I am kicking off September with the first entry to my latest column, SheBOPS Hub! It will be a collection of recently released bops which deserve to get their shine on, no rhinestones.
Moira Mack – I Worry I Worry
Damn. What a debut “I Worry I Worry” is. Moira’s vocals are so fabulous, and I really obsessed over the vibrato in particular. If Ms Moira Mack keeps dropping dreamy, hazy neo-soul bops like this, she will certainly be going far.
Rashelle – Hundred
Chilled island vibes and Rashelle’s husky vocals make this a perfect bop for Autumn.
Cheap Perfume – It’s Okay (To Punch Nazis)
This song is honestly so crazy and there’s quite a lot going on, but the message that Cheap Perfume are transmitting with “It’s Okay (To Punch Nazis)” is really powerful and so needed.
Georgia Meek – Anti Social
“Anti Social” is the first sample of Georgia’s self-produced debut EP, and has a killer chorus which you’ll hopefully be hearing a lot more of soon.
Le Boeuf – Red Lights (feat. Natali Noor)
The newest bop from this hotshot Danish producer combines wildly catchy melodies with Natali’s made-for-radio vocals. Definite hit potential here!
KAEYRA – Fountains of Gold
It’s genuinely hard to believe that “Fountains of Gold” is the self-written work of a 16 year old. Phenomenal! The power in and control KAEYRA has of her vocals is majorly impressive. Love this!
Kloë Shinn – Cosmic
Labelled “pop that feeds the soul,” Kloë’s vocals really elevate the moody, guitar-driven production of this spacey bop. Watch out for that euphoric outro!
Silk Cinema – Say You’ll Love Me
Stunningly soulful vocal performance which is definitely deserving of the name ‘silk’. The gorgeous synths in particular make this a strong release from the London based duo.
Donatachi feat. Kady Rain – Take Me
The glistening keys and bubble synths literally sound like sugar and candy in musical form, but the UK House styled bass give “Take Me” a slightly dark edge.
Rembrandt – Go Back Home
The tropical sound mixed with the deep vocals creates a really pretty yet poignant atmosphere. “Go Back Home” sounds like a great comedown record and would probably make me cry if I was drunk in the club.
Nakury – Fuego Sagrado
“Fuego Sagrado” has a tight beat and even tighter bars from this up and coming Costa Rican female MC.
Liyv – Weeknight
That fluttering, pitchy vocal sample after the super bright chorus is so addictive and engineered to stay lodged in your mind for hours afterwards. Fantastic.
Micky Blue – Good Love
Incredible chorus! The electric guitar in particular makes it sound so huge and luminous.
CXLOE – Tough Love
Damn that chorus really goes off! Obsessed with the dropping of those massive synth chords on top of a sophisticated booty-bounce beat. CXLOE you did that girl!
Gallo – Put Him in the Dirt
Gallo emits so much sass and attitude in “Put Him in the Dirt,” elevated by menacing fierceness of those horns in the chorus.
Alba – Diamonds & Cash
The harps of this second single from the Helsinki-based chanteuse sound just as luxurious as the lyrics (“You think I’m just a greedy bitch! / I take your money then I leave for greener pastures”). The new “Material Girl” perhaps?
Ari B – Dance into the Party
While the smooth 90s grooves are pleasant, Ari B killing the choreo in her Wayne Isham-directed visuals for “Dance into the Party” is the main attraction here.
Yoji – Shine
Like a ray of sunshine, “Shine” is all about emitting positive vibes and positive energy from this British-born soul singer.
Beema Monroe – Switch It Up
I feel like “Switch It Up” could go viral on both black and stan Twitter. It’s a fun song from this Florida-based rapper which essentially celebrates individuality, so what’s not to love?
7even2wice – Notification (feat. Mr Midas)
“Notification” combines “a fun pop melody with a dancehall-urban beat” to explore the theme of love in the digital age. A certified club anthem!
Stay perched for SheBOPS Hub #2!