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The 10 best tracks released today

The 10 best tracks released today

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Today is New Music Friday, which means there’s loads of new songs in the world.

Here are the 10 single best songs released today I loved.

See the New Music section for all the of tracks and albums featured this week.

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1.

Empress Of

Dance For You

Lorely Rodriguez makes consistently great pop music with an edge, and deserves to be way bigger than she is.

‘Dance For You’ is from a forthcoming five-track EP called Save Me, on June 24th.

“I love the lyrics on this song. I made this in Minneapolis with BJ Burton. It was freezing outside. I was in a cave-like studio in the snow literally dancing as I wrote this. ‘Surrender to me like this’ is a touching lyric for me because I’m not hurt over this person anymore. I’ve come out the other side.”


2

Clive From Accounts

Pearls feat. Jessica Roch

A recent Bandcamp discovery for me from the London producer with the silly name. ‘Pearls’ is out today on the EP of the same name on the Dirt Crew label.

Jessica Roch provides vocals and violin on this cerebrally uplifting seven minute song.


3.

Alex Gough

Glow

Waterford hip-hop artist Alex Gough is giving off weird vibes on the latest song from him, just a couple of weeks after ‘DUMB!’ . ‘Glow’ gives off synth-electronic percussive vibes along with alt-rap tonality.


4.

ELIZA

Heat Of The Moon

This beaut wandered into my inbox from UK R&B/soul musician Eliza. ‘Heat of The Moon’ showcases the artist’s nuanced voice in full with a gently-pitched live arrangement that leans on a bassline, ringing guitar chords and trip-hop style beats. You could hear D’Angelo on this kind of track.


5.

Swoose

Brepo

London-based Belfast producer Swoose comes through with a shimmering slice of subtle euphoria from a new three-track Illusions EP on Permanent Vacation.


6.

Gold Panda

I’ve Felt Better (Than I Do Now)

Gold Panda’s Derwin Dicker returns with his first bit of new music in three years. ‘I’ve Felt Better (Than I Do Now)’ has a warm chopped propulsive slant with plucked strings and vocal cutups. Getting Avalanches vibes from this, with a greater tempo.

Dicker suffered a brain haemorrhage last year but thankfully, recovered. He says:

“I made this when my daughter was two years old and I felt knackered and I’d turned 41” The samples just came together and sounded like “I’ve felt better…” and at the same time I was looking at my anti-depressants feeling tired and just thought ‘ha, that’s right!’”

“I mess with chopping up samples until I get an interesting loop so I never set out to write a track; I’m led by the samples and then go from there. Funnily enough, My life now is actually way better than it was 10 years ago and I’m a bit healthier and I probably actually do feel better in general (apart from when I had that brain haemorrhage last year).”


7.

Gabe Gurnsey

Push

I was a big fan of Gabe Gurnsey’s debut album Physical album from 2018.

The followup to the former Factory Floor producer has been announced. Diablo comes out on September 9th on Phantasy and ‘Push’ is a welcome return to his synth electro pop that hits nice and hard.

“Push is all about lustful energy, recreating that immediate feeling of connection with someone and knowing it’s going to take you on some twisted euphoric journey. Where will we end up?”


8.

Wallace

Chicken Dreams

A Bandcamp notification from Studio Barnhus lead me to this wobbly tune from UK producer Wallace from his Lemon Dreams EP out today.


9.

Just Wondering

idk, maybe

Dublin trio Just Wondering’s brand of kaleidoscopic electronic pop pitches them on this new track somewhere between Mura Masa and The 1975.

Just Wondering are Wale Akande, Jack O’Shaughnessy and Adam Redmond.

“It’s about really wanting something or someone that you don’t have right now, and finding genuine peace and happiness in the uncertainty. We wrote it in the middle of a summer just before we went to a party with our mates and to us… it sounds like it.”


10.

EFÉ

Lime

EFÉ is the 22-year-old Irish artist Anita Ikharo whose last single ‘Kiwi’ was a gorgeous slice of summery bedroom pop, and ‘Lime’ (I see a theme here) is in a similar vein, with a hazy vibe punctuated by a rousing chorus of “I don’t care!”.

It’s from the forthcoming Vitamin EP.

“Lime is about people that try to convince you that you need them in order to be great, to succeed. I guess it is a song that pays homage to knowing your own self worth and knowing that you don’t need someone and you can be in charge of your own faith.”


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