We owe all of you an apology. It seems that we have been loving these rising stars in silence when we should have been sharing them with you! We sincerely apologize for our selfish actions. To prove to you how sorry we are, we have a jam-packed Rising Star Roundup to mark our epic return!
We’ve got some of our favorite rising stars in store for you! If you aren’t familiar with Rising Star Roundup, we choose artists that we think need to be on everyone’s radar and compile them together for you! The artists may not all have the same journey, but they all have the same love for music! These artists deserve the world and your streams!
Starting our first Rising Star Roundup back strong with Lizzy McAlpine! Now, you’ve probably heard her beautiful voice all over TikTok recently, because her song ‘ceilings’ has been making its way to everyone’s ears these days! She is such a talented individual and a kind soul! Her songs like ‘doomsday’ and ‘Pancakes for Dinner’ have us here at The Honey POP hanging on to every note.
Every song Lizzy releases has such a comforting feel to it. When listening to her songs, it’s like she really sees us, and that’s something that makes a great artist. We are absolutely obsessed with Lizzy and all of her music, especially ‘reckless driving’ ft. Ben Kessler. If you take anything from today’s Rising Star Roundup, let it be: live, laugh, Lizzy McAlpine.
If you haven’t already checked out Lizzy McAlpine and her music, you can do so right here!
RAYE 🛑TW: This Section Mentions Sexual Assault🛑
If you’re looking for an artist that can do it all, RAYE is the artist for you! Have you ever heard the song ‘Escapism’ that’s been blowing up on TikTok? That’s her! That’s not the song we wanna talk about today, though. Her song ‘Ice Cream Man’ is so raw and really touches on the reality of SA. Her voice fills not only your ears, but also your heart as you listen.
In each lyric, you can hear the strength she has to tell this horrifying truth. She not only touches on reality, but she talks about how strong she is and in turn how strong all women are. RAYE gives a voice to the voiceless in her song, and we admire her courage and her talent. Rising Star Roundup is happy to have her!
Wanna get more into RAYE and her music? There’s a link for that!
Do you like artists like Gracie Abrams and Conan Gray? Then you’ll love boygenius and their latest release, the record. Composed of 4 songs, the record wraps you in a warm hug while making you cry at the same time. We took a listen to ‘Not Strong Enough’ and needed a few moments to cry before we could carry on. Who doesn’t love artists that make you cry?
We are at a loss for words when it comes to the talent boygenius possesses. Whoever got the idea to put Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus in the same room, we here at The Honey POP owe you our lives. This trio makes music that we can only dream of, and that’s why all of you need to check them out!
Want to add boygenius to your stan list? Click here to listen to all their music!
Riah is the type of artist that is impossible not to love. Her voice is like honey, and no, we’re not just saying that because of our brand. She’s got such a smooth way of singing that we cannot get enough of. Her newest release, ‘can’t lose you now,’ has been playing through our speakers nonstop since it hit Spotify, and we are not ashamed.
Not only is her voice absolutely mesmerizing, but so is her songwriting. The theme of this week’s Rising Star Roundup seems to be songs that take up our entire brains while they play. Her songs command your attention, making it the only thing you can think about for the entire 3 minutes. We applaud her skills, and we would love some more music!
You must stream ‘can’t lose you now,’ so here’s the link!
Abby Simone, tell us how you do it? Tell us how you released ‘For Once,’ a song that makes us feel so many things. We’re not sure if we want to dance, cry, lay on the ground in the fetal position, or somehow try to manage all three. This song is absolutely breathtaking, and so are you!
Seriously though, if you like R&B that causes mixed emotions, Abby Simone and ‘For Once’ are for you. In the song, Abby sings about taking back her power and control of her emotions. This is one of those songs that empowers you in a way that is almost indescribable. Indescribable or not, we’re recommending Abby Simone to everyone.
Have you listened to Abby’s single? No? Click the link.
We know that we’ve talked about Mimi Webb in Rising Star Roundup before, but we don’t think you’re hearing us. This woman has talent for days, and we’re making our way to the head of her fan club! Remember her song ‘House on Fire?’ Well, she’s released a new album; and you guessed it, ‘House on Fire’ is on it!
Mimi Webb’s debut album, Amelia, is full to the brim of bops and bangers! One thing is for sure, she is making 2023 the year of Mimi, and we are absolutely here for it. This album has some of our favorite breakup bops to date, and we’re beyond excited to see what this year is going to bring for Mimi. Stream Amelia for the clearest skin the world has ever seen.
Go on, stream the album, you know you want to. All you have to do is click the link.
We are proud to say that we’re huge fans of this next artist! Anna Graves released her first single, ‘Easy For You,’ on March 3rd and we are in love with it. Being a new artist is hard, but you wouldn’t know that from the talent radiating off of Anna. She’s a seasoned professional in our eyes. Don’t try to convince us otherwise.
We started Rising Star Roundup because some artists just stuck with us but weren’t really considered mainstream. We started Rising Star Roundup for artists like Anna Graves, and we’re happy to say that even when we take time off, we still love sharing these artists with you! A special thank you to rising artists everywhere, we see you, and we love you.
Join us in loving Anna Graves right this instant. Click the link and you won’t regret it.
One thing to know about us here at The Honey POP is that we’re quite obsessed with Eurovision. So when we heard Andrew Lambrou was going to be participating, we were stoked. His entry song, ‘Break a Broken Heart,’ is filled with such passion and emotion! We simply cannot think of a better way to enter the contest!
This coming May, Andrew will be representing Cyprus, and we’re definitely going to be cheering him on. We love a good song competition, so this just gives us more incentive. (We’re One Direction fans and actively watch The Voice, don’t act surprised.) Andrew, we’re wishing you luck this summer! Knock ’em dead!
Prepare for Eurovision by streaming ‘Break A Broken Heart!’ Here’s the link!
That’s A Wrap!
Whether these artists have 200 streams or 2 million streams, we still think they deserve more! It costs only a few minutes of your time to stream an artist’s music, and that stream’s impact can be gigantic. We are 1000% sure that every stream makes an artist’s day and gives them a reason to keep making music, and we’re proud to be even a small part of that reason.
Did you miss Rising Star Roundup? How many of these artists do you already know? Which of these rising stars is your favorite? Do you have any rising artists you like that we haven’t covered? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! If you’re looking for a place to talk about all your stan needs, we have a Discord, too!
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