Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.

Halima – ‘Break’

After spending much of her childhood between London and Lagos before moving to New York, fast-rising artist Halima is now looking to bring that international influence to her latest groove ‘Break’. Channelling a rich and subtle soul aesthetic throughout, her newest release looks to sweep us off our feet with its broad and dynamic direction.

Plaid Brixx – ‘Addicted’

Having already amassed a huge following thanks to a flurry of impressive singles and EPs over the last few years, US artist Plaid Brixx is now looking to continue his upward ascent on this bouncing new effort ‘Addicted’. Bringing a mix of vibrant pop-rock influences and his own captivating persona, his newest gem is the refreshing anthem we are all in need of right now.

Dolly Ave – ‘Occupied’

Following on from the soaring success of her debut single ‘Birds’ two years ago, LA-based Dolly Ave is now gearing up to release her long-awaited debut EP with the woozy new single ‘Occupied’. Teaming up with the ever-impressive Tim Atlas for the track, the pair blend a heady mix of psych-pop and bedroom-pop aesthetics to create a wonderfully light and airy groove.

Oriel – ‘Home’

After captivating us with a rich array of shimmering singles over the last year, electro-soul siren Oriel is back to kick off her 2021 with the wonderfully warming ‘Home’. Bringing in more of that rich and textured direction she is known for, this new release leaves us in an almost dreamlike state with its soaring atmosphere.

ETHOS XCIX – ‘Leave Me’

While the last year has meant the producer hasn’t been able to DJ out and about, ETHOS XCIX has managed to keep himself busy in the studio with this pounding new offering ‘Leave Me’. Taking influence from the sounds of dubstep, pop-punk, and EDM, this new release will have you begging to head out on a dancefloor once again.