Need some new artists to add to your music rotation? Writer Tiffany Huang has got you covered.
You probably recognize the name from their hit track, “Capsize” featuring Emily Warren. Otherwise, FRENSHIP only has one EP, Truce, and a few singles under their belt. Formed in Los Angeles, this duo specializes in experimenting with electronic sounds and playful beats. FRENSHIP consists of James Sunderland and Brett Hite, who first met each other through their jobs at their local Lululemon. Since becoming friends, they have worked with each other’s musical styles to produce the color of FRENSHIP’s music. In previous interviews, Sunderland and Hite have mentioned a clash in each other’s musical styles. Despite that initially being the case, the two are able to work together to fill each other’s missing parts. They recently released a new single titled “LOVE Somebody” earlier this year. Like “Capsize”, this new single utilizes the deep and rich vocals of the two and pairs it up with a buoyant instrumental. It’s another catchy track that definitely makes the pair artists to take note of.
Hailing from England, Calum Scott has pursued his passion for music for several years. His most notable experience, however, was when he was a contestant on the ninth season of Britain’s Got Talent. His rendition of Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own” garnered him public attention and led him directly to the semi-finals. After the show, he officially released his version “Dancing on My Own”, which became a hit. Scott’s powerful yet emotional vocals can be heard in other tracks such as “Rhythm Inside”, which takes advantage of an electric beat, and “You Are the Reason”, a soulful track. Scott released his first studio album on March 9th this year, titled Only Human.
The British-Jamaican rapper and singer Stephanie Allen, best known as Stefflon Don, has made waves not only in the UK’s music industry but also in the US. Stefflon Don has collaborated with others such as Jeremih on his track “London”, lending sensual vocals to its addictive hook. In addition to Jeremih, Don also wrote a verse for Demi Lovato’s “Instruction” and exuded a confident performance in the song. Possessing a strong musical presence as a featured artist, Stefflon Don also made sure to show her assertiveness through her own songs such as the ones in her EP, Hurtin’ Me. The title track features French Montana as Don’s vocals sings about reminiscent feelings for an ex. As a rapper, Stefflon Don is intense and fierce. As a singer, she’s strong and steady. These two talents work together to make her an act to remember.
By Rachel Simon