Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well just dropped a chilling track on his SoundCloud page that will have you feeling feels you’ve never felt. This incredible piano ballad is a cover from a friend of Krell’s, as written the excerpt posted below the track, – “(“Let U Know” is a partial cover of a song by Krell’s friend oFF Love)“. This track has incredible emotion and passion behind it, and resonates well within me, and I hope it does for you too. Enjoy the feels people.
SoundCloud Excerpt: “How to Dress Well today presents a new song called “Let U Know,” a bonus cut from his new album “What Is This Heart?”. Krell insisted that this song come out before his next single from “WITH?” because, as he put it, “in singing ‘Let U Know,’ I discovered the title of my album and a lot of its meaning — I needed this song to be heard by people, even though I couldn’t find a place for it on the album proper. When I made this song, singing over a song originally by one of my best friends (“Let U Know” is a partial cover of a song by Krell’s friend oFF Love), a lot of what I’d developed on “WITH?” just came clear to me — these questions, these relationships with the past and the future, all this love…”
After bursting onto the scene in 2013 with their self titled EP that was probably my favorite of 2013, Smallpools is back, ready to put out more music, and going on a big tour in the fall. “Killer Whales” has that upbeat and poppy touch that has made them so fun to listen to. Most likely on their debut album, whenever that is.
God, I love good, quality music.
Jamie T has been basically hiding under a rock somewhere in the world for the last five years, but he’s magically appeared into the music world once again. “Don’t You Find” is his first material in what feels like a million years and it’s one that’ll have his fans excited for more. He’ll be embarking on a tour in the UK this summer to get the gears rolling for his comeback and it’s a damn good thing! Check out the ”Don’t You Find” video below while we anxiously await more from this British gem.
This post is a little left field for me considering my music tastes, but I always have an open ear. This was sent to me on a hunch hoping I would like it, and surprisingly I did! The Travelling Band is a group from the UK that makes indie-folk music, but their latest single, Passing Ships, has a little pop influence to it, making it a standout track from their repertoire. Stream & download below!
Remember that episode of The Fairly OddParents where Timmy goes inside the Internet to retrieve an embarrassing email? This album is nothing like that; although, the ingenious art direction by HK might actually mislead you a bit. Kevin Abstract‘s MTV1987 is less about technology as it is the result of technology. If you look only at the musical references on this project, you will hear the usual suspects in modern hip-hop–Outkast, Cudi, Kanye, Drake, Pharrell–but you will also hear Nirvana, Cassie, Justin Timberlake, and Michael Jackson. If you look at the words, the story is one of acute loneliness and desolation brought upon as a result of the Information Age. It’s about the millions of young people who fantasize about a different life online and struggle to maintain any semblance of a relationship IRL. And it’s not our fault; the Internet has fucked up the wiring of our brain. This album is a reflection on the youth and the struggle to feel something real in a robotic world.
It is also one of the best albums of the year. Kevin Abstract and his producer Romil beyond delivered on this project. It literally sounds like FutureSex/LoveSounds meets Man on the Moon II. Romil has to be the most improved producer in a single year since the beginning of time, and Kevin’s songwriting jumped to one of the best in all of music. Gone are the days where we are talking loosely about the “endless potential of Kevin Abstract.” He has found his sound and team of producers and engineers and can only keep improving from here. Like, I can’t stress enough: this is a real album. In the perfect world, this would win Grammys. Unfortunately, right now that world only exists online, but I have a feeling that’s going to change for Kevin very soon.