Stream this week's must-listen releases, hand-picked by our editors.
Holly Humberstone's Paint My Bedroom Black
Singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone releases her breathtaking debut album Paint My Bedroom Black. Striking the perfect balance between heartbreaking acoustic ballads and dynamic and bright pop, Paint My Bedroom Black is the essential pop album. If you love vampy bass lines, heavenly harmonies and candid and honest lyricism you will love tracks like “Into Your Room” and “Flatlining” on Humberstones debut project.
Akira Galaxy's Silver Shoes
Celestial dream pop artist Akira Galaxy releases her dreamy and ethereal third single “Silver Shoes.” This rising artist is creating groovy tracks that take you on an intergalactic journey. Featuring “tinkling synths and sensuous guitar hooks” Akira wails to her lover “There’s no one who can see you like I do/ There’s no one who can wear those silver shoes.” Breathing fresh life into the twinkling synths and echoey vocal styling of the 80’s Akira Galaxy’s “Silver Shoes” should be in your queue now.
Jamila Woods' Water Made Us
Jordan Woods’ expansive new album Water Made Us is filled with buttery vocals, thoughtful beats and funky synths that’ll leave your head spinning. The album title is a reference to Toni Morrison’s quote "All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was." The album takes this quote as a thesis, exploring love and life in terms of the tides, a constant ebb and flow. This album is the perfect soundtrack for a contemplative walk in the crisp fall air!
Jontha Links' material love
Exploring sub-genres of R&B, lo-fi, grunge and alt pop, musical duo Jontha Links is taking listeners on a stellar sonic journey in their eight track project material love. Composed of Shamik Ganguly and Conrad (Connie) Kisunzu these friends have been creating together since 2018 and are making waves with this latest project. Filled with dynamic beats, groovy guitar licks and candid lyricism material love will have you singing along all weekend long.
Troye Sivan's Something To Give Each Other
Troye Sivan made massive waves this summer with his return to the music scene following a three year hiatus and he has returned with a bang in his third album Something To Give Each Other. Charming, candid and catchy Sivan documents love, heartbreak and growth in his dance beats and lilting vocals. For long-time Troye Sivan fans this album feels like a more mature and elevated version of his debut project, Blue Neighborhood, and an extension of the sound he was building upon in Bloom. Stream Something To Give Each Other for all your introspective dance pop needs.
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