2021 was such a turbulent year and music reflects that. We’ve discovered so many incredibly talented artists and quite a few of them you will find on this list. Dov & I are the curators behind the New Music Sunday playlist. I do the reviews and Dov finalises the playlist so it would reflect best of the best.
End of the year is a great way to look back, reflect and travel back in time. We made a special playlist where you can find all the songs that we named as ‘the best song of the week’ in a chronological order. On top of that, we both decided to pick our favourites. 9 songs was the limit. Here we go!
Bay Bryan » Sticky Shadows
Both: ‘Sticky Shadows’ without a doubt came into our world and left a massive impact. From the very first chord it sends shivers and it was the song that I was personally listening to on repeat non stop.
Alba Rose » Holding On
Tyler: ‘Holding On’ by Alba Rose was easily one of my favourite release this year. The cool, light vibes were catchy and engaging. Fun melodies danced alongside an interesting rhythm section that led the song. I loved how easily different moods blended together, expanding and deepening the energy.
Cerae » Foolishly in Love
Tyler: Another phenomenal example of light and powerful, ‘Foolishly in love’ by cerae Is a must listen. Ground shaking bass pairs with with the fun vocals easily. Both beautiful and catchy, it’s perfect for almost any mood.
George Holliday » Ivory Eyes
Dov: It is hard to believe that ‘Ivory Eyes’ is officially the first single from Producer George Holliday. It is a statement of the track and it didn’t take us long to properly fall in love with it.
Lindsay Ruth » Hot Summer
Tyler: The glitchy soundscape of Lindsay Ruth’s ‘Hot Summer’ was phenomenal. Easy-going and heavy at the same time, the jazzy rhythm section supported Ruth’s groovy vocals. Easily commanding the mood, they were a delicate to listen to.
Luna Keller » High Low High Low
Tyler: Luna Keller is so honest in her craft and when she released High Low High Low on the 1st of April, we knew that this song will define 2021. What a journey it has been. Never give up and keep on going forward!
Madelyn » Be It All
Both: The unique, uplifting vibe of ‘Be It All’ by Madelyn is enveloping. Awesome mixing brings out every cool detail – and there’s a lot. From the easy-going vocals to the constantly evolving instrumental there was always something new to discover
Paperwing » Blackbirds
Dov: Speechless. This was the first word that came to me when I heard ‘Blackbirds’ for the very first time. It is so beautiful and warm that it easily became the song that all our team was listening to non-stop from day one.
Zø » Never Meant
Tyler: An awesome display of duality, ‘Never Meant’ by Zø is as exciting as it is cool. At times poetic and light, while at others breakneck drums push the anthemic vocals along. Absolutely enthralling, this song turned me into a fan instantly.
We will be back in 2022. In the meantime head to our Spotify and discover all the best songs from 2021 that we featured and reviewed on New Music Sunday.