This week’s picks are the kind of tracks that will bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart. From settled lofi beats to bright synthy flows to piano-laden loveliness, each of these six songs offers something different to bring you into the weekend. As always, click the pics for a listen!
PENNY – Sad Puppy
Huddersfield-based singer PENNY shows off her penchant for dreamy flows, synthy undertones, and heavy pop beats on new track Sad Puppy. It’s a playful, upbeat ballad at a time when the singer learned she was worth more than how she’d been allowing people to treat her. An inspiring and catchy track that is bound to help people through their own difficult times.
Grease Weasel – Side By Side (We Sat)
Inspired by the 2020 California Wildfires, Side By Side is written from the perspective of a couple acknowledging their own mortalities. The track perfectly captures the emotion that came from the tragedy on a more personal level amongst settled lofi beats, dreamy flows and vocals that drift on a smokey atmosphere. The change in tempo later on helps the track stand out and offer something different.
waants – Back to the Beginning (feat. Keeper E.)
Waants, the new solo project from producer and songwriter Adam Warren, shows off a penchant for big beats, heavy bass and silky vocals with track Back to the Beginning. With hints of bubble gum pop, lofi synths and shimmering sounds, the track’s production is spot on to bring that warmth and adventure to the forefront. The added vocals from Keeper E just give it that extra imaginative touch.
Georgia Lines – Call Me By My Name
New Zealand Independent artist Georgia Lines wows the listener with her hypnotic piano-ballad and dreamy vocals on track, Call Me By My Name. A stripped-back affair allows the listener to get lost in the warm and inviting vocals as they dance over the music layers exploring relationships and the challenges we face as humans. It’s about valuing who we are and the willingness to learn and grow.
Shaker Neon – Ice Cream (feat. Elyar)
The fluorescent brainchild of friends and collaborators Dom James and Tommy Antonio, Ice Cream from Shaker Neon blends yacht rock, funk, and RnB in a way that defines summertime vibes and good times. With tailored vocals and catchy production, the track wanders around exploring its musical ways with a freshness that’s often hard to find. Perfect for relaxing on the beach or driving on a hot day with the top down.