The best new sounds from the last 7 days.
A striking debut from Swedish singer-songwriter Anna Leone. The bare-faced, open honesty in single ‘My Soul I’ will make your breath catch, and that voice is glorious – inflected, raspy, captivating. “My soul I am broken today / and I will work out what it meant / and I will mend you in the end / ‘cause I’ll do anything I love you” she sings, over a stripped-back instrumental that gradually builds into beautiful, booming poignancy.
St Vincent – ‘Los Ageless’
St Vincent is one of the most interesting artists around at the moment. Her interviews around upcoming ‘MASSEDUCATION’ have been nothing short of brilliant and engaging, and this week furthered our excitement by bringing with it new single ‘Los Ageless’. It’s both an electrifying take on a love song and a scathing critique on Los Angeles. It’s sharp, crisp and ferocious; Annie Clark at her best.
Boba K – ‘Nothing Can Stop Us Now’
Following up her acclaimed debut offering, rising talent Boba K returns with uplifting pop anthem ‘Nothing Can Stop Us Now’. The track is another bold move from the London based Ukrainian native, which showcases Boba K’s sultry vocals shining through the vibrant electro-pop production, that instantly hooks you with its infectious opening keyboard riff and chorus. We can’t wait to see what else this ear has in-store for the newcomer.
Princess Nokia -‘Flava’
Taken from her debut album ‘1992 Deluxe’, New York born Princess Nokia is all about advocating self-love, being totally comfortable in your own skin and being proud of where you come from. Check out the video for ‘Flava’ directed by Nokia herself and Milah Libin above.
Lyrica Anderson Ft Ty Dolla $ign ‘Dolla Bills’
Love And Hip-Hop Hollywood star Lyrica releases R&B vibe ‘Dolla Bills’ ahead of her anticipated album ‘Aida’ which is out at the end of the month. Anderson is also an incredible songwriter who has wrote for Beyonce, Tinashe, Jason Derulo amongst others.
George Michael – ‘Fantasy’ ft. Nile Rodgers.
The highly anticipated track ‘Fantasy’ is finally out and more funky than it was before thanks to Nile Rodgers. George Michael always held this song close to his heart, so when plans to re-issue ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1/MTV Unplugged,’ ‘Fantasy’ seemed like the ideal lead. Michael and Rodgers worked on the track before George sadly passed away last Chrostmas, but kept the song’s original groovy rhythm and added new guitar and fresh vocals.
Wild Cub – ‘Rain’
This Nashville- based band finally released their second album, ‘Closer.’ Named Artist Pick on Spotify, ‘Rain’ is a hit new song featured on the album. The band takes indie pop to a whole new level with loud guitar notes and a cheery chorus. The track is mixed by Mark Needham, who has worked with The Killers and Saint Motel. Wild Cub writes lyrics with strong emotional intensity incorporating both Rock and Pop elements, making them quite the dynamic duo.
ODESZA feat. Leon Bridges – ‘Across The Room’
The highly anticipated third album, ‘A Moment Apart,’ showcases ODESZA’s new song, ‘Across The Room’ featuring gospel singer/songwriter, Leon Bridges. This track is quite different than ODESZA’s normal production. Instead of prominent loud, electronic beats, ‘Across The Room’ has a much more mellow sound. Leon Bridges delivers soulful vocals surrounding a pop rhythm, an unexpected creation between the two artists. Bridges belts out verses that blend effortlessly over the dreamy sounds ODESZA created, making this a must-hear song on the album.
Aquilo – ‘I Could Fight On A Wall’
These incredible singers released a new single this week, the first, since their debut album ‘Silhouettes.’ The song depicts their time on tour in America and the personal changes they made. This track displays dreamy pop melodies accompanied by a soft overlay of instruments which produces a sound much like Bon Iver.
Nadine – ‘Go To Work’
She’s back! After somewhat of a hiatus Nadine pairs back up with Xenomania mastermind Brian Higgins to deliver a slice of delicious house-tinged pop in the shape of new single ‘Go To Work’. Still displaying the same flawless vocals as her Girl Aloud days, this new solo cut from Nadine is upbeat, infectious and is a total banger.