Here are the best new songs we’ve heard in the past week, tried, tested and ready for your ears.
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The second album from SAULT this year gave us a lift last Friday, and ‘Free’ is an early highlight from an album that comes much recommended from me.
A new artist, Glüme, releasing on Italians Do It Better, fits right into the starry dreamy electronic aesthetic that brought you the Chromatics.
The LA artist’s debut song is informed from her autoimmune issues that lead to a heart disease called Prinzmetal, a coronary arteries spasm she experiences.
“Body is about returning from an episode I get with my heart disease and starting to notice each part of my body working again. It’s an intense feeling and you want to be loud and express relief and sadness and feeling powerful, but you’re still weak. I think anytime a body is taken by physical or mental illness and you come out of it…It’s a triumph that’s hard to communicate.”
Slowthai, James Blake & Mount Kimbie
A nice amalgamation of these three UK artists’ style in one.
Alex Warren aka Kiwi used to be an in-house photographer at London club night DURRR. ‘Hit Me’ is from his recent EP of the same name. He previously covered Carmen’s club classic ‘Throwdown’,
It feels strange sometimes to be sharing dance music during a pandemic when there is no clubs, but we all need a big tune to spruce up our day and Belfast producer Hammer provides with the lead track from his recent EP. His most recent release is ‘Navigator’ with James Shinra.
Hudson Mohawke has been dropping some unreleased music on Bandcamp and streaming platforms lately and this is one that stood out from last week’s Airborn Lard.
Blood Orange, Park Hye Jin
Call Me (Freestyle)
A once-off collab between Dev Hynes and the Korean producer is a win for me.
It’s Leaving Me
From a new EP on his own Orainn label (“on us” in Irish), ‘It’s Leaving Me’ is my favourite of the four.
Lay Down Your Weapons
People Club, the cross-continental lo-fi soul band who appeared last year, return with a once-off single original realised in 2017 which is unfortuantely, is even more timely in 2020.
”Lay Down Your Weapons’ is about issues that weigh heavy on our hearts. It was originally written in 2017 about issues of police brutality and the police militarisation that black and brown folks have disproportionately faced, and unfortunately we are still fighting these issues today.