Playlist 10.21.18 : Five Songs for the Weekend

Playlist 10.21.18 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 10.21.18 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 10.21.18 : Five Songs for the Weekend

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 MellowReleased 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.

Read the rest of this article at Clash

How To Dress Well – Body Fat

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:

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Since my first introduction to Virginia-based artist OPAL in 2016, it was clear that she was determined to carve out a lane specifically for herself. And so far, she seems to be doing just that by continuing to design her own clothes from scratch, create music that cannot be easily defined, as well as drawing the original artwork for her singles herself. Today OPAL returns with a new single that will soon be an anthem for go-getters just like her.

Right on the heels of having her single “Coco Miyaki” featured on an episode of the latest season of Insecure, OPAL returns with an instantly catchy new single titled “Hopscotch.” Thanks to production from Free Diesel and a final mix by Mister Neek, OPAL’s new single feels enticing and offers the floor to double-dutch between some quick, cutthroat bars and mesmerizing harmonies.

OPAL’s new single “Hopscotch” gives some depth to a sweet childhood memory. “‘Hopscotch'” is about progression and remembering to always move forward,” she explains. “The game is symbolic to life, you never know where the ball is going to land and no matter how tricky the course may be, you still have to get to the same goal. Forward trajectory is key. Obstacles should never get you down, they’ll only make you stronger as you continue to hop through the course of life.”

Read the rest of this article at Complex

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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