Welcome in the weekend with this week’s New Music Fridays! This week we’ve got four amazing female artists you NEED to check out. From indie-folk flows to lofi beats and bluesy Americana, there really is a great range of talent on display here. As always, click the pics for a listen.
Ashley Strongarm – Pushing Daisies
Starting out life as a voice memo on a phone, Ashley Stronarm’s Pushing Daisies is the story of a small-town girl moving to the big city to make it. Set against a warm indie-folk underbelly, this suits the dark twists and turns of the lyrics against the slow and pretty melodies. It’s a track of wonderful contradictions that just works very well.
Caoilfhionn Rose – Flourish
Moving through a tapestry of musical influences, Flourish from Caolifhionn Rose is a beautiful twisting and turning piece that ebbs and flows. With hints of indie-folk, jazz, ambience and lofi, it saunters along amongst an ever-changing sea of tranquillity. The vocals are the icing on the cake, perfectly pulling everything together and able to step up their game when needed.
Emina Sonnad – Aperol
Aperol is a tribute to being unapologetically yourself, even when the world is falling apart. With hints of Lana Del Rey in melody and structure, Emina deals with issues of abandonment and heartbreak through hiphop beats and lofi flows all held together by subtle piano and warm synths. It’s a wonderfully produced track that relies on its mix of emotions to bring it alive.
Chelsea Lovitt – State of Denial
Mississippi-bred and Nashville-based musician Chelsea Lovitt lets her passion shine on the bluesy-Americana track State of Denial. With hints of Dylan in vocals/lyrics and Muddy Waters in rhythm, Lovitt bases the track on how it feels being distanced from loved ones when being a touring artist – I think we can all relate to those hard distances at the moment. Sultry yet fun, it’s a great track to unwind to after a hard day’s graft.