UK Industry Blogger, Ray Sang, Highlights Who will be Making Waves in 2018
There are a number of artists, across a wide range of genres who really put in the ground work last year; leaving a last impression on the music sphere.
Entering the New year with a Grammy nomination for the song “Crew” with GoldLink and Shy Glizzy, can only foreshadow the greatness to come for Brent Faiyaz.
Known as one of the premier rising acts within the rejuvenated R&B scene, Faiyaz is not one to shy away from the realities of hardship. It is this openness that strikes a chord with his audience, developing him into the relatable artist we see today.
His Debut album Sonder Son, praised for its honesty, details the ability to find joy and peace amidst difficulty.
This however was only the tip of the iceberg. Faiyaz heads out on tour January 30th and had hinted that 2018 will be one for the History books.
We wait in anticipation. Whatever he has up his sleeve is bound to be spectacular.
Pink hair, great style and killer dance moves. In 2017 Alicai ‘Hot Shot’ Harley made it a point of duty to make her presence known on the UK music scene.
She has hit the ground running and shows no signs of slowing down.
Following the release, and subsequent success, of her single “Gold” the singer/rapper now redirects her energy to performing.
There is no doubt that we will be seeing her lighting up stages all around the country. Who knows we may even get an album this year or at the very least an EP.
Arlissa released her first single, “Hard to Love Somebody”, with rapper Nas in 2012, followed by “Sticks & Stones” in 2013 and has worked with P Money, Schiller, Tough Love and Netsky. She spent the vast majority of 2017 sharing her music on YouTube and Facebook capturing our hearts with poignant, heartfelt lyrics.
The singer-songwriter is kicking off the new year with a new single and a headline show at the London Omeara.
Whatever her plans for the coming year if January is anything to go by it is sure to be a busy one.
We will be forever indebted to YouTube auto play for the discovery of this artist.
Etham spent 2017 gracing stages up and down the country and connecting with his fans.
His single “Better Now” released late last year has already reached over 3 million views and his audience continues to grow.
It is hard to believe that this singer-songwriter is still a teenager. The lyrical depth and emotion-fuelled passion of his music is simply Astonishing.
Undoubtedly, 2018 will house a plethora of shows for this budding artist and maybe even a top 10 single.
One thing is for certain. Regardless of country or genre, 2018 will be an exciting year of growth and artistic development for many within the music sphere.
About Ray Sang
Rachel Sanguinetti, better known as Ray Sang, is London Based Creative Industry blogger dedicated to providing a platform for upcoming musicians and creatives. With her usp being inclusivity, she is all about celebrating originality and has written and interviewed creatives from a number of sectors including music, food and interior design. For more, visit www.IndustryMe.co.uk.