With a bumper list of six tracks this week, we really couldn’t pick just four so threw in two extra! That shows how high the quality was and that this mix of folk, rock, soul and indie songs are begging to be listened to. As always, click the pics for a listen.
Sug Daniels – Heavy
Singer, songwriter and producer Sug Daniels has created a beautifully settled yet vibrant track in Heavy that bounces along on a gentle ukelele sound, suiting Daniels’ vocals to perfection. Built around the question of what to do when you fall in love with a friend after a tough breakup, Sug takes us through the pitfalls and self-doubt about finding out if they feel the same. A lovely slice of great songwriting.
Creature Comfort – Light Boy (New Hue)
Taken from their EP Echoes and Relics, Light Boy is reimagined and rebirthed here as Light Boy (New Hue). With a folk sensibility, the track is about feeling chemistry for someone when the romantic connection isn’t actually there. With beautifully layered vocals, the track slowly comes out of its shell as the finger-picking guitars keep it all together. Lovely stuff.
Butterfly Ali – Ain’t Ready For Me
With a fresh and soul-enriched sound, Ain’t Ready For Me hits you in the feels and refuses to let go. Its instantly catchy appeal builds enigmatically towards a chorus that just makes you feel good. The trumpets and deep bass make for a tantalising connection and pull everything together nicely. Oh, and some great vocal work that’s hard to resist.
FUR – The Fine Line Of A Quiet Life
Brighton-based four-piece FUR might play off on a Strokes-esque sound, but the more you listen, the more you can hear hints of their own style and substance. The verses are beautifully paced and the chorus is different and catchy. Look forward to the world opening up so you can see these guys live, they’re bound to hit hard and make a good night of it.
Emma Freeman – Silver Cup
With a warm, folk-laden guitar and deep yet enigmatic vocals, Emma Freeman’s Silver Cup is a beautifully serene piece of music. With hints of Laura Marling in style, the track ebbs and flows through meandering rhythms and soul-searching lyrics. It’s one of those songs that keeps on giving long after it’s finished and you’ll find yourself coming back to it over and over again.
Daphne Gale – Kills Me Too
Written whilst living in Vermont, Daphne Gale’s Kills Me Too is about being far away from a person she loved and the person she wanted to be. The acoustic sound floats along on a sea of hope which is further brightened with the accompanying male backing vocals enveloping Gale’s. It feels like a warm hug and reminds us to feel lucky if we find someone else we can go through life with.