Uprising Star Nápoles Shares Brand New Single,’Circulate’

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Coming on the back of the success of her debut single ‘Slowzy’, which has been garnering support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, Rinse FM, Spotify, DSTNGR, Kingsize Magazine, and PUMA, fast-rising Swedish songstress and creative NÁPOLES circles back for the release of her brand new single,  ‘Circulate’, the second offering from her forthcoming debut EP ‘Slowin It’, slated for release later this summer.

Produced by fellow Swedish creatives Chapee and Wihib Sulaiman, and co-written by herself and Joe Lefty, ‘Circulate’ sees Nápoles making full use of her intoxicatingly enchanting vocals which weaves throughout a captivating fusion of soul jazz, R&B and hip-hop.

Alongside her blossoming music career, Nápoles is also one-third of the popular Swedish-based DJ and creative collective Ladieslovehiphop, with whom she has opened for Beyonce and Jay-Z on their ‘On The Run II’ European tour, collaborated with adidas and PUMA, toured with Sweden’s biggest female rapper Silvana Imam, and collaborated with Red Bull Music to host the Ladieslovehiphop Music Festival, among other accomplishments.

This is too good to pass up…have a listen to ‘Circulate’ below…

Janos Shares Self-Empowerment Single, ‘Sicky/Sticky’.

JANOS starts 2020 with brand new single, ‘Sicky/Sticky’ which incorporates elements of the Swedish born/London based artist’s new found love for jazz and soul.

His latest infectious effort has been a huge crowd pleaser at live performances for its uplifting feel good vibe, is the first track to be recorded with a horn section. The big, bold brass sound, along with soulful vocals and funky guitars riffs, creates the ultimate groove-fuelled track.

‘Sicky/Sticky’ – which strongly installs his message of strength and self-empowerment – narrates trying to hide from your worries with drugs and alcohol, while still hoping it’s not too late to reach your dreams.

Have a listen to ‘Sicky/Sticky’ below…

Molly Hammar Releases Captivating New Single, ‘Shortcuts (I Can’t Wait)’

Swedish chart-topping R&B sensation, MOLLY HAMMAR is back again with her new single, ‘Shortcuts (I Can’t Wait), released via Cosmos Music.

Molly’s latest offering opens with the soft trickle of piano keys and laid-back R&B melodies, while Stockholm-born songstress’ smoky vocal captivates with unwavering honesty about the ongoing struggle of chasing her dreams. Molly’s powerhouse vocal gradually builds to give an air of someone who has truly found herself.

“I’m so tired of not being a superstar” Molly quips with a twinkle in her eye. “I said that to my songwriters, and that’s how ‘Shortcuts’ was born. “Shortcuts” is about all the shortcuts you can take towards fulfilling your dreams and the struggle I think everyone faces when you have big dreams and want to achieve them. All the pressure that comes with it, the frustration, the longing. I’ve learned that taking the long road always pays off in the end, if you want something that’s gonna last. Both career wise and in life. It’s a frustration anthem in the most beautiful way.”

Co-written with Professor P (Avicii, Daniel Adams-Ray) and produced by PARO (Dua Lipa, Alicia Keys, Paloma Faith), ‘Shortcuts (I Can’t)’ follows huge singles ‘No Place Like Me’ featuring Big Narstie, ‘WORDS’ and her summer hit ‘Show Me’ with Kim Cesarion, which have collectively garnered widespread media support across the UK and globally from the likes of BBC Radio 2, BBC 1Xtra, Channel 4, The Line of Best Fit, Complex, NYLON and Idolator.

‘Shortcuts (I Can’t Wait)’ will form part of Molly’s second EP, slated for release next year.

Get the first taste of the EP below…

New Track: Words – Molly Hammar

Swedish chart-topping RnB sensation MOLLY HAMMAR reveals ‘Words’, the second single from her forthcoming EP.

The addictive, dancefloor-friendly ‘Words’ was written with Molly’s childhood friend Benjamin Ingrosso and produced by Hampus Lindvall (Icona Pop/Zara Larsson). The infectious upbeat pop song simply encourages us to talk openly to each other.

A spirit of adventure, independence and self-discovery shines through Molly’s new music as her captivating vocal directly expresses her opinions and emotions. Previous single ‘No Place Like Me’ featuring grime legend Big Narstie continues to climb the UK Spotify viral chart, garnered widespread media support across the UK from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, Radio 2, Channel 4, The Line of Best Fit and Complex to name but a few.

MOLLY HAMMAR is set to continue winning over UK audiences throughout 2019 with her stunning voice and big personality. Spending her time traveling between London, Stockholm and LA, writing new songs both for herself and other artists. She’s co-written and guested on songs with Sick Individuals and SONDR among others.

The next few months will see the release of another single and a second EP that finds Molly baring her soul on the dynamic within relationships, her own identity and lost nights out in London.

Check out the video for ‘Words’ below:

Album Review: Entwined – Elias

From the moment you hit the play button on ELIAS‘ debut album ‘Entwined’, you’ll get immediately drawn to the Swedish singer’s robustly soulful vocals with the prominently airy and almost electronic soundscapes serving as a perfect backdrop.

The collection was further enhanced, with the backing of soulful gospel choirs, through, ‘Hope’ which provides an almost three-dimensional feel to the song. ‘Tearing Down the Walls’ briefly interrupts the soothing tone of the album and offers up a late eighties/early nineties-inspired  techno/electronica combo which is slightly reminiscent of Naughty Boy’s hit ‘Runnin (Lose It All)’.

A stunning piano-led piece concludes the album with ‘The Entwined’, showcasing compelling harmonies that weaves elegantly through the keys and – if you’re not made of stone – touches your soul and melts the heart.

ELIAS’ first offering puts him in very good standing as the one-to-watch in the alternative pop music scene – not just in his native Sweden – but across the globe.

Look forward to his future stuff…have a listen to his body of work below:

Must Listens: Focus, Hope, No Deeper We Can Fall, Gold, The Entwined