Some of you might recall Julia Michaels’ husky simmering, sultry alluring voice from Kygo’s album, Cloud Nine, on which she lent her vocals to sparkling lifter Carry Me. What most people likely don’t know is that this gifted Los Angeles musician also lent her songwriting talent to a bevy of smash hits like Justin Bieber’s Sorry, Selena Gomez’s Good For You, Hailee Steinfeld’s Love Myself, Gwen Stefani’s Used To Love You, Britney Spears’ Slumber Party, and far, far more. The hit maker, now signed to Republic, targets her own solo career as she unleashes a pop jewel named Issues. The debut single, produced by Benny Blanco and Stargate, is a slick spacious electronic pop confection in which hints of Kiiara and Terror Jr can be found in its buoyant beats and voluminous spread. The industry is abuzz over a forthcoming Julia Michaels album. The rising starlet was even featured on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list.
Pure gold indeed is this striking debut from Jae Stephens, a new R&B pop artist out of Los Angeles. She’s teamed up with legendary South London producer Jam City (who’s worked with the likes of Kelela and more) on her first single, 24k. Jae, who originally hails from Dallas, moved to LA as a teenager and built herself an impressive tumblr following of over 175K. She’s since turned her attention towards her passion for music as a singer songwriter and a producer, a good choice if there ever was one considering her immaculate voice and the crisp clarion beauty of this sensational debut. Jae Stephens exhibits fire and class, sass and elegance on 24k, which can be purchased from iTunes, here.
ROOKIE WAS A QUIRKY FUN DRIVEN DANCE TRACK WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE HOOK, WHICH WAS ALSO DESCRIBED BY BILLBOARD AS A POP FUNK SINGLE THAT DREW RED VELVET’S UNCONVENTIONAL MUSICALITY TO COMBINE LOWKEY SING-SPEAKING AND SYNTH BEATS BEFORE BLASTING INTO THE SACCHARINE HOOK OF THE CHORUS BUT PEOPLE STILL HATE ON IT FOR BEING WEIRD WHEN EVERYONE KNOWS THAT RED VELVET SONGS ARE MEANT TO BE WEIRD AND ADDICTIVE. THEY WON 9 MUSIC SHOW AWARDS AND PEAKED NUMBER ONE ON THE BILLBOARD AND GAON ALBUM CHARTS BUT I STILL SEE PPL SHITTING ON ROOKIE WHEN IN ALL HONESTLY THEY JUST NEED TO OPEN THEIR EARS AND REALIZE THAT ROOKIE WAS ONE OF RED VELVET’S BEST SINGLES. THE SINGLE AND ALBUM SHOWED RED VELVET’S ABILTY TO PERFECTLY BALANCE THEIR DOUBLE CONCEPTS!!!