Your weekly round-up of the best new releases and emerging artists from the past week. Featuring new music from Sarah Close, Bjork and Lorde.
Sarah Close: Only You
Not letting this current surge of momentum since her EP dropped stop her, Sarah Close shares a very intimate offering, Only You. Depicting the feelings you feel when ending a relationship, the lyrics and her incredible voice are the main focus, with some help from this breathtaking EDM drizzled production.
Rae Morris: Do It
Rae Morris’ Do It is the audio equivalent to having a nice breath of fresh air hit you. This track exudes life from the second this catchy dream-pop number is played, focusing in on complex, electronic additions. This track will leave you singing “Do it, do it, do it do it, do it, do it” all day long and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Hannah Jane Lewis: Raincheck
Moving to Florida at just 14, becoming influenced by the likes of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, Hannah Jane Lewis knows the ins and outs of pop music, she’s credible and that’s more than obvious on Raincheck. This uplifting banger injects you with happiness with it’s EDM synth backbone and that signature pop “Hey!”, what more could you need?
Bjork: The Gate
Bjork’s new single is just as stunning as its predecessor, Vulnicura. Focusing on the rediscovery of love, the Icelandic singer pours her heart out in 6 minutes of ambient beauty. The layered vocals and the way she repeatedly cries out “I care for you, care for you” is the perfect blend of intimacy and fear.
Galantis ft. ROZES: Girls On Boys
Galantis and ROZES have teamed up on this EDM anthem that we all can relate to. Getting trashed with friends to realise that that one person who hurt you doesn’t matter, and it all starts with girls on boys… or girls on girls. This EMD driven track will be one that will be heard a lot very soon.
Jessie Ware: Alone
Following up stunning tracks Midnight and Selfish Love, Jessie Ware’s Alone is a raw declaration of love. The harmonies leading into that dazzling chorus can’t be faulted. This contemporary number provides a narrative full of emotion and honesty. Another promising offering from the upcoming album, Glasshouse.
Lorde: Homemade Dynamite (Remix)
Lorde this week gave us a reinvented version of the airy synth fueled Homemade Dynamite, with a little help from friends Khalid, SZA and Post Malone. With each feature presenting a unique verse and their take on that infectious hook, offering us different peoples perspectives at this infamous Kiwi party narrated throughout her album. You know this track is awesome, right?