On Our Radar: Hailee Steinfeld, Foster the People, and more


Now that April is over, it feels like we’re practically in summer already. Okay, maybe the weather doesn’t quite agree with that statement yet, but artists are starting to crank out those perfect summertime tunes that make you want to drive with the windows down and the volume up. If you’re looking to beef up your official Summer 2017 playlist, get to know these artists and their latest singles.

A Lot Like Birds – ‘Trace the Lines’

United States

Hailing from Sacramento, California, A Lot Like Birds’ newest single ‘Trace the Lines’ comes with an accompanying music video that’s actually a continuation of their music video for ‘The Sound Of Us‘. They’re about to head out on a North American tour with Household, Hearts Like Lions, and OWEL

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Friends in Paris – ‘When Your Heart is a Stranger’

United Kingdom

The duo behind Friends in Paris consists of Kris Buckle, London-born and currently in Australia, and Jeroen De Pessemier, Belgian-born and living in London. ‘When Your Heart is a Stranger’ comes off their debut EP ‘Heart’, due out this summer.

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Fond of Rudy – ‘OMG!’

United Kingdom

The third release from four-piece Fond of Ruby’s EP ‘TWO’, ‘OMG!’ is the ultimate indie pop summer jam. They band is set for an exciting 2017, including recording a third EP.

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Catherine McGrath – ‘Just In Case’

United Kingdom

Set to play British Summer Time Hyde Park in July, Catherine McGrath has released her newest single ‘Just In Case’ with an accompanying mini video. Her pop/country blend sees her opening for Kelsea Ballerini, Una Healy, and Picture this in May.

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ECKOES – ‘Human’

United Kingdom

Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem ‘I Am Human’, ECKOES’ single ‘Human’ “is a celebration and a warning and a promise,” the artist tells Wonderland magazine. “The world is in a mental place at the moment; Nina Simone said, ‘It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times’– I didn’t consciously set out to write something so incredibly relevant right now, but your creative brain is a crafty beast, a step ahead of you sometimes.”

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Molly Kate Kestner – ‘It’s You’

United States

Molly Kate Kestner’s third single ‘It’s You’ was co-produced by Ryan Tedder (the OneRepublic music writer extraordinaire who’s also working with Liam Payne). Kestner says the song is about “coming clean, cutting ties, and letting go of the fear of hurting someone.” She adds, “There is something incredibly empowering about simply being honest about how you feel.”

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Hailee Steinfeld – ‘Most Girls’

United States

Sick of the phrase, “I’m not like most girls?” Hailee Steinfeld spins that on its head, singing, “I wanna be like most girls.” ‘Most Girls’ follows her smash hit ‘Starving’, and you can catch Steinfeld performing live at KIIS FM’s Wango Tango in Los Angeles on May 13th.

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All Time Low – ‘Life of the Party’

United States

All Time Low’s latest single ‘Life of The Party’, which comes off their forthcoming LP ‘Last Young Renegade’, comes with a music video directed by Pat Tracy. You can catch All Time Low performing on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ on May 2nd, and they’re touring the world all summer long.

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CROOX – ‘Loyal’

United Kingdom

Brighton-based CROOX follow up their double release ‘Only Human’ and ‘Horizon’ with their latest track ‘Loyal’. Catch them headlining London’s Old Blue Last on May 25th. The band says, “‘Loyal’ is a really special song to us as it’s been around since we started making music as CROOX.”

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Foster The People – ‘Doing It for the Money’

United States

The lead single off their upcoming third album, ‘Doing It for the Money’ comes in a set of three songs available ahead of the album’s release. Mark Foster says, “We wrote these songs to reflect joy in a time where people have needed it more than ever and we thought it was a good time to share them with you.” Find out more about their spring tour and festival appearances on their official website.

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Kat Saul – ‘Iconic’

United States

At only 19 years old, Nashville-based Kat Saul has already been recognized twice by the GRAMMY Foundation for her work in voice and audio engineering production. Now, she’s released  her own single ‘Iconic’, which she describes as being about “that stage of flirtation where you build your crush up to be absolutely perfect, even though they may not be in real life.”

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