LAVID – BURN feat. Klei
LAVID is Emanuel Bender’s new modern pop project.
‘Burn’- one Emanuel’s first releases under this new alias – firmly confirms his place amongst other pop writers and electronic producers.
Vocals and co-production are courtesy of Klei.
Sounds like: Halsey
Secret Weapons – My Blue Heaven
It turns out Secret Weapons have been keeping a few things from us, the unfortunate news of lead singer Gerry Lange being ill. Whilst touring with bands like Weezer and Panic! at the Disco, the band kept Gerry’s health struggles quiet and as Danny Rocco says “strangely, the album became about making the album.”
Their latest single ‘My Blue Heaven’ embodies that very struggle.
Sounds like: Future Islands, The 1975, Lionel Richie, The Levity, The Island Club, Ghost Beach, Backstreet Boys, LANY, Great Good Fine Ok, The Knocks, Dagny
Alexander Bernard – Wax
Los Angeles-based producer/songwriter Alexander Bernard gives us a taste of his musical swagger on ‘Wax’.
Like wax melting in the sun, Alexander offers us warm bass lines of nu-disco and psych, synth sounds of pop with his soulful pipes.
Elizabritz – The Other Side
Elizabritz is an electro pop/R&B duo composed of producer ‘Fantom’ from North Carolina and singer Rachael Eff from Los Angeles.
Their offbeat track ‘Other Side’ reminds us of an early Clean Bandit, and considers being becoming complacent with a long term partner.
Sounds like: Clean Bandit
Paris and Simo – Come As You Are Feat. Karen Harding
Canadian electronic dance duo Paris and Simo have teamed up with Karen Harding for ‘Come As You Are’.
The ultra-positive dance-tinged anthem is grounded in the belief that “everyone should have freedom of expression without being judged”, according to Paris & Simo.
Sounds like: RAC, The Him, Goldroom, Flight Facilities, Pusha T
NOVAA x LO – Go There
A collaborative album sounds exciting to us, especially when it’s written and produced by rising singer/songwriter/producer NOVAA and UK bedroom producer LO.
‘Go There’ is the third single from their ‘LIGHTS’ album, and “is about empty promises and letting go of someone that doesn’t really want you. It’s the moment you realize that you’re put on hold and that it’s not a romance but a game. The bubble you lived in pops and you find yourself playing a role and being someone that you don’t want to be.”
The album is out now on 29 September via Majestic Casual.
Sounds like: FØRTE, Mura Masa, Aurora, Diplo, AlunaGeorge, Grimes