Top 10 Best Artists to Discover in July, 2024 - Lexi Anand
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Top 10 Best Artists to Discover in July, 2024

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As the summer of 2024 unfolds, the music scene continues to evolve with a fresh wave of talent emerging from diverse genres and corners of the globe. July brings with it a promising lineup of artists poised to make their mark on the industry, offering listeners an array of innovative sounds and compelling narratives. From indie darlings breaking into the mainstream to underground sensations pushing boundaries, here are the top 10 artists you need to discover this month. Embrace the journey as we delve into their unique styles, influences, and the stories that define their rise in the musical landscape of July 2024.

1. UPSAHL

Having garnered acclaim for her dynamic live performances and musical versatility, including collaborations with artists like Dua Lipa and Demi Lovato, UPSAHL continues to solidify her place as a rising star in pop music, captivating audiences worldwide with her infectious energy and evolving artistic vision. UPSAHL is heating up the summer with her latest single and music video, “Summer So Hot,” released under RCA Records UK. The track marks a significant moment in her career, coinciding with the announcement of her expansive Melt Me Down tour, spanning over 40 dates internationally. Known for her distinctive blend of breezy vocals and electro-infused beats, UPSAHL’s new release encapsulates the carefree spirit of a perfect summer day, as depicted in the vibrant accompanying visuals.

2. RealRichIzzo

For those seeking a fresh voice with authenticity and streetwise charm, RealRichIzzo is undoubtedly an artist to watch as he continues to rise in the industry. Detroit’s own artist has just unleashed his latest music video, “Cash App,” under Priority/Capitol Records, delivering a vibrant visual that captures his infectious energy and street-smart charisma. Hailing from Inkster, Michigan, RealRichIzzo embodies the essence of a hustler-turned-rapper, bringing his hometown’s raw realities to the forefront through hard-hitting tracks like “Out On Bond Bitch” and “WhoopDat,” which collectively boast over 3.5 million streams. His journey from humble beginnings to signing with Priority Records underscores his determination and resilience, aiming to not just succeed but to elevate and inspire the next generation of artists from his community. As he asserts his identity, RealRichIzzo is not just a Detroit artist; he’s a torchbearer for Inkster, poised to leave an indelible mark on the music scene.

3. Lexi Anand

Lexi Anand stands out as one of today’s top rising pop artists, celebrated for her emotive vocals and introspective songwriting. Hailing from Naples, FL, Lexi’s musical journey began in her formative years, using songwriting as a means of personal expression. While studying at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, she has spent her summer in Los Angeles, focusing on new music ventures and collaborations. Influenced by the likes of Gracie Abrams, Lennon Stella, Kacey Musgraves, and Taylor Swift, Lexi brings a fresh and contemporary edge to her music with infectious hooks and heartfelt lyrics that explore themes of love, personal growth, and the complexities of life. Her distinct voice, blending vulnerability with versatility, shines through in her latest release, “SAY IT,” affirming her status as an emerging pop artist unafraid to bare her soul. With a strong work ethic and a genuine connection to her growing fanbase, Lexi Anand is paving a promising path in the pop music landscape, driven by a passion that extends to pursuing opportunities in TV and film synchronization.

4. Kate Peytavin

Hailing from Louisiana and already garnering attention for her previous releases and social media presence, Kate Peytavin continues to push creative boundaries with her bold, experimental style and poignant songwriting. Kate emerges as a compelling force in the alt-pop scene with her latest single and accompanying music video, “make u miss me,” released through Capitol Records / S10 Records. At just 19 years old, Peytavin showcases her emotional depth and musical prowess, co-writing the track with producer Boy Blue and hitmaker Skyler Stonestreet. The song delves into themes of liberation from obsession, channeling raw emotions into a chaotic yet cathartic sonic experience marked by Peytavin’s vulnerable vocals and electrifying guitar riffs. Directed by Hannah Tacher, the video complements the song’s intensity with visually striking scenes that blur fantasy and reality, cementing Peytavin’s status as a rising star to watch.

5. Myles Smith

Myles Smith embarks on his expansive We Were Never Strangers tour across the UK and Europe following the success of his debut UK top-ten single, “Stargazing.” Known for his soul-stirring melodies and introspective lyrics, Smith’s journey began with his acclaimed EP, You Promised A Lifetime, and has since amassed over 400 million streams. Hailing from Luton, Smith’s music blends folk, Americana, and pop influences, resonating deeply with audiences worldwide. Recently named Apple’s Up Next Artist and Deezer’s Next Artist, Smith’s upcoming tour promises to enchant fans with his genuine artistry and captivating stage presence, solidifying his status as a rising star in the music scene.

6. Debbii Dawson

Praised by Rolling Stone and Billboard, Debbii Dawson‘s evolution as an artist marks her as a rising star to watch, blending tradition with innovative musicality. Debbii unveils her latest EP, How To Be Human, a captivating blend of guitar-driven, 70s-infused pop-folk that explores profound themes of solitude and escapism. Released under RCA Records, the five-track project features introspective singles like “Happy World” and “Turn The TV On,” delving into personal struggles and the complexities of human emotions. Drawing inspiration from her own life and literary influences like Emily Dickinson, Debbii’s music reflects a journey of self-discovery and the courage to venture into the unknown.

7. See-Money

Pittsburgh’s young rap sensation, See-Money, is making waves with his latest release, “Silent,” a testament to his burgeoning talent and authenticity. At just 14 years old, See-Money has already captured the attention of the hip-hop community with his raw lyricism and compelling storytelling. Following the success of his previous track, “357!,” which garnered over 300,000 SoundCloud listens in a week, See-Money continues to impress with his ability to connect intimately with his audience. Inspired by rap legends like Notorious B.I.G, Tupac, and NAS, See-Money’s style blends old-school vibes with a contemporary edge, showcasing his versatility and depth as an artist. Beyond his lyrical prowess, See-Money is hands-on in producing his beats, ensuring each track reflects his unique vision and dedication to his craft. As part of the IRA Family, alongside Cold Ca$e, Mean $treak, and Baby Gangsta, See-Money adds a fresh dynamic to the music scene, inviting listeners to join him on his exciting musical journey.

8. Julia Raye

Rising from Long Island, New York, Julia Raye emerges with her latest single “Expectations,” produced by Bret “Epic” Mazur (known for his work with Crazy Town and Black Eyed Peas). At just 23, Raye showcases a compelling blend of R&B and pop, flaunting her impressive vocal prowess and emotive storytelling. Reflecting on personal pressures within relationships, the track unveils Raye’s inner turmoil with a raw honesty that resonates effortlessly. Trained in classical vocal performance under George Shirley at the University of Michigan, Raye infuses operatic influences into contemporary melodies, carving a unique niche that melds diary-like intimacy with infectious pop sensibilities. As she navigates her musical journey, Raye’s fusion of genres promises to captivate a broad audience, solidifying her place among today’s most promising new artists.

9. Lebra Jolie

Lebra Jolie, the formidable Houston rapper under Interscope Records, returns triumphantly with her latest EP, What Was Said? Released amidst high anticipation, the project showcases Jolie’s evolution as a rapper with tracks like “Come Get Me,” “Risk It All,” and “Talk My Shit 4” resonating as standout examples of her fierce lyrical prowess. Collaborating with heavyweights including Saweetie, Skilla Baby, and BIA, Jolie explores new sonic territories while working with diverse producers like Vega Heartbreak and Pi’erre Bourne. With a decade-long journey that includes independent hits like “Murder She Wrote” and the self-issued “Brianna,” Jolie’s resilience and artistry shine through, solidifying her as a rising star in the rap scene.

10. METTE

Mette, the versatile artist from Houston, emerges with her latest single “Muscle,” a vibrant and rhythm-driven track following her recent EP debut, ‘METTENARRATIVE.’ Emphasizing themes of self-love and empowerment through dance and pilates, Mette describes “Muscle” as a catalyst for confidence and physical expression rather than aesthetic goals. With its infectious beats and crowd-inciting vocals, the song arrives just in time for her upcoming performance supporting Taylor Swift at Wembley Stadium. Mette’s journey underscores her ability to merge existential themes with dynamic musicality, marking her as a compelling new voice in the music scene.