The best new music from the past 7 days.
Imbibe – Touchdown
Aussie brothers Imbibe are back with ‘Touchdown’, a breezy pop jam flitting between indie chic and the laconic French cool of the 90’. It just goes to show that debut single ‘Mirage’ was not a one off for duo. Currently producing retro-tinged gems like ‘Touchdown’ on a weekly basis and having just kicked off their UK tour supporting Parcels, expect to hear much more from Imbibe.
KAWALA – Moonlight
For anyone who’s has the pleasure of seeing KAWALA live, it’s clear the charismatic duo are destined for big things. On ‘Moonlight’, they comment “We’ve tried to balance a super chilled feel with a heart-warming positivity, while taking you on a person’s journey in search for an escape from their mental demons”. If you haven’t yet got yourself a ticket for their Hopscotch Tour, kicking off today in Bristol, it’s one not to be missed.
thanks. – HYHU
Berklee College of Music graduates thanks. are back with a track to “to inspire artists, creatives and anyone who struggles with making a career out of their passion”. ‘HYHU’ (Hold Your Head Up) is our first taste of their exquisite pop since they dropped debut album ‘Colfax’ earlier this year, and it’s another triumph.
Meadowlark – Appetite
It’s been 17 months since Bristol based duo Kate McGill & Dan Broadley, aka Meadowlark, released their spectacular debut album, and return once more with the surprise release of ‘Appetite’. It’s a clear show of the duo’s silent progression since the debut release, treating our ears to a renewed warmth and soft synth soundscapes.
Jesse Jo Stark – Mystery
‘Mystery’ is Jesse Jo Stark’s third single since her EP Dandelion earlier this year. The track is reminiscent of Steel Guitar Hall of Famers Santo & Johnny showcasing Stark’s haunting vocals, which have been compared to early Lana Del Ray. Stark says ‘Mystery’ is about being stuck in a moment and feeling consumed by love.
Vince Staples – Tweakin’
Tweakin’ is the last track off his most recent drop FM! The eight track project features appearances from the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Kehlani, and Ty Dolla $ign. Staples and Kehlani team up on ‘Tweakin’ in a somber reflection of death. Staples sees FM! as a representation of his roots.
Ariana and the Rose – Night Owl
After starving us of new music for what seemed like a lifetime, our girl Ariana returns to follow-up ‘Lonely Star’ with pop perfection in the shape of ‘Night Owl’. This single builds into a crescendo chorus that is set to take the dark nights by storm. It’s another absolute belter from the rising star, who has given us some of the best pop hooks of the last few years. We salute you Ariana!
Swsh – In Luv
The second release from Jamz Supernova’s Future Bounce label, Cali artist Swsh comes through with a bright, burst of forward thinking R&B. The first in a run of new music from the emerging act, the track is a breath of fresh air and compliments her laid-back yet powerful vocals. A dreamy slice of future sounds.
UPSAHL – The Other Team
After dropping her first EP aged 14, Phoenix native UPSAHL has been carefully crafting her own blend of unique indie-pop gems and just announced her signing to the recently re-launched Arista Records. Latest single ‘The Other Team’ is the 19 year old’s Phoenix native’s ode to about a “boy who seems too good to be true” and is a bright, burst of crossover pop.
Mark Angels – Climax
With an upcoming songwriting trip to Tokyo to pen hits for the crème de la crème of K-Pop – we’re talking BTS, EXO, Monsta X and NCT 127 – Mark Angels undeniably has a penchant for earworms – take ‘Climax’. Speaking on the motivation behind the track, Mark comments “Climax depicts the inevitable failure of a toxic relationship. Letting go seems impossible when you’re trapped by past memories of love, late night drives & rebellious behaviour.”