Now that the year is coming to a close and we approach another year of new music and new artists emerging from everywhere, it is time that we look at a few of the artists that we think will do big things in 2016. Now of course we have the obvious choices that are featured everywhere such as Alessia Cara and Jess Glynne, but we,here at LLM, consider their years to be already at a rise.
So we wanted to feature the handful of artists that may not get the most recognition but yet, are releasing music that, we feel, everyone will love. Below we have, what we consider to be, our top 5 artists of 2016.
First let me say that this definitely wasn’t an easy choice narrowing it down to 5, we considered doing a top 10 but that would have been too much. If you aren’t impressed with any of them, be sure to stay tuned to LLM because our other runner up’s may just be featured soon!
Check out the list below the jump!
Ladies and Gentleman, we finally have some real talent from the USA, and I’m super excited to share this with you!
Heard a little buzz going around from this EP, so I decided to give it a spin and let me tell you, I wasn’t the least bit disappointed. Brayton Bowman is a sort of soulful, yet funky mixed with a little R&B talent. This short 4 track EP doesn’t do justice to the amount of Talent this guy has. I don’t really know anything about him just yet, but I intend to keep a close watch on him, he is just getting started and I can’t wait to hear what he has in store.
Found out about Years & Years after hearing them being featured on the track ‘Sunlight‘ by The Magician. Now, after doing a little research into their solo work, I found this fantastic track titled ‘Take Shelter’. This track has a very UK dance-floor vibe to it, with it’s reggae feel to it. I’m loving everything about this track, and I have to say Olly, the lead singer, has got quite the voice on him. I’m looking forward to hearing more from these guys and they have my full support, and I hope to see them over here in Dallas very soon!
Excited to show you guys a new talent named Sakima. I found this guy off pinboardblog, and I immediately fell in love. Sakima carries himself in a James Blake sort of way, but doesn’t lose his own flow. He has a very smooth and soulful vocal, and it just fits over the haunting beat. The whole track as a whole is just stunning and will take you to another place. I’m just now discovering him, so I really hope to post every step on his way to what could be a very big career.
Alright ladies and gentleman, we have a very talented man who is about to blow up very soon. I have just come across Astronomyy and I wish I had sooner, while I don’t know much about him, I know he makes fantastic music, and for now thats all I need to know! ‘U Make Me Feel Good’ is hard to describe in words, to me it sounds like a modern soul track. It has a very smooth vibe, yet has a very R&B almost Trap sounding beat in the background. All I can say is, its perfection for my ears, and it will be to yours too.
Look out for his EP There For U, coming out July 28th, it is sure to please us!
2013 X-factor winners release their highly anticipated debut single titled ‘Scarecrow’. Surprisngly, the X-factor last year churned out a lot of talent, that will probably go unnoticed because they were a part of the X-Factor. Alex & Sierra were definitely one of my favorites off of the season, and while I don’t think this is their best effort, it is fun, and it fits them so well. I’m not sure how well it will do on the charts, but I’m loving it. Its a fun pop song, and fits in the trends of Bastille, One Direction, and The Neighbourhood.
Here is to them hopefully doing well, because they are very talented!
I don’t know too much about this guy, but all I need to know is that he is an amazing artist, with a very unique set of skills. The video above shows everything that sold me on this guy, and I’m sure if you watch it all the way through you will fall in love. The song itself is a work of art, and anyone who can produce a track in front of my eyes has my attention. This guy might not have the biggest following just yet, but watch out for him because I know I will be. All I know, is that he has my full support!
I’m about to jump into the stream of his album, and probably purchase it after that, as you should too.
Check out some more awesomeness from George Barnett after the jump!