The rapidly ascendant, LA-via-Hampshire, British Cambodian pop star Liza Owen shares an epic new single titled “JOSIE” via Epic Records.
Following singles, “Why Aren’t We Having Sex?”, “Getting Good” and “Starry Eyed”, “JOSIE” is yet another formidable addition to her musical arsenal – a soaring and anthemic ballad, albeit one underscored by dark lyrics about a friendship gone sour. Once again, Liza flexes her distinctively genre-bending style and taste, with her powerful vocals and wildly infectious take on modern pop further cementing her as one to watch this year.
Liza further explains, “JOSIE was born out of a conversation in the car on the way to the studio. I was recounting a story about some recent drama in my relationship regarding an ex of my partners. I was telling my friends & co writers Ali Tamposi & Paul Phamous that ‘Josie ‘ was back in town… the rest is history”
“JOSIE” also comes accompanied by a gorgeously widescreen video directed by Aisha Schliessler and shot, appropriately, in one seamless take at the Sunset Hollywood Villa – a staple Bond movie location. At once sweet, strange and oh so slightly sinister – that is Liza Owen to a tee.
Aaron Sibley has just released his new single ‘Blame Game’. Recorded exclusively in Aaron’s home studio, ‘Blame Game’ was another of Aaron’s passion projects throughout the lockdown periods of 2020 and 2021.
Just 24-years-old, Aaron has made a mark on the London music scene already. In 2017, Aaron was a Pride’s Got Talent finalist, performing on the main stage of Pride in London in Trafalgar Square. His indie-pop music (think Billie Eilish meets Sam Smith) has been played across the UK and Europe. His 2018 song ‘Once upon a Time’ reached Moldova’s Eurovision National Finals and his song ‘Wildfire’ participated in the same National Selection in 2020. In 2019 he released a 6 song EP titled ‘Holiday Love’ and he continues to release exciting new singles.
Image Credits: Kiiara by Dennis Leupold; Felix Cartal by Trevor Brady
Spotify’s New Music Friday has always been one of our favourite places to discover the hottest and newest releases. Felix Cartal and Kiiara’s ‘Happy Hour’ is an unstoppable mix of happy vibes and enticing basslines that lead us down a road of mischievous drinking, a little partying and a whole lot of fun.
A self-described “loser-anthem” (in Felix Cartal’s own words), the single will leave all who hear it longing for a beach, a half-price cocktail and the simplicity of a summer break. The single is the first original piece of work that the two have released together however, the pair have been in contact for years – since Felix Cartal remixed Kiiara’s ‘Feels’ (which was also remixed by Jai Wolf and AWAY).
Kiiara has established a firm social media presence, with just under 4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, nearly a million followers on Facebook and over 350k followers on Instagram. She’s collected over 2 billion streams across platforms, with features hit singles from DavidGuetta, LinkinPark, and CheatCodes to boost that number. However, her own work is quickly allowing her to take over the airwave. Check out the single with the dynamic duo below.
Following Seeking Thrills recent nomination for the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize, Georgia is pleased to announce the release of a special new version of her track “Feel It”, reworked by Toddla T and featuring additional vocals from the multi-talented Atlanta-based rapper Yung Baby Tate.
The original track was written with the intention to inspire a new generation of musicians to get up and play, something which has been magnified with the new energy from Toddla T and Yung Baby Tate.
Georgia says of ‘Feel It’:
“It was wicked that Yung Baby Tate was up for putting her flavour on “Feel It”. She took it to the next level!”
Georgia will be performing live as part of BBC4’s special Hyundai Mercury Prize television coverage on Wednesday 23rd September. The winner will be announced the following Thursday 24th September on BBC One’s The One Show.
Georgia will be heading back out on the road in 2021 with a string of live dates across the UK and Europe.