Backed with a trap drumbeat, synthetic strings, and a gorgeous melody line, GERLE‘s brand new track, ‘Crush Gone Wrong’ is a stellar example of what all modern pop should sound like.
Gerle’s influences hail from the likes of Robyn, Miley Cyrus, and Madonna, but her sonic quality is unique and effervescent all on its own. Growing up touring with her mother, she was able to adapt her natural talent to help her craft her own musicality and artistry. Gerle also has many career accomplishments already under her belt, with previous singles reaching as high as #53 on the Billboard Charts, and music being featured on shows like Jersey Shore and Married to Medicine as well as being a guest on RuPaul’s Drag Race. All this on top of working with Grammy Award winning producer ToneDef proves that Gerle is soaring her way to the top and will easily become a common name.
When ALEX FREW first put pen to paper and notes to the melody for ‘Antisocial Love Song’, he couldn’t have expected the meaning that it would take on as the events of 2020 unfolded.
Pivoting between wanting to be alone yet wanting to be in love, ‘Antisocial Love Song’ depicts where Alex Frew is now and transparency with how he is feeling, partly inspired by the quarantine and the breakout of emotions after being cooped up for so long.
“This song is very important to me. It took on a new meaning after this global pandemic occurred. It wears its pop music qualities on its sleeve, but it touches on the difficulty of being alone and finding connections with others – a feeling which has only been amplified by the world’s current situation.” – Alex Frew
Alex Frew’s breakout release ‘Get Out Alive’ established his arrival, with pop influenced ballads fueled by honest emotions and teenage angst heard passionately on his debut track. His singer- songwriter abilities has steadily welcomed a host of new fans who can’t help but relate to his honest expression of feelings that are all too familiar.
Check out the official video for ‘Antisocial Love Song’ released today on YouTube…
Fueled by late nights in basement studios and frequent runs to the local café for coffee, PYRAMID TROPIC is a study in contrasts. The group’s music is percussive, synth-based dance music. One member is known as the singer/songwriter of a Toronto-based indie pop band while the other is recognized for designing music production software used by programmers working with Bjork, Coldplay and Depeche Mode. The chemistry was instant and the creative rush resulted in a flood of tracks being completed in their respective studios.
The initial reaction to their music was positive with The Wild Honey Pie describing first single, ‘My Destroyer,’ as a “dirty synth pop gem”. Sensing that this was a completely new musical direction for them, the duo has performed mainly in Europe at the legendary electronic club Katine am Berghain in Berlin, the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, the Great Escape Festival in Brighton, the Water Rats Theatre in London and for the Toronto International Film Festival.
Pyramid Tropic’s new single, ‘Last Forever’, carries on the 80s theme, that immediately puts you in the mind of Depeche Mode and perhaps New Order. Introduced by a gritty electronic drive, ‘Last Forever’ leads up to a percussive, synth-based dance piece.
This is ‘pop – goodness’ right here…check out ‘Last Forever’ below. Be sure to look out for a series of singles, EPs and remixes from these guys throughout this year.
Inspired by Wong Kar-Wai’s romantic film, ‘Mood For Love’, FIFI RONG’s self-produced single, ‘Love Is A Lonely Thing’ is a three-part production which takes on a different dimension to Valentine’s Day (watch the videos here). Narrated by the Chinese-British singer/songwriter’s delicate and well-poised vocal performance, ‘Love Is A Lonely Thing’ tells a story of an unrequited love story.
With distinctive blends of popular Western music (Avant-garde pop and hazy electronica) and Chinese influences, the first release of the year gives a taste of her upcoming album, slated for release later in the year.
2019 was a great year for Fifi as she became the fifth artist to be signed globally by W Records– a new music initiative from the iconic W Hotels – and recorded singles, ‘Farewell to Cambridge’ and ‘Way Out’, debuted at W Xi’an and W Shanghai (The Bund) as a part of her most successful China tour to date.
This year will see the bilingual songstress working on more interesting and quirky material for her forthcoming album. After working with the likes of Tricky, Phaeleh, Yello and Skepta, Fifi also set her sights on collaborating with more big names as well as planning a tour in the UK and China (dates to be announced on her website.)
Gaining firm support from the likes of The Clash, Fader Magazine, Pigeon and Planes, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music, Fifi’s intricately intimate setting of ‘Love Is A Lonely Thing’ could do no harm but push her further into the limelight…