You have not heard anything like the music of Kathy Yaeji Lee before. The 24-year-old singer combines letters in English and Korean with deep house beats to create a fascinating sound that works just as well in the club and on your headphones. Completely self-taught, Yaeji became interested in the world of DJ and production while studying conceptual art at the University.
- Pale Waves
This quartet describes his music as” indie pop inspiration of the 1990s, soaked in reverberation and brightness”. They are the best friends, Heather Baron-Gracie and Ciara Doran and managed to carve a niche in the Manchester scene before Matty Healy of 1975 to mark them and coproducer their first singles. They are now working on their debut with themes that “will make people cry.”
- Sam Fender
If there is something that distinguishes the music of this young lad of 21 years is that none of their songs is love. He’s talking about government surveillance, fake news, and sexual harassment. He is the creator of indie hymns full of biting. And although the music may have been recorded in his garden shed, it has been mixed by Arctic Monkeys alumni Barny Barnicott.
- Jade Bird
This singer, although British, has been defined by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the country’s must-see artists of the year. Daughter of an English army soldier she has been writing songs since she was 12 years old and all that experience is noted in her confident voice and her scathing lyrics.
- Tom Walker
This bass singer and songwriter was born in Glasgow and raised in Manchester, where he devoured albums by Michael Jackson and Ac/Dc. Maybe, as a result, his music is hard to define. He describes it as “a mix between hip hop, a little blues, pop with a little reggae”, but the point of connection is the sincere and realistic narration in songs like Just You and I and the single Heartland, produced by Naughty Boy.
This 21-year-old Finnish girl, who draws attention with her neon hair and punk attitude, went through her country’s talent show and has collaborated with dance artists such as Martin Solveig or Felix Jaehn. Chasing Highs has slipped into your country’s sales lists.
Your name collects the abbreviation of I Am Diana DeBrito, a young man of 21 years out of the Manchester scene that has a beautiful voice and soul-tinged jazz. Merge soul with trap and her relaxed home videos have made her a recognizable artist in the UK.
While in High School Khalid wrote his American Teen album and has managed to place it in the top 10 of the United States. Songs like Young Dumb & Broke draw the ups and downs of adolescence, addressing themes of love, loneliness, and loss. He claims that his goal is to “create happiness” and seems to be achieving it.
- Lewis Capaldi
During a holiday in France with his family, this singer performed We will rock You De Queen in karaoke and his life changed radically. He self-edited his first single, Bruises, a crude and convincing piano ballad. He received support from artists such as Niall Horan and Ellie Goulding and currently accompanies on his tour to Rag ‘N’ Bone Man (who was, in his day, nominated on this list).
- Billie Eilish
The youngest on the list is only 15. She is an American dark pop singer who has drawn attention to Bellyache, a single in which she imagines herself murdering her friends.
Another name with the history behind it that refers to Money, music, and take note of me’. This rapper who mixes afro with dancehall and hip-hop released a first single, Addison Lee, which, this 2017, has become a cult issue.
- Rex Orange County
Is called Alex O’Connor and is only 19 years old and already can boast of having been one of the guests at the album of Tyler the Creator, Flower boy. He has played live with Frank Ocean and Skepta while working on his debut album, Apricot princess, which marks a very personal way of making music with jazz piano and sumptuous hooks making him a vibrant and vulnerable pop artist.
- Nilüfer Yanya
This 22-year-old grew up under the influence of her parents, also artists. At home, she listened to Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, and Pixies who influenced her guitar-guided music. He sought his way by singing on London’s open mic nights, thus arriving on the radio with his single Baby Luv.
The Norwegian Sigrid Solbakk Raabe, 21, started making music four years ago, when her brother, who is also a musician, told her that he needed a new song for a concert just two weeks later. He learned quickly and triggered a war of record label offers in Scandinavian pop.
- Yxng Bane
This 21-year-old rapper signed with Tinie Tempah’s label after drawing attention to a dancehall remix of “Shape of you” by Ed Sheeran. He took his name from Tom Hardy’s character in the movie Batman: The dark knight rises, and in his first single, he said, “You know you’re bad as Rihanna. He has also appeared in a Drake mixtape, More life, consolidating his status as one of London’s most exciting new talents.
Superband formed by eight members from the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. All but one live together in east London, in the recording studio. As it could not be otherwise, its proposal is marked by diversity. It’s experimental and multicultural pop.