Happy New Year from all of us at Vinyl Chapters! 2021 starts with a Friday so we’re here to provide you with four new tracks to break you into the new year. We’ve gone for some gentle, reflective tracks this week that take in the pains, gains, and everything we’ve all gone through recently, as well as some warm melodies and bright words aw we look forward to a Covid-free future. As always, click the pics for a listen.
PJ Aviles – End of the World
Written after reminiscing about how crazy 2020 has been, PJ Aviles wanted to remind himself that everything will be OK. The track, End of the World, was born. With a hint of the Beatles in melody, the track effervesces warmth, clarity, and a longing for things to be good again. It’s a beautiful track full of beautiful sentiments and you can’t help but feel uplifted and ready for the New Year after a listen. Exactly what we need right now.
Western Maude – Little Eyes
The gentle yet seductive flow of Western Maude’s Little Eyes is perfect to bring in a settled New Year and take your mind off all the craziness. With a synthy, psyche-pop flow, it gently caresses the soul with steady beats, a dreamy atmosphere and vocals that make their way into your mind and refuse to leave. The fuzzy guitar later on in the track just gives it that extra layer it needed. Great stuff.
Bello Skies – Where’s The Road
Bello Skies had had a difficult year like many people out there. Track Where’s the Road therefore asks the question that others will also be asking: “where do I go next?” The artist tries to figure this out through settled beats, a wandering bassline and vocals that reveal the pain and misdirection that he feels. You get a real sense of loss, being lost, and trying to find a way back that, to some, will be relatable and comforting. We’re in this together, and this track will bring us together.
Sundried – Clementine
Brooklyn-based project Sundried really up the ante with Clemintine, a lofi psyche-rock wonder that pulsates, twists, and brings a warm smile to the face. The laidback sound has hints of surf-rock to it, with you almost able to feel the ocean spray against your face as you wander along an empty beach. It’s relaxing atmosphere suits the vocal track perfectly and the drums provide the perfect floating rhythms for the track to be guided forward by. Lay back, settle in, and enjoy.