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Hidden Gems 2021

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By Russell Miller

Published Friday, 14 January 2022 06:31

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Ah, here we are at the start of a fresh new spin around the sun. 2021 felt in many ways like 2020 but in extra innings (or overtime, or extra time… apologies for my America-ness) but we all have survived. While there weren’t as many lockdowns and forced staycations, the pandemic still has had its influence on how we’ve consumed media. We here at Underground Press know how hard it may have been to keep up with new stuff amidst these challenging times. Allow us to uncover some gems that may not have made it on your radar last year!

Debut Gem

These days, pop music is not just the sum of how much flashy, sexually explicit, or energy one can pack into two-to-three-minute stints. Thanks to the democratization of content creation and the ease with which music can be made, the mid to late 2010s birthed a sound that centred around lofi aesthetics and the modesty of home creation. Enter Hannah Jadagu, a native of Texas who now resides in New York with her debut bedroom pop/shoegaze effort What Is Going On. Upon first listen, one would not be mistaken for thinking this was the work of a savvy singer-songwriter with decades of experience in composition and production under their belt. Jadagu, with nothing but an iPad, guitar, an old soul, and the mind of a musical maverick, has put together a collection of five tracks that could at the very least define the subgenre of bedroom pop for years to come!

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