Welcome to our weekly roundup of some of the best new music we have been listening to over the past week. If you want to share any future recommendations with us feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molly Burman “everytime”
Aged only 19, Molly Burman is a brilliant new artist and her latest track “everytime” is woozy slacker-pop at its best. She explains, “”Everytime” is about my sad excuse for a love life. I used to be so obsessed with dating and getting validation from guys, but they just kept ghosting me. It got to a point where I realised I needed to accept that I was going to be on my own for a while and might as well start loving my own company. It’s like a sort of love letter to myself, always there to remind me that I am enough and I am exactly what I want.”
Brooke Combe “Are You With Me?”
Brilliantly soulful and full of heart, Edinburgh-born vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Brooke Combe shines in her brilliant debut single “Are You With Me?”. On the origin of the track Brooke Explains, “I wrote ‘Are You With Me?’ when I was 18 at like 3am one morning and it only took me around 20 minutes to write. I had a completely different chorus at that point and the song was called ‘Barricades’… Two years after that, I went to Parr Street Studios and worked with James Skelly and Chris Taylor to create the sound we have now. We also had Chaz Salt from Blossoms on bass and Aden Peets on drums and let me tell you, that was some trio in the studio. What I will say for ‘AYWM?’ is… thank god for a bit of heartbreak, otherwise the song wouldn’t exist.”
Phoebe AXA “Youngblood”
“Youngblood” is just a brilliant Summer pop anthem by a great new artist. Sonically there is definitely a similarity to the dark-tinged pop of LORDE and Let’s Eat Grandma so if that is your vibe definitely check it out.
On her inspiration behind the track Phoebe explains that ‘Young Blood’ is “about friendship and the growing you do in platonic relationships. It’s the freedom you feel when you’re with your true friends – your demons are all on display but no one cares. It feels like an anthem for youth and being at one with yourself and the pace you’re going at.” and goes on to discuss her debut EP, released today, saying, “Across the record I’m exploring my identity; getting older, exploring inner and outer worlds, the conscious and subconscious. I’m dipping my toes in anxiety, love, friendships and mental health and how they were manifesting in my life at that time. Relationships and love are things I like to explore physically and metaphysically – and I’m more discovering the duality of those things in these years. The idea of being a child and an adult, fear and elation, having order and then change, being lost and found, my dream world and the real world.”
Pauli The PSM “Cowgirl (Creeping)”
Absolutely loved the vibe of this track the second I heard the intro. It’s got an infectious groove and is wonderfully cheeky lyrically. Pauli is a brilliant artist who I can’t wait to delve into more and more over the coming months! When asked about the track Pauli explained, “I’m dealing with the fear of my partner’s infidelity… it’s somewhere between unrequited love and being the side piece. No one wants to be the side piece!”
“To prove my love I’m like, babe I’m willing to fight the greatest boxer of our time show you!… when I think about it now, it’s kind of a sad song. But It’s a sad one you can catch a vibe to.”
Darla Jade “Slow Motion”
Written last September during the lockdown, “Slow Motion” is a track that deals with the idea of being caught in a fast-paced world, feeling under pressure to achieve goals and fulfil all the ideals of society. ‘Someone teach me to live in the present’ is the poignant lyric and driving force behind the track, a brilliantly driven electro-pop anthem full of synths and harmonic melancholy.
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Words by Hermione Kellow
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