Rothrigo – Up and Away
Remember the name Rothrigo because he’s destined to become one of the biggest names in the lo-fi bedroom pop world. Setting a stunning soundscape for his fans, ‘Up and Away’ is Rothrigo’s debut single, and it’s bathed in a brightly coloured aura. Radiating in the nostalgic feel of the 60s Brit-Pop, Surf Rock and 70’s funk, this songwriter is redefining what it feels like to be transported through realms of energy. Influenced by artists such as Donovan, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Gilbert O’Sullivan, ‘Up and Away’ is a high-spirited, vivid contender it what seems to be a brilliant career ahead for Rothrigo.
Rothrigo stated that, ‘Today’s younger generations suffer from more and deeper self-esteem problems, and ‘Up and Away’ serves as a catchy and colorful mantra to become the better version of yourself. It is about saying goodbye to the negative older version of oneself, and tells the listener one can become anything they want, and that they must strive to reach happiness.” Covered in melodies that will brighten any gloomy day, ‘Up and Away’ feels refreshing during today’s hectic world. A song that casts light into any darkness with a sincere feeling of hope, as soon as I heard this number, I knew I was in for a journey. ‘Up and Away’ instantly feels needed and I’m sure you will welcome it with open arms into your life.
Already gaining over 20,000 streams since it’s release back at the end of May, Ro’s ‘low in the evenings’ is a captivating outlook on the future of electro-pop. Producing all of her music herself, Ro’s all-in-one approach is contagious and feels motivational when listening to her discography. Synth-infused tracks that sit with ease in the alternative electro pop world, Ro may have only been releasing music for a year, but that means nothing to the strength of her songwriting. With over 180,000 streams on 4 tracks, this songstress is bound to be a success, and you heard it here first. Passionate and telling a story with every instrument in the mix, the next statement couldn’t be any more true…
’It makes you want to dance and cry… at the same time’.
Diving through emotions like no other track of the month, the track is filled with attitude but feels slightly vulnerable within it’s lyrics. Mixing the two sides together creates this honest and breathtaking soundscape that requires your awareness. Nudging the exotic cocktail fo the 80s with the 00’s flair, the individuality of Ro feels pioneering and needs wider recognition. Reminiscing fellow female creatives such as Grimes and Christine and the Queens, ‘low in the evenings’ is enchanting and features one hell of a glistening vocal take. Featuring a self-directed music video, is there anything this creative can’t do? An essential artist that’s about to blow up the electronic pop world.
Jane – Though It Should
Clearly making a statement with her heartfelt tracks, Jane returns with the ethereal bedroom pop number ‘Though It Should’. Fusing a political twist with her songwriting, the danceable track will make you stop, think and for certain, smile. With an array of eclectic influences from The Beatles to the other side of the spectrum with BROCKHAMPTON, the NYC based singer-songwriter is also appreciative to female musicians such as Joni Mitchell, Janelle Monáe and Grimes (among others). She defines them as “the powerful women making the music we need.” An inspirational woman giving her all to the music, ‘Though It Should’ has been sat on repeat through my speakers ever since I first heard it.
Over 5 and a half minutes long, the single weaves through universes of alt-pop meeting the wonders of bedroom-pop. ‘Though It Should’ is an electric performance longing for fans on the dance floor at shows. Instantly grabbing your attention and holding it’s gaze to the end, the sublime pathway into Jane’s mind is captivating. An artist to keep an eye on as she takes to the sky with her music, Jane engages with her songs like an artist painting a canvas. Elegant and a whole other level to boldness, ‘Though It Should’ is vital to your playlist, just like the air we breathe. Plunge into Jane’s ever-growing repertoire, she’ll be one of your favourite lockdown discoveries.
TJ Roberts – Sinceridipity
Rocketing onto the scene with their second single of the year, TJ Roberts are back with new single “Sinceridipity”. Energetic and highlighting the band in a fun-loving atmosphere, the old school rock and roll arrangement meets today’s evolving indie sound with great ease. On the release, TJ stated, ‘Sinceridipity’ is a song written in the time honoured tradition of barely comprehensible nonsense; loosely charting the cringe of looking back on the faux (and often misinformed) personas that develop through adolescence. Equally inspired by the dark-eyed Lou Reed and Mark Everett (Eels) as it is the rambunctious energy of Dinosaur Jr. and Fugazi. Featuring the highest-grade noise from guitar hero Zac White (Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Zac White).
Building into a beast of a track, “Sinceridipity” dynamically climbs into the realms of indie rock. With the spotlight firmly on the bewitching vocals, hard-hitting instrumentation and the overall punch of it’s arrangement, the force to be reckoned with single is a fiery match. Set to release a string of singles and a sophomore album during 2020 via Libertino Records, if the upcoming releases are anything like this number, Christmas will come early! “Sinceridipity” refuses to be played at a mediocre level, and pushes it’s way to becoming one of the band’s strongest tracks to date. Musically and lyrically, the powerhouse performance from the Cardiff based outfit is fierce. Stick “Sinceridipity” onto your soundtrack of the summer, it deserves to be played from the rooftops.
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