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Four rising singer-songwriters to check out this weekend

Your Dolby Inspired to Inspire Artist Spotlight Talent Search runner-ups.

September 11, 2020
Four rising singer-songwriters to check out this weekend Edy Blu (Christopher Smith), Amanda Ong (Songbird Serenade SG), Tony Kill, Moonga K (Mwape Kapambwe)

Dolby’s new app Dolby On can elevate a live performance to a studio-quality recording at the flip of a switch. We invited our readers to try it out for themselves for a shot at a FADER profile, and were totally floored by the dozens and dozens of submissions. While Johannesburg trio Art Bishups won this round, we wanted to give a shout-out to four other entries that really captivated us with their performances.

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Moonga K.

Performed from the sanctuary of his backyard, Zambian-born, Botswana-raised, Johannesburg-based artist Moonga K.’s “Heartbeat 8” blossoms like the flowers surrounding him. The song appears on his project an ode to growth, pt. 1, which dropped earlier this year.

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Amanda Ong

Let it be known that all rising songwriter Amanda Ong needs is her voice and a guitar to tackle her problems. “Leave Me Alone” is due to release in early 2021, following the arrival of her new EP, Amanda.

Tony Kill

Freshly-penned just before performing the track in an empty tennis court, Tony Kill’s ambient synthscape drones in and out before settling on an ice cold beat. It sounds like a proper kiss-off to the summer that never was.

Edy Blu

There’s a deep resilience emanating from yoga teacher and songwriter Edy Blu’s performance of “Universal, a song she penned with Hunt Stout following her move from Oakland back to Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.

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Four rising singer-songwriters to check out this weekend