INsiders Guide : Brigetta, Alextbh, The Only Ocean, Trade Secrets, St. Humain

Brigetta: Nashville has always been known for it’s country music, but not anymore as pop music is slowly starting to take over the masses. At just 16, Brigetta made the move to Nashville to pursue her music career, and it wasn’t long before she signed a publishing deal with Prescription Songs. She was originally part of the duo Truitt, before she decided to embark on her solo career, and now at age 19 she’s ready to take the center stage. Brigetta’s debut single “Tic Tac Toe” is about reevaluating how you handle those texts with your local crush.

Formerly part of the duo Truitt alongside her brother Brett, they built a massive following for themselves, amassing over 2 million Spotify streams. “It’s exciting to start the process of something bigger,” Brigetta said. “Being so enthralled by music at such an early age allowed me to be more capable of expressing my emotions, and I hope I can encourage that in others. I want to be an outlet for other people, just like my idols were for me.”

Alextbh: Malaysian artist alextbh has released a brand new single “Still Mine”. The song is a combination of both R&B and industrial pop, and is the first taste people have gotten from the up and coming pop star. Alextbh described the single saying, “Very excited to see people reacting to ‘Still Mine’; to me pushing the queer POC narrative. We exist, we get heartbroken, and we expect to have songs that reflect just that.”
Living openly gay and unafraid in a highly conservative unaccepting Malaysian society where the government is very outspoken about being opposed to the LGBTQ community. Music is not only and outlet for him, but a platform to instill strength and resolve within the community.

Since debuting in 2016, alextbh has amassed over 10 million Spotify streams, and has been featured on the cover of Spotify Malaysia’s ‘New Music Friday’.

The Only Ocean: This band are an upcoming group that hope to resurrect alternative grunge music. “Replaceable” is the first single from their upcoming album, which gives lead singer Wesley Hill a platform to share his struggle with body dysmorphia. Comprised of childhood friends, Wesley Hill, Shae Kakos, and Alex Burdess, The Only Ocean, has quickly become one of Southern California’s most beloved artists. 

“Replaceable” is one of the most honest songs I’ve heard from a grunge act, and it’s a track that I’m sure many listeners will be able to relate too. Hill touched on the meaning behind “Replaceable” saying “Replaceable is about my struggle with anorexia and body dysmorphia. About how I act as if nothing’s wrong and try to continue my day-to-day though all I’m thinking about is how I look. It also touches on me not being happy with myself, and thinking I’m replaceable to everyone in their lives.”

Trade Secrets: Synth collective Trade Secrets have dropped their new single “True North”. Their debut EP “Golden Life” was inspired by group member F.J. DeSanto’s time spent in Tokyo before facing a life-threatening illness. These life-changing circumstances allowed DeSanto to immerse himself in his music, and create a piece of art. Trade Secrets are ready to release their highly anticipated and debut full length, “Before We Vanish”. “The record is about re-entering the orbit of life and learning how to live it again. The first record was a dream and this one is about waking up from that dream and rediscovering who you are”, reveals DeSanto.

“True North” is a euphoric single, driven by electronic beats and synth melodies. DeSanto spoke on the project saying “It’s always fascinating and at least a little dangerous. It’s about looking out over a sprawling city and embracing being a tiny speck of dust in a giant world. It doesn’t matter who you are and where you are, there is always a desire to know what lies in the shadows of our hearts and souls”.

St. Humain: Sydney based artist St. Humain has just released his brand new single “Fever Vibe” via Billboard. The single depicts the feelings everyone has encountered, with the early sparks of a relationship. Inspired by pop artists like Dua Lipa, Julia Michaels and Charlie Puth, St. Humain’s music is a fusion of modern pop and urban influences. The singer / songwriter stated, “My songs are always about something in my personal life and I don’t write what I can’t relate to, because I think that at the end of the day we’re all human and are in need of some real authentic connections. Honesty is the motto here”.

“Fever Vibe” is an electro-pop track that’s fueled by the heat of young love. This anthem is going to be one on the Summer soundtracks, with St. Humain’s passionate vocals and sleek pop production. The track was mixed by Simon Cohen (Justin Bieber, Starley) and mastered by Leon Zervos (Amy Shark, Maroon 5, Troye Sivan). “Fever Vibe” focuses on the feeling of being in love, a relatable sense that we’ve all had. “That spark in the early days of a relationship is highly romantic and being the incredibly idealistic person I am, I tried to distill it to a three minute song”, confesses St. Humain.


Written By: Neill Frazer

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