New Music Friday: Daniel James, Lil Xan and Sondre Justad

Start your weekend with 3, hot releases. Here’s the music your friends are listening to right now.

By Michael Hartmann.
June 22, 2018.


Daniel James is a talented singer/songwriter and producer. He has worked with artists and record labels across the UK. For many years Daniel has been writing and producing for other people. He’s now working on his debut solo album. Daniel James on Instagram.

Released 7 days ago, this is Mash Up The Dance. Keywords: Sounds of the Caribbean and smooth R&B.


Lil Xan (real name Diego Leanos) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. His stage name Lil Xan is derived from the name of the prescription drug Xanax. Leanos has listed Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D as early influences. According to Wikipedia, The New Yorker has described Leanos as part of a “sad rap” movement. Lil Xan on Instagram.

His latest release is Moonlight, a collab with English singer/songwriter Charli XCXInstagram.

under the moonlight…. ? @xanxiety

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Sondre Justad is a singer from Lofoten, Norway. His new release is called Ikke Som De Andre, which in English would mean something like “You are not like everyone else”.  Sondre on Instagram.

The song is a tribute to love and equality, and showcases ordinary young people instead of perfect looking models and singers who usually are seen in music videos. Justad can be seen for a brief moment in the video.  Nice touch.

Have a great weekend, everybody! Stay amazing!