This time in April may be filled with chocolatey indulgence for some, but for us at Vinyl Chapters it’s still all about the music! Dive into our picks of this week’s favourite tracks below, where you’re bound to find your next favourite artist. As always click the pics for a listen.
LACES – Thirsty
Alt-pop at its best, LACES releases a unique light to the genre with Thirsty growing in stature with every listen. With a delightful fun sound that struts along with passion and confidence, the chorus delves into warm pop-laden sideroads before a fuzzy guitar solo is released that melts the heart. It adds that extra grit to the track that splits up the atmosphere nicely.
Rainlights – When My Phone Dies
NYC-based Rachel Chevat aka Rainlights shares her dreamy yet potent vocals on the track When My Phone Dies. Inspired by her synesthesia (seeing colours when hearing sounds) her stripped-back production, gentle piano tones and soothing vocals all combine to create a caressing sound that’s impossible not to enjoy. Sit back, relax and get lost in Rainlights’ world.
SYTÉ – Where Did the Love Go
Kosovo-based band SYTÉ fuse pop-laden hooks with indie-rock in the settled flows and walking basslines of Where Did The Love Go. Written after 3 months of isolation and feeling disconnected from the world, this soulful indie tune moves back and forth between catchy hooks and dreamy flows without a care in the world. Wonderful.
Francesca Louise – Second Time
Indie-folk singer/songwriter Francesca Louise unleashes a warm and delightful ditty in the shape of Second Time. Soulful yet settled, playful yet generous, the track floats along on delightful vocals and guitar that knows exactly when to pull back. Based on not giving up and losing faith whilst being written during a period of angst for Francesca, it’s a slice of her own soul in song form.