Welcome to the last January edition of NMF for 2022! How fast has this month gone? Luckily, it’s brought with it some great music, including this week’s rabble of finely curated tunes. As always, click the pics below for a listen!
Alice SK – Run Away
Alice SK heads towards 90s nostalgia in the soulful and distant track, Run Away. With influences including greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Joni Mitchell, the track flows perfectly against lyrics about being trapped in our minds and how this can lead us to become our own worst enemy. Sublime.
Wet Wilson – Tar Pit
Touted as ‘Existential dread for your car ride on the Pacific Coast Highway’, Wet Wilson’s Tar Pit portrays the difficulties of living during the pandemic amongst political upheaval. It’s something many of us have experienced and the artist able to perfectly encapsulate an atmosphere of gentle emotional upheaval amongst dreamy soundscapes, lo-fi-sounds and intermittent fuzzy guitar. Emotional yet knowledgeable.
Miguel Samuel – Killers in Dior
Boston-based singer Miguel Samuel teams up with Cornershop’s Anthony Saffery for this delightfully atmospheric track that seamlessly merges wry lyricism with guitar-led, electronic-influenced pop. The vocals ring like a bell, the chorus gently portrays isolation with vigor, and the layers build perfectly to encapsulate the messages within. Dreamy and beautiful.
Ryan Wright – A Dream I’ll Forget
Exploring the unsettling realisation that a relationship might not have been everything she thought, Ryan Wright’s A Dream I’ll Forget is a wonderfully frank and honest track that builds in beauty as it continues. With starry synths and lethargically whispering vocals, the track builds plenty of atmosphere amongst a settled base. A track to really get lost in.