A rundown of the best new sounds to be infiltrating our ears this week.
This song is an embodiment of glistening synths, tasteful drum textures and spellbinding vocals. Musically and lyrically inspired by Coldplay’s Ghost Stories, their unique and ethereal craft of dark-pop only highlights the touching lyrics. Their message is clear and Be Someone embraces a motivating connection that holds something we all could relate to.
Tom Walker – Play Dead
Recently signed to Relentless, Tom Walker has been making waves in the scene! “Play Dead” – a distinctive, engaging track that immediately conjures comparisons with some of the seminal and brightest crossover singer/ songwriters coming out of the UK – Finley Quaye, Hozier and Paulo Nutini. It’s a track of the kind of polish and ambition that surely marks Tom out as a definite one to watch for this year.
Lully – Slow D’s
Through a veil of fluted glass and brandishing a self-penned eponymous poem, new artist Lully made an introduction in the form of ‘Slow D’s’, a frantic and unpredictable rush of abstract electronics soldered into an irresistible and repeatable pop song. For Lully, the name is not merely a moniker, but a guiding light – possessing deep-rooted and at the same time whimsical significance.
The Chainsmokers – All We Know
Spindle favourite’s The Chainsmokers follow-up their biggest UK hit to date, ‘Closer’ with new track ‘All We Know’. Feature newcomer Phoebe Ryan, the track is set to cement the boys as one of the biggest global breakthrough acts of the year.
Cosima – ‘Girls Who Get Ready’
Some gorgeous, tender soul-inflected pop from newcomer Cosima. ‘Girls Who Get Ready’ is a unique empowerment anthem (in the least cheesy way) for girls tired of playing along to certain gender expectations for their man. With a catchy chorus of “I know you like the girls who get ready get ready, all the girls who get ready get ready”, it manages to eschew these female expectations yet remains accessible for all. The slice of gorgeousness also comes with a self-directed video, check out the abundance of talent on display below:
Bonzai – ‘I Did’
Banger time! ‘I Did’ is the latest offering from the gloriously wonky, left-field Bonzai, taken from her ‘Lunacy EP’ out at the end of this month. Clanging percussion is paired with thundering beats and computer-game-esque synths, all underlying a versatile vocal that ranges from authorative commandeer to gorgeously layered soulful harmonies.
RAY BLK – ‘Chill Out ft. SG Lewis’
Ms BLK can’t do any wrong can she? New single ‘Chill Out’ sees the R&B starlet pair up with SG Lewis, who provides the smooth, pulsing synths her honey-dripped vocal rides so irresistibly. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming self-released project ‘Durt’.
Ady Suleiman – ‘Wait for You’ Mogul Remix
A great remix of ‘Wait For You’ by Berlin born producer Mogul who also previously remixed tracks by Brandy, Gwen Stefani and Amy Winehouse. We’re lovin’ this upbeat version of the track.
Solange – ‘Crane In The Sky’
Coming from her latest incredible album ‘Seat At The Table’, ‘Cranes In The Sky’ is a beautiful soulful track and the video just as good. The album took Solange 4 years to make and it was worth the wait!
Mura Masa Ft A$AP Rocky – ‘Love$ick’
Mura Masa teams up with A$AP on a new version of feel good track Love$ick, this cross atlantic collaboration brings that hip-hop essence that only someone like Lord Flacko can bring. Really feeling this remix.