It’s all about striking a balance. Walking the line. Coloring just outside the lines. Creating beyond the confines, such that starkness and familiarity each give way to that poignant, addictive danger: unknown territory.
The ability to reinvent yourself takes talent, without a doubt, both because it requires enough skill to remake your persona and enough courage to let go of who you were before. Lightyear, the brand new electro-pop baby of Lauren Zettler, is the product of such talent in action. Lightyear combines stark, popping electronics, warm, bouncing basslines and Zettler’s own airy vocals, to create a sound that’s both human and intangible—filled with space and feeling.
Today I would like to introduce you to another amazing artist that I’ve had the occasion to dicscover during my trip in London this summer. This artist is Stephanie O’Brien.
Maybe her name doesn’t seem familiar to you yet, but if you live around London, you may have seen her in the London close harmony trio The Puppini Sisters a while ago or live during her tour with Kal Lavelle and Fiona Bevan this summer.
Mesmerising, mysterious and carrying a bold femininity in her style and sound - Stephanie O is a singer-songwriter and musician from London.
Known to fans as Stephanie O or by her full name Stephanie O’Brien - she came to the music scene in her teens as founding member of Universal signed pop-harmony band The Puppini Sisters; before leaving several years later with a drive to strike out on her own.
Singer/songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma now based in Nashville, Tennessee. Influences from Greg Laswell, Andrew Belle, Coldplay, Death Cab For Cutie, Damien Rice and Bright Eyes.
I grew up in Roberta, Georgia (pop. 808)...
I'd have to say my biggest influence is my dad. He played guitar and sang for me ever since I was a baby. His music was the only thing I ever listened to as a kid.
And...Whoever bought me that Mariah Carey tape "Emotions" did me a huge favor...
ELLI SCHOEN is one of the most unique new voices in the current Australian Music landscape.
September Call-Up's music is thoughtful, creative and genuine. While primarily the vehicle of singer-songwriter Christian Bitto, September Call-Up really began to take shape with the collaboration between Bitto and recording engineer/multi-instrumentalist Jesse Gimbel while working on Bitto's debut, "The September Call-Up EP" in 2012. With Gimbel joining on as a part of Bitto's band in promotion of the EP, the September Call-Up moniker was adopted.
Mieka Pauley possesses a voice that flows like good whiskey and a frankness that makes Alanis Morissette look shy. She conjures up a sonic immediacy with the same masterful command as Ani DiFranco with driving, yearning melodies that stand alongside the work of Michelle Shocked, Neko Case and Emmylou Harris.