Release Radar | 019

KAREN HARDY


Karen Hardy has released her single 'Never Do' accompanied by a stripped back version of the track. This is a follow up of her August hit entitled 'Really Wanna'.

Karen Hardy is a pop & soul artist from New Jersey who brought her stirring hooks to Nashville, Tennessee in the fall of 2017. She is often compared to the likes of Ariana France, Sza and Tori Kelly with her sweet and smooth vocals. Surrounded by music from a young age, Karen picked up the guitar at the age of 15 and began songwriting.


Listen to the track HERE Instagram: @karenhardy


MIKEY DAM

Emerging New Zealand singer / songwriter Mikey Dam has shared his single 'Time' via Republic Records. The track expands on his fusion of melodic based acoustic intertwined with an R&B cadence that Mikey is carving out as his niche.


The track was written in a late night solo session and is a raw, heart spoken account created in just one sitting. With the words falling out of his mouth in the fashion of a freestyle, the single was initially recorded on a phone voice memo; his smooth, soothing melodies containing the organic quality of an emotional cleanse.

He says on the track,


“I went through a phase where I felt like I was running out of time. I also felt like that because I was super far away from family after moving away from hometown. My whole objective with moving to the big city was to accomplish a checkpoint I had in my head. I had mad paranoia about running out of time and not achieving what I wanted to achieve, and I thought I was going to let people down. That pressure was there. I also had people dying in my family, and family members getting locked up in prison. That changed my whole perspective of the value of time.”


Since moving to the big city to pursue a career in music 3 years ago, Mikey Dam has already amassed millions of streams on the handful of singles he’s released so far. Poised as one to watch in contemporary R&B circles, 'Time' is a testament to Mikey’s natural craftsmanship as both a songwriter and artist with an instinct for raw relatability.


Listen to the track HERE Instagram: @iammikeydam


SISTEK


Sistek has teamed up with renowned singer/songwriter Jordan Shaw for 'More Than Over', as part of Sistek's debut EP, due January 2021.


Both artists explore the feeling of love gone awry, nostalgia and remorse in an intense inner-monologue which is carefully complemented with Sistek’s warm undertones and signature production.

Hailing from Santiago de Chile, 25 year old producer Sistek has made an imprint as a prolific producer and songwriter. He has amassed more than 38 Million streams across all platforms while crafting his way as an independent artist, mixing his latin roots with a warm Dance sound and captivating pop writing.


Listen to the track HERE

Instagram: @sistekmusic

ESTELLA DAWN


Estella Dawn has released her tenth single of 2020 entitled 'Fiery B' and its exactly what it says on the tin.

She says on the track,


"People often joke about having a "split personality" where you are normally easy going and agreeable but then something, or someone, triggers you past a red line and a different, more confrontational, side of you comes out that others have not witnessed. In this song I’m warning a particular person that I’m with that if they do me wrong I have no control over the fiery and irrational brunette that will come out to punish them."


Estella Dawn is a 23 year old New Zealand born, Colorado based singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist. Releasing a single every six weeks has increased an already enthusiastic following along with praise for the songs originality and diversity of styles.


Listen to the track HERE Instagram: @estelladawnmusic


PATRIK JEAN


Following on from the release of his highly-praised cut ‘24’, which landed in Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist across 15 separate countries, Stockholm-based singer and songwriter Patrik Jean now returns to unveil his highly-anticipated new EP ‘Consequence’, led up by the collection’s title-track.


The single showcases more of that bright and soaring aesthetic he has been creating throughout his career so far. Filled with rich and dynamic production, a sweeping melody, and his own powerful vocals, this new delight makes for the perfect introduction to his latest body of work.

Speaking about his new song, he said,


"Sometimes after a bad break-up, you kind of give up on love. This song describes that feeling, and I've felt it a few times too many. But somehow you always come back to the day when you're ready again. That's the good consequence of love.”


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.


Listen to the EP HERE Instagram: @patrikjean


BRYONY


Bryony is back with her second single of 2020 'More Than Friends' which was written and recorded in her bedroom turned studio over lockdown.


“I wrote More Than Friends in the middle of lockdown - just as we were all starting to really miss normality. It’s about the experience of finding someone new when you’re so used to someone who doesn’t make you happy. It’s such a great feeling early on in a relationship and I felt like in the midst of everything crazy going on I needed a song to pick me up and remind me how exciting life is.”

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Dagny & Sigrid, ‘More Than Friends’ tells the story of finding someone new when you’re used to someone who hasn’t made you happy. The synth hooks are reminiscent of Robyn’s early 2000s hits, with a line in the chorus paying homage to the singer’s ‘Dancing on My Own’. Bryony’s new release builds on the success of her previous singles, which landed her on the BBC Introducing Hotlist and received support from many influential tastemakers.


Listen to the track HERE Instagram: @bryonymusicuk


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