New Music To Know
The man behind “Bills” wants to make music that hinges on something more than a great hook. “I want to make music that people feel like they connect with,” he says. “I really want to make music for everybody.”
Swedish singer Seinabo Sey may be just 24 years old, but her music has a level of maturity and introspection not usually offered by songs in rotation on the radio. Where her song ‘Younger’ is right now.
As the year comes to a close, we’d like to honor those 14 artists who we think you’ll be hearing from for many, many years to come, including Sam Smith, Tinashe and Dej Loaf.
He may not be a household name, yet, but he’s already won a GRAMMY for his part in writing Usher’s hit single “Climax.” And it kind of messed him up. Luckily, he found inspiration in his sadness.
A shout out from Drake. A remix with Remy Ma. A spot on a new Detroit-centric Eminem track. Well-earned comparisons to Kendrick Lamar. DeJ Loaf is the hottest new thing in hip-hop. And it only took four months to get there.
Staples’ songs arrest his audience’s imagination like vivid short films. In a world of copies, he’s undeniably an original.
This year, everyone and their mother was singing along to Lorde’s anti-consumerist anthem “Royals,” but the New Zealand teen wasn’t the only new kid on the block who got us excited.
When Drake debuted the song “Too Much” live on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ the performance also served as a showcase for the emerging British alt-R&B artist who played alongside the rapper.
At 25, Streeter won a GRAMMY for her songwriting credits on Chris Brown’s 2011 album, F.A.M.E. But now she’s ready to step into the spotlight with her own music.
Jhene Aiko was almost a teenage pop star, but she even at 16 years old, she realized she wanted to do her own thing.