Some of the best songs of 2021 came from both established artists and relative newcomers alike. As another new year dawns, it’s always worth keeping our eyes and ears open to up-and-coming artists who seem likely to be thrust into the limelight. Whether you are into pop, hip-hop or indie-rock, the sheer diversity of musical talent bubbling up to the surface means you are truly spoilt for choice for the best musicians to look out for in 2022 – but, luckily, there’s something for everyone. Here is a countdown of the rising stars that have caught our attention as ones to watch…
Listen to our Pop playlist here, and check out our musicians to look out for in 2022, below.
With over 11 million TikTok followers and counting, the Faroe Islands-born 21-year-old Reiley launched his career as a songwriter with his iPhone-jingle-sampling debut single, Let It Ring, in March 2021. Quickly amassing over two million views on YouTube, the song is a canny pop fantasia of colour and imagination, bolstered by Reiley’s yo-yoing vocals and his quirky fashion sense. It’ll be fascinating to see how the singer’s fully-rounded social-media personality branches out into the modern landscape of contemporary pop, and, as one of our musicians to look out for in 2022, it will be worth watching how Reiley’s career develops throughout the year.
Must hear: Let It Ring