Here at Raydar Magazine, we believe in spotlighting emerging creatives across music who have an undeniably irresistible sound and bring something unique to the culture. Check out this week’s list of artists to watch featuring GLAM, Asia Graves, and DEJA!
Following a string of releases since her debut album in 2017, West Coast rapper and producer GLAM has recently dropped off her new single “Start Sh!t.” The self-produced track layers brash, lo-fi sonics over blazing percussive elements, a striking offering with clashing lyrical frankness – as GLAM marks her territory with commanding vocal delivery.
Speaking on the track, GLAM shares, “The lyrics are pretty blatant, I’m a very chill and non-confrontational person and people tend to misread that as a weakness or an opportunity to be a bully. So, I’m basically saying in this song that I don’t have a problem but if you bring me to that energy I will gladly reciprocate.” Her forthcoming project Audacity is slated to arrive in the coming months but in the meantime, listen to “Start Sh!t” below.
Atlanta-based songstress Asia Graves is nowhere near her prime, but she is genuinely making veteran moves in this industry. This past week, she dropped her eagerly-awaited EP, If You Knew Better, which includes six songs that showcase her honey-drenched vocals. Songs like “Focus On It” and “Blame” stand out tremendously with production from AVB, Clint Ford, and Sangria amongst others.
Asia is a gem and has next-level star potential if she keeps going on the path that she is on now. Moreover, her trajectory is limitless, and If You Knew Better is just the proof. Watch the EP visualizer below!
Birmingham-raised musician DEJA is rapidly climbing her way up the ranks of unapologetically bold, female-fronted music. As her latest release, she unveiled “Like That,” which exercises her ability to switch from a slow-tempo R&B track to a fiery Pop based anthem for the ladies in just one click of her zero-tolerance-taking fingers. “Like That” serves as a follow-up to “Wishin” and “Boujee” which were released months back.
“Ever been dating someone and they start moving a bit stupid? That’s what ‘Like That’ is about. This song is for when you ditch that deadbeat, put on your sexiest outfit, and show your ex what they’re missing,” she shares. “I’m not one to get too deep with feelings so ‘Like That’ is playful. Nostalgia from an old nursery rhyme served with that DEJA attitude.” Watch the visual effort below!
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