Happy Friday! We’ve got some great choices for the end of February to keep you entertained as the days grow lighter and the weather gets warmer. From indie rock to soulful RnB to seductive synthy pop, this week has an eclectic mix of fabulous sounds. Check them out below and click the pics for a listen!
Jenna & the Janes – Signs of Life
Jenna & the Janes are becoming regulars with our New Music Fridays feature, making a well-earned 3rd appearance with new track, Signs of Life. The track is a gentle slow builder that uses its caressing indie-rock sound to work its way towards a tantalising chorus. Lead-singer Jenna Smith has the perfect vocal performance that works well against a subtle hint of Americana with the use of intermittent piano becoming the icing on the cake.
Madisyn Gifford – Voulez Vous
The synth-pop flow of Madisyn Giffords Voulez Vous takes on a life of its own as it saunters forward confidently and seductively. Those clipped synths in the chorus are such a strong hook that it just brings the track to like before pulling it back once more and leaving you wanting more. Making you miss or even crave for the passion and confusion of relationships, it’s something that will be even more relatable as lockdown gradually ends.
Brett Newski – Lie in All Honesty
Describing his music as ‘smash pop’ or ‘diet rock’, Newski really hits home hard with the energetic and raw track, Lie in All Honesty. Fuzzy guitars and reverb-laden vocals create a punky-pop atmosphere but the track also features a sense of honesty amongst cleverly structured lyrics. It’s short and sweet at 2 minutes, but that’s all you need for a song like this, something to energise you and send you on your merry way.
Ashleigh Bankx – Angel
Zimbabwe-born and London-raised Ashleigh Bankx brings her taste of soul/R&B to the masses with new track, Angel. After a powerful spoken-word intro, Ashleigh’s smooth yet potent vocals creep in against settled beats, a walking bassline and a gentle, lofi flow. Perfectly paced and pleasingly caressing, the track leads to a catchy chorus as the singer shows off her lovely vocal flows.