WHAT’S NEXT – HOT UP AND COMING ARTISTS ON YOUR NEW NOW ALBUM

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PUBLIC
PUBLIC

"Make You Mine"

PUBLIC is a Rock/Pop band from Cincinnati, Ohio comprised of grade school friends - John Vaughn (vocals/guitar), Matthew Carter Alvarado (bass/synth/vocals), and Ben Lapps (percussion).

From playing their first show ever in a high school talent show to touring and performing with well-known acts such as Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon, and The Driver Era (just to name a few), PUBLIC has quickly grown a loyal fan base thanks to their electrifying stage presence. After just recently being picked up by manager Kevin Jonas Sr., their hit track “Make You Mine” has gone on to charting at Top 40 radio.

Evie Irie
Evie Irie

"Over Him"

Hailing from just outside Sydney, Australia, Evie Irie is quietly emerging as something of an alternative soul-pop wunderkind at just 17-years-old. She wrote and recorded her first EP, 5 Weeks In LA, over a 5 week trip to Los Angeles that also landed her a record deal with Republic Records. Since the release, Evie has taken the stage opening for Bastille in Australia and Sigrid in London sharpening her live performances. As a true songwriter, Evie is in the studio with veteran songwriters/producers like Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Halsey, etc.), crafting her story as it’s written. “I grew up in a small town an hour outside of Sydney and now I’m in LA, living the life I dreamed of,” she humbly advises. “It’s so surreal. I didn’t really expect any of this to happen in the first place. I’m just going along for the ride to see where it takes me. I love the journey.” She is now kicking off a string of new releases with the recently released “Over Him” and there is much more to expect from her journey this 2020.

Little Hurt
Little Hurt

"Alaska"

Taken from his Little League nickname, Little Hurt is Colin Dieden, formerly of alt-pop group The Mowgli’s. Influenced by artists ranging from Crosby Stills Nash & Young to Major Lazer, and timeless alternative bands such as The National and The Smiths, Dieden (along with producer Ruffian and a handful of close friends) fashioned a dreamy and dynamic collection of songs rooted in ethereal production flourishes and candid lyricism. 

“I wanted to tell a story that was entirely my own,” he explains. “I started writing about who I am and my life totally unfiltered. I’ve got a complicated head and can be my own worst enemy, so I built a place to deal with these heavier subjects such as anxiety and depression. I’m not always the happy guy; but I’m happy opening up like I have here.” 

The song “Alaska” bounces between handclaps, Latin-inspired horns, bombastic bass, and shimmering guitars before the admission, “I think I’ll dye my hair and move to Alaska - last couple of months have been kind of a disaster.”

“I made it as far as dyeing my hair,” he smiles. “It captures a total manic phase in a really cool way. It’s one of my favorites.”

Isaac Dunbar
Isaac Dunbar

"makeup drawer"

16-year-old budding artist Isaac Dunbar hails from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and describes his music as “self-aware alternative-pop.” He makes lush, synth-driven music which he writes, performs and produces himself. He offers listeners a shared experience. He knows anxiety is born out of isolation, so he takes great care to ensure that his lyrics connect on the deepest possible level. Isaac released his highly anticipated EP balloons don’t float here last summer which garnered the attention of notable tastemakers like Zane Lowe, The FADER, Ones to Watch, and Hillydilly, which stated: “it’s only a matter of time until he gets worldwide recognition.” Last fall, he supported girl in red on her North American and European run of show dates. Isaac kicked off 2020 with the release of “isaac’s insects,” the first taste of music off his forthcoming EP which is due out this spring via RCA Records. Billboard exclusively premiered the video and declared him “the real deal.” The video for his latest track “makeup drawer” premiered exclusively on PAPER. This April, he hit the road on his isaac’s insects tour, his first headlining tour, with sold-out performances in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

Brett James
Brett James

"True Believer"

Brett James came to Nashville 28 years ago in a 1982 Datsun, with his acoustic guitar, a four-track recorder, and a single garbage bag stuffed with clothes. He dreamed, like thousands before him and thousands more that would follow, of singing his songs for arenas full of people. And just like so many of those people, life didn’t work out for him quite the way he had envisioned. 

For one thing, Faith Hill cut one of his songs. Then so did Carrie Underwood. And Kenny Chesney. And dozens of other artists, ranging from Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, and Florida Georgia Line to Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, and Nick Jonas. James has more than 500 of his songs recorded, for albums with combined sales of more than 110 million copies. Twenty-five of those songs became No. 1 hits. He co-wrote the opening theme for the television broadcast of Super Bowl LII. 

So people did pack arenas - even stadiums - and heard Brett James’ songs. He just wasn’t the one singing them. After years of listening to James’ songs, people finally can hear his voice. 

<“As a songwriter, you don’t always get to make music you love,” he says. “You try to make music someone else loves. It’s wonderful when the two goals meet, but sometimes they don’t. You don’t really go into music to play a song for the one person in the room you’re writing with, then they never play it again.” 

“I’ve been blessed beyond belief to have gotten to be a songwriter - and to continue to be a songwriter,” he says. “I’ve done my other day job for 20-something years, and it’s great. But I know what that looks like. You’re never too old to dream big, and you don’t give up on your dreams just because some of the other ones came true.”

Surfaces
Surfaces

"Sunday Best"

Surfaces is a music group based out of Texas consisting of Forrest Frank & Colin Padalecki. After fully forming in 2017, Surfaces released their first full-length album, Surf. The group has been praised for its genre-bending, feel-good music that has been compared to the likes of Sugar Ray and Rex Orange County. Following the major success of their hit track “Sunday Best”,  Surfaces released their 3rd album “Horizons” in February 2020.