Emerging act vi0let delves into the art of flirting on “Deceptive”

Emerging Brighton-based musician vi0let draws us in with her husky vocals on sultry yet empowering track “Deceptive,” an offering built on soulful, slow-build instrumentals exploring the art of flirtation.Toeing the line between lighthearted and emotive, “Deceptive,” is spurred by its relatable song writing which details the fun of flirting while reflecting on the vulnerability of being open and honest with someone you’re getting to know.

Laced with romanticism and charm, the production of smooth keys and the echoey beats takes us through the moments of meeting someone who wants to know you, just as much as you want to know them.

Born in Germany, the rising star’s passion for music brought her to the UK three years ago, as she establishes her sonic range with a breathtaking blend of R&B, pop and hip-hop, founded on emotive, uplifting messages spanning vulnerability and strength in equal amounts.

Giving us a peek at own experiences while also weaving the stories that surround her into her cathartic music, vi0let has the potential to stand out from the crowd.

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Josh Stone sings about being “Popular” on new single

New York based singer, Josh Stone, has released a new single titled “Popular”. The artist uses the track as an avenue to challenge the media. Through the lyrics of the song, Stone shares his distaste for two things: the agenda of mainstream media and people being afraid to speak their mind out of fear of being cancelled.“Popular” poses questions to the world while speaking on what is happening to famous people who may be scared to express themselves. Production-wise, the pop-friendly beat is backed by sampling from the Broadway show Wicked.

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The single comes as a follow up of previously released “Slide 101” featuring Dave East. Speaking on “Popular” in a press statement, Stone shares, “The record means a lot to me. I felt I needed to ask questions I really don’t have the answers to. Do we all have to have like-minded thinking? Or are we too scared to say something? Just observations I wanted to put out over a pop friendly record.”

When Stone is not writing or producing, he is collaborating with other engineers. He describes his sound as hip-hop and pop-influenced. Artistically, Stone is inspired by many great artists such as Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Nipsey Hussle, and Eminem to name a few. What inspires him most is his everyday life and his main source of motivation stems from his family.

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Pop-punk artist LØLØ will turn heads with new EP “overkill”

Pop artist LØLØ’s angst and honesty are admirable and infectious. If you’ve heard any of her other songs, you’ll know she’s bringing back that 2000s pop punk sound. However, she’s proving that she can make it timeless. Think of Avril Lavigne meets Beabadoobee and bülow. Already with a couple of singles out, today, LØLØ releases her new EP overkill.

 

It’s undeniable that LØLØ’s edginess and witty, ruthless lyrics steal the show. Just by the tracks’ names alone, it’s hard not to be a little curious what they sound like. Once you hit play, she delivers with grungy, gritty guitars and catchy melodies.

For example, the EP starts with “death wish” is her rendition of a love song. There’s a part that’s sick with herself for having romantic feelings right before she breaks into the chorus, “those three little words might as well be R.I.P., ugh!”. She carries that same relatable self-deprecating tone in “lonely & pathetic.” “hurt less” is one of the newer tracks, set in a chilling fashion with thrashing guitars. “surgery” is definetly the most tender track on the EP. It lives up to its name, feeling like it’s cutting your heart open with just LØLØ alone with an acoustic guitar. One can clearly hear the catharsis that these songs have for LØLØ, and it’s that same liberation she wants to pass on to her fans.

In general, it seems like the pop punk scene is definitely reviving, and LØLØ further shows why we need its liberating and authentic is needed.

Listen to the EP overkill, out now via Hopeless Records.

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