Tomorrow's Hits: Falls, Dreamers & Hollyn
Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success.
Australian folk/pop duo Falls (Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown) makes inroads Stateside with Omaha, its first full-length (Verve), named for the city in which it was partly recorded. With its sweet harmonies and hooky choruses, the set is drawing airplay at adult alternative radio. That the album exists is its own victory: the singer/songwriters released it following a romantic break-up (but still consider themselves "family"). –Gary Trust (@gthot20)
Brooklyn's Dreamers debuted "Wolves (You Got Me)" (Fairfax) a year ago, but the driving track is now growing at alternative radio. Among its champions: SiriusXM's Alt Nation, the leader in plays to date (more than 750, according to Nielsen Music), and KPOI Honolulu (35 plays in the week ending Oct. 19). The three-piece, which has opened for Stone Temple Pilots this year, is recording its follow-up to its 2014 self-titled EP. –Kevin Rutherford (@surfwax83)
Hollyn heads up Christian Airplay with her first chart hit as a lead artist, "Alone" (featuring TRU) (Gotee). The track rises 43-30 with a 67 percent increase in audience. Hollyn, who competed in the early rounds of the 2013 season of Fox's American Idol, dropped her debut, six-song self-titled EP Oct. 16 and is touring with Gotee co-founder and president TobyMac. –Keith Caulfield (@keith_caulfield)