Artist on the rise: Stello - live at Mercury on 01.09

If you find it strangely uplifting to listen to melancholic tunes during the holiday season, this is precisely the time for you to check out NYC Stello's latest single 'Dog on the Run' (streaming below); like a Christmas movie, it will take you for an emotional ride towards an upbeat, cathartic finale. But if this song can certainly stir up emotion, it doesn't do so at the expense of style. The band has a one year old, rather upbeat "pop'n'roll" EP  under their belt (entitled 'Five Nite'), but in their two recent singles (Pretty Thing is the other one) the group finds its comfort zone in slower tempos and moodier atmospheres, which allow the lead vocalist - whose name is conceiled online - to showcase his character, presence and versatility. 'Dog on the Run' is a rather impressive track, check it out below and don't miss Stello live at Mercury on January 9th.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!