Timsters is the project of French-born, former truck driver Julien.
A surprising work history perhaps, but his love of music is what got him to where he is today. The singer-songwriter-producer develops his own Lynchesque touch mixed with classy pop songwriting in a retro meets futuristic way.
French producer, composer, and songwriter Petit Biscuit has teamed up with the forward-thinking artist, Shallou, on tranquil and nostalgic new single, ‘I Leave Again’.
Petit Biscuit explains about the collab,
“We first met when Shallou supported me on my first American tour and what I saw on stage was absolutely crazy. Joe is a passionate guy and a nice human being and we became friends. I came to the US in April 2019 for a change of scenery to get some inspiration for my new music and I invited Joe to come to where I was staying to work on some music together. We spent hours listening to a lot of different stuff and tried lots of different things, but it wasn’t until a few months later that we had finally found the perfect tune to collaborate on. “I Leave Again” is about the end of a relationship with all of its nostalgia, but we’ve tried to turn it into “the song to a new start,” with all of the excitement that it can bring.”
As for Shallou, he remarks,
“In some ways, this pandemic has made musicians from all over the world more likely to connect. I have traditionally made music on my own, then sharing the demos with artists over the internet to collaborate with. These past years I’ve made an effort to connect more in person in the studio. Now that it can’t happen, I feel like a lot of bedroom producers are reaching out again the old way. Petit and I connected on this one online and it was really fun to work on something that feels like a true combination of our sounds.”
Self-described composers/sound artists/instrument inventors, Archil & Leon collaborate on brave new single, ‘Faith’.
The visuals for the innovative pop number depict the quest for faith; the meaning of life. Shot in a breathtaking hidden avant-garde church, it is their first release as a duo, and the choreography is stunning.
Sounds like: James Blake, Weval, Bonobo, Floating Points, Four Tet, Apparat
Looking for a soulful release this Spring time? Look no further than this delightful song from rising multi-instrumentalist Pastel featuring the stunning vocals of Ben Kessler.
Having already remixed records for the likes of Camila Cabello, Pastel is entering 2020 with his strongest material yet.
‘Daylight’ is the latest creation from the London based French-Polynesian, taking us on a beautiful journey of whimsical, funked-up neo-soul. ‘Daylight’ is the third single off the forthcoming EP ‘Cereal’ due for release in June.
Dan Croll returns with the release of double A-side single ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Stay In L.A.’ through Communion Records.
Following a transition to California from Liverpool two years ago, Croll’s writing has taken a more sunny demeanor, although there still remains a contemplative undercurrent with a gentle nod to his home town.
Sounds like: Sufjan Stevens, The Beatles, Elton John, Bombay Bicycle Club
Started by London-based Zygmunt Day, Joe Hyam and Nathan Kerntiff in 2019, Bad Progress is an experimental and refreshingly practical project that focuses on “the blend of musical styles playing in pubs and out of car windows in London” in a timeless and often scrappy style.
Their philosophy is “just make it easy”, which can be seen in their EP, ‘Moody Bangers’, out now.
Sounds like: Fontaines D.C., Black Midi, The Clash, Black Country New Road
French duo Saavan is comprised of Lucas Mokrani and Claire Lengaigne.
Their contemplative single ‘Young Minds’ sits alongside their current collection of brooding electronica, as an observation of “how the masses are dealing with a higher power, and how the rulers know how to handle them: without fighting back but misleading everyone.”
Thw track is taken from the forthcoming sophomore EP ‘Observatory’, out on 29 November.
Sounds like: Møme, Petit Biscuit, Foals, Fakear, Bonobo, Alt-J, Odesza
Calper teams up with Son of Cabe on breathtaking new single, ‘Crowd’.
Both artists in their own right, Calper (aka UK/French songwriter Jamie Harper) and Son of Cabe (UK artist, producer and songwriter Conor McCabe) have a serious number of musical accolades between them.
‘Crowd’ follows a mellow and chilled route, as it develops into a soulful late-night electro tune, written about the importance of being yourself, and not following the crowd.
There has been a recent influx of female artists taking back their power in the most positively brazen of ways.
One such artist is French multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter MarinaKaye.
At just 21, Kaye is left to explore her self-proclaimed “weird” alter ego in the sultry new single ‘Twisted’. Accompanied by the macabre new visual – directed by Julien Hosmalin and Kaye herself – Kaye is inspired by a personal experience she had in a psychiatrist’s office.
“The guy didn’t believe a word I told him and looked at me like I was a freak. I wanted to use this experience, and turn the tables for this music video.”
Sounds like: Ava Max, Marina & The Diamonds, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Billie Eilish