UPCOMING: Maryann Vasquez

Maryann Vasquez x DUEWe like Maryann Vasquez. Like another recent pop act we adored, there’s very little buzz about her, which could very much work to her advantage – there’s an inherent sincerity to her DUE EP, a cross-breed of Sia and early Rihanna in the making (minus the latter’s ridiculousness). While most of the work is R&B, we’re quite fond of the beautiful, heartfelt pop ballad Eyes Closed, below, which wouldn’t have a jot of trouble topping the charts with a star name attached. On this evidence, the signs are good for Maryann Vasquez; let’s just hope she can build on it and turn into something spectacular.