SONGS WE LOVED! 6-12 Feb 2023
Elevate your day on a higher note with our collection of the finest, newly-released musical delights.
Featuring The Get Right Band, QUARRY, Del Barber, Murray A. Lightburn, Daydream Review, Cade Hoppe, Alma Mater, Wesson, THE HYBRIS, and Deathretro
The Get Right Band - Hell Yes Refresh
Hell Yes Refresh is the latest single from psych-rock trio The Get Right Band that will take you to new heights of musical ecstasy. Taken from their forthcoming LP iTOPIA due for release on April 7, Hell Yes Refresh is an intoxicating blend of addictive synth-fueled tunes, radiant vocals, and thought-provoking lyrics that explore the human obsession with technology, the constant need to refresh our screens and connect with like-minded individuals in the online realm, and how this has become a fundamental part of our lives.
The band's frontman Silas Durocher explains: In the context of the full album, 'Hell Yes Refresh' is about finding your tribe online, finding love online, finding connection online, and that techno-utopianism leaning toward the obsession most of us have with our screens and our online lives…the constant need to refresh your app and see what new things are happening. The whole song is also meant to work as a single outside of the technology context, as a song about relationships, the feeling of obsession that comes with falling in love"
QUARRY - KICK THE VOID OUTSIDE
Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Quarry has delivered a powerful and intriguing track with KICK THE VOID OUTSIDE. Taken off of his freshly released album Positioning The Sun, KICK THE VOID OUTSIDE abounds with a spine-tingling mix of 90s indie and post-punk sounds, elevated by Quarry's potent vocals and lyrical prowess, instantaneously eliciting a rush of euphoria.
Quarry explains the inspiration behind the song: “The track is spoken primarily from the perspective of two lovers seeking refuge from environmental collapse in a bunker, carrying with them the utopian dream of an unspoiled environment to live in and recalling the seemingly endless days spent in nature. But this song is also a way for me to express my conflicted feelings about the algorithmic world that is rearranging our lives. It seems to steal my soul at times, and I need it back.”
Treat your ears to the full album here.
Del Barber - Still Got You
Still Got You is the first highly luscious taste from Canadian singer-songwriter Del Barber's upcoming album, Almanac, due for release in Spring 23. With gorgeous vocals and lush instrumentals melting over a folksy backdrop, Still Got You composes an immersive and warm atmosphere, that will undoubtedly take you on a mesmerizing and invigorating sonic journey.
Murray A. Lightburn - Dumpster Gold
Get ready for a soul-stirring ride with Murray A. Lightburn's latest deeply personal anthem Dumpster Gold - the first offering from his upcoming third solo album, Once Upon A Time In Montreal, set for release on March 31st.
Dumpster Gold is a heartfelt storytelling masterclass that serves as an ode to Lightburn's father who passed away. Α cathartic release of feelings that have been suppressed for far too long, as Lightburn reflects on their relationship: "He was almost a complete stranger to me. I could almost count the conversations we had, and none of them were very meaningful. I had to deduce that our happy moments were listening to Expos games together. I never knew how he felt about my career or the things I’d achieved—all of which I got from him"
Lightburn's tender and emotional vocal delivery effortlessly glide over the soulful instrumentals, creating something truly unique that builds to a climax of both feeling and musical excellence.
Daydream Review - Have You Found What You're Looking For?
Taken off of Psych-pop artist Daydream Review's forthcoming debut LP Leisure, set for release on April 7 (pre-order here) Have You Found What You're Looking For is a glimmering synthesis that reflects both the personal and philosophical musing on the artist's life's purpose and the creative direction of the song during its making. Featuring dreamlike synths and floaty, faraway vocals, Have You Found What You're Looking For is an alluring blend of rich synthesis and shimmering sounds, creating an eerie ambiance that draws you in, and won’t let you go.
Cade Hoppe - Labels
Rising from the bustling streets of New York, singer/songwriter Cade Hoppe brings a new tune with Labels. Marking a fresh chapter in the young talent's musical journey, the track blends sparkling synth-pop production delivered over a bed of anthemic instrumentation, creating a heady and instantly addicting experience.
As Cade's baritone vocals soar above the beat, the lyrics speak to a familiar struggle - the search for validation in a relationship. A song about self-reflection, Labels invites us to question what we truly need from love and to find the courage to believe in ourselves.
Alma Mater - Fading Moon
Fading Moon is the debut single from veterans Dirk Sullivan and Andrew Paul Woodworth, the creative force behind the folk-rock duo, Alma Mater. The orchestral folk-tinted pop tune is a profound declaration of love, fear, and comfort.
The song started as a love letter from Andrew to his two boys but it quickly turned into a way to cope with his fear of leaving them behind one day. The deep emotions associated with pure love, have made Andrew more scared than ever before. However, in Fading Moon he finds solace and comfort.
With its music being just as soul-stirring as its message, Fading Moon is a grandiose and intimate musical treasure that will move the hearts of all parents, as it poignantly captures the depth of pure love.
Wesson - Made Me Happy
Photo Credit: Nichola O'Donnell
UK alt/rock sensation WESSON raises the bar with their latest indie-rock majesty, Made Me Happy. The electrifying track draws from the band's life experiences, delivering lyrics with raw honesty and emotional depth. From the opening notes, the energy and excitement of the song will grab you, driving you forward with its earworm chorus, soaring indie rock harmonies, and fervent vocals, resulting in an adventurous sonic ride.
THE HYBRIS - Impostor Syndrome
Indie rock trio THE HYBRIS unleash new sonic chaos with their latest earth-shaking anthem Impostor Syndrome. Tackling the subject of self-doubt, the song bursts from unbridled punk rock energy, with powerful vocals leading the charge, soaring over the rumbling bassline and the wild guitar riffs to create a turbulent soundscape, that serves as the perfect backdrop for the cathartic cries of inadequacy. Join in this sonic revolution.
Deathretro - Odd Day Off
Deathretro return with their formidable new single Odd Day Off - a tantalizing glimpse into their forthcoming full-length album set to release later this year. Showcasing their mastery of crafting ferocious post-punk soundscapes, Odd Day Off is a sonic kaleidoscope that is as captivating as it is chaotic. The bassline's relentless energy fuses seamlessly with the slithering guitar riffs and fervent vocals, weaving a robust and imposing tapestry of sound that guarantees to give you all the energy you need to power through your day.
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