Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lavachild - Holy Grail

Originally from Vancouver but now based in Brooklyn, ethereal dream-pop artist Chantel Marie, aka Lavachild has just unveiled her dark and soaring new downtempo ballad entitled "Holy Grail", which also serves as the second track following "Kandy" to be lifted from her upcoming 4-song debut EP, also titled Kandy, to be released soon.

Speaking on the track, Lavachild says:

"'Holy Grail' basically touches on our animalism, needs and instincts vs transcendence, being in the moment, and being at peace. The inspirations were Gollum in LOTR, Labyrinth the movie, caves, and being alone in a place where no one exists. It’s solemn, primal, airy, emotional, and momentous."

Listen to "Holy Grail" below.

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Lizbet Sempa - Deep Inside

20-year-old London-based singer/songwriter and classically trained pianist Lizbet Sempa continues her ascent with her new single entitled "Deep Inside", which in her own words is about "how ego can stop beautiful things from happening - waiting for love but it never coming." Built on her brooding and insightful chords, her smoky, refined alto adeptly shines wjile a subtle beat and blithe back-ups lift the melody into its poised and triumphant chorus. With a sound reminiscent of artists like Adele and Laura Mvula, Sempa’s talent breathes as timeless as it is undeniable, as she soars, "Came here looking for your pride, and I found it deep inside, / let it wash away, wash away, wash away." Listen to "Deep Inside" below.

"Deep Inside" will be release tomorrow (May 27th). Pre-order on iTunes.

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Merrily James - Another Day

London-born, Seattle-raised and now Brooklyn-based indie-pop songstress Merrily James has today unveiled her new single called "Another Day", which also serves as the second single following "Sticky Fingers" to be lifted from her forthcoming debut EP, Opia, which is due for release on June 3rd. The EP was produced by Tommy Eichmann (Alex Winston, Rocket & the Ghost) and Sanford Livingston (Arum Rae) with musical direction by Grant Zubritsky (MS/MR, Chet Faker).

Merrily will celebrate the release of her debut EP, with a fre show on Sunday, June 5th at New York's Rockwood Music Hall. She will perform with her full band as well as special guest performers Ross Clark from St Lucia and Lily Cato from Parlour Tricks.
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Listen to "Another Day" below.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Xylo Aria - Paradigm

Melbourne-based alternative R&B artist Xylo Aria has today unveiled her intriguing new single called "Paradigm". Produced by Elliott Treves, who also produced her 2015 debut EP, Arrow and mastered by Grammy nominated engineer Andrei Eremin, who has worked with the likes of Chet Faker, Wafia and Hiatus Kaiyote, "Paradigm" combines Carnatic inspired melodies with modern experimental elements to create a truly unique listening experience.

Speaking on her inspiration and the importance of her grandmother on her musical development, Xylo says:

"One of my biggest inspirations for my music is my grandma. She taught me basics of Indian Carnatic music from an early ages and although that is completely different to what I mean now I think it has a huge influence in my music. In her time, a career in music was not a respectable one and I feel she has always been a little bitter than she did not have the opportunities we have."

Listen to "Paradigm" below.

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Wednesday Wrap-Up #11

1. Blair - "Liquid Courage"

2. Everywhere - "Some Other Dude"

3. Jane's Party - "Coming On Strong"


5. Superjava - "All in All"