Check out what we’ve been listening to over the last 7 days.
Alt-J’s second installment from their upcoming third LP ‘Relaxer’, will be warmly welcomed by their fans. The track wastes no time in getting to the heart of the matter, establishing the fusion of reggae rhythms and binary-focussed lyrics, before the introduction of brass and an infectious “la la la” vocal hook in true Alt-J fashion.
Mount Kimbie Ft. James Blake – ‘We Go Home Together’
This stellar electronic combo of Mount Kimbie (Dominic Maker and Kai Campos) and James Blake have released a very bare and honest track, which features Blake’s voice in a rarely heard, untouched and relatively unprocessed form when compared to the majority of Blake’s solo work. This song, with the simplest of arrangements, is the definition of short and sweet.
Daley – ‘Until The Pain Is Gone’ ft. Jill Scott
It’s been three years since we’ve heard from Daley, and now he’s back with soul powerhouse Jill Scott to bring his newest single ‘Until The Pain Is Gone’. These two voices blend seamlessly in this soulful ballad. ‘Until The Pain Is Gone’ feels like an anesthetic itself with blissful strings, and twinkly keys creating an endearing tune that blends contemporary and vintage sounds.
Texas – ‘Tell That Girl’
Releasing the second track off their upcoming album, ‘Jump On Board’ Texas delights with ‘Tell That Girl.’ Combining alternative rock elements supported by pop synths, Texas creates a love song that would fit perfectly in an 80’s rom com. Despite the nostalgic sound, Texas brings a nuanced story to the classic love song that keeps it fresh and original. Their full album will be released April 21st.
Bleachers – ‘Don’t Take The Money’
Jack Antonoff of Bleachers explains the complexities of relationships in his latest track, co written with Lorde, ‘Don’t Take The Money.’ The chorus of the track exudes emotion, each segment of the song represents different stages of a long lasting relationship. What makes this song so successful is Bleachers’ ability to match the emotional intensity of their words with their music.
Oh Wonder – ‘Ultralife’
When we last heard from Londoners, Josephine and Anthony, they were capping an incredible year with a sold-out show at London’s roundhouse. In the space of fourteen months, they went from tentatively playing a debut show at London’s ICA to tours across South America, Australia, Russia and Asia. Now they are back with euphoric new cut ‘Ultralife’ and we’re here for it. You’re welcome.
Billy Lockett – ‘More’
Fresh from gracing us with the haunting sounds of last single Wide Eyed, singer / songwriter Billy Lockett delivers another beautiful, melacholic slice of piano led pop with ‘More’. A deeply moving and vulnerable track, which showcases Billy’s crystal clear vocal, ‘More’ promises to be a welcome introduction to his debut album. With support slots with Lana Del Ray under his belt, Billy’s sound echoes a heartfelt sentiment of a young artist who pours emotion into every track.
Etta Bond – ‘Kiss My Girlfriend’
A delicious new offering from the powerful r&b talent that is Etta Bond. Coming back with a bang after a short hiatus, Kiss My Girlfriend is the first single off the upcoming Etta Bond x Chris Loco collaboration EP. Sultry smooth vocals from the UK singer who teases us with a slightly more mature sound, with a beautifully shot visual to match. Another bold and brilliant piece of work from Etta, an impressive introduction to the new music expected to drop across the summer.