Joe and The Anchor Releases New Single ‘California’

Joe and The Anchor, an indie-pop band, has returned with the beautiful track ‘California,’ which will transport you to the 1990s. Warm guitars, lively percussion, and sincere vocals unite in the new single to depict the sad knowledge that nothing lasts forever. Listen to the song here. Joe and The Anchor decided to process the events via music after a challenging few months in which … Continue reading Joe and The Anchor Releases New Single ‘California’

‘Kinain ng Social Media’ by Mani Kontador is Musically-Nostalgic and Socially-Relevant

Mani Kontador ‘Kinain ng Social Media’ EP Review As a millennial, I find it delightful when a new artist reminds me of my generation. From grade school until mid-college, I was very much into punk rock and all the other genres it encapsulates (emo punk, post-hardcore, etc.). Mani Kontador offers a punk rock repertoire that reminds me of OPM alternative acts, so they’re a great … Continue reading ‘Kinain ng Social Media’ by Mani Kontador is Musically-Nostalgic and Socially-Relevant

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Mezzaluna Launches ‘IN SITU’ Music Video

Beautiful visuals and ethereal sound fuse together for Indonesian singer-songwriter Mezzaluna and her debut single ‘In Situ’ and its music video. The 20-year-old musician was the first Indonesian to be signed to Sony Music’s OFFMUTE label, which is dedicated to promoting and collaborating with local and upcoming artists in Southeast Asia in order to reach new audiences.’ The OFFMUTE label has opened a lot of … Continue reading Mezzaluna Launches ‘IN SITU’ Music Video

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‘Sober Now’ by Saint Rien is an Ethereal Anthem That Brings Tingle to Your Spine

Saint Rien is an Australian-born multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer residing in Nashville, has released a new tune called “Sober Now.” LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE: LINK The Magnetic ‘Sober Now’ After releasing his contemporary track ‘Medusa,’ Saint Rien surprises us with an ethereal and melancholic track. An eclectic mix of Saint Rien’s diverse musical influences, ‘Sober Now’ takes listeners on a funereal trip. The track … Continue reading ‘Sober Now’ by Saint Rien is an Ethereal Anthem That Brings Tingle to Your Spine

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Introducing Fitz Shioda and his Poignant Music

One of my favorite artists on The Pop Blog’s radar is Japanese-Filipino solo artist Fitz Shioda. I’ve heard of him for more than a year now, after being in the same online course as him. I followed and engaged with some of his social media posts, but it wasn’t until this year that I realized how a marvelous musician he is (my bad, I should’ve … Continue reading Introducing Fitz Shioda and his Poignant Music

Pau Lina’s ‘Spiral’ is Haunting and Relevant in these Times

Pau Lina’s ‘Spiral’ – With a future uncertain, Spiral is an ode to the lost, detached, and afraid. Pau Lina makes her debut with her eerie track Spiral. She takes listeners on a trip to achieve peace of mind within 1️⃣-based producer Josh Frigo, Pau Lina creates a wonderful listening experience by fusing modern beats, ambient sounds, and symphonic components. The pandemic-induced lockdowns gave birth … Continue reading Pau Lina’s ‘Spiral’ is Haunting and Relevant in these Times

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Listen to Luis Rabat Before the World Does

I have never been more excited about Mindanao’s music than after discovering Luis Rabat. While only releasing three songs to this date, he has been one of the few artists whom I believe have great potential to make it to the top. His songs are easy-listening, danceable, relatable, contemporary while maintaining to be on the range of at least three generations (Gen X, Millennials, and … Continue reading Listen to Luis Rabat Before the World Does

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Luis Rabat, an Undiscovered Gem in Indie Pop

I discovered Luis Rabat through one of my musician friends, but the world has yet to know and listen to his spellbinding tracks that are worthy of worldwide recognition. Technology has made it possible for a lot of artists to create their music for a little fraction of what they’re earning. The emergence of DAW Recording Software like Ableton Live and Propellerhead Reason also paved … Continue reading Luis Rabat, an Undiscovered Gem in Indie Pop

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Y ARA, the Indie-Pop Band to Watch Out For in 2020

Happy New Year, everyone! As a new year’s gift, I have something for the music junkies out there. Introducing Y ARA, just in case you haven’t heard of this duo. Composed of real-life couple Jhay and Gillian, Y ARA is an indie-pop band hailing from Davao City, Philippines. They are already enjoying 6-figure monthly streams on Spotify from all over the Philippines and around the … Continue reading Y ARA, the Indie-Pop Band to Watch Out For in 2020

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Unique ‘Grandma’ Album Review: A Quintessence of an Old Soul

The lost boy, the musical genius, the hypothalamus, the too-old-for-his-age millennial/baby Z, the Paquito look-alike–these are only some words that people associate the former IV of Spades frontman with. Many fans still wish that he would be the Prodigal Son of IVOS. Now, he’s all over the internet, with countless memes made to ridicule or flatter him. Even before IV of Spades’ full album comes … Continue reading Unique ‘Grandma’ Album Review: A Quintessence of an Old Soul