Posts Tagged ‘jazzy pop’

May 22, 2018
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Molly Moore’s new EP Third Eye High has been out for well over a week, but we want to make sure you haven’t missed out on the four track release which showcases the Los Angeles based artist’s stunning evolution. Take for example, EP track Catch and Release which sees the captivating chanteuse venture into soulful R&B pop territory, complete with jazzy horns and much smoky, slinky allure. It’s a laid back groover of a sensual yet frisky pop. She easily catches our hearts once again, and we never want to be released. Catch and Release is a sumptuous development for the singer songwriter, whom we’ve been ardent fans of through her earlier pop releases and her collaborations with progressive soul talent Brandyn Burnette (including their electronic pop project together, Cosmos & Creature). Third Eye High can be streamed in full via all major services, here.

April 26, 2018
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Life feels a little bit less solitary and far less lonely when accompanied by marvelous music, which is exactly what Lonely Benson serves up on his fresh new synthpop, chill disco, and psych pop jam, Let It Go. The plush grooving, sultry smoldering tune is the Nashville artist’s first single of the year. It undulates, surges, and swells, all the while winding through an intricate array of incendiary guitar work, jazzy keys, effects-laced vocals, and an infectiously lush, spacey whirring atmosphere. Let It Go arrives alongside the release of Lonely Benson’s Will Pugh produced full-length debut, featuring fan favorites like psychedelic Location and Spotify smash hit Strawberry Afternoons. Stream Lonely Benson’s eponymous debut album on Soundcloud, here, and support via iTunes, here.

April 2, 2018
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Bernice’s new song Glue really does stick to us like an endearing adhesive. It’s a finely textured and whimsically crafted tune from the rising Toronto pop experimentalists, and it’s a must for anyone who loves Dirty Projectors and Hundred Waters. The spacey, jazzy ambling art pop tune arrives with news of a new album from the group named “Puff LP: In the air without a shape” which follows on Bernice’s acclaimed 2017 Puff EP. The languorous wafting song is deeply entrancing and delightfully capricious. “Puff LP: In the air without a shape” will be out on May 25th via Arts & Crafts.

March 24, 2018
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There’s no possible way a new Marian Hill song could surface without us giving it some love here on IHM. We have less than two months to go before the duo release their sophomore album, and we also can’t wait to catch them at Coachella and on tour in San Francisco. The platinum-certified Philadelphia project spellbinds us as they tend to do with new song Differently. Slinky beats and wily bass are interspersed spaciously across the snazzy song, making it a mischievous pouncing, sensual prowling new Marian Hill treat that we can’t put down. Differently was produced by Marian Hill and notable Canadian producer Boi-1da (Drake, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey). The duo also recently released a short episode for Differently as part of their ten one-minute visual series which conceptualizes each song off forthcoming album Unsual. Watch the episode for Differently below. Sophomor ealbum Unusual drops on May 11th. Pre-order, here, if you haven’t already done so like we have. Visit their website, here, for spring tour dates. 

March 13, 2018
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There are songs we encounter that we like, but we have to mull over whether we have time to share the track. Then there’s songs like Episode, which strike us so deeply that we immediately know, it’d be a crime to let your ears miss out on this ooey gooey goodness. Episode is a snazzy swaggering and slick swooning cut from Spazz Cardigan, who was raised on a diet of N’Sync and Michael Jackson before discovering Queen at the young age of 10. This sparked his determination to create and perform. The Louisville bred artist is a classically trained piano player who also taught himself to play guitar, bass, and drums. It’s hard not to find ourselves falling for the culmination of his long nurtured love for music, as heard through the funky pop and soulful electronica found on Episode. Keep your eyes on Spazz Cardigan, as he has a whole lot more in store for us on the horizon. 

February 9, 2018
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Nilüfer Yanya blew our minds last year when the young London artist made a stunning debut on Small Crimes, a tender and atmospheric downtempo soul ballad that brought together a myriad of sounds we love from the likes of Daughter, Låpsley, Nina Simone, Jorja Smith, and Lianne La Havas. We immediately named her an artist to watch and she hasn’t disappointed since. Re-visit our feature of Small Crimes, here. This week, Nilüfer Yanya is back with a gently sashaying jazz-pop and R&B soul number named Thanks 4 Nothing. Her mellow and honeyed vocals dance weightlessly across the song’s delicate but fancy guitar curls. Thanks 4 Nothing is a soft and jazzy late night ballad, but it marches its way towards steadfast resolution, too. Watch Nilüfer Yanya’s music video for Thanks 4 Nothing below. The single is out now on Blue Flowers and ATO Records. Find it via major outlets, here.

February 9, 2018
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I’m going to be “real” with you. I wasn’t planning on sharing this next one right now. It’s not on the current list of songs I’m making my way through on the blog tonight. But Soundcloud auto-played Chrystal’s brand new jam 2 Real, and I’m so enamored with it that I’m tossing it on, right here, right now. You might recall the UK artist from half a year ago, when we shared her bold and edgy, cheeky and biting single Waves. She’s back with more of that tart fire and needling spunk on playful and infectious 2 Real, a dancehall meets R&B pop dazzler that’s a straight shot for my MØ, AlunaGeorge, and Elliphant loving heart. It’s a snazzy and saucy tune with some jazzy keys and wonky synths to round out its sweet and spicy aroma. Purchase or stream 2 Real via alternate outlets, here.

January 26, 2018

Austin based duo NÄM dropped their video this week for their artsy electro pop jam, Face, giving us a jittery captivating accompaniment for their breakout single. Nora Luders and Sam Simmons, who first met online while Nora was residing in Germany and Sam in Tennessee, have woven a sophisticated tapestry of edgy fidgeting pop that recalls the snazzy aesthetics of Marian Hill, saturated with some of Purity Ring’s haunting bewitchment and Sylvan Esso’s bold electronica. You can stream more of the pair’s music on Soundcloud, here.

November 8, 2017
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New Zealand’s L.A. WOMEN are back to romance us with their third single. This time, they’ve linked up with fellow Kiwis SACHI to douse us with some sultry heat and glowing beats on Count It Up. Velveteen soul, posh funk, chic jazz, and satiny R&B pop meld seamlessly on this soft glimmering, sexy twirling swooner. Count It Up is a shining taste off L.A. WOMEN’s forthcoming debut EP, expected to arrive by early next year. Jam out to more of these smooth cats’ tunes on Soundcloud, here. Count It Up is out on iTunes, here.

September 29, 2017
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Lost I am, in the husky soulful vocals of MADDEE and the simmering late night vibes found on her new single. It seems to be MADDEE’s first appearance since she teamed up with Canadian producer Harrison on a couple of his singles a year ago. Lost is a jazzy, snazzy twilight R&B soul serenade dripping in classy sophistication. It’s like a more laid back and mellow Flight Facilities meets TOKiMONSTA chimera, crossed with the elegance of Jessie Ware, the chicness of Tom Misch, and the soulfulness of Yuna. The bewitching beauty is out on Beatnik Creative.