Here are the best new songs we’ve heard in the past week, tried, tested and ready for your ears.
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Leon Bridges, Terrace Martin
A song for the times we are living in. ‘Sweeter’ is written from the perspective of a black man taking his last breath and feeling his spirit leave his body.
Hoping for a life more sweeter,
Instead I’m just a story repeating.
Why do I fear with skin dark as night?
Can’t feel peace with those judging eyes.
Nature Of Dreams
From Avni’s new album Was Here on Kompakt, a sort of jazzy-muted techno odyssey in the style of Floating Points.
We love Roosevelt. We love ‘Signs’.
Ever sheenful and bright, ‘Sign’ is a track that yearns for a response, all made with digital love as opposed to instruments. With its big emotional heft and uplifting festival-ready vibe, it once again underscores just how good Roosevelt is at bringing those moments.
Anywhere in the World (Axel Boman remix)
The Danish trio get the remix treatment from Swedish producer Axel Boman with this spindly moody rework.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
One of my favourite ambient electronic producers, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, released ‘The Mosaic of Transformation on Ghostly recently and ‘Remembering’ is my highlight from the record.
Kelsey Lu dropped this gorgeous track at the start of the month saying “Love can cure us, Love can destroy us and like Nature, we’re constantly in communion with it.”
Woo Woo Woo (feat. Amanda Blank, Micah James)
A slice of filth from the old Spank Rock gang on Naeem’s new album Startisha, which also features Justin Vernon, Ryan Olson (Gayngs, Poliça), Velvet Negroni and Francis and the Lights.
Jam (Horsepower Productions remix)
Darkstar have a new album called Civic Jams out on Warp this Friday and this is a superb remix of one of the tracks that has a Jai Paul feel.
Fit For A King
Bright R&B pop from English artist Tilly Valentine.
Elixir (Mary Lattimore version)
Another nice remix this week. This time, from Los Angeles musician Marry Lattimore re-imagining the electro-pop of ‘Elixir’ with elegiac harp tones.