Catt McCreary is a talented singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer based in Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, Georgia. Not too long ago, she released a remarkable piano-pop cover of Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” single.
The song tells a heartfelt tale about a vulnerable young woman who feels foolish for allowing her ex-significant other to break down her walls of defense. Heartachingly, she tells this individual, “For all the times that you made me feel small, I fell in love, now I feel nothin’ at all.” Apparently, there was trouble in paradise for a very long time and their once budding relationship eventually withered like a plucked flower. Later, the woman continues to vent her frustrations, “When you told me that you hated my friends, the only problem was with you and not them. And every time you told me my opinion was wrong and tried to make me forget where I came from.”
Growing up in Atlanta, Catt McCreary was exposed to training in multiple genres and instruments. Her innate abilities for crafting relatable tunes developed her identity as a charismatic pop star. In 2014, Catt released her first official single, entitled, “Home,” which she performed with Jon Batiste, bandleader for Stephen Colbert. In 2016, Catt chose Nashville’s Belmont University to develop her songwriting, production, and business skills. It was in Nashville writing rooms that she accumulated a catalog of empowering anthems.
ARSENA (formerly known as Arsena Schroeder) is a multi-talented singer-songwriter from Charlotte, North Carolina. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her spectacular breakup anthem, entitled, “With Or Without You.” The Edgar Marcano-directed video depicts some of ARSENA’s firsthand experiences with infidelity, infertility, and the plight of being a career-driven woman in a patriarchal world. The acting scenes find her with “Uncaged” actor, Artrezs Moton.
“Several women have reached out in solidarity and support of new beginnings and breaking the stigma that comes with divorce. Some have asked, ‘How are you making it through such a major transition?’ The answer? I embrace the change, feel my feelings, and have a great support system. I choose to celebrate the closing of a chapter I’ve outgrown.” – ARSENA explained
Despite the decade-long marriage, ARSENA says she no longer defines a successful marriage as long-lasting. She thinks it should be defined in terms of growth, authenticity, freedom, and honesty. ‘With Or Without You’ celebrates womanhood, growth, and ARSENA’s impending yet well-embraced divorce. Listeners can feel her pain when she sings, “I’ve been sitting here thinking about how I’m good, I’m okay. Yea, I’ve been sitting here thinking, boy, how you let me get away. Oh yeah, I’ve been sitting here thinking, about all the things I didn’t know. But ignorance is bliss and the main ingredient that was keeping me from letting go.” Salute to ARSENA for delivering this gorgeous gem.
Praiz is a multi-award-winning singer-songwriter and producer from Nigeria. Not too long ago, he released an appealing music video for his seductive Afro R&B single, entitled, “Love You Better,” filled to the brim with sensual melodies, silky-smooth vocals, and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Brymo, Blackmagic, and Slim Kofi. The sensual sizzler also possesses cheerful percussion and rhythmic drum-laden instrumentation bursting with afrobeats, Afro-pop, and tropical R&B elements. Furthermore, “Love You Better,” coupled with Praiz’s theme of love and devotion, is the lead single featured on his third studio album, entitled, “Reckless.” The 15-track project finds Praiz maintaining his stature as a beloved curator of high-quality music while showcasing the best of what he has to offer.
“I wanted to make global sounds that appeal to the Gen Z and also the Millennials. The idea of time when you’re listening to certain songs, especially as a creator, it’s like, ‘are people going to still jam to this in 20 years?’ I was thinking about time or, rather, timelessness as I created the music that would make up my 3rd album, which traverses both genre and era. There are hints of ‘80s maximalist pop, contemporary R&B, traditional soul, kizomba, and Afrobeat elements.” – Praiz explained
Since debuting in 2011, Praiz had managed to accumulate tens of millions of streams and millions of YouTube views. Refusing to run out of steam, the Nigerian musical powerhouse continues to deliver perfection in the form of Reckless. The project showcases an impressive roster of featured artists including Ladipoe, JesseJagz, and Yemi Alade. Also, “Reckless” has something that caters to everyone. Listeners can enjoy slow seductive jams like “Change Me” and “Selfish,” to upbeat party anthems like “Woza” and “Black Crown.”
Tristan Price is a singer-songwriter from Minnesota. Not too long ago, he released a romantic R&B tune, entitled, “Closer,” which tells a heartfelt tale about a young guy who has been dating a desirable woman for quite some time. Apparently, he has to break down the emotional barrier between them before he can get close to what he desires to have. Later, he tells his companion, “I know, bae, you’re the one, I can feel it. I damn near can’t breathe when you’re near me. Saying that you’re in love, me too. So why don’t we set the mood?”
‘Closer’ contains a relationship-based narrative and ear-pleasing vocals that will resonate well with fans of Chris Brown, Usher, and Justin Bieber. The likable, mid-tempo tune possesses melodic instrumentation flavored with urban and contemporary R&B elements. Furthermore, “Closer” was recently featured in a TikTok duet with Joe Jonas LIVE on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Tristan Price has performed at major events alongside artists and groups including Tyga, Jacquees, and Mindless Behavior. His music career has been inspired by artists such as Usher, New Edition, Baby Face, and 112. Tristan’s goal is to be among the best R&B artists in the world. Join him as he makes his mark in the music industry.
Dana Williams is a rising singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her “Change” single. The video finds Dana wearing a fashionable leopard-themed outfit which represents her fearlessness to be successful in life without depending on anyone for support.
“‘Change’ is about coming to a realization that the person you were in a relationship with wants you to change. They aren’t in love with you at all, but an idealized version of your potential. It’s about breaking free from the confines of their judgment and being comfortable again in your own skin and in your own routine.” – Dana Williams explained
‘Change’ tells an intriguing tale about a young woman who is thankful that she didn’t change who she was when she was in a relationship with her ex-significant other. Now, she does everything that her ex used to hate like eating dinner in bed and sleeping in late. Later, she addresses her ex-partner, “I almost changed for you, called myself strange for you. Not sorry for leaving when I had the chance. Wish it was much sooner, I’m done with this dance.”
Jagger is a 17-year-old singer-songwriter from Arlington Heights, Illinois. Not too long ago, she released a dreamy indie-pop tune, entitled, “I Go Crazy,” which tells an intriguing tale about a young woman who finds herself overthinking things in her car. Apparently, she’s wondering where her significant other is at the current moment, and why she allowed herself to let her guard down. Later, she admits, “It’s probably just the way I get sometimes, but I’m like this with no one else.”
‘I Go Crazy’ contains a relatable, relationship-based narrative and soft vocals that will resonate well with fans of Lana Del Rey and Lorde. The ethereal-feeling tune possesses nostalgic instrumentation flavored with a retro-sounding indie-pop vibration. Furthermore, “I Go Crazy” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear from Jagger in the near future as she continues to release new music.
Anayka She is a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. Not too long ago, she released an emotional R&B tune, entitled, “Lonely,” which tells a heartfelt tale about a young woman who finds herself in dire need of a new significant other. Apparently, she’s trying to find love and fill the empty space in her bed, home, and mind. Later, she admits, “I hate to feel alone. Why do I need someone else to hold me?”
“‘Lonely’ is a feel-good song about being alone and trying to embrace self-love without being in a relationship.” – Anayka She explained
‘Lonely’ contains a relatable narrative and ear-pleasing vocals that will resonate well with fans of Summer Walker, Kehlani, and Muni Long. The likable tune possesses melodic drum-laden instrumentation flavored with a contemporary R&B vibration. Furthermore, “Lonely” follows Anayka She’s previously released single, entitled, “Confused.”
AJ Wander is a singer-songwriter from London, England. Not too long ago, he released a heartfelt pop tune, entitled, “When You Say I Love You,” which tackles relational pain, and lyrically they are uplifting but not despairing. They carry a more cinematic, inspiring quality that stays with the listener in the truest sense of pop traditions. Also, Wander’s emotionally engaging tenor and melodic piano riffs provide warmth and depth rarely seen by a young songwriter.
“‘When You Say I Love You’ is about someone falling for you too fast and that desire to go along with it just because you don’t want them to experience rejection. Eventually, you arrive at a realization that pretending to be in love is not healthy, so you choose to be honest. But telling them that you need to slow things down is an emotional minefield.” – AJ Wander explained
When You Say I Love You” single is one of several tracks recorded in London and Barcelona with producer Brad Mair (Dean Lewis, Jamie Cullum, Kygo) which will culminate in AJ Wander’s first EP, due in late 2022.
Samuel Jack is a talented singer-songwriter from London, England. Not too long ago, he released a heartfelt acoustic ballad, entitled, “Carry You Through,” which tells a wholesome tale about a man who reassures his significant other that he will always be there in times of need. The emotional tune, bursting with sentimental elements, is extremely rich in the lyrical and emotional departments. Also, the soul-dripping tune possesses bluesy guitar-laden instrumentation bursting with warm indie pop, Adult Contemporary, and acoustic-soul undertones. Furthermore, “Carry You Through” serves as the second taste of what listeners can expect to hear on Samuel Jack’s forthcoming EP.
“‘Carry You Through’ is a message to a very special someone in my life, that I would run through walls for. There’s distance between us, but I hope they know that when it comes down to it - when the chips are down, I’d always be there to carry them through.” – Samuel Jack explained
Samuel Jack sings from the heart, about moments in his life and the journey he is currently on.