Normally, we like to bring you albums or EP’s by one artist but we were so blown away by these three singles, we just had to write about them.
Pet Puma (John, Violet, Kane, Matt and Tom) are a recently formed band, having played in different line-ups as in-demand session performers or, in Violet’s case, success in the acting/stunt double world. Their debut single, ‘Spaceship‘, has one of the best videos I’ve seen for a while – it just brings back all those great art TV shows I used to watch as a kid. The single itself is a fun and funky romp through the land of pop and up into outer space, sounds like something straight out of the Prince back catalogue, mixed in with vibrant rock ‘n’ roll vibrancy.
Our second single this week is from Delena, who is fast making a name for herself as one of the UK’s most exciting new names in pop. ‘SOS‘ is the latest release from the Ukrainian born singer and this is what she says about it:
“SOS” is a song based on my own life experience when I wanted to say enough is enough. Sometimes, we all need an emergency button. I learned we shouldn’t take our true feelings for granted during moments when we feel vulnerable. Stay strong and safe and follow your dreams”
With ‘SOS’, Delena has a timely look into a common consciousness in an unsettled world – that of emergency. ‘SOS’ is both the cry for help of a damsel in distress, and also the answering call. Full of raw female attitude, it’s an unapologetic pop hit that’s sure to resonate with audiences across the globe. It’s a song of empowerment in which, by admitting that help is needed, you can also save yourself. In previous years, this would surely be blasting out on dancefloors everywhere – and there’s no reason for that not to happen now, it’s just the dancefloor might be a bit smaller and there won’t be lots of people in your living room.
‘Girl, Afraid’ from Taylor Castro is a song that takes you aback when you first hear it; the vocals are mature and full of soul and experience. However, this is indeed the voice of Taylor Castro who comes across as honest on the song which sees her finding strength in vulnerability. It’s a marked change from her previous release, ‘Pure’ and Taylor says that
“Pure is who I wanted to be without the OCD. It is still who I am but I wasn’t being totally honest. I am looking and reflecting on that person. I had tried to stuff my OCD back down inside me and I didn’t want to write about it. I felt like I wasn’t being true and it was time to address my issues on this record. OCD presents a constant fear and paranoia, so I want ‘Girl, Afraid’ to be a comfort for people who suffer from it as I do.”
Pet Puma’s Spaceship is available now on Red Sun Records. Get your copy here.
Delena’s SOS is available now on OK Recordings. Get your copy here.