Venture into the eclectic realms of Funk, Pop, and more, with our compelling music review, “Harmonic Highways”.
Accompany it with a meticulously curated playlist, breathing life into your journey with indie icons.
Travelling on the energetic lane of Funk, we identify the bubbling culture and innovative artists defining the groove-laden scene. As we switch gears to Pop, we examine an infectious music style embodied by the industry’s independent pioneers. Broadening our horizons, we traverse into diverse additional genres containing stunning independent musicians ready to enchant you.
Pumped to uncover the electric currents of thrilling rhythms? Check it out, support these phenomenal artists on Spotify, and enrich your musical autopilot with our curated playlists. Come, embark on the “Harmonic Highways”!
MICHELE SIMONELLI releasing Rewind
1) BELZ – Love and Gucci Gloves
Belz, the blooming star from the United States’ musical hub, New York City, has been making waves in the R&B and pop community. Through her latest release, an anthemic track entitled “Love and Gucci Gloves”, Belz successfully showcases her potent female vocals over an uptempo beat. She manages to create a sonic representation of an emotional rollercoaster. A la famed artists such as Beyoncé or Rihanna, her music features a captivating blend of several genres, including commercial pop, soul, and disco.
This is not your run-of-the-mill pop music; it is a super catchy ensemble piece solidifying her place in the industry. One can sense the energy and excitement surrounding the song on social platforms. “Belz brings an intensity to up-tempo pop music that is as rare as a blue diamond”, a diehard listener might aptly exclaim. As she promises more consistent releases, her growing following is impatiently geared up for what’s next.
A visit to Belz’s website or a quick follow on Spotify allows newcomers into her sparkly world of R&B mixed with commercial pop, also visiting her Twitter should get you closer to her world. Her tune, “Love and Gucci Gloves”, is filled to the brim with vibrancy, an essential addition to any music lover’s playlist. Celebrate the US-based talent’s remarkable journey and join in with Belz as she takes the music industry by storm. ‘Check It Out’, like, check out our curated playlist, and listen today.
2) ETHAM – Put You First (featuring GEMINI)
From the bustling heart of Reading, United Kingdom, independent artist Etham is set to impress with his latest single ‘Put You First’. This enchanting track, poised for release on October 13th, is a glorious preview of his eagerly expected EP ‘Patterns’. A collaboration with South Korea’s pop sensation, GEMINI, ‘Put You First’ is a love song that masterfully interweaves English and Korean lyrics.
Treading the commercial pop territory, Etham cleverly incorporates its pulsating beats into his music. The memorable hooks in his melodies are reminiscent of Ed Sheeran’s infectious tunes, making it a delightful listen for all pop enthusiasts. “Etham delivers an aural treat of super captivating music, sure to leave perpetual imprints on the listener’s heart,” a critic praised.
Leaving behind his previous acoustic style, his soon-to-be-released EP ‘Patterns’ brims with emotionally rich music. His recent soul-stirring singles have earned him critical acclaim, thereby establishing Etham as a notable name in the music industry. His artistry delivers a tonality similar to acclaimed artists like Justin Timberlake. For fans of easy-listening music with a touch of commercial pop, Etham’s work comes as a refreshing breeze. Don’t forget to check his Facebook, and our curated playlist, and also follow him on Spotify and YouTube. Etham also has a TikTok you should check out! It is an artist to watch out for.
3) JXCKSON – Save Yourself
Introducing JXCKSON, the Austin-based independent sensation, propelling the boundaries of alternative pop music. This artist is out to reset the industry standards, similar to how Billie Eilish shook the pop landscape. His upcoming single, ‘Save Yourself,’ slated for release on October 27th, 2023, makes for a truly edgy experience. The song narrates JXCKSON’s journey of self-discovery and empowerment. “It’s more than music; it’s a declaration of reclaiming my energy and power,” JXCKSON states, unravelling a profound yet relatable narrative that reminds one of the emotional landscapes of famed artists like Hozier’s work.
‘Save Yourself’ bares a euphoric soundscape with bold bass-driven beats and operatic vocal experimentation. This breakthrough single wraps commercial pop and dark pop in a distinct avant-garde presentation with his super-expressive male vocals. The track brilliantly epitomizes his transformation into someone valuing their self-worth, channelling his inner power to conjure an epic tune. Flowing through the veins of this US-based song essence serves as a reminder of the importance of self-investment which is often sidelined in the hustle of supporting others.
For all fans of pop music who are tired of the conventional, run-of-the-mill pop tunes, JXCKSON stands as a beacon of novel creativity. He delivers LGBTQ narratives through his music with an authenticity and passion that is unmatched. ‘Save Yourself’ is not merely a musical masterpiece; it’s a journey into personal transformation and power reclamation. It is a promise to serve authentic self-expression through music. Step into the euphoric world of JXCKSON, and experience ‘Save Yourself.’ And no doubt, this pop masterpiece will find a home in your playlist. Don’t forget to enter JXCKSON’s reality by following him on Twitter and ensure to follow JXCKSON on Spotify, visit his website, and remember to listen to and like our playlist. Save yourself the FOMO!
4) THE LABRA BROTHERS – Lonely
The Labra Brothers, hailing from Youngstown, Ohio, impressively synthesize elements of folk, soft rock, and Latin chords in their latest track, “Lonely.” This US-based ensemble, cultivating a unique blend akin to the renowned Carlos Vives, curates auditory journeys that are super catchy yet retain a paradoxical super edgy quality. Their diverse musical palette effortlessly captures the timeless essence of male vocal-led nostalgic rock pop.
With “Lonely,” they masterfully intersperse love and obsession narratives through English and Spanish lyrics. Shimmering accordion highlights and compelling percussion elements all coalesce beautifully to evoke, “a symphony so emotive, it stirs even the stillest waters of the heart.” This harks back to a classic sound, housing enough groove to kindle listeners’ rhythmic senses.
Before their upcoming November 3rd LP release, “Home,” seize the chance to immerse in the soulful oeuvre of The Labra Brothers. Visit their website, follow them on Spotify, stay in tune with their TikTok, and watch out for their unique musical blend by liking and listening to our playlist. Pay a visit to their YouTube for extra information
5) MICHELE SIMONELLI – Rewind
Hailing from Naples, Italy, Michele Simonelli is an independent artist whose genre blends elements of contemporary pop, art pop, and blue-eyed soul. His soothing male vocals are woven into a tapestry of acoustic melodies, reminiscent of pioneers in classic sound like Elton John or Billy Joel. His debut single, “Rewind”, masterfully conjures up 80’s vibes, perfect for both fans of nostalgia and those seeking something new, yet comfortingly familiar.
A richly emotive love song, “Rewind”, unspools the story of internal struggle, the tug of war between moving on and remaining tethered to the memories of a once cherished love. Simonelli’s expressive storytelling profoundly resonates, warning us of the dangers of ignoring the past’s teachings and influence. The lyrics are about the importance of living in the present, but also the past, with its lessons and scars, continues to influence us in ways we often do not recognize.”
Simonelli’s classic acoustic sound, paired with his thoughtful reflections, offers a balming nostalgia perfect for relaxing. The track’s lyrical depth, coupled with its classic sound, breathes fresh life into the singer-songwriter tradition. Discover this Europe-based treasure: follow Michele Simonelli on Spotify, engage with his music online on TikTok, and appreciate the enriching throwback to the classic era of music. Visit his FaceBook and his Twitter. Also, don’t forget to listen to our curated playlist.