Sunday, February 7, 2016

Trella - Crash

Nashville-based indie pop artist Lindsey Sweat, aka Trella has just released her debut single called "Crash", which was produced by Aaron Krause and serves as the first track to be lifted from her forthcoming Vapor EP, due out later this year. Unfortunately, this is all we know about this promising newcomer (as of right now), but with a debut as impressive as this, we'll definitely be keeping a closer watch on her from here on out. Watch this space.

Speaking on the track, Lindsey tells Relevant Magazine:

"Aaron asked me to sing my songs for him on the piano at his studio. As I played, he would come up with his dreams and visions for each track. It was a very organic process. The song 'Crash' came out the quickest. As soon as we began working on the song, we couldn't stop. We both knew this would be the first song to be released."

Listen to "Crash" below.

"Crash" is available now on iTunes.

Five For Sunday #Covers

1. Desta French - "Dont Walk Away" (Jade Cover)

2. Grace Mitchell - "White Iverson" (Post Malone Cover)

3. Jordan Corey - "(Be My) Lover" (Le Bouche Cover)

4. Kate Boy - "A Girl Like You" (Edwyn Collins Cover)

5. NÜME - "Kiss It Better" (Rihanna Cover)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

YAYA - Bad Girls

Introducing YAYA, otherwise known as the solo project of Stockholm-based artist Caroline Ljungström, who has just unveiled her debut single along with an accompanying music video for "Bad Girls", which she wrote, produced and recorded entirely by herself.

After years of trying to collababorate with different songwriters and producers she decided to set out on her own instead. Soon she received a generous offer to work in a corner of Gottefar, her friends Magnus Lidehäll, Salem Al Fakir and Vincent Pontares studio, where a whole new world of sounds and possibilities opened for her. Rooted in classical ballet, YAYA has since developed her creative expression and is now a DJ, songwriter and producer.

Insprired by the likes of Annie Lennox and Joan Jett with references to Charlie XCX, Robyn and Katy Perry, YAYA has created a pop world where nothing is impossible, but with full awareness of the need for blood, sweat and many tears to get there.

Listen and watch the video for "Bad Girls" below.

Premiere via Popmani.

Kenzie May - Never Find Another

Boston-born, London-based songstress Kenzie May first came to our attention back in early 2012 when she was featured as a guest vocalist on Sub Focus' "Falling Down" and again later that year on BeataCue's "Slow Down". In 2013, she released her debut single, "Hide & Seek" and has since continued to collaborate with other artists such as FTSE's on "Float" and Vindata on both "Wide Awake" and "All I Really Need" as well as appearing as as backup vocalist on Metronomy's 2014 album, Love Letters. Now following the release of her Skeleton Key EP, which scored her a fair amount of praise from reputable tastemakers along with her previous track, "Honey" - an emotional piano-led ballad about of love and loss which premiered on i-D back in late December, Kenzie returns with her new single called "Never Find Another", which could very well be her most impressive solo offering to date.

Speaking on the track, Kenzie says:

"The whole thing's a little tongue-in-cheek. The concept that you're unique like a snowflake and no one will ever come close to being as interesting, as wild, as good between the sheets, at making them laugh as hard, whatever it is... it's pretty ridiculous. Will they find happiness with someone else? Probably, but I guess I'm a romantic in the sense that in love, I do fall into this headspace where - at least in my mind - I'm giving it all, and the thought of someone ever being capable of loving this person as wholly as I do is laughable. It's disillusioning, but it's kind of beautiful to become enamoured with the idea of love and soul mates and really live in this reality where what you have with someone is something that can never be recreated or experienced that way again. 'Never Find Another' is maybe more of an affirmation than a straight fact, it's one of the things you tell yourself when you're living in those moments of nostalgia for love lost. It's not necessarily 'I am okay', it's 'I will be okay.'"

Stream both "Never Find Another" and "Honey" below.

"Never Find Another" is available now on iTunes.

What's In Our Inbox? #37

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. Bad Wave - "Good Girls"

2. Pretty Sister - "Drive"

3. Satchmode - "Don't Give Up On Me"

4. Shallows - "Summer Sucks"

5. St. Niklas - "C-O-O-L"