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Playlist 24.12.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend

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Playlist 24.12.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend
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Playlist 24.12.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend
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Playlist 24.12.17 : Five Songs for the Weekend
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Lily Allen – Trigger Bang (feat. Giggs)

Lily Allen has released her first new track in three years, “Trigger Bang,” featuring the Grime MC Giggs. Allen teased the song on social media, going as far as sharing a link to a leaked version before releasing the official track last night. Listen to “Trigger Bang” below.

“Trigger Bang,” produced by London-based musician Fryars, is the first original song Allen has released since 2014’s Sheezus. In January, she released a cover of Rufus Wainwright’s song “Going to a Town” in tandem with her anti-Trump playlist “he’s got the whole world, in his tiny hands.” In addition to the follow up to her 2014 album, Allen is writing a memoir.

Read the rest of this article at Spin




Haulm – Settle

Haulm is a Brooklyn-based collaboration between vocalist/composer JT Nortonand electronic producer Reed Kackley (BAILE). The two met in 2012 while playing in bands that mirrored one another’s sounds, but fate didn’t find them working together until 2017. That’s the year that a few casual vocal sessions meant for BAILE, became Haulm. In their latest single “Settle,” premiering today on EARMILK, the duo mixes calming and lush sounds against the lyrics of a longing lover. JT Norton shares his thoughts on the song:

“‘Settle’ is a driving, downtempo piece that meshes forlorn R&B-influenced vocals with warped synthesizers and a decayed beat.”

Between parsed out piano keys, the protagonist shares a story of compromise, trading loneliness for the short-lived remedy of shared solitude. He sings, “I’ve given it up for you / and you know I didn’t want to be alone so you / can see how far I fall to give it up for you / that’s all I’ll ever want to be alone with you / so you can feel this too.” Though the narrative is drenched in melancholy from the singer’s perspective, it’s not obvious at first glance who is settling: the one longing or the one longed for.

Read the rest of this article at Earmilk

Poppy Ackroyd – Paper

Poppy Ackroyd’s new single “Paper” is off her first full-length album with One Little Indian Records, Resolve – out early 2018. A classically trained pianist, violinist, producer, and composer, Ackroyd turned heads in the neo-classical world with her previous works Escapement and Feathers, as well as her involvement in Hidden Orchestra (Tru Thoughts).

Having played alongside Hauschka and Nils Frahm, Ackroyd, recently signed to Bjork’s label One Little Indian Records, fresh off the back of a mini-album Sketches, and set to release her brand new self-produced full-length record – her most ambitious and progressive piece of work to date.

Talking about the new single, Ackroyd said: “‘Paper’ is the opening track on the album and the most similar in style to my previous work. It features guest instrumentalists; Mike Lesirge on flute and clarinets, and Jo Quail on cello, but ‘Paper’ is mostly made out of sounds from the violin and piano. The name of the track comes from the paper I laid over the strings while I used fingers and piano hammers to create the percussive sounds that you hear at the start and throughout the track.”

In contrast to Ackroyd’s previous albums, for which the artist manipulated field recordings, Ackroyd has this time employed guest players on the record, in conjunction with her trademark and unique use of unconventional studio methods. Ackroyd creates percussive textures from traditional classical instruments, and the result is almost the emulation of an entire orchestra, using very few instruments combined with the artist’s incredible production skills.

Read the rest of this article at Northern Transmissions

Brockhampton – Boogie

Everyone’s favorite all-American boy band Brockhampton just dropped two brand new videos. First, the collective premiered the official music video for new song “BOOGIE” from their upcoming project Saturation III, which they claim is their last album ever.

If that wasn’t enough, Brockhampton dropped a trailer for their Billy Star film, which features even more new music from Saturation III. Check out 22 minutes of pure Brockhampton goodness below.

According to a tweet from Brockhampton member Kevin Abstract, the full-length film will see a release in theaters in the future.

The Texas art collective shared the full tracklist and album artwork for the album last week, in addition to a ‘Love Your Parents’ U.S. tour. Saturation III is the band’s third album of the year and part of a box set which includes all three instalments of Saturation, demos, and a behind-the-scenes DVD.

Read the rest of this article at High Snonbiety

Thutmose – Kanye’s Favorite Song (feat. Jalen Santoy)

On his latest offering, Nigerian/Brooklyn artist Thutmose teams with rapper Jalen Santoy and Los Angeles producer KillaGraham. As we close out 2017, dive into “Kanye’s Favorite Song” as the two exchange verses over the electronic trap beat. With the release of the new track, Thutmose has also reminded his fans to keep an eye out for new work over the next few months stating: “KillaGraham and I got in the studio together to make this song from scratch and now it’s “Kanye’s Favorite Song”.

Read the rest of this article at Revolt

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