It is no secret that 2020 was a struggle for many industries, especially the arts. With any luck, 2021 will be a bumper year for music and will see the revival of live gigs, reunion tours and in-person gatherings of music fans all over the world. To get you hyped, here are the ten best new artists we suggest you keep an eye on in the new year… We have a sneaking suspicion they’re going to take 2021 by storm!
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If this songstress’ name doesn’t ring any bells, perhaps some of her mega streaming successes will jog your memory. If they don’t do the trick, then maybe you’ve seen her signature ponytail dancing across your screen…
At the tender age of 19, Griff (born Sarah Faith Griffiths) already shows much promise, with no small amount of buzz surrounding her next move. She burst onto the scene in 2019 with the powerful, pop-driven Mirror Talk and followed it up with her critically acclaimed debut EP of the same name. Griff’s collaborations have further propelled her to what will surely be a permanent position in the limelight, thanks to successes such as Inside Out, recorded with Zedd, and the co-writing credit she earned on Hailee Steinfeld’s smash hit I Love You’s.
In her still-budding career, Griff has already proven to be one of the best new artists of recent years. From her anthems of female empowerment to her poignant, vulnerable lyrics, which touch on much more tender subjects, this multi-dimensional talent is destined for much more airtime in 2021.
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