If variety is the spice of life then you’re going to need a glass of water to go with this week’s eclectic mix.
Justin Jesso & Nina Nesbitt – Let It Be Me
The collaboration we didn’t know we needed until we heard Nesbitt’s smokey, powerhouse vocals edged with a soft vulnerability on Jesso’s opening track to his latest EP. An electro-pop bop fused with hints of RnB which is a sure-fire festival hit in the making.
Apollo Junction – In Your Arms
Alongside the big reveal of their upcoming debut album Mystery, an added sweetener to the deal is added in the form of a fresh new single. In Your Arms pays homage to the driving riffs of New Order while still retaining the group’s almost trademarked energy of rousing choruses – a lyrical rallying cry for bittersweet hope.
X Ambassadors – Hold You Down
The intro almost fools us into filing this track under the category of ‘twee love ballads’ but as soon as the rhythm hits us like a freight train the trio peel back the layers to reveal groove-laden synths and contagious beats.
City and Colour – Astronaut
Sublime vocals and drifting riffs underpins the latest offering from the Canadian chart-topper. With five LPs already under his belt, no laurels are being rested on here.
Empara Mi – Blood In The Water
Goosebump-inducing and as gothic as the name suggests complete with a razor-sharp RnB beat which slices through the track.
Featurette – Million Things
A honey-sweet pop track where underneath the bubblegum beats lies a deep-rooted question of our own vulnerabilities.
Hein Cooper – Hijack
We’re heading down eerie avenues again but this time with thrilling, creeping beats, atmospheric melodies and sultry, smokey choruses.
Fake Crush feat Matthew O’ Holloran – High Kicks
All the energy of ’60s do-wop beach rock where you’ll be intensely jiving for two minutes of pure sun-fuelled joy.
China Bears – Sunday
Kick backed, chilled vibes of Sunday have us drifting away in an elevated sensation. Oh, and the track is pretty relaxing too…
Larkins – Sugar Sweet
The rapidly growing foursome from Manchester have fun with their shimmering second release of 2019. Exhilarating synths and a soaring chorus make it easy to see (hear?) why the track is already a firm favourite with their ever-expanding fanbase.
Coucheron ft Sval – Cold
Tropical beats offset with breezy synths and refreshingly smooth vocals keeps the Summer vibes rolling.
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