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Michelle Ullestad is a 27-year-old Norwegian singer and songwriter who writes and sings in Norwegian.
Those are the basic details. We can also say that Michelle Ullestad is an unselfconsciously brilliant singer and songwriter, live performer and ball of energy. She has moved from writing dark, introspective acoustic songs to bright, addictive pop songs with dark self-analysis at their heart. The big things, but also the small day to day irritations, as well as being a young woman coping with ADHD, trauma and being a (single) mother in 2021.
K.Flay releases new EP ‘Outside Voices’
Today, alt-rocker K.Flay (the stage name of Kristine Flaherty) releases her new EP Outside Voices – the second half of her 2021 two-part EP release exploring the endless complexities of her inner world.
With the help of longtime collaborator friend Tommy English, Sir Sly’s Jason Suwito (MisterWives, Fitz and the Tantrums), and Fast Friends (a trio whose credits include X Ambassadors and Saint Motel), K.Flay created a brilliant body of work that showcases why she is a trailblazer in the alt-pop genre.
Today, KAYTRANADA releases his new EP INTIMIDATED, out now via RCA Records. The 3-track project features guest appearances from H.E.R. on “Intimidated,” Thundercat on “Be Careful” and fellow Haitian artist Mach-Hommy who appears on “$payforhaiti” rapping in Creole. INTIMIDATED marks the second release from the prolific artist and producer this year, following his single “Caution” released in February.
With an addictive 70’s pop nostalgia, ‘Gimme Love’ weaves seductive basslines with warming synths, finessed with the smooth vocals of Kristoffer Juul as the final superb touch. A sleek, modern disco track, ‘Gimme Love’ explores the euphoric highs of meeting someone new and the thrills of those dreamy relationship early days.
Wonders of our Universe // Imaginative New Album
Ebony Buckle is a London-based singer/songwriter, originally from her tropical seaside home of Townsville, Australia. Writing and performing with her husband, musician Nick Burns, who also produces her music, Buckle uses captivating stories to hold a mirror up to herself and the world. Reflected in these songs is our humanity – our wants and needs, our struggles to fit in or break out. Throughout all of this is the hope that we can connect, that we can see the magnificent beauty of our universe and that we can grow and learn and evolve without fear.
FICKLE FRIENDS SHARE THE NEW SINGLE ‘YEAH YEAH YEAH’- WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Fickle Friends have consistently continued to fuel expectation for the January 14th release of their second album ‘Are We Gonna Be Alright?’ with a bold and accomplished run of recent tracks. Those songs have already picked up international attention from the UK to Japan, as well as over 8 million streams plus key airplay at Radio 1 and 6 Music – suggesting that the new record could follow their 2018 debut album into the Top 10.
Quadruple threat Adzmilli unveils latest anthem
A strong return from his debut single ‘By Myself’, ‘Bag-A-Lot’ showcases Adzmilli’s sharp lyrical prowess – firing rap flows over trap laden instrumentals. Accompanied by a high energy visual, we see Adzmilli and cameos running a bag through the city with an effortless free-flowing vibe that echoes his London roots.
Today sees two of the UK’s most groundbreaking artists FKA twigs and Central Cee release a collaboration titled “Measure of a Man” (via Parlophone/MARV Music) taken from the upcoming 20th Century Studios’ film “The King’s Man”.
Malacoda adds – When we wrote “Damage Control” we just kept trying to make it heavier and heavier each time we revisited the demo. Definitely one of the most aggressive tracks we’ve written, I was working on a lot of death metal at the time and I think it bled into this Malacoda track!
Hungarian extremists NEEDLESS release new song from their upcoming album
After revealing the first single from their upcoming studio album, Hungarian progressive/melodic death metal prodigal sons NEEDLESS don’t waste any time and are now back with their second song from “The Cosmic Cauldron”. “Odium” is a complex structured song, where the epic cosmic saga of the band gets to a post-apocalyptic musical landscape. A sharp-as-knife riff and a brilliant solo complete the track, foreshowing great things from Needless upcoming second full-length.
SWITCHOTR drops official video for hit single ‘Coming For You’ ft. A1 x AJ
Croydon rapper SWITCHOTR has unveiled the official video for his hit single ‘Coming For You’ featuring A1 X AJ, out 19th November.
Shot in the endz, the coming of age-style official video for ‘Coming For You’ illustrates SWITCHOTR’s long road to success – perfectly capturing the infectious, feel-good energy of the track itself.
Pairing Eugy and Kuami’s soaring vocal harmonies with a slick, jazz-inflected Afrobeat production, ‘I Need A Boo’ is an emotion-tinged ballad with romance at its heart. Set for release next month, ‘I Need A Boo’ will feature on the six-track Home Run. The EP will also include recent singles ‘BomBomBom’, featuring dancer and choreographer DANCEGOD LLYOD, and ‘Osu Freestyle’, with Accra hip-hop talent Medikal, as well as a remix of ‘My Touch’ with dancehall favourite Skillibeng.
LADY A JOINS RUSSELL DICKERSON ON A NEW AND REMINAGINED VERSION OF HIS CURRENT SINGLE; RELEASES “HOME SWEET (FEAT. LADY A)” TODAY
Triple Tigers Records’ multi-platinum recording artist Russell Dickerson has tapped award-winning country group, Lady A, to release a brand new version of Dickerson’s hit song “Home Sweet.” Out today, alongside a video component, the reimagined track employs the vocal and musical stylings of Lady A in a collaboration that breathes new life into the fan favorite. The most-added song to country radio at the time of its release, “Home Sweet” exploded onto airwaves as one of the lead singles off Dickerson’s recent sophomore album, Southern Symphony.
‘Suki!’ by J-pop idol group Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu is a hurricane sweeping the world! “Let’s make the word ‘Suki!’ a universal language!”
While the song was first a smash hit in Japan, it recently took the No.1 spot on the TikTok chart in Korea – and now the buzz has spread to Indonesia, where the song hit No.1 on Spotify’s daily Indonesia Viral 50 chart (as of November 17, 2021).
Today’s news arrives on the heels of a wildly successful year for Chris Miles; he released five songs, including his current rapidly growing hit “GET OUT MY BED,” which Zane Lowe premiered in September. He was also able to flex his penmanship by writing three songs on Marvel’s box-office hit soundtrack Shang Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. Chris Miles continues to make a name for himself while expanding on his sound, proving he’s here to stay. Listen to “MISS ME” below and stay tuned for more news to follow.