Leah Kate Bad Idea

Leah Kate Makes a 'Bad Idea' Sound Pretty Damn Good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHmvuBDrqZ4&feature=youtu.be Another day, another stay. While the world largely continues to keep things socially distanced (which some of you are better at than others, evidently), there is no shortage of new music that has us yearning for some communal singing,…


GRACEY

Girl Interrupted: GRACEY & the Delayed Debut of 2020

It's time to put some GRACEY in your face. At the age of 22, the Brighton-bred GRACEY - it's an all-caps lock affair, stylistically speaking - has already accomplished what would have surely been a teenage dream of my own in her early years: toplining smashes within the hallowed halls of the…


Nova Miller Do It To Myself

'Do It To Myself': Sweden's Nova Miller Drives Herself Crazy

Nova Miller and I have an astonishing amount of things in common: we are both beautiful, blonde five octave range-commanding Swedish pop chanteuses, multi-instrumentalists and TikTok-famous teens, and we both know how to drive ourselves fucking crazy. Well, okay, fine. Maybe just the latter in…


Julie Bergan Kiss Somebody

Julie Bergan, Norway's Rising Pop Queen, Just Wants to Kiss Somebody

Meet Julie Bergan: she'd love to make out with you. The 25-year-old Norwegian singer-songwriter first gained recognition through her covers on YouTube in the early '10s performed alongside her music teacher father, which got the interest of local songwriters and producers. Eventually, she went on…


Now Now Lonely Christmas

'Lonely Christmas': Now, Now's Sad, Synth-y, Single Anthem for the Holidays

Christmas music isn't my thing, aside from "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - which we are absolutely streaming until we get Mariah Carey her No. 1 this year, darlings - Britney's "My Only Wish (This Year)" obviously and, of course, Hilary Duff's masterful debut, Santa Clause Lane. (Speaking of,…


Ann Marie My Body

'My Body': Ann Marie Is a (Very Horny) R&B Star in the Making

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJZ2Gs0Xjvg Meet Ann Marie. She's not trying to fall in love, and she makes it nasty when she fucks. Such is the life of a Southside Chicago-bred, 23-year-old certifiable One To Watch™ - not to be confused with England's Anne-Marie, of "Rockabye" and "2002" fame. On…


Saro Snowblind

Saro's 'Snowblind' Is a Hypnotic Ode to Queer Love

Meet Saro. Born Evan Windom, Saro makes "dark electronic-rooted R&B with gorgeous falsettos and grooves," as one press release proclaims - and, honestly, that's a spot-on assessment. He's been at it for a few years now, and his origin story in the music scene provides a shocking and entirely…


Paloma Mami Fingias

'Fingías' Proves Paloma Mami Is the Next Big Thing in Latin Music

Paloma Mami is It™. Granted, the 19-year-old Chilean singer already established herself as It™ from the jump last year with just two singles - "Not Steady," her debut single, followed by the already Gold-certified "No te enamores" - but her latest single "Fingías," released on Friday (March 22),…


Ava Max

So Ladies, Are We Stanning Ava Max?

Call her the New Supreme. Call her a flash in the pan. Either way, Ava Max is doing something big for pop at the moment, and she's just begun having her fun...yeah. Ava, born Amanda Ava Koçi, is a 25-year-old singer originally from Wisconsin, born to Albanian parents. After featuring on Le Youth's…


Unperfect

Sound of the Unperfect: Xenomania's New Girl Group Makes Their Debut

Xenomania is a name near and dear to my heart, conjuring cherished memories of gift-wrapped kitty cats and angels with dirty faces. The prolific UK production house, helmed by pop genius Brian Higgins, is largely responsible for shaping my pop sensibilities during my most impressionable years: from…


Lali Esposito Besarte Mucho

Lali Esposito Is Not Such a Teen Angel Anymore

Let's talk Lali. It's rude that it's taken me so long to properly Introduuce this already well-established international diva - sh-sh-shame on me... - so let's do a super quick catch-up: Mariana "Lali" Espósito is a 26-year-old Argentinian Queen of Pop. But before she secured her own crown, like…


Lulleaux Sober Missing You

'Sober' & 'Missing You': Lulleaux Supplies Two Certifiable Summer Bops

Meet Lulleaux. He's Dutch! And a DJ-slash-producer. The rising star doesn't need much of an introduction for the electronic super-nerds out there: he's already racked up over 1.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify with original tracks like "Contact" and "All The Kids," as well as remixes for the…