New Music To Know
Years & Years singer Olly Alexander left a burgeoning acting career for music, and considering the success of single ‘King,’ it was a smart decision.
With ‘Overload,’ British pop trio Life of Dillon may already have the song of summer 2015. And summer is still a month away.
The man behind “Bills” wants to make music that hinges on something more than a great hook. “I want to make music that people feel like they connect with,” he says. “I really want to make music for everybody.”
Allie X does not want you to know much about her. Perhaps, because she’s still trying to figure out who exactly Allie X is herself.
MisterWives’ debut LP exhibits the many elements that make up the band’s collective musical personality: a bit of rocksteady reggae, a dash of Broadway balladeering, a splash of EDM and heaping helpings of neon-tinted new wave.
Swedish singer Seinabo Sey may be just 24 years old, but her music has a level of maturity and introspection not usually offered by songs in rotation on the radio. Where her song ‘Younger’ is right now.
The English singer, who is already a household name overseas, is gearing up to have a Sam Smith-like year of his own.
As the year comes to a close, we’d like to honor those 14 artists who we think you’ll be hearing from for many, many years to come.
“Some artists love that power of swooping in and watching the crowd eat out of their hand,” Niia says. “But for me, it’s a little scary and I think I realized we both can play the vulnerability card. Me as the artist, them as the audience.”
He may not be a household name, yet, but he’s already won a GRAMMY for his part in writing Usher’s hit single “Climax.” And it kind of messed him up. Luckily, he found inspiration in his sadness.