Alayna now resides in Brooklyn, where she has been working with Astronomyy on her new track, ‘Falling Autumn’.
Reminiscent of a 90’s R&B chart topper (note key change at 2:15), but offering something modern at the same time, ‘Falling Autumn’ is about “finding the stillness and comfort in someone else…It’s about connecting with someone on a deeper level and being confident in what you want, crave and feel.”
It’s out now via 20XX.
Sounds like: MUNA, IDER, Shura, Chinah, Ji Nilsson, Delaire
We’ve been keeping our eyes on London-based ShannonSaunders ever since we first heard her vocals on Wilkinson‘s ‘Breathe’, so we were pretty happy to learn that she has shared her new video for ‘Pure’.
Shot on a stunning black beach in Iceland, the Damian-Weilers‘ directed video shows both a tough and beautiful side of Shannon (who else would be able to walk bare footed on a freezing beach in Iceland so gracefully?!), which pretty much sums up the meaning behind the track.
As Shannon puts it,
“‘Pure’ is the awakening of the soul when you first experience unconditional love. Musically it is a marriage of heavy underground beats with ambient vocals, taking you on a journey between first heartbreak and first love.”
‘Pure’ is out now via Lovejoy Records.
Sounds like: FKA Twigs, Låpsley, NAO, Delaire, Jessie Ware
Last time we wrote about Delaire, we declared her as the new face of pop. We haven’t changed our opinion on this, especially after hearing ‘Hey You’ and its sparkling 80’s synths, and playful, yet honest vocals.
Of the track, Delaire says,“I wrote it about the breakdown of ‘can’t live with you, can’t live without you’ relationship. It’s about the feeling of only being complete with that one person by your side.”
Sounds like: Jessie Ware, Shura, Róisín Murphy, Banks, London Grammar
Meet Seaker (aka Kiran Hungin), the latest addition to the family of home studio producers.
Her current release is called ‘After I’m Gone’. It’s a slow and sombre serenade, but there is something very special in Seaker’s voice that invites us to listen to more.
Seaker says of the track;
“Inspiration for the song didn’t come so much from a particular event in time, but more a deep rooted feeling that you carry in your bones. Having to let go of something that is such a deep part of you, as ultimately it isn’t right. It is about pain and longing and having to feel shit in the short term to feel better in the long. Recent world events have left me with a wave of darkness which has also leaked in to this track, as I felt totally helpless when writing it.”
Sounds like: Jesse Ware, Delaire, Leena Ojala, Monogem, Trace