Welcome back to New Music Sunday! Yes, it is Monday, the summer blues got to us and we had a lighter week, reflected in the smaller selection we have for you this week. Not to worry though, we’ll be back in full force on Sunday, for what is going to be an autumn full of exciting music discoveries. Enjoy!
Sonny Grin & Jeyaia » All I Need
Expressive, malleable vocals line up against a mellow – but groovy – deep house backdrop. It’s this soulful instrumental that greatly complements Jeyaia’s incredible timbre. A match made in heaven?INDIE TOP 39
The keen music fan might already know about R’n’B sensation Jeyaia. Returning earlier this year with the sultry gem ‘No Love’, her luscious vocal tone and sensual songwriting spoke volumes about the artistic prowess of the Australian talent. Exploring broader sonic territories, Jayaia is now back with ‘All I Need’, a collaboration with fellow Aussie producer and Dj Sonny Grin. Well, the result is absolutely outstanding. Expressive, malleable vocals line up against a mellow – but groovy – deep house backdrop. It’s this soulful instrumental that greatly complements Jeyaia’s incredible timbre. A match made in heaven? We think so! Recommended!
7000apart » Whole Lot Left to Lose
‘No is a Nice Word’ is a songwriting masterclass in relatability and catchiness, providing a wonderful, exciting chorus that will certainly put a smile on the keen listenerINDIE TOP 39
A project built between Sweden and USA, pop outfit 7000apart literally started their career 7000 miles apart, working around their romantic long-distance relationship. Their music took a solid shape in the last few years, boasting luscious, electronically-infused pop music with a knack for memorable melodies and intense truthful lyricism. Following up from previous release ‘No is a Nice Word’, the duo now returns with the short – yet intense – playful number ‘Whole Lot Left to Lose’. Clocking in at just 1 minute and 54 seconds, the song is a songwriting masterclass in relatability and catchiness, providing an excellent, exciting chorus that will certainly put a smile on the keen listener. Recommended!
Alan Peck » Dazed
Late night vibes, smooth, slow tempo instrumental and sensuous vocals, transporting you to a dream-like state of consciousnessINDIE TOP 39
Don’t you just love a slice of classic R’n’B? Late night vibes, smooth, slow tempo instrumentals, and sensuous vocals transporting you into a dream-like state of consciousness… well, that’s how we felt while listening to Alan Peck’s newest offering, the mellow jewel ‘Dazed’. With solid gospel roots, the American talent is certainly not a surprise, especially after his previous single ‘Bliss’, a welcome comeback earlier this year. Nevertheless, ‘Dazed’ showcases yet again what a wonderful songwriter he is. Channelling old-school R’n’B, the track wants to explore its authors’ romantic lyricism, focused on the “battles between infatuation and true love”. Help us shade a light, Alan. In the meantime, we’ll be listening!
MIZUKI » We’re Not Friends
It’s the chorus that seals the deal for us: intimate electro-pop vibes, ethereal harmonies, and soulful guitars. Approved!INDIE TOP 39
Landing on European shores, Japanese/Australian talent MIZUKI introduces a new chapter of her short but intense career: the single ‘We’re Not Friends’. Debuting back in 2020 with ‘Over The Sun’, the Melbourne resident has shown times and times again she’s capable of intense lyricism and friendly melodies, in addition to crystalline vocals and contemporary artistic sensibility. The new record, ‘We’re Not Friends’, explores the dubious scenario of a friendship slowly turning into romantic affection. It’s the chorus that seals the deal for us: intimate electro-pop vibes, ethereal harmonies, and soulful guitars. Approved!
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MOA » Beat
In Moa’s words: “this is a celebration of life, and an ode to surviving”. Recommended!INDIE TOP 39
You might remember dark pop sensation MOA from his recent track ‘Cry Wolf’, a concoction of alternative goodness we defined as “sombre, dark tones, flooded in sultry, malleable bass matter”. Taken from a forthcoming EP, the song showcased the unique style of the London-based newcomer. Well, she stays true to our expectations, thanks to the new single ‘Beat’. Following its predecessor’s winning formula, the record delivers even more haunting vibes, big beats, gritty guitars, and twisting bass synthesizers, while exploring what it means to fight for what you really want. In Moa’s words: “this is a celebration of life, and an ode to surviving”. Recommended!
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