Audrey Nuna
Grace Carter
Budjerah

Meet the up-and-coming artists worth adding to your summer playlists

From indie rockers to soulful singer-songwriters, there’s a new crop of artists making waves in the music scene, and these are the fresh faces with catchy tunes worth adding to your go-to playlists this season.

Audrey Nuna
A rising R&B star, Audrey Nuna has been touted as one the most exciting new voices in the genre, with a sound that combines clever lyricism with exciting, original beats and songs that feel like uber-cool anthems for her generation. Not afraid to push creative boundaries, this burgeoning talent is one to add to the playlist. 


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Grace Carter
Candid lyrics and beautiful, memorable melodies collide in Grace Carter’s unique style of soul-searching pop-R&B music, in which the young British singer courageously mines her inner world to create songs with some serious feeling.

Budjerah
With a powerful, cinematic voice honed by gospel singing, young Australian artist Budjerah and his slick, R&B-pop songs have quickly found a captive audience. Having already collaborated with PNAU on a track, and with his debut album having been produced by Matt Corby, this rising star is just getting started. 

Flowerkid
Fans of Frank Ocean and Phoebe Bridgers will undoubtedly be drawn to Flowerkid’s intoxicating yet vulnerable beats. Exploring hard-hitting topics drawn from personal experiences, Flowerkid hopes to help others through the healing power of music.

Lucy Blue
Dublin-based indie-pop singer Lucy Blue’s songs are a mix of soulful vocals and catchy melodies that will have you humming along in no time. Blue’s biggest musical influences include Prince, Joni Mitchell, and Gwen Stefani.

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