The Austin 100: Dossey Recommended if you like Kate Nash, Ellie Goulding and Jessie J.

The Austin 100: Dossey

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Dossey will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Austin, Texas

Genre: Pop

Why We're Excited: Sarah Dossey plays banjo in a bluegrass trio, but as a solo artist, she serves a joyous banquet of roséwave electro-pop — the kind of earworms that, given the right push, can dominate pop-radio playlists for entire summers. "Heartbeats" is expertly engineered, pleasurably Auto-Tuned synth-pop candy of the highest order, all "ohhh-wah-oh-ohhh"s and cheerful recitations of its central sentiment: "My heart, it beats! Beats!" (As a side note, what's with Austin and nationally little-heard practitioners of irresistible pop? Kady Rain is back at SXSW this year, too, and remains a delight.)

Stream Dossey's "Heartbeats"