LLUCID – Fake Love (feat. Mulay)
LLUCID is a Berlin-based artist and producer that’s teamed up with R&B singer and producer, Mulay. Speaking of the new single, ‘Fake Love’, LLUCID explains, “This one felt special and since Mulay and I both are quite perfectionists, we put a lot of effort into refining each and every element of the song: re-recording vocals, rearranging the song & trying out different ideas. Fun fact: We even imitated an old school type house sample, so the vocals you hear right after the chorus are actually Mulay’s. In the end it’s always fascinating how you seem to learn new things with every song you make, especially when it comes to collabs.”
Sounds like: Tender Games
Chaz Cardigan – We Look So Good
Chaz Cardigan had dropped a new video for ‘We Look So Good’ single. The vision for the single came from the confusion and anger Chaz felt towards the US and their treatment of the working class and immigrants amidst the COVID-19 lockdown. The track powerfully likens patriotism to a toxic partner.
Sounds like: Harry Styles, Declan McKenna
Hands Down – Why
Hands Down are the charming band behind ‘Why’. The single asks why you are feeling alone, with the unique balance that Hands Down have mastered: sad and sweet.
Sounds like: Riga Tiger
Alto Key – waiting
‘waiting’ is a new single from up-and-coming musician, Alto Key. This single is particularly personal for the artist. The single describes the uncomfortable limbo state you find yourself in when a family member is in hospital. He says, “There’s not much you can do, but you can’t just move on. I wanted this one to be really vulnerable and one that people can let out their emotions to, or at least feel assured that they’re not alone in this situation.”
Sounds like: Bon Iver, Coldplay, Oh Wonder
Say So City – It’s On
Say So City has debuted with a brilliantly glitchy pop track through Cloudkid. The group want people to feel like rock stars when people listen to their music, “like they’re on top of the world, like they’re unbeatable”.
Sounds like: Keir
Queen Cult – Show & Tell
Queen Cult are an exciting femme-queer pop-rock ensemble with strong frontwoman, Maisie Johnson. Their fierce new single, ‘Show & Tell’, explores their struggles with the British government and their haphazard response to the pandemic.
Sounds like: Bad Pop
Macious – Ca$ino ft. F.A.R
Created during a train journey – where his thoughts tend to free flow into new music – Macious started to question the motivation and desire behind an excessive lifestyle often associated with the DJ world and club nightlife. The result is ‘Ca$ino’ – a song full of attitude which is complemented by a catchy bassline and unique groove. Luscious loops of disco beats weave in and out of F.A.R’s signature thrusting vocals.
Sounds like: Solomon, Camelphat, MK, Hot Since 82, Solardo
Jazz Mino – Somone Else To Talk To
Jazz Mino is a Manchester-born blessing. The vibrant pop maverick has delivered a new single, ‘Someone Else to Talk To’. In the track, she talks about the false promises of forever and the loneliness that inevitably follows a relationship breakdown.
Sounds like: Shura, Maggie Rogers, MUNA