JOHN.K – OT
We all have to do it. Work overtime. But what if it wasn’t a bummer, but something you wanted to do?
JOHN.K takes a different approach. ‘OT’ is an Autumnal track that is about spending that one extra day with your far away friend.
Sounds like: Sam Smith, Justin Bieber
REGN – WATR
Who is REGN? We’re glad you ask.
REGN (pronounced Reagan) is a Los Angeles-based songstress who has just dropped her latest single, ‘WATR’.
Co-written with Robokid, the song has delicate Nordic-inspired vocals chopped into a romantic format.
It’s out now via Moving Castle.
Sounds like: Dagny, Sigrid
Martin Luke Brown – Opalite
Londoner Martin Luke Brown has seemingly come out of nowhere with a banger of a indie pop track called ‘Opalite’ and he means business!
Speaking of the song, MLB says,
“Opalite as a song began with this hypnotic little drum loop and the words just came out. I write placeholder lyrics all the time and then chip away at them until they’re complete but I pretty much stuck with what rolled on Opalite. It just felt right. It’s about finding hope in something and not wanting to let itgo. Whether you find that hope in superstition or religion or love. Whatever really.”
MLB plays London’s Servant Jazz Quarters tonight and ‘Opalite’ is out now via LAB Records.
Sounds like: Bon Iver, Will Joseph Cook, Dua Lipa, Kyko, Sody, Dan Croll
courtship. – Tell Me Tell Me
Well, it’s very sad that summer is over for us here in the UK, but keeping the feeling very much alive is electro pop duo courtship..
They’ve just released their new single, ‘Tell Me Tell Me’, a declaration to not hold emotions back, especially when it comes to those love feelings!
Sounds like: Cut Copy, Van She, Summer Heart, Jagwar Ma, Two Door Cinema Club, MGMT, Passion Pit
Donkeyboy – Kaleidoscope
Goosebumps galore with the new track by Norwegian trio, Donkeyboy.
Driving analogue synths predominate the song, followed by sky-high vocals and a massive chorus. Listen below.
Sounds like: Pnau, Mew, LANY, The 1975
Sasha – Skin Deep
London-based Sasha shares ‘Skin Deep’.
Equally as soft on the electronic side of things as the beautiful ‘Picking Flowers‘, ‘Skin Deep’ is a contemplative track about ways to get over a lover through emotionless actions.
‘Skin Deep’ is out now via Lemon Zen Records.
Sounds like: Lucy Rose, Daughter, Maggie Rogers, The Japanese House, Bon Iver, Fenne Lily
Loud Forest – Wake Up
California couple Loud Forest are a force to be reckoned with.
Their new single ‘Wake Up’ is about loving an independent person, who is always slightly out of reach, making it all seem like a dream.
Sounds like: Arcade Fire
Tailor – Blame
Birmingham-born singer/songwriter Tailor has already written for the likes of MØ, TĀLĀ, Huntar, FTSE and Peking Duk, and his own solo material is pretty decent too.
Bordering on alt-pop and electronic music, Tailor has a knack of discussing both sides of the story. His most recent release is a double-A side single called ‘Disillusion / Blame’.
Whilst ‘Disillusion’ is more upbeat in production, ‘Blame’ is about taking the hit in a relationship to benefit the unit as a whole.
Sounds like: Chet Faker, Francis and The Lights, Toro Y Moi, Lauv, Huntar, Sam Smith