For this week’s roundup, we have explored a number of underground artists who need your attention. Spanning a range of genres from brooding dark pop to gritty folk rock and bluesy future R&B, listen to our latest ‘Ones to watch’ below.
Jeremy Zucker – ‘Talk Is Overrated‘ (feat. blackbear)
‘Talk Is Overrated‘, featuring blackbear, is a fantastical melancholy pledge from Zucker, an artist whose been quietly carving out his niche sound in his bedroom.
The NY-natives new track sees a stunning blend of electronic percussion and dreamy guitar riffs. With definite influences from trap, hip-hop and blues, Jeremy Zucker has crafted a modern masterpiece which pushes the boundaries of an array of genres.
In the words of Zucker, “Talk Is Overrated“, so just get listening.
Steakhouse – ‘National‘
Four-piece folk-rock group, Steakhouse, have shared their Western style visuals for ‘National‘, which mirrors the song’s gritty attitude perfectly. The San Francisco band’s new offering no doubt sounds like a past classic but doesn’t fail to retain a contemporary feel.
Keeping their overdriven new cut simple, ‘National‘ chugs along like an old American steam train before it climaxes into a well-rounded payoff.
Steakhouse will leave you feeling full and satisfied, but you won’t lose your appetite for more.
Jordy Shulman – ‘Shadow‘
‘Shadow‘ sees Chicago’s Jordy Shulman embrace his dark side. Bleeding painful emotion using his haunting vocals he then claws back hope with euphoric, shimmering chords.
Punchy kicks and sharp snares cut through the waves of liquid synth-work enabling the singers illuminating harmonies to soar far above. Originally written about a boy, ‘Shadow’, eventually turned into a more personal affair, addressing the artist’s battle with anxiety.
Just like a shadow, Shulman’s latest single will undoubtedly stick with you long after the final note rings out.