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ECHO - The Podcast

ECHO - The Podcast

By ECHO
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Ep 74 | Conversation with Ben Abraham
In 2014, Australian artist Ben Abraham released his debut album, Sirens to critical acclaim. Riding high on his professional success, Abraham was blissfully unaware of the impending heartbreak and faith crisis that would rock his personal life. However, like a phoenix, he rose from the ashes and coped in the best way he knew how, music. Abraham began pouring some of his most personal thoughts over a baby grand piano. In 2022, those honest lyrics and soulful melodies have culminated with his sophomore album, Friendly Fire via Atlantic Records. We chatted with the award-winning singer-songwriter about the new album, how a conversation with Kesha inspired a lyric in his introspective new single “Another Falling Star,” and more! Check out Ben's new single "Another Falling Star" on your Voice of ECHO 2022 playlist. Follow Ben Abraham:  @benbenabraham Follow ECHO:  @readecho
28:12
March 14, 2022
Ep 73 | Conversation with Laura Morano
We chatted with Laura Morano about her new single "Dance with You," her new film The Royal Treatment, and more! 
22:03
February 06, 2022
Ep 72 | Conversation with Joy Again
You could say Indie-Rock band Joy Again was before their time. Back in 2016, they released their single, “Looking Out For You.” The nostalgic banjo earworm had all the ingredients of a bop but went under the mainstream radar. Six years later, with the help of TikTok, their single has made a resurgence that has launched the song into virality. In November 2021, Joy Again introduced old and newly earned fans to their evolved sound with the release of their Arista Records debut, “What Lovers Do.” We chatted and laughed with Sachi, Arthur, Blaise, Tyndall, Will, and Kieran about TikTok, new music, and more!
21:56
December 22, 2021
Ep 71 | Conversation with Elle Winter [Holiday Edition]
'Tis the season for hot chocolate, holiday lights, and nostalgic tunes! This December, Elle Winter is putting her own spin on a holiday classic, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” We chatted with the New York Native about reimagining the holiday playlist staple with the original writer, Jeff Barry, her holiday traditions, and an exciting new project.
14:31
December 13, 2021
Ep 70 | Conversation with Mads Langer
Since the age of eight, multi-platinum and award-winning Denmark artist, Mads Langer has turned to music as an honest and cathartic outlet. While quarantining during the pandemic, he processed the swirling storm of emotions in the best way he knew how. He dove deep into his own experiences to write and produce one of his most authentic albums yet, ‘Where Oceans Meet.’ Its lead single, “Lightning” is a powerful anthem about once-in-a-lifetime moments that bring two people together. We chatted with Langer about the new album, what fans can expect next, and more!
32:26
November 08, 2021
Ep 69 | Conversation with Orla Gartland
Six years after Dublin-born singer-songwriter/producer, Orla Gartland first introduced her unique brand of lyrical candor, she is back with her long-awaited debut album ‘Woman on the Internet’ via her own label New Friends. An ode to what Gartland has dubbed “the chaos of my 20s,” the 11 track project tackles subjects like toxic masculinity, self-discovery, and authenticity with wit, understanding, and a desire for connection. We chatted with the artist about the album, writing and recording during lockdown, and what to expect next!
28:13
September 20, 2021
Ep 68 | Conversation with Josh Beauchamp
After chatting with Now United member Noah Urrea, we were interested in chatting with more members from the 18 member band. Josh Beauchamp is the Canadian member of the group. Similar to Urrea, he got started in the dance/music scene at a young age and since has found his way into the spotlight with Now United. We chatted with Beauchamp about his upbringing in the industry and much more.
23:31
September 09, 2021
Ep 67 | Conversation with Stephen Kramer Glickman
If you’ve scrolled through TikTok recently, you may have heard a melancholic rendition of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” flooding your FYP. What you may not have realized was that the voice behind this viral sound was none other than Stephen Kramer Glickman, known by millennials as Gustavo Rocque, the band’s producer on the Nickelodeon hit Big Time Rush. Glickman has had a passion for music since he first sat at his grandmother’s piano at the age of two. Throughout the years, he has made his mark in comedy, television, and animation, but it was only recently that he began to seriously revisit that passion with his cover album, “The Moving Company.” Fresh off the release of his debut project, produced by Grammy Winner Greg Collins (Album Of The Year for U2), Glickman chatted with us about the album, the music videos, and what fans can expect next!
38:43
September 06, 2021
Ep 66 | Conversation with ROSIE
In 2020, rising singer-songwriter ROSIE released her viral hit “Never The 1.” The track was not only an introduction to her authentic and transparent writing but set her off on a journey of healing and growth. That exploration produced breakup anthems like “To Get Over You” and  introspective ballads like “Sad Sad Sad.” This reflection is culminating Fall 2021 with ROSIE’s debut EP via Arista Records.  The seven-track project takes on 5 different stages of grief, as well as transitional stages. We chatted with the New York native about the single, the EP, and the journey!
20:38
August 30, 2021
Ep 65 | Conversation with Zach Hood
Growing up in Alabama, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Zach Hood always dreamed of releasing original music. In middle school, he started to share his talents on Instagram, sharing covers with his growing followers. However, it wasn’t until he posted a snippet of an original pop song to TikTok that those dreams became reality. Now the viral TikTok star counts himself among Arista Records' impressive roster with his label debut “Pink Ferrari.” We chatted with Hood all about the evolution of the single, the music video, and more!
10:54
August 26, 2021
Ep 64 | Conversation with Noah Urrea
We chatted with Noah Urrea, one of 18 members of the global band Now United, about their new single "Wave Your Flag," his experience in the band, getting started in music, and more!
15:58
August 20, 2021
Ep 63 | Conversation with KINGS
Ever since she was young, singer-songwriter KINGS has always wanted to connect to others through music. What first began as a passion in North Carolina evolved into a music career pursuit that took her to Nashville. In 2019, audiences took notice of KINGS's dedication sending a video of her singing at the Starbucks drive-thru into viral TikTok stardom. Since then, she has released the anthemic “ur a good bye,” and her most recent single, “Thank Me Later.” We chatted with KINGS about the single, TikTok, and what fans can look forward to next.
19:30
July 12, 2021
Ep 62 | Conversation with Indi Star
Since the age of eight, 14-year-old Indi Star has been chasing her entertainment dreams. Known for her role as "Kimmie" in Nickelodeon's Henry Danger, Star has carved out her space as an actress, dancer, model, content creator, and now singer. Following five popular singles including “Just Might Dance,” Star is focusing on storytelling in her latest single, “Afterglow.” The pop track celebrates the feeling of being in a new relationship. We chatted with Indi Star about her new single, her role as “Young Vista” in the upcoming 2022 feature film The Hyperions starring Cary Elwes, and more!
12:49
June 21, 2021
Ep 61 | Conversation with Jake Miller
We chatted with Jake Miller about his new album “Silver Lining II,” his tour, and much more!
13:24
June 18, 2021
Ep 60 | Conversation with vaultboy
Over 700K followers have already discovered rising singer-songwriter vaultboy. Since his first video in late 2020, the now-viral TikToker has creatively captured relatable feelings and emotions in 60-second clips. One of the first TikToks to gain traction for the Florida artist was a conversational song “about looking on the bright side.” At nearly 2 million views, vaultboy decided to transform the demo into his full-length debut single, "everything sucks” co-written and co-produced by fellow artist gnash. We caught up with vaultboy to chat about the single, music video, and more!
18:18
May 31, 2021
Ep 59 | Conversation with Lawrence
Mix in the soul and energy of Stevie Wonder and the storytelling and humor of Randy Newman and you get the unique signature sound of soul-pop band Lawrence. Led by sibling duo, Clyde and Gracie, the group has become known for their high-energy vocals, explosive melodies, and old-school sound. Their new single "Don't Lose Sight" is a powerful anthem about perseverance and determination. The single is the lead track off their upcoming third record co-produced by Jon Bellion & Jorgen Odegard and their first release on Bellion’s Beautiful Mind Records. We chatted with Clyde and Gracie about the single, album, and more!
29:24
May 24, 2021
Ep 58 | Conversation with Brynn Cartelli
Flaunting a skyscraping range, undeniable presence, and eloquent songcraft, Brynn Cartelli tells relatable stories without filter, but with a whole lot of finesse and fire. Long before amassing 20 million-plus streams and receiving acclaim from People, Billboard, and more, she grew up in Longmeadow, MA where she embraced music as a kid. At just five-years-old, she took regular piano lessons. She eventually learned guitar and developed her chops by performing in talent shows, at coffeehouses, and anywhere else with a stage. Her vocals captivated viewers everywhere when she won Season 14 of NBC’s “The Voice” and emerged as “the youngest champion in the show’s history.” However, she hunkered down and focused on writing original material in the aftermath. Introducing her signature style, “Last Night’s Mascara” amassed over 10 million streams globally. Meanwhile, her 2019 follow-up and original composition “Grow Young (Version 1)” cracked over 1 million total streams.  Hitting the road coast-to-coast, she supported Kelly Clarkson on the Meaning Of Life Tour and opened for Maroon 5. Along the way, she also garnered a nomination at the “People’s Choice Awards” and captivated audiences on the NBC’s “TODAY” and “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” “Radio Disney Music Awards,” and on Boston’s most hallowed ground, Fenway Park. Brynn released her fan favorite, holiday cover of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and gave an unforgettable performance of the staple on The Kelly Clarkson Show to cap off 2019.  After two years of writing and recording, she’s back in 2021 with her new single “Long Way Home” and her EP, Based On A True Story, coming May 28th. We chatted with Cartelli about her new single and much more!!
13:43
May 13, 2021
Ep 57 | Conversation with Anna Thompson
Following a string of viral singles, independent artist Anna Thompson has released her highly anticipated debut EP “Centerpiece.” The 7 track pop project highlights Thompson’s signature confessional storytelling as she recounts first discovering lingering feelings for an ex and the subsequent reconnection. We talked with the Seattle artist about how she got started in music, creating her EP, and more!
23:16
May 10, 2021
Ep 56 | Conversation with Chance Perez
From the band In Real Life to filming in New Zealand for the show Power Rangers, Chance Perez is making his way around in the Hollywood world. The former band member and now solo artist/actor is working on new projects and endeavors. Perez recently was featured on a song with Deerock & Wyle called "Bad." We chatted with him about the song and acting in New Zealand and much more!
21:14
May 06, 2021
Ep 55 | Conversation with Britton Buchanan
On this episode, we chatted with Britton Buchanan. Buchanan has been active in the music scene since he first picked up a guitar at age 8. He grew up playing local venues and eventually bars, but when NBC’s The Voice reached out, he knew it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. The singer-songwriter went on to captivate the Season 14 judges and viewers to earn the runner-up spot. Since then he has been continuing to hone his soulful sound inspired by the soundtrack of his childhood. His latest release “Better” is an effervescent bluesy, rock track reminiscent of the late music legend, Prince. We chatted with the singer-songwriter about “Better,” his forthcoming debut record, and more!
33:40
May 03, 2021
Ep 54 | Conversation with Grace Gaustad
In 2018, Grace Gaustad stunned viewers with her YouTube cover of Hozier’s “Take Me To Church,” which amassed an impressive 25 million views. Since then Gaustad has continued to captivate audiences with her powerful vocals, vulnerable lyrics, and mission to create a welcoming and safe space for her fans. We chatted with the Arizona-born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist about her new EP, her upcoming full-length debut, ‘BLKBX,’ and more!
19:12
April 30, 2021
Ep 53 | Conversation with Hayd
On this episode, we chatted with rising artist Hayd. Listening to Hayd’s discography is like reading a page from his journal. With each chord, Hayd exposes his innermost thoughts and provides comfort in the realization that none of us are alone in our feelings or struggles. Following his viral track, “Changes,” a song about our worlds evolving faster than we are, his new single “Closure” addresses the relatable confusion that comes with heartbreak. We chatted with the Michigan-based artist about “Closure,” his upcoming debut EP, and his next chapter!
25:42
April 26, 2021
Ep 52 | Conversation with Greyson Chance
You may know Greyson Chance from his famous cover of "Paparazzi" a few years back, which landed him as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Since then, Chance has grown into a talented young musician. He released his album Portraits back in 2019, earning him a loyal fan base. He headlined LA Pride back in 2019 and now he is gearing up for his second album. He just released his new single "Hellboy" and we chatted about his new music and much more!
15:06
April 23, 2021
Ep 51 | Conversation with Kate Stephenson
Are you single and wondering why there are no single theme songs out there? Well, Kate Stephenson has released the most relatable song for all those single people out there. Her new song, "Exless" is out now and it's basically the Olivia Rodrigo song for all single people and we absolutely love it. We chatted with Stephenson about her new song and much more!
15:48
April 12, 2021
Ep 50 | Conversation with Mehro
Finding new music can be hard, that's why we're here, to make it easier. Rising artist, Mehro is the perfect musician to stream if you're having a lot of questions about a relationship or just life in general. His debut EP, SKY ON FIRE is deep and really hits a lot of messages that make you wonder and think. Whether it's the title single of the EP, "SKY ON FIRE," which deals with feeling sort of trapped, or a more love-type song such as "Chance With You." Each song has a different emotion felt while listening to the EP. ECHO chatted with Mehro about his debut EP and much more!
07:50
April 08, 2021
Ep 49 | Conversation with Tai Verdes
You may not know the name Tai Verdes, but you’ve definitely heard his music on TikTok. His breakout single, “Stuck In The Middle” has been used in 2.6 million videos across the platform. His new single, “we would have some cute kids” is already gaining traction with its fun narrative, catchy lyrics, and idyllic video. We chatted with Tai about the new single, his upcoming debut album 'TV,' and more!
15:53
April 05, 2021
Ep 48 | Conversation with 44blonde
We chatted with rising artist, 44blonde, about his brand new single “She Loves Drugs” and more!
08:44
April 01, 2021
Ep 47 | Conversation with Dasha
On this episode, we chatted with pop/west coast R&B artist, Dasha. Over the past several months, Dasha has been producing songs worthy of TikTok virality. This writing has culminated with her debut EP, $hiny Things. Across all six tracks, Dasha opens up about her successes and struggles over the past year. From “More Than This” to the title track, the project provides a range of heartbreaking and empowering songs that combine honest lyrics, relatable stories, and California vibes. We chatted with the multi-hyphenate about her new EP, TikTok, and more!
18:29
March 29, 2021
Ep 46 | Conversation with Zak Abel
Zak Abel has released his new track, ‘Be Kind’ — his first new solo music of 2021. Co-written with Nate Cyphert (Marshmello, Bebe Rexha) and produced by Nick Ruth, ‘Be Kind’ radiates the warmth and sincerity that Zak put out into the world throughout the course of 2020. A smoky, feel-good jam full of verve and groove, ‘Be Kind’ itself listens like an anthem for the soul, an antidote to the division and intolerance that Zak sees and feels all around him. Zak says: “We are living through a strange time where it feels like we are so divided and intolerant of people that we disagree with or are different to us. Often, that intolerance is based on someone’s race or religion, sexuality, gender, or identity. To me, the content of one’s character is a much, much more important factor. In a world where you can be anything, I’ll be kind to you. Could you be kind to me?"‘Be Kind’ follows the success of 2020’s ‘Freedom’ — a collaboration with Superstar dance producer Kygo which has since amassed over 100 million streams.
14:50
March 25, 2021
Ep 45 | Conversation with Bahari
On this episode, we chatted with alt-pop duo Bahari. From their debut single “Wild Ones” to their viral hit “Savage,” Bahari has continued to create tracks that resonate universally. Their first releases of 2021, “Bipolar” and “Jackie Kennedy” address relatable and deeply personal subjects, including mental health and sudden loss. We chatted with Ruby and Natalia about growing up in Kenya and California, the writing process behind both singles, and more!
17:34
March 22, 2021
Ep 44 | 2021 Grammy Awards
Co-Founders, Will and Amelia recap and break down the history-making 2021 Grammy Awards.
35:10
March 16, 2021
Ep 43 | Conversation with Foley
On this episode, we sat down with New Zealand Pop Duo, Foley. Following their 2020 debut EP, ‘On My Conscience,' Ash Wallace and Gabriel Everett have continued to create infectious tracks that resonate with their over 85,000 monthly Spotify listeners. On their sophomore EP ‘Vacation,’ Foley create and contemplate different avenues of escape while delving into love, loss, and learning. Foley took a break from festivals and their mini-tour across New Zealand to chat with us about how the pandemic changed music in New Zealand, their new EP, and more!
32:03
March 15, 2021
Ep 42 | Conversation with Dolo Tonight
On this episode, we chatted with emerging rapper Dolo Tonight. Since 2019, the New Jersey native has been fusing lyrical wordplay with a blend of  Jazz, Punk Rock, and Hip-Hop to create thought-provoking songs. Following tracks like “Graduation” and “Zoom,” his latest single “Higher” tackles the struggle to find peace through the fluctuations of life. Dolo takes that idea to new heights in the accompanying music video in which Dolo and his crew attempt to break the Guinness World Record for music video filmed at the highest altitude on land. We chatted with Dolo Tonight about “Higher,” breaking records,  and what to expect from his upcoming project, Back To Earth, landing Spring 2021.
22:07
March 01, 2021
Ep 41 | Conversation with Sarah Barrios
On this episode, we chatted with Sarah Barrios. Listeners were first introduced to Sarah Barrios’s unfaded honesty on her 2020 debut EP, "Letters I Never Sent.” Although the four-track project chronicled the end of a relationship, it opened a pathway for Barrios to reflect on her behavior and sexuality.  Her latest EP, “Conversations With Myself” addresses questions that arose during this journey of self-discovery We chatted with the alt-pop singer-songwriter about her new single “Happy,” what she learned in the writing process, and more!
25:21
February 22, 2021
Ep 40 | Conversation with Lauren Weintraub
On this episode, we chatted with viral TikTok musician Lauren Weintraub. From an early age, Weintraub loved music. Her passion led her to seek and secure roles in local theater productions and eventually to busk and perform throughout Massachusetts. In 2017, Weintraub left Boston to study music in Nashville. Shortly after her arrival, people began to take notice of her songwriting, including Big Machine Music and Brandy Clark who eventually signed her. A few years later, all eyes and ears are still on Weintraub’s music. Last month, 1.5 million TikTok users discovered her now-viral video featuring a clip of her debut single, “She’s Mine.” a relatable twist on a breakup song. We chatted with Weintraub about the single, what it has been like going viral and more!
16:57
February 15, 2021
Ep 39 | Conversation with Valentina CY
Valentina CY is a Los Angeles-bred singer-songwriter-producer whose soulful pop sensibility won the hearts of tastemakers when it surfaced on her Unmanageable debut EP and breakout track “Powerful” last year releases new song and music video “Postmates.” The mellow but powerful track, which highlights various emotional points in her relationship, was written and produced by Valentina and is the first release of the year with more music to follow.
11:36
February 12, 2021
Ep 38 | Conversation with Annika Wells
On this episode, we chatted with singer/songwriter Annika Wells. Over the past few years, Wells has penned tracks for popular artists including Noah Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers and Illenium. Now the California native is making her major label debut with Vol. 1 and Epic Records. Her first single, “Fuck Being Sober” introduces listeners to Well’s unapologetic songwriting and encourages disrupting the status quo in order to live life to the fullest. We chatted with Wells about the single, her homemade music video and what is up next. Take a listen.
15:02
February 08, 2021
Ep 37 | Conversation with SZNS
On this episode, we chatted with pop group, SZNS. The all-female quartet blends EDM, latin-synth, and house-inspired beats to create songs that not only will get stuck in your head but will make you feel empowered. Their latest single, “Behave” is a pop earworm that promotes the message of being your authentic self despite others' opinions and expectations. We chatted with Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn about the single, bonding during Quarantine, and more.
34:32
February 01, 2021
Ep 36 | Conversation with Brynn Elliott
Ever since releasing her debut single, “Might Not Like Me” in 2018, alt-pop artist Brynn Elliott has continued to foster a sense of authenticity in her poetic songwriting. Two years after her debut, Elliott has returned with her latest anthemic single, “Tell Me I’m Pretty.” The song is inspired by a Harvard Soccer Team scandal where players rated incoming freshman woman based on “hotness” and promotes embracing everything about ourselves and knowing we're, “worth more than some numbers or a score.” We chatted with Elliott about her single, her upcoming sophomore EP ‘Can I Be Real?,’ and how philosophy inspires her songwriting.
24:37
January 25, 2021
Ep 35 | Conversation with Nicholas Hamilton
Indie-pop artist Nicholas Hamilton is known for his roles as Henry Bowers in It and It Chapter Two, as well as Rellian in Captain Fantastic. Now, this Australian artist is telling personal stories through his music. Over the past two years, Hamilton has worked alongside The Voice alum Britton Buchanan to create a story infused EP that captures love, loss, and change. We chatted with Hamilton about his debut single, “Different Year,”  what to expect from the EP, and more!
23:53
January 11, 2021
Ep 34 | Conversation with Greg Scott
On this episode, we chatted with Greg Scott.  Multi-hyphenate, Greg Scott has loved music and writing since he was a kid shadowing his father to studio sessions. Most recently, he brought this passion to NBC's Songland.  His song “Miracle” captured the panel’s attention and was selected as the song of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. We chatted with the Songland winner about being on the show, writing virtually, and what to look forward to next!
28:32
December 22, 2020
Ep 33 | Conversation with Catie Turner
On this episode, we chatted with Catie Turner. Audiences were first introduced to the Pennsylvania native while she was a contestant on ABC’s American Idol. Her wordplay, ability to capture shared experiences and effervescent personality made her a standout and fan favorite. Two years, a few tours, and one acclaimed EP later, Turner is making a triumphant return with her brand new single "One Day" and companion video. We chatted with Turner about her newly inked record deal with Atlantic Records, her latest single, and more! Her adorable dog Derp also makes a guest appearance.
19:53
December 14, 2020
Ep 32 | Conversation with Maisie Peters
On this episode, we chatted with Maisie Peters. Since releasing her 2017 single “Place We Were Made,” Peters has made quite a name for herself with her witty, narrative driven tracks that delve into universal and emotional experiences. Her latest single, “Maybe Don’t,” a collaboration with JP Saxe,  is a conversational love song that looks at our tendency to sabotage “the things  we want the most,” as Peters and Saxe sing. We chatted with the rising artist about everything from her book club to her forthcoming debut album.
24:34
December 07, 2020
Ep 31 | Conversation with We The Commas
Since their first release in June 2020, SoCal natives We The Commas have been refining their signature Surf Alternative R&B (SARB) sound. Inspired by beach vibes and the classic surf style, the trio has been creating relatable and thoughtful music, while also carving out their own space in the genre. We chatted with brothers Cam, Jordy, and Lenny Comma about their start, their debut EP ‘SARB,’ and more.
19:16
November 23, 2020
Ep 30 | Conversation with Ian Nelson
Raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Ian Nelson began his acting career at a young age. He is best known for his screen debut in the blockbuster film THE HUNGER GAMES, his arc on the hit MTV series TEEN WOLF, and his leading turn on Peacock’s THERE’S JOHNNY. Over the last 11 years, he has had the privilege of starring alongside actors like ROBERT DOWNEY JR, JENNIFER LOPEZ, BETTE MIDLER, JAMES MARSDEN, and LAVERNE COX to name a few. All throughout his life, Nelson has been passionate about music. He always travels with his guitar, and a few years ago while on location, he started writing his own songs. When Nelson returned to Los Angeles, he shared a demo with one of his vocal coaches, DAVE STROUD, and Dave introduced him to up-and-coming music producer JACOB MCCASLIN. Together the two began collaborating on what would become Nelson’s debut single: “21st Century Love.” Nelson got the idea for the song when he was on a dating app and matched with a beautiful red headed girl, whom he knew nothing about, yet couldn’t get out of his mind. Perplexed by how real his attraction felt, Nelson wanted to write a song that explored the changing landscape of loneliness, intimacy, and the desire for connection in our technology-dependent modern age. The music video was shot in April of 2020 at the beginning of the Pandemic, as the deserted streets of Los Angeles provided the ideal setting to express the themes of the song. At the crack of dawn, Nelson and Co-Director, LA celebrity photographer, COLLIN STARK, embarked on a socially distanced shoot to capture the one-take video that also features one of Nelson's passions: tap dancing. In addition to his directing and producing, Nelson also served as the video's editor. We chatted with Nelson about his debut song and video and much more!
22:36
November 20, 2020
Ep 29 | Conversation with Noah Malcolm
On this episode we sat down with indie-folk/pop artist, Noah Malcolm. Music has been a guiding and driving force for Malcolm for as long as he can remember. What first began at his  childhood piano led to classical music training and a job as a theater director.  Now Malcolm is continuing his musical journey with his upcoming debut EP, ‘On Time.’ We chatted with the Toronto-based artist about his new single “If Not,” his upcoming EP and more.
20:50
November 16, 2020
Ep 28 | Conversation with Mariah Belgrod
On this episode we chatted with Mariah Belgrod. Belgrod first discovered her passion for performing at a very young age. She grew up participating in local theater productions in her Pennsylvania town. At age 15, Belgrod lost that spark as she began to struggle with depression. She found her voice again when she discovered the karaoke-style app Smule in 2016. Now a verified partner of the app, Belgrod uses her platform to spread mental health awareness and connect with and “M-POWER” her audience. Her latest single, “Team Player” is an empowering anthem about understanding your worth. We chatted with Mariah Belgrod about the single, Smule and more.
13:37
November 09, 2020
Ep 27 | Conversation with Jane Handcock
On this episode, we chatted with Oakland based artist, Jane Handcock. Inspired by the music that echoed through her childhood, Hancock aims to write and perform music that radiates confidence and offers solace through the nostalgic sound and relatable lyrics. Along with her debut release 'Where’s Jane? Series 1' in 2018, Handcock has developed quite an impressive resume. She has worked with notable artists such as Kelly Rowland, Tyrese, and Rick Ross and for shows including HBO’s Insecure. We chatted with Handcock about her album ‘Fa Real,’ her evolution, and more.
18:30
November 02, 2020
Ep 26 | Conversation with SKANDRA
On this episode, we chatted with Paris-based Pop artist SKANDRA. If you have scrolled through TikTok lately, you may have come across a viral video from creator Ylane Duparc. In the video, Duparc confesses that he “really f*cked up.” He explains that he and his wife, Alexandra aka SKANDRA blew through their life savings to fulfill her artistic dreams of producing a solo album and cinematic video for her single, “Rivers.” He encourages viewers to stream the song to help fulfill his wife’s aspiration in the seamlessly looped video. We chatted with SKANDRA about the viral TikTok, her music, and her self-established non-profit Treehouse. Take a listen!
26:01
October 26, 2020
Ep 25 | Conversation with David Davis
Our next guest David Davis discovered a love for music at church and by listening to Motown records. Davis’ career has been punctuated with highlights such as working alongside music legend Quincy Jones and headlining a 73-show residency in Dubai. His latest achievement is becoming the current winner of NBC’s Songland. His song “Everything It Took To Get To You” was recorded by actor and singer, Ben Platt and charted at #1 New Pop Song Chart, #5 All Song Chart, and #2 Pop Chart. We chatted with the ‘pop-soul’ artist about his latest single, “Ocean,” touring and more. Take a listen.
20:22
October 19, 2020
Ep 24 | Conversation with Kiiara
After exploding onto the scene over five years ago, Atlantic Records recording artist Kiiara has released her highly-anticipated debut album ‘lil kiiwi.’ The incredible project is highlighted by the princess of chop pop’s collaboration with superstar rapper blackbear,“So Sick” as well as six brand-new tracks, recently released singles “I Still Do,” “Never Let You” and “Numb (feat. DeathbyRomy and PVRIS),” and past hits “Gold,” Whippin (Feat. Felix Snow)”and “Feels.” ‘lil kiiwi’ finds Kiiara bringing a new level of self-possession to her music, fully embracing her instincts in every step of the process and capturing the strange complexities of love. This is exemplified in the track “So Sick (feat. blackbear),” a bold but brightly textured tale of a toxic romance. “As soon as I cut the vocals on that song I could hear him on it,” Kiiara recalls. “We hadn’t spoken in a long time but he hit me right back and said he’d love to do it. It ended up being a playful, dramatic song.” ECHO chatted with Kiiara about her debut album and much more!
16:47
October 15, 2020
Ep 23 | Conversation with Surf Mesa
File under “mellifluous.” That’s how Los Angeles’ Powell Aguirre likes to think of the music he makes as Surf Mesa. It’s electronic, but full of organic texture. It’s rooted in dance, but sounds best by the light of the full moon. It’s sweet, but also thoughtful. In other words, as Surf puts it, “music for good feels.” That phrase certainly sums up his biggest hit to date, “ily (i love you baby)” featuring Emilee, a tropically tinged bop that was born on TikTok, but quickly conquered listening platforms around the world, amassing over820million combined streams to date, topping U.S. and Global Viral Charts, and debuting on Top 40 radio. Early press has included Rolling Stone, Billboard, HITS, Idolator, Soundazed and Fresh Music Freaks. Though he’s only 20, Surf has logged an impressive number of hours honing his craft. He grew up in Sammamish, Washington, outside Seattle, where an older brother hooked him up with FL Studio –when Surf was in third grade. The summer after his senior year,Surf broke his leg and was bedridden for months. Unexpectedly, that time stuck at home paid off in the form of an EP, titled bedroom, of course. When the cast came off, he wasted no time moving in with musician friends in Los Angeles. Then one night scrolling TikTok, he came across Batesville, Arkansas’ Emilee Flood playing an acoustic cover of Frankie Valli’s 1967 hit “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Captivated by her honeyed voice, Surf dropped the audio into his DAW and, within hours, had posted his remixon SoundCloud. Soon, label reps were blowing up his phone. He signed with Astralwerks. There’s no shortage of collaborations in the works, beginning with Surf’s remix of Marshmello and Halsey’s “Be Kind” and his new single, “Somewhere” ft. Gus Dapperton. While the electronic landscape evolves at a dizzying speed, Surf knows what he wants from his own music. He calls it “electronic alternative”–a style that balances digital textures with piano, guitar, and even acoustic drums, and focuses on songwriting as much as sick beats. It’s catchy. It’s chill. It’s mellifluous. We chatted with Surf Mesa about his music and future in the music industry and much more.
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October 08, 2020
Ep 22 | Conversation with David Whelan and Conor O'Donohoe of Wild Youth
After climbing the charts in 2019, Irish pop group, Wild Youth are poised for global domination with their catchy new single, “Next To You.” This new track is a “sad banger” that creatively captures the classic concept of love at first sight. To match the track’s upbeat 80’s inspired sound, the band collaborated with The Tenth Man to create a vibrant and colorful video that features psychedelic visuals and signature dance moves. Listen to what the band had to say about the single, the video and more!
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October 05, 2020
Ep 21 | Conversation with the Artists Behind the Remake of “Eye’s Blue Like The Atlantic” (Powfu, Rxseboy and Sarcastic Sounds)
Rapper Powfu, acclaimed singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin and rapper-producer RXSEBOY have officially teamed up for a brand new version of Italian producer Sista Prod’s breakout phenomenon “Eyes Blue Like The Atlantic.” Sista Prod’s “Eyes Blue Like The Atlantic” has already proven a true social media sensation, featured in over 250,000 TikTok videos thus far. The 18-year-old Italian producer’s original version is rapidly shaping up as an equally popular streaming favorite, currently ascending towards the top 20 on the Spotify US Viral 50 Chart while climbing the overall Global Viral 50. “Eyes Blue Like The Atlantic” is also rising up the chart in an array of international markets, including #12 in New Zealand, #20 in Australia, #26 in Singapore, #29 in Switzerland, #30 in Canada, and #37 in the UK. We chatted with with Powfu, Rxseboy and Sarcastic Sounds, the artists behind the new version.
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October 01, 2020
Ep 20 | Conversation with Frankie Clarke of Frankie and The Studs
From her childhood tour adventures with father, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, to her pre-teen experience in her Sweet Gone Sour band, music has always been a part of Frankie Clarke’s life. Now Clarke is starting a new chapter as the singer/songwriter and guitarist for her newest band, Frankie and The Studs. While touring alongside inspirations such as the B-52’s, Billie Joe Armstrong’s The Longshot, and The Struts, this Los Angeles-based rock band has been redefining rock n’ roll for a new generation since 2016. In collaboration with Anthony Stasi and producer Paul Miner, Clarke has written the band’s new single "(Not Your) Victim,”  a cathartic and empowering track inspired by the inherent and powerful strength of women. This new single and corresponding video, were released under a newly inked deal with Australian label Punktured Media. We chatted with Frankie about "(Not Your) Victim,” and more!
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September 28, 2020
Ep 19 | Conversation with David Hugo
19 year old David Hugo is an independent artist from Carmel, California. Last year, Hugo dropped out of college and started releasing music, amassing over 760,000 followers and 20M+ likes on Tik Tok. His sound is upbeat, genuine pop paired with honest and relatable lyrics and bright melodies. His new song “9teen” captures that about being a young 19 year old and being young and naive getting to enjoy life with friends. Hugo showed an affinity towards writing music from an early age. After beginning piano lessons at the age of 10, he began composing original works. After about six-months of lessons, his teacher relocated, and due to the inability to find another who was a good fit, he continued teaching himself with the use of books and the internet. After years of keeping songs and ideas in Voice Memos, in the beginning of 2019 David started recording, producing, and releasing music under the artist name “david hugø”. ECHO had the chance to chat with Hugo about his brand new song “9teen” and much more.
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September 25, 2020
Ep 18 | Conversation with Kat Saul
On this episode, we are chatting with alt-pop artist Kat Saul. We were first introduced to the Nashville-born, Los Angeles-based artist last year when she released her debut EP,'...From Unit 408.'. The 5 track project, which includes singles “Nick Miller” and “Unit 408” showcases her signature unapologetic pop that expands across an emotional range. Her latest single, “Monsters” explores anxiety and how our fears evolve as we get older. We sat down with Kat Saul to chat about “Monsters,” her new project, and more.
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September 21, 2020
Ep 17 | Conversation with Maty Noyes
Maty Noyes has been slaying with her pop love anthems such as “Say It To My Face” as well as even writing the song “Stay,” which Kygo then went onto produce and master. Following the release of “Wrong” earlier this month, singer-songwriter Maty Noyes has released the official video for the breakup bop. The video, directed by Clare Gillen (Kim Petras, King Princess), starts off with Maty inside a paint-by-number page which is filled in as the songstress sings through the feelings of a breakup ECHO had the chance to chat with Noyes about her brand new music video and more!
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September 17, 2020
Ep 16 | Conversation with Livingston
While growing up in Denton, TX, Livingston struggled to fit in. He turned to music as a source of escape and connection. Now 18, Livingston is a self-taught singer, songwriter, and producer that is creating a community for his listeners and over 400K followers on TikTok. His debut EP Lighthouse features his unique blend of “orchestral cinematic pop” that transports listeners to carnivals, beaches and other cinematic worlds. We chatted with Livingston about his debut EP Lighthouse, the importance of music in his life and more.
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September 14, 2020
Ep 15 | Conversation with Anthony Ortiz
Anthony Ortiz should be on your new to listen to list and if he’s not definitely fix that now. His unique R&B/Pop sound will immediately capture you. His recent song “That’s Okay” makes the perfect car tune for a road trip in the summer. He’s just getting started in the music industry and we chatted with Ortiz about his new song and much more
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September 10, 2020
Ep 14 | Conversation with Club Paradise
Club Paradise started 2020 with the release of their nostalgic 80s inspired track “Teenagers.” Their latest single, “Growing Up,” is a sentimental synth-rock anthem that looks at our fast-paced culture that makes changes before many are ready to let go of familiar items, trends or technology. The catchy lyrics plead for understanding of readiness, noting that “We’re still growing up.” We chatted with  Ryan Young, Jackson Vert, Harry Webb, and Nathan Hogg about the single, recording in lockdown, and more from the Club Paradise universe. 
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September 07, 2020
Ep 13 | Conversation with Jenny March
Inspired by a past relationship, “November Nights” is about how you can love someone so deeply, even knowing you probably shouldn't be with this person, and yet you are still somehow addicted to making it work, longing for their love and validation. Earning notoriety for a consistent string of certified bops, Jenny March creates pop music that’s as intimate as it is intoxicating while proudly upending and undoing expectations all-around. Her songs embody pure pop bliss with hashtaggable lyrics that make you feel like you’re talking to your best friend or reading someone else’s DMs. Simply put, the Ohio-born, Los Angeles-based songstress is a self-proclaimed “open book” and writes lyrics like she’s texting. Her music lets girls know that they can have fun too and do the same thing that the guys do like partying and going out, encouraging listeners not to worry about what anyone else thinks. “November Nights” follows Jenny’s 2019 power ballad “Rebound” about honoring her self-respect over the love of a man and refusing to be the rebound of a crush. ECHO chatted with March about her empowering new song as well as filming her music video for "November Nights" and much more!
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September 03, 2020
Ep 12 | Conversation with Sam The Astronaut
After the success of their debut album, Girls of Summer, Vancouver based duo, Sam the Astronaut are back with their new album, Midnight Carlight. Inspired by the soundtracks of their childhoods, Garrison Johnson and TJ Gibson have created a project steeped in the sounds of the 80s. Gibson’s production utilizing 80s technology and Johnson’s vocals create a distinct combination of pop, new-wave electronic, hip-hop and disco. We chatted with Sam the Astronaut about the album, their inspirations and more.
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August 31, 2020
Ep 11 | Conversation with Conor Matthews
While everything is still slowly getting back to normal life, we’re here to give you new music to listen to. Conor Matthews is the perfect new artist to listen to right now with is brand new EP Heartbreak In The Hills, full of feel good, summer songs that will help with your feeling down mood. We chatted with Matthews about his brand new EP and much more.
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August 27, 2020
Ep 10 | Conversation with Cali Rodi
Originally discovered by country artist Keith Urban, Cali Rodi has developed a pop sound that is lyrically sophisticated and direct. In 2017, Rodi released her debut single, “Party Favor,” an empowering anthem for women inspired by her own struggles. Her new single,  “God Save The Queen” is the next evolution of that first single and one that Rodi hopes provides a sense of hope and strength to those listening who may have gone through a similar experience. We chatted with the LA-based artist about her new single, her upcoming debut project, and more.
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August 24, 2020
Ep 9 | Conversation with Dylan Jordan
Getting started in the music industry in only 2018, Dylan Jordan released a handful of music in a short time span of two years. With that SoCal feel to each of his songs, Jordan is on his way to becoming a heartthrob in the industry. Jordan just released his brand new single “Daisies in Darkness” and ECHO had the chance to chat with Jordan about his new song and more.
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August 20, 2020
Ep 8 | Conversation with GAYLE
We chatted with Nashville based singer songwriter, GAYLE. Since the age of ten, she has displayed a unique ability to write songs that creatively capture cross-generational struggles. In her latest single, “orange peel,” GAYLE showcases that talent by using the fruit as a metaphor for the relatable need to release stress. Listen to what GAYLE had to say about songwriting, inspiration, her growth, and more.
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August 17, 2020
Ep 7 | Conversation with Jackie Foster
You might remember Jackie Foster as the standout semi-finalist from 2018’s season of The Voice, but you aren’t ready for the energetic vibes this female powerhouse is about to give out! Over the last few years, Foster has released singles such as “Great Escapes,” “Runaway” and collaborated with fellow The Voice contestant DR King on “Love Is a Drug.” Her recent single matches current Dua Lipa with her disco, confident filled song “All That.” We chatted with Foster about the new song and much more!
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August 13, 2020
Ep 6 | Conversation with Lewis Knaggs
We recently chatted with London based artist, Lewis Knaggs. Over the years, Knaggs has become known for directing and producing stunning music videos and short films for iconic artists and brands. Now Knaggs is bringing his compelling storytelling evident in his visual work to songwriting. Driven by a piano riff, his latest single “Hold On”  tells a story of how your past can shape your future. Check out what this multi-faceted artist had to say about directing, his upcoming EP, and more.
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August 10, 2020
Ep 5 | Conversation with Jasmine Thompson
Zedd is known for his massive anthems that he collaborates with on either big artists or up and coming artists in the industry. His new song with singer/songwriter, Jasmine Thompson is called “Funny.” The song, written by Thompson is a clash of both Zedd’s coming of age EDM sound and Thompson’s authentic soul searching songwriting. ECHO had the chance to chat with Thompson about her new song and much more.
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August 06, 2020
Ep 4 | Conversation with GALXARA
GALXARA is gaining attention for her distinct vocal range and grand theatrical melodies. We sat down with her to chat about music, inspirations, and what’s to come from this emerging artist.
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August 03, 2020
Ep 3 | Conversation with Breantonia and Jak
London based songstress Breantonia and producer Jak have released their soulful debut track, “Exposure.” Listen to what Breantonia and Jak had to say about how they got connected, their single,”Exposure,” and what’s to come from this impressive collaboration.
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July 27, 2020
Ep 2 | Conversation with MIYA MIYA
MIYA MIYA is blending their intimate storytelling with a unique fusion of anthemic stadium and alternative pop on their debut EP “Cold Blood." Hear what Ginnie, Jordan, Gio and James had to say about the EP,  the “Cold Blood” music video, and more.
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July 20, 2020
Ep 1 | Conversation with Chris Anthony
We chatted with Chris Anthony about his single, "Get Away," what fans can look forward to next and more. S6psgUVZHupDvok0c7K5
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July 11, 2020