YouTube recommendations can be a real gold mine when you’re looking for great under-the-radar artists. I remember discovering Summer Walker’s “Girls Need Love” — which currently has over 60 million views on YouTube — back before she blew up, when it had over 100K views. Similarly, my YouTube recommendations have unearthed a plethora of musical gems over the past few years, many of which I still regularly go back to. So I figured I would create space to promote some of these talented up-and-coming artists whose music deserves a spot in your playlists.
Please enjoy the single “Like I Do” by Swedish singer AWA, a song that’s bolstered by the singer’s beautiful voice and enriched by its Solange-esque visuals.
A little about AWA:
- Name: Awa Santesson-Sey
- She attended the prestigious Adolf Fredrik’s Music School in Stockholm, Sweden.
- She won the Swedish version of X Factor in 2012 at the age of 15.
- She signed to Columbia Records in 2019.
- She’s planning on dropping a 5-track EP sometime this year, so stay tuned.