Welcome back to another edition of Saturday Spotlight. Each week we review submissions from all over the globe, picking the best out of the batch to highlight at the end of the week. If you’re an aspiring rapper, a producer wanting to create a buzz, or a singer looking to expose their talent, the Saturday Spotlight series is dedicated to discovering the next star.
Whether it’s your latest single or a new beat you made, all upcoming artists can submit music to us for Saturday Spotlight on this link.
mCHx3L, hailing from the USA, reflects upon personal struggles on ‘Mikey Where’d You Go?’. In this heartfelt track that somehow manages to be smooth while being heavily introspective, artist mCHx3L touches upon his desire to cut out distractions and negativity to achieve focus and clarity. The song reads as a letter to himself, and the production offers the perfect foundation for this approach. Moody keys and a stripped back beat set the tone, allowing mCHx3L to tell his story in a hypnotic flow.
It’s impressive for an artist of this generation to take a more slow, thoughtful approach in a world of artists fighting to make the most hype or catchy track. ‘Mikey Where’d You Go?’ demonstrates the thoughtful maturity needed in hip-hop these days.
Justin Michael is one of those artists who, once you listen to his music, can’t quite understand why he’s not recognized on the same level as many of the top artists circulating the charts. His songwriting is flawless — catchy, well-spaced out, and with selective lyrics that both reveal the artist’s vulnerability while highlighting his effortless cool. Justin Michael from Houston, Texas is certainly an artist to watch.
His latest EP ‘Confined and Conflicted’, released this year, demonstrates that the artist is set to take over this year. Have a listen below.
Through our artist discovery platform Saturday Spotlight, we have discovered some amazing talent in the past including Russ, Ty Dolla Sign, Mez, IDK, Victoria Monét and Trap Beckham to name just a few. In most cases, coverage on HHNM was their first look among media outlets. Find the submission guidelines here.