Introduucing...VÉRITÉ!

I haven't properly written about VÉRITÉ yet, although she's been included on at least a few MuuTunes playlists in past months. So, let's change that. The rising NYC-based singer-songstress makes punchy, propulsive pop armed with soaring hooks, stomping drums, atmospheric textures and rocky…


Introduucing...Years & Years!

Meet Years & Years, a British trio made up of singer Olly, Emre and Mikey. While I was over galavanting/having a much-needed mental escape in Swinging London Town these past two weeks (still severely jet-lagged), I caught the troupe playing a sold-out gig at Plan B. I hadn't heard a single song…


"Ex's & Oh's": Elle King Breaks Hearts With Her Blues Rock Anthem

Meet Elle King, the man eatin', shit talkin' spitfire of your dreams...or nightmares. (Boys: You've been warned.) Admittedly, the raspy blues rocker doesn't quite fit the usual MuuMuse mold (stilettos, wigs and an ongoing love affair with the dance floor tend to be the usual M.O.) but, hey: Good…


Stalking Gia, "War Paint" Video: MuuMuse Premiere

Stalking Gia might be new to the pop star game, but she's already had an extended run working behind the scenes in the industry. Having co-written music with DJ Vice (Ultra), Stevie Aiello (Thirty Seconds To Mars), Sean Foreman of 3OH!3 and Cobra Starship's Alex Suarez, the 20-year-old…


Introduucing...Becky Hill!

Becky Hill might only be making her formal solo debut this week, but she's actually been #KillingIt for well over a year now. You might already recognize the 20-year-old rising UK dance floor diva's distinctive vocals from Wilkinson's "Afterglow" from last year, Oliver Heldens' pulsating #1 smash…


Introduucing...Karen Harding!

Sure, Top 40 pop music is a bit, erm, lackluster at the moment. But across the pond, the dance scene continues to flourish. From Disclosure to Clean Bandit to Gorgon City to Route 94 to Sigma to Katy B, there's been absolutely no shortage of incredibly crafted, early '90's House and UK garage…


Introduucing...Grace Mitchell!

Meet Grace Mitchell, a Portland-based singer-songwriter. She's also only 16 years old — but you'd never guess it after hearing the music. Following an appearance on the tracklisting of the Secret Life Of Walter Mitty soundtrack last year with her gorgeous and dramatic reworking of Hall & Oates’…


Introduucing...TIAAN!

Everyone, please give a warm welcome to TIAAN. Back in April, the up-and-coming Australian singer-songwriter dropped a debut EP on Arnthor Birgisson's Swedish label, Aristotracks. He's the genius producer who co-wrote and crafted everything from Jessica Simpson's "Irresistible" to Britney's "Out…


Introduucing...Jake Lore!

Meet Jake Lore, an unlikely pop star creating his very own blurred lines. Although the heavily tattooed, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter grew up taking piano and guitar lessons as a child, Jake didn’t take the idea of songwriting too seriously until coming across a blog post about LCD…


Introduucing...Laura Welsh!

Somewhere in the middle of last month's June MuuTunes, I included Gorgon City's latest, greatest dance floor gem, "Here For You," featuring a UK singer-songwriter 'on the rise' named Laura Welsh. It's time now to get better acquainted. The London-based singer-songstress has had her fair share of…


Introduucing...Moko!

Meet Moko, a soulful songstress who happens to be as amazing as her hair already suggests. You might already know her — or, at the very least, recognize her voice — from Chase & Status' 2013 breakbeat hit, "Count On Me." Following the song's success, Moko made her solo debut with the 4-track…


Introduucing...Mapei!

Waiting for a change? Fear not: Mapei is ready to lead the revolution. The Stockholm-bred, Providence-born singer first debuted 'on the scene' in 2009 with an EP called The Cocoa Butter Diaries — as a rapper. Years later, having hit some "artistic stagnation," she traveled to several countries…