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An interview with Liverpool based artist TIËRNY

Liverpool based singer/songwriter TIËRNY combines powerful raw vocals, catchy hooks and emotive melodies with classical elements, self-titling the genre as Baroquetronica, creating melancholic pop perfection. We spoke about her inspirations, motivations to make it in the music industry and future plans. Hello, Tierny Welcome to Fave Sounds How are you?

Laur Gives Us a Beautiful Aural Experience with Wallflower

Laur Elle, with her new track,Wallflower, provides listeners an aural experience that you can get lost in – in a good, of course. She achieves this by including delay in her vocal track, keyboard pads that provide an atmospheric effect, and vocal texturing – if you listen carefully, you’ll hear

Introducing dream pop songstress Ocean and the Waves

Ocean and the Waves, who's name was inspired by Oceans island upbringing in Spain and her Aquarian zodiac sign, is a dream pop act currently based in London. Originally breaking the scene with an anthem for her generation "Golden Kids", Ocean has been releasing music since May 2019. She started

Zeplyn: A diverse pop artist on the rise.

Hertfordshire native, Zeplyn has been building her solo career as a talented Pop Singer since the release of her first single in July last year. Influenced by music both new and old, Zeplyn aspires to perform songs that speak to fans across the musical spectrum. Her signature style has become

Aeora – A Breath of Fresh Air in Modern Music

Aeora, in her new pop song, Give It, keeps listeners interested and entertained by introducing variations in her vocal delivery. The subtle and intentional break in her voice in the verse and the pre-chorus gives the delivery a particular rawness to it, which we don’t often get to hear in

What Does Kiki’s Music Feel Like?

The track, Feels Like, from Kiki’s new EP, Motives, is a great example of how a shift in musical dynamics and the intensity of the vocal arrangements can keep listeners wanting more. What makes this feat even more captivating is that the song’s rhythm is more or less uniform throughout.

We’re High on Cotton Clouds and Don’t Want to Return

Everything about Kelli-Leigh’s new single, Cotton Clouds, simulates the almost intoxicating emotional delight that comes with newfound love. While the artist acknowledges that this feeling is fleeting through the song’s somewhat contemplative bridge, they revert back to the same gleeful melody and groove in the chorus, as if allowing themselves

We Hope to Run into Callaghan Belle More Often

Callaghan Belle’s new single, Run Into You, does a great job at replicating what it feels like dealing with lost love. She creates an aural experience that’s packed with emotional ambiguity. Such situations often fall under an umbrella of sadness, but simultaneously present a glimmer of hope and positivity as

Edith Makes Us Feel Good by Being Sad

Edith’s new single Sad Girls Make Bad Boys Cry is an excellent example of how smart arrangement can increase the poignancy of the lyrics, even when they’re rather simple words. The entire song’s rhythm is created in a half-beat, meaning that the groove feels slower and more relaxed, even though

CHAR’s ‘Same Again’ – Modern RnB with a Twist

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Charlotte OC’s Got Us Falling for Her

Charlotte OC’s new single Falling for You is a masterful marriage between ambient indie rock and neo-funk, with clean palm-muted guitar riffs and a rock-solid groove coming from both genres. The entire song has a particularly relaxing rhythm to it that’s carefully constructed through uniformity, control, and an almost necessary

Introspect with Beth Duck’s Nomophobia

In only about three minutes, Beth Duck brings light to something that, perhaps, a lot of us struggle with: spending time away from our phones. Duck’s Nomophobia is an excellent example of how certain subtle complexities in pop music manage to arrest and hold our attention. One of these subtleties

Celebrate Youthful Energy with Megzz’s ‘Love Tonight’

Megzz’s ‘Love Tonight’ is an upbeat track about friendship and love. This vibrant track talks about collision in love, featuring pop, R&B, and dancehall beats. It is a cheerful song about feelings. The lyrics are drawn from raw emotion and real-life situations. It’s about realizing the feeling of falling in
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Experience a New Meaning of Freedom with Ari Tahan’s ‘Idiot’

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Dive into the Sea of Emotions with Kellimarie’s ‘It’s Not Over’

Kellimarie’s ‘It’s Not Over’ is a beautiful pop song that celebrates the impressively dynamic range of vocals of a 16-year old artist. This uplifting summer track is about wanting to be told that there is hope and it’s not over. With creative melodies, it creates unique, sentimental soundscapes for listeners

Take a Step Closer to Modern Melodies with Inbal’s ‘One Step’

Inbal’s ‘One Step’ is a brilliant piece of music featuring modern melodies and sublime vocals. This imaginative track is all set to tell a tale of new beginnings and the insecurities that tag along. Inspired by the dynamics of the initial stages of a romantic relationship, she keeps the lyrics

Take Motivation from Char’s Self-reflective Single ‘Control’

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Ride a Rollercoaster of Emotions with Lizzy Land’s ‘Braids’

Lizzy Land’s ‘Braids’ is a billowing track that takes the listeners on a journey of self-exploration and self-understanding. Featuring gratifying tunes and overwhelming lyrics, the song portrays timid, shrinking self in a way that is beyond amazing. It hits the right mind and heartstrings by talking about the way people

Master Self-acceptance and Self-love with LOUUD’s ‘Better Off’

‘Better Off’ is a beautiful, heart-touching composition that features dynamic melodies and excellent vocals. This new-age self-love pop anthem instills a sense of self-respect, self-sufficiency, and treating oneself right. With laid-back vocals and chilled electronics, the track coos a catchy hook. The 80s inspired production creates a stirringly gratifying soundscape
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Melancholia Drives Phil Hancock’s Incredibly Moving H8U

Phil Hancock’s ambient H8U was influenced by deep heartbreak that spanned a year – and it shows. H8U is the excellent follow up to 2018’s Heaven. The layered track seamlessly blends smooth piano and wistful melodies with deeply melancholic songwriting. The result is a compellingly honest narrative about heartbreak and

TS Grayes Honestly is a Dazzlingly Moody Ballad

It’s always exciting to see young talent sprout its wings, but TS Grayes has broken exceptional ground with ‘Honestly’, the fourth single she put out in 2018. The 18-year-old’s honey-soaked vocals add multidimensionality to the song’s incredible lyricism. The result is an electronic track that could easily be called a

I am Karate’s Work it Out is an Energetic Club Hit

Swedish duo I am Karate is bonafide electric. Self-produced single Work it Out is a work of marvelous energy defined by snappy drums, gorgeous vocals, flavors of synthpop and sophisticated production. The song makes relationship problems sound like a breeze in the park, with a soundscape fairly dripping with technicolor

Honesty at the Heart of Twilight Driving’s Dangerous

Large sounds, excellent story-telling and infectious hooks: these are the trademarks of Twilight Driving, whose heartfelt song Dangerous creates a true sense of possibility and big-eyed wonder. Introduced by a synth-influenced drum, the song leads to a rhythm that’s built around a unique vocal delivery, and takes the listener straight

Dominique’s Payup Drips with Confidence

Confidence and attitude will get you far, as Dominique well knows. Her new track Payup is a feisty anthem with a simple demand from an ex: that he pay up for all of the time and energy she put in the relationship. The song depicts a relationship where the artist

STORME’s Be My Drummer Recalls Robyn in All the Right Ways

STORME’s dramatic and infectious single “Be My Drummer” smacks of Robyn, both in terms of the vocals and the dance-y yet deep kind of pop music you can either groove joyfully to or have a good cry session to. The comparison to Robyn is inevitable, but STORME has their own

CILVR’s Bound to Die is Narration Goals

Twee sweetness artfully disguises the gut punch of the Scandinavian indie artist CILVR’s vivid lyrics. Combining pop and electronica, her song “Bound to Die” accomplishes the seemingly opposed dual goals of robust narration and an evocation of ethereality as she sings about the experience of going through a breakup. CILVR’s

Dark and Light Intermingle in Allola’s Confident Debut High Horse

Allola’s confident electro-pop debut “High Horse” is a surprisingly surefooted one, with the Melbourne-based singer skating through a sparkling combination of dream-pop and electronica to create a sound that’s one-of-a-kind. Sprinkled throughout with excellent pop hooks and 80’s inspired beats as it is, it’s Allola’s perfect vocal delivery that really