Since 2016, Spotify has been curating a 'Fresh Finds' playlist to help launch rising artists' careers. Now, with the Fresh Finds Program, Spotify aims to develop the careers of four independent artists.
All these artists have their own approach and background that has led them to this point in their life. Now, through a collaboration with Spotify’s Songwriter and Publishing Relations team, the rising musicians are each here with a fresh new single.
“UR SO FULL OF IT (ILY NYC)” by Alemeda, produced by Henry Was
Alemeda is not a new name to The Eastern Echo, having been featured previously for her single "Post Nut Clarity." Now she's taking her talents to new heights with a combination of rhythm and blues, pop, and punk.
Once I heard the acoustic melody shift to an electrifying guitar and an aggressive voice ringing, “You're so full of it,” my mouth dropped. This song is full of energy, a memorable melody, and a strong but realistic attitude to back it up. It makes you want to whip your hair, shake your head, and take the world by force.
Alemeda states that her influence from rock and pop punk came from artists she loved such as Arctic Monkeys, Hannah Montana, Paramore, and Panic at the Disco.
“The Devil’s Still Down In Georgia” by Carter Faith, produced by Jon Green
Being titled the “future of Nashville” is a hefty weight to hold, but Carter has the capability. Carter Faith is a self-taught talent that gives a fresh twist on country in her new song. This song's tune is mysterious and has a dark aura, but Carter’s voice is luminescent. With a sound straight out of a movie, the strings grab your attention and the melody makes you sway along.
Jon Green and Carter are an amazing pair, especially with Carter’s songwriting ability. Songs like “Leaving Tennessee,” “Sinners in a Small Town,” and “Greener Pasture” have already put her name on the map. This Spotify single, however, shows that she can push further.
“Praying For July” by Delaney Bailey
This Indiana singer-songwriter has one of the most interesting singing voices. It's soft like a hush or whisper but has the strength to carry over anything.
This song's production is already amazing, yet her well-noted lyricism takes it to its ceiling. All her tracks make you yearn and want to feel what she is feeling. You are always left wishing that the song didn’t fade out but instead came back with more.
With plans for a follow-up project later this year, fans can only expect the best.
“The View From Halfway Down” by Jhariah, produced by Henry D'Arthenay
You do not need to know anything about Jhariah's background to realize he has a love for the theater, as there is so much charisma in his voice. He's inspired by punk alternative sounds like Panic at The Disco and Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance.
On this track, he makes a quirky combination that makes you wonder why he hasn’t been in your playlists beforehand.
This track contains smooth transitions from English to Spanish and a performance that deserves to have roses thrown at his feet. Thanks to production from Henry D'Arthenay of La Vida Bohème, Jhariah adds to his already strong and enticing discography.
Spotify executives had this message for all the independent artist out there:
"Our global team of editors spends countless hours digging into new music with the hopes of discovering exciting new artists and tracks to feature on Fresh Finds. The vast majority of artists who make their way onto the Fresh Finds lists were discovered thanks to the playlist submission tool! Make sure to deliver and pitch your music as early as possible to give our editorial teams time to discover and listen to your upcoming releases."