There’s nothing guilty about Temptress‘ new single “Guilty Pleasure”, in fact, it’s completely addictive and we’ll scream that on the top of rooftops. The fabulous duo may not be widely known yet, but with catchy tracks like this they’re bound to reel in plenty of new followers. This particular track has r&b vibes with tender pop sounds, a combination that’s irresistible and completely catchy. We promise this chorus will not leave your head anytime soon and that’s only after one listen. Check out the memorable single from Temptress below!
Cover songs present a slew of issues-from trying to make an original song sound original again to avoiding sounding different just for the sake of sounding different- and somewhere in the midst of those issues lies some sort of a sweet spot, a sweet spot Utah superduo Oh, Be Clever have set up shop in for the entirety of their cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”.
From the onset, singer Brittney Shields’ voice (which I have at this point given up trying to find more superlatives for) takes up a haunting tone to pair with Producer/Writer Cory Layton’s ideal as always soundscape while the record presents a caressing yet cold tone. The contrast between the lullaby-like tone of Shields’ vocals and the dark lyrics she recites captures the essence of the song in ideal fashion.
Layton’s work on the instrumental gives new life to the record. The grim overall sound of the instrumental plays out at a slower pace than the original, lending to that aforementioned contrast as well.
Listen to “Mad World” here:
If you’re a fan of Disclosure and SBTRKT, we’ve got a little something for you. Dune, an electronic act from Paris consisting of one half of Saje, recently released a debut EP and it’s one that’ll fill your electro-pop needs. “You Got Me” is a standout track with its chill yet catchy vibe. The lyrics take you to another place,”Time for crazy action/ You could be my passion/ I don’t need perfection“, and display what its like to want someone, imperfections and all. Dune knows how to hook us and there’s no exception when it comes to the rest of the Leos EP. For now check out “You Got Me” and dive into the rest when you’re done (you’ll want to!)
Joey Aich gives his latest, GED 7249, the visual treatment with a unique concept that accompanies the track fairly well. Joey continues to grow as an artist, flexing his abilities over a smooth backdrop in what proves to be an easy listen. GED 7249 is off of his forthcoming project, If Money Grew on Trees, due out towards the end of 2016, early 2017. In the meantime, take in the visuals, and check out Joey’s latest feature (where he sends the instrumental to the ER) below!
As the track begins, there’s already a feeling of darkness and mystery. “Lovely” isn’t your average pop-infused r&b track that’ll be blasting on the radio, instead it has a rawness that’s impossible to deny. Brent Faiyaz may not be a name you’ve heard, but with this type of emotion, you can’t stay away. His vocals are tender and warm, but the sounds are deep and slightly dark. It’s that track that’ll be on your late night playlist to put you in the zone of thoughts. If you need a little something to put you in that place, check out the beautiful r&b song below.
Sounding like the prodigious prodigy of Kid Cudi and Drake, Cameron Murdoch has carved out a space for his self reflective raps with a slow drip of singles starting last year. With his EP release eminent (I Love Me Too – due out tomorrow, October 7th) the MC has treated us to a premiere of the album’s title-track. The bombastic mix of future bass, chopped and skrewed drums and impassioned lyrics makes for a knockout listen that rivals anything currently spinning on terrestrial radio. An added bonus is that Murdoch actually has something constructive to say about our evolving consciousness and the way we can relate to others as well as ourselves.