Posts Tagged ‘sea’

April 19, 2018

Let’s stick around Norway for a moment and bask in the glacial beauty of Ina Wroldsen’s Sea, a taste from the singer songwriter’s new four track EP HEX, to be released on June 15th. The EP is described as deeply personal, and it features collaborations with some of today’s most forward-thinking producers, too, including Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Charli XCX), Edvard Erfjord (Little Mix), newcomer Olav Tronsmoen and George Reid (of AlunaGeorge). Her willowy, lithesome voice is utterly enchanting on the dark atmospheric, snowy ethereal song, which re-envisions The Nøkken, a Norwegian folklore tale about a lethal immortal water spirit who makes deadly contact with unsuspecting humans who can cross its path. If I were sailing the seas and heard Ina Wroldsen, I’d be drawn to her like sailors drawn to a siren. I might even face lethal immortal water spirits to get there, after all, the reward would be well worth the danger. Ina Wroldsen is also responsible for some of the biggest pop songs of the past two decades, including smash hits from Calvin Harris and Clean Bandit, as well as recent chart topping track Breathe, with Jax Jones. She’s already a huge star back home in Norway, and she’s poised to conquer the world with her exquisite voice and mystical pop. The video for Sea is a riveting visual treat that complements the song’s frosty grace and elegance. You can find the single on all major platforms, here.

December 21, 2017

Celebrated future bass pioneer and influential chill trap trailblazer Harley Streten, better known as Australian production luminary Flume, has teamed up with Greenpeace to reveal some unreleased music. He provides a brilliant instrumental soundtrack to Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s stunning underwater visuals, giving us a glimpse at the horrible effects of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. Flume’s percussive resplendence and pivoting synths embellishes this signaturely compelling piece, whilst Greenpeace’s video is both wondrously beautiful and devastatingly sad. You can sign a petition, here, in support of protecting the reef. 

October 31, 2012
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I first caught wind of Roosevelt due to Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ post about the German producer. The man will be touring in support of TEED on tour. The only song I found at the time to listen to was Sea, and it was a very light, airy, upbeat electropop track that I liked right away. The synthpop got my feet tapping. Today, I realized another track is streaming on Roosevelt’s soundcloud. Soleil is the accompanying relaxed track on the Sea single. Stream it above, and check out the bright and summery single Sea again below. I’m digging the laid back sound.

Ugh having issues with the audio above, so if you can’t get Soleil to play above, play it here instead:

October 31, 2012
?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

I first caught wind of Roosevelt due to Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ post about the German producer. The man will be touring in support of TEED on tour. The only song I found at the time to listen to was Sea, and it was a very light, airy, upbeat electropop track that I liked right away. The synthpop got my feet tapping. Today, I realized another track is streaming on Roosevelt’s soundcloud. Soleil is the accompanying relaxed track on the Sea single. Stream it above, and check out the bright and summery single Sea again below. I’m digging the laid back sound.

Ugh having issues with the audio above, so if you can’t get Soleil to play above, play it here instead:

OFFICIAL VID: Freelance Whales – Spitting Image

October 12, 2012

Brooklyn indie pop band Freelance Whales’ new album Diluvia came out two days ago, and today, the single Spitting Image has a companion video. It’s a cinematic one showing the band doing research into the deep sea. There’s something very… James Cameron about it. I’ve noticed that they seem to have dropped that Elvis Costello look that some of them were sporting throughout all the hubbub over debut album Weathervanes. Just look at the photo above, they look like a different set of people! Did they change stylists? I’d love to see them do acoustic renditions of some of these tunes, as they come off VERY differently acoustic versus the much synthier album cuts of their songs. I’m waiting for my pre-order of the sophomore album and am eager to see how their sound has evolved since the first disc and the buzz they created at SXSW 2010. 

OFFICIAL VID: Freelance Whales – Spitting Image

October 12, 2012

Brooklyn indie pop band Freelance Whales’ new album Diluvia came out two days ago, and today, the single Spitting Image has a companion video. It’s a cinematic one showing the band doing research into the deep sea. There’s something very… James Cameron about it. I’ve noticed that they seem to have dropped that Elvis Costello look that some of them were sporting throughout all the hubbub over debut album Weathervanes. Just look at the photo above, they look like a different set of people! Did they change stylists? I’d love to see them do acoustic renditions of some of these tunes, as they come off VERY differently acoustic versus the much synthier album cuts of their songs. I’m waiting for my pre-order of the sophomore album and am eager to see how their sound has evolved since the first disc and the buzz they created at SXSW 2010.