Underrated Bops: Patrick Magada, Valentina Ploy, The Knobs, and more


Welcome to our Hidden Gems Playlist, We The Pvblic’s spotlight on under-the-radar drops you might’ve missed.

Valentina Ploy – Bla Bli Blu

Thai-Italian artist Valentina Ploy drops her first single Bla Bli Blu. The song was considered to be Ploy’s expression of love through this catchy feel-good track. It also highlights Ploy’s multilingualism, with the pre-hook showcasing her proficiency in Italian, French, and Spanish.

DNCE – Move

DNCE makes a comeback after almost four years with their latest release Move. The track invites everyone to the dancefloor with its funky, seventies-style beat. The head-nodding bassline also adds to Move’s swagger. 

Matt Simons – Identity Crisis

LA-based artist Matt Simons releases his 4th studio album Identity Crisis. The title track talks about how the artist would describe his music in three words or less. The song’s lyrics explore Simons’ lyrical vulnerability that relates to his personal relationships.

Ibeyi – Sangoma

Afro-Cuban, French twins Ibeyi explored identity, ancestry, and collective healing in their third studio album Spell 31 with the lead single Sangoma. The track delivers a soothing spiritual melody with handbells, synths, and ancestral batas drums. 


The TXT boys return with their emotional comeback track Good Boy Gone Bad. The hardcore hip-hop release expresses the dark emotional story of a boy going through a breakup with his first love. The love-ridden raspy voices match the group’s edgy concept of being bad.

Patrick Magada – Have You Lost Your Mind

Oregon-based Filipino artist Patrick Magada releases his new track Have You Lost Your Mind. Set to be a summer bop, it revolves around the narrative of first love that we all saw in movies which we also daydreamed about when we were young. 

The Knobs – Kung Pwede Lang

Pop-rock band The Knobs returns with a brand-new song Kung Pwede Lang. The heart-wrenching love song captures the emotion of someone filled with regrets after letting one’s partner go.

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