FM PREMIERE

FM Premiere: Jay+Max ‘Octopus’

“Neither of us knew how to do animation, so we had to spend a while learning how to use Blender and various other programs to get it off the ground. Then after we started we found out that Pixar spent years animating their octopus in Finding Dory.”

FM Premiere: LAPELS’ WARNING LIGHTS

“Lapels are about ‘life’, we sing about the normal every day, no-nonsense normal things that people do. ‘Warning Lights’ is our reflection of a normal night out on the town in the UK.”

FM Premiere: MIKE WALSH’s RIDE

“This song and forthcoming video represent the addictive circle of trying to find “love” in empty relationships. ‘RIDE’ highlights the fight to fill the void of loneliness with the pursuit of lust and the realization that it is a never-ending cycle – which no one can ever “win.”

FM Premiere: SUNTA MOON Creates Magic With Second Single FOR YOU I WOULD STAY THE NIGHT

“For You I Would Stay The Night’ was a point in my life where I was dating around a lot and none of the guys I was dating made me feel a certain type of way – it wasn’t working out at all. And I remember being in a gathering where I met this guy – Daniel. He followed me all night and texted me the remaining days and we went to the beach at night together and it was supposed to be romantic but it kind of became a weird game where nothing clicked – only the idea of us clicked.”

FM Premiere: PSYRENA’s New EP QUARANTELLA ROCKEFELLA

“Quarantella Rockefella is an EP with all the mixes of my three songs written during quarantine. Making music kept me sane during the lockdown. I normally write darker music in baroque pop, but this EP is just cheery and happy. It’s all about keeping the spirit up during these sinister times.”

FM Premiere: IRJA’s HEAVY STATE OF MIND

“‘Heavy State of Mind’ is about the inner paradox you might feel every now and then when you feel insecure. The song is romanticizing that feeling in a warm way and is about committing to it. The aim was to encourage embracing those moments and not hiding them. Taking a minute for yourself and uncovering the good things again can lead to a beautiful and bright euphoria. It was really important to us to musically show this towards the end of the song when the song slowly falls apart.”

FM Premiere: Berlin’s TÓKE Unveils OWN LANE Video

I wrote ‘Own Lane’ when I was tired of people’s opinions on my musical path. There was a time when I surrounded myself with bunch of people in order to get feedback, only moving if I recieved their approval. I lost the sense for my inner voice in that phase. Don’t get me wrong, feedback and input is important to grow, but only if you know yourself and know what you want. Otherwise it will mislead you and confuse your inner voice. So “Own Lane“ is me breaking free from that, learning to trust and love that inner voice.


FM Premiere: ELLYSSE MASON & MATT WILLS’ PERFECT Video

“We ended up having a few drinks talking about our relationship situations. Ellysse was sitting by this old, noisy electric piano playing chords and as we were talking, we ended up turning our conversation into a song.”

FM Premiere: MICK DIMITRI’s OH MY FRIEND

“Oh My Friend is probably my most personal song, as I wrote it for a dear friend who had just been diagnosed with cancer. The two protagonists sail into the night to escape a storm but, with the first light coming up and waves breaking on their boat, they realize the futility of their attempt.”

FM Premiere: IZZY FRANCES’ BEAUTIFUL WORLD

“Beautiful World is about just that, the beauty of the world around us, that we are rapidly destroying. The natural world breathes us to life, supports us, heals us, and inspires creativity and freedom. Without it we would not exist. I hope Beautiful World can inspire those feelings of hope, love, honesty and beauty that we can feel in full force when we’re surrounded by nature, and that this helps to uplift and inspire us into action to save our planet.”

FM Premiere: UK R&B/Soul Newcomer ASHLEIGH BANKX Reveals Debut Single ANGEL

“Angel is about self-liberation, understanding and valuing yourself through past experiences with relationships and society. The song is about black love and centres around the concept of self-love, self-confidence, self-pride and the unity of and journey between two lovers. I want the listener to determine what mood and emotion they feel when they listen to the song.”

JOSIE PROTO Unveils Sweetly Bizarre Video For TERRIBLE IDEA

“This song shows off both sides of my personality, the feisty, stubborn and proud side, but also the goofy and emotionally sensitive romantic that I try to hide deep, deep down. I had the idea for this song for a long time before I wrote it down, it ended up with a lot of iterations.”

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