Posts Tagged ‘blue’

December 20, 2017

It recently came to my attention that I somehow missed out on this fine tune from Jasmine Sokko, and now we’re making up for the delay with a requisite share of the crystalline electropop gem. #0000FF, if you’re well versed in HTML, is code for the color blue. It’s a cool refreshing, fluidly plinking future pop world the Singaporean chanteuse welcomes us into with her beautifully willowy voice and the song’s graceful lurching, twilight enchanting production. Watch Jasmine Sokko’s cinematic music video for #0000FF below. Purchase the single from iTunes, here.

February 23, 2017

I’m sorry to say but I was never able to set aside the time to be swept up by the Glee craze a few years ago. Samuel Larsen’s spectacular voice swept me up when I listened to his new single Blue today, and it wasn’t till a lot later after I’ve selected him for a share that I found out that the Los Angeles based San Francisco born Mexican-Danish artist was involved in both Glee and The Glee Project. On Blue, Sam combines blues, funk, rock, and pop into a honeyed yet raw emulsion brimming with lovelorn emotion. Blue is his first release of the year. As Sam describes it: “Blue is about being perfectly in love while also being perfectly incompatible, a lullaby to the confused & hopeless romantics doused in nostalgia and funk.” For more Samuel Larsen, let’s partake in sexy funk jam You Should Know below. This one really sets that bedroom tone. 

September 30, 2016

Back in 2014, Cobi left his old Boston band Gentlemen Hall so he could follow his heart, which desired to play a soulful style of folk and rock. Fast forward to 2016, and he’s proven that decision a wise one. Cobi demonstrated how immensely powerful and compelling he is as a solo artist with debut single Don’t You Cry For Me. The runaway hit’s gospel and blues as well as the song’s music video carry with them a profound depth. He’s given us the sort of music that brands us for life. We’ve all been waiting to hear what comes next. Cobi returns to us with a sensational hymnal for his second song named Prophet Story, transfixing us in the process with his intensely gripping, raw brooding voice. This smokey, leathery song tells a lamenting tale of a prophet who’s treated like an outcast. Cobi is currently on tour with his band playing venues and music festivals throughout the US and Canada. He’s also set to tour with Boy & Bear in October. Having caught him at Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco earlier this year, I can vouch for the fact that he puts on a riveting show, belting out his songs with sheer strength and passion. Prophet Story will be available for download tomorrow, September 30th.

May 10, 2016

Mysterious newcomer pools offers up fascinating and breathtaking chill electronica on blue, a morosely gliding, dreamily grooving work of art. pools’ milky vocals on the song remind me of The Antlers’ Peter Silberman and experimental psych pop duo Inspired & The Sleep, but they coast dreamily on an expanse of shiver inducing feathery organic electronics. blue glimmers and sparkles softly, a watery well of veracious heartbreak.

May 8, 2016

It’s hardly been a few weeks since Anteros gave us a kittenish playful guitar pop gem named Breakfast, a song I’m still much addicted to, and for far more reason than my love for the meal the song is named after. The London four piece are back with a bewitching number named Blue, a song that seems to thrive in the dark of night, long before the consumption of any breakfast. Spellbinding Blue is full of flickering shadows, its ghostly tendrils of swirly smoke wrapping me in a shroud of gauzy intoxication. Despite its moodiness, Blue is spirited and infectious. Blue makes me a dancer in the dark. The song is the b-side to Breakfast, which is available now on iTunes.

November 6, 2015

Mysterious new London band Opal Blue, aside from obviously loving the color blue very much, make a grand entrance with their first original, a warped and brooding song named Way Down. The debut single is a mournfully tense experience, a minimalist electronica and dark pop ambler that crawls and creeps deliberate and slow. Opal Blue crafts their bewitching music from repressed vocals and out of tune instruments. Way Down is a first taste from a forthcoming debut EP named She Goes Deep. Opal Blue has me thoroughly mesmerized with their music, an abysmal, drowning pit of spectacular moodiness. 

October 14, 2015

Experimental electronic duo from LA, Beyond Rare, has a blooming and beautiful video for their song ‘Blue’. It’s melodic and calming

August 14, 2015

It’s true that some fantastic remixes of songs from Marina And The Diamond’s recent album Froot have been making their way to the surface, but I must say that this rendition of album cut Blue is one of the best I’ve encountered yet. It comes from a mysterious new electronic duo named MAIZE and serves as their very first release. The duo start Blue off with a dreamy, spacey air, before building layer upon layer of epic synths and chords onto the track, leading to the most beautiful catharsis. I can feel my eyes beaming out rays of sparkling, rainbow joy after listening to this remix, and I can’t wait to hear MAIZE’s first single later this year. 

August 7, 2015

It feels like I’ve been waiting for this remix to go off exclusivity for eons. But it’s more like, weeks… I’m ecstatic that it’s finally available for a share, because some of you are going to fall head over heels for this remix of Marina And The Diamonds’ Blue by ever growing in popularity indie pop band HOLYCHILD. Fluttering harps and frothy synths turn Blue into a heady experimental electronic trip, or a psychedelic, fizzy swig of sugar saturated soda pop. The original is off Marina and the Diamond’s latest album FROOT.

July 17, 2015

In case you didn’t know, I’m quite the fan of Welsh artist Marina and The Diamonds and her usually double edged, finely nuanced sugary pop music. While it’s hard to top off the theatrics and tragic glam of 2012 album Electra Heart, this year’s Froot is still a fantastic album full of magically saccharine pop that channels some very playful yet deep notions. Marina Diamandis released a video today for Blue, one of the most springy and infectious electronic pop songs off the album. It’s a song that teeters on the balance of veiled melancholy and sanguine peppiness.