New Songs We Liked - August 2020

A look at some of the best, most recent releases to power you through the remainder of the summer. 

By Eimear O SullivanMusicngear Editor

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1. Katie Melua - A Love Like That

A Love Like That sounds like it is from Hollywood’s Golden Age - possessing the mournful yet magical quality found in a lot of the classics. A gloriously cinematic string section soars over  Katie’s haunting and silky voice - combining fairytale-like lyrics with folk song vernacular. The Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra are amongst the musicians featured on this song; which was produced by Leo Abrahams (Imogen Heap, Brian Eno, Paul Simon)

The single is the first to be taken from Melua’s forthcoming studio album Album No. 8, released 16 OCTOBER 2020. Pre-order HERE

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2. Busty & the Bass - Out of Love (feat Macy Gray)

Deliciously warm Neo-Soul chords melted over a funk beat; featuring Macy Gray’s rich, soulful vocals flowing over this dreamy, flawless backdrop.A burst of summer and happiness - a little bit of Kaytranada and Anderson Paak fused with Busty & Bass’s signature style. This is nothing short of pure delight. 

Out of Love is taken from Busty & The Bass’s upcoming album Eddie, out August 14th. Pre-order HERE.

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3. Lunnah - These Roads

Alternative-pop band Luunah release an eerie lyric video for their newest song These Roads. The video is of night time driving down a highway - the perfect companion to the heavily reverberated, dark piano chords and Sarah Beth’s smooth vocals. The piano chords rise into a heavy drum beat combined with a rich wall of electric guitar and synths. These Roads is made for night-time driving, and forcing yourself to deal with the dark side of yourself you keep hidden in the daylight. 

We previously interviewed Lunnah on how they achieve their signature sound - if you want to check this out for yourself, see here. Their debut album is set for release in October 2020. 

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4. Thom Coombes - Mood Swing Set

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Moody Swing Set is taken from Thom’s new album Bedroom Boogie - which was recorded over the course of 2 years on a four-track cassette. Moody Swing Set is a fun, DIY delight - a lofi dreamy folk track (early Neil Young comes to mind) A song that sounds like the warmth and happiness of home; or the warm orange glow of a vintage flea market. A very interesting artist with a very unique approach and aesthetic.

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5. Kerri Watt - Jessie

Jessie is the newest track from Glaswegian singer-songwriter Kerri Watt - who announced recently that she plans to release a series of genre themed EPs, the first EP being country themed; and is set for release September 14th 2020 via Cooking Vinyl.

The faded, Western aesthetic of the music video (made during quarantine) matches perfectly with the song - Kerrie’s rich vocals proving she is not only a great songwriter, but also has great vocal technique and tone.  Jessie was in fact one of the first ever songs written by Kerri, “back then I was listening to a lot of folk and country music. Sheryl Crow and Dolly Parton were early influences - both great story tellers, musicians and performers”

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6. Luca Wilding - Johanna

This new single is taken from singer songwriter Luca Wilding’s  new album (expected to be released later on  this year) 

Johanna is a reflective, lush dream- folk song - featuring a gentle guitar, paired with impeccably recorded and mixed drums. Wilding’s vocal delivery is truly flawless (in an age of vocal perfection - this is really saying something) possessing an ice like, glimmering sheen whilst maintaining full lyrical clarity.

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About Eimear O Sullivan

Eimear Ann O Sullivan is a multi-genre music producer, audio engineer and vocalist. After receiving a Masters in Music Technology from the CIT Cork School of Music, she went on to operate as a producer under the name Blakkheart. Her releases have received critical acclaim from Ireland's biggest music publications, such as District Magazine and Nialler9, alongside receiving heavy commercial radio airplay. She currently works in Cork recording studio Flashpoint CC. Previous clients of hers include the likes of Comedy Central’s Dragony Aunt star Candy Warhol, rapper Darce and Outsider YP. (Photo credit @Fabian Boros)

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