Posts Tagged ‘Her’

March 28, 2018

If you’ve yet to encounter Pluko and have no idea how adept this rising producer is, I can assure you, you’re going to start seeing the name a whole lot more as the year continues to progress. The 17 year old Pittsburgh producer (what’s with the burgeoning Pittsburgh electronic scene?), will convince you of his talent in one remix. Get ready for dark swiveling synths and gorgeously rendered instrumentals on Pluko’s remix of Hayden James’ lush and sensual, limber and supple beauty, NUMB, featuring GRAACE. It’ll probably remind you of Flume and What So Not’s hit singles with the likes of Kai and George Maple, tracks that happen to be some of my favorite electronic tracks of this decade. But let’s not stop there, continue your electronic escapade by dissolving into the ambient beauty of Pluko’s original, her. If Explosions In The Sky ever went the future bass route, it might sound something like this immensely moving, breathtakingly profound piece.

UPDATE: In a sheepish moment of realization, I now know that Pluko is Pluto, who had to change his name for legal reasons. So yes, of course Pluko is talented, we love Pluto!

March 12, 2018

The ocean is rather unpredictable. Sometimes, it’s angry and roiling. Other times, it’s peaceful and tranquil. Then, there’s those times when you’re sailing on crisp shimmering waves during a brilliant day, and life couldn’t be any better. It’s that latter feeling that Manchester’s Seawaves brings us with their breathtaking ocean of vibrant pumping indie electro and synthpop on Her. The uplifting and energizing ballad comes from the UK duo’s forthcoming sophomore album, The Soundtrack. And what a soundtrack Her is… We feel like the very “her” from the song as Seawaves leaves us feeling like we can take on the world all by ourselves. Nothing can stop us, and apparently, nobody can stop Seawaves, either, as the duo prepares to transport us back into a dazzling sonic world with their new album. Follow along with Seawaves on their website, here.

February 28, 2018

It feels as if we’ve waited a lifetime to see Her live. On May 12th, we’ll meet our destiny as the French band finally makes their way to San Francisco to headline Cafe du Nord. It’ll be a bittersweet experience, after the tragic loss of founding band member Simon, but it will be a glorious one, too, as you well know if you’ve been keeping up with our shares of their soulful pop and funky electro-rock in the past. Her will be serving up their self titled full length album on March 30th, and they’ve recently shared a magnificent new song named Neighborhood. It’s a must for fans of Jungle, Formation, and even Jack Garratt or HONNE. Pre-order Her’s debut album, here.

December 5, 2017

To tell you the truth, this next one is a bittersweet one. On the one hand, it’s a mighty fine new song from French group Her, on the other hand, it’s a heartwrenching affair. As a long time fan of the band, I share the song with a big sigh. It was really tough to learn of the loss of co-founder Simon Carpenter to cancer. We Choose is the group’s first release since his tragic passing. It’s a torch in memory of Simon, on which frontman Victor Solf carries haunting verses into a hypnotic refrain with an airy sonic palette and classic soul style punctuated by Simon’s final vocal performance. It’s as moving a song as we’ve ever heard from Her, a more stark yet still sophisticated and brassy offering that cuts to the core. We Choose is a somber yet triumphant hymnal and a striking departure from the rambunctious groove and fiery embers of Five Minutes and some of their other songs. Her has a long road of success ahead, but I don’t think any fan will forget Simon Carpenter’s crucial role in the band. I know I won’t. I look forward to their highly anticipated self-titled full length album, out March 30th on Republic Records. 

October 24, 2017

Canadian artist TABOR, who’s based out of Los Angeles, already has a robust following on YouTube from the past several years. Her new music delves into topics like depression, anxiety, and insecurity, with a palpable sense of vulnerability. ‘Her’ is one of her latest alt pop singles, and it’s a whiskey-drenched, husky simmering beauty that evokes Lana Del Rey’s sadcore music. The mesmerizing ballad is a dark lament, a bewitching and magnetic noire-pop gem. And it comes accompanied by a music video you can view below. You can listen to more of her music and indulge in that fabulous voice more on Soundcloud, here. ‘Her’, which is lifte from TABOR’s sophomore EP In The Garden, can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

June 23, 2017

French duo Her made a whole lot of commotion in the scene a year ago when they mysteriously appeared with groundbreaking tunes such as Five Minutes and Quite Like. We couldn’t get enough of their soulful and sleek alt R&B tunes. The breakout act released a video today for their single Blossom Roses from their recent EP, Her Tape #2.  It arrives ahead of the release of their live EP, Her Live Tape #2, on June 30th. The video was directed by Liswaya (former artistic director for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and more) and it was shot in Dinard, France, where the band writes most of their songs. The new EP will feature 7 songs recorded at the band’s sold out show in April at La Gaité Lyrique in Paris. You can stream/download Her Tape #2 in the meantime from major retailers, here.

March 14, 2017

Enigmatic duo Her burst on to the scene last year with a genre bending debut EP, receiving an extensive amount of praise for the release. They’re ready to make their mark on 2017 as they prepare to release new EP ‘Her Tape #2′ on April 7th. Swim, which features Montreal’s ZéFire, is soulful grooving and sexy sleek. R&B, electronica, alt pop, and funk combine to ravishing effect on the opulent taste from ‘Her Tape #2′. ‘Her Tape #2′ can be pre-ordered from digital outlets, here.

June 18, 2016

Just A Tune, the alter ego of Australian producer Just A Gent, puts out some mighty fine flips and re-works under this more enigmatic name. The latest track to come from this side project of sorts, if it’s even considered one, is a new approach on Canadian artist Vincent’s gorgeous regal, magical enchanting trap and future bass song Her. Apparently, I’m not the only one who fell hard for this magical song. Just A Tune calls the original a “masterpiece”. He goes on to give the tune a tweak that doesn’t stray far from said original, but is extra spacey and more entrancing chill. Her takes on a warm dreaminess compared to the colder, darker original. Just A Gent even uses some murky marimbas to soften out the edges. This gorgeous re-imagining is a free download, here.

February 9, 2016

Let’s close this joint musical adventure out tonight with a ridiculously good track from a producer from Winnipeg, Canada who simply goes by the name Vincent. It’s a march of exuberant majesty on Her, a sweeping trap and bass spectacular. Its melodic keys and parading drum work are in fine sync with the song’s flaring bass and bouncing beat, resulting in a rather fantastical and wondrous experience very much unique in the burgeoning trap and future bass scene. Whoever this “her” is that inspired Vincent’s song, she’s obviously someone magical. Download Her for free, here.

September 9, 2015

A mysterious duo from France named Her have been causing some adoring commotion with their second single, Five Minutes, which follows up on their buzzing debut from earlier this year, Quite Like. I’m immediately drawn into the enigmatic act’s filmy, swanky sound, quickly reminiscent of another act I love, Jungle. Soulful groove, a snappy beat, ritzy funk, and sleek vocals make Five Minutes an irresistible jam. Five Minutes and Quite Like will both be on a debut mixtape in the works.