As we wave goodbye to April, we sign off in style with a fantastic foursome of tracks for this week’s New Music Fridays. From emotional indie to deep-minded folk to playful pop, each track offers you something different to lead you into the weekend. As always, click the pics for a listen.
Sister Swire – My Sister is a Butcher
Gentle and caressing, eerie yet playful. My Sister is a Butcher is hard to define but a pleasure to listen to. Against clever lyrics and a stylish vocal swagger, Sister Swire builds a hypnotizing sound with guitar and subtle drum work that is gradually added in as the track progresses. Its addictiveness is in its unpredictability and gentle pop connotations that keep you hooked and listening in deep. A true pleasure to dive into.
Francisco Sola – Easy Answer
About feeling like someone used you as an easy way out of a relationship, Francisco Sola’s Easy Answer is a soft yet emotional tale that will kick you right in the feels. Its gentle nature with just guitar, keys and vocals pleasantly moves it forward, with some clever vocal layers later on providing a necessary lift. Simple yet effective.
James the Seventh – Future Memories
Future Memories hits on heavy topics, built around James the Seventh’s struggles with an eating disorder as a full-time ballet dancer. It makes for a fully-realised dream-pop ballad that rises slowly but when it hits those heights, it refuses to let go of your mind and soul. It builds on how you can come out the other end stronger with the artist’s silky smooth vocals able to bring it all together seamlessly. Mesmerising.
Parallel – Orchid
A gentle indie-based, dream-pop sound littered with hints of Pixies, Orchid by Parallel is a swarming hive of ideas and flows. With two distinct vocals able to dance around each other as the music ebbs and flows, the wonderful yet subtle bass work holds the track together as the only constant. The way the track commits to its edgy atmosphere works well and makes for a very coherent sound.