Once again it’s Friday so fasten your seatbelts, you have new music to listen to! This week we’ve got some lovely folk-inspired sounds, jazz-tinged soul and indie pop loveliness. Each track gives something different to lead you into the weekend. As always, click the pics for a listen.
High Tropics – Caroline
High Tropics is the moniker of Queensland-based songwriter John Stewart who’s created a beautifully charming track in Caroline. Stewart’s vocals are really what make the track come alive, with the right mix of texture and power to push the song forward in a meaningful way. It also helps when you have such a catchy chorus that will be stuck in your head long after it’s finished.
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald – Good Plates
With a soulful voice that oozes charisma, Fitzgerald’s new track encompasses a minimalist folk feel built around being with that person you’d get out the ‘good plates’ for. It’s a breath of fresh air as it subtly follows a gentle drum beat, breaking down and turning sections on their head when necessary. There’s even a welcome sax section that somehow fits in perfectly. It doesn’t have many bells and whistles and doesn’t need them. Just good, honest, songwriting.
Divest – Who You Are
Based around stressing out when thinking about your own identity, Who You Are by Divest is a fun, indie pop foot stomper. Bouncing forward in a fun and light way, the track arrives at a bright chorus that pulls everything together nicely. The vocals are light and airy allowing the music to move around under its own steam, with a strong, synthy sound that pops up now and again to thicken it all out. Great stuff.
Andria Piperni – Above The Clouds
With a jazz-tinged, R&B and soul fusion sound, Above The Clouds starts softly but grows into a multi-layered and dreamy wonder. Piperni’s vocals are perfect to command when necessary but also hold back to let the music drift slowly forward. When the drumbeat kicks in the song takes on a brighter, pop-laden atmosphere that helps bring everything together. A real feel-good track.