Here are 10 more artists our pop music critics will be keeping an eye on in Then her rock band kicks in, her voice gets rough and her words turn pointed and pitiless. And when full fury takes over, she starts spitting lines at rap speed. Her debut album is due April This Los Angeles rapper has a quixotic, charismatic flow, spilling words past the end of lines with a pinched, tart voice that recalls the earliest Los Angeles gangster rap.
Ones to watch in 2020: Our 10 musicians to look out for this year
Meet the NME , the essential new artists set to take over and the next decade. Your new favourite artist is waiting Every year we launch The NME , our gigantic list of all the best new artists on the planets both big and small.
This year, we have a new batch of artists hungrily working to tip the scale in their favor and become superstars sooner than later. After showcasing 11 rookies in , we stretched the list to 15 because of the immense talent out right now. Take a look below to see who's on our radar for this year's Artists to Watch edition. Lil Keed stepped into the spotlight in with his studio debut Long Live Mexico. There's always been a lingering question of if New York could get back to its signature grimey sound following Bobby Shmurda's incarceration in But rising rappers like Pop Smoke are doing their part to keep that youthful energy alive.
Not least the future of music, dictated as it often is by factors beyond just talent. But there are some artists so fizzing with potential that their success seems predestined. In , we flew the flag for London rapper Dave, who won the Mercury Prize two years later; in , we tipped Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, whose debut album was the fastest selling of this year, and at the beginning of , we championed King Princess, Nilufer Yanya and Slowthai, all of whom have gone from strength to strength in the past 12 months. In fact, her music is for everyone — though it explores the push and pull of queer relationships with a wonderful, laid-back specificity. His songs are colourful vignettes of everyday life — each one given a signature dose of street smarts.