Kate Stewart is a rising singer-songwriter from Maide Vale, West London. Not too long ago, she released a sensational black and white music video for her brand-new single, entitled, “The Game,” directed by Jack Bowden (Nike, HP, Primark, Boohoo, Trivago) via The Orchard & Sony Music. The video finds Kate performing and posing in powerful stances against a stark black and illuminated background. Her outfits range from an oversized blazer to a form-fitting bodysuit.
“‘The game is the game’ is just something that me and all my friends have always said. Whenever I try to explain it to people, they never understand. You just have to hear it in context to get it! However, I thought it would make a really cool title for a song, and in this instance, ‘The Game’ symbolizes not letting anything or anyone get in the way of you or what you’re trying to do. You just have to look forward and enjoy the ride, looking back will only hinder all the progress you’ve made. Don’t let anyone dull your shine, the games the game!” – Kate Stewart explained
‘The Game’ is a deep dive into the realm of not getting played by anyone. The fiery tune finds Kate Stewart carving out her own path that highlights the feeling of taking control of your own truth. Also, “The Game” reflects on an opportunity to show power and get back to yourself when you’ve fallen astray. Lyrically saying how it feels to know exactly what you want when you want it. It’s all about playing your own game, one where you have control of the outcome and finding a more self-assured version of yourself, all the while having your own full house.
Sebastián Yatra is a multi-platinum selling global touring artist from Colombia. Not too long ago, he released his “Dharma+” deluxe album and brand new “Tacones Rojos” remix in collaboration with Grammy® Award-winning DJ and producer, Tiësto. The fan-favorite is reimagined by the international DJ in the new remix, transforming the track into a perfect night-out dance anthem.
Sebastián’s mega-smash “Tacones Rojos” has enchanted multi-millions around the globe with peaks at #1 on Latin Radio in the US, and #1 most streamed Latin album on Spotify released this year. The viral smash, which was also upped into a bilingual record with John Legend, ranked in TikTok’s Top 10 in the US and rose on Spotify’s Top 50 Global, with +1.3 Billion streams proves the hitmaker’s strength for making feel-good music; an outlier in an otherwise reggaeton-dominated Latin genre.
The debut of the Sebastián Yatra “Dharma+” deluxe album also includes “Contigo,” the passionate ballad with Pablo Alborán, and the feel-good pop song arrival, “TV,” marking the latest genre-spanning music offerings since the release of his multi-platinum, “Dharma.” The album boasts 8.5 billion combined streams, a #1 peak rank on Spotify’s US & Global album debut, and #1 on Billboard’s Latin Streaming & Latin digital song sales charts.
Francis On My Mind is a talented singer-songwriter from Romania. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her “Functional Kind Of Love” single, which tells a cool story about a young woman who is having a fun time with her significant other. Apparently, they share an active love life that’s not too deep or personal.
‘Functional Kind Of Love’ contains a relatable narrative coupled with honey-sweet vocals that will resonate well with music lovers. The dancefloor-friendly tune possesses keyboard, bass, and rhythmic drum-laden instrumentation flavored with reggaeton, afrobeats, and tropical dance/pop elements. Furthermore, “Functional Kind Of Love” makes for an enchantingly delighting listen, thanks to its harmonious sound.
Zoë Ferguson is a rising singer-songwriter and influencer from Portland, Oregon. Not too long ago, she released a heartfelt pop single, entitled, “Die Alone,” which tells a relatable tale about a lonely young woman who is worried that she will end up being by herself. Apparently, she’s getting used to being on her own but the thought of dying alone frightens her. Later, she admits, “Dad said I’m acting too erratic, I guess I have to admit I’m lonely. I’m now convinced that I’m a problem. What if I’m the problem?! Oh, God, I feel myself spiraling.”
“I wrote ‘Die Alone’ after I had gotten out of a long relationship. I felt like I didn’t have very many people around and that I would never be in another relationship again. It was a hard time for me, but writing this song really helped me cope with the situation. I hope when people listen, they feel less alone and that they can relate. For me, ‘Die Alone,’ feels authentic since it is about something I’ve been through and came from emotions I’ve felt personally. I love writing music that people can connect with and makes them think, ‘Wow, this is exactly what I’m going through at this moment.’” – Zoë Ferguson explained
‘Die Alone’ contains an honest narrative and ear-pleasing vocals that will resonate well with fans of Lennon Stella, Caroline Kole, and ORKID. The likable tune possesses thudding drums and guitar-laden instrumentation flavored with a contemporary pop vibration. Furthermore, “Die Alone” follows Zoë Ferguson’s standout debut EP, entitled, “Probably About You.”
Nuela Charles is a three-time JUNO-Award nominated singer-songwriter based in Edmonton, Canada. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her “Top of The World” single, which finds Nuela in buoyant spirits as she showcases more of her fun and carefree side. The bright and bouncing tune contains a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and a toe-tapping aesthetic that will resonate well with music lovers. Also, “Top of The World” possesses groovy guitar-laden instrumentation favored with alternative-soul and contemporary pop elements. Furthermore, the song follows mildly on the heels of Charles’s highly impactful single, entitled, “Worthy.”
“’Top of the World’ was written with Breagh MacKinnon about this notion of dumbing yourself down for the benefit of others, instead of being the main character in your own life. The production by Matt Parad (Selah Sue, Will Joseph Cook, Catie Turner) definitely gives this song summer anthem vibes. I wanted to write a song that was celebrating me and my awesomeness, and I think everyone can relate to that. We are all unique and special and amazing in our own ways – so let’s celebrate that!” – Nuela Charles explained
Nuela Charles was born in Kenya and raised in Switzerland, Canada, and the Bahamas. Her music is infused with her multicultural upbringing, giving her sound a fresh and diverse flair. Nuela has brought her distinct voice to various stages over the last several years – having performed notably at Reeperbahn Festival, making her UK debut in London, and making her US debut at the uber-coveted “It’s A School Night” by personal invitation by Chris Douridas, a tastemaker and KCRW radio host.
Zoe Ko is an independent singer-songwriter based in New York City. Not too long ago, she released a heartfelt alternative-pop single, entitled, “Til U,” an all too relatable story that gets straight to the point. Right out the gate, we hear Zoe Ko literally open a door and figuratively let someone walk through it and into her life. Moments later, we begin to piece together the full picture of how the heartbreaking went down. As a brutal and honest reinforcement of the sense of betrayal felt, Zoe passionately sings, “Every word that left your lips felt like heaven, taste like bliss.” And, “You’re just a walking false alarm, you made me fall so hard.”
“Til U” contains a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and catchy heart-strung melodies that will resonate well with fans of Holly Humberstone, Olivia Rodrigo, and Baby Queen. The emotional tune possesses gritty rock guitars and hard-hitting drum-laden instrumentation flavored with an alternative pop vibration. Furthermore, “Til U” follows mildly on the heels of Zoe Ko’s debut single, “Line.” Both tunes will be featured on her upcoming debut EP.
Khazali is a rising pop artist from the United Kingdom. Not too long ago, he released a sensational disco-pop single, entitled, “HIGH HOPES,” via Kistune Musique.
“I’m so proud to share this absolute summer anthem with the world. ‘HIGH HOPES’ is about as feel-good as a song can get. My heart literally races every time I listen to it. It’s a bright and colorful tune that I wrote about letting go of what you need to let go of to become who you’re meant to be. And the doubts that naturally come when you’re stepping into a new world.” – Khazali explained
Khazali has created a brand of pop that spans melancholy, euphoria, and dreaminess, not unlike the instantly relatable sounds of Arlo Parks, Dua Lipa, and Alfie Templeman, with an indie edge reminiscent of The xx and Metronomy. His debut EP, “Going Home, Vol. 1.” The EP aroused a keen curiosity from a breadth of tastemakers, landing Khazali coveted spots on Awkwafina’s TV show, Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, Spotify’s top-tier playlists such as Chill Dance, Alt R&B, Alt-Pop, and Ibiza Sunset. Also, the project contains consistent support from BBCRadio 1, 1xtra, and was selected for BBC Introducing’s “Hot List.” In January 2022, Khazali followed the footsteps of Griff, PinkPanthress, and Joy Crookes when it was announced that Spotify would be championing the artist as part of their RADAR program.
Eline Noelia is a 23-year-old singer from Tønsberg, Norway. Not too long ago, she released an empowering pride anthem, entitled, “Don’t Pray For Me,” which contains ear-pleasing vocals that will resonate well with fans of Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, and Kim Petras.
“This song is about the idea that there’s not something wrong with you when other people express hatred towards who you are or what you stand for. The lyrics, ‘Don’t pray for me, I’ll pray for you,’ are meant to put the responsibility where it belongs; the ones who are doing all the judging might just be the ones who actually need to change. The sounds, the visuals, and the lyrics are all inspired by my religious upbringing and my own personal experiences in that community where I witnessed a lot of prejudice based on sexuality and life choices. Packed with girl-power vocals and dance production, I hope the song can be a source of empowerment and strength, especially for those who often feel different or like the outsider.” – Eline Noelia explained
Teigen Gayse is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Canada. Not too long ago, she released a lovely music video for her “Messed Up” single, produced by Jimmy Thow and Jordan Oorebeek. So far, the song has accumulated over 160K streams.
“I had such a great time making the video for ‘Messed Up’ with my friends in Kelowna, BC. We really wanted to keep the vibe fun and upbeat. Our director, Kayla, was brilliant in using the light and dark contrasts at Jacks where it was filmed. The venue was a great canvas for video.” – Teigen Gayse explained
Currently, Teigen has over 45K monthly Spotify listeners, over 420K catalog streams as an independent artist, and over seven million views on TikTok. Also, her 2021 single, “I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love Anymore,” has almost three million TikTok views to date, and took home the honor of Trending Track from Stingray Radio while hitting #43 on the Billboard Country Music charts, and amassing over 350,000 streams. An impressive feat for an independent artist, her follow-up single, “Blame the Wine,” reached #46 on the Billboard charts and is currently on the rise.