Welcome to this weeks edition of New Music Fridays! Today we have spacey rock, quiet and contemplative folk, and funky playful soul. Each track has taken over Vinyl Chapters HQ with many a spin so sit back, relax and click the pics for a listen!
Yoni Sheleg – Spinning
Drummer of the Israeli rock group The Mojos, Yoni Sheleg reveals his solo career with the release of new single, Spinning. Being a reflection of a transitional time in the singer’s life, the psychedelic and spacy opening makes perfect sense. Taking hints from late Beatles, the track flows on a sea of melody and effervesces forward on a bass line that comes and goes as it pleases. Sheleg’s vocals are on point as they drip over the instruments and take the listener by the hand and onto an epic journey.
Stevie Zita – Romanticize
The funky and playful sound of Stevie Zita’s Romanticize saunters on a sensual wave of sounds that dutifully ebbs and flows to fill your mind with a wondrous soundscape. The sound has subtle hints of electro throughout, but what really pulls the track together is the vocals that find places to add in subtle hints of energy and malice. A welcome, floaty guitar solo helps change the atmosphere before slowly fading out to a finish. Good stuff.
Bryan Hugo Iglesias – Your Body Saved Me
Draped in 80s pop/rock goodness, Your Body Saved Me slides into your soul without a care in the world. Heavy guitars provide playful riffs against a ballad-centric atmosphere that calls on greats such as Queen and Prince as influences. Iglesias’ vocals are smooth and sensual when necessary, but able to rock out and get that gruffness when needed. Top this off with an eye-watering 80s-influenced guitar solo and you’re onto a winner.
MYRY – Ghosts
Debut single Ghosts by MYRY is a slow and steady burner that concentrates on the singer’s emotional pleas and strength in vocals. Set against a piano backing track and sparse, intermittent synthy sounds, it comes and goes effortlessly leaving you wanting more. It’s going to be interesting how the singer follows this up, as the strength and dexterity shown throughout is going to be a hard act to follow.