Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo’

December 19, 2017

I have loved many songs named Tokyo over the years. Just off the top of my head, Dan Croll’s Tokyo and Imagine Dragon’s early song of the same name come to mind. Now, we can add Little Rock, Arkansas duo joan to that list too. The pair sweep us back off our feet with more of their fleecy velutinous synthpop and scarlet grooving R&B pop on Tokyo, an 80s and 90s inspired buttery ballad that follows on the success of prior singles ‘take me on’ and ‘love somebody like you’. Tokyo’s lush foliage and flushed heat pair St. Lucia’s verdant resplendence with the suave glissade of Great Good Fine OK. For more of joan’s nostalgic pop, visit their Soundcloud, here. 2017 brought us three remarkable excursions with this pair. We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings us. joan will be playing three shows in early January in Nashville, Columbus, and Pittsburgh. Keep up with the band on Facebook, here.

October 31, 2017

Mystery abounds as an enigmatic new project who goes by the name of Annaland makes a striking entrance with dusky haunting, celestial burbling electronica and future pop on Tokyo. Whether this is a singer songwriter project, or a producer and a singer songwriter group, I really have no idea, though I’m guessing it’s the latter. What I do know is that this song, Tokyo, is quite the exquisite spellbinder, dripping with bittersweet emotion and pulsing with vitalic spryness. You can also take the debut for a spin on Spotify, here.

September 13, 2017

The one time I visited Tokyo, it was a whirlwind trip. I was only there a few days, but what I tasted was magical. We get a huge whiff of magic on Luna Shadows’ Tokyo, too. The Los Angeles based chanteuse casts a beautiful spell on us with her coruscant electro pop and her winsome voice on the glittering track, evoking the vibrancy of cherry blossoms and a luminescent city in the process. For all its celestial vivacity, there’s a bittersweet uncertainty and a precarious nature to its intriguing allure.  On co-writing and co-production duties is The Naked and Famous’ Thom Powers, and the song’s gorgeous artwork was designed in conjunction with Brad Hale of Now, Now and Sombear. If you missed out on Luna Shadows’ exquisite debut EP, Summertime, which captured the heart (or heartbreak) of another city I love, Los Angeles, you can stream the release on Soundcloud, here. Tokyo is out on iTunes, here.

August 10, 2017

Tokyo is no new Lianne La Havas tune. In fact, it’s an utterly divine R&B soul lullaby from the celebrated British artist’s 2015 album, Blood. But now that Lianne La Havas has shared a new official video for the classy gem, we’re going to have to dive back into its jazzy elegant sashays and funk inflected nocturnal groove. Lianne La Havas perfectly captures a late night in cosmopolitan Tokyo with her song, and it’s always a magnificent treat to listen to her gorgeous voice, which we’ve been a fan of since before IHM existed. You can grab this chic stylish tune from iTunes, here.

July 30, 2017

It’s back to the diverse music wonderland of Nashville we go as sibling duo Truitt steals our hearts away with a dreamy new electro and future pop single named Tokyo. Brett and Brigetta enlisted the production prowess of Light House on the synth shimmering, glossy flickering dalliance. Truitt shares of their song: “‘Tokyo’ is a representation of an exotic and vibrant experience you could share with someone, but being overwhelmed with logistics. We had a few different versions of the track, but when we heard Light House’s interpretation of it, the song came to life and gave us that euphoric feeling we wanted people to feel when we wrote the lyrics.” Tokyo’s youthful euphoria and wide eyed wonder is certainly contagious. I can only imagine how splendid it would be to listen to the song while walking the brightly lit streets of Shinjuku late into the night. Stream or purchase Truitt’s enthralling new single, here.

July 24, 2017

Last Friday, British singer songwriter Dan Croll released his sophomore album Emerging Adulthood, more than three years after he won our hearts over with his debut full length, Sweet Disarray. He’s shared a bevy of new gems off the album on his Soundcloud alongside the singles we’ve previously shared. Out of these new songs comes this synth propellant, robust glistening alt pop anthem Tokyo. Dan Croll is a chameleon when it comes to music, and it’s no more apparent than in the various offerings he’s given us for his second album. You can purchase Emerging Adulthood, here.

June 28, 2017

The hype surrounding Toyko continues to grow, and deservedly so, too. The pair from Los Angeles, who were formerly known as Tokyo when we first picked up on their talent, are back with a new one as dreamy enchanting and sleekly hooking as ever named Beautiful. ODESZA’s pastel effervescence meets the earthy dance charm of the likes of Milky Chance or Coleman Hell, all topped off with the molten sheen of Toyko’s breathy skimming vocals. Beautiful follows on the success of prior single You Do, which hit number one on Hype Machine’s popular chart. You can snag Beautiufl from iTunes, here. Re-visit Toyko’s growing list of stellar singles on Soundcloud, here, all of which we’ve shared with endless zeal in the past.

May 20, 2017

you do.’ is the second single this sensational Los Angeles pair has unleashed on us since switching their name to Toyko from Tokyo, but it’s the fourth enthralling synth/alt pop aria they’ve given us in total. You don’t go four for four by luck. It’s glaringly obvious that Toyko is one of the most exciting projects to emerge out of Los Angeles this year (and there really is an endless stream of competition coming from that city, as we all know). ‘you do.’ is a genre crushing ballad on which Toyko’s breathy vocals and the song’s luminous swelling electronic production combine for an emotionally charged effect. Though pastel crisp and feathery sleek, ‘you do.’ also feels raw and earnest. It’s no wonder Toyko themselves have tagged the track “mood pop”.  You can purchase Toyko’s latest single from iTunes, here. Re-visit their prior singles on Soundcloud, here.

April 13, 2017

Los Angeles alt pop newcomer Toyko threw us a fast one today when he changed his name to Toyko. For a brief moment, I panicked. Had I gotten his name wrong all this time? Did I spell it incorrectly in all prior features? But from the looks of it, my eyes hadn’t played any tricks on me, and this is one of those clever name changes that makes the artist stand out even more, as if he needs to after giving us songs like Ghost Pepper and Stronger Love. Toyko returns under his new moniker to spellbind us with a surreal and dreamy form of mellifluous pop on Like What I Like. The unique concoction is akin to a fusion of Bipolar Sunshine, Bleachers, and Yoke Lore. It swells and surges organically, surrounding us with its luscious pastels. In a few short months, Toyko has given us three stellar singles. I can’t wait to see, or hear, where this is all heading. Re-visit prior songs on Soundcloud, here.

March 5, 2017

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