Posts Tagged ‘TULA’

May 16, 2018
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Beautifully haunting doesn’t even begin to describe Tula’s latest single, Bullet. The Berlin based Swedish songstress offers up some dusky aching electronica and pop after having captivated us with her exceptional voice and exquisite minimalist pop for the past several years. That’s right, the first time we ever featured Tula was well over five years ago, when she riveted us with a now gone for the interwebs performance on Berlin Sessions. Bullet’s sparse soundscape is punctuated by glitchy trembling sonic patterns and trip hop styled percussion, all tied together by Tula’s vocal performance. Its gossamer and opaque production is reminiscent of Marian Hill’s future pop fused with Sevdaliza’s sinuous twisting music. Bullet is a ghostly and near-macabre ballad whose music video is fittingly crepuscular and austere. Watch the film below. 

July 21, 2016
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At first, Tula’s Another Kind Of Red seems delicate but haunting. In fact, its hushed sighing beginnings bring to mind some of Tori Amos’ more intimately enchanting, elegantly fragile ballads. But Tula’s new song breaks into triumphant resounding alt pop as the chorus erupts, evoking both Highasakite and Lykke Li. Another Kind Of Red is an astonishing return for this Swedish artist. The single is the first in a series of three from a close collaboration with influential Swedish producer Klas Åhlund (Robyn, Tove Lo, Katy Perry) over the last year, culminating in an EP to be released this fall. After Another Kind Of Red, I can’t wait to hear the next two singles.

February 28, 2015
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Back to Scandinavia we go, with the expectation, of course, of being utterly bewitched and enchanted. Sure enough, Swedish electronic pop act TULA is spellbinding and haunting on new single River, a song produced by Robyn collaborator Klas Åhlund. Starting out dainty and soft, River slowly builds in power until it soars magnificently with such sweeping emotion. Massive Attack;s influence on TULA’s sound is indeed apparent, but River is also such a lulling, elegant lullaby with hints of Lykke Li solemn poignancy. 

September 26, 2014
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Many, many bands and musicians from all walks of genres have served up covers of Chris Isaak’s eternally sexy and passionate Wicked Games. The latest to join the fray is Tula, a songstress from Berlin who first caught my ears over two years ago. Now a five piece act based in Sweden, they give us a version of Wicked Games that comes at us with a minimalist pop leaning electronic pop approach that’s wonderfully enchanting and bewitching. After much silence, this is a very welcome re-introduction to Tula, and I look foward to whatever originals they have in store for us next.

September 26, 2014
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Many, many bands and musicians from all walks of genres have served up covers of Chris Isaak’s eternally sexy and passionate Wicked Games. The latest to join the fray is Tula, a songstress from Berlin who first caught my ears over two years ago. Now a five piece act based in Sweden, they give us a version of Wicked Games that comes at us with a minimalist pop leaning electronic pop approach that’s wonderfully enchanting and bewitching. After much silence, this is a very welcome re-introduction to Tula, and I look foward to whatever originals they have in store for us next.

Tula on Berlin Sessions

July 14, 2012

Berlin musician Tula (originally from Sweden, big surprise) was featured on Berlin Sessions. The performance of Dragon is fantastic. I’m still in the midst of learning more about her, I’ll see if I can find out more, my dear readers. 😉 For now, check out her soundcloud here. Her folksy and soulful pop sounds extremely good, and she has a wonderful voice. I can definitely hear that Scandinavian sound in her music. I think it’s safe to say she has a bright future ahead, there’s certainly a sizeable audience for her lovely sound.