Monday, June 27, 2016

POWERS - Sunshine

Following on from last year's release of their Legendary EP as well as their collaboration with The Knocks on their 2014 hit single, "Classic", Los Angeles-based duo POWERS, comprised of Mike Del Rio and Crista Ru are back today with perhaps one of this year's best new summer anthems, aptly titled "Sunshine", which also serves as the first single to be lifted from their long-awaited debut album, due out later this year via Republic Records.

Speaking on the track and their upcoming album, POWERS says:

"We started POWERS as a way to connect the world in our heads with the world around us. There’s never been a genre shaping our direction, just a love for sincere music. For this album we’ve been using new sounds to pursue a feeling of nostalgia. We are excited to share ‘Sunshine’ with our fans as an introduction to the new music coming soon."

Listen to "Sunshine" below.

"Sunshine" is available now on iTunes.

Premiere via Consequence of Sound.

What's In Our Inbox? #56

With so many emails arriving in our inbox on a daily basis it's sometimes difficult to keep track of all the great new music that is being sent to us. As much as we would love to give each artist/song their own individual feature, we simply do not have the time to do so. So in order to make things a little easier on ourselves and to help get more music out there to YOU, we've decided to start doing a new feature that we're calling What's In Our Inbox?, which we'll try to share at least once a week. Each post will consist of five songs that we personally enjoyed and hope you will too. Please listen to each song and if you like what you hear then be sure to give the artist(s) a thumbs up and/or a follow on Facebook/Twitter.

1. Closely - "Still Here"

2. LANKS - "Bitter Leaf"

3. LØVER - "Look What I Got"

4. Priz - "Don't Let Go" (Radio Edit)

5. Teflon Sega - "Sinner"

Ever - Silence Is Petty, Bitter's Not Pretty

Quietly emerging from the Isle of Wight, electronic pop artist known simply as Ever has demonstrated her flair for sophisticated songwriting with previous releases "Bones" and "Common Daze" while also displaying astonishing talent and strength beyond her years. When all of this is taken into account, it's clear that she knows how to craft an original and infectious brand of personal confessions, which is presented again in her latest single entitled "Silence Is Petty, Bitter's Not Pretty, a track that reflects the daily struggles of life within this day and age.

Speaking on the track, Ever says:

"Our lives seem to be about how we’re just working to live, and that’s all we end up doing - but in doing so, we don’t actually learn how to live. For example, in the chorus, I ask 'Do we have more time?' - It feels like I’ve wasted a large portion of my life working, or worrying about needing to work, but really my life has just begun and I’m still learning and have a lot of time ahead of me, even if it doesn’t feel like it."

Listen to "Silence Is Petty, Bitter’s Not Pretty" and be sure to also check out the lyric video for the single's B-side, "Sour Milk" below.

"Silence Is Petty, Bitter’s Not Pretty" is available now on Bandcamp.

Young Summer - Alright

Washington, DC-based artist Bobbie Allen, aka Young Summer makes her long-awaited return today with her brand new single called "Alright", her first original offering since her debut album, Siren was released in 2014. Lush, sentimental and chock-full of twinkling synths, "Alright" also serves as the first track to be lifted from her forthcoming EP, which is due out later this summer.

Speaking on the track, Young Summer explains:

"'Alright' is about unrequited love, loving someone but being unable to confess its. It's the trepidation we all have when we don't want to get hurt but we can't help but feel the way we do for someone. One of my favorite moments in the song is the line, 'Am I allowed to love you?' because so often I've felt that way. In that line there is the long awaited relief of a confession.

"'Alright' is a song that articulates fear and insecurity but maintains a protective armor sonically with its confident, glossy production. I love to juxtapose the meaning of a song with its sonic identity. An extremely personal song about fear and insecurity with upbeat, sparkling production is like sneaking vegetables into the listeners’ dessert and also a way for me to distract while I confess.

Listen to "Alright" below.

Premiere via Noisey.

Friday, June 24, 2016