The best new sounds of the week according to us.
Freshly 17 but with one of the year’s most soulful voices; Yellow Days is bringing it. Signed to Good Years (responsible for Lil Silva, BANKS, Francis And The Lights, Mick Jenkins… a lot of good stuff), Yellow Days is British teen George van den Broek. Unleashing his debut EP ‘Harmless Melodies’ last week, he’s provided us with one of this year’s most astonishing pieces of work. Sink into EP highlight ‘A Little While’ below.
Lyves – ‘No Love’
London-based singer/songwriter/producer/audio magician Lyves aka Francesa Bergami is here to bless you this week with some audio divinity. This right here really is something special. ‘No Love’ is the follow up to excellent prior single ‘Darkest Hour’, and it’s the perfect blend of deep soul, neo-R&B and subtle electronic vibes. New EP ‘Like Water’ is out early next year.
Shy Luv – ‘Joyrider’
Another UK special, this time from the duo Shy Luv, aka Karma Kid and Armeria. ‘Joyrider’ is their new single to carry them into 2017, released on Black Butter, and it’s pure disco funk bliss. With a distinctly original sound that’s guaranteed to have you coming back for more, it’s time you peeped the below before their 2017 EP ‘Shock Horror’ lands.
Jay IDK – Mentality
Up and coming US via the UK rapper Jay IDK teams up with UK grime veteran Scorcher in his latest London inspired video for ‘Mentality’. The video explores Jay moving various East London neighbourhoods, and is a throwback to his early years spent in the UK before he left for the US as a young child. ‘Mentality’ is taken from his widely acclaimed second album ‘Empty Bank’, which is a honest and raw portrayal of society’s broken relationship with money.
Bright Light Bright Light – Touch Me
We love Cathy Dennis and we love 80’s Horror franchise’s, so this new cut from Bright Light Bright Light is music to our ears! Rod Thomas aka Bright Light Bright Light takes on ‘Touch Me’, which is lifted from the forthcoming ‘Cinematography’ EP which lands this Friday. A collection of perfectly chosen covers from some of Thomas’s favourite movies, ‘Touch Me’ can be heard on A Nightmare on Elm St 2, as well as our office playlist, obvs.
Fröst – Crackling On The Wire
Fröst is a collaboration between Franco-Swedish sound artist Johanna Bramli (vocalist for Stereolab offshoot Imitation Electric Piano) and Fujiya & Miyagi’s synth player and producer Steve Lewis. Combining their individual sounds, they create a hypnotic blend of radiophonics and repetition that’s all neatly wrapped in pop structures. Inspired by the German poem The Erlking, the duo’s debut single tells a ghostly and dreamy tale partly in French and partly in English.
Noah Cyrus – Make Me Cry ft. Labrinth
Last week Noah Cyrus unveiled her debut song ‘Make Me Cry’ to critical acclaim, and the introductory song was met with unanimous praise across the globe and has already garnered five million combined streams and views in just one week. The emotional clip was directed by renowned British director Sophie Muller (Beyoncé, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani) and sees Cyrus and Labrinth, mimicking each other’s longing for their partner’s amorous affection.
FEMME – ‘Fever Boy’ (Lindstrøm Remix)
Our pink-haired pop fave FEMME is back with an infectious remix of ‘Fever Boy’ by Norwegian producer Lindstrøm. She has just announced that there will be a remix version of her critically acclaimed album ‘Debutante’ titled ‘Debutante Remixed’ that will be released on the 9th of December!
Jorja Smith Ft Maverick Sabre – Carry Me Home
Late last week UK singer-songwriter Jorja Smith released her debut EP ‘Project 11’ which includes this breathtaking track featuring Maverick Sabre. Everything about the track is stunning from the arrangement to the vocals. Incredibly moving.
Melanie C – Dear Life
In the same week that the Spice Girls spin-off GEM’s ‘Song for Her’ leaked, Sporty officially unleashed the new visuals for the second single from new album ‘Version Of Me’. It’s been well publicised that Mel C wanted no part in the reunion and i’m sure once she listened to Song For Her she’s wiping away beads of relief. Instead she’s opted to concentrate on her solo work, unveiling the poignant and reflective ‘Dear Life’. We love you Mel.