Stephen Becker: It’s all a bit surreal – releasing music in the midst of a global pandemic

New York singer-songwriter, Stephen Becker, debuted his new single Slurpee which they described as “a sweet song about relentless horrors.” Of the poetic track, Becker says: “Slurpee juxtaposes springtime euphoria with social anxiety, icees and sandcastles with middle child syndrome and political turmoil. The pervasive kick drum represents an existential anxiety about the state of things, a brain freeze in the sun that prevents you from really enjoying the sunshine.” Stephen spoke with The Fountain about the reception to the single as well some of his favourite haunts.

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The Trend: We are gonna spend the tail end of this year working on other video ideas

Vote For Me is the new single from Manchester’s The Trend, a politically charged power pop anthem that critiques democracy and delves into the political issues we all currently face. Combining catchy rock ‘n’ roll riffs, lead singer Rev’s vocals and clips from political speeches this track has it all. The band spoke with The Fountain about the track and their eager willingness to play live.

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Jessie Wagner: This is the kind of song that bottles of wine were made for

Popular touring vocalist Jessie Wagner (Lenny Kravitz, Chic, Duran Duran, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul) and frontwoman for NYC rock/soul band Army of the Underdog has dropped a new single off of her new and debut solo album, Shoes Droppin, which is out via Wicked Cool. With My Darlin, My Dear out The Fountain caught up with her about the single and her plans as well as some of her favourite venues.

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Kerri Watt: People have been so positive about the upbeat energy of the song

You Can’t Catch Me is the latest video from Glaswegian singer-songwriter Kerri Watt, and the final single to be released from her new EP, Chapter One. As with her recent DIY videos, Kerri has self-produced and edited the video, working alongside director Dr Shootz and creative director Milly Upton, the former who worked on Jessie, and latter whom worked on Kissing Fools. Kerri spoke with The Fountain about the single as well as the video.

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