With the title of ‘My Favourite Female Vocalist in the World’ fastened to her belt, Sia makes for perfect listening, pretty much any place, any time. So on a sleepy Sunday evening (I’m making a habit of these!), I can’t think of anyone better to post. Featured on her stunning album, ‘Some People Have Real Problems’, Death By Chocolate is a rich, divine ballad that’s vocals are nothing short of incredible. This will blow you away!
Wow, what a return to form from Mayer Hawthorne! A big fan of his debut album, ‘A Strange Arrangment’, new single Her Favourite Song is a wonderful, mature progression from the cheesy, up-tempo funk-pop singles on his debut record. Featuring vocals from the extremely talented Jessie Ware, Her Favourite Song’s swaying groove sustains a heavenly glow throughout. Formed around a ridiculously cool bass line, Her Favourite Song is a silky piece of song-writing that is arguably Mayer Hawthorne’s best piece of work to date.
This is absolutely glorious! A collaboration between The Naked and Famous and fellow New Zealenders, Kids of 88, A Source of Light is a perfectly balanced, downtempo jam that oozes electronic class. With the softest atmospheric beginnings, A Source of Light‘s restrained electronics tease and tickle the listeners musical fancy, maintaining an impressive charm and shuddering beauty throughout. Check it out below!
Quirky and experimental, Danish pop queen MØ’s brand new single, Waste Of Time is a fascinating proposition. With sugary pop vocals to rival any chart-topper, MØ’s unique song writing ability makes her stand-out in the crowd. Using a collage of interesting, unconventional motifs and rhythms, Waste Of Time is an outstanding tune, doing the genre of pop true justice. Big thumbs up from me.
Italian duo Niagara, unbeknown to me released their debut album ‘Otto’ earlier on this year. The lead track from the album, Seal instantly stood out to me, as a great piece of earthy, experimental-pop. With a complex, flickering beat, Seal‘s funky genre-busting jive makes for a riveting listen. Download the track for free below!
Impeccable old-school rock n roll, The Orwells new single Other Voices sound like a raucous, raging beast, formed with a youthful havoc at it’s charming heart. Full of rough and ragged guitar riffs, raw, unique vocals and smashing percussion, Other Voices is a pure piece of post-punk gold. Produced by Dave Sitek (of TV and the Radio fame), Other Voices has the potential to release that inner-rocker inside you.
If you have 45 minutes spare over the next week or so, do take some time out of your day to check out Flume’s incredible Boiler Room mix on youtube or soundcloud. During the mix Flume mixes a couple of his songs with lyrics from the Notorious B.I.G and they sound absolutely brilliant together. This specific track is a mix of Notorious’ Juicy and Flume’s Insane, but there are others out there. With so much going, Juicy Insane holds your attention perfectly throughout and hopefully (like it did myself), makes you want to search for more!