Posts Tagged ‘Let Go’

May 30, 2018

Scarlet Pleasure has without a doubt been our favorite Danish upstart since the trio first swooned us with their satiny twisting R&B pop on Deja Vu last year. The breakout project has since captured hearts aplenty with their 2017 EP Lagune, and they’ve finally unveiled their first new music of 2018 in slick romping, whimsically capering Mind, which you can stream via its music video above, as well as a sultry simmering jam named Let Go, which can be previewed via Soundcloud below. Mind is a sleek cruising treat that showcases Emil Goll’s silky crooning and the band’s innovative pop, ever so gently checkered with balmy sweltering R&B, funk, and soul. It’s a smooth lurcher of a luscious bop whose video was directed by Scarlet Pleasure themselves, alongside Stine 

Thorbøll and DolceRocca. Their new songs are out now on Copenhagen Records. 

April 6, 2018

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[PREMIERE]  Aleks Grey – Let Go

Singer songwriter Aleks Grey, the latest fine addition to Norwegian record label Toothfairy’s roster, is inspired by bands such as Coldplay and OneRepublic. He’s amassed an impressive amount of radio play and streaming numbers both back at home and internationally, as well as received praise from a wide array of music publications and blogs alike. Today, Aleks releases his new pop single, Let Go, a vibrantly infectious ballad that bursts wide open with vivacious synths and animated beats. He takes the anthemic pop rock of the very bands who inspire him and elevated it to a whole new level by modernizing it with spirited electronic accents. Aleks Grey’s expressively compelling vocals swiftly capture the heart on his song, which he wrote and produced in collaboration with Viljar Losnegard and Sivert Hagtvet in Whiteroom Studios in Asker. Aleks sings about letting go of something good in order to obtain something better. As we well know, it’s always scary to let go, but with Aleks Grey urging us on and inspiring us with his sanguine driving ballad, anything seems possible. Let Go is also available on Soundcloud and Tidal. Aleks Grey answers some questions below:

1. What is your musical background and how did you get in to making music?

I’ve always loved music, ever since I was a little kid. I started to perform in front of my family when I was just 3-4 years old. I first started taking piano lessons when I was 8 years old, then guitar at 12, and I had my first singing lessons around 16-17. I started to write my first songs when I was around 10 years old, and I’ve kept at it since then. I’ve always wanted to be an artist, so it has always been a normal, and almost necessary thing for me to do – write songs that is. 

2. Norway is producing a lot of good artist at the moment, why do you think that is?

I think there has been a good music scene for some time, but not as recognized by the international scene until a few years ago. Almost weird to say that it started with Ylvis and “The Fox”, but quick to follow you had Nico & Vince and their massive hit “Am I Wrong”, and now you have Kygo, Sigrid, Aurora, Matoma, Astrid S and many more. I think it is a boost for other artists, at least it is for me, to see others succeed. Take Sigrid for instance. She grew up an hour or two away from where I grew up, and she’s killing it at the moment, that makes me believe that I doesn’t matter where you come from, as long as your music is good enough. So I think there’s been a boom the past few years, and there are a lot of good songwriters, producers, musicians and artists coming alive in the music scene her in Oslo, but also in Bergen and the rest of the country. And you also have to give credit to many indie labels and managements working hard to promote new, Norwegian music. 

3. How did “Let Go” come together and how was the production process?

Sometimes you can write a song in less then an hour, that was not the case here. I found the first draft the other day, the first ever Logic session, and it was dated March 4th 2017. 

So it took me almost a year to get it together. I started out as a ballad. Very dark and muddy, slow. I sent it over to a producer duo, Sivert Hagtvet and Viljar Losnegård at Whiteroom Studios here in Oslo. They liked it, but told me that they got more of a Chainsmokers vibe, a bit more upbeat. So I re-wrote it, and brought it back for our first session. We had our first session at the end of the summer of 2017, and finished it just around Christmas. We we-wrote bits, worked on the lyrics, the melodies and arrangement. Was a long process, but I think we got there in the end, and now we’re all pleased with it. But I promise you it’s very different from that first draft..

4. When can we expect new music from you?

Yes. I’m already finishing up some new tracks, and I’m always working on new ideas. So I hope there is lots to come in the near future. K

Keep up with Aleks Grey on his website, here.

November 2, 2017
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Like a blast from the past comes this new edit of Frou Frou classic Let Go, which was certainly a transformative track for me back in the early 2000′s. Though Frou Frou didn’t last long, I went on to become quite obsessed with Imogen Heap. It’s mighty fine to hear her voice again as Aylen gives Let Go a superb remix that takes the song into breakbeat and dubstep territory. Frou Frou has never been more gloriously cathartic on this metallic shuddering, bass wobbling remix, yet the producer also manages to retain the original’s sleek groove and melodic allure. Grab the remix for free, here.

October 17, 2017
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The Denver production scene is undoubtedly strong. Not only do they have melodic bass virtuosos like Said The Sky and Illenium, I’ve come to learn that a producer named Carter Matthews also resides there. He’s been busy the past few years as Toy Box, cultivating an sonic style of oft utilizes his expertise with the mandolin. His recent original Let Go is a glitchy enthralling, choppy mesmerizing sea of ethereal future bass and dreamy ambient electronica. It’s an intoxicating jam that nearly feels like Odesza jamming out with Tycho on a chill meditative late night, with some of Griz’s soulful grit. Stream/download the single, here. Visit more of Toy Box’s other songs on Soundcloud, here.

May 11, 2017
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Hidden Valley, a new solo project from Toronto, makes a smooth dashing, dusky matted entrance with his first single, Let Go. The atmospheric indie electronica found on this nebulous sonic suitor fuses alt R&B/soul, electropop, and trip hop. The resulting bliss feels like London Grammar mixed with moody Fyfe and sensual How To Dress Well, cloaked in gossamer threads and swaddled in onyx drapes. Hidden Valley’s intoxicating debut can be streamed, purchased, and downloaded, here.

March 26, 2017

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Sody was only 15 when she blew us away nearly a year ago with her jaw dropping maturity on soulful electropop and R&B slow burner Wasted Youth, a collaboration with creamy crooner Martin Luke Brown. I’m guessing the singer songwriter from London is 16 now, still an incredibly young age for the sort of commanding talent exuding from her throaty voice and melodious songwriting. New song Let Go is nothing short of pop perfection. It’s a regal clattering, electro quivering piece that arrives as our first enchanting taste of Sody’s debut EP, Youth, set to be self-released on AWAL (Kobalt) come June 17th with an accompanying special launch gig at The Forge in Camden on June 16th. Let Go can also be streamed off of Soundcloud below.

October 25, 2016
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I don’t know what it is about Colorado, but there is a large gathering of some of my favorite producers based out of that state. Perhaps they all love the rugged country out by Mile-High City, or perhaps talent draws talent. Denver’s STéLOUSE, one of these aforementioned favorites, has been thrilling us for more than two full years, and he now takes us high altitude cruising with a magnificent track entitled Let Go. It’s almost as if we’re flying straight over the dramatic buttes, rivers, and canyons of Colorado next to

STéLOUSE as his sprawling future bass and contemplative chillstep masterpiece cascades, thunders, and plunges. Let Go even features vocals by The Static Age’s post-punk frontman Andrew Paley, who offers up some lofty swooping vocals. STéLOUSE presents Let Go as a “first piece of the puzzle”, which could only mean more sensational tracks are on their way. Download Let Go for free from Toneden.

May 8, 2016
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It’s summer anthem time as we dive into Island Club’s Let Go, a dance popping funk strutting delight. From the get go, Let Go carries some early electropopping MGMT hues with some Foals dance rock vivacity, lifting me up immediately into great heights of ecstasy. The Brighton five piece place themselves square on my music map with the wildly hooking indie pop song. What’s not to love about its jangling sharpness, its dreamy gloss, and its disco pumping spirit? Let Go is available now from iTunes.

May 8, 2016
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It’s summer anthem time as we dive into The Island Club’s Let Go, a dance popping funk strutting delight. From the get go, Let Go carries some early electropopping MGMT hues with some Foals dance rock vivacity, lifting me up immediately into great heights of ecstasy. The Brighton five piece place themselves square on my music map with the wildly hooking indie pop song. What’s not to love about its jangling sharpness, its dreamy gloss, and its disco pumping spirit? Let Go is available now from iTunes.

November 7, 2015
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It must be heaven on earth when musical acts like RAC and Big Data join forces to drop a covers EP together. The two track EP includes a cover of RAC”s Let Go, originally featuring MNDR and Kele, by Big Data. Let Go is easily a favorite of mine by RAC these past two years. Big Data offers up a cover that features Lizy Ryan, and they give the track ab alt flavored, mid tempo turn around that reminds me of early, bobbing Foster The People with some Phoenix styled guitars. In return, RAC covered Big Data’s hit tune, Dangerous. The RAC version features Pink Feathers, and it takes on a darker, more meditative air. Stream Dangerous below. The two track cover exchange EP is wittily titled Fair Trade, and it’s out today. Big Data joins RAC on a large portion of his tour dates in the US through the end of this month.