With Spinnup, artists not only get their music up on major streaming platforms such as Spotify, TikTok, Instagram, Apple Music, Joox and more, but they also get discovered by Universal Music. The launch of our new submission tool for artists to push their tracks further to Spinnup and Universal Music has helped us be on the lookout for amazing new releases too! So, we’d like to shine a light on some tracks that caught our attention. Below are our Top 5 picks of releases from Asia:
“Before It Begins” – Isabelle Lim
Isabelle Lim came through as a runner-up of our Spinnup NEXT competition featuring SonaOne last year with her debut “Gold“. Her follow-up single is about not wanting a relationship with someone new to evolve any further despite how great things are going, all to save oneself from potential heartbreak. It begs the question “How can something end if it didn’t begin?” The track was also featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday Malaysia, Women of Malaysia and Fresh Finds SG & MY’s playlists, as well as Universal Music Malaysia’s “TEH TARIK & CHILL” playlist.
“Lover (All the Same)” – Ken Loh
Ken Loh is on a roll this year, releasing one single every month. The Singaporean singer-songwriter’s “Lover (All the Same)” is his sixth track in 2021, and it conveys the strength and resilience of love through thick and thin. He also notes that this is his favourite track as “it displays tastefully-restrained playing and succinct lyrics.”
“Quarantine” – SaraCortez
With the rise in cases and lockdown blues in Malaysia, we could all use a quarantine buddy in crazy times like this. In her new lo-fi pop track, Malaysian artist SaraCortez imagines what it’s like to camp indoors and quarantine indoors with your loved ones, bringing some positivity and calmness during these hard times. This song can also be spotted on Universal Music Malaysia’s POP POPS playlist.
This collaboration from Malaysian artists and producers brings a combination of beautifully-written Malay and English lyrics, complemented with some super chill music and visualizers. “Blue” is about accepting hard truths in life and learning to let go. This track can also be found on Universal Music Malaysia’s TEH TARIK & CHILL playlist.
“Colors” – CANDEE
CANDEE creates songs that has cute, pop vibes which shines through in her debut single “Colors”. She aims to lift people’s days with music that sounds light yet fun through her personal experiences. This track is a guaranteed bop.