Posts Tagged ‘lo-fi soul’

April 5, 2018

I can’t wait for tomorrow night to arrive, and I’ve been looking forward to it for a very long time. English wunderkind Yellow Days will be making his San Francisco debut at a long sold out Popscene at the Rickshaw Stop, with Mallrat in tow, too! It’s quite the fitting coincidence that the acclaimed artist has released a new song today too. The Way Things Change reminds us why we’ve fallen hard for his gravelly voice and his droopy, murky form of haunting lo-fi soul and acidic psychedelia. It even seems extra groovy for the artist compared to some of his more hazily drifting hymnals. Bluesy instrumentals embellish the nineteen year old prodigy‘s first music of the year. The British artist/producer is now working on his official debut album following 2017′s Harmless Melodies EP and his full length “Is Everything Okay In Your World?” project. Almost every date of Yellow Days’ international spring tour is sold out, unsurprisingly. Find out more on his website, here. The Way Things Change, out on Columbia, is available, here.

January 25, 2018

Languorous and sensual minimalist soul seduces our ears and leaves tingles rippling across our skin as South London’s Puma Blue hits our radars with a breathtaking ballad named Only Trying 2 Tell U. The slow burning, dewy yearning song is part Rhye, part Sade, part Yellow Days, and part Tom Misch, but fully ravishing. We’re at the mercy of its exquisite falsettos and melancholic strings, which slither and glide luxuriantly and softly on the tender winding, jazzy curling track. Only Trying 2 Tell U is available from iTunes, here. For more of Puma Blue’s extraordinary music, stream Soft Porn below, a lo-fi soul and slowcore simmering delight.

January 17, 2018

I’m in a molten state of utter intoxication, swaying in tantalized bliss to Heart, our very first encounter with Omar Apollo even though the artist has released many a fine track in the past year alone. The Mexican-American R&B soul artist, who hails from Indiana, has an extraordinary voice. It’s buttery and creamy, waxy and smooth, an instrument of pure seduction. Heart, a collaboration with Blake Slatkin and Bailey Lindley, is a sensual brooding R&B soul and electro pop ballad steeped in yearning and obsession. Obsessed and infatuated we are, with this gooey weaving, viscous clinging beauty. If you need any more inspiration to fall in love with Omar Apollo and his music, stream prior single Unbothered below, and melt into its Yellow Days meets King Krule like lo-fi and woolly R&B soul ambiance.

December 23, 2017

I can feel goosebumps rising and chills rippling through me as this lo-fi soul and R&B artist BABBY rips my heart out of my chest with his enigmatic new single, Mother. The slow burning, deliberately paced ballad combines gospel, soul, R&B, electronica, and even indie rock, interweaving these fine threads into a starkly haunting, cavernous echoing hymnal. The 23 year old artist traveled around the state of Maryland from the young age of five to perform at various churches under the care of his single mother. BABBY’s name is inspired by both the fallen city of Babylon and jazz drummer Baby Dodds. 

James Baldwin, Nina Simone, and Toni Morrison are on Babby’s list of musical inspirations and traces of their influence shine through on magnificent “Mother”. You can find a demo and one other track from this mysteriously captivating talent on Soundcloud, here.

October 30, 2017

Last Friday, an artist whom we consider one of the most talented newcomers this past year released his debut album. You can stream ‘Is Everything Okay In Your World?’ in full, here. Young English artist Yellow Days continues to haunt and stir with his signature combination of psychedelic pop and lo-fi soul on songs like this one off the album, I’ve Been Thinking Too Hard, creating a dreamy pensive, droopy yearning effect with his music. The album is a more than satiating culmination of our year long addiction to George van den Broeck and his gooey viscous, muggy churning music. His album is available from iTunes, here.

October 19, 2017

To be honest, describing Yellow Days music hasn’t come easy. The unique 18 year old wunderkind continues to defy convention and classification with his psychedelic vintage pop and lo-fi soul on new single Holding On. He builds ever so strongly towards the release of his upcoming full length project ‘Is Everything Okay In Your World?’ with yet another forlorn crackling, shabby warped experimental track on which George van den Broeck’s vocals are on showstopping display. This is the sort of music that could haunt you forever. Time doesn’t seem to exist when you listen to Yellow Days. It could be decades prior right now, or years ahead in the future. I feel as if I’m listening to him through an old phonograph sometimes. A movie reel of broken hearted memories play through my mind as I suddenly feel faded and old beyond my years. Yet this anguish is so sublime… it’s as if Yellow Days knows all of the struggles and loss that our hearts have gone through. And all we want to do is “hold on” to that feeling of sad comfort. Yellow Days explains of Holding On: 

‘The track is about living your life in a manner that you’re always holding on, finding day to day life hard. It’s about modern depression’. ‘Is Everything Okay In The World?’ will be out on October 27th via Good Years. 

September 23, 2017

Yellow Days came swinging out of the gates last year to become one of the most heavily lauded and widely acclaimed indie artists of the moment. The 18 year old wunderkind continues to impress as he works towards the release of his upcoming project ‘Is Everything Okay In Your World?’ by sharing an astonishing new single named I Believe In Love. As always, there’s a ghostliness to George van den Broek’s warped and gauzy form of saccharine aching, deeply cutting alt soul and psych blues. Love is romantic, yet love is poignant. Love is powerful, so love is unmerciful. But we’ll always believe in it, because that’s what makes life worth living. Never has this seemed more palpable in a song than in Yellow Days’ spacey, woozy new song, on which his quivering voice carries a mountain of heart rending anguish along with its staunch conviction. Yellow Days will be playing a series of dates in the UK and Europe this fall, all of them sold out, unsurprisingly. Debut full length Is ‘Everything Okay In Your World?’ drops on October 27th via Good Years.