Seventeen-year-old Chloe Moriondo is a force to be reckoned with. With over 2.6 million subscribers on YouTube, she’s built a devoted fan base of her ukulele covers and original songs.
It’s those songs that make up her 2018 ‘Rabbit Hearted’ album. A lush self-released, self-produced DIY bedroom pop record, its dreamy escape and conversational lyrics struck a chord with teenagers across the world. The gorgeous Cavetown-produced ‘Spirit Orb’ EP followed in 2020 and provided a comforting getaway-soundtrack while throwing an even bigger spotlight Chloe’s way.
The 17 year old indie pop artist has released her new single, ”I Want To Be With You”. The track is a nod to high school crush nostalgia paired with a coming-of-age sensibility that can have a certain comfort in this moment of uncertainty.
Sydney songwriter, Alex The Astronaut is on the opposite side of the world studying a Maths and Physics degree on a soccer scholarship in New York. That’s not a combination of words you’ll hear every day. She’s an incredible story-teller who’s able to weave clever lyrics into beautifully layed out songs. She’s also the perfect person to talk to a generation right now.
Alex The Astronaut has always had a supernatural knack for capturing human experience in song. On The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing , she explores friendship, love, loss, pain and change, weaving a constellation of stories about the personal reckonings that come with growing up.
Iranian-born, Netherlands-raised musician and artist Sevdaliza has lived many lives in her 29 years; political refugee, professional basketball player, master’s candidate, self-taught singer, and producer to name a few. With a biography as rich and varied as that, it comes as no surprise that the themes of transformation and identity are so central to her work. Sevdaliza’s atmospheric songs are hot houses of lush orchestration, glitchy subterranean trip hop beats, and pared-down RnB melodies with ambiguous lyrics that balance startlingly vulnerable disclosures with poetic, sphinx-like inscrutability.
Sevdaliza has released her sophomore album, Shabrang. The follow-up to 2017’s ISON.
Victoria Monét‘s songs are similarly engrossing, combining the vulnerability of Janet Jackson, the swagger of Donna Summer, and the cutting honesty of Destiny’s Child. It’s no wonder the Sacramento native, who got her start in a short-lived girl group, has become a go-to songwriter for some of pop and R&B’s biggest acts.
Victoria Monét, known for writing hits for huge artists such as Ariana Grande, Chris Brown and Brandy, has released a new solo project called “Jaguar.”
Oslo-based singer-songwriter Siv Jakobsen makes ambient folk that swaddles you in its haunting yet gentle beauty. She released her first EP The Lingering back in 2015 and went on to tour alongside the likes of Benjamin Franciss Leftwich and Bear’s Den, following it up two years later with her stunning full-length debut The Nordic Mellow. Her new record A Temporary Soothing was created using space as a tool to give the songs.
The singer-songwriter spent the introductory period of her career working to keep her identity under wraps. Releasing an album with just seven songs, no biography, and only a mysterious full-body silhouette on the cover, H.E.R. had the people buzzing.
H.E.R. (aka California-born R&B singer/songwriter Gabriella Wilson) has shared a new song “Do to Me.” On the new song, H.E.R. dabbles with a reggae style.
Sadie Dupuis just announced that her second full-length album as Sad13, -her jaunty solo pop project- Haunted Painting, will be released September 25. The singer, songwriter and guitarist, who also leads the band Speedy Ortiz, is putting out the new record on her own label, Wax Nine. It features album artwork by her mom, Diane Dupuis.