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Felix Cartal & Lights – Love Me

Felix Cartal & Lights - Love Me

Canadian producer Felix Cartal has teamed up with alt-pop singer/songwriter Lights for his debut single of 2019, the emotive and yet entirely groove-worthy ‘Love Me.’

A collaboration through and through, the song was born by just the two of them from start to finish and has everything you want from a decent dance-pop track – organic instrumental chords, indulgent melodies and a stunning vocal performance.

Sounds like: The Him, Le Youth

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MONOGEM – Shade

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MONOGEM (aka Jen Hirsh) is back after a brief hiatus with ‘Shade’, an explorative song about standing up and speaking your truths, no matter what shades they may be.

Lead by dramatic pizzicato plucks, and written with pop songwriter and producer Bleu of Coach & Ref, MONOGEM explains of ‘Shade’,

“I wrote “Shade” on a day when I felt particularly bleak and dreary. Dark thoughts ran through my head about anything and everything: my artistry, my life, my body, my family, I was having one of those moments where nothing was right. As an artist, those days are more frequent than I’d like to admit. As a woman, I’ve felt pressure to cover up this little dark corner, put my face on and show up for the party. “Shade” is a personal anthem that reminds me to stop hiding my truths, even if they aren’t pretty.”

Sounds like: Goldroom, Silk Cinema, ASTR, July Child, Lights, Evvy, Micky Blue

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LIMITS – Falling

LIMITS

Belgian artist LIMITS shares ‘Falling’.

Having recently signed to Different Recordings (Anna Of The North, Kllo, Claptone), LIMITS manages to perfectly blend slices of ethereal, tech-house with melodic pop-inspired vocals.

The track is out now.

Sounds like: Shy Luv, Claptone, Tube & Berger, Rüfüs, The Magician, The Aston Shuffle

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Wayfarer// – Broken Wire ft. LANKS

Wayfarer//

Wayfarer// teams up with fellow Australian LANKS on ‘Broken Wire’.

It has a great positive message, about not letting fear force you to waste opportunities, with a d’n’b undertone.

Listen below.

It’s the third single off the upcoming ‘Garden State’ EP, due out later this year.

Sounds like: Sampha, Radiohead, Rudimental, Becky Hill

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Satin Jackets – Northern Lights Feat. David Harks

Satin Jackets - Northern Lights Feat. David Harks

German-based Satin Jackets teams up with British singer, David Harks on ‘Northern Lights’.

As with all of Satin Jackets’ music, ‘Northern Lights’ has a distinct cosmic vibe, which is to be expected with the title of the song. Add to the mix, nostalgic vocal tones and reflective melodies, to create a breathtaking listening experience.

It’s out today on Eskimo Recordings.

Sounds like: Empire Of The Sun, Goldroom, RAC, Hot Chip, Cut Copy, Du Tonc, Future Islands, Phoenix

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Alice Gray – Pink Cadillac

Alice Gray

San Diego native, singer-songwriter and visual artist Alice Gray shares her debut single ‘Pink Cadillac’.

Describing her music as “sad songs you want to dance to”, Alice’s sound has a bittersweet edge to it thanks to beautifully planned pop hooks and wistful lyrics.

‘Pink Cadillac’ is out now.

Sounds like: VÉRITÉ, LINNEY, Sigrid, Billie Eilish

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Lissa Lo – All I Need Feat. Patrick Dunn

Lissa Lo

New song ‘All I Need’ is a collaboration between Brooklyn-based, bedroom producer Lissa Lo and Patrick Dunn.

On the duo’s second encounter, ‘All I Need’ was born with its innocently played vocal loops and lashings of romanticised lyrics.

Sounds like: VÉRITÉ, Caswell, The Kite String Tangle

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Secret Weapons – Comeback Season

Secret Weapons

Love songs don’t have to be all about the doom and gloom of a relationship, they can be about the music you adore. Brooklyn locals, Secret Weapons do just this with uplifting new single, ‘Comeback Season’.

The twosome deliver a positive message about overcoming the odds (specifically the struggles they encountered whilst writing their album), which is further highlighted by the delightful addition of a gospel choir!

It’s out now via Epic.

Sounds like: Youngr, The 1975, Lionel Richie, The Levity, The Island Club, Ghost Beach, Backstreet Boys, LANY, Great Good Fine Ok, The Knocks

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Seersha – Typical

Seersha - Typical

Talking of love songs…Atlantic artist/producer Seersha has written a gorgeous track called ‘Typical’ for her husband to listen to on his summertime drives.

Seersha’s ethereal vocals immediately make you feel free, as if you are screaming with joy at the top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere.

Sounds like: MS MR, CHVRCHES, Tears For Fears, Lights, Paramore, Phil Collins

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AWAY – Sleepwalker

AWAY

Los Angeles producer, AWAY, shares the stunning new video for ‘Sleepwalker’, featuring
London Thor.

Paving the way for the next generation of sound, AWAY likes to expose mixed feelings in his music, often touching on confusion, sadness, apathy, and anger.

Sounds like: Chainsmokers, Kiiara, Børns

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Amy Guess – Comatose

Amy Guess

Amy Guess

Calgary born, 80’s lover, Amy Guess, is back with the brooding ‘Comatose’.

Having been classically trained in voice from a young age, the range of Amy’s vocals is impressive. Combine this with the catchy pop elements of her music, and the adept electronic production, we give Amy top marks all round.

Amy’s debut EP ’10 Times Out of 10′ is set for release on 20 January.

Sounds like: Kelly Clarkson, Monogem, Kyla La Grange, Lights

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Port Of Spain – Blind

Port Of Spain

Port Of Spain

Meet Port of Spain.

Unlike the name suggests, this male/female duo are not from Spain, but Bondi Beach in Sydney.

Their debut track, ‘Blind’ is a glistening, pop serenade with a huge amount of depth throughout, courtesy of the electronics used.

Sounds like: Imogen Heap, Lights, Broods, Death Cab For Cutie

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Amy Guess – 10 Times Out Of 10

Amy Guess

Amy Guess

Amy Guess is a self-confessed “child of the ’80s” who creates highly infectious synth pop.

Her new track ’10 Times Out Of 10″ considers the trials and tribulations of a contemporary romance, all within an 80’s-inspired music video full of neon colours, fast cars and flashy lights.

Sounds like: Monogem, Kyla La Grange, Lights

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Draper – Ready For Us (Feat. Sykes)

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Draper

Draper is showing us something new with his latest collaboration. This time with London synth rock outfit, SYKES.

‘Ready For Us’ opens with crisp, polished melodies and a driving synth beat. Not necessarily something unique, but something brilliant.

Sounds like: Haim, Anteros, Pistol Shrimp, Passion Pit, The Maccabees, Lights, Ellie Goulding, La Roux, Claire, Lorde, Fleetwood Mac

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Hurts – Wings

Hurts

Hurts

Following on from the brilliant video for ‘Lights‘ is another dramatic performance from Hurts in their new video for ‘Wings’.

It was directed by renowned music video director, Dawn Shadforth (Björk, Florence + the Machine, Goldfrapp).

It has been taken from the ‘Surrender’ album, out on 11 December through Columbia Records.

Pre-sale tickets for upcoming European tour available here.

Sounds like: Depeche Mode, Brandon Flowers, X&Y, Young Empires, Polyna, Kylie Minogue, Florence + the Machine

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MONOGEM – Gone

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Monogem

Powerful, womanly words in MONOGEM‘s new single, ‘Gone’.

“I wrote ‘Gone’ with all of my single ladies in mind,” says MONOGEM. “I wanted to give my girls something to sing to every asshole they’ve dated to easily say ‘BITCH! I’m out!.’ I really love the production on this track; it shimmers and sparkles in a way that gives it so much life and imagery.”

MONOGEM worked with Scott Smith (who produced MONOGEM’s debut EP) and also Peter Dyer, who plays keyboards live with MONOGEM — “having Peter’s energy on the song adds crazy dimension and I’m looking forward to the three of us making more music together.”

Sounds like: Goldroom, Silk Cinema, ASTR, July Child, Lights, Evvy, Micky Blue

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ASTR – It’s Over (Feat. Mick Jenkins)

ASTR

ASTR

Urban pop duo ASTR returns with ‘It’s Over’, featuring the vocals of Mick Jenkins.

‘It’s Over’ is an upbeat jam, but it is also about being drawn into a destructive relationship time and time again. This type of subversion is exhibited by the acceleration and deceleration of the track’s b.p.m. throughout, and we love the fact ‘It’s Over’ keeps us guessing on whether it really is over.

ASTR’s ‘Homecoming’ EP will be released in November.

Sounds like: Holychild, Carvaro, Outkast, Disclosure, Lights, Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding, Ulla Nova, The Naked and Famous, I BREAK HORSES, BANKS

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