Just what we needed – a Friday 13th in a year like this! If you’re superstitious we have the perfect tracks to take your mind off the date and welcome in the weekend. From chilled out indie pop to soulful folk, these 5 tracks are strong advocates for some great up and coming artists. As always, click the pics for a listen.
Benedikt feat Tuvaband – My Killer
9-piece indie/folk-group Benedikt release My Killer, an introspective anthem about intense relationships abruptly ending. The therapeutic sound and beautifully realised vocals are a mainstay throughout, building on acoustic guitar tracks that flit and flow in interesting and melodic ways. Harmonies then shine in the chorus as male vocals are added, bringing the track a new lease of life. A therapeutic wonder with a dark edge that brings it out of its shell.
your favorite plant – four leaf clover
Nashville-based musician your favourite plant has a bright outlook on the world, and new track four leaf clover is about feeling lucky to find someone amazing. It’s a breath of fresh air with this recent influx of more downbeat pop tracks, creating a bright and airy vibe that bounces along on an addictive melody. The track really comes alive in the catchy chorus with its soft acoustic nature backed up with some settled vocals and gentle pace.
Gabby Michelle – u.s
Indie-pop artist Gabby Michelle collaborates with emawk on u.s, a track that speaks passionately about the current state of the United States. Settled beats and a lofi attitude subtly build amongst the clever rolling drums that fade in and out. The vocals are what help the track stand out with Gabby providing the soul and settled vibe before emawk enters the fray, helping the track become mesmerizing and hypnotic. A delightfully laid back attitude concerning hard-hitting topics.
Micah Wagner – Heroine
Described as a song ‘from a loved one, to a loved one suffering from addiction’, the acoustic folk sound burns into your mind and unsettles the soul. With a tinge of country flare and deep, emotional lyrics, you can tell Wagner has thrown himself headfirst into the lyrics and truly lets himself go. There’s a hint of M.Ward about the rhythms with a connectivity to the atmosphere that the listener will just get wrapped up in. Powerful stuff.
Mullally – Lonely Too Long
Capturing the sadness of loneliness and the joy of falling in love all in one, Lonely Too Long from Mullally builds around hip hop drum beats, settled piano and a walking bassline to create a soulful and appealing atmosphere. Mullally’s vocal work is impressive in the way it wraps the entire track together, especially as the chorus hits. It’s a stylishly produced track that never feels boring and unveils more of itself the more you listen – the sign of a good song.