Zachary Knowles – Cherry Wine
Fresh rising artist Zachary Knowles quenches our thirst for love with ‘Cherry Wine’, a song written about the girl he loved before she even realised (and don’t worry, it all worked out fine – they are very happy together as far as we know!)
Signed to the prestigious FADER Label (home to Clairo, Matt & Kim), The Texas-bred songwriter/instrumentalist crafts addictive R&B with silky flair.
Sounds like: The Weeknd, Alec Benjamin, Kayden, ASTN
Latir – Wallflower
London-based, alt-RnB artist, Latir, loves to fuse the sounds of hip hop, old school jazz, indie and electronica. Glistens of his old soul expresses itself through his younger-leaning music.
Created with Leeds-based producer Luvian, ‘Wallflower’ shows a truly romantic side.
Sounds like: Miller Blue, Ayelle, Joe Hertz, Tom Misch, Miguel
Mokita – Take It Back Feat. Ella Vos
The project of multi-instrumentalist John-Luke Carter – aka Mokita – is growing from strength to strength.
His new song, in which has teamed up with the rising star Ella Vos, deals with some of the complexities of relationships.
Sounds like: EXES, Handsome Ghost, joan, FRND
FARR – Wildflowers
Transatlantic alt-pop duo FARR – aka Roméo and producer Linden Jay – shares ‘Wildflowers’.
An almost eerie rendition that steps outside genre lines, with sultry vocals exposing the truth about someone’s actions. Listen below.
Sounds like: RKCB, Jadu Heart, Dan D’Lion, James Vickery, Rudimental
Laura Hyde – Bliss
Laura Hyde shares her third single, ‘Bliss’.
Using an old voice recording of Hyde’s, the electro-pop number is about distracting yourself from the mess of life, until finally letting someone in to see the mess and accepting their offer to help.
Sounds like: Sigrid, Billie Marten, Emilie Nicolas, Skott
TENDER – Living
Originally planned to be released in this month, UK duo TENDER has made the decision to still share ‘Living’, inspite of the fact it serves a well recognised backdrop to these “unprecedented times”.
Speaking about the track, they explain,
“It’s about inspired by isolation, before we were isolating. It’s a song about locking yourself away with sadness. Hiding your emotions, in fear of showing how you feel to the world. The segregation only pushing you further into despair.”
Sounds like: MOTHXR, Jungle, Glass Animals, HUNTAR, Caribou, Air, The National, Tame Impala, Boxed In, Honne
Chris James – Melancholy
Half American, half German songwriter-producer turned YouTuber Chris James shares his new single ‘Melancholy’.
Growing up in California, but moving to Germany at a young age, James is on a journey to showcase positivity and fun through his upbeat lyrics and melodies.
Sounds like: Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Calum Scott, Liam Payne
Briskey – Don’t Want To Talk About It
It may only be April, but the summer-tinged tracks are making their way out of the studios. Or maybe we’ve got this completely upside down, as Australian artists are coming out of summer and moving into their winter.
Anyway, cue Briskey and his new single ‘Don’t Want To Talk About It’. An emotionally-driven song that tinkes with alt-pop, dance, electronica, and even includes a cheeky sax solo.
Sounds like: Hayden James, Goldroom, Bag Raiders