Ellie Goulding is a multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter from Hereford, England. Not too long ago, she released an epic music video for her “Easy Lover” single featuring rap royalty, Big Sean. The song is a stunning slice of pop perfection that heralds a triumphant and long-awaited return and the first release since Ellie Goulding’s critically acclaimed 2020 studio album, “Brightest Blue.” The track, written and produced in collaboration with the legendary Greg Kurstin and Julia Michaels, sees Ellie’s unmistakable vocals paired with pulsating bass, punchy synths, epic key changes, and contagious melodies – the perfect combination for a summer pop banger.
“I wrote ‘Easy Lover’ in LA with Julia Michaels after conversations about the age-old tale of being infatuated by someone cool and beautiful knowing that they will never quite feel the same. It’s about going back to the same dangerous person to feel alive when you know they have hurt people again and again before you. Having the legendary Greg Kurstin produce any song of mine is always a dream come true. He always understands the assignment!” – Ellie Goulding explained
The video finds Ellie Goulding taking on an otherworldly creature that takes the form of humans. The haunting visual was directed by Sophia Ray (Years & Years, Raye, Mabel) with movement direction from Remi Black and creative direction from Nathan Klein who also styled the video.
Juli Chan is a rising singer-songwriter from Poland. Not too long ago, she released a cinematic music video for her sensational pop single, entitled, “Not A Crime.” Self-described as an international debut, “Not A Crime” is Juli’s first release in English. However, she doesn’t come across as a newcomer because Juli is somebody who has been refining her craft for a long time. Also, for the first time in her career, she co-created her song with a Swedish duo of authors and composers.
“This is my first release in English, and I co-wrote the song with a duo of Swedish writers and composers. Seeing the reaction it would get was something I was looking forward to. I believe we’ve all been lost in our emotions at times, wondering about the next move, and when overwhelming thoughts run through our heads, we should hold our heads held high, stay true to our values, and never compromise our honor. It’s not a crime at all. So, this is a story that has been written down and framed as song lyrics.”
‘Not A Crime’ is a daring song about a young woman who is deciding the next move in a relationship with her significant other. So much thought and stress go into saying the right words or wearing the right thing, we tend to hyper-fixate on what we should do. Even though explaining our situation and decisions to our friends might make us sound kind of crazy, in the end, it’s not a crime to care and put effort into someone. And how many times have we all been waiting on that text or call and constantly checking our phones? Juli Chan is here to reassure all listeners who are feeling confused that it’s okay to be kind of obsessive when trying to figure out what to do next.
Jess Ball is a rising singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Not too long ago, she released a stunning music video for her dynamic pop single, entitled, “Messed Up,” which tells a heartfelt tale about a young woman who can’t stop thinking about an individual who turned her mind into a riot. She often finds herself talking about this person and doesn’t know why. Later, she admits, “I got a thing for wanting people who will never want me.”
“I wrote ‘Messed Up’ about being driven insane by the desire for something or someone you simply cannot have. The song basically preaches the opposite of ‘out of sight out of mind’ and instead draws on how being denied of something/someone makes you obsess over it/them even more. ‘Messed Up’ exploits this obsession for how irrational and all-consuming it can become. You may not have even been interested in the first place, but when something/someone is no longer an option for you, it suddenly becomes all the more appealing.” – Jess Ball explained
Since launching her solo career in 2021, Jess Ball has released a trio of singles that have earmarked her as one of the rising stars of the Australian pop music scene. In 2009, she explored her musical interests at 11, and since then has developed a pop-inspired style. Raised in a rather musical family, Jess had been influenced by artists listened to by the family on road trips, such as Jack Johnson and Missy Higgins. However, during her schooling, Jess was inspired by her singing coach to explore different styles of music which allowed her to find her attraction to pop music.
Nicolette Capua is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Staten Island, New York. Not too long ago, she released a lovely pop tune, entitled, “Tell Your Mom to Stop Calling Me,” which tells an intriguing tale about a young woman who recently broke up with her significant other. Apparently, it’s been stuff, but she and her ex have gotten over their failed relationship. However, her ex’s mother is still pushing for them to get back together.
“‘Tell Your Mom to Stop Calling Me’ was written at a time when I was trying to get over a breakup and I couldn’t fully heal when constantly being reminded of the person I was trying to forget about. If you’ve ever been in a similar situation where someone kept calling you, but at the end of the day was unintentionally hurting you, I hope this song helps you heal.” – Nicolette Capua explained
Nicolette Capua’s musical influences span from JP Cooper to Jess Glynne. Her passion for music and songwriting has led to many releases and collaborations, as well as a performance opening up for Andra Day on Good Morning America. With an NYC-based education from the prestigious PPAS (Professional Performing Arts Highschool) and a contemporary dance background, Nicolette has the tools needed to encourage many young aspiring artists alike.
Elia Esparza is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter from El Paso, Texas. Not too long ago, she released a lovely electro-dance single, entitled, “Are You Down,” the summer anthem for listeners who are currently living in the moment. The song gives life to those magical moments when you have danced the night away with someone you just met or fallen in love with–someone just for a night.
“It isn’t what I expected to feel. So electric like I would if you wanna believe in magic. Anything that you want, you can have it. Only promise I’ll make to you tonight is that you’ll think of me for the rest of your life. I’m feeling like getting a little bit crazy, I feel like we can do anything baby. I feel like I’m just getting started on it. Are you down?”– lyrics
‘Are You Down’ contains a relatable narrative, romantic lyrics, tuneful melodies, and sultry vocals. The energetic, dance-friendly tune possesses groovy bass and piano-laden instrumentation flavored with electro-dance and contemporary pop elements. Furthermore, “Are You Down” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear from Elia Esparza in the near future as she continues to release new music.
Saynave is an up-and-coming rapper and producer based in Philadelphia, PA. Not too long ago, he released a chill music video for “The Cookout” single, produced by Hopland Music.
“This is a feel-good song to start the summer off right. ‘The Cookout’ is about the good times spent with family as well as some of the comedy and drama families deal with.” – Saynave explained
‘The Cookout’ contains a relatable narrative and ear-pleasing raps that will resonate well with fans of Lupe Fiasco, J. Cole, and Caleborate. The likable tune possesses thudding drums, bass, and piano-laden instrumentation flavored with contemporary rap and hip-hop elements. Furthermore, “The Cookout” serves as a savory entrée to what listeners can expect to hear from Saynave in the near future as he continues to release new music.
Rory (formerly of the Joe Budden Podcast) is the co-host of one of the most popular podcasts in the world, New Rory & MAL. Not too long ago, he released a lovely debut single, entitled, “I WANT YOU BUT YOU’LL NEVER KNOW…,” featuring Shelley FKA DRAM and Alex Isley.
‘I WANT YOU BUT YOU’LL NEVER KNOW…’ contains a relationship-based narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Emotional Oranges, Drake, Corey Bernhard, and NOA. The mellow tune possesses proper bass and thudding drum-laden instrumentation flavored with neo-soul and alternative R&B elements.
Jjacqz (real name Jackie) is an up-and-coming storyteller, poet, and author from East London, England. Not too long ago, she released a lovely Afro-jazz tune, entitled, “Let’s Get It On,” featuring Dark Damz.
‘Let’s Get It On’ tells a passionate tale about a young woman who wants to spend some quality time with her significant other. Apparently, she wants them to only use two of their five senses (touching and tasting) because she wants her partner to eat her raw. Later, she tells her companion, “No more empty promises, I’m ready to run through you, trespass till the sun comes down. As long as I’m here with you, I’m the greatest stadium you’ve ever played in.”
‘Let’s Get It On’ hovers above a love-based narrative, poetic spoken word lyrics, and intimate R&B vocals. The seductive tune possesses jazz-laden instrumentation flavored with hip-hop, afrobeats, Afro-pop, and tropical R&B elements.
India Maxey is a singer-songwriter and producer from South West London, England. Not too long ago, she released a heartfelt single, entitled, “Pretty Lies,” which tells a heartfelt tale about a young woman who finds herself on a phone call with her ex-partner. Apparently, she’s grateful for the call but doesn’t want to hear specific details about her ex’s new companion.
“When we relate to a song we are no longer alone. ‘Pretty Lies’ is about life and how sometimes we cope to get through certain situations. Be it right or wrong, this song may help someone realize they are not the only person making difficult decisions in a relationship.” – India Maxey explained
‘Pretty Lies’ contains a post-relationship-based narrative and ear-pleasing vocals that will resonate well with fans of Halsey and NOA. The emotional tune possesses acoustic guitar-laden instrumentation flavored with a warm contemporary pop vibration. Furthermore, “Pretty Lies” follows mildly on the heels of India Maxey’s previously released single, “Treading Water.”