Diascia – No One
South Africa born, London based artist Diascia unveils latest cinematic wonder ‘No One’. With influences ranging from Kate Bush, Björk, Grimes and Lana Del Rey, the dark-pop creative details mental health, past experiences, love and hardship into her songwriting. An artist that deserves a wider recognition, ‘No One’ may just rocket Diascia to stardom. As a debut single, the transcending single captures a realm of pop mixed with an electronic arrangement. It’s like something you’d hear from a captivating hit film.
On the release, Diascia told me, “ No One is full of darkness and light. It tells the listeners about how this girl feels trapped in her thoughts, craving love however can’t seem to get out of her mind into the real world. I feel like we can all relate to her, someway or the other. My music is for everyone and No One is just the beginning”. With a senes of euphoria to it’s bones, ‘No One’ feels close to home during the current climate. With a debut EP currently in production, the stunning songwriter takes raw storytelling to the next level. A stunning debut track from a songwriter that oozes with talent out of every pore. Dark and mysterious yet holding onto a brightly coloured palette, the soundscape unveils with high hopes for Diascia’s future.
The Pink Flamingos – I Was
Released back in October of last year, The Pink Flamingos’ ‘I Was’ details itself as an anthem that’s suited for your upcoming summer playlist. With not many years behind their belt, time means nothing when you release music that has an infectious beat and message to it’s core. The Pink Flamingo’s story began on a night out where main songwriter Beau Halford met lead guitarist Will Looms. Unlike most intoxicated conversations, this chat about forming a band actually followed through. Fast forward to now, the outfit’s second single ‘I Was’ is armed with a killer production and layers of energy.
The Pink Flamingos mentioned, “I Was’ is about the balance between thinking, and over-thinking, and how often it’s a very fine line between the two! With the undertone of letting go from negative thought “I Was” is essentially a feel-good track with the aim of inspiring its listeners to get up and go!” Filled with emotion from the track’s message, the upbeat arrangement illuminated through the instrumentation screams out with desire. Layered with grooves that will get you off your chair and dancing to centre stage. Expressive and fusing indie rock with a subtle stroke of rap into the mix, the alternative wonder needs to cool down because it’s HOT. The outfit are set to release a new single in summer, and I for one can’t wait to hear it.
Twin Stranger – Crushed
Welsh quintet Twin Stranger are led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Alex McConnachie. Composing power-pop music, the band’s infectious sound is mixed with pop melodies, synth soundscapes and dream-pop like guitar hooks. Starting as a lo-fi bedroom project, the outfit blossomed into a statement featuring Alex’s multi-instrumentalist brother Liam, as well as friends, Josh Newington (bass), Joe Tobin (keyboards) and Eric Karvik (drums). With elements of brit-pop blended with indie-pop, ‘Crushed’ is the band’s second single. Produced by Alex and producer Todd Campbell (The People The Poet, Samoans, WYNT) at Stompbox studios in South Wales, the short but sweet wonder radiates with light out of every crack.
On the track, Alex stated, “Crushed is about realising that some people you know just love listening to the sound of their own voice and other people’s troubles and feelings and life troubles only really enter their mind for a split second, then they’re gone again. On a more positive note it’s also about summer time when you’re a teenager, the days blend into one and you’re just hanging out with your friends without a care in the world, just living in the moment.” Fuelled with memorable hook lines, the track’s melody will bury it’s way into your head and you’ll be glad. a track that feels like it’ll head the world, ‘Crushed’ can already be heard from Twin Stranger’s future shows. Picture the scenes when the world has gone back to normal, and Twin Stranger start playing this at a live show… wow. A distinctive power-pop number that drives with guidance through the dark.
Deza – Uppercut
Ready for an artist that needs your fully attention? Introducing Deza. Back with her fourth single of the year, ‘Uppercut’ is a sleazy number that’s ready for the club. Highlighting itself as poetic pop, ‘Uppercut’ addresses fans with arms wide open while illustrating who’s boss. Deza found herself writing pop anthems in the middle of Norway over the last year, and hearing the evolution of her music has been breathtaking. Landing a wider audience, her expressive songwriting deals with emotional vulnerability, rhythmical vocals and always a danceable groove behind the mix. Seductive and ready for a dance floor, this is a track you’ll be dancing away to while in lockdown.
“The track reveals a side to Deza the world has yet to see: fully in control, fully boss, fully comfortable in her power. The hook repeats “my love hits like an uppercut” over and over, and the entire song feels like watching a big boxing match in slow motion, except this time, the listener knows exactly who is going to win.” Bubbly and quickly becoming a fan favourite, ‘Uppercut’ will get your foot tapping from the get go. Destined to be number one on the billboard, this is something refreshing during the world’s current hard time. A lockdown favourite discovery, Deza is an artist that explores growth and staying as true to yourself as possible. Listen to Uppercut, and guaranteed you’ll have it stuck in your head for weeks to come.
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