In case you have been living under a rock, it’s a new year and a new decade. Whist the whole ‘new year/ new you’ thing may have already failed (no judgement here), it’s never too late to update your cultural agenda. Here are the new faces and voices across music, film and TV who will be shaping 2020 and beyond…
Maisie Peters: Your new FU to f**k boys
Think of Maisie Peters as a Dua Lipa meets Sigrid with heartbreaker anthems such as This Is On You which have a strong FU f**k boy messaging and a side helping of story-telling – well, after all, she did set out to be an author. Her ‘diary’ pop bangers are already getting the likes of Sam Smith ‘ugly crying,’ as he said after sharing Masie’s track, Take Care of Yourself, on Instagram. The 19-year-old is about to embark on a European tour so do yourselves a favour and track her down before you have to beg, borrow or steal a ticket.Follow Maisie.
Jodie Turner-Smith: The blockbuster babe
After years in the music industry, the 33-year-old is set to strut firmly off the runway and into blockbuster films with Queen and Slim, a film about police injustice. Co-starring alongside Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya, the film is set to become a heartbreaking warning around the topical issue of racial tolerance. That’s not the only film Jodie will be stealing the limelight in as she is set to play Colin Farrell’s wife in After Yang and will also take on an action film with Michael B. Jordan in Without Remorse, later this year. Prepare to become obsessed with Jodie by following her.
Lila Drew: The soundtrack for your adulting crisis
After being born in London, Lila Drew grew up in LA where she honed her musical ‘autobiographical’ style which serves up the real talk about going from those tricky teenage years into LEGIT adulthood. Seriously, we need ALL the help with adulting we can get so anything to support us through this process is fully welcome. Vulnerable, deep but addictive as hell, the 19-year-old’s tracks, Take It Back, and her forthcoming single, Locket, are about to become the new soundtrack to your life. She’s speaking to us, so go follow her NOW .
Celeste: The heartbreaker
Celeste is already making waves having just won BBC’s Music’s Sound of 2020 prize, which has previously been awarded to the likes of Adele and Sam Smith. Her ballads such as Strange are devastating and Celeste’s voice will literally play games with your heart. Coming of age song, Coco Blood fully shows off this Brighton raised gal’s distinctive voice and as we eagerly await the release of her debut album, we are skipping off to cry our eyes out at her biggest solo show to date at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 29TH April. Book tickets here and move FAST as the singer just won the Brit AwardsRising Star award, so go follow her. .