Playlist 01.12.20 : Five Songs for the Weekend

Playlist 01.12.20 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 01.12.20 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 01.12.20 : Five Songs for the Weekend

Denver duo (and real life husband and wife) Tennis are releasing a new album, Swimmer, on February 14 via their own Mutually Detrimental label. Now they have shared another song from it, “Need Your Love,” via a video for it. Regular collaborator Luca Venter directed the video. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

The band’s Alaina Moore had this to say about the song in a press release: “‘Need Your Love’ is rooted in anger. I usually deny myself the emotion, but the music demanded intensity from me and I had a lot to be angry about at the time. I was letting go of unhealthy relationships – trying to find healing without closure. The song turned into an emotional purge. We used sparse instrumentation and tempo changes to reflect the isolation and relentlessness of my mental state. Despite all the heaviness, writing this song was a joyful experience. The music was resilient enough to handle our wildest ideas and we indulged every whim. It’s my favorite song Patrick and I have written.”

Read the rest of this article at Under The Radar

Forever, AKA: multi-artist June Moon, has revealed her new EP Close To The Flame, will arrive on February 14th via Cascine Chad Valley, Half Waif, Yumi Zouma). Ahead of the album’s release, Forever has shared the single, “Make It Happen,” along with a self-directed, self-edited video. The song features a guest verse by Just John.

Born on a remote island in Canada, June began her musical journey around 2013. After taking a musical hiatus following her father’s death, she met Michael Brock (Mind Bath), who asked her to open for one of his shows, leading to the first Forever show. She relocated to Montréal to pursue her music career and shape her recording persona, releasing her debut self-titled EP in 2016.

Close To The Flame was written after June experienced a transformative heartbreak. She set back to work to discover the natural healing power of songwriting, working with her regular music collaborators Brock and Patrick Holland (Project Pablo), and fellow Montreal artists Ouri, Cecile Believe, and David Carriere (TOPS). “I was in a relationship that was killing me, and I had to plan an escape to save my life,” June explains. “The record is haunted by a ghost. I channeled her one night when I was writing because I was so scared to talk about what happened to me; I didn’t know how to tell my story. She came to me and told me to use her story as a channel for my own pain.

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G.O.O.D. Music artist 070 Shake is currently prepping the release of her debut album, MODUS VIVENDI, which is due out in one week’s time. Today the 22-year-old musician shares yet another track from the LP, “Guilty Conscience,” a followup to last month’s “Under the Moon.”

070 Shake introduces the song to the world via an official music video directed by Lauren Dunn. In the clip we see two rival gangs lining up for an all-out brawl. Press play above to check it out.

“Guilty Conscience” is the latest single release from Shake’s anticipated debut album, following the aforementioned “Under the Moon,” as well as “Nice to Have” and “Morrow,” which arrived simultaneously this past spring. In speaking on the project and her process of recording, 070 Shake said, “I just really go with how I feel in the moment, and then that’s where the writing comes from. It’s like an ongoing disperse of words when I feel something.”

Read the rest of this article at High Snobriety

Celeste has shared her pounding new single ‘Stop This Flame’ – tune in now.

The rising vocalist was named BRIT Rising Star 2020 as the year opened, and has just won first place in the BBC Sound Of 2020 poll.

New single ‘Stop This Flame’ comes on the back of this momentum, and it’s a piano-driven stomper that carries a level of euphoria that rivals club culture.

An emphatic statement, it rivals Florence + The Machine in its bombast – imagine her cover of ‘You Feel The Love’ and you’d be close.

“In essence, ‘Stop This Flame’ is a song about seeing it through to the end,” Celeste reveals. “Whether it’s about not letting go of love, not letting go of a dream or stridently coming through some form of adversity. The song has always evoked those feelings within me.”

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The way this track starts off makes it ridiculously difficult for anyone not to have their imagination captivated by the gorgeous sound selection.

We’re initially greeted with these charming keys that sparkle around the stereo field and after that, this delightful drum groove pops up and it’s here where we can pickup Tymoxx’s trip hop influence. There’s an Indie band that I completely adore called Husky Rescue based in Finland, the enchanting vocals on here and the guitar riffs certainly reminded me of them. The fact that the progression is wonderfully crafted and audiences are introduced to various musical influences is among the reason “Train” will reside on your rotation for a while.

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