London-based artist/musician Brioni has a unique approach to her art, combining synth-heavy electronic music with her paintings which she uses as an electronic drum when performing live. Today she has released her new single “Timeless,” and it is sure to get you moving and features some of her most pristine production yet. You can listen to “Timeless” below:
Today “U.S. Girls” have shared a new music video for their track “And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve,” which is one of the most undeniably infectious tracks off their new album Heavy Light. The video is packed with trippy animated visuals, flashing lights, and optical illusions, and it was created by Evan Gordon. You can watch the music video for “And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve” below:
Following her lush debut single “Canary,” singer-songwriter Courtney Jacobs has released an even more irresistible track titled “Heat Dream,” and it’s another smooth Summer jam with infectiously dreamy vocals and production that takes an unexpected turn incorporating heavy synths and a Hip Hop styled beat that’s sure to make you move. About the track, Jacobs has stated “The song is a descent into a hazy dream of falling into a lover’s arms after being separated. Chill but romantic with a heavy drop, this song is perfect for daydreaming or a night under the covers.” You can listen to “Heat Dream” below:
If her previous single “City Lights” didn’t win you over, then her brand new single “Thriving” surely will. Departing almost entirely from the “Electro-Pop” glamour of “City Lights,” Cenza’s new single “Thriving” is more melancholy on the surface, but never loses its smooth groove brought on by production consisting of electronic soundscapes, strings, bass, infectious synth melodies, and a beat that evokes the spirit of 90’s “Trip Hop.” Despite its moodiness, the track has an inspirational message. About the track, Cenza states “I didn’t write this about a guy. I wrote it about the feeling I often get second guessing myself for making a choice and owning it and about the desire to be unafraid of being perceived as intimidating just because i’m succeeding in something. I hope this song empowers everyone who hears it to own their choices and to stop feeling like they have to dumb themselves down or make themselves smaller to make others more comfortable, and to have fun with it.” “Thriving” was produced by Jay-Elle, Michael Abiuso, and Cenza, and was mastered by J.D. Moon. The track will appear on Cenza’s debut album due later this year. You can listen to “Thriving” below:
It really has been hard to view the future in a positive light during these COVID times. It’s easy to succumb to a defeatist attitude and expect the absolute worst, but none of us know what the future holds. What if it’s not as bad as we think? As naive as it may be to think the future is bright during these times, what if that’s the hope we truly need at the moment? Billie Eilish hasn’t given up hope, and in these times of dominant negativity, it’s refreshing to see an artist with the platform of hers to shed light on optimism. Today Billie Eilish released a new single we all need to hear. Titled “My Future,” the track is a love letter to self. A self-love anthem that encourages us all to find our value, and it was released just in time for her brother/collaborator Finneas’ birthday. They’re a great team, and it’s great to see that this pandemic isn’t stopping them from producing quality music. You can watch the music video for “My Future” below:
U.S. Girls most definitely released one of the year’s best albums back in March, which feels like ages ago considering all that has happened following the release of Heavy Light. Like so many others, the band were set to embark on a lengthy tour but were forced to cancel due to our current pandemic, but at least we have their incredible music to listen to during these moments of isolation. I know i’ve listened to Heavy Light countless times while being locked in my home. Today the band have shared a new music video for one of the album’s standout tracks titled “IOU,” and it is sure to put a smile on your face as you watch numerous clips of the band in the studio. You can watch the music video for “IOU” below:
Today Poppy has announced the release of a new expanded edition of her recent album I Disagree titled I Disagree (more.) The album will drop August 14th via “Sumerian Records,” and will feature four bonus tracks “If It Bleeds,” “Bleep Bloop,” “Khaos x4,” and “Don’t Ask.” She has shared the track “Khaos x4,” and it continues the enticing combination of Metal and Pop that I Disagree offered. You can listen to “Khaos x4” below:
Jessie Ware released her fourth album What’s Your Pleasure? almost a month ago and I still listen to it daily. It’s utterly infectious from beginning to end and is quite possibly the best Pop album released this year by far. Jessie Ware has released music videos for the majority of the tracks off the album, and they are as addicting as the songs themselves. Mirroring the Disco grooviness of the tracks, each video is an incredible visual experience with much emphasis on the liberating nature of dancing. Her new music video for the title track “What’s Your Pleasure?” is no exception. It’s sexy, colorful, and features more and more dancing of course. You can watch the music video for “What’s Your Pleasure?” below:
Song: Life Goes Fluently
Genre: Pop/Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Indie Pop
We’re all guilty of dwelling in the past. Caught up in the could haves and should haves. Many of us reminisce over simpler or happier times, but though acknowledging the past is important, it’s also more important to focus on the present. To lay the groundwork for the future, and to strive to grow and improve. As simple as that concept may be, it’s also very complex, because us as humans have such a vast memory that it’s hard not to live in the past where we’ve invested so much time and emotions. There’s a reason why the old saying “life goes on” rings true, and on her new single “Life Goes Fluently,” up and coming artist “Greysha” captures this feeling in a way that isn’t exactly happy-go-lucky, but also isn’t exactly pessimistic or self-deprecating. Instead, she has created an immaculately produced guitar-driven ballad that finds her diving deep into her realizations and acknowledging that she herself is guilty of dwelling in the past. She’s letting us know that she’s right there with us, instead of waving her finger at us. It’s clear that young love is the main focus on this track. It’s youthful and can be naive, but that’s what makes it so charming. I’m very much looking forward to what she does next.
Written By: Steven Sandoval
Song: In My Garden
Label: Virgin UK/Spotify Ltd
Brioni is an artist in every sense of the word. Hailing from London, her approach to music is unprecedented as she utilizes her chromesthesia, a type of synesthesia where sound involuntarily evokes the experience of seeing colors. Being an experienced music producer and painter, Brioni successfully intertwines both worlds in a way that is wholly original. How is this done you ask? Well, the colorful textures she perceives when hearing music are depicted by her in her paintings, and when she performs she performs solo on stage playing her paintings as an electronic drum all connected with a keyboard, controller, and laptop. It’s like her paintings have transcended the visual world and have developed it’s own auditory language. Her music is heavily Electronic with atmospheric sound textures and pulsating drum machines, and it’s all packaged in an infectious Pop style that is accessible yet artistic. Her new single “In My Garden” is no exception, and the theme behind the song is also unsurprisingly unique. After reading a book about the flowers language used to write secret messages, Brioni was inspired to use this in a song. With the two plants “Fox Gloves” which can translate to “lies,” and “Honesty” which translates to “honesty and realness,” she metaphorically guides us though her own garden which represents her life. She uses this to analyze herself. To walk her through her early insecurities and need to please people, only to realize that there was no need to be someone she’s not, and that alludes to the “Fox Glove” theme. As she comes to the realization that being her true self is a lot more liberating and that people will accept her for who she is, she plants her garden of honesty. The fact that she’s able to conceptualize something like that is truly remarkable, and that makes her an artist to keep your eye on. Brioni has also teamed up with an organization called “Treedom Trees.” 50% of her profit will go to them to help plant trees worldwide.
Written By: Steven Sandoval