latest track is called “PRP”: this is a pop/R&B track with a very unique style, thanks to the elaborated instrumental and the stunning vocals of Diana.
She has incredible attention to detail, as we can hear in the vocal’s structure which is full of vocalizes, harmonizations, adlibs, and choirs, giving the song the right amount of wideness and dynamic. This is a powerful and confident production that we personally enjoyed a lot with its remarkable melodies and the extremely particular sound design, definitely a tune that stands out from the crowd. Don’t miss out!
Helen – “Morals”
When we start talking about talented artists, we can’t forget to name HELEN, an independent singer/songwriter from Silver Spring, US. Her style merges pop and R&B, topping up with an extremely distinctive voice character, making a refined captivating, and delightful sound.
Her latest release “Morals” has an incredible vibe, with a sound recalling our early 2000s, with an outstanding vocal performance this song will certainly bring you on an outer space journey that you definitely won’t forget.
The tune starts with a decisive bass, followed by retro synths and very cool vocal chops; Helen’s vocals enter right after, with a charming style and incredibly catchy themes.
The track brings in percussive elements, with a classic R&B style drum pattern and very interesting parts of filtered drums and 808s.
Incredible tune from Helen, you definitely don’t want to miss this out.
Rekka – “Light One Up” ft King Thayo
That’s the anthem weed aficionados were waiting for. Representing the Oregon scene we have Rekka with her last tune called “Light one Up”. The song features international performing artist King Thayo, bringing some chill reggae-ish vibes to the tune.
The track perfectly merges hip hop and reggae styles, making this tune the best background music for when you’re rolling a spliff. Perfect song to listen to at home with some friends before enjoying some munchies.
Anyway, this would sound amazingly during a rave with a giant sound system on, we already imagine Rekka and King Thayo fostering the crowd with a blunt in the air, screaming “Light One Up”.
Yutzi – “Give Me The Blame”
Yutzi is an emerging band based in emerging Maryland, Baltimore. They recently released their single “Give Me The Blame”, a song that gave us the chills, the perfect background for a relaxing evening in the summer.
We imagined ourselves on the beach with the sun going down, with this folk-rock tune playing. The song has some folk vibes at its core that reminded us of earlier Jack Johnson tunes, the track definitely has a calming atmosphere due to the soothing vocal melody and vocalist’s timbre.
The trumpets keep evolving during the song, an important layer in the music production that gives so much more depth to the song and makes it stand out from other folk tunes. That’s a perfect tune for spring and we hope you gonna enjoy it as much as we did.
Drew Hunter – “Give It All Away” (feat. lostalongtheway)
Drew Hunter is a fresh emerging artist based in Denver, US. He just released his debut single “Give it All Away”, a tune that’s mainly pop at its core, but that brings some interesting elements that already create the foundation for Drew Hunter.
The arrangement and synth reminded us of the EDM/pop period between 2008 and 2010, before dubstep went big on club nights, and electro-pop anthems were very melancholic and nostalgic.
We did feel nostalgic listening to this tune, thanks also to the very catchy chorus that Drew brings. The featuring with lostalongtheway works perfectly, bringing some subtle emo trap elements. lostalongtheway made us think a lot about Yungblud, and they definitely share a unique talent and very catchy screamy-like voice.
The right mix of pop and electronic in the production makes this tune a really catchy hit, and we wish the best to these new incredibly fresh artists.
David Mac – “Feel The Same”
David Mac is a singer based on the Gold Coast, Australia. He just released his second single called “Feel The Same”, and we were really surprised by it. Being based in one of the sunniest places in the world, we would expect this compelling dark RnB tune.
The song merges different music genres and styles, creating unique instrumentation that gives the right space for David’s performance to shine. The song has some trap-ish hit hats and different synth that resemble the ones from a more progressive house tune. It all works perfectly together.
There are many ear candies in this tune, and we loved the sudden appearance of acoustic guitars throughout the tune. David Mac‘s performance is incredibly heartfelt, and makes us feel very empathetic. A solid RnB tune that fans of early Weeknd’s releases would love.
CMFRT. – “Facelift” (Feat. Jay Coast)
“Facelift” is a solid trap release co-produced by rappers/producers Jaheem and cmfrt. based in Saint Louis, US and featuring Jay Coast. The instrumental beat presents an ethereal 808 bass paired with a slick hit hat sound that give the right space to the vocal production in the mix.
The vocal effects are used in a very creative way, through reverbs and delays, which become more present in the second half of the song. We dig a lot the sudden change in tempo that happens after almost 2 minutes of the song, giving a psychedelic turn to the track.
The overall sound design reminisces works from Travis Scott and Drake, the whole tune is very consistent and would sound very smooth next to other big names on a playlist presented by a DJ during a busy club night.
Irys – “Weirdo”
Irys is a singer/songwriter based in Berlin and her single Weirdo just came out keeping us company during our most melancholic nights. Weirdo is her first single in 2022 and just her 6th single release. She already established a solid sound that brings some dark vibes to a pop-based tune.
The songwriting reminded us of some of the darkest Billie Eilish releases paired with Charlie XCX unpredictability and vintage synth sounds. The synths indeed reminisce some obscure 80s release and the vocals are extremely catchy yet mysterious.
Berlin is a city where electronic music thrives, and this tune brings some peculiar elements of the minimal techno scene merging it with pop elements. The result is a very attractive track, full of charm and mystery.
James Bene – “Mountain”
James Bene, singer based in Los Angeles, recently released his third release “Mountain”. James’ lyrics are extremely well thought out, and the whole tune is incredibly uplifting. “Mountains” makes us indeed feel like we are climbing a mountain going over our obstacles and fears.
James shows all his vocals skills, with a great falsetto part towards the end. That’s the Apex of the song and made us feel like we indeed reached the top, inhaling some of the freshest air through our nostrils, and feeling more alive than ever.
That’s a tune full of emotion with an incredible arrangement and an inspirational piano pattern. If you’re going through a hard time this is definitely the song for you to overcome all your fears and uncertainties in life.
Lorraine Bautista – “Frontline”
Lorraine Bautista is an RnB singer based in Los Angeles, releasing her second single called Frontline. That’s her first single for 2022, yet she’s able to craft a really peculiar sound that merges old-school RnB with newer trap-inspired sounds.
Lorraine’s vocals are incredibly charming and soothing. The instrumentation perfectly fits with her vocal style and particular timbre, with a sub synth that often pairs with a solid bass synth pattern throughout the song.
The production is extremely well-curated and the reverb and delay applied to the vocals give an ethereal vibe that conveys an intimate performance that sounds extremely heartfelt. Perfect tune for an evening happy hour party along the beach. Lorraine Bautista is very talented and she will definitely have a lot else to say with her next releases.
YXL Ayo – “Go To Sleep”
Directly from the UK, Lincolnshire rapper YXL Ayo surprised us with his single “Go To Sleep”. Even tho his based in the UK, YXL Ayo sound and style reminisce a more global kind of sound, rather than the Grime’s scene.
YXL Ayo not only brings a very solid flow over the beat, but he also sings some very compelling melodies which are incredibly catchy and supported by a very well-curated production.
Even though the beat might sound minimal, the track is full of ear candies which makes every listen unique. Three minutes go by very fast and we cannot stop pushing the release button. Talking about his lifestyle, YXL Ayo storytelling is very compelling and solid, picturing in vivid details everything that comes through his life with an audacious and bold pen.