There is nothing quite like a heart-felt acoustic single, and Joe Dolman’s “Close To Home” is tender, and sweet, and ultimately a sad, but uplifting song that has a message. “Just give me one more moment, keep your arms open, I know it seems it, but I’m not broken…” he sings, and it’s not hard to hear the painful side of the song for Dolman.
This week in Fresh Indies volume 5, I’ve picked six new singles from a diverse mix of international artists, including PLYA’s “Adrenaline”, “Unreachable” from Sidibe, Fann & Dave Audé’s “Shiny Things”, Bruno Martini’s “With Me” featuring Zeeba, Jeff LeBlanc’s “Way You Are”, and “Fortaleza” by Hanging Valleys.
This is easily one of my favorite tracks of so faar in 2018, and it’s going to be a hard one to top. LCAW’s “Hummingbird” features the stunning vocals of Sophie Ellis-Bextor, with a fun, fresh beat that will get your hips moving. “Hummingbird” is an addictive new single from LCAW’s debut Meet in the Middle EP, which arrives in March.
Musical power couple Kyle and Melissa are Footwerk, a UK meets US indie pop act that just debuted their new single and brand new EP, “Retrograde”.
This week, in Fresh Indies Volume 4, I’m featuring music from six massively talented artists: the addictive Manila Killa with “Everyday Everyday”, Until Home’s catchy “Run to You”, Hænrik’s rock ballad “If This Ain’t Love”, Art of Shades loungey “Undone”, Jacob Steele’s dance-floor ready “Move Like Me”, and Vanita Joines’s brooding “Second Skin”.
Ari B released her much anticipated new single “Just Get Me” today and The GATE has the video premiere! The track is a collaboration with Justin Gerrish (Charlie XCX, John Mayor, Vampire Weekend), Sangwook and ‘Sunny’ Nam (Barbara Streisand, Carole King, Billy Ray Cyrus), and was recorded between Boston and Los Angeles.
Toronto singer and songwriter DYLYN released her new single “Wolf” in January, and it’s an 80s-synth jolt of rock attitude that’s already landed on Spotify Canada’s Viral Hits list.
Canadian Mathew V has soul, rock, and rhythm in his blood, and his new single “Broken” blends those styles with a beat that is incredibly addictive.
This week in my Fresh Indies feature, I’m featuring eight up-and-coming Indie artists with some of the best new and notable music that I’ve heard all week. The tracks span genres and styles, blending Indie pop, alternative R&B, acoustic, and soul. Featured artists include New Zealand’s Nomad, Eden from Ireland, Nick Fabian out of Nashville, Canada’s own Liana, the soulful Jeyhan, rising star Elley Duhé, acoustic duo Into The Ark, and songwriter Emily Warren.