As we hit the summer dancefloors of music, Vibez looks back at some of the best hits from the past month.
Ginesse - Gatorade
Los-Angeles based Ginesse blossoms from her debut EP Somewhere To Die into her latest single, 'Gatorade'.
Delving into the tongue-in-cheek play on the personal interest of astrology, listeners swim deep into soaring vocal tones that flow between the addictive, pulsating beats of indie-pop. Speaking about the track, Ginesse added: "For some reason, mercury going into retrograde has always put me in a very nostalgic place. It’s a love letter to those I shared time with where the doors have remained open without resolution and without a clear understanding of why.”
Personally, known as Cait Fairbanks, the versatile actress and singer is on the verge of something special.
Oh Papa - Salut Sue
On the rise quartet, Oh Papa, graces us with the summer freedom feeling within 'Salut Sue'.
Slacked with the channelling emotions of escapism, flowed between the dreamy percussion with pensive guitar strings, Oh Papa finds the perfect spot throughout their intricate yet meaningful sounds. Speaking in more detail, the band said: "'Salut Sue' is a story of free and wild escapism. It draws from memories of road trips past, creating a world in which there is no weight, anxiety or obligation; just a car, a sleeping bag, a loved one and the open road."
Since their emergence in the late 2010s, Sheffield outfit, Oh Papa, are slowly becoming the band we all want to succeed in life.
La Club Royale - Vibes
In true fashion, La Club Royale second offering of their career follows the standards of their debut with the funky 'Vibes'.
With the easing of restrictions happening anytime soon, La Club Royale heavily inspired disco fusion with the twist of electronic beats is the bittersweet track to enjoy this summer.
Delving into the feeling of having a good time and reminiscing the past, La Club Royale work is the escape we all need.
Daniel Joy - How To Talk To Girls
From one end of the stick to another, the Danish scene continues to blossom as Daniel Joy bounce between the beats of indie-pop within 'How To Talk To Girls'.
Being a tribute to the shy guy, Daniel Joy tells a story of one through the breakdown of quirky but upbeat choruses alongside stripped-back vocal tones. Speaking of his inspirations, Daniel Joy added: "I recall the awkward moments in bars, you know, the moments where one of your friends introduces you to this girl, and you suddenly turn into a silent and uncomfortable shell. It’s just as much about impressing your friends as it is finding the courage to talk to a girl you've just met. No one wants to be known as the shy and awkward friend sitting in the corner, and I can think of a dozen times where a book for dummies or a tutorial video would have come in handy. I still don’t know what’s going on - so here’s a song about it!"
As he works on more songs to bring to 2021, fans of Troye Sivan and LANY will have Daniel Joy on repeat.
Eden Rain - Rent In The City
Leeds newcomer Eden Rain continues to establish herself as an artist to watch, with her most ambitious work to date throughout 'Rent In The City'.
Inspired by her move to London and feeling the atmosphere of the bustling city, Eden Rain tells the story with dreamy yet staple vocal tones with the blend of alt-pop beats with R&B undertones.
From her first two singles, 'Wake Up You're Stuck' and 'Out In The Cold', to where she is now, Eden Rain has one future ahead of her.
ROSIN - Tired of Dancing
Brighton-based Rosin realms the life of indie-folk with the touch of pop throughout her hit single 'Tired of Dancing'.
Taken from her debut EP, Now I'm A Woman, ROSIN intricate yet relatable piano ballad reflects on the world of unhealthy relationships and finds the perfect balance of her past and accepting what has happened. Speaking about her latest work, she explained: “I wrote this song last summer together with my best friend. Being in lockdown and feeling really lonely sometimes made me romanticize my past relationship, which had unhealthy tendencies in reality. In Tired of Dancing, I try to remind myself of all the things that made me want to leave it in the first place."
With her latest work now in the hands of her fans, ROSIN next step into the music scene will be one to look forward to.
BAYEM - Joyride
German American pop artist BAYEM returns in style with the summer bliss of 'Joyride'.
Infected by the modern shimmer of synths and breaking drums with the flow of noughties undertones, BAYEM juxtaposes the soundscapes with the lyrical story of a toxic relationship. Of 'Joyride', BAYEM explained: "'Joyride' is a song about the feelings of volatility in a messed up situationship."
At only 22-years-old, BAYEM has found his mark in music and is ready to take the next step with his debut EP due for autumn 2021.
VICTORS - I Could Be Your World
After a 12-month hiatus, Leeds based VICTORS away from music was worth the wait as they embark on their new chapter and tease listeners of their upcoming EP with the single 'I Could Be Your World'.
Infused by the feeling of being on top of the world, the trio's immersive work brings listeners into a world of escapism through the perfect creative process of immersive indie pop. Speaking about 'I Could Be Your World', VICTORS said: "We see ICBYW is a classic ‘VICTORS’ track. We wanted a nod to our older stuff for our earliest loyalist fans. It’s about the early phases of a romantic relationship. Where all that matters in the world is each other, the obsession and the belief that your love is unique and special and that nothing could ever bring it to an end."
As they prepare for the release of their next project, VICTORS relationship with the UK music scene is heaven in disguise.
Ronavella - Gemini SZN
Alt-R&B riser Ronavella vibes throughout her latest offering, 'Gemini SZN'.
Intertwined with the pulsating bass beats with tendencies of dark-pop undertones, Ronavella explores the mind of one. Speaking of the track, the singer-songwriter explained: "'Gemini SZN' is a look into a Gemini’s mind. Touching on mental health, relationships of all types, anxiety and the traits associated with being a Gemini or anyone who struggles with high-intensity emotions. How you interpret it is entirely down to the listener and their perception."
From picking up her first instrument at the age of 10 to now working across the world with hit producers and artists, Ronavella is a star in the making.
Wynona - Get Back To Myself
Rising English star Wynona is embracing past the four walls of their bedroom and into the world of dreamy indie-pop with their debut single 'Get Back to Myself'.
Played on the experiences of homesickness and isolation of living in a city on the other side of the world - Wynona's work is addictively blended by the nostalgic guitar soundscapes with the flow of glazed melodies. Speaking of their latest work, Wynona added: "We returned to the song in the summer of 2020 and found ourselves romanticising our time in Japan with a new perspective, in a world that had completely changed. In this way, the definition of what ‘myself’ looked or felt like proved to be fluid and ever-changing.”
As they make a hit with their first work, Wynona will be reaching the stars anytime soon.