SONGS WE LOVED! 12-18 June 2023
A dazzling compilation of the most sensational releases sent our way lately!
Featuring Cade Hoppe, Elaine Malone, The Gleeman, Adult Leisure, William Matheny, Larkhall, Simeon Walker, Xondra, Nevaris, Apricity, Rodney Cromwell and Gemma Cullingford
Cade Hoppe - Fool's Gold
Cade Hoppe's latest single, Fool's Gold, unveils a captivating exploration of vulnerability and introspection. Through a brilliant fusion of pop and folk-rock elements, Hoppe smoothly weaves thought-provoking lyrics with artful instrumentation and gorgeous vocals, crafting an introspective anthem that strikes a perfect balance between infectious energy and heartfelt emotions.
Elaine Malone - Moontread
Dive into Elaine Malone's entrancing sonic universe with Moontread - a thoroughly dreamlike anthem with Malone's floaty vocals whisking you away to otherworldly sonic dimensions. Drawing inspiration from the enchanting realms of 90s shoegaze and 60s psychedelia, Malone skillfully weaves a celestial tapestry that immerses you in an experience of profound emotions. As the beguiling glow of the moon casts its spell, Moontread becomes a spellbinding journey through a universe of shared pain, leaving you spellbound by its enchanting allure.
The Gleeman - Marie
The Gleeman's latest single Marie is a burst of vibrant energy, radiating an uplifting aura that will effortlessly transport you onto a sun-soaked adventure. Serving as the first, highly delicious taste from his forthcoming debut album Something To Say, Marie is a joyful ode to self-belief, embedding its positive message in the empowering chorus line "You can be anything you wanna be", becoming a powerful mantra, that urges us to embrace our true potential and pursue our dreams.
Adult Leisure - Bad Idea
Taken from Bristol-based melodic alt-indie quartet Adult Leisure's second EP set to release later this year, Bad Idea delivers a powerful exploration of the intricate dynamics found within toxic relationships. With their signature sound shining through, Adult Leisure crafts a sonic maelstrom through impassioned vocals, sublime guitar riffs, and intoxicating basslines soaring over an upbeat backdrop, while confronting the harsh truth that we sometimes endure unhappiness to preserve a fragile sense of peace and stability.
Adult Leisure will be taking the single live around the UK throughout June on their ‘Bad Idea Tour’, beginning on June 16th in London.
William Matheny - Grand, Old Feeling
Grand Old Feeling by West Virginia-based Americana singer-songwriter William Matheny is a powerful and introspective anthem that delves into the life of a touring musician. With a captivating blend of 70s heartland rock and profound lyricism unfolding through Matheny's radiant vocals, Matheny's storytelling prowess shines through as he explores the universal themes of seeking meaning and fulfillment. A soul-stirring masterpiece that invites us to reflect on our own quests for that elusive "grand old feeling" we all yearn for.
Larkhall - Uncertain Times (Simeon Walker Rework)
Taken from Larkhall's latest collaborative masterpiece And You Were: Say You're With Me Reworked, Uncertain Times is masterfully reimagined by acclaimed pianist and creative force mind behind Brudenell Piano Sessions, Simeon Walker, who delicately peels away the layers of loops and electronic embellishments, crafting a tranquil whisper as the graceful piano motif takes center stage with its timeless elegance. Serene and ethereal, his rendition breathes new life into the original piece, elevating the song to a whole new level of musical brilliance.
Xondra - Like You Used To
Xondra's Like You Used To is a dazzling indie pop gem, showcasing sensational vocals that effortlessly glide over the hypnotic beat, capturing raw emotion in every note, beckoning you into a world where music and emotion intertwine in perfect harmony. Flawless.
Nevaris - Ninth Sun
Step into the bewitching soundscape of NEVARIS' debut instrumental album Reverberations with Ninth Sun. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant essence of New York City, Ninth Sun smoothly fuses together elements of dub, funk, and Afro-Latin rhythms, while an exceptional lineup of musicians, deeply rooted in the heart of New York City, infuse their talents into the spotlight, to create a sonic symphony that transcends boundaries.
Apricity - Allison Wonderland
APRICITY's latest single, Allison Wonderland, is an ingenious and exhilarating piece that delves into the pursuit of a dreamlike relationship, love, and companionship, even within the realms of imagination. Collaborating with an esteemed team of talents, including renowned Toronto-based Juno-nominated producer Thomas McKay, esteemed Canadian songwriter Greg Critchley, and the legendary mixer/engineer Vic Florencia, Apricity delivers an adrenaline-fueled banger that brims with an impassioned vocal performance and unbridled energy!
Rodney Cromwell - The Winter Palace (Gemma Cullingford Remix)
The Winter Palace - Gemma Cullingford remix is a majestic reimagining of the original, elevated to the next level by the exhilarating electronic artist Gemma Cullingford. Infused with a distinctive blend of experimental electronica, delicate new wave textures, and noughties electro clash elements, Cromwell's aery vocals float atop, delivering a truly delicious dark cold-wave cocktail.