REYNA – The Way I Loved You
Starting off this week’s gems is yet another banger of a song from REYNA, called ‘The Way I Loved You’.
With echoes of Tegan & Sara, the Milwaukee siblings keep making delectable tunes that edge on the cooler side of pop. Click play below.
Sounds like: Haim, Tegan & Sara, Lorde, MUNA, Powers, The Aces
Lyves – Faded
British R&B singer Lyves (aka Francesca Bergami) shares her beautifully crafted new single, ‘Faded’.
In the track, Lyves invites us to join her on a bittersweet journey of faded love, complete with a disco-soul fusion and sweet bass lines.
Sounds like: Jesse Ware, Rhye, London Grammar, James Blake, SOHN, The Weeknd, Banks, Jamie XX, Shura, Seal
The Bliss – Shiny Days
Elecro-pop duo The Bliss (aka pop songstress TYSM (Chelsea Davenport) and hip-hop/electronic producer/guitarist Felix Snow) shares new track, ‘Shiny Days’.
Described by Felix as the “dining room table anthem,” ‘Shiny Days’ is a true charmer that encapsulates a summertime love.
Their EP, ‘Heaven If You Want It,’ is out now.
Sounds like: Du Tonc, Joe Goddard, Le Youth, ADAL
Máni Orrason – Numb
We are huge fans of quirky Icelandic electro-pop provacateur Máni Orrason‘s new single ‘Numb’. In fact, we are slightly obsessed with all of the visuals for his last few releases, portraying a broken yet endearing persona of desperation and a need for love.
The visuals for ‘Numb’ flashback to straying and emotional neglect, “I had this desperate need to be seen and to be comforted. I guess i was really lonely at the time”, Máni recalls.
The EP ‘BABY ANGEL’ is out now via Humming Records.
Sounds like: The 1975, Shy Luv
TriOrca – Ghost
It’s time to end this week’s gems on a funky number from cross Atlantic trio, TriOrca.
Comprised of multi-instrumentalists and writers, who between them have an ecclectic array of work connections – including Jessie J, Sam Henshaw, Empire of the Sun – their modern, yet nostalgic music fuses neo-soul, hip hop and 70’s psychedelica.
Sounds like: Lauryn Hill, Myo, Kudu Blue, Yakul