We’ve got some great tracks on this week’s New Music Fridays. The usually quiet January has been a really strong month for new music which is great for everyone, a welcome escape from the troubles of the world. So sit back, relax, and take in our four favourite songs of the week. Click the pics for a listen!
Charlie Houston – Calls
19-year-old artist Charlie Houston hits us with self-discovery littered lyrics, hip-hop beats and a strong vocal performance on bedroom-pop track Calls. Not afraid to say it like it is and document her personal struggles through the music, Charlie perfectly compliments her style against a strongly produced, beat-driven wonder that will be stuck in your head all day.
GRITS. – You’ve Seen It All
Fan-favourite track You’ve Seen It All from GRITS is their first song to feature horns, but it feels as though they’ve been using them in their music for years. The soulful vocals drive the beautifully layered melodies forward against great guitar work and a sound that’s impossible not to enjoy. Featuring nostalgic tones but feeling completely up-to-date, it’s a mesmerising listen that you’ll find yourself coming back to again and again.
Delta – Sunshine
Influenced by the sounds of Gorillaz, Delta’s track Sunshine floats on mercilessly through warm, lofi sounds, settled melodies and decent hooks. The mix of hip-hop beats, perfectly placed drops and walking bass lines work in unison to develop the underlying structure, all tied together by Delta’s sultry yet controlling vocals. The perfect sound to chill out to and unwind from a hard day.
Lucy Dreams – Pacific Shore
The single from upcoming EP Everything Comes In Waves, Pacific Shore dives into your unconscious and refuses to leave. The synth-pop track drives forward on the settled beats but still has that melancholy atmosphere before hitting a little harder in the chorus. And it’s in the chorus where we feel the track really come alive as you drink in the messages of earthly well-being and working towards an optimistic future. Exactly the kind of thinking we need at the moment.