It’s the last day of January, so what better way to say goodbye to those January blues than sitting back, relaxing and listening to our newly discovered tracks of the week? This week we’ve got some chill, some pop, some indie and hip-hop. A diverse choice for all your musical needs. Click the pics to listen!
Eliza Shaddad – Same As You
Based around not understanding how people love, Eliza Shaddad’s Same As You is a beautifully put together track that freely builds on coming of age feelings and dealing with emotions. With a ‘Quiet Grrrl’ vibe, the track never delves into the often heavy guitars of the genre, instead happily sitting on silky guitar, floaty harmonies and a strong build-up that slowly fades away. Great stuff.
Grand AM – Five Days a Week and Twice on Sunday
Dirty, fuzzy guitars are the essence of this track, sliding forward on a bluesy rhythm with lyrics based around the beauty of an endless cycle of excess. Gruff vocals really come into their own in the chorus where it gets a little funky and groovy before slowly sliding back to its sultry but powerful rhythms. Sounding more Black Keys than even they do these days, the track takes the best of rock and performs the job admirably.
King Willow – Talk Like That
San Francisco based Black Willow’s track Talk Like That is pure, unadulterated upbeat pop at its finest. Swinging forward on a 50s surf vibe, the sunny vocals burst with happiness and dexterity as Juliana and Amanda Salguero’s vocals wrap around each other in a beautiful way throughout the chorus. If you need a song to bring you out of a bad mood or just put a skip in your step, this is the one.
Leo Manzari – The Usual
If you want to just kick your feet up and chill, this is the track to do it with. The beats flow, the lyrics hit home and it’s lo-fi, hip-hop vibe is perfect to just sit down and listen to. The lyrics build to an impressive speed that manages to create a pleasing contradiction to the slower pace of the music, all coming together in a chorus that will be stuck in your head for days.
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