We have put together a list of songs that have stood out this month for a plethora of reasons. Please take the time to invest and immerse yourself in them:
Chances: ‘Leave The Light On’
The Montréal-based trio have already gained high praise and their latest release, ‘Leave The Light On’ illustrates the appeal. This feels like an eclectic ballad that leans towards electro-pop, this is so powerful when it climaxes that it knocks the wind out of you.
G. Smith: ‘X‘
For a start, this is one of the special releases of the year. By that, I mean out of the hundreds of artists I have listened to, this is going in my Top 5 of the year so far. I just had to get that out of the way. This is a box of bewitching melody and subtle invention. It achieves itself as a meticulously, moving and avant-garde triumph.
Vagabon: ‘Fear & Force’
Lætitia Tamko is blissfully like no one else. A song of two sides, it’s as comforting as a lullaby, but also as pulls at your heartstrings so hard that you can feel them starting to split. This is a strange, tentative and beautiful world.
Stars and Rabbit: ‘Man Upon The Hill’
I know Stars and Rabbit have an audience, but looking more closely, I cannot fathom why they are not dominating the airwaves. They should be in the homes of millions, pulsating through speakers and intoxicating a mammoth audience. New release, ‘Man Upon The Hill’, is accompanied by one of the most visually flooring videos you will see this year. Capable of winning awards and something you might see from the likes of Michel Gondry, it’s soundtrack is steered by the unmistakable vocals of Elda Suryani. This will make you cry, it will make you smile and it will make you want to create art. This is life-affirming stuff.
Hard-edged and relentless, this is as fearless as it is breathtakingly advanced. The Oslo-based electro-wizard is going to take you on a hypersonic expedition. Fasten your seatbelts.