A Mixtape Dedicated to Emerging Artists

It’s a fundamental human need to pass music around, and however the technology evolves, the music keeps moving.

― Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

I have passed music along to my friends for a long time, whether through texting them about the latest songs and spamming them with music suggestions they never asked for or blasting music during calls to make them feel the need to ask what song is playing. Now, I have finally decided to pass music along to those on the internet.


Hrishi is a 23-year-old independent artist. Hailing from Tamil Nadu and raised in Washington DC, Hrishi is an artist who specializes in Carnatic x pop music. Hrishi released his first single, “Paul McCartney (superstar)”, on September 18, 2020. Since then, he has released four singles. On May 27, Hrishi released his latest single, “20somethin”. Do listen to his Carnatic remix of “Butter” and a snippet of “20somethin” below!

Catie Turner

Catie Turner is a 21-year-old singer and songwriter who specializes in indie-pop. She released her first single, “21st Century Machine”, in 2018. Interestingly enough, Catie sang the same song during her American Idol audition. On June 16, she released her latest single, “Therapy”, which will be on her EP “Heartbroken and Milking It”. This is an EP I am certainly looking forward to because Olivia Rodrigo was the same, and look where she is now. Do listen to “Therapy” through the snippet below and maybe participate in attendance.

Sarah Cothran

Sarah Cothran entered the singing world on June 17, 2017. with her cover of “Tin Man”. In 2019, she released her first EP, Karma. Sarah released her latest single, “Don’t Want My Heart”, on June 17, 2021. Yes, I feel amazing that I recognized that she released her latest single four years from when she released her first cover. Also, a snippet of “Don’t Want My Heart” is below. 

Mad Tsai

According to Spotify, “starting age 13, Mad began writing music and performing at local shows to help talk about experiences navigating mental health, bullying, self-love, and identity. Originally from Huntington Beach, California, Mad works as a songwriter in Los Angeles. Between balancing classes at UCLA, Mad writes, records, and produces music whenever he can.” On May 23, 2021, Mad Tsai released a music video for his single, “boy bi”. On July 13, 2021, Mad Tsai released the official lyric video for “that friend”. You can listen to a snippet of the single below.

Em Beihold

According to Em Beihold’s website, “Em Beihold is a 22-year-old singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, California who fuses together influences of pop, alternative, and folk into her writing. She cites her biggest musical inspiration as Regina Spektor.” On July 1, Em Beihold released the music video of “Groundhog Day”. Watch a snippet of it below!

Anna Sofia

According to Anna Sofia’s website, “at just 17, the Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has won critical acclaim, millions of streams and legions of dedicated fans for one simple reason: she’s being herself. Her music is not the result of focus groups, marketing or following trends. There’s no hindsight and no lecturing. She’s just an artist living in the moment, reflecting life back to the same people coming of age and navigating the drama of becoming an adult.” She released her latest single, “6ft Under”, on July 7, 2021. She is one of my favorite artists, so I strongly recommend you check her out along with the rest of the artists mentioned. Listen to a snippet of her new single below!


ROSIE released her first single, “Crash and Burn”, in 2018. Since then, she has released a total of eight songs. On July 9, 2021, ROSIE released her latest single, “to get over you”, which you can listen to a snippet of below!

Below, I have inserted a playlist of the latest singles of these talented and hard-working artists!

Thank you for reading, and stay safe!