Outside of hip-hop, 2015 has been a bit of a lackluster year in terms of major releases. But we havenâ€™t just been sitting here twiddling our thumbs thanks to a surplus of hungry pop newcomers like ASHA, Izzy Bizu and Dua Lipa
These past few weeks have been particularly loaded with killer tracks from emerging talents.
So weâ€™ve rounded up six songs from up-and-coming artists thatÂ are stealing our attention away as we wait for blockbusters.
2014 was a great year for pop music, with artists as diverse as La Roux, Hannah Diamond, Banks, and Sia allÂ making music that was accessible but still interesting and unique. With the mainstream becoming more open and accepting of non-traditional pop stars, and genres blending and informing each other like never before, we’re already excited for what’sÂ going to happen this year.Â Here are The next big pop sensationÂ to look out for in 2015.
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The tyranny of the reboot is plaguingÂ TV and movies, as the nostalgia craved by internet dwellers is easily turned into bankable franchising opportunities by corporations. And music isnâ€™t immune to the rebooting phenomenon, facingÂ a similar problem with dinosaurs that refuse to go extinct.
No longer does an artist just retire or stick to the legacyÂ touring circuit. No,Â there are reunions, hologram tours, comeback albums, second comeback albums,Â Vegas residencies, biopics. There are loads of profits to be madeÂ fromÂ built-in, loyal stanbases, so weâ€™re getting to the point where immobile rockers are propped onstage when they should be sitting on actual rockers on some country patio, whereÂ fallen divas with vocal chords as creaky as their kneesÂ try to scale the popÂ mountain once more only toÂ trigger an avalanche. It is dire out there.
- Indie Pop Band Sheppard Meets Semi-Formal
- Indie Techno-Pop Artist Kelly Lee Owens
- Leighton Meester Goes From Television to Indie Pop Music
ASHA â€”Â â€œChaptersâ€
Thereâ€™s a little bit of Jessie Ware in ASHAâ€™s sultry pop&B, but thereâ€™s more London grit in her voice, more edge (as is apparent from her piercings and half-buzzed hair).
Izzy Bizu â€”Â â€œGive Me Loveâ€
In this era of hyper-stylized electronic productions and murky soundscapes,Â London newcomer Izzy Bizu is a bright anomaly.
Dua Lipa â€”Â â€œNew Loveâ€
Mainstream pop music is becoming more and moreÂ about the producers, but songs like â€œNew Loveâ€Â demonstrate what happens when you get a special voice on the mic.
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