Posts Tagged ‘lyric video’

May 30, 2018

This next magnificent beast of a rocking tune comes from Little Brother Eli, a band from Oxford described as “often bearded”. Facial hair or not, it’s quickly apparent why this band’s growling guitars, danceable beats, electro breakdowns, and contagious pop hooks have caught the attention of both BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 2, as well as countless other tastemaking outlets. Our Kind Of Love is a snarling, smoldering, yet melodically bopping piece that evokes both Arctic Monkeys and early, funky Maroon 5. Little Brother Eli just made an appearance at The Great Escape Festival and they have a handful of other shows planned in the UK this summer. Keep up with the band via their website, here.

May 22, 2018

DEAD2ME wasn’t what I expected to hear from Robokid when I was first afforded a generous preview of the track earlier this month, but I soon found myself marveling over the Los Angeles producer’s versatile talent and the song’s gripping alt sound. We’re witness to an incredible paradigm shift as Robokid captivates us with a superbly catching tune whose pulsing cadence and gritty vocals evoke The Chainsmokers’ recent music, or twentyone pilots and Blink-182 gone electro. The producer explains: 

in this song i was trying 2 capture my feelings when losing touch with friends whether or not it was by choice or beyond control..i hope it makes u feel some type of way.” It’s a rather poignant and familiar topic. Robokid creates an intimate sense of rapport as he takes us on a whirlwind ride with his dashing new alt electro track. Watch the lyric video for DEAD2ME below. The single is available on all major services, here.

May 22, 2018

An impeccable fusion of light and shadow, electronica and pop commands our hearts on bittersweet pop aria Keep Me Up from fast rising starlet Charlotte Lawrence. The melancholic aria walks a delicate line between olivia o’brien’s lissome R&B pop and Billie Eilish’s willowy gusting, dreamy ethereal pop. 

“I write easier about sad emotions,” says Charlotte Lawrence. “I think it’s so cool to have an upbeat song with dark lyrics. If you tap into an emotion then you can write a whole story. No matter what you’re going through it’s important to take risks with music. I never want to play it safe.” Keep Me Up definitely doesn’t play it safe. It’s breathtakingly personal, a pop confession that deals directly with mental health in a frank way. “I’ve always had anxiety,” she explains. “It’s not something we talk about a lot but people are being more open about their mental health. I felt it was important to talk about it in my music and help other people who might be struggling.”

Charlotte, who also recently collaborated with Sasha Sloan and Nina Nesbitt on Psychopath, has prepared two full EPs to drop later this year. Stream/download Keep Me Up, here.

May 22, 2018

Melbourne’s Maribelle has returned with a new single named I’m A Mess Without You. The single marks the singer songwriter’s first new music since her 2016 EP, Overtake, and it features her trademark percussive vocal, a throbbing bassline, and a self-described “body rolling beat”. We roll from shoulder to shoulder to the rhythm of this wonderfully hooking pop treat, which exudes just the perfect amount of spice, sass, and heat. I’m A Mess Without You documents the start of a new relationship and coming to terms with Maribelle’s sexuality. “This song is very personal for me. It’s about me reflecting on being confused about having feelings for a girl for the first time,” she explains.

“I was hiding my feelings for somebody, and hurting them because I wasn’t being honest with myself. It’s actually about my current girlfriend and the early stages of our relationship. I was out in the club one night and had a ‘Days Of Our Lives’ montage of all of our memories together, and just realised what a mess I was being.” Stream/download the 23 year old Filipino-Australian singer songwriter and producer’s new single, here.

May 16, 2018

The moment we watched the music video for G Flip’s first single About You earlier this year, we knew we were witnessing the start of something very special. Georgia Flipo, previously a member of a band named EMPRA and an artist so passionate about music she even teaches music to kids, caused quite a stir with her solo debut, and that momentum continued into SXSW, where she dazzled the masses with her stage presence and multi-instrumental skills. About You was nothing short of glorious live, especially during the drum solo when G Flip herself sat down at the kit and started pounding away. And now, the Australian artist is back with her long awaited second single, Killing My Time, an equally ravishing, similarly hooking alt pop gem with dynamic percussion and impressively captivating vocal calisthenics. The singer songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist delivers hook-filled catchy pop on her follow up to About You. It’s a sharp and resilient summer anthem with effulgent shimmering synths. “The story behind ‘Killing My Time’ revolves around a girl who kept distracting me from making music,“ says G Flip. "It was hard to escape and be productive so I inevitably ended up breaking up with her because I wanted to focus.” Not to be selfish (okay, this is sort of selfish, sorry), but can I say that I’m glad she was able to focus and create new music? There’s no doubt G Flip is on a swift upwards trajectory this year. We can’t wait for her to make her way out to California. Watch the lyric video for Killing My Time below.

May 5, 2018

Client Liaison is back, and we have Flight Facilities to thank for first notifying us of their return on Twitter yesterday. The two projects do seem to share a love for all things disco and everything electro glam, so it’s no big surprise that these two have an Australian bromance. Let’s not forget they’ve teamed up for shows in the past, too. Client Liaison makes a stylish return on Survival In The City, a spacey, funky synthpop number with a whole lot of spicy, brassy pizzazz, doused in wavy nostalgia. The song is the duo’s first since their 2016 debut album Diplomatic Immunity, and hopefully the first of many new ones to come. Survival In The City’s arrival coincides with the launching of a show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia next Wednesday, May 16th in Sydney, where they’ll debut their Client Liaison Deluxe Line Resort 2018 fashion collection for the very first time. The single can be streamed/purchased via all major outlets, here.

May 2, 2018

Lo Lo, an electro-pop artist from Toronto, covers themes of adventure and heartbreak in her music. She more than captures our fancy with a whimsically aerated, buoyant pouncing pop gem named Yours, of which she says: ‘I originally wrote “Yours” as a ballad. Believe it or not, I got dumped on April Fools. At first I cried a lot and ate copious amounts of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, but then I sat down to articulate how I felt, and “Yours” just poured right out of me. I soon realized, however, that it wasn’t one of those sad, slow breakup songs— because it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Instead of being super sad, it’s more like, UGH, this feeling sucks and I wish it wasn’t like this, but it is, and I’ll deal with it the best I can.’ Heartache and ice cream, they go hand in hand, as we well know. And now we have Lo Lo and her bubbly infectious pop song to alleviate the pangs of having our hearts broken, too. Stream/download Yours, here.

May 1, 2018

I just came across new Mass Gothic a short while ago, and I immediately listened to it not once, not twice, but three times (making this the fourth as I’m writing this). That’s how brilliant the band’s new single is. Dark Window, which arrives via a murky lyric video, is nothing short of inky splendorous. Its verdant lushness exudes shades of Arcade Fire, tinted with the opaque bewitchment of Bat For Lashes and perhaps even some of Beach House’s more atmospheric whirring, vigorously unsettled pieces. The husband-wife duo from NY leave me incredibly excited and hopeful for news of a sophomore album with their first song in quite some time. It’s been a couple of years since their eponymous debut album dropped on Sub Pop. Dark Window can be found on Apple Music, here.

April 11, 2018

Los Angeles based band Elle Belle, who we’ve had the honor of premiering music by before and who’s also collaborated with Brooklyn indie pop darlings Lucius in the past, will be releasing their new album No Signal on June 29th via Little Record Company. Elle Belle graces us with a new single from the record. In The Garden, which Elle Belle’s Christopher Pappas says is a song about becoming obsolete, is a sleek strutting yet deeply reflective delight. Elle Belle’s hazy psych pop and wavy synthrock meld into one another alongside the song’s syncopated beats and nimbly plucked strings. Pappas explains: ‘You had a vision there – in nowhere America, and had it disappear to end up in the soil.’ A blue collar worker that’s had his or her job turned over to automation, an artist who wonders if the voice they have is relevant anymore, or seeing someone who has broken your heart move out and move on. It’s about that pain we feel when we’re pushed aside to make room for the new. I think this sentiment within the baby boomer generation fueled the backlash that lead to the Trump victory. I also think it scares impressionable young white men to believe his voice is becoming irrelevant and so he pushes back against POC and women.” His new nine song album works through the stages of a breakup, leading us on an all too familiar journey through heartbreak, betrayal, bargaining, and unanswered questions. No Signal is ultimately an album about breaking up with America and isolation. You can pre-order No Signal digitally or on limited edition vinyl now at Bandcamp or iTunes.

April 5, 2018

The other day, I was wondering when we’d hear from Capital Cities again. The Los Angeles based duo will always have a special place in my heart. Their breakout single Safe and Sound will be an endearing favorite for the rest of my life, and I associate it with so many cherished memories of dancing with friends at countless Capital Cities shows in the past. Just as I was wondering if we’d ever hear from the pair again, they unleash their glam disco and synthpop on us again by unveiling new single My Name Is Mars. It’s as groovalicious and funkalicious as we’d expect from the duo, who’ve also enlisted Los Angeles based rapper Sacha for additional classic West Coast vibes on the track. As usually happens, new music comes with new appearances. Capital Cities will be performing at a slew of festivals this summer. Follow them on their website, here, for updates. Download/stream My Name Is Mars, here.