Your weekly round-up of the best new releases and emerging artists from the past week. Featuring the return of our favourite trio, the arrival of your new favourite trio and lots of Lorde vibes…
London Grammar: Big Picture
Big Picture seems an apt title for the returning dreamy-trio’s latest single, given the cinematography and overall emotional punch on the accompanying video has been whacked up to full throttle. With Jon Hopkins on production duties, Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman loom ever closer to one of 2017’s biggest returns. We couldn’t be happier!
Maggie Rogers: On + Off
This track has been out a little while now, though the video alone is more than enough to land itself as one of the highlights of the week. Entirely one shot throughout, the Lorde vibes that Rogers exudes will easily tire you over until the Kiwi pop queen decides to make a comeback, whilst On + Off finds us watching an artist who’s 2017 is looking to set that of Lorde’s breakout 2013.
MUNA: If U Love Me Now
There is no doubt that MUNA are on the cusp of great things. They recently released their debut full length, with stand-out If U Love Me Now shining through the enormous ‘banger’ moments of Loudspeaker and Crying On The Bathroom Floor as the record’s slow-dance moment. Behold, your new favourite band.
Sälen: Heartbreak Diet
Sälen’s latest effort Heartbreak Diet savours the final moments of a dying relationship in a way that makes the entire situation somewhat enjoyable. Vocalist Ellie Kamio croons: “I am done with sticky people, they’re too hard to pick out my teeth” over glossy production, signalling great things from a trio we don’t know all that much about. Pop at its finest.
Louis The Child ft. ELOHIM: Love Is Alive
Our own one to watch, ELOHIM provides the vocals for production duo Louis The Child’s latest single, her signature whisper-like melodies over soothing, rolling bass. With a refrain like “I just wanna go where love is alive,” it’s hard not to see the necessity of this track, given the political events unfolding this week…
Betty Who: Some Kinda Wonderful
Following the success of her Troye Sivan collaboration Heaven, her I Love You Always Forever cover and album teasing with Human Touch, Betty Who launches herself back into the limelight with Some Kinda Wonderful. The track sounds like the comeback we really wanted from Fergie and is probably the most upbeat song you’ll hear all year.