Shining brightly over on Absent Mind this week is the new single from ZENDR and singer/songwriter James Chatburn. It is the second time ZENDR has released on the newly established label, and we love this latest offering.
Once again ZENDR brings out soulful, jazz-inspired notes into this production, whilst Chatburn does a glorious job of allowing his tones to fill the space in between brass-led riffs and smooth electronic transitions.
Be sure to check out this collaboration right away for a dreamy end to the week.
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.
After being crowned by Apple Music as their Best New Artist in 2016, with a million-plus plays of her music, Pyra has gone from strength to strength. For her latest outing the self confessed ‘solar soul’ has teamed up with indie label Absent Mind. Together they bring you the single “Regret Me.”
A soulful, stripped back cut – which was not only written but produced by the lady herself – it’s a downtempo mix of R&B vocals and crisp electronic production. The single showcases Pyra’s ability to deliver a soothing, dream-like vocal tone set to pitch perfect production: strings, synths and suitable percussion set the mood.
We are quickly becoming fans of the label Absent Mind. They are onto their third release since they launched earlier this year, and their latest record has been produced by tofû. Vocalist Chloe Farrell has collaborated with him for “Wayward,” a really breathtaking listen with effortless style.
Her drifting yet somehow gritty tones are the perfect match for tofû’s understated production. Muted chimes and lightly bubbling electronica are the backdrop for its soul-searching melody, and we love the way he uses pauses to carve out suspense and atmosphere.
With a number of collaborative features already under her belt, including “Let’s Fly Away” by Ganz and “Make You” by Nicole Millar & Alex Burnett, it’s now time for talented Australian singer/songwriter Luna May to take the centre stage all by herself.
And that she does with her wonderful, mellow new single “Silly Boys.” Out now as the debut release from new chill-out label Absent Mind, Luna May’s distinctive tone lilts across the track (produced by Matt Sofo); a stripped back, percussive instrumental with splashes of chords to and instrumentation to add texture.
This fantastic release is out now and you can check it here.