With the world still not really knowing what its doing and many in a state of confusion, New Music Fridays is here to calm your soul and comfort you, if only for a short while. So take a seat and check out this week’s choices, from lo-fi loveliness, indie-pop prettiness and rock raucousness. As always, click the pics for a listen!
Mikayla Geier – Deja You
Mikayla Geir really knows how to do indie-bedroom-pop to perfection. Track Deja You and its sweet and innocent sound float about your consciousness without a care in the world, perfectly content in its own subtle tones and belated bass that subtly moves the track forward. Geier’s vocals are the perfect blend of sultry and sugary, gently caressing the sound and strong enough to take command when necessary. Indie-pop at its best.
Like A Motorcycle – Wide Awake
With a gentle opening, drums are slowly added as Wide Awake grows and grows in stature, all leading to a rollicking, energetic chorus. This slow and precise build-up works well with the vocals able to compliment the sound as they gradually become more agitated and ruthless in this seedy rock thriller. It’s a track to forget everything to and just enjoy its charisma. This would be great to hear live so it’s a shame we can’t at the moment…
Port Lucian – Full Control?
Philadelphia queer icon and lofi pop outsider Portia Maidment aka Port Lucian releases Full Control?, a song about being far away from someone you love and not knowing what’s going to happen. I guess a lot of people can relate to this at the moment. It’s dream-pop soundscape hits immediately with settled, twisting tones that ride along on a drum beat and floaty vocals. It naturally seeps into your mind in a seductive way, content to slowly open up as the track progresses.
Feng Suave – Half-Moon Bag
It might be a slow, lofi burner, but it has a lot of heart and soul within. With an M.Ward kind of vibe to the vocals and song structure, the track saunters along in its own hazy world of dispair and dexterity. Half-Moon Bag really shines in the chorus when the vocals open up in the higher notes with a melody that’s mesmerising and addictive. A pretty and promising track.