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Kehli – Believe It

London based pop starlet KEHLI has announced the release of her next single ‘Believe It’, slated for release on 20 September. Recorded at the prestigious SARM Studios (Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode) the track was mastered by Mike Marsh (Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris). It follows on from her hugely popular ‘One Last Kiss’ (feat Kid Eternal & Sam Ojo). KEHLI has worked alongside acclaimed producers including MSRD and Cam Poole (Anne Marie, Mabel, Raye) and has shared the stage with Irish pop acts Josh Gray and also recently Soulé. The track has already reached Top 5 positions in UK Club charts including contemporary pop, urban and club urban as noted in Music Week, and received radio airplay from BBC Radio 1’s Charlie Hedges and Melvin as well as Kiss FM. The young songstress has already racked up over 215K streams across her Spotify alone, reached over 44K monthly listeners. She’s also seen support from When The Horn Blows, The Digital Fix, CelebMix, Vents Magazine, Ear Milk, Hot Press, The Irish Times and Chill Sounds Good.

KEHLI first made waves when footage of her singing Jorja Smith’s ‘Let Me Down’ went viral on Instagram, racking up 22K views in its first 48hrs. The Dublin native had already gained invaluable experience performing on shows such as X-Factor and The Voice, and had started to pique the interest of fans around the globe, but the power of social media led to an introduction with New York/London based songwriter/producer MSRD, who worked alongside her to cultivate her soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music.

KEHLI is influenced by acts such as Anne Marie, Adele and Raye, but it is her buoyant energy and ability to put her own stamp on current pop trends that brings a distinctive edge to her sound, while at the same time drawing parallels to contemporary pop counterparts such as Halsey, and Dua Lipa.

On ‘Believe It’ KEHLI lets her crystalline vocals take centre stage, underpinned by a bold beat and gutsy electronic textures. Teaming up with the same powerhouse production team KID ETERNAL as her previous release, the track showcases her magnetic performance abilities, with a certain brave, defiant spirit that is a testament to her live-wire charisma. ‘Believe It’ captures both her vibrant spirit as well as her arresting voice, to create a snappy and utterly enjoyable pop offering.

Speaking of the single, KEHLI says, “I recorded ‘Believe it’ this summer at SARM Studios and had the best time! It’s a fun track that I hope people include in their prinks playlist as it gets me in the mood to go out! Love the upbeat tempo and energy of it!!”.

Markus Mann – On The Inside

Markus Mann

Alt-soul pop artist Markus Mann has released his engaging and eclectic debut album Fake News. The album contains a collection of songs with some designed to get you blissfully moving on the dancefloor while others have you chilling back and reflecting on the fast-paced and cluttered world that surrounds us.

Markus Mann’s journey leading up to this release has been one of both change and discovery. Having been raised in both Trinidad and the United States, Markus Mann was exposed to a wide variety of music since birth. From the thumping rhythms of Soca, to the distorted guitars of grunge, Markus absorbed this eclectic range of sounds,  creating for himself a rich library of musical influences he draws upon when creating his own songs.

These varied influences are apparent in Fake News, giving the album a unique edge that solidifies Mann’s signature genre-defying style. Tracks “On the Inside” and “Freak Today” infuse elements of soul, funk, and reggae into an alt-soul/pop vibe making them perfect to groove along to at any club or festival. The album takes more of an introspective turn with “For You” where you are left reflecting on your personal journey amidst an ever-changing world. The successes of this collection lie in Mann’s seamless ability to exude an emotional maturity in his tracks while keeping you fun-loving and carefree at the same time.

Markus is set to begin his Fake News tour around Europe this spring so catch him where you can and experience for yourself the artistry and passion behind Markus Mann’s craft.

What the Press Has Been Saying About Markus Mann:

“Markus Mann is keeping active in preparation for what is expected to be one of the biggest alternative rock albums of the year. “– L’Art Magazine

“Drawing from this eclectic collection of styles, Markus’ sound is uniquely different and infectiously good.” – Huffington Post

“Currently located in Amsterdam and having been raised in both Trinidad and the United States, Markus’s sound is as unique as his journey has been thus far.” – The Music Ninja

“If ‘On The Inside’ is any indication of the type of quality Mann has put into his new album, then fans of indie music all over should be brimming with excitement.” – Vents Magazine

“Fusing the genres of reggae, neo-soul, and funk, Markus Mann’s sound is as original as it is powerful.” – Nuevo Culture

Markus Mann
Alt-soul pop artist Markus Mann has released his engaging and eclectic debut album Fake News. The album contains a collection of songs with some designed to get you blissfully moving on the dancefloor while others have you chilling back and reflecting on the fast-paced and cluttered world that surrounds us.