Here at MDRN MAG HQ, we thrive on pop culture. We live, breathe, sleep, and eat it. Part of that is supporting and encouraging every level of music that will eventually grow to find its home within Billboard‘s Top40 Chart. That brings us here, to our first-ever Artist Introduction playlist!
Take a moment to get to know ten of our favorite new releases from up-and-coming musicians and read a little bit about each of them while you listen to their incredible work.
Understated quirk appears to be It Bends’ theme and their debut single, “Baggies,” definitely delivers that. Amy Winehouse is reincarnated in vocalist
Like many of us, Lisa finds comfort within her music. While dealing with personal struggles of depression and self-doubt, she channeled all of her emotions into her most recent single. “1445” is the push and pull of trying to gain her footing while trying to find the balance between learning from past mistakes while reflecting on them and moving past them. The track shows us an admirable level of vulnerability as Lisa begins to find her confidence once again.
When you combine the melodic voice of Elociin and the musical stylings of producer, Goblins From Mars, you get the perfect
New Dialogue brings a whole new meaning to “match made in heaven.” The Quintet works perfectly together creating the perfect Alt-Rock mix. After performing at the SXSW Festival and headlining their first show, New Dialogue just released an acoustic version of their song “Loose Ends” on YouTube, which is apart of their “Warehouse Series” where they strip down the songs off of their debut EP, to a raw emotional sound. It won’t be long until this talented group takes over the Alt-Radio airwaves!
Watch the video here.
If Taylor Swift and Marina and the Diamonds had a baby, it would be Daena. Delivering messages of encouragement and positivity to an often-overlooked demographic, Daena is an artist to watch closely. Based out of Nashville, you can catch elements of that southern influence in an otherwise indie-pop track.
Alabama Shakes paved the way of crossing unexpected genres, but Shenzi has perfected it. Listening to their Spotify, it’s easy to find yourself time-traveling between the height of the contemporary jazz movement and the sweet mellow vibe of hip-hop, all in the same song. Founded while classmates in college, this band has graduated to a ph.D program of smooth sounds guaranteed to make your Sunday night wind-down the perfect wrap to any weekend.
Listen to their EP here.
Taking inspiration from genres across the board, ROMES has found a way to bring pop sensibility to their alternative sound, one that’s completely unique to them. ROMES‘ single “Someone” brings to mind every coming of age film we’ve ever wished we were cast in. This is the kind of music that becomes the soundtrack to every happy experience of your life. The positive vibes and lyrics have us tapping our feet and hoping the rest of their music is available to stream, too.
Watch the video for “Someone” here.
On The Outside makes our hearts beat fast with their breezy pop-country sound. If One Direction and Dan & Shay figured out how to create a lovechild, it would be On The Outside. And we are so okay with that. Their debut single “How Did You Know” consists of
Watch the video here.
Unmistakably bold, a whole lot of woman, and unapologetically herself, Courtney shows us in her heart-wrenchingly true relatable lyrics that it’s okay to be recklessly in love. In “Reckless,” you can hear the battle between her head and her heart in a beautiful melodic way. With a wonderful blend of several different genres, Courtney Noe can be enjoyed by just about anyone of any age.
Bringing those 2004 “Leave, Get Out” vibes to the forefront in 2019, Disney-discovered rising star, Elle Winter, discusses toxic relationships in her new single “Cave In.” After releasing music independently, with no label backing, and still finding success, the singer-songwriter signed with Red Music. She’s since released several tracks, all adding to her ever-growing traction on her way to becoming a household name. “Cave In” is that moment you choose yourself over a toxic relationship. It’s recognizing that something isn’t good for you and knowing things may be different if the other person had just owned their behavior, but also deciding it’s time to move on.
Elle is the MDRN MAG Spotlight Artist this week! Check out her interview with us!
Listen to “Cave In” here.
Are you a fan of up-and-coming musicians? Do you like to support the small guy in the corner? Keep an eye out for our Artist Introduction playlist every Friday!
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If you’re an up-and-coming artist with recently released music, or you know someone who is, don’t hesitate to reach out for a potential feature in future weeks.
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