Washed Out – Face Up
Washed Out is back with a new song called “Face Up,” the project’s first release since last year’s aptly named Mister Mellow. Released via the Adult Swim Singles Series, it has the feel of a midtempo ’80s synth-pop ballad being played at the bottom of a swimming pool. It sounds like Washed Out, in other words.
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Alexander Vincent – Free Myself
Alexander Vincent has always been driven by a passion to make music.
As member of Magic! – the drummer, in fact – he watched as the band notched up bona fide hits, but he still felt like he needed something different to sit alongside this.
With that in mind, Alexander Vincent traveled to Los Angeles, seeking out new pathways as a producer.
Saturated in electronics, new cut ‘Free Myself’ offers lush digital soundscapes backed by a powerful vocal.
Off-piste pop that delves into the left field, ‘Free Myself’ is an artistic declaration of independence, something striking and quite different.
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We’ve covered Luboku before, back last year when he was releasing his moody single The Surface. Now, he’s well and truly one to keep an eye on in 2018, with the Melbourne musician following it up with something a bit more colourful and vibrant in Without You. Following on from his more moody and subdued productions, Without You is a lot bolder and more in-the-spotlight, uniting his typically intricate productions with a sound a touch more brighter than his previous work to create a magical track which you can just see will get a hammering late at night. “My interest in electronic music was first kindled in ’08 when there was a certain vibrancy to the scene,” he says on the single. “On Without You, it felt important to pay tribute to these roots, I wanted to create something different from anything I had done before, I wanted it to be BOLD, grating, and full of tension – splicing those colourful trance elements with a more contemporary feel.” Check out the single below, and get to know the musician a little better before he continues his Australian onslaught with more music to come in 2018:
City Park – Holding Me High
Here’s a new Super-Band / outfit alert that our pals over at Pause Musicale premiered just this weekend. Just fresh out with their brand new debut single Holding Me High. Saux and Sjaak come forward with a truly beautiful number as their first track together and under the stage name City Park. Nothing much more percolates through though. What you hear is was you get type of situation here. And darn, they don’t disappoint one bit.
The duo produces powerful electronic indie that is driven by all time classics like Peter Gabriel, Blood Orange and even Prince at times. Bringing the strongest vocals we’ve heard in quite a bit. Not only that, but in this day and age. How you package your art into a compelling body of work is equally important. For lasting visuals, they brought on Jiye Kim and her otherworldly simplistic, minimal approach to painting. Capitalizing on a single color and inspired by the music the pair have put forward.
“Holding Me High” is the first single of their debut EP which will be out November 9th 2018. Keep a close eye. City Park won’t let you down.
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