LOVETA (Lauren Marshall) is a talented singer-songwriter based in Otautahi, New Zealand. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for her sensational dance-pop anthem, entitled, “More Than Fun.” The nostalgic song brings energy reminiscent of past-meets-present, a nod to the greats of ‘70s funk and disco.
“‘More Than Fun’ is a celebration of life, love, freedom, and the nights you wish would never end. It’s a cheeky and playful expression of meeting someone on the dance floor. Sparks are flying and you’re ready to see where the night takes you.” – LOVETA explained
‘More Than Fun’ contains a playfully fun narrative and show-stopping vocals that will resonate well with fans of Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue, Kim Petras, and Zara Larsson. The up-tempo, uplifting, feel-good dance floor anthem possesses pumping bass lines and funky guitar-laden instrumentation flavored with soulful nu-disco-pop and 70s-nightclub-inspired dance elements. Furthermore, “More Than Fun” serves as a wonderful introduction to what listeners can expect to hear on LOVETA’s upcoming debut EP, set to be released later in 2022, and funded by NZ On Air.
Madhuri Dixit is one of India’s most accomplished and influential female actresses of all time. Not too long ago, she released a lovely music video for her second single, entitled, “Tu Hai Mera,” co-written by Madhuri.
‘Tu Hai Mera’ brings together years of artistry while seamlessly creating an amalgamation of different cultures: English, Hindi, and Punjabi. A song dedicated to her loyal fans, with lyrics assuring them they’ll always be together, “Tu Hai Mera” opens up with a sampling from the Punjabi folk song, entitled, “Laung Gawacha.” While Madhuri sings the song predominately in English, she still stays true to her roots by starting each chorus with “Tu Hai Mera,” which in Hindi means, “You and me, you are mine.”
“My fans are a huge part of my journey and their support means everything to me. They are my biggest strength.” – Madhuri Dixit stated
From the outside looking in, Madhuri’s legacy and body of work are undoubtedly staggering; but there’s more to be explored. She’s an icon in her own right, an all-around artist who is now further exploring a new dimension of her creativity, through music.
Gavin James is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. Not too long ago, he released a wonderful performance video for his lovely pop single, entitled, “Jealous.” The song was co-written and co-produced by Ollie Green (Freya Ridings, Lewis Capaldi), who had a hand in Tom Grennan’s #1 album, “Evering Road.”
‘Jealous’ tells a heartfelt tale about a heartbroken guy who is somewhat trapped in a dark and desolate place in his mind. Apparently, his ex has successfully moved on and he’s jealous of her newfound happiness. With a heavy heart, he admits, “It feels like all the walls are caving in, and you’re alright.”
‘Jealous’ contains a post-relationship-based narrative and ear-pleasing vocals that will resonate well with fans of James Bay, Ed Sheeran, and Kodaline. The emotional tune possesses piano-laden instrumentation flavored with a warm contemporary pop vibration. Furthermore, “Jealous” will be featured on Gavin James’s upcoming 13-track album, entitled, “The Sweetest Part.”
RIVER is a talented singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Stockholm, Sweden. Not too long ago, she releases a lovely music video for her sensational soul single, entitled, “HAPPY FOR YOU,” which tells a heartfelt tale about a young woman who finds out that her significant other has obtained a brand new lover. Apparently, she’s hurt by the bad news, and heartbroken, but she should have known better than letting her partner manipulate her mind into thinking she was the only one. After a while, she realizes that she’s better off on her own and it feels good not having to put up with her ex’s lies anymore. Out of the blue, she finds out that her former partner wants to come back home after realizing that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. In a nice way, she tells her sorry ex, “Whenever you’re in town, don’t bother coming around. I got one million things that I would rather do than getting with you.”
“‘HAPPY FOR YOU’ is an uplifting song about going through pain in a relationship and female empowerment.” – RIVER stated
RIVER grew up listening to Billie Holiday, Etta James, and Elvis Presley. She has never been one to settle for the conventional when it comes to her creativity and lifestyle. From globetrotting Asia to San Francisco to Mexico, the Stockholm native has been leading a nomadic life. For a while, she has been busking and performing in various cities while honing her own craft.
Ashley Ave. is a singer-songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. Not too long ago, she released a wonderful music video for her sensational new R&B single, entitled, “Thank God,” which tells a dramatic tale about a woman who experiences the pain and sorrows of being in a problematic relationship with an unfaithful partner. Apparently, her companion went behind her back and cheated on her with one of her friends. Now, she’s trying her best to stay calm because she can become devilish if she loses her cool. Later, she tells her significant other, “You know good goddamn well, I could’ve f***ed one of your friends. You better thank God, I’m not counting your sins. ‘Cause you would’ve been broken and bruised and battered if I did what you did.”
“Look a here, baby, we’ve been f***ing around for some years, baby. And I’ve done cried some tears, baby. You should raise a glass to me ‘cause I deserve a cheers, baby. Oooh, you done made me 48 hot. I remember when I had to come and blow up your spot. The b*tch you was with, she damn near got shot. Scared pu$$ycat wouldn’t even come outside. The good Lord’s been working on my patience. So you better thank God that I don’t want revenge.” – lyrics
‘Thank God’ contains a heartfelt narrative, unique writing approach, and ear-pleasing soul vocals that will resonate well with fans of Jazmine Sullivan, Doja Cat, and Kehlani. The theatrical tune possesses melodic, bass-laden instrumentation flavored with contemporary R&B elements and a gospel undertone. Furthermore, “Thank God” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear from Ashley Ave. in the near future as she continues to release new music.
Xavier Omär is a singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. Not too long ago, he released a lovely R&B single, entitled, “Feelings 4 You,” which tells a soulful tale about taking a risk with love and telling your crush your real feelings. Inspired by his own romance with his wife, Xavier Omär imagines how different his life would be if he was never open and honest about his feelings for her. Xavier turned to social media and asked fans to share their own stories about a crush they never told and was shocked by the number of responses he received.
“If you’ve ever had feelings for someone but never told them or had to hold them back, this song is for you. I experienced the same thing with my wife before we started dating and the rest is history. The inspiration for this single legitimately comes from how I started dating my wife. She wanted to be friends and I really tried but I knew I felt more between us. Life is too short not to let people know when you love them.” – Xavier Omär explained
Xavier Omär wants to be remembered as a risk-taker. A classic voice. An artist who blurs musical lines. A fearless dreamer. And, with these big goals, the singer-songwriter isn’t wasting any time.
Ish Akanour is a 21-year-old rapper from Agadir, Morocco. Not too long ago, he released an introspective rap tune, entitled, “Tangled ( L – I – V – E ),” which finds Ish Akanour rapping about his past mistakes and the meaning of his music. The introspective tune contains a relatable narrative and ear-pleasing delivery that will resonate well with fans of ISSAM, 8ird, Nessyou, and Stormy. Also, “Tangled ( L – I – V – E )” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear from Ish Akanour in the near future as he continues to release new music.
Ish Akanour represents Springfield, Western MA. At the age of seven, he moved to the United States. His upbringing in Morocco provided him with a broad cultural perspective and influenced his sound significantly. He often lends a unique vibrato to his voice, reminiscent of the Imams he heard as a child, echoing prayers through the winding streets of his hometown. Old soul and leader of the new school, Ish often weaves inspiring lyrics about self-betterment, crushing goals, and dodging snakes. Recently, he was featured on Gary Vee’s Monday to Monday playlist. Also, he has been featured on Spotify’s official playlists such as Fresh Finds: Hip Hop, Arab X, and New Music North Africa.
Forest Blakk is a singer-songwriter from Montreal, Canada. Not too long ago, he released a lyric video for his heartfelt pop tune, entitled, “Give You Love,” which tells an endearing tale about a guy who has nothing but love to give to his significant other. Apparently, there was a time when he couldn’t make it out of bed and his partner was there for him. That’s why he sincerely admits, “I will go wherever you will go. Cross my heart and promise on my soul.”
“When you fall for someone, you choose the good days along with the bad days. You invite all their crazy and amazing parts alike. With that, you give all the love you got in return. That’s what ‘Give You Love’ is all about. It’s accepting the people you love for all they are and loving them for it!” – Forest Blakk explained
Forest Blakk has accumulated over 250 million total global streams to date and is certified Gold in the United States (along with Platinum in his native Canada). “If You Love Her” earned Blakk his official US chart debut on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, his national US TV debut on ABC’s Live with Kelly & Ryan, top 30 placement on the Hot AC radio chart, and saw Blakk collaborate with Meghan Trainor on a stunning duet version.
Ella Tiritiello is a 15-year-old singer from Kristianstad, a small town in the south of Sweden. Not too long ago, she released a stunning debut single, entitled, “Say Something,” which tells a heartfelt tale about a girl who doesn’t want her friendship with her friend to end. Therefore, she urges her friend to open up and say something about their fading friendship. Later, she tells her friend, “How hard can it bе to speak? That’s all I ask. We’ve looked past and hoped we’d last but I can’t save us now.”
“I loved to sing their songs in my room, but I never wanted anyone to hear, mostly because of my stage fright. I couldn’t see myself standing in front of people and singing.” – Ella Tiritiello stated
Today Ella stands as a young artist who has already overcome her biggest fear. After being selected by the Tim Bergling Foundation (Avicii’s father) to sing, perform, and release Avicii’s “For A Better Day” alongside the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, she rose to the challenge and performed for 16,000 people. A huge undertaking for any artist, let alone a 14-year-old with stage fright. Her effortless vocal talents and authentic stage presence instantly won over the crowd as her confidence blossomed before their eyes. The moving cover went on to accumulate millions of streams.