Talia Jackson releases new single "Hidden"

Powerful dark pop singer Talia Jackson is a bold artist punching her stamp on today's music scene.

Her honeyed vocals and electrifying soundscapes make her music truly ascend to new heights. The songwriter and actress's latest single "Hidden" is a spine-tingling tune that lifts you up with its vibrant arrangements and irresistible harmonies.

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Premiere: Talia Stewart Channels ‘Willard’ on “Rat Race”

Dark pop artist Talia Stewart does it all

Talia Stewart

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Dark pop artist Talia Stewart does it all – writes, sings, directs, produces – on her new music video, "Rat Race."

According to Talia, "'Rat Race' is a song borne out of anger towards those who abuse power. I wrote it with several men in mind who have done such to me." Prior to shooting the video, she built a full-sized wheel and spent two months training the rats, which she decided to keep as pets afterwards.

Originally from Orange County, CA, now based in Nashville, Talia's sound parallels the cutting-edge music of Billie Eilish, Halsey, and BANKS, revolving around empowerment, addiction, and heartbreak. Unpredictable and pervaded by a sense of imminence, "Rat Race" is undeniably atypical and arresting.

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Lo Lytes

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Portland singer-songwriter Lo Lytes, a.k.a Jameson Morris, recently released "Devil You Know," a pop song oozing with wicked energy.

"Devil You Know" is an ode to a past relationship in which the singer's own compelling charm turned out to be poisonous, reflecting on the initial intoxicating thrill of love that later becomes sour and destructive.The woman lured into the spider's web by lethal chemistry is now gone, leaving him isolated in a world of his own making, one where "loving me is suicide."

"And now the feeling that you tried to deny / It comes alive / And now the danger that my body provides / Crawls down your spine / It comes alive."

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Love Sick Drops Debut EP, 'No Sleep'

Muscular dark pop from Scotland.

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Scottish dark pop duo Love Sick just dropped their No Sleep EP on B3SCI/Aesop.

Made up of Julie and Shaun, Love Sick first made waves in 2017, when they released their debut single "Bullet," which quickly accumulated more than 1 million streams and received praise from Sir Elton John. Julie and Shaun hooked up at a Christmas party, while working at the call center for a life insurance company.

One thing led to another, including the release of "Fever" and "Medusa." Now the duo is readying for headline shows in Glasgow and London.

The duo explains the title of the EP, saying, "We named the EP after the weeks of near-sleep deprivation we went through recording and writing, trying to juggle part time jobs with making music, which usually meant having to start sessions after 9pm and then working until 5am, sometimes later and then just feeling exhausted throughout the day."

No Sleep embraces four tracks, starting off with "Fever," a pop tune with new wave flavors riding opaque, throbbing energy. Swirling synths travel on a bass line and a mighty kick drum. "Medusa" begins with slow-burning colors seguing to a potent pop banger. Bright, almost overwhelming vocal harmonies back Julie's piquant, powerful tones.

"Predictable" opens with pulsing synths on top of a syncopated beat and a Jovian bass line. The formidable rhythm cements the music with muscle and sonic impact. Julie's voice alternates from penetrating tones to hushed sensuous timbres, demonstrating the range and flexibility of her vocal instrument.

"Make It" surges on the synths, followed by a hefty, flashing harmonic hues. Julie's resonant voice emerges from within the gushing music with delicious piercing vitality.

Ferociously goosed up rhythms, suffusing dark pop colors, and Julie's annular tones infuse No Sleep with trippy pop oomph.

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Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.

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