Meet Lontalius. 18-year old Eddie Johnson rose to Internet stardom in 2013, after uploading a series of covers of artists such as Drake, Beyonce, and Pharrell. With his brilliant re-imaginings and approval from fellow New Zealander Lorde and pop prince Troye Sivan, Johnson’s rise to fame was imminent. The songs off his debut album, I’ll Forget 17, feature soft spoken vocals over a variety of genres, mostly a mix of lo-fi, R&B and garage rock, ridden with the same encompassing nostalgic feel. The 18-year old musician’s relatable stories of first love, anxiety, existentialism, but there’s more to that. While most...more
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Here at Trendio we like to introduce you up-and-coming artists first. Since launching in 2014, we’ve brought the likes of Scott Helman, Tink, Jess Glynne, Daya, Isac Elliot, Years & Years, Jon Bellion, Devon Baldwin, and many more. The week beginning March. 14, we introduced you to Britain’s freshest export Låpsley, three-piece band Little Comets, Toronto’s Lucas DiPasquale and Swedish crooner Robin Bengtsson. This week, our picks for ones to watch are: pop music’s next big thing Sophie Beem, 18-year old Eddie Johnson (Lontalius), Los Angeles based collaboration Pop Poms, and stellar four-piece The Magic Gang.