New Songs We Liked - June 2020

We selected some of the freshest new releases to get you through the week and see you into summer.

By Eimear O SullivanMusicngear Editor

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1. Spirits - Dad Bod

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This is your favorite song from the 90s that you haven't heard yet. Spirits is the newest release from Minneapolis based indie rock band Dad Bod. It sounds like a blue skied, polaroid drenched memory; Callie Marino’s voice soaring effortlessly over this nostalgic production, stream below:

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2.  Armand Van Helden ft Lorne - Give Me Your Loving

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Iconic Producer/DJ Armand Van Helden (U Don't Know Me, I Need A Painkiller) is back with this funk infused disco number, featuring infectious disco soul vocals. Wherever you are - this song will bring you  instant sunshine and happiness, stream below:

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 3. (Blueprint Remix) Sonny Fodera & King Henry feat Aluna George -Before You

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BluePrint puts a gorgeously melancholic twist on Sonny Fodera and King Henry’s latest track, Before U featuring Aluna George. A shimmering, pulsating wall of synths build behind George’s crystalline vocals; before being met with a throbbing lofi bass and descending into a smooth progressive house. An entrancing body of work from a highly skilled producer - stream below:

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4. Birdmask

The newest release from the Swiss multi-instrumentalist -  ‘Set Me On Fire’ fuses Birdmask’s rich, soulful vocals with church organs, choral harmonies and portentous drums. The results are raw, unfiltered emotion  (Hozier comes to mind) Stream below: 

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5. KOAN Sound (feat Anna Lisa) - Taken Under

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Taken from the talented duo’s new album Silk Wave - the impeccable sound design and wall of synthesis pairs perfectly with Anna Lisa’s eerie, haunting vocals. Stream below:

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6. Belau ft Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjærg - Rapture

Electronic duo Belau team up with vocalist Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjærg (former lead singer of acclaimed Danish trip hop pioneers Blue Foundation) to create this haunting and entrancing soundscape, peppered with flawless vocals.

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7. Tyron Hapi, Dylan Joel - Leave You

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Platinum selling producer Tyron Hapi and vocalist Dylan Joel team up on this new track - and the results do not disappoint.  Dylan’s rich soulful vocals flow over Tyron’s impeccable production - electronic perfection with just a hint of uneasy darkness creeping in every so often. 

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8. Platon Karataev - Wide Eyes

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Taken from the Budapest- based band’s album Atoms, which deal with ‘searching after our innermost self, and also about questioning everything’ Wide Eyes is a dark, introspective song, stream below:

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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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