London crooner Sam Sure unleashed a new single that serves as the follow up to his debut track (and SOS posted) ‘Hunger’ from back in August and ‘You‘, his collaboration with producer TCTS. ‘Cracks’ finds a grooving mix of chopped vocal samples, 808’s and keys, which gives Sam the perfect pallet to flex his vocal prowess on, distinguishing this song nicely from the current crop of 2015 pop releases. The tune will see it’s official release on Black Butter Records in the near future and is available for stream below.
While Alma Elste released her debut track last fall (really wish I could get those 2 months of non-blogging back) I did not come across her until a couple of weeks ago while checking out a new label out of London I am becoming quite fond of called Hand In Hive. They just dropped her second single earlier today, the futuristically cinematic, ‘Virtualism’. Balancing the line between electro pop and an almost industrial sound, the track is nostalgic at heart, but fierce in nature with a pounding combination of synths and drums that is an absolute experience from start to finish. Stream below or pick up a digital copy on iTunes.
This is the Paris native’s first release, ‘Heart Melter’. Listen below and/or purchase via iTunes, here.
Loving this new single out of Acre Tarn, the moniker of singer/ producer Anna-Louisa Etherington who is originally from the Lake District and creates an ethereal, dreamy soundscape on ‘Dawn Faces’ that builds into a chorus of triumphant stature.
Niia has been a favorite for quite some time, so what she does on this live rendition of Future Island’s ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)‘ comes as no surprise, taking the indie hit deep into the night with a smooth jazz flavor that is just too cool. The performance was done for Yours Truly and Hit City U.S.A’s lovely residency called A Sunday Kind Of Love, which takes place at The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on the last Sunday of each month. Stream the track below and pick up her GENERATION BLUE EP on iTunes, here.
Ballads; I’ve always admired the singers and songwriters who put it all on the line, baring their souls for the world to hear. It is a courageous art form, especially when it is the first piece of art you are releasing, as is the case with Liverpool upstart Raines who just dropped his debut single, the aptly titled, ‘Ghosts’, on to the inter-web. And what a debut it is, the song is driven by Raines other worldly vocals and is a real stunner. Ladies are gonna love this guy, listen below.
The Go! Team released a new tune last week entitled, ‘What D’You Say?’, which follows the title track and ‘Blowtorch‘ as the third single off their upcoming album, The Scene Between. The song is as anthemic and fun as the previous releases and is another sign the album will follow suit with a summer ready collection that people far and wide are going to very much enjoy. You may pre-order The Scene Between on pink vinyl, CD, or digitally (iTunes) on The Go Team’s website before its March 24th release in the states via Memphis Industries.