SONGS WE LOVED! 25 Sept-1 Oct 2023
A dive into the most exhilarating song releases to power you through the weekend!
Featuring Amerik, Wilfie, The Gleeman, Megan Nic Ruairí, Four Faces, CR and The Nones, Rocket Kings, George Arthur Calendar, Jaime's Tone, The Persian Leaps, Rowan Flack, Legends of the Seven Golden Vampires, The Caughtery and SABATTA.
Amerik - Nevermind feat. Wilfie
In Nevermind, Northern Irish music talent shines brilliantly with Amerik joining forces with singer-songwriter Wilfie Gilbert, epitomizing the magic of collaborative artistry.
Amerik's production wizardry intertwines flawlessly with Gilbert's soulful vocals and profound songwriting, resulting in a track that transcends mere music, immersing listeners in an enchanting sonic journey.
The Gleeman - Somebody
The Gleeman's latest single, Somebody, is a joyful anthem that effortlessly combines an infectious chorus with a narrative of complex emotions. The rising UK songwriter masterfully navigates themes of loss, loneliness, and the desire for companionship, all set against a backdrop of guilt and betrayal. The song's gradual buildup, adorned with harmonies and lively brass, crescendos into an unexpected yet poignant conclusion.
The accompanying video, directed by the renowned Martin Gooch and featuring talented actresses Genevieve Gaunt and Emily Milburn, adds a visual dimension that enhances the song's narrative impact, making Somebody an irresistible preview of The Gleeman's forthcoming debut album.
Megan Nic Ruairí - The Woods
Megan Nic Ruairí, a singer-songwriter deeply connected to Irish traditional music while embracing contemporary elements, has cultivated a distinct style that beautifully merges romantic love tales with introspective themes.
Her latest single, The Woods, embarks on a compelling odyssey through her inner conflicts and personal triumphs, orchestrating a poignant conversation between two facets of herself – one brimming with joy and the other wrestling with identity and emotions. The song's lyrical simplicity beautifully captures the duality she experienced, uncertain of which persona truly reflected her essence, using the metaphor of the woods to symbolize her journey of self-discovery and acceptance.
Megan's ethereal and airy vocals add a celestial dimension to the track, carrying listeners through a captivating and emotionally resonant musical experience.
Four Faces - Better Option
Better Option by Four Faces is a spirited and invigorating indie rock banger that sets the musical stage on fire. This electrifying anthem is a sonic rollercoaster, with vocals that soar to euphoric heights, an irresistibly infectious groove, and drums that drive the rhythm with unwavering precision.
The song's vibrant and feel-good soundscape is a sonic celebration, radiating positivity and joy with every note, making Better Option the ultimate choice for those craving an adrenaline-packed musical journey.
CR and The Nones - The Ghosts Are Coming Home
CR and The Nones' second album, The Ghosts Are Coming Home, hails from the heart of New Jersey and emerges as an indie rock masterpiece that invokes images of journeys, endless roads, and the relentless motion of life itself.
Frontman and songwriter Chris Gennone's soulful vocals lead listeners through a labyrinth of emotions, with the band's driving hooks serving as signposts along this sonic expedition, offering an irresistible sincerity and delivering each note with heartfelt conviction.
Treat your ears to the full album here.
Rocket Kings - Paving the Way
In Paving the Way, indie-folk pop-rock sensation Rocket Kings has masterfully crafted a sonic landscape that feels as invigorating as a fresh breeze on a sunny day.
Taken from their brand-new album bearing the same name, this song is an absolute burst of positivity and euphoria, delivering feel-good melodies and vocals that radiate warmth against a backdrop of indie-rock brilliance.
Listen to their full album here.
George Arthur Calendar - Fantasy
George Arthur Calendar's music is a testament to finding inspiration in the ordinary moments of life, weaving together contemporary phrases with the timeless allure of new wave, synth-pop, and a smooth touch of lilting funk.
In the creative alchemy of his sound, George introduces cosmic undertones, birthing a genre that's swiftly winning hearts: stoner pop.
His latest single Fantasy carries a distinctly retro vibe, imbued with a seductive groove that transports you to a disco-goth night in a bar in Chicago. Get yourself in.
Jaime's Tone - Take a Chance
Take a Chance is a genre-bending musical fusion of 80's pop rock, hard rock, and progressive rock, that radiates vibrant vibes, making it impossible not to be swept away by its spirited energy.
The song delivers a simple yet profound message, encouraging us all to seize the opportunities that come our way. Jaime's Tone's vocals shine brilliantly, delivering the message with both power and finesse, with Ukrainian artist Liliia Kysil lending her gorgeous background vocals.
Take a Chance offers a glimpse into the artist's upcoming album, slated for release in 2024, promising a musical journey that's as exhilarating as it is inspiring.
The Persian Leaps - Jeane
Minneapolis' The Persian Leaps have breathed new life into The Smiths' song Jeane with their power-pop-infused rendition. The song pays homage to The Smiths' monumental musical legacy and the profound influence they've left on countless listeners.
With their unpretentious yet profoundly resonant approach and keen pop sensibility, Jeane becomes a vibrant testament to the enduring power of great music and the ability of talented artists to reinvent and celebrate it in their own unique way.
Rowan Flack - Let It All Go
In Let It All Go, Rowan Flack bares her soul, delving into the raw and honest emotions stemming from past relationship wounds and the courageous act of severing ties with hurtful friends. The track's infectious pop melody is skillfully complemented by layered, soulful vocal harmonies that add depth and emotional resonance.
With reggaeton-style drums that infuse a lively rhythm, groovy basslines that invite you to move, and gospel-like organ arrangements that elevate the song's spirit, Let It All Go is an intoxicating and multifaceted musical experience.
Flack's forthcoming EP promises to be a journey of introspection and emotional discovery, and Let It All Go sets a high bar for what's to come.
Legends of the Seven Golden Vampires - Cosmic Discotheque
Legends of The Seven Golden Vampires unleash a sonic powerhouse with their latest single, Cosmic Discotheque - a mind-bending banger that's nothing short of glorious.
Featuring the majestic vocals of James Atkin, renowned from the 90s indie legends EMF, the song is a transcendent journey that transports you back to the early 90s with its riveting blend of psychedelia, techno, and glam-rock vibes.
The track's tantalizing layers of percussion, samples, and guitars smoothly intertwine, elevating Cosmic Discotheque to a whole new level of auditory ecstasy.
The Caughtery - The Rain Song
Austin's rock duo, Lisa Tingle and David Gayler aka The Caughtery, reimagine Led Zeppelin's classic The Rain Song, leaving their mark on the iconic track, with an impressive blend of reverence and contemporary flair. In their rendition, they honor the essence of the original while infusing it with their unique, organic touch. A beautifully executed tribute to a timeless masterpiece.
'This is one of Led Zeppelin's most beautiful songs. A beautiful ballad legendarily created based on George Harrison's belief and comments to the band members that Led Zeppelin needed to compose more ballads. Mr. Plant and Page apparently took that to heart and created this masterpiece,' says Lisa Tingle. 'Lisa and I wanted to do our thing on this and keep it organic and respect the original intent and feel. We hope we accomplished that. Personally, Lisa recalls loving this particular song when she was a little girl, dreaming of someday singing and recording it, says David Gayler.
SABATTA - Get Your Shit Together
London's alternative rock sensation SABATTA delivers a sonic wake-up call with his funkadelic, groove-laden single Get Your Shit Together - a compelling introduction to his upcoming album How To Get Even.
From the ferociously fuzzy guitars that kick off the song to the super wah-wah riffing and soulful solo shredding, Get Your Shit Together is a sonic rollercoaster complemented by Yinka Oyewole's thunderous vocals and lyrical vulnerability.
The song explores the challenges of the hedonistic lifestyle that often entices musicians, ultimately serving as an enthralling reminder that we all grapple with our inner demons at some point, urging us to seize the present moment and embark on the journey to self-improvement.