Friday, May 6, 2016

Salt Ashes - Save It

Following on from last year's release of her previous single "Raided" along with a collaboration with rising producer Cruels on his single "Give It Up", emerging Brighton-based singer/songwriter Veiga Sanchez, aka Salt Ashes is back with yet another irresistible dance pop banger titled "Save It", which also serves as the lead track to be lifted from her highly anticipated self-titled debut album, due out this summer via Radikal Records.

Speaking on the track, Salt Ashes says:

"'Save It' is about fighting for a love that others don’t approve of but it’s so etched into your skin and soul that you can’t think or do anything else. I co-wrote the song with Rob Irving (House of Emeralds) within a couple of really chilled sessions, and the first thing we created was the bassline, which we fell in love with. After that, the lyrics and everything else flew out pretty quickly."

Listen to "Save It" below.

"Save It" is available now on iTunes and Bandcamp.

Premiere via Idolator.

Five For Friday #NewMusic

1. Charlotte Cardin - "Like It Doesn't Hurt" (Heartfelt Flip)

2. Kehlani - "24/7"

3. LKA - "Turbulence"

4. Oyinda - "Flatline"

5. SA.MAY - "Heart of Stone"

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Annabel Jones - Happy

After having released her critically acclaimed single "IOU" back in early February, which has since peaked at #1 on both Hype Machine's Popular and Twitter charts as well as amassing close to one million gloabal Spotify streams with another 331,000+ plays on Soundcloud,
27-year-old British singer/songwriter Annabel Jones (whose father is Davy Jones of The Monkees) is back today with her new single entitled "Happy", an electro-pop jam inspired by a long distance relationship. Both "Happy" and "IOU" will be featured on Annabel Jones' five-song EP, Libelle, due out tomorrow (May 6th) via Crooked Paintings / Atlantic Records.

Speaking on the track, Annabel says:

"I wrote 'Happy' when I was separated from my loved ones. I had been in Los Angeles for a long time. I was missing a boy basically. The song is as much about being separated from your loved ones and the things that make you feel comfortable."

Listen to "Happy" below.

Premiere via Entertainment Weekly.

Grace Lightman - Faultless

After having impressed us with her debut single, "Vapour Trails", released almost a year ago, London-based singer/songwriter Grace Lightman (formerly of psych-rock outfit The Hypnotic Eye) makes a welcome return today with her absolutely spellbinding second offering entitled "Faultless", which was produced by Patrick James Pearson (San Felu, Liu Bei) and mixed and mastered by James Bragg (Gengahr, Saltwater Sun).

Listen to "Faultless" below.

Premiere via The Line of Best Fit.

Anna Straker - Late Night Swimming

Having recently collaborated with Fono on his track "Everybody Knows", 19-year-old London-based singer/songwriter and producer Anna Straker has just unveiled her seductive and summery debut single entitled "Late Night Swimming". Driven by a hazy synth-heavy instrumental, Anna's sweet and weightless vocal permeates the melody giving it an edgy pop appeal. Self-written, recorded and produced, this solo debut speaks volumes on talent from a young artist who began her career singing backing vocals on chart topping singles and albums for artists such as Rudimental, John Newman and Years and Years

Speaking on the track, Anna says:

"This song reminds me of a summer evening in London. I completely remade a track I wrote 2 years ago. The original track had a 6/8 time signature and I changed it to 4/4, giving it a whole new vibe. I found this cool synth sound on my King Korg, and I based the whole track around that. I love how dreamy it is, it feels free."

Leaving school at 17, Anna was finally able to fully immerse herself in her music and moved to London to pursue her solo career. Writing and producing tracks from her Grandma's attic in Acton, Anna honed these skills and her sonic identity. An exciting new talent has emerged and "Late Night Swimming" barely skims the surface of what Anna has to offer.

Listen to "Late Night Swimming" below.

Premiere via Pigeons and Planes.