Need some new tunes for your playlist this week? We've got you covered.
Sabrina Claudio began investing in her passion for music by making covers of songs through platforms such as Twitter and Youtube before releasing her original music on SoundCloud. The twenty-one year old Miami native captivates listeners with her sensual voice and R&B sounds. Her debut EP Confidently Lost doesn’t fail in producing an alluring ambience for the audience with support by its smooth and slow-dance-worthy instrumentals. Claudio is currently on tour with artist 6LACK. You can look forward to her appearance with the track “Cross Your Mind” on the upcoming soundtrack for Fifty Shades Freed.
At the young age of eighteen, Rich Brian (previously known as Rich Chigga) has already paved a way for himself into the hip-hop scene. Born as Brian Imanuel, the Indonesian rapper taught himself English through his affinity towards rap music and social media platforms, such as Youtube. His debut single “Dat $tick” in 2016 garnered the attention of an international audience, raking in more than 85 million views on the music video posted on Youtube. Following the track’s success, Imanuel moved to LA and collaborated with artists such as XXXTentacion and 21 Savage in addition to touring the US by the end of 2017. Imanuel released his debut album titled Amen earlier this month, a self-produced collection of fourteen songs that call upon the integration of life-inspired lyrics and trap beats.
Originally known as Cherri Bomb circa 2008, the once all-female band became Hey Violet in 2015 after changes to its members and musical style. With music reminiscent of Paramore's, the group reemerged with new sounds and their first EP titled I Can Feel It. Not only do their songs incite the nostalgia of your angsty preteen years, their lyrics, on the other hand, follow a more mature direction. Their following material, the EP Brand New Moves and album From the Outside stay true to their pop rock style with the help of Rena Lovelis’ lead vocals. Hey Violet produces upbeat tunes you can totally jam out to in your room.
By Tiffany Huang