Another Friday means another round of great new tunes from New Music Fridays! This week we’ve got some chilled-out vibes against heavy beats, indie pop loveliness and powerfully significant folk. Strap in, buckle down, and get lost in some great music. As always click the pics for a listen.
Fable – Orbiting
Brighton singer-songwriter Fable hits home in a fantastic way with latest single, Orbiting. Hauntingly stark and beautifully crafted, the settled beats and warm bass are the perfect accompaniments for Fable’s distinctive and dreamy vocals. It has a wonderfully timeless sound about it, whilst also borrowing from 90s chill-out bands such as Morcheeba and Zero 7. A delight to get lost in.
Sofi Gev – Bloom
Sofi Gev, the solo project of indie-pop artist Hannah Lovelady, really knows how to get a hold of those emotions and place them in a song that people can relate to. Track Bloom was born out of the singer feeling foggy, unfocussed and depressed. It floats along on a sea of synths and settled guitar which work perfectly against the authoritative drumbeats that keep everything in check. It’s an artist looking inwards to find her inspiration. A delightful listen.
Tania Joy – Planks and Marietta
Tania wrote Planks and Marietta about the difficult relationship she has with racism. It’s a protest song about all the little stories that get swept under the rug. Tania’s commanding vocals suit the soulful flow of the track well as gentle layers gradually build and bring the lyrics to life when the chorus hits. A powerful song that should be heard.
The Shadowboxers – Forever
Sultry yet funky, gentle yet playful, Forever by The Shadowboxers saunters along on a sea of classiness and vigour. Reminding of Prince and the Bee Gees at times, the bass builds knowingly toward the synthy, beat-driven chorus that will be stuck in your head for days. The three-part falsetto blend is instantly addictive and provides a light and airy sound that’s impossible not to like.
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