Another week, another list of new music to get your through to the weekend.
Sundara Karma – ‘Happy Family’
Sundara Karma are back and here to take you on a journey. The Reading quartet have unleashed beautiful and epic new track ‘Happy Family’, that has all the nostalgia you’d want from a track with that title, before it crashes into steaming and rollicking rock and an oh-so-good chorus. It even has handclaps. Buckle up and take 6 minutes out of your day – and keep your eyes peeled for upcoming album ‘YOUTH IS ONLY EVER FUN IN RETROSPECT’.
LOYAL – ‘Moving As One’
More UK greatness from a quartet, this time from four-piece LOYAL. Early releases ‘House For You’ and ‘Blue & The Green’ caught the attention of the blogosphere and earned the band many plaudits, and new release ‘Moving As One’ is set to drum up even more attention. With a poppier, upbeat sound, ‘Moving As One’ is a call-to-arms, a marching anthem and a statement of intent. Plug in below.
Dounia – ‘East Coast Hiding’
NYC native Dounia is just a tender 19 years of age, and yet she’s already a social media star and activist with thousands of fans. Now she can add singer to her achievements with the release of ‘East Coast Hiding’. Putting forth some real 2017 R&B vibes for those late evenings, you can hear Dounia’s confidence in her vocal delivery. It feels so right you’ll forget she was anything before an artist. This is how to do a transition right, folks.
Seeb – ‘Breathe’ (Acoustic)
The Norwegian trio Seeb had a killer 2016, breaking the charts on various occasions. Seeb are renowned for their incredible production and remixing ability, in particular Mike Posners ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’ (Seeb Remix), which charted at #1 in the UK, Netherlands and Sweden. They followed with their own release of ‘Breathe’ featuring ‘Neev’, which obtained over 78 million streams. They have now started 2017 off with a beautifully unexpected twist, by releasing an acoustic version of ‘Breathe’. The combination of Neev’s powerful vocals alongside the simplistic acoustic guitar, creates an engrossing atmospheric feel.
Amber Run – ‘Fickle Game’
2017 has been kicked off by Amber Run with the release of their new single, ‘Fickle Game’, featuring a fresh, stripped back sound. This is the first release from their new album ‘For A Moment, I Was Lost’, which is set for release February 10th. The warm feel of the raw piano combined with the cold lyrics makes this track the perfect supplement for the notorious January blues. The benchmark for the rest of the album has been set high!
SOHN – ‘Hard Liquor’
SOHN has unveiled, ‘Hard Liquor’, the third single from his second album ‘Rennen’, which is set for release 13th January. The new single beautifully brings SOHN out of his comfort zone as he perfects a soulful sound. The track was initially for a friend, Sam Dew, whose voice he thought would fit the style much better, little did he know this track would shape the sound of the whole album!
Migos – ‘T-Shirt’
Influenced by Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Revenant’ the video for ’T-Shirt’ takes the trio into the freezing wilderness. Directed by DAPS and Migos’ Quavo, the video pretty much went viral over the weekend with many (including Chance The Rapper) agreeing how good it is over social media. With Childish Gambino mentioning them in his Golden Globe speech and ‘Bad And Boujee’ currently charting US #1, Migos have really had a good couple of days. Their album ‘C U L T U R E’ is set to be released Jan 27th.
Alista Marq – ‘Kid Again’
A fusion of rap, R&B and alt-rock with a tinge of pop gives us the pleasant unique sound of up and coming UK artist Alista Marq. Produced by Nastylgia, the track gives us a nostalgic feel yet still sounds completely fresh. Notably recognised for his track ‘Forest’ which gain attraction last year, we are intrigued to see what else Alista has in store for us 2017.
Ray BLK – ‘Patience’
A well deserved winner of ‘BBC Music Sound of 2017’, beating an incredible list of artists including Raye, Rag N Bone Man and AJ Tracey. Ray BLK releases new track ‘Patience’, a freestyle which can be seen as a prime example of why she’s such a worthy winner. Ray joins the prestige list of artists who have previously won the title and have notably become hugely successful since, such as Years & Years, Sam Smith, Adele and last year’s winner Jack Garratt. Congrats Ray!