Dal 2020 This Is Pop? è anche un blog musicale che tiene d’occhio i nuovi artisti e riscopre gemme preziose dal passato.
Since 2020 This Is Pop? is also a music blog that keeps an eye on new artists and rediscovers precious gems from the past.
Amplitudes is a cultural collective, a mixture of energies and influences coming together to offer events in its image and determined to perpetuate a guide in the service of love, music and dance. Enjoy this great tune!
Half Asian and half Latinx. Two sisters, a cousin, and their close friend. The Linda Lindas channel the spirit of original punk, power pop, and new wave through today’s ears, eyes, and minds. Mila (10), Eloise (13), Lucia (14), and Bela (16) first played together as part of Kristin Kontrol’s pickup band of inexperienced kidsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Linda Lindas – Oh!”
At the end of August, Deep States will be the third album of the mixed bag that calls itself Tropical Fuck Storm. The Australian band gave us another anticipation of it with the single New Romeo Agent. Enjoy it!
Munya began playing classical piano at the age of 4 until her teenage years where she began performing and studying opera and classical vocal techniques. She slowly honed her voice and learned to become a Coloratura and qualified for several competitions, including “Canimex Canadian music competition” at the age of 16. She then paused herContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Munya – Pour Toi”
Naesh is a Berlin based indie pop & rock newcomer quartet. Here’s what they say about their new single, One World: «If this song was a drink, it would probably be a fruity sparkling aperitif for the start of a warm summer evening! Our ingredients for this musical refreshment are Indie & International Pop, withContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Naesh – One World”
They are Treeboy & Arc from Leeds, they released a single through Speedy Wunderground. That was also from 2019 and in the meantime a lot has happened in the world. The fivesome took their time to work on new music and now it’s finally here. On August 6, Life Preserver, the first EP by theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Treeboy & Arc – Role Models”
Los Angeles artist Sherwyn released a new beautiful song. Here’s how he describes it: «I wrote this about staying comfortable being alone and taking some time to just think and not express yourself to the outside world. I always think that when I get time to myself and go to a destination for it, IContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Sherwyn – Thought Of It”
Gabriele is the singer and lyricist, he plays guitar and piano, Mattia is the producer, he plays guitars and synths and he gets along well with the drums even though he never wants to admit it. Their music is influenced by a strong neoclassical and electronic component but also by the world of pop andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Kindred Connection – Some Kind of Dream”
Martina was born in Catanzaro (It). She has been passionate about music from an early age, starting a constant study of the guitar. She continues her passion singing with his father, until she moves to Turin for her studies where, between a book and the guitar, she dedicates herself to street singing. Here’s Vitriolvm, enjoy!
The Freaky Buds were formed in Nantes in 2018 in an obvious way. Max, Thomas and Hugo get together to play the Blues which has always been close to their bodies.The desire to write and make a contribution to the edifice of this music that animates them is as compelling as the desire to performContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Freaky Buds – Way Too Wild”
Super Inertia is the newly released single from the Porto-based group and is the first taste of their incoming fifth album, Superinertia, which is due out Sep 10th on Fuzz Club Records. 10 000 Russos deal in an all-consuming motorik sound that falls somewhere between notable influences Neu!, Spacemen 3 and The Fall, by wayContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: 10000 Russos – Super Inertia”
Itzama is the bromance of two childhood friends for 5 years stranded somewhere between 1970 and 2040. Here’s their single Senteur & Parfum, enjoy!
Let’s go to Chile where the Volcanes published their first single Destellos (Sparkles), a nice tune that’s the best way to start their musical journey. Wishing them good luck, enjoy the song!
Esther Maud takes pictures and makes videos. But especially she writes, and records her texts in the form of vocal notes, and little by little, these turn into melodies, then in songs. These almost naked songs, a cappella, she sends them to the four corners of France, because not so mucha musician herself, she seeksContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Esther Maud – Etranger Solitaire”
Cool Heat is a lo-fi artist hailing from Chicago. Started in 2019 it is the solo project of musician and photographer Eden Sierotnik, formerly a member of the now defunct dream pop outfit Color Card. The music is a blend of post-rock and dream pop with an emphasis on hazy soundscapes and shimmering guitars. Here’sContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Cool Heat – Home”
North Holland singer and producer Annna shared this cool single about the important theme of our planet’s rising temperatures. Enjoy this summer pearl titled Sunburn!
Berlin-based trio Partefacts is the confetti on your rug, the balloon lingering halfway up your wall. A psychedelic collage of noisy synths, cosmic disco and interlocking vocals, arranged and rearranged until it satisfies our lust for pop. Here’s their sparkling single Time Travel, enjoy!
Shae Brock was born and raised in Arizona, and her state’s limitless landscape of desert and mountain has worked its way deep into her songwriting. There’s a self-made world of story, color and sound in every piece of music she creates – a process she describes in almost mystical tones: «I can become different songsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Shae Brock – Better Tonight”
With a style that combines Soccer Mommy’s 90’s alternative musical packaging and Big Thief’s diaristic alt-folk lyrical storytelling, Glasgow-based 3 piece Teose produce a chimerical blend of new wave, dream pop, and grunge. Fronted by writer/producer Melissa Brisbane, Teose have been quietly recording and self-releasing a series of Diy recordings while the world was onContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Teose – Oh”
Hiatus Kaiyote released a new single titled Chivalry Is Not Dead, it’s the third song from the art-pop new album Mood Valiant. Here’s what the band’s Nai Palm said about it: «After we did Choose Your Weapon, we had to make radio edits of our songs, and all of our shit is like 6 orContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Hiatus Kaiyote – Chivalry Is Not Dead”
The psychedelic soul of Shayhan’s Godspeed has technically been six years in the making — since a tumultuous breakup led the Seattle singer-producer to write Serenity — but the true heritage of its unique, kaleidoscopic sound dates back decades. Growing up on classic rock and fusion jazz from the ‘60s and ‘70s, Shayhan and his co-producerContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Shayhan – Godspeed”
British artist Zuzu released this great tune, here’s how she introduces it: «This song is about what could have been. Meeting someone you have an instant connection with, but the timing was never right. It’s about those lonely late nights / early mornings when the sun is rising and that person creeps into your mind.»Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Zuzu – Timing”
On August 27th 2021, The Third Sound will release their fifth album First Light on Fuzz Club Records. Dealing in a hypnotic blend of neo-psychedelia, post-punk and new wave, The Third Sound is a Berlin-based band led by the Icelandic musician Hákon Aðalsteinsson, who is the guitarist in Brian Jonestown Massacre and formerly played inContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Third Sound – Your Love Is Evol”
Teasdale and Hester Chambers found themselves at the summit of a Ferris wheel. They decided to start a band. The band is called Wet Leg. Arming themselves with guitars, a penchant for French disco, effervescent imaginations and a shared love of the The Ronettes and Jane Birkin, through to Ty Segall and Bjork, they setContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Wet Leg – Chaise Longue”
Bring Me Back is a song of redemption and getting back to the self. After more than a year of uncertainty, often without the comfort of those we love, turning back to our passions can be the only way to feel a sense of who we are. For 21 year-old Elishéva, who experienced massive amountsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Elishéva – Bring Me Back”
Ride The Wave is The Awkward’s latest release, a group of friends that are bringing the form of a synth-driven 80’s sound, dressed in a modern indie jacket. Here’s what they say about the song: «This is an uplifting, retro yet modern feeling, synth pop song that shows the light at the end of theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Awkward – Ride The Wave”
Saint Joan, the artist formerly known as Fontaine, has been writing and recording music for the last twenty years. Eighteen of those years she spent in Los Angeles, working as a bartender on the Sunset strip, earning enough money to record and release her fairly successful first album, the Chemistry Between Us. She recently returnedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Saint Joan – Gold”
Far from a classic Afrobeat band, the collective emerged from the musical idea of three artists who already had the opportunity to make themselves known to the public and critics under the name Whitey Brownie: Alessandro Trani (drums), Micol Touadi (vocals) and Alessandro Pollio (keyboards). In the collective, in addition to the core, the musicalContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Karamu Afro Collective – Take Me Away”
Helium is the new single by Alexandra Alden, just as her spring in Rotterdam ends and our much anticipated Maltese summer is on the horizon. Helium is an invitation from Alden into the ramblings and ideas that float in her creative mind. It is about viewing the world from different perspectives, and of becoming awareContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Alexandra Alden – Helium”
A follow up to her second Radio 6 Music and Bbc Introducing-supported single My Sun, The Pain Will Set Me Free is Roleplay’s upbeat ode to a love story doomed from the start. With her signature blend of lush vocal harmonies and pulsing bass lines, this single showcases Roleplay’s most ‘classic pop’ credentials yet. CinematicContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Roleplay – The Pain Will Set Me Free”
Born and raised in the Austrian mountains, Lea G first fell in love with music aged 6 singing in her school choir. Spending a year in England at 16 as an exchange student cemented her love for music and made her discover her passion for performing and co-writing. She later released her debut single TiredContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Lea G – Midyouth Crisis”
Experimental Vicenza pop duo Trust The Mask released this beautiful single. It’s a project born in early March 2020, at the dawn of the lockdown, and continued at a distance until the past Summer, when Elisa and Vittoria met in the studio to record this debut. Here’s what the duo said about the song: «SolsticeContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Trust The Mask – Solstice Ritual”
Yesterday Park, is the new album from Island and it will be out June 25 via Frenchkiss Records. The London band released Young Days, a bittwersweet Ashcroftian song that will conquer you. Vocalist Rollo Doherty says about it: «Our lifestyles are driving the planet towards what feels like an inevitable future, and not being ableContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Island – Young Days”
Hailing from Malmo, at the southern tip of Sweden, Peach Baby first met more than 700km away – while completing a one-year course in ssongwriting at a folk high school in the city of Bollnäs. All singers and all with ideas of their own, Moa McAllister, Elenoor Rovers and Judith Stocks came together with a shared vision: toContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Peach Baby – Velvet”
Brooklyn dream-psych duo Corbu have teamed up with one of their heroes, Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin. The result is Lost & Found, here’s what Jonathan Graves of the band states: «I wrote the chorus to myself, based on my experience of being adopted at 4 months old. I was kind of messed up and couldn’t calm myself down, and I realizedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Corbu, Jimi Goodwin – Lost & Found”
Having won both National and International awards, the Pune based collective have performed extensively across diverse spaces, from small intimate cafes to major music festivals in the country. Easy Wanderlings were one of the few bands from around the world invited to perform at the SXSW festival 2020 in Austin. In Jan 2020, they wereContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Easy Wanderlings – Makin’ My Move”
In collaboration with the Swedish music producer duo Roots in a Jar, Juliette Ashby creates bubbling magic in the form of appealing reggae songs with a nice vintage sound. The guest artists Aleks Syntek (Judge in The Voice, Mexico), Carmen Pierri (winner of The Voice, Italy) and Daniel Lemma (Swedish gold-selling artist) make the songContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Juliette Ashby and Carmen Pierri – Why”
London-based indie-electro-pop trio released Two Sevens, the title track from their eponymous mini-album, available for digital download. Here’s how they present the band: «We share a love of ’80s/90s tinged music. Sonya is also an actor and dancer with screen credits galore. Songwriter Matthew has collaborated with Stuart Moxham (Young Marble Giants), Daisy Chute, &Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Two Sevens – Two Sevens”
Jaand’s debut single Young Love is closely interwoven with a gentleness that sets her apart both as an artist and as a person. The result is a song of young love, and a journey into the unknown. Jaand takes a calm and relaxed approach to the creative process, with everything reduced to a minimum. TheContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Jaand – Young Love”
The Drums have not returned to enjoy the dazzling aura of indie darlings that enveloped everything they dispatched in their early days. Especially when they unveiled the mini Lp Summertime!, their very early peak: however they get, they never sounded fresher, magnetic and exciting. Their entire discography reserves moments of interest, including Brutalism. Enjoye WhenContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Drums – When I Come Home”
Created in Marrakech in 2018, Bab L’ Bluz was born from the dream of propelling Guembri (the Gnawa’s Guitar) on the international music scene of contemporary music. A true tribute to the inexhaustible roots of Gnawa culture, irresistibly Psyche, undeniably Blues, bottle-fed at Funk, Bab L’ Bluz is a true intercontinental meeting point and here’sContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Bab L’ Bluz – El Gamra”
Connie Constance released this fuzzy single, here’s how the London-based artist describes it: «Costa del Margate, the honeymoon phase that you hope lasts forever. The race to the beach to create those nostalgic British summer memories. Of fish and chips and £2 99p ice creams. With our patchy good weather and all of sudden soContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Connie Constance – Costa del Margante”
New York-based newcomer Binki released this great tune, here’s how he describes it: «Clay Pigeon is a song about vulnerability. A clay pigeon is someone I want to open up to me or invest time in, but I’m not willing to do the same. I wanna play along but I got no skin in theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Binki – Clay Pigeon”
London based singer/songwriter Oli returns with her first single for 2021. The gorgeous and reflective Think About It. The song arrives with a tenderhearted video, featuring real life home-movies of the artist growing up. The song was recorded in 2020, and its easy mid-tempo pop beats will provide a soothing balm to everyone who’s experiencedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Oli – Think About It”
Simply calling Curtis Harding a “soul man” feels reductive. Harding’s voice conveys pain, pleasure, longing, tenderness, sadness and strength—a full gamut of emotions. Today his voice takes on an optimistic lilt in his new single Hopeful. Directed by photojournalist Lynsey Weatherspoon, the song’s accompanying black and white video was filmed in the West End ofContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Curtis Harding – Hopeful”
The highly anticipated new Cosmo album La Terza Estate dell’Amore is finally out for 42 Records. The artist breaks the silence of this season without music and bursts into the streets of our cities by surprise with its programmatic, artistic and political manifesto and new music, evoking the revolutionary vibrations of the Summer of loveContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Cosmo – Antipop”
Emerging act from Canada Happy Pill released a new single titled Happy. His bittersweet dream-pop will envelope you so press play and enjoy!
After the first albums in English, Veive Cura changes course passing to Italian with the singles Mantra Rosso (in collaboration with Sabadì), Bipolare and Generiche Domande, the latter born from a routine afternoon in the call center in which Davide works and comes from a phrase heard in passing by a colleague who creeps intoContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Veive Cura – Generiche Domande”
Nina Roue is a Cologne based multimedia poet and she released her second single Forgetting Fire which the Song of the Day that opens this week here at This Is Pop?. Enjoy the song and don’t forget to dig our playlists!
Ryan Marshall Lawhon and Taylor Lawhon this week announced that their album Songs for the Morning Times and Evening Times will be out Aug. 27. It will fulfill Mating Ritual’s goal of releasing five records in five years! Old Disco is the single that anticipates the album, the band said about it: «[It’s] about feelingContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Mating Ritual – Old Disco”
When all else fails, you’ve got to start anew. You’ve got to destroy what was to mold what’s to come. New Bleach is the new indie-pop project from two members of renowned Francophone rock band Caravane. Dominic Pelletier and Raphaël Potvin wished to explore new sonic territories and creating music that feels current, but intimate.Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: New Bleach – Night”
Modì is an Italian singer-songwriter, living in Rome. Between 2009 and 2017 he released three albums. His latest work is Tsunami (May 2021), produced by Fabrizio Massara (former member of Italian cult retro band Baustelle). Tsunami is inspired by the multicultural stories of the artist’s neighbourhood and from late ’70s/early ’80s kaleidoscopic sounds. Here’s hisContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Modì – Il segreto del mattino”
Glass Town is an independent rock band, born in Paris in 2019 from a shared fascination with raw post-punk energy and the aesthetics of sixties movies. A smooth and melodic rhythm section, two sharp and energetic guitars, two complementary voices and numerous charming backing vocals that make us travel through atmospheres ranging from tense noirContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Glass Town – Nameless”
Staircase Paradox is an indie-pop band based in France. Songs range from euphoria to melancholy, in a hybrid style between dream pop, indie rock & shoegaze. Here’s their single Desktop Exodus, enjoy!
New Jersey indie/alt rock band The Spins have shared another taste of their forthcoming debut album with a new single. They descrive Vibe Police as «A feel-good song about not taking life too seriously and surrounding yourself with people who build you up and make you feel good about yourself and encouraging others to doContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Spins – Vibe Police”
When Jonas, Bo and Magnus found themselves in a basement in Stuttgart, Germany it just clicked between them: Jon’s voice, Bo’s guitar sounds, Mag’s drumming – with this energy already there that makes you wonder how a three-piece can create those bombastic soundscapes live – no backing tracks allowed btw.Fast forward a few years andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Eau Rouge – Vienna”
Lonely in the Rain is a young 20-year-old French producer. Practicing guitar and piano, Lonely writes and composes his songs. Mysterious and melancholy, it captures our emotions through intoxicating melodies. Here’s his new song with Madeline. Enjoy!
Fiddlehead is the supergroup featuring members of Have Heart and Basement, have just shared a new song called Down University. The vocalist Pat Flynn says about it: «This song is about how I got trapped in this Darwinian mentality where everything was approached with extreme doubt and felt like a total failure. For some reason,Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Fiddlehead – Down University”
London based collective Franc Moody (Ned Franc and Jon Moody) released a shimmer single, Tired Of Waiting was born «as a bass line and a trucking groove – said the band – Some Spaghetti Western, Ennio Morricone meets National Rail-style chugging guitar lines followed only to be finished off with some stabbing soul interjections from the colossusContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Franc Moody – Tired of Waiting”
Great team here: Aka Block calls for action Keo and Øhenry for this fascinating R&B tune. No need of adding something more, just listen and enjoy!
Harry Nathan teams up with Angus1 for this new single, here’s how the artist presented it: «Introduced by a mutual friend, I’m In Need was written on the day that Angus1 and I first met. We sat in my kitchen eating French éclairs, lemon tarts and croque monsieur croissants whilst getting to know each other.Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Harry Nathan – I’m In Need (feat. Angus1)”
Mattiel, the Atlanta-based band of vocalist/songwriter Mattiel Brown and guitarist/producer Jonah Swilley, return today with two original tracks for Heavenly Recordings, the magnetic new single Those Words and its towering B-Side Freedom Feels. Talking about the track, mixed by David Wrench, Mattiel said: «I think everyone can relate to a song like Those Words –Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Mattiel – Those Words”
Up and coming, Romanian raised, now London based alt pop artist Larisa first fellin love with music when entering a talent show at her local high school.At 17 years old she entered The Voice of Romania and got through to the semifinalswhich landed her a deal with a Bucharest based Label. She has dedicated herlifeContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Larisa – Goodbye”
Of all things, it is presumably a swan song to all hope with which the Lebanese dream-pop band Postcards report back after the year 2020, that was rich in tragedies for its members. The track Home is so Sad, inspired by Philip Larkin’s poem of the same name, resembles a stocktaking which bewilderedly lists allContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Postcards – Home Is So Sad”
Marcella Precise is an act from Brooklyn, here’s her single The YaaY Sayer 3 and it’s the best way of ending the last week of the month. Enjoy!
Having resumed the Chet Faker project in October of last year after a 6-year hiatus, Nick Murphy returns with Hotel Surrender: a new work of 10 self-produced songs characterized by the elements that have allowed Chet Faker to conquer a large international fanbase. As the journey to Hotel Surrender continues, let yourself be carried awayContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Chet Faker – Whatever Tomorrow”
With its unique musical proposal, Epoque faces the Italian record market and also the international one both thanks to a completely contemporary sound and thanks to the lyrics of the songs he writes in French, Italian and Lingala, the language of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Janine Tshela Nzua, real name of the artist ofContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Epoque – Boss”
Frank Brannan has just released his debut solo single, Pub Life which he wrote in lockdown to capture the mood of the nation as they eagerly await the re-opening of pubs, being able to socialise again, and devour that all important pint. Enjoy!
Celebrations here are linked with the song that gave name to this radio show. This is why the Song of the Day number 250 is the single that the English rock band released in 1978. Wikipedia helps here claiming that the leader of the group Andy Partridge «wrote the song as a response to labelsContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Xtc – This Is Pop?”
Love Lights Driving is a Los Angeles-based band. The group calls their music “Pocket Pop.” Their style fuses elements of rock, alternative, R&B, and pop music with disco, funk, indie, Afro-Latin beats, and the synthesizer and arpeggiator/sequencer driven sound of modern electronica. Here’s Bandana, enjoy!
Dook Walt Jr is back with Solo, a song twinkling twilit synth-pop with a knowing dash of absurdist abandon. With the release of their single Room, Dook Walt Jr have broken their streak of streaming silence, broadcasting a message across the 5G enabled urban enclaves for the indie-pop-hipster masses to hear. The boys will beContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Dook Walt Jr – Solo”
Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville are back with a new single. Ider said the tune «is a reflection on how we search for purpose – how we often attach meaning to things or like the idea of something external to believe in, in exchange for believing in ourselves.» Enjoy!
Maxton Hunter is a producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California. He release the Ep Paradise Syndrome that contains this great tune with the featuring of Lucy Branch. Enjoy!
E poi finisco per amarti is the first single that anticipates the release of Motta’s third album. The Italian songwriter returns with new music after three years from Vivere o Morire. The single paves the way for a record that Motta has worked on over three years with a great production work and involving ItalianContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Motta – E poi finisco per amarti”
Here’s a Milan based indie band that contains all the members’ contradictionsof completely different musical backgrounds such as Father John Misty,Mumford & Sons, National, Ben Harper, Pearl Jam. The band told us: «20149 Milano is the first single taken from our forthcoming concept album. It will feature one song for every decade of our fictionalContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: The Ghibertins – 20149 Milano”
It’s been almost two years since Ten Tonnes shared his eponymous debut album back in 2019, which The Maccabees’ Hugo White produced. Here it comes another beautiful song, that the boy explains in these terms: «I wrote this song last summer and wanted to write something huge inspired by my favourite indie records from theContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Ten Tonnes – Everything You Got”
Three years after their first Ep Unknown Man On The Moon, Why Elephant is back at it. Their new Ep Today is full of energy, and never forgets aesthetics: there is of course some catchy guitar riffs and powerful vocals, but also strong traditional blues influences and a sharp sense of writing, following the pathContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Why Elephant – A Pair”
Brazilian act Little Gigi shared this indie-pop gem a couple of weeks ago and you cannot miss it. Here’s what she said about it: «Whether or not the song talks about a person you are starting to know, who is emerging a feeling. This is the vibe I try to go through with This isContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Little Gigi – This Is Not A Love Song”
Sparkling pop punk and glorious refrains are the basement of this great tune from Italian band Hearts Apart. It’s All The Same is included in their Ep Number One To One. Here’s how they describe it: «Sometimes we need shadows, darkness, just as an excuse to be sad and depressed. Sometimes we use disappointments asContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Hearts Apart – It’s All The Same”
This band was founded in February 2020. Here’s what Bliss (written 8LIS5) told about the name they chose for the project: «This is a very special state that people feel when they create, make love, have moments of deep faith or simply are in awe of nature. It’s a very special and amazing quality ofContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Bliss – Faded Wisdom”
Tired Cossack is a solo project by Stephen Halas. Here’s what he said about the influences of his sound: «Tired Cossack takes influences from post punk and 80s pop artists like the Cure and indie acts like Wolf Parade, while staying true to his Winnipeg roots, echoing folkier tones reminiscent of Neil Young. All ofContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Tired Cossack – Kv”
Behind Fleur Bleue – named after the French expression that gently mocks soppy lovers, there is Delphine and Vladimir, two musicians that have been playing and composing music since their childhood. When they met in 2019, they found their musical half, dark and bright, and soon started writing songs fueled by their teenage myths. FleurContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Fleur Bleue – Stolt 89”
Mickael Crez, French multi-instrumentalist, started his solo project in 2010 under the name Kesakoo with the release of the album Plum in 2010. He started playing music at the age of five, taking piano lessons at the conservatory. A few years later, the saxophone replaced the piano to become his instrument. The single Nambada wasContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Kesakoo – Nambada”
Tigera is a Pop/Rock quintet based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Much like breakfast cereal, they deliver and energetic performance to fuel your day, and an explosive sound in every bite. Their mission? To make your booty shake and your head bop. The group consists of talented instrumentalists Ben Koshick (electric guitar), Alex James (electric guitar),Continua a leggere “Song of the Day: Tigera – Just Like You”
After a foray into Africa, a trip to Japan with the composer Jun Miyake, a collaboration with Loy Ehrlich and a few concerts in France, Ignacio Maria Gomez now materializes the fruits of the first cycle of his life on Belesia, a very personal first album which brings together ten pieces composed between 2009 andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Ignazio Maria Gomez – Belesia”
London collective Folly Group released this great tune. Sean Harper from the band argued: «Four Wheel Drive’s mechanical chug aims to invoke the feeling of alchemy that occurs when we make music together. It’s a kind of sonic metaphor for our each being part of an engine—together, we each provide a different service in pursuitContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Folly Group – Four Wheel Drive”
Dublin artist Kojaque deals with mental health in this touching tune. Here’s how he explains it in details: «The track is about growing up. I wrote it on my 21st birthday so it’s a couple years old. I think I was just reminiscing on my childhood, trying to recount old memories. There seems to beContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Kojaque – No Hands”
Quinn Barnitt and Jake Weinberg are Critter and they published a great tune back at the beginning of this month. Since you cannot miss it, here it is. Enjoy!
Dwy wrote one the most important protest songs of this year. Here’s what he said about it: «I wrote Black Boy to make an anthem for people who look like me. Everyday Iʼm bombarded with images and videos of slain young black men and women and it makes me mad, it makes me cry andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Dwy – Black Boy”
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Wallice released this brilliant single, she describes it in these words: «I found myself at 22 still living with my mom and wanting to move out but not able to quite yet. The specific age 23 doesn’t have any milestones associated with it, but it’s more the idea of just looking forwardContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Wallice – 23”
Los Angeles trio Cannons released their new single. «We’re excited to share our new single ‘Bad Dream’ and hope you find yourself connecting to it as much as we have been during this time of such uncertainty in the world,» said the band about it. Enjoy!
Paris-based artist Léa Beneteau released this pop gem included in her stunning debut Ep Is It Today Or Tomorrow. Here’s what Luha said about it: «I wanted to express this feeling of vagueness and uncertainty that we can have at certain moments of our life or of relationships. I wrote it during the lockdown, andContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Luha – Still The Same”
London singer/songwriter Aaron Kieran Neville gives us a taste of Motown in this new single about trying to make yourself an artist. Enjoy!
Tim Fischer and Marcel Niebuhr from Germany are Pillow Dog and they released this beautiful track from their last Ep Happy Heart Attack Vol. 1, a mixture of bedroom pop, garage rock and new wave. Enjoy!
Sanremo is an Italian institution and the exposure that songs and artists that participate at the music festival is very high during the week of the show. This is why we kept a beautiful song from Sicilian songwriters Colapesce and Dimartino and decided to spread it after a couple of weeks. But time does notContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Colapesce/Dimartino – Musica Leggerissima”
Let’s go back to 2020 just to make you listen this pearl from Norwegian genius Red Moon. In Dreamer Florence Welch and Woodkid fight for a glimpse of light. Here’s what the artist said about the song: «I consider myself a sceptic and highly curious semi-realist and this paradox is explored in the lyric’s examinationContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Red Moon – Dreamer”
Hertfordshire alt-pop artist Low Girl released this flamboyant and energic single. Here’s what she said about it: «Above all, this song is a plea to be heard and understood. It’s about destroying the planet for wealth that you don’t take to your grave. And it’s to remind myself to fight apathy whenever I feel itContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Low Girl – Big Now”
Blazar is an artist, producer, and sound designer. He shared his message for the new single Enough: «The song is really about the zeitgeist of the world, we’ve all had enough, 2020 was hard, it felt like collective anxiety on a global level as we all sit in isolation.» Enjoy!
UK-based indie songwriter Amber Jay released this obscure and fascinating single and you cannot miss it. Here’s what she said about it: «The House is a menacing, raw and psychological track about a mutual understanding with someone who is going through something you’ve experienced. It explores the idea of being caught in a crossroads, when youContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Amber Jay – The House”
Tipa Tipo is a Latinx retro pop duo from Perù and Ner York City that fuses the spirit of 70s soft rock with a modern analog production style. Their debut Ep, El Chari, will be released in June, 2021 – an homage to the electric pianos and lush arrangements of California yacht rock, but reimaginedContinua a leggere “Song of the Day: Tipa Tipo – Voy Por Ella”