Los Angeles-based songstress, Nina Luna, has just shared ‘String’.
It’s about the anguish of a romantic connection that cannot be fulfilled. You know the type where you can’t sleep at night thinking about this person over and over again. You can really feel the torment through Nina and co-producer CATALINE‘s use of synths and orchesttral percussion.
Violet Days is the project of Swedish singer/songwriter, Lina Hansson.
Asking whether you ‘Suck At Love’ is always going to be tricky to answer, but it’s also highly relatable to the majority of listeners. Luckily for us, Kris Eriksson (The Chainsmokers) is on production duties, helping Violet Days create an anthemic electronic song that almost makes us forget the initial question.
Violet Days will be playing the Ja Ja Ja club night at The Lexington in London on 23 February.
So this week has been a tough one, for reasons no one needs to explain, so here is a bit of light relief before you head into your weekend.
It’s ‘What Love Is All About’ by Italian electro pop trio, SAMA.
The guys have worked with some pretty cool kids out there; this track was mixed by Galatis in London, and their previus single, ‘A Love Like Kerosene’ was mastered by StuartHawkes (Disclosure, Rudimental, AlexClare, Lorde) in their self-built studio.
London (UK) Dates
17th November @ 93 Feet East w/ Sun Arcana, Silver & Grace, and Rale (Tickets)
18th November Q&A and Live Radio Stream 3pm @ Lights of Soho (Free Entry)
19th November @ Roadtrip Bar w/ Mutiny In Heaven, Dirty Palace, and Joey Collins (Tickets)
Sounds like: Years & Years, Penguin Prison, Chainsmokers, Sam Feldt
American musician, ZellaDay, returns with a part indietronica, part psychedelic track called ‘Man On The Room’.
A gentle nod to the era of the moon landing, the track will see a release as part of a AA-side 7″ single pressed on limited edition white sparkle vinyl on 18th November via B3SCI Records. Pre-order here.
Sounds like: Alex Maxwell, Lana Del Rey, Susanne Sundfør, Parade of Lights, Tove Lo, Lorde, Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira, Mariette
Hurrah! Dominique is back with a synth-laden track called ‘If I Could Go Back’.
Based in NYC, this bedroom producer is completely self-taught on Abberton, and has a knack of creating pop gems.
Of the track, Dominique explains,
“The hook for this track came to me when I was reminiscing about parts of my college years. I moved to NYC from Florida when I was 18 and that was a big change for me–I often felt totally out of place and unconfident. Now that I’m older and more adjusted, I can’t believe I let my fear of saying something stupid keep me from speaking out all the time. It’s funny how as we get older, the stuff that used to scare the hell out of us begins to seem so insignificant. This song is all about wishing you could go back, relive, and make the most out of those times you felt most insecure, but with the inclusion of your newfound confidence.”
Expect an EP in early December.
Sounds like: Goldroom, Monogem, VÉRITÉ, CAPPA, Broods, Mr Little Jeans, Kate Boy, Lorde, Lykke Li
Moving on to her next single, CAPPA is back with ‘Next Ex’, the first track from her current ‘Queen Of Hearts’ EP.
Illustrious, whispering vocals layered over deep, pop-laden synths, another cracking number from CAPPA.
Whilst we have you, definitely check out the new PUSHER track featuring CAPPA.
CAPPA is current on tour, supporting MattWertz.
9/20: Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live
9/23: Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
9/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
9/29: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
9/30: Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
10/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ TBD
10/6: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
10/8: Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
10/9: St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
10/19: Orlando, FL @ TBD
10/21: Charlotte, NC @ TBD
10/26: Washington, DC @ Gypsy Sallys
10/27: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/28: New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
10/30: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
11/10: Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag
11/11: Grand Rapid, MI @ TBD
11/12: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/13: Minneapolis, NM @ Studio B
11/15: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
11/16: Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit
11/17: Louisville, KY @ Headliner Music
12/2: Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
12/3: Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Sounds like: Lorde, Lana Del Rey, HOLYCHILD, Purity Ring, Washed Out, Say Lou Lou, The Knife, M83, KLOE, Druzy, Taylor Swift, The Knife