Another month of great music, including songs by Mykki Blanco, Babe Rainbow, Sorry, Lucy McWilliams, Alex Amor, Sarina and more
ATLAS BY SARINA
On Atlas, Sarina takes the famous Greek myth and imbues it with added elements of Japanese symbolism and culture. The resulting melting pot is a dramatic and cinematic alt-pop anthem that displays a mastery of dynamics.
BLACKBOX ORACLE BY AGAAMA
Blackbox Oracle is the name of AGAAMA’s imagined AI lover. Ensnared in an algorithmic relationship, the tension is palpable on this multi-layered and brooding track. If this is the soundtrack to the singularity, we welcome its arrival.
THERE’S NOTHING THE SEA DOESN’T KNOW BY YNYS
Wistful psych-pop that will resonate with fans of Chris Bell’s solo work, There’s Nothing The Sea Doesn’t Know by Ynys is varnished with lush string playing that brings out every single colour and emotion.
VIBRANT LIFE BY THE LITTLE UNSAID
Opening with an arresting sprechgesang stream of consciousness, Vibrant Life by The Little Unsaid builds, twists and turns. Unbound by genre constraints, the South London four-piece are free to play with form, texture and atmosphere.
BREAK MY OWN HEART BY LUCY MCWILLIAMS
“Just like smoke, I don’t know where you go,” sings Dublin singer-songwriter Lucy McWilliams on Break My Own Heart. Though there’s a palpable sense of yearning throughout, the steady and propulsive rhythm injects a welcome note of optimism.
KEY TO THE CITY BY SORRY
Many elements go into making Key To The City such a powerful listen. The slightly detached harmonies, disruptive cymbals, and emotions that fluctuate between love and hate all work together to serve Sorry’s finest effort yet.
DANCE LIKE A ROCK BAND STAR BY CHISUN
With its roots in the world of 80s synth-pop, dance like a rock band star is the latest song from Thailand’s Chisun. Balancing the cool of the electro genre with a tale of summer teenage runaways, the resulting warmth is undeniable. dance like a rock band star.
AMERICAN DREAM BY NELS JOHNSON
On American Dream, Nels Johnson examines the hardship and hope of being an immigrant in America. Drawing from his upbringing in Hood River, Oregon, it’s a story of graft and sacrifice for the greater good.
PINK DIAMOND BEZEL BY MYKKI BLANCO
Continuing their adventures in experimental hip hop, Mykki Blanco returns with Pink Diamond Bezel. Taken from upcoming album Stay Close To Music, a roll call of orchestration envelopes the vocals, cushioning them with their velvet touch.
INNER SPACE BY BABE RAINBOW
Inner Space is the latest offering from Babe Rainbow’s psychedelic allotment. With its infectious groove, positive message, and layers of swirling guitars, you can’t help but take a giant chomp on this sonic strawberry.
HALF OF ME BY ALEX AMOR
Softly sustained keys welcome the start of Half Of Me by Alex Amor. An understanding setting to sort through her emotions, the arrival of a plucked guitar and pulled strings only adds to this poignant ballad.
ANOTHER LIFE BY CHRISTIAN COHLE
By contorting his vocals beyond recognition, Christian Cohle is able to create an extra layer of intrigue on latest offering Another Life. Intrusive synths and an agitated beat add to the atmosphere, the result is both engaging and surreal electronica.
HOPE GETS HARDER BY MARTHA
Feeling despondent about the state of England? Hope Gets Harder by pop-punks Martha is the song for you. Raging against the hopeless situation many people find themselves in, its catchy melody helps the message hit home with a bang.
PRICE IN FULL BY JESSE TABISH
Price In Full is the new solo single from Other Live’s Jesse Tabish. Inspired by a score he wrote for a Broadway take on Arthur Miller’s The Price, his voice combines with a cast of instruments to create a hauntingly discordant timbre.