The time of the pandemic has given the German band deathsportband a lot of time to think and, like all of us, teaching them to see things from a different perspective. And despite the tough topic around climate change and its dangers, the debut track “Under a White Sky” sounds surprisingly light and refreshing, with a classic indie atmosphere sugared with a nostalgic note.
Emma Elisabeth wears her heart on her sleeve. Growing up in an environment full of musicians, one can notice in each of her lines, melodies and performances that music for her is much more than just wanting to be successful. Rather, it seems to be like her greatest love, that lets her look back and reappraise experiences, even painful ones.
With his latest single ‘Free’, an unique alternative trap track he collaborated with rapper franniethefirst. The lyrics are inspired by the discussion of how hard it is to be real. “To not hide behind wrong self-expression and fake self-confidence.” We all know that sort of feeling, don’t we? “I wanna be, finally free.” raises the voice the listener out of his maybe self-created prison and reminds us that we shouldn’t live anybody elses life and try to be the best version of ourselves in order to be free.
“Flash forward to 2021, all in a much better place, but still asking ourselves “Are we really done? Is that all we have to say?”. For some of us, sadly, its true, but All The Rest still has music to write and a story to tell. “We’ve always poured our hearts into our music and we believe this new song is nothing short of that.”
“Through the juxtaposition of happy and painful images, I have tried to express the fragility of beauty and love in the face of the long work of demolition that is underway.” The talented Belgian songwriter and producer constantly deals with the sentimentality of everyday life in his songs. And despite the often melancholic tones, the music never seems heavy and oppressive, but rather inspires like sweet poetry.
Charlotte Mary O’Connor aka Charlotte OC started her music career very early and signed her first record deal at 18. The last year was not easy for all of us and it was also a hard year for the British singer and songwriter. In her forthcoming full-length album “Here Comes Trouble” she deals with some of these painful experiences – the loss of her father, the end of an relationship.
The five-piece band Two Year Vacation describes itself as a “Swedish band making delicious pop music” and this description could not be summed up better. Coming from a country where you get less hours of sun compared to more Southern countries and therefore probably quite some melancholical moments are bound to occur. Packed in light-footed, airy sound, while the somehow rough vocals drives the songs catchy they definitely serve up a feel good slice of indie pop.
Nalan means something like “tear of emotion”. And indeed, the music of the singer and songwriter with Turkish roots has something incredibly gentle, sometimes melancholical deep. She already changed her artist name a few times, and is also known for projects such as slimgirl fat and part of the group Gaddafi Gals, but now will finally release her own debut album – “I’m Good. The Crying Tape” – at the end of this year.
An ending is not the end. It’s just the beginning of something else. Often just a smooth transition, sometimes a painful quick cut. That’s basically what the debut song of the Hamburg based, California-bred duo River is about. “It’s about not letting yourself get dragged down only because life doesn’t play by your rules.”
Toronto based singer Natalie Lynn´s alias Loviet new song “Chemical” – out of her upcoming album in fall – does exactly what we need most at the moment: It puts you in a good mood and pauses your mind for a moment. Wrapped in classic pop sound mixed with a breeze of nostalgia.
Maybe to write about happiness is so stock already, that no one will read those lines. But maybe this is the perfect time now to write about something hopeful, something to calm down in the turbulent times we live in. Perhaps now more than ever, at least in the lifetime that I experienced, we are looking for this little sanctuary, a bubble to feel safe, where we wake up with a hearty smile on our lips.
Let´s start today’s Friday with some energizing grooves! Metro is the lead single out of Knife Girl‘s same-titled debut EP Metro, and with its candy-coated swirl electropop genre mixing, is like immersing yourself in a never-withering late-night vibe.
What a perfect summer track! We are super in love with the latest release by Reunion Island born and raised producer and multi-instrumentalist NASAYA and Portugese vocalist and instrumentalist MARO. TEMPO feels like a fresh breeze of seaside air on our skin and like dancing full of laughter with our friends.
The London based artist Geo Jordan is dropping his second single from his upcoming EP Technicolour. The track ‘Let Go’ which he self-produced and co-wrote with fellow London-based artist Laura Roy is about that initial spark when you get meeting someone. We all know this special feeling that can hardly be described with words, but music and this track certainly can convey this.
We are addicted to good music. And what better is there than starting the day with the right soundtrack? WEIRDO‘s new track CAN’T WITHOUT YOU is an emotional rollercoaster which evokes a rush of relatable feelings.