Sofia Karlberg is a talented singer-songwriter from Stockholm, Sweden. Not too long ago, she released a lovely electro-pop tune, entitled, “Do It Again,” which tells an intriguing tale about a young woman who finds herself in a problematic relationship that isn’t going far anytime soon. Apparently, she feels her companion has inserted some type of poison into her veins, and now, she can’t control what she’s feeling. Later, she admits that she’s stuck on repeat because she’s caught under her companion’s dominating influence.
“Wine in winter inspired this song. Songwriter Victoria Voss, producer Martin Bustgaard, and I locked ourselves into the studio on a frigid January afternoon and ended up contemplating a relationship that went too far.” – Sofia Karlberg explained
‘Do It Again’ plunges into shadowy fatalism, where pads and percussion orbit Karlberg’s vocals. Droning synths restrain the cracking snare and gurgling bass tethers the stratospheric risers. Furthermore, “Do It Again” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear on Sofia Karlberg’s upcoming sophomore EP, set to be released late in 2021.
Nicki Nicole is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter and rapper from Rosario, Argentina. Not too long ago, she released a cinematic music video for her Latino-pop ballad, entitled, “Parte de Mí,” produced by Julio Reyes, Evlay, and Mauro de Tommaso.
“‘Parte de Mi’ is a song very special to me. I would say the most personal track I’ve recorded to this day. I wrote it for someone who is no longer with us, but a person who touched me deeply. This song is a part of me for you all, and for you to feel it in your own way too. Also, it’s the reason I named my next album, ‘Parte De Mi.’” – Nicki Nicole explained
The video, directed by Rodrigo Gonzalez and Tomas Seivane, includes home footage from Nicki Nicole’s childhood. Also, the video finds the young artist reflecting on her roots in a deeply personal way. Furthermore, “Parte de Mí” displays Nicole’s genre-dexterity. Plus, the likable tune is the title track of her upcoming studio album, which is set to be released later in the fall of 2021.
Ellie Goulding is a multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter from Hereford, England. Not too long ago, she returned to the stage to kick off “The Brightest Blue UK Tour” in Glasgow. The tour, named after Ellie’s latest critically acclaimed album, breaks new ground in “greening” the live music industry. Also, the tour paves the way for other artists to make the same demands on promoters and venues to address the impact of the industry.
“Today’s youth climate leaders are my heroes. Without them and their actions, I don’t think we would have a chance of success at COP26. We need to listen to them. I want to take every opportunity to amplify what they are doing. My young fans, in particular, are very worried about the climate crisis, and this is about me stepping up for them and their collective future. Backstage my team has worked tirelessly to address all our impacts and I hope others will follow. There’s such an opportunity to move my industry towards net-zero because we touch on so many different areas. We should be doing every damned thing to transition to a clean, green industry and we have to do it right now when we have a tiny window to keep 1.5 degrees (of global temperature rise) alive.” – Ellie Goulding explained
As a UN environment ambassador and official COP26 advocate, Ellie is known for speaking up for the planet. Her tour tackles the industry’s notoriously large carbon footprint and high impact and scaling down to levels compatible with the Paris Treaty. The intimate tour, which continues to visit London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bournemouth, and Newcastle sees Goulding performing a career-spanning setlist. She will be performing many tracks from Brightest Blue for the first time, set among urgent, vital messages – adding extra meaning to many of Goulding’s most famous hits.
SAPPHIRE is a talented singer-songwriter from the UK. Not too long ago, she released a groovy electro-pop tune, entitled, “Repeat,” which possesses a deep meaning drawn from SAPPHIRE’s experience of overthinking. The quite literal repetition of the songwriter’s own admittance, “I just repeat,” takes listeners on this cyclical journey. Towards the end of the song, the experimental breakdown symbolizes breaking out of unhealthy thought patterns that give SAPPHIRE goosebumps every time she hears it. The potent contrast of entrapment versus freedom is what makes this pop tune so resonant.
“I like to turn my overthinking into songs. I’ve been making music for as long as I can remember. And I used to post covers on YouTube which has given me some amazing opportunities over the past few years. Getting to make music is the most exciting thing ever, and I just really hope my songs can be the soundtrack to your life in some way.” – SAPPHIRE explained
'Repeat' contains a relatable narrative, ticking clocks, and metallicized vocals that will resonate well with fans of Daft Punk and Madison Beer. The radio-friendly tune possesses groovy bass-laden instrumentation flavored with electro-pop and indie-R&B elements. Also, “Repeat” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear from SAPPHIRE in the near future as she continues to release more memorable tunes.
Ellur is a 20-year-old indie-pop singer-songwriter from Halifax, England. Not too long ago, she released a lovely electro-pop tune, entitled, “Burn It All Down.” The song is about wanting to run away from turbulent relationships and coming out stronger on the other side. The dancefloor-friendly tune contains a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and climatic choruses of Melodrama-era Lorde and Florence & The Machine.
“When we took it to the studio, the chorus really came alive. Lee said he thought it was an ‘arms in the air, sunset at a festival’ kind of vibe. And now that’s exactly what I think I’m going for! I started writing with a drum machine to get more of an upbeat feel to my songs. It went from being a piano ballad to this dance-around-your-bedroom-with-a-hairbrush-mic kinda tune!” – Ellur explained
Ellur sings about the challenges and thrills of modern-day romance and break-ups with compelling originality. She turned to the empowering attitude and aesthetic of feminist icons like Madonna, Kate Bush, and Stevie Nicks to inspire her. On October 17, 2021, Ellur will be performing at Live at Leeds Festival Closing Party alongside Baby Queen & Oscar Lang at the Wardrobe, Leeds.
Skylar Lee is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Not too long ago, she released a delightful pop tune, entitled, “Roman Holiday,” which tells a fascinating tale about finding refuge in love, even when life deals you the wrong card. The song is based on the 1953 film, Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.
“I’m a full believer of falling for the right person but at the wrong time. Even if there is an irresistible connection, it can be difficult when life and circumstance get in the way. But, you know, when you realize that nothing in this world really lasts forever, you learn to cherish the snapshot it time that love once was. When I wrote ‘Roman Holiday,’ I wanted to tell a narrative that perfectly captures the spontaneity, the butterflies, and all the feelings that come with a whimsical moment such as that. It’s beautiful.” – Skylar Lee explained
Courtney Fox is a Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from North Dakota. Not too long ago, she released a lovely debut single, entitled, “Faith,” which finds Courtney Fox singing about having complete trust or confidence in herself. The introspective tune contains ear-pleasing vocals, tuneful melodies, and a relatable theme inspired by Frank Ocean and Erykah Badu. Furthermore, “Faith” serves as a fantastic introduction to what listeners can expect to hear on Courtney Fox’s upcoming debut EP, recorded and produced by Roman Clarke.
“I wrote this song about wanting so badly to be confident but constantly trying to better myself by pointing out the bad in me, which ends up in a cycle where I have no faith in myself. This song is about how I wish I was able to get closer to the feeling of trusting that I’m not a terrible POS and that it’s okay to mess up. Also, it’s about trying extremely hard to get closer to a sense of faith in your own choices despite the little voices in your head.” – Courtney Fox explained
Sandra Hakky is a singer-songwriter and self-taught music producer from Copenhagen, Denmark. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her “Making Moves” single, which tells an intriguing tale about a young woman who shares a problematic relationship with her significant other. Apparently, she’s going crazy trying to get close to her companion, who doesn’t feel the same endearing way as she does.
“‘Making Moves’ is about an unhealthy and toxic relationship. Where the imbalances are actually the only things that are constant. About unrequited love. About withdrawing when you feel that expectations are getting a little too high. Also, it’s about constantly being the one who has the ball. About just not being able to figure out how to communicate with each other.” – Sandra Hakky explained
Caitlin Quisenberry is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter from Denver, Colorado. Not too long ago, she released a heartfelt Country tune, entitled, “I Will, I Swear, I Do,” which tells an endearing tale about a young woman who shares a budding relationship with her significant other. Apparently, when they found each other, they found the greatest treasure in the world. Later, she acknowledged that their future together is extremely bright because they “found a spark that outshines the stars.”
“We found a love more precious than gold. We found a song that never gets old. And we found Heaven on Earth and a long slow kiss. We found the answer no matter what the question is. Whether it’s a high-class life or a gettin’ by living, Baby, it’s a dream come true. If we’re drinking fine red wine or Pabst Blue Ribbon, I’ma raise it up with you. You can wrap my finger with a diamond ring or tie the knot with a piece of string. Baby, if it means forever with you.” – lyrics
The location is South-side Jamaica, a rough and tough neighborhood in Queens, New York, and home to Babita Harris, an uninsured single parent who falls ill after returning home from vacation. She is taken to a hospital, where Salome McBryant diagnoses her with having black fever disease, which has done a significant amount of damage to her liver. With a couple of months to live, Babita's only hope of survival is a costly liver transplant. But with no health insurance, the chance of surgery is slim. What she needs is a quarter of a million dollars in cash. And that's when Barnes, her only son, along with his best friends, Demus and Baker, spring into dangerous action to get the money. Though their road is paved with good intentions, the brothers in arms are in for a few surprises and a whole lot of heat in this supernatural thriller which tells two remarkable tales of crime and redemption.
Barnes, Demus, and Baker are back with another actioned-packed adventure. This time, they travel to Monomotapa, Alkebulan, where the king and queen were recently slain by Ego, a familiar nemesis whom the three Black boys thought they had destroyed in the afterlife. But they were deeply mistaken. Now, Ego has in his possession The Hotep Brother Manuscript, a sacred book filled with spiritual laws and enchanting spells, which he uses to turn the Monomotapan military into Egomaniacs. By his side is Deadra, a divine entity, and their goal is to rule Monomotapa and discontinue all shipments of gold to Planet Black, the home of the deities. Currently, the black planet is vulnerable, protected by a thin layer of gold that is quickly depleting. With the threat of an incoming meteoroid shower looming, there’s no telling what might happen to Planet Black if a large shipment of gold doesn’t arrive there soon.