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La Bien Querida is the alter ego of Spanish songstress Ana Fernández-Villaverde, who has already released four albums via Madrid-based indie pop label Elefant Records. New tune “7 Días Juntos” is taken off her fifth studio album Fuego, released in October 2017, and it features guest vocals by Joan Miquel Oliver, singing lyrics translated from his 2009 single “Dins Un Avió De Paper”.

Talking about her new album, Ana explains: “This album talks about the desire that defends life, pleasure, self-fulfillment, freedom. The process of living through our desires, which are not dark or confusing but light and clear”.

For more info, check out La Bien Querida’s Facebook. You can buy Fuego on BancCamp or

SON LUX – DREAM STATE (Alt/Electronica – US)

LA-based genre-bending artist Son Lux (Ryan Lott) has been churning out unique, wildly creative compositions since the late noughties. Taken off his forthcoming album Brighter Wounds, “Dream State” is a lush production in the vein of some of Lott’s best works.

For your listening pleasure, here is an alternative version, bare and stripped down to the strict essentials.

Check out Son Lux’s SoundCloud for more tunes and head over to his Facebook for info and tour dates. Buy the music on

PANAMA – HOPE FOR SOMETHING (Alt/Indie – Australia)

Panama is the moniker of Sydney-based electronic pop producer Jarrah McCleary. His most recent EP, Hope For Something, is another signature Panama release, with songs like “Hope For Something” and “The Highs” containing huge anthemic choruses and powerfully poetic lyrics that draw from his rich personal experience.

As a singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist, Jarrah McCleary has the rare ability to blend raw emotional songwriting and lush synth-heavy production in his music. It’s a skill that allows him to paint every element in his songs, from the moment he first sits down at the piano to the final touches in the studio.

Panama’s previous EPs and singles (“Jungle”, “Stay Forever”) have amassed millions of streams between Spotify and SoundCloud and received significant airplay on Triple J BBC Radio 1.

More info and music on Panama’s official site or Facebook. Buy on BandCamp or


Los Angeles based French-American duo Freedom Fry are sharing more dancey tunes from their recently released EP, Strange Attraction. This new release veers away from the alt-folk of their previous works to venture into indie-pop, full of glowing synth lines, funky guitars and catchy vocals.

On “Party Down”, the mood is festive and you will have a hard time not tapping your feet (or even singing along). Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll’s perfectly complementary vocal interplay adds to the overall very polished production. This track is definitely a well-crafted pop song that’s hard to get enough of, and luckily there’s more where this came from with Strange Attraction‘s title track.

Find out more on Freedom Fry’s official site or Facebook. Stream their music on SoundCloud and buy it on

OSCAR & THE WOLF – INFINITY (Indie/Pop – Belgium)

Belgian pop export Oscar and the Wolf returns with the latest single lifted from his brand new album Infinity, out now via PIAS. Produced by Belgian techno wizard One Track Brain, “Runaway” is a grittier, late-night club take on O&TW’s signature indie pop sound, combining seductive vocals and icy-cold minimal beats.

In the past couple of years Oscar & The Wolf, helmed by multimedia artist Max Colombie, have released a string of chart-toppers in Belgium (“So Real”, “Breathing”, “Strange Entity”), rapidly transitioning from undergound blog favourite to household name. After headlining Pukkelpop and being the first live band to play Tomorrowland, they are embarking on a sold out tour which includes two back-to-back dates at Antwerp’s 23,000-capactiy Sportpaleis.

Infinity features 12 tracks oscillating between dark electro and poetic indie pop, most of them written by Colombie at home in Brussels. The new set fuses exquisitely delivered vocals with layers of synths and thumping beats, matching a cinematic quality to an emotive flair. Colombie explains: “I’ve never made such an eclectic collection of songs, and it’s turned out that way because I’ve had kind of a dramatic year. But actually I think drama can be a good thing. […] That’s where the music comes from.”

For more info and music go to the band’s official site or Facebook. Stream / download Infinity on Bandcamp or