Tag Archives: dream-pop

Twin Toes – Lost In Playlists

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Twin Toes is the project of Brussels songwriters Antoine Geluck and Nicolas Mouquet. The story behind their moniker is quiet funny: it all started on a Monday morning, when Antoine invited Nicolas to his home studio in Brussels. By pure coincidence, forty-eight hours earlier and 120 kilometers apart, they had both broken the same index toe on their respective left foot.

Their debut single ‘Lost In Playlists‘ is a playful, alternative jam, made of dreamy textures and eccentric indie-pop moments with a unique songwriting approach: lyrics are, in fact, a puzzle of streaming playlist titles.

Speaking about it, they explain: “Every band wants their songs to be in all the playlists. We did the opposite. We put all the playlists inside our song. We realized that if we put several names of playlists one after the other, we could build sentences and tell a story. It was a hell of a puzzle, but we think we have managed to write a poetic song from something that it is not necessarily at first. “Lost in Playlists” talks about a heartbreak that we would try to forget through music, by getting lost into all those playlists. Going from one emotion to another, from one mood to another … “.

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Forester – She Said

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Forester, the rising LA-duo signed to Kygo’s Palm Tree Records, have just returned with a new single titled ‘She Said‘.

It’s the perfect song for the summer. A dream-pop tinged gem, full of sun kissed textures and waterfalls of jangly guitars.

Speaking about it, they said: “‘She Said’ is a completely new sonic direction for us. It was originally written for a documentary about a surf trip Xander took to the Pacific Northwest. When the documentary fell through, we listened back to the demo and decided to finish it together as a Forester track. It’s a song about living in the spur of the moment and enjoying the simple pleasures the world has to offer.

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Ollie Hussey – May I Use

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Cardiff-based newcomer Ollie Hussey is back with a new single titled ‘May I Use‘.

The singer/songwriter stumbled across our radar last month with the dreamy ‘Credence‘ and is now returning with a slow-burning gem. ‘May I Use‘ is another impressive example of Hussey’s ability to make music using just a guitar, an old iPhone and an incredible voice on top of that.

Speaking about the song, he said: “It all started with the main piano hook that runs pretty much all the way through, then it all came together after that. I’ll be honest, it’s not really about anything specific! The way I write a lot of the time is I get most of the instrumental done and then I make random noises into my phone until words start forming. They don’t have to mean anything, if they sound good and they rhyme then I’ll put them in! What happens then is that I can then listen back to it and it’s like I’m hearing it for the first time and I can interpret the lyrics however I want. To me, I imagine it being about somebody who wants to be somebody else; they literally want to assume their identity. I think they’ve taken their admiration for them too far and it’s become obsessive. There’s a line in it that says: May I rule over you? so there’s definitely a creepy aspect to it.

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Ollie Hussey – Credence

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Cardiff-based singer/songwriter Ollie Hussey is impressing us with his brand-new single ‘Credence‘.

A touching, minimal, classy dream-pop gem with a touch of folk and enriched by a stellar vocal.

Written in two stages, before and after the first national lockdown in the UK, on ‘Credence‘ Hussey details how his depression affected his relationship with his girlfriend. It’s a love song at heart, but one in which he admits he isn’t in a healthy state of mind.

Keep you eyes open on him !

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Great Mountain Fire – The Way

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Brussels indie five-piece Great Mountain Fire are ready to release their new LP ‘Movements‘ on Nov 20th.

The date is close but today we’re able to stream a new single lifted off of it: a psych-soul banger titled ‘The Way’

It’s an eccentric but elegant song, made of washed out synths, a groovy bass and a massive dose of ethereal vocals.
The lyrics explore a pacific-resistant acceptance, then humbly elevate in the chorus claiming “Don’t be afraid to dream the way it has to be“, a mantra to reshape the days we all have in front of us and put the world to rights.

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Blakey – If I Go

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Soak in the wonderfully ethereal and moving work of British pop artist Blakey.

Self producing his music entirely, Blakey has garnered over 10 million global streams, Spotify New Music Friday placements across the world including US and UK and reached the Viral Top 50 and Top 50 Chart in 7 countries.

Blakey has picked up significant attention from likes of BBC Radio 1xtra, Noisey, Clash, ROTD, Notion and TMRW with sync placements on adverts and TV shows in the US and internationally on Netflix.

Mixing between soaring melodies that meant to be sung to the rafters, and more faster paced rhythmic verses, Blakey has a unique yet universal appeal and isn’t afraid of wearing his heart on his sleeve.

His brand-new single ‘If I Go‘ is a dreamy electro pop number, full of celestial vibes and timeless melodies.

Speaking about it, he said: “‘If I Go’ is a song about teetering on the edge of loves abyss. To gaze long enough into it, to find out if love’s looking back

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