Not letting the lockdown stop them, London electronic group Blue Work have been recording their latest album since February 2020. The self-titled record will soon be available on all streaming services. This new single is taken from the record and is already being enjoyed on radio and net all over the world.
Emotional vocals sing in human tones along a wavery synthesiser drone that hangs and drifts with spacious reverb. Rhythm rises, bass and drum tears a groove in the mix and sets an upbeat tone. The vocals continue in a story of words that muse and evoke meaning behind the lyrics. Synthesiser begins to build, new tones and strange voices build in abstract and strange combinations. Dancing drums settle with artistic chords and mutations of familiar sound.
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Following on from his award winning single Where The Ships Go To Die in 2020, Scotland's prized singer/songwriter returns with a beautiful ballad. Esteemed folk rock fans all over the world have eagerly awaited this brand new release, which came out today on all major platforms. Written about regrets and moving on, this multi-faceted composition draws another line in the book of musical history and they all point to Scotland.
Piano and guitar work together to sparkle a pretty tune into reflective pools. Colin Clyne begins the song, a quietly strong voice casts a magical spell of perfect tone. A sense of Meatloaf rings through the production, a dreamy and masculine mix of emotions gradually gather pace and become a force to acknowledge. After a chorus, the music changes style and rises up with orchestration and rhythm. This settles back to the chorus which once again builds through its presence with a mix of harmony and progressive character.
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David G Buckley
Born in Ireland and based in Italy, David G Buckley presents Boomshot. His pop-folk sound has already gained a serious following and attention from major media. Since his highly successful debut EP in 2013, called Different Shades of Nothing, Buckley has enjoyed a new life in Rome. Now returning to the airwaves with a batch of brand new material, Boomshot is the third original single of this year. Recorded across Rome and London with real Italian trumpets in the mix, it's a summertime classic already.
The music opens with a smashing acoustic guitar jive that palm-mutes and quick strums into a fantastic groove. The vocals begin with a swing of trumpet before a key change unravels the verse. Rhythmic lines curl and scoop along the climbing-frame of funk-step and catchy bars. The chorus returns from the intro and this time extends into an amazing run of harmonisation. In the mix you can hear a huge mix of melodies and chords that jangle together in a loose and fun party structure.
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With a headline of success that follows him around after an amazing cover of IDK You Yet by Alexander 23, which amassed over a quarter of a million streams, Jack Tiernan now releases his next single. The 18 year-old prodigy has already gathered 30K followers and fans on TikTok alone. The previous original, called It's OK, was billed to support mental health charity. Now Jack Tiernan presents Insecure, which has been inspired by the sounds of Frank Ocean and Dermot Kennedy.
The music begins with an energetic acoustic guitar strum. Quick chords bounce across a poetic verse line which unravels with grace. Drums march in on a steady beat, the quick guitar filling the spaces as the slow sung vocals drizzle sauce over the solid and punchy rhythm. Meaningful words and introspective musings holler over the progression in emotional and catchy lines. The voice breaks over the powerful words and rhythmic sections provide another layer to the music.
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Melody and rock n roll make a great team, and Afterbliss show us how good it can be. Their third single has just been released, taking their Interpol and Muse inspired sound to the airwaves around the globe. Formed in 2019 after meeting in an online forum, a genuine shared taste in music compelled the band to put pen to paper. Since then they've accumulated tens of thousands of plays on Spotify and YouTube. This new track was mixed by Allan Kelly who also worked with Herbie Hancock and Kings Of Leon. The finishing touches were given by Fergal Davis who has also mastered songs by Muse and Sinead O'Connor.
It starts with a roar of synthesiser that builds with energy. Drums and guitar then pound in with a galloping beat. Synthesiser meets power chord progression as an exciting wave of uplifting and punchy energy rises from the verse. A chorus washes over like a break wave with speedboats and surfers. A dynamic edge progresses with the composition as quick-step drums and melodious guitars froth and bubble with harmony and rhythm.
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Once signed to a now defunct independent label before Covid and then left hanging as everything fell apart, this Leeds band stayed together and carried on making music. After being hailed as having a great sound and future by several radio stations, it was only a matter of time before they finally got their break. Luckily London's favourite rock band The Kut created their Criminal Records label just for this kind of group. Signing them and rescuing them from temporary obscurity, Weekend Recovery made immediate progress. With a string of successful releases now behind them, we can listen to Yeah!? And find out what it's all about.
It begins on a choppy electric guitar. The blues rhythm is amplified across a steady flow of growing drums. Bass and kick-drum work in unison to push the beat upward as the lyrics begin. Rock n roll style vocals chant memorable lines and an enchanting chorus. A fantastic groove and uplifting melody energise the composition as a catchy and digestible progression keeps the sound moving.
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Easy For Me
Having gained plenty of music experience playing in groups and lending her talents to various names, SJ Talbot has begun working on her own brand of music. Graduating from musical theatre school in 2020, the twenty-four year old performer is now hitting tens of thousands on Spotify alone. With a previous collaboration work in which SJ co-wrote alongside Chris Short, her name is becoming synonymous with quality composition. Inspired by the likes of Duffy, Amy Winehouse and Nina Simone, SJ Talbot draws on a range of ingredients to make her unique sound.
The music begins with a swoosh of melody and lyrics follow on the first bar. Melodious words leap on the scale and the music builds. Bass and drums are given a powerful layer and the verses begin to adopt the rhythmic flow of the beat. Honey drenched vocals saunter around the pulse of the music as it builds and expands with keyboards, drum fills, and an RnB breakdown.
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Tanoki Featuring Farah Elle
Released on June 11th, this second single from the forthcoming album File New was co-written by Farrah Elle. Tanoki is known for his visual arts and music production skills, when working with Farah, the duo have put their heads together and composed something out there. Farah Elle lends her piano and voice to the mix, while Tanoki programmed and scored all the lines in between.
With funky samples and strings, the music opens. Snippets of The Twilight Zone call out before Farah Elle begins to sing. The cinema-scape vocals resonate through shuffling beats and heady bass. A distorted blues adapts to the funk timing and synthesiser tones swerve and swing on the graceful tempo. Musical interludes cast magical spaces in between the experimental and emotion-led delivery of words. A progressive and fascinating composition, Let Go builds and flows until it spills over into a wave of moving sound.
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Austria's enchanted landscape is home to Sina Moonlake. Her gothic pop sound has already been established at home and now she's hitting the international airwaves. With her magical and dream inspiring persona, the music captures reflections of feelings in its verses.
It begins on keyboards that dapple like sunlight through the leaves. A melodious vocal springs out from the shadows and groovy beats shimmy along parallel lines. Haunting under-chords build as the song rises in passion and emotion. Angelic vocals muse on regrets and maybes while her monuments of nature carry the weight of the world.
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Chris Conroy's previous singles Sink or Swim and Dive have both propelled the artist into radio and social media fame, thanks to his great songwriting talent. Taken from the forthcoming EP with the same name, Wolves is a song about two lovers who have a different future. Where the alpha male wants to have adventures and take risks, the alpha female wants to maintain a healthy home territory. The song explores the feelings behind this separation of paths.
It opens with a swaying oceanic melody that's followed by a smooth acoustic guitar. Close and personal vocals resonate across and through the composition as subtle harmonies vibe on the minor key. Personal and melancholy feelings swirl in a slow fog as the melody builds with underlying chords. Moving on is hard, the mental image we cling to has become a fantasy that prevents us from seeing the truth.
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