1st of the month and New Music Fridays once again align like a cosmic clashing of forces, bringing you four new tracks from four up and coming artists. Folk, soul, synths and some fantastic vocals are on the cards this week, so take some time to sit back and enjoy. Click the pics to listen below.
WILD – Surround You
The LA indie-folk trio have really hit onto something special with track Surround You. Lush production and sensitive storytelling help bring the track alive amongst singer Lauren Luiz’s sultry vocals and the settled buildup to the huge and energy-releasing chorus. It really comes out of nowhere and brings with it a strength that is once again pushed back down in definitive style when the verses hit again. A clever and addictive piece of music.
Meryem Aboulouafa – Évanouie
Morocco-born Meryem Aboulouafa offers up a slice of beautifully atmospheric music in the soulful, folky sound of Évanouie. Gently caressing and drawing in the listener with settled sounds and strong vocals, the drums gradually kick in as the sound starts to envelop your soul. It’s lofi atmosphere suits the melodies perfectly and helps make this an addictive and dreamy change of pace.
Monks In The Wood – Patterns
South London-based Monks In The Wood hit us with melodic synths and gut-wrenching vocal harmonies in new song Patterns. With a distinct 80s influence the track gradually gathers steam as the floaty atmosphere ebbs and flows, falling mercilessly into a layered chorus of beauty and strength. If you need a track to make you feel good at our difficult time, this is it.
Drew Hart – Rainy Summer
With a sound as eclectic as it is comforting, Drew Hart mixes electro, indie, folk and country on new track Rainy Summer. His vocals are the mainstay that holds everything together, reminding of M.Ward but with an extra innocence that comes out within the lyrical content. Its distant atmosphere manages to intrigue the listener and at the same time draw them in with its perfectly produced sound.