Alycia Marie songs are always inspired by emotional themes from her own life. Love, friendship, vulnerability. “My songs are intimate and mostly rather melancholic, which just reflects an important part of my being. They reflect my quiet and vulnerable side” she says.
“Find Again is a pop/dance song. I’d consider this the first happy and dreamy song I’ve written which I’ve also sung feeling as such. The title and chorus have been inspired by a post, which had been sent by my boyfriend, that said “it is funny how sometimes you find things again” and was referred to the situation of finding a person again after many years, as if there always has been a connection between them and it seems as if destiny is willing to reunite them back together in the right moment.”
Whenever Digital 21 and Stefan Olsdal work together on a track, something magical happens. We remember for example the incredibly impressive and cinematic track “War”. This time they collaborated with LA based vocalist and eco-activist Inanna for the electro-orchestral piece “Multiverse”.
We talked to Lucas from NotReal_Virtual, a Prague-based collective and studio, consisting of Lucas Saidl and Sebastian Baalbaki, who are focusing on digital content. Their work is a true firework of digital art and they create artificial fanciful worlds that tell fascinating stories generating deep human emotions and loosening boundaries of realities.
“I chose Spanish for the first verse because that is where myself, my siblings, cousins and close family friends spent a lot of our childhoods and it was always a time of happiness and joy, and so it’s kind of a little nod to all my family for being the amazing human beings that they are, and to the place where we found so much joy.” Hackney (which is a district in East London, England)-based collective GRAMN. are back with “Glow Up” and the smooth track melts away the stress of life.
“Before I wrote Pity Party, there was a situation where someone thought he had a bigger impact on me and my life than he actually had. For me it was just a short fling and he immediately assumed I wanted more than fun and so he acted really weird and when he realized that, he came to apologize 2 years later, which was nice but I actually had never thought of our short encounter again.”
Maryland born singer-songwriter Lil Seyi keeps his new track Sanguine soulful, intimate and smooth and puts Lil’s soothing vocal to the forefront. He tells: “Sometimes someone new just comes into…
The new single by the avant-garde pop duo ÄTNA (Inéz Schaefer and Demian Kappenstein) and eleven-piece self-described techno marching band from Germany MEUTE is a danceable genre mix, covering sounds of marimba, horns and drums, rattling beats and synths.
Kytes just released their catchy, energetic indie pop track “the beat is on hold”. If you want to get to know Munich based indie-pop quartet Kytes better you have to go a bit back to their beginnings.
Thousand Fingers’s track “Avenger” is a classic techno-banger with a hint of cinematic glam. Hakan Özkan aka Thousand Fingers is originally from Turkey. He used the lockdown, like so many other artists, to produce something new in his studio in North London.
There are so many songs about toxic relationships. But only a few of them manage to visually portray themselves in such a way that they are both disturbing and beautiful at the same time.
Austrian artist Marcus Rieder alias AVAKADAVA’s debut single „Schwarze Wände” is about the end of a love and that with all the pain you feel at the time, you can be sure that the wound will heal and that there will be a moment to reconcile with the past and just let go. Letting go is also one of the main themes of the follow up single “Zitroneneis”, which he just released along with a beautiful Super 8mm film video.
On her most recent single, HĒIR, who you may also know as Patricia Manfield, vividly outlines a time when the title rang true. Pulling from the personal experience of a close friend, she paints a gripping and morose nightclub setting, one where you’re on the dancefloor, waiting for your partner to arrive, when you mistakenly find out they’re seeing someone else.
The debut solo song of Mickael Karkousse brings back the feeling of being young and full of longings. The tender feeling of first love, and where nothing matters but the depth and uniqueness of a moment.
Speaking on the new single Mazoulew reveals how each track plays a specific part to the EP’s story as a whole, “‘Ditto’ was actually written as the sun started to shine again, I think it will resonate the most with people this summer. Most of my work is a fine line of melancholy where there is darkness balanced with light. I am a great believer in equilibrium in its broadest sense, too much of anything is a bad thing.”