Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
Ariela Jacobs - Missing You
Australian singer-songwriter Ariela Jacobs kicks off 2019 with the transcendent Missing You. The luscious indie pop soundscape is perfectly complemented by her honeyed vocals which spin a soothing narrative on reconnecting with herself, told through the intrinsic nature of a love song - essential listening.
SVEA - Die For You
Having spent much of 2018 refining her sound into a perfectly calculated self-expression, SVEA embarks on a journey to the peak of R&B/pop stardom in 2019 with debut EP This Is. Lead single Die For You introduces you to the 7-track project with luxuriously dark finesse, setting the tone for this emphatic project.
Patrick Martin - Cinema Love
Recently signing to B-Unique, LA-based singer-songwriter Patrick Martin approaches his songwriting with a timeless sensibility, inspired by the likes of Jeff Buckley, Queen and Fleetwood Mac. On Cinema Love, with stellar songwriting combined a stadium-sized contemporary production that oozes with a distinct swagger, it's clear that Patrick is well on his way to greatness.
The Swoons & Transviolet - Lost Frequency
Fusing modern iterations of pop, indie, electronic and R&B, The Swoons and Transviolet create a perfect synergy on Lost Frequency. Addressing the relatable sensation of disconnecting with a lover or a friend, layers of their vocals wash over you, immersing you into the narrative as the powerhouse production slowly evolves underneath.
Focus Fire X Similar Outskirts - Dimensions
Bass-heavy dance music may no longer be in the public eye as part of popular culture, but retains the title of EDM’s most passionate subcultures. Keeping the flame ever-burning are Focus Fire and Similar Outskirts on their collaboration Dimensions. Bursting with energy, their sounds combine for a colourful mix of future bass, dubstep, hard dance, trap, and house.