New Music Fridays carries on as normal in these crazy times. Music is a healer and with much of the world on lockdown, what better time to listen to music, old and new? Check out our new tracks of the week below and as always, click the pics to listen.
Katie Toupin – Don’t Wanna Die
Although the track is based around the artist’s last night out and being two and a half years sober, she mentions, with current events, it has taken on a new meaning with some fans. With a distinct indie throwback vibe, Katie has thrown herself wide open on this track, showing a far more vulnerable side amongst jangly 70s rock and fluid but twisting vocals steeped in feedback. This will rattle around your brain for days.
Holly Redford Jones – Call Me When You Wake Up
The deep, contagious tones of Holly Redford Jones’ track Call Me When You Wake Up is warm, comforting, and exactly what we need right now. Even though the vocals are subtle, you can still feel the power and dexterity in her voice that is perfectly accompanied by laid back guitar, a drifting bassline and settled drums to finish off the soulful sound. A great start to the weekend.
Dead Emerson – 24
LA-based crooner Dean Emerson has hit on something special with 24. It’s slow, steady pace and strolling bassline are gradually built on as the track steadily evokes a sense of restlessness leading into the synth-heavy chorus. Its indie-pop sound is perfectly balanced with a taste of confidence and assurance as the artist’s vocals slowly grow in stature to meet a strong conclusion.
Emmrose – Take Me With You
Soaring vocals and settled melodies build amongst gentle piano tones as other instruments blend into the fray and bring Emmrose’s voice out of its shell. At only 16 years old, this track’s fearlessness and dexterity feel way beyond her years as it blends pop, indie and alternative sounds seamlessly. Beautifully layered, the fine production makes everything sound heightened and a pleasure to listen to. One to watch for the future.