Features | February 2023 (3)

Eva Westphal

Eva Westphal
Photo credit: Jane Mok

NYC-based singer and composer Eva Westphal fuses elements of pop, indie pop, and modern pop in her music. Her shift towards pop music has led to concerts in illustrious venues such as PIANOS, Mercury Lounge, and The Bowery Electric, despite the fact that she received her training in classical music. Taylor Swift during the “Folklore” era, Stevie Nicks, and Brandi Carlile are some of the artists who have influenced her.

Her most recent single, titled “Understood,” was made available for streaming on February 16th. The lyrics of the song discuss the experience of being a lesbian and feeling alienated in certain settings. She wanted to compose a song about her life before and after she met other LGBTQ+ people who shared her experiences because she grew up in a community where there were very few people who identified as queer or who were LGBTQ+.

I like Eva’s soft voice; it reminds me of dodie. The song does a great job of broaching the sensitive topic of the challenging times that come with finding your people. I would appreciate it if you could comment below and let me know what you think by clicking the “like” button and providing your feedback.

Fans of Dodie and other musicians should check out Eva Westphal. If you appreciate what you are hearing, we would appreciate it if you would follow the links that are provided below and give them a like.

Clare Easdown

Alternative pop and euphoric art-pop love songs created by Clare Easdown and Simon Pipe, who is based in Australia and Barbados. Clare is the one responsible for providing the vocals, while Simon Pipe is the one who plays the keys, guitar, drums, and also mixes and masters the music.

Their debut single, titled “Burned Into My Past,” was made available for streaming on February 1st. The single is a moving piece of poetry that alludes to the pain of losing someone you care about. When you know deep down that they aren’t good for you, you write their names in stone, etch them into your memory, and then shut the door. This song addresses topics such as love, heartbreak, and, most importantly, letting go.

The first thing that jumps out at me about this new release is the captivating and aesthetically pleasing music video that comes packaged with the song. I had a great time watching the music video, and I hope the two of them decide to make more. The actual music is soothing, and it fits in perfectly with the visuals. I think it would be beneficial for the group to broaden their musical palette and produce more music that is both upbeat and dark at the same time. I am very interested in knowing what you think, so if you would please like this post and comment below with your thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it.

Fans of ODESZA and Purity Ring, in addition to other musicians, should listen to this song. If you enjoy what you hear, then please click the “like” button and check out the links that are provided below.

Natalie Shay

Located in North London, Natalie Shay is a musician who has received a great deal of critical acclaim as well as a number of different awards for her electrifying live performances and her vibrant, contagious anthems. She writes lyrics that are easily relatable, touching on topics such as love, self-discovery, and the day-to-day experiences of someone in their twenties.

Her most recent single, titled “The Edge,” was made available for streaming on February 1st. This song is about the painful end of Shay’s friendship with her best friend, which resulted in the friendship completely falling apart. She claims that the song is one of her favorites, and she hopes that by releasing it, she will also find some sense of resolution.

The production of this song is fantastic, and it has a great hook. Natalie possesses a remarkable talent for writing pop music that is catchy. I also really like the music video, and I think it would be fun to talk to Natalie about this new release… Your feedback is very important to me, so if you enjoyed this song and have some thoughts to share, please leave a comment and a like below.

In addition to other artists working in the music industry, I would compare Natalie’s sound to that of the musician listed below. If you enjoy what you hear, don’t forget to click the like button and check out the links down below!

Dottie Andersson

Dottie Andersson
Photo credit: Nic Schoppet

Songwriter Dottie Andersson hails from the region of Smaland in Sweden. Dottie was born into a musical family and studied drums throughout her childhood. She and her three younger sisters were members of the band Ason, which performed at a variety of festivals and opened for artists such as Milow and Matt Simons. She has developed her own style, and artists like Bon Iver and Phoebe Bridgers serving as inspiration.

Dottie Andersson’s newest single, titled “Heavy Objects,” was made available for streaming on February 3rd. The lyrics of the song are about overcoming the thoughts, feelings, and circumstances that hold you back. It gives off an air of wistful melancholy, charming cheekiness, and just a touch of obstinacy, all of which are held together by her razor-sharp attitude.

A person with a lot of energy would appreciate the smooth music that Dottie can make. I really wish that her music and videos showcased a little more energy though. The new release is really fantastic, and I would be very interested to know what you think of it. We would appreciate it if you could like this post and leave a comment below with your feedback.

Dottie is comparable to artists in the same genres as Sylvan Esso, Smalltalks, and other indie rock and pop musicians in my opinion. If you enjoy what you hear, then please click the “like” button and check out the links that are provided below.


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