Posts Tagged ‘champagne’

May 19, 2018

21 year old Los Angeles based singer songwriter and actress Lia Marie Johnson released a beautiful new song today named Champagne, out on Capitol Records. She turns in stunningly emotive vocals on the trip hop laced, string opulent pop ballad. Palpable yearning and heartache oozes from the break-up ballad, co-written by Johnson with producer Nick Routh, Brittany Amaradio, and KoKo LaRoo. Champagne is Lia Marie Johnson’s first new solo track since she entranced us pensive smoldering, breathy seductive Cold Heart Killer a year ago. She’s been named by many venerated publications as one to watch in the interim. Beautifully compelling Champagne more than serves to back up those claims. The single is available, here.

August 31, 2017
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I know this one’s been bringing people a ton of euphoria for much of the month already, but our love for French Horn Rebellion’s brassy brisk electro funk is much too strong to let Presentation slip through the cracks despite how backed up we are this month on fine tunes. The dashing Brooklyn pair swings us round and round with their disco groove on the high stepping, spicy teasing number. And of course, they bring plenty of horns, too. Presentation, which was produced by Champagne, is just the right glitzy glam jam to keep us company through the end of a suddenly hot sweltry summer. FHR says that the song was created in a single room on a single day with nothing but a French horn, an electric bass, a synthesizer, and a cowbell. Even Presentation’s drums were created from beatboxing on a French horn mouth piece. Pretty amazing, if you ask me. Presentation certainly doesn’t feel like it was tossed together in a day on a few rudimentary instruments. It’s got way too much swag. Grab the jam from iTunes, here.

OFFICIAL VID: Empress Of – Champagne

November 6, 2012

Oh my. This is one gem of a hazy woozy dream pop track from Brooklyn musician Empress Of (Lorely Rodriguez). This is her debut single, and what a debut it is. There’s an almost Annie Clark (St. Vincent) like bizarre quality to the baroque-ish, seductive vocals and psychy sound despite it being much more electric. It’s out on limited 7" right now with B-side Don’t Tell Me. 

Below is the even dreamier B-side Don’t Tell Me, an exercise in syrupy lo-fi buzzy goodness. Some of the falsetto singing makes me think a little of Grimes and maybe even Bjork with how she uses her vocals. Keep an eye on this one! She might become a next indie darling with debut tracks like these. And here’s an interesting thing… after digging around trying to find more on her, I thought I accidentally ended up on some city’s Craigslist page, but upon closer examination, this really is her website! http://empressof.me/ Pretty cool…

OFFICIAL VID: Empress Of – Champagne

November 6, 2012

Oh my. This is one gem of a hazy woozy dream pop track from Brooklyn musician Empress Of (Lorely Rodriguez). This is her debut single, and what a debut it is. There’s an almost Annie Clark (St. Vincent) like bizarre quality to the baroque-ish, seductive vocals and psychy sound despite it being much more electric. It’s out on limited 7" right now with B-side Don’t Tell Me. 

Below is the even dreamier B-side Don’t Tell Me, an exercise in syrupy lo-fi buzzy goodness. Some of the falsetto singing makes me think a little of Grimes and maybe even Bjork with how she uses her vocals. Keep an eye on this one! She might become a next indie darling with debut tracks like these. And here’s an interesting thing… after digging around trying to find more on her, I thought I accidentally ended up on some city’s Craigslist page, but upon closer examination, this really is her website! http://empressof.me/ Pretty cool…