Another week means another set of discovering new releases on our OPM Disc!
Feeling a little adventurous? Today, we’re taking you on a detour from the mainstream and exploring the terrain of the “indieground” here in our own backyard for some new OPM artists we have yet to behold this February 2021.
Come join us on a smooth ride, cruisin’ to the beats of these OPM reppin’ breakthrough artists.
Soy, Young Fresho
Similar sound to: Al James, Miguel, Eric Bellinger
Another r&b collab making its way into our ears and is now living rent-free in our minds this week. Soy and Young Fresho, just like last week’s collab buddies, have collaborated in another track entitled “DMs” less than a year ago.
Just like the earlier track “Pagbigyan” is about young love sung in soulful r&b with undertones of rap and just the right layer of electronic music. All these melds together into this wonderful harmony of sound akin to last week’s featured artists. Definitely looking forward to more collaborations from these two.
Ruth Lee Resuello
Similar sound to: Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah Badu, Sitti
Neo-soul acts have become a rarity in the music industry in recent years so the emergence of Ruth Lee Resuello’s work is surely unmissable. With her song “Blue Skies” title hinting at a positive message, the accompanying instrumentalism of neo-soul is just the right medium for the uplifting message.
Ruth Lee Resuello is not only a musician who studied to become a DJ and producer in California, she’s also a licensed pharmacist finishing as a Doctor of Pharmacy and is now teaching Pharmacology on the sidelines as she pursues her career in music through her own independent record label, Northern Root Music.
Similar sound to: Keshi, Fern., slchld
While his current sound may be akin to the “sad boi” sound with its lo-fi undertones in the back and murmuring in sensuous tones, Kenneth Amores is one to mix it up every once in a while. Quite the young blood in the industry, the 19-year-old proves that his talent exceeds far beyond what’s expected of a musician his age and time will only make him better from here.
That’s why co-founding the upcoming record label “Krazy Manila” is not necessarily a crazy feat for him. I mean you need only to listen to his latest album “if it’s not u i don’t want anyone else” with a special shout-out to the track, “weathering with u” obviously inspired by the cult-fave Japanese anime film of the same name.
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