You can tell it’s the last big new music push moment of 2018 – RIGHT?! – as we have been enjoying amazing, brand new music around every corner for the past two weeks. It’s almost exhausting, but we’re not crying about all of the gems we’ve found. Take a gander at this soundtrack – featuring Phildel, DYVR, Dayo Bello, Lauran Hibbard, Orogeny, and more -, and keep it close for the rest of the month if you want to check out brand new tracks that will make your heart sing!
Continuing a steady stream of releases this week is Absent Mind, a label that focuses on chilled, lightly electronic sounds. We’ve enjoyed everything they’ve put on offer this year, and their latest is another example of this. “Just Friends” comes courtesy of Unlovable, an act that we know very little about.
This track shimmers with clean melodic flow and some oozing vocals; a musical match made in heaven. This one is ideal for winding down for the weekend with, and it’s had several rotations from us already.
Listen to it here.
Yesterday, Brooklyn-based musician Pearla released two refreshing new tracks, “Forgive Yourself” and “Pumpkin”. The former vocalizes the need to allow yourself some space to acknowledge that you are not perfect, and that that’s OK. Explains Pearla, “I wrote ‘Forgive Yourself’ while sitting in my backyard, trying to meditate but failing because a bee kept flying around my face. I got frustrated with myself that I couldn’t stop reacting to the bee. This song is about all of those little knee-jerk reactions. It’s about accepting them, and not faulting yourself for simply… being human.” The release of this song is integral to this month’s theme of mental health awareness.
Before we even push play on “Pumpkin”, we’re smiling at the perfect timing of the release of that single as well. (Anyone else craving it?) The sound is perfectly autumn, Pearla’s lyrics painting a picture of the perfect setting during this time of year, her vocals wrapping their listener in warmth.
Both songs are sonic dreams. Check them out below, and be sure to add them to your fall soundtrack!
Keep up with Pearla here.
Madison brings the heavy, badass vibes with new track “Work It”. A track about female empowerment, this song really does induce a powerful feeling, deep, raspy vocals and a quick staccato to each word. The heavy guitar really makes this feel like a runway track, and we’re all over that feeling. Blast this while prepping for Halloween and all of the spectacular autumn adventures you’re about to go on!
There is a new gem out for release via Stockholm label Snafu Records. It’s the latest single from San Diego singer/songwriter Brooke Williams, who delights with “High & Bye.” Responsible for the hugely successful “Adrenaline” and “Nightmare,” Williams again makes a very honest record with this release.
She says: “High & Bye’ is about a night when you just want to forget about life and chill with someone. I was getting over old feelings and had sworn off any new ones. This song was my way of saying that to this person.”
its distinctive use of piano and rippling vocals are hard to ignore – we’re hitting repeat on “High & Bye” now.
We’re soaking up the sounds of power duo Vargas & Lagola this week. With a fresh single just out, it’s refreshing to see the pair take a new direction with their style of production. Taking a move away from traditional dance music and venturing into the acoustic scene, they deliver “Selfish.”
Without losing any of their previous appeal, Vargas & Lagola have created the searching “Selfish” with 80s synths, nostalgic (almost Fleetwood Mac-esque) guitar riffs and a singalong chorus. Just one listen is all it takes to get hooked on this one.