Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane’

December 16, 2017

In a way, Gabriel Black has been a hurricane ever since he made his debut earlier this year with ‘sad boy’, a critically acclaimed, genre defying song that left tastemakers reeling. The alt musician blends hip hop, lo-fi emo rock, and soul in a way that we’ve rarely encountered, if ever. New song Hurricane is a raw emulsion, a morose and jaded yet witty and devilish charmer.  You can stream the singer songwriter’s prior three singles on Soundcloud, here, as we look ahead to a bright and promising 2018.

October 24, 2017

Not only are Chicago sibling duo Wild Belle long known for their psych pop and funk rock talent, but the pair also have very generous and compassionate hearts. In fact, Wild Belle has unveiled a new charity single named Hurricane (accompanied by double-A side companion Paralyzed) produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys with string arrangements by Mat Ulery. Proceeds from the release will go to support victims of recent hurricanes in the Carribean through United For Puerto Rico and All Hands – U.S. Virgin Islands Hurricane Response. Hurricane is a bewitching amalgamation of Wild Belle’s ska tinged noire-pop and vintage styled jazzy psychedelia that kind of feels like Lucius fused with Cruel Youth, Lana Del Rey, and Cults. Stream its accompaniment, Paralyzed, below, which is certainly not a “paralyzing” slice of smoky indie pop and vintage rock with its heavy Patrick Carney aesthetic. If you missed prior single Untamed Heart, watch the music video for the well received charmer below, too. It’s a can’t miss gem. You can also stream Hurricane via Spotify, here.

September 11, 2017

The world seems to be in utter chaos these days with all sorts of disasters affecting different parts of the world. Many people could use our help, including those still suffering from Hurricane Harvey in Texas. American rock bands Lifehouse and Switchfoot aren’t just fully aware of this, but they’re thoroughly active in the process too, having linked up for an epic tune to raise funds for those affected. They’ve crafted an uptempo alt charmer and sanguine anthem named Shine Like Gold. All proceeds from the song goes to relief efforts. It’s already raised $54,000 for Houston. Download and support, here.

August 15, 2017

When I think of a hurricane, I normally picture something tumultuous, a helter skelter whirlwind of dizzying chaos and noise. That’s not how Nashville pop sensation Fleurie envisions it. Her new single, Hurricane, is a transfixing dose of understated pop. It tugs at the deepest heart strings with its soft tender keys, pensive pacing drums, and Fleurie’s pristine vocals. The sorrowful ballad is more a storm within the heart, ready to break free, than one in the world around us. There’s such beauty in its sadness, yet such formidable power, too. Hurricane reminds me of my favorite down tempo yet orchestral lush Sia tracks, like Breathe Me, but paired with A Fine Frenzy’s gently stirring ballads. Hurricane is out now on iTunes, here.

March 10, 2017

I must have totally missed the memo on some scintillating remixes of Vaults’ latest single Hurricane last month. It’s fortunate that the Londoners recently released a magnificent video for Hurricane, the latest single from their stellar debut album, otherwise it may have taken me far longer to encounter said edits. My preparations for that video post lead me to this mind blowing remix of Hurricane by English producer Feed Me. I knew it had to be something special, I mean, it’s not everyday you get Vaults and Feed Me rolled up in one. Feed Me takes full advantage of the original’s majestic splendor and Blythe’s powerfully captivating voice on a sweeping display of his expertise in dubstep, trap, and electro. This Feed Me hurricane is an eruption of earth shaking grandeur. You can stream the remix off Soundcloud below. Visit Vaults’ Soundcloud to preview more Hurricane remixes.

March 7, 2017

If you were to ask me to choose a favorite song from Vaults’ debut album Caught In Still Life, I’d tell you it’s an impossible task. I’ve been so obsessed with that album, which arrived late last year. I knew I would be too, after having spent much of the past three years addicted to this British band’s evocative electronic pop. Lead singer Blythe Pepino has always reminded me of Florence Welch with her deep vocals and powerful delivery. Vault’s music videos have never failed to match the dramatic splendor of their haunting pop. I was utterly elated when I found out earlier today that the band had dropped a video for Caught In Still Life cut Hurricane. The official visual for the single is slow and deliberate, yet sensual and intense. Hurricane is a poignant song about letting go, and that idea of surrendering yourself takes solid form in the video. If you’ve yet to treat yourself to Vaults’ Caught In Still Life, get on the gripping album by way of various services and outlets, here.

September 30, 2016

UK singer songwriter and producer Laurel has revealed the first single from her new EP Park, and it’s a spellbinding alt folk song named Hurricane. Her breathy exquisite voice pulls us deep into this ruminative tune. Restless plucking strings and a rich atmosphere make Hurricane a supple driving, earthy alluring whirlwind on which Laurel reminds me of early Lykke Li but with the dusty magnetism of Lana Del Rey. Laurel’s new EP, which she self recorded, produced, and mixed on top of writing and performing, will be released on November 18th via Counter Records. Pre-order, here. A debut album is also in the works for early 2017. Watch the black and white video for Hurricane below.

February 2, 2016

I really did not intend to share a song named Hurricane after just featuring WDL’s Hurricane Highlife, but oddly enough, this is exactly what has happened. We follow up on that dynamic gem with this latest from French producer LeMarquis. Hurricane is far from turbulent to start, a calm ocean of muted heartbeats and classy keys… fully breathtaking. Then Alo Lee’s impassioned vocals kick in and the emotional hurricane on the slow burning, dreamy electro R&B song become eternally apparent. Sorrowfully beautiful, euphorically mournful, Hurricane’s storminess is hidden within its lovelorn torment, its mellow facade merely a visage, a covering for all the anguish that lies within its heart.

September 18, 2015

Los Angeles folk rockers Lord Huron dropped an excellent sophomore album this past Spring named Strange Trails. The latest single announced from the record is Hurricane (Johnnie’s Theme). Bright and jangling Hurricane (Johnnie’s Theme) is a rollicking ditty. It may be gorgeous and verdant folk, but there’s an undeniable spark to the song that makes me want to get up and dance. If you’ve yet to get your paws on Strange Trails, head over to the official site.

February 27, 2015

The moment I saw this surface I knew, this one was going to be huge. First of all, it’s brand new Adventure Club. Second of all, it’s an Adventure Club remix of NYC electropop duo MS MR’s beloved hit Hurricane. I think that’s way more than enough reason to rejoice, isn’t it? Adventure Club gives Hurricane that signature AV cinematic and melodic atmosphere, with lulling, cathartic build ups and spacious, crisp drum work. Throw in those subtle melodic dubstep wobbles, accompanied by Lizzy’s baroque, rousing voice, and we have a spiritual experience brewing.