Posts Tagged ‘Words’

December 12, 2017
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When ‘words’ fail us, music helps us to connect and express the deepest desires and troubling sorrows of our hearts. Floridian indie electronic project LANNDS, aka Rania Woodard, captivates us with an impassioned and moody new single named Words. Its a dramatically haunting tapestry etched with dark rumbling electro pop and icy atmospheric electronica. Words is a soul searching, somberly introspective dose of poignant yet euphoric hypnosis, on which Rania’s voice flies high above an umbral soundscape. You can also stream the stunning new single via Spotify/Apple, here.

June 12, 2017

We’ve been eagerly awaiting our chance to share this debut and its video for what feels like an eternity. 18 year old Dutch newcomer Naaz won my heart with her sassy yet sweet voice and her first single Words straightaway, but the release date for Words’ video was pushed back, and we had to wait, excruciating as it was. The talented artist wrote and produced Words in her bedroom studio. The svelte, elegant R&B infused pop she’s crafted all on her own, and delivered so flawlessly, make it hard to believe this is only her first release. Words is like Sigrid gone NAO. It has that gutsy snappiness, yet it’s also sensually teasing and soulfully alluring. The video for Words is quite the vibrant captivating watch, too. Naaz will be releasing a debut EP named Bits of Naaz later this year. We’re ready for those bits, after falling for this not so bitty bit. Download/stream Words, here.

June 6, 2017
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You might recall that we shared a spellbinding demo named Words earlier this year from a Danish act named School of X. The man behind that project, Rasmus Littauer, who also drums for both Major Lazer and MØ, has released an official version of the captivating treat. The official single once again leaves me in a blissful daze with its tipsy synths, scattered beats, and rickety drums. The strange thing about Words is it seems dark and murky, yet bright and misty, all at the same time. I suppose we can chalk it up to those creative Danes, who seem to have a knack for melding contrasting sounds flawlessly in their music. Words’ alt pop is imbued with slinky alt R&B then topped off with gritty electronica and hints of darkwave & trip hop, kind of like The Neighborhood fused with LISS and some Years & Years, then dusted off with a pinch of TR/ST and a sprinkle of Flume. School of X’s sound is fascinating, and we hope we’ll get to hear more from him soon.

February 9, 2017
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Rasmus Littauer, who drums for both Major Lazer and MØ, is here to “school” us in the art of music with his new project School of X. He makes his debut with Words, a magnificent first electro and alt offering that starts out as a meticulous slow burner. Rasmus’ svelte vocals entrance for well over a minute before a head nodding beat kicks in to further engage us. There’s no denying the allure of the Danish project’s rickety drums, sleek strings, and tipsy synths. It’s a sublime daze that I find myself in for close to four minutes long as School of X makes an indelible impression with his first song. 

June 28, 2016
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I can’t help but be drawn to Ontario alt and indie rock band Basement Revolver. Their new song, Words, is an emotive beauty with crunchy scuzzing guitar, a wistful lilting melody, and much lulling vocals. Though Words is a rather disconsolately introspective number, it’s also perky sweeping and softly luminescent. Lead singer Chrisy Hurn explains that the song was written during her last semester of university, when she lived downtown and school was up the mountain and somewhat inaccessible by bus. Impressively enough, she was writing her honors psych thesis at the time, alongside many other papers, and it all started to feel meaningless to her. As the song’s lyrics go, words are just words. She explains that: “they can be stringed together to form something powerful but without context they become as mundane and uncontrollable as one’s commute to and from school. Similarly, a paper is just a paper, a degree is just a degree, and there is so much more to life than the plans and the empires that we build for ourselves”. Whoa, aside from laying it on thick and honest, this is certainly something I understand, having written a thesis and obtained degrees I don’t even use today while in college and graduate school. Basement Revolver will be releasing their self titled debut EP on July 15th, and you can be sure I’ll be waiting for it. Pre-order from iTunes.

July 15, 2015
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I was just scrolling through Netflix instant videos last night, since I pay for a subscription monthly and rarely utilize it (and should). And I was amazed at the sheer amount of shows and documentaries that are solely Netflix projects. Next Friday, Netflix will be showcasing a brand new documentary named Tig about a comedian named Tig Notaro. Apparently, these Netflix projects boast some fantastic music, because Jersey folk rock sensation Sharon Van Etten has offered up a new original gem for Tig’s closing credits. Words is a delicate, wistful beauty, one that’s far more ambient and synthy than I expected from her. Simply stated, bittersweet Words is hauntingly gorgeous. Its bittersweet, dark edge and hint of off kilter melody reminds me of emerging act Breakfast’s music more than some of Sharon’s more folksy tunes.

September 11, 2014
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting for new material to surface from Australian electronic act The Kite String Tangle. It may have only been months, but I swear that time stood still in the interim. I’ve been a huge fan ever since I heard Given The Chance a year ago, which reminded me of a more atmospheric and electronic Bastille. Big thanks to Mr. Suicide Sheep for premiering this new tune, Words, several days ago. As expected, it’s a slow burning, poignant beauty with some very cinematic outbursts of emotional sound. TKST does ambient, moving electronic music so well. I can’t wait for them to pick up more in the states, so I can catch them live. If you, by some HUGE oversight, missed Given The Chance, here’s that chance… listen below.

September 11, 2014
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting for new material to surface from Australian electronic act The Kite String Tangle. It may have only been months, but I swear that time stood still in the interim. I’ve been a huge fan ever since I heard Given The Chance a year ago, which reminded me of a more atmospheric and electronic Bastille. Big thanks to Mr. Suicide Sheep for premiering this new tune, Words, several days ago. As expected, it’s a slow burning, poignant beauty with some very cinematic outbursts of emotional sound. TKST does ambient, moving electronic music so well. I can’t wait for them to pick up more in the states, so I can catch them live. If you, by some HUGE oversight, missed Given The Chance, here’s that chance… listen below.

Skylar Grey’s Buried Sessions

December 26, 2011

It’s been awhile since I’ve listened to or shared any material from Skylar Grey, but over the weekend, she posted a couple of recordings from a set she titled “The Buried Sessions of Skylar Grey”. For those that doubt the beauty of her voice and her songwriting ability due to her mainstream hip hop collaborations, here’s proof for you otherwise. The talented musician has been in the scene for a very long time, writing some of the most popular music of the past few years, collaborating with the likes of Fort Minor (Linkin Park), Eminem, Lupe, you name it. Her early work was under the name Holly Brook. Now she’s finally getting the limelight she deserves. Here’s the Buried Sessions versions of Coming Home Pt II and Words. Her voice is crystal clear and the songs are so pretty.