Playlist 02.16.19 : Five Songs for the Weekend

Playlist 02.16.19 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 02.16.19 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 02.16.19 : Five Songs for the Weekend

0171 – 1000 Words

London’s 0171 understand that communication can be tricky. Who among us has not, at some point, not replied to a text or an email? Exactly. “1000 Words” gets at the deeper meanings behind this through the medium of a Glass Candy-esque piece of seductive electronic pop, complete with a stream of conscious vocal delivery.

The track lays out its thesis early on, opening with the heavily Auto-tuned line: “I’m sorry I didn’t reply I was doing things. I didn’t think to reply. I’m sorry. It was nice. I was laying on grass.” If you need a stock reply for temporarily ghosting someone, save that now.

Speaking to The FADER via email, Georgie and Joe of 0171 said: “We like to sing about nostalgia, looking back at your life, memory, and how that shifts and changes.We’re building memories upon memories, storing them, and then forgetting about them. Like the pile of old phones you have in your parents house. Or all the stuff you’ve made, which you record on hard drives but leave in a room. There are all these forgotten fragments that were once part of who you were. We try to put those things at the centre of our music.”

Read the rest of this article at: Fader

Be Forest – BENGALA

Italian post-punk/shoegaze collective Be Forest return to the airwaves with ‘Bengala,’ the first offering from their upcoming third album Knocturne.

And what a tour de force it is; After nearly five years since their last album, Be Forest are definitely back with a bang. ‘Bengala’ is perhaps their most hypnotic effort to date, blending the dreamy aesthetic of guitar-led shoegaze with rising cinematic soundscapes of celestial synth and swirling stadium drums.

It truly evokes a feeling of the epic, crafting a musical landscape that sounds akin to a soaring sonic skyline of a distant planet.

“‘Bengala’ is the spotlight that lights up the stage after the curtains open,” explain the band. “A celestial body which at the moment of its impact allows us to glimpse our surroundings – it’s the brightest point, the north of the compass. This is, though, only ONE of the coordinates of Knocturne. Perhaps the most reassuring.”

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 Jamila Woods – ZORA

Zora Neale Hurston was an acclaimed novelist who studied the vast complexity of black culture. She was a curious soul who wrote about everything—from marriage and Caribbean voodoo to the American South—by fully immersing herself in it. Yet for whatever reason, Hurston never got the credit she deserved when she was alive; even her masterwork—1937’s Their Eyes Were Watching God—was excoriated by fellow authors in the Harlem Renaissance. Undeterred, Hurston lived abundantly, sailing through criticism with the utmost grace.

Jamila Woods celebrates the icon on “ZORA,” the first single of her forthcoming album LEGACY! LEGACY!, by singing from Hurston’s imagined perspective. Woods—in the spirit of Hurston—hears all the scrutiny from the likes of Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison, but it doesn’t affect her in the slightest. “Your words don’t leave scars/Believe me I’ve heard it all,” Woods declares with a shrug. Hurston was different: Born in 1891 in Alabama, she grew up around black excellence and could readily engage with pastors and lawmakers who enforced her creativity. She was never taught to feel inferior because of her skin color. Woods honors that independence and does a masterful job of connecting past and present, using contemporary R&B to laud Hurston’s character. It’s not only a vibrant cut, it’s a proper kiss-off to those who think they know you, though they haven’t taken time to engage. Hurston never stopped growing; she filled her enemies with white light.

Read the rest of this article at Pitchfork

Afro B – Melanin (Remix) ft. Yemi Alade

Yemi Eberechi Alade (conceived 13 March 1989), just known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop vocalist and lyricist. She picked up conspicuousness subsequent to winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny”.

Yemi Eberechi Alade was conceived on March 13, 1989 in Abia State, Nigeria. Her dad James Alade is of Yoruba source while her mom Helen Uzoma is of Igbo beginning bringing about her being alluded as “Yoruba-Igbo young lady”. Alade is the fifth out of the seven youngsters in her family. She went to St Savior British Primary School, at that point went ahead to Victory Grammar School in Lagos, before getting a degree in Geography at the University of Lagos.

Alade influenced her melodic introduction in an all-young lady to assemble called Noty Spices in 2005, however her music turned out to be generally famous after she won the Peak Talent Show in 2009. She later discharged her first single “Fimisile” under the Jus’ Kiddin’ name.

In 2012, she marked onto the music name, Effyzzie Music Group, and discharged her single “Ghen Love”.

In July 2013, Alade discharged the video for her sentimental afro-R&B tune “Bamboo”, delivered by Fliptyce. “Bamboo” went ahead to be a direct hit and a prevalent wedding tune. In the last quarter of 2013, she broke records when her latest hit single, “Johnny”, created by Selebobo, was spilled on the web. The melody turned into a universal raving success as it overwhelmed music diagrams in Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and the United Kingdom, among others. It has been recorded as outstanding amongst other tunes of 2013, regardless of the way that it was discharged towards the finish of the year and without a music video.

Alade has been highlighted on the fronts of a few magazines and performed the world over, offering stages and tunes to Mary J. Blige, Shina Peters, M.I, Wizkid, Becca, May D, Waje and Yemi Sax. She additionally featured the Super Diva’s Nite at the 2013 Calabar Festival, and opened for the 2013 Headies Awards (prevalently alluded to as the “Nigerian Grammys”).

In 2014, Alade was included on Yung6ix’s track “Lights”, and additionally on a remix of “Sebiwo” by Beninese afropop star Lace. Alade collaborated with grant winning cinematographer Clarence Peters to make a music video for “Johnny”, which was discharged in March 2014 to basic recognition and now has in excess of 32 million perspectives on YouTube, as of December 2015.

Alade joined M.I, Waje, Timi Dakolo, and Burna Boy in singing the signature melody for Port Harcourt, the UNESCO 2014 World Book Capital, as a major aspect of a task encouraging youngsters to peruse and remain in school. Soon after that, Alade discharged another single entitled “Tangerine”, highlighting Selebobo; the widely praised track graphed crosswise over Africa. She showed up as a visitor craftsman on Falz’s presentation collection.

Yemi Alade discharged her introduction collection, King of Queens, on 2 October 2014, and after that went on tour. Yemi Alade at that point discharged her second studio collection, titled “Mother Africa”, in March 2016.

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Daniel Avery – Under The Tallest Arch

London-based photographer and filmmaker Tom Andrew returns to present his third music video for Daniel Avery, further exploring found moments of dance from archive footage of clubs.

Under The Tallest Arch” follows up its predecessor “Glass”, which we ranked #4 in our Best Music Videos of 2018, but this time shifts focus from the club to the closer confines of a motion capture studio. Live interactive projections are beamed onto the walls and bodies of the dancers in a strobe light fashion – giving it an ethereal sense of motion.

“Three characters together with three styles of choreographed movement evolve through the video, representing a state of mind progression from these archived moments. This fresh cut introduces a collection that affords time dwelling outside of the margins of where club and home listening music intersect, perhaps further blurring the boundaries. Waves of spectral noise roll with energy, while pristine breakbeats intersect with introspective, subtle acid lines. Once more, close your eyes, press repeat.”

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