Welcome back to Release Radar, where we compile our favourite releases from the week alongside our monthly favourites playlist! There has so many amazing tracks released this week and we couldn't wait to show you what we've found!
Independent artist Patrik Jean is sending love from Sweden with new single '24' - a playful pop tune, perfect for summer, where he sings about a guy he unexpectedly fell for.
It can be described as a follow-up on his successful single 'Prosecco'. With a major campaign on bus stops all over Stockholm he is going all in for this release, and hopes to break boundaries regarding what’s possible for independent artists today.
Patrik Jean is a Swedish singer and songwriter from Stockholm. Through out the last few years, while writing songs for other artists he has kept the most personal ones for himself. He recently shared those very honest and emotional stories, in his debut EP. In soulful pop songs he sings about guys and girls breaking his heart, and the phases you go through getting over someone.
Listen to the track HERE
PAWL X DISCRETE
Pawl and Discrete have shared their new summer Ibiza anthem 'In My Heart' via LoudKult Div. / The Orchard. The two have come together for the track which features Pawl's echoing vocals and both of their production, taking influences from deep house and pop.
24 year old producer turned vocals Pawl gained recognition early in his career when The Chainsmokers took a special interest to the brilliant fusion between pop and deep house in his 2017 single 'Young & Faded'. Since then he has racked up over 20 million streams on Spotify and on the live side he has performed at high profile international events like ADE 2019 and Sweden's WEEKEND Festival alongside Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Test & Sam Feldt.
Growing up in an artistic and culturally diverse household and discovering music production at an early age, Stockholm-based electro pop producer Discrete developed his production versatility over years of unreleased solo projects and writing and producing for artists spanning just about every genre. That patience and experience paid off when his 2018 debut release as an artist, 'Without You' featuring Mary Cicilia, was released to widespread critical acclaim, earning over 40 million streams. Since then, he's gone on to release five other tracks including three singles from his upcoming, highly-anticipated debut EP 'EXPLORE'.
After her last single 'High Waist to Hell', 21 year old, Cloudy June is now back with her new release 'Psycho'. For 3 years she was on her way as the singer of a death metal band, now Cloudy June is going solo and proves that she has left surprisingly little of her past behind.
Titled 'one of Berlin's promising emerging songwriters' as early as 2018, the young self-made
independent musician now counts over 50,000 streams on Spotify and has been played over
20,000 times on SoundCloud. Her first demos, which she released at the tender age of 14, were
only meant for her friends at first. Even at that time people became aware of her unusually rough and mature sounding voice, which is her distinctive feature to this day.
From metal pubs and renowned punk clubs, like the SO36, to the big hall of the Elbphilharmonie, the half-Cuban singer, who was praised by Radio Stations as a "hopeful young voice", has already
played herself into the hearts of an ever growing fan community.
Listen to 'Psycho' HERE
'Late Last Night' is the second independently released single from UK deep pop/rnb duo
Following their debut track Sour which reached 100k streams on Spotify, Late Last Night deals with themes of messy romance - the struggle of feeling close when socially distant.
Listen to 'Late Last Night' HERE
Kaci Brooks new release 'Sauna' is the initial single from the eagerly-anticipated EP ‘Prospekt’ (releasing mid-June), providing a unique blend of music genres, mixing RnB/Hip Hop music styles with Kaci's vocal and lyrical ability. Throughout this track, Kaci talks about his desire to elevate and his determination to become successful in the music game and how this can sometimes have an impact on how he is perceived by the people around him.
"Sauna revives that much needed RnB sound onto the UK scene. I want people to really understand my everyday hustle mentality and how, as I become more successful, the fake love is beginning to grow. It gives people an idea of my goals for the future and where I want to be real soon"
Kaci Brookz is an Independent young talent from Southwest London who brings a mature tone and unique style to the table, making him a standout among the up-and-coming artists in the UK.
Kaci grew up listening to RnB, with Stevie Wonder being one of his one of my first musical memories, and a love for the 90’s and 00’s, from K-ci and Jojo to Usher to Neyo. More recently, he is influenced by the likes Tory Lanez, Roddy Rich, D Smoke, Drake, B Young, J Hus, but the list is endless.
For Kaci, it’s all about the development of his craft in all areas: music, writing, creativity, collaboration. He wants to inspire young people coming into the industry to show that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.
2020 is the just the beginning and he is looking forward to taking everyone on the journey...
Having won the national vote to play Y Not Festival 2019, with three sell-out shows last year, as well as BBC Radio 1 and METRO backing, Pacific boost their upward trajectory with 'Last Life'.
The enigmatic new single boldly reveals more of what they're all about. The piano-indie rock band have been carving their own arena in the industry with their unique blend of alternative rock and indie nuances. The song speaks of undisclosed inner-imagination, a desire to live out a doomed fantasy with the one person who you should actively avoid. It’s destined to end up in flames, but living in a time that’s reminding us of how fleeting life can be – can you fight the temptation to risk another round with the one who makes you feel most alive?
Pacific are showing no signs of slowing down, with their rescheduled headline show at Gorilla, Manchester set for Friday 25th September. 2020 has already seen the band’s music continue to be championed by Salford City FC and Gary Neville, who have used Pacific’s music for the past two years in their video material, which adds to band’s football acclaim, also frequenting Premier League match playlists at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium and performing at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.
Pacific’s previous singles’s streaming success has seen over 200k streams on Spotify and have been playlisted across retail stores throughout the UK.
Listen to 'Last Life' HERE
ICARUS MOTH X WIT BLU
Icarus Moth teams up with Wit Blu to present a brand new single, beginning a string of 2020 release. 'Perfect Outfit' is the first release for Wit Blu since her single 'Burgundy'. The release also marks a new artistic direction as Icarus Moth, most known for the darker electronic production, embraces a lighter and more upbeat tone.
They describe their sound as ...feisty, sharp, and jazz-influenced. The song is about pushing buttons. The track was written, recorded, and produced at Bedrock Studios in L.A. The song was written in just one session, then set it aside.
With flirtatious vocals that hover in an exciting atmosphere, accompanied by the signature textures of Icarus Moth production, the pair hopes to provide some relief to the tumultuousness of our day-to-day, with even more planned for 2020.
Icarus Moth is the sonic project of American electronic music producer, pianist, and sound engineer Nathan Miller. His own work has spanned a formidable career, recording and touring with some of the most prominent independent acts in addition to work for Atlantic Records, Mercedes Benz, Deloitte, UMG, and others. In the electric world of Icarus Moth, listeners are swept away with a myriad of instruments and influences.
Wit Blu is a solo project, started by singer-songwriter Whitney Carr in 2017, who attributes her eclectic style of music to her Vagabond life growing up. Her sarcastic, witty and emotional lyrics akin to Lana Del Rey paired with synth-laden trip hop beats resemblant of Marion Hill, combine to make a genre of her own.
INSPIRED & THE SLEEP
Indie psych-pop outfit Inspired & the Sleep have shared 'People' via Casablanca Sunset Records. The song combines groovy rhythm with swooning synths, buoyant vocals and bright nostalgic textures into a palpable alt-pop single. It's definitely Inspired & the Sleep's most dance influenced release to date.
Inspired & the Sleep is the Los Angeles-via-San Diego based musical project of songwriter / producer Max Greenhalgh and multi-instrumentalist Bryce Outcault. With a revolving lineup of additional players, Greenhalgh and Outcault produce pop arrangements that are at once warmly familiar and sweetly off-kilter. Incorporating traditional indie-rock instrumentation with various electronic elements and vinyl sampling, the pop-rock leaning outfit continues to reinvent their sound while staying true to their groove-oriented backbone.
Make sure to follow our MONTHLY SPOTIFY PLAYLIST to listen to these songs and many more new releases from this month!