Fast-rising Swedish producer Finis Mundis has released his self titled street single, ’’Right Now?’’. This is Finis Mundis’ first release after the release of his debut album EVERYTHING AFTER. The aesthetic feel to this track brings you in to a trance of pure relaxation, creating an ambient effect with dreamy vocals, combined with a classic deep house vibe. Right Now has just blown us away !

“I was supposed to take on a remix of Billie Eilish’s ”lovely” when I produced ”Right Now?” last summer, it ended up that I pretty much lost the whole vibe of it. Me and my manager came up last September that this track might be the best way to show the world what my sound it going towards to; a more experimental and dark pop type of sound. ‘Right Now?’ is one of the demos that I felt like ‘ah screw it, let people hear this’, this is my way to try to push my more experimental side. I would describe this track as an echo of a heartbroken person questioning it’s lover ‘what makes you so happy right now?’ in silence. All alone.” – Finis Mundi

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Pop/RnB artist Jonathan Pfarr, better known as JFARR, is following up on his October release ‘Sunlight’. The Ohio-native, now Arizona-based producer and vocalist just dropped a new single called ‘Thinking of Ya’ yesterday.

In the song, he speaks about his first couple of lonely days in his new Arizona apartment. Being near LA, he met a lot of people and got invited to a lot of parties, where some people kept trying to get him to drink and smoke in order to feel better. But…

“No, no drink could fix this”.

It’s a really chill electronic track featuring his signature RnB vocals. Those dreamy vocals are accompanied by minimalistic drums and impressive sound design coupled with a unique synth chorus. The lead melody is played by catchy vocal chops, which are then pitched up an octave later within the track.

Near the end of the piece, he talks about driving his car with the person he wrote the song for. With a touch of melancholy, he imparts that it would be a dream for that to ever happen again.

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Fast-rising artist Ashlyn Willson, better known as Ashe, has recorded a cover of Alice Merton’s “No Roots” for Mom+Pop Music’s 10 year anniversary. The original was released on that same label almost 2 years ago.

While most of the San Diego-based songwriter’s tracks feature electronic indie-pop beats, she chose an acoustic piano for this cover – shifting the focus to her unique voice. I can’t get over the magical vocals in the second pre-chorus. That part gives me goosebumps every single time I listen to it.

You’ll find this cover on the album titled “10 Years of Mom+Pop”, but this is not the only thing Ashe has released this month. If you haven’t heard it yet, you should definitely check out her collaboration with Party Pupils & Max called “Love Me For The Weekend”. It’s a groovy ‘future funk’ track that will 100% make you want to get up and dance.

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The supremely talented independent artist from Stockholm, Sweden comes from a classical background and has found a truly unique indie-pop sound. She demonstrated her implementation of organic elements in her electronic debut single “Hideaway”, which was released 7 months ago.

“Bound to Die is about a breakup and the feelings you have when you’re trying to move on from something. The song paints a picture of the feeling when you’ve decided to separate but still need each other.”

In this song, she pays tribute to Lana Del Rey as well with the line “I try to keep my head high but left like in Lana in the summertime”, referring to Lana Del Rey’s megahit, ‘Summertime Sadness’.

With some fresh beats, breath-taking vocals and those incredible hums in the intro this is definitely a track you wanna add to your playlist.

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Singer-songwriter Ameria returns in collaboration with producer YSL (YungSnapLorde). The LA-based vocalist has scored two number 1 hits in her home country Hungary already and she’s really making a name for herself. If you haven’t heard of Ameria yet, you’ll definitely want to check out her music.

The track starts out with some soft chords and muffled vocal chops. Ameria’s vocals come in and the chords continue playing for the rest of the verse. Filtered drums build up to a smooth drop with some nice subs.

This new single is really chill, perfect for your lazy Sunday playlist tomorrow.
Definitely a must-add for us.

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The 21-year old producer just released his 8th official remix. This time, he made Swedish pop duo Heart & Colors’ latest single ‘LA On A Saturday Night’ his own.

The track starts out with his signature melodic vocal chops, accompanied by some filtered plucks. A cleanly plucked guitar over an exciting drum beat follows. The chorus is backed up by a promising build-up and Carter brings back the lead melody and plucks for the dynamic drop.

You can always count on the London-based producer to deliver top-class remixes and this one is no exception. It’s fresh, unique and the catchy melody will definitely get stuck in your head.

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The 21-year old JMU student, whose debut album is expected to be released early 2019, is back on The Music Elk. We previously featured Zach’s breakup anthem ‘Running Back’.

This song, called ‘Sunset’ is about a date Benson went on over the Summer. It starts out with his unique, smooth vocals, accompanied by some clean chords and pristine bells. The chorus is really catchy and features some upbeat and sentimental lyrics.

One of my favorite lyrics in this track is “I want to know your favorite bands from high school”. For most people, the music they were listening to in high school really shapes their musical taste for the rest of their life. Definitely a cool way of potentially finding out more about what the other person was like in such an important stage in their life.

This song will take you on a little journey and if you close your eyes, you might even feel like you’re experiencing the date yourself.

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