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…


Alice 2018

Is Alice About to Save Pop?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=gl-joRBUP38 Normally, I wouldn't get ahead of myself with an "Introduucing..." so soon. But after watching this teaser, reading her mission statement and combing through the pre-debut archives...I'm intrigued. Alice (alice) is a yet-to-debut pop star…


Georgia Nott Venus Project

'The Venus Project: Vol 1': Georgia Nott, of BROODS, Is Tired of Being the Only Woman in the Room

Georgia Nott, one-half of brother-sister duo BROODS, is breaking up the boys club. Allow this guy to mansplain. (Also: consider this less of an Introduucing, and more of a Reintroduucing.) After years of touring and recording as BROODS, Georgia noticed that she was often stuck in an exclusively…


Madeline Juno's 'Salvation': A Breath of Fresh Berlin Air

"Someone's always loving more, and that someone's me. I guess I never learn..." It's been a while since I accidentally stumbled on music that I really love, as opposed to shoveling through heaps of press releases in search of a sign of life that makes me feel something more than "that'll do."…


Introduucing...Samantha Urbani!

Meet Samantha Urbani. If you're a fan of Dev Hynes (or Blood Orange), you're probably already familiar with the singer-songwriter/Friends frontwoman because of her many contributions to Dev's Cupid Deluxe, including the vocals on "You're Not Good Enough." That being said, she's yet to release her…


Introduucing...Aaron Pfeiffer!

Meet Aaron Pfeiffer, a Pittsburgh-bred singer-songwriter currently living in New York City. Now, full disclosure: I've known Aaron for more than a minute now IRL after being introduced by my BFF, Jon ALi. As a rising artist on his grind, Aaron's been busting his butt performing up and down the…