We are back with another list of awesome new tracks that you may not have heard of
However, both to celebrate our 3 year anniversary, and also because there were way too many amazing tracks to condense down to 7, we decided to offer a little extra this time around. Here is the list of my favourite 13 tracks of New Music Sunday.
Alfie Neale » Vices
Since his begun releasing music back in 2018, Soul artist Alfie Neale has come out with what may be his most soothing track to date. However, “Vices” also comes with an amazing sense of progression. While this track begins by almost sounding like an acoustic song, we are also treated to a dynamic burst of layered jazz elements before the song’s conclusion. This intimacy and immersion of this song make it a truly special part of Neale’s musical catalogue.
Arlo Parks » Eugene
After being so impressed by her feature on Easy Life?s Junk Food mixtape, I was excited to find that Arlo Parks had a new solo single out. Her smooth and silky vocal style really blends in perfectly with the urban, almost nostalgic-sounding production. This is a true tune to kick back to and fully indulge in.
Casa » You’re The One
Sometimes, I feel like it can be a difficult task to create an EDM track that truly stands out, and can consequently be a bit hit-or-miss. However, Casa’s “You’re The One” is an absolute hit! I absolutely love the kind of 90?s dance aesthetic that Casa has gone with, as well as its gritty undertones. This track became instantly infectious from the moment I listened to it.
Felixity » You&Me
I absolutely love how well Felixity’s vocals go together with the electro-soul aesthetic of the production. As for the vocals themselves, I would argue that it isn’t too much of a stretch to compare them to the likes of Adele. But to have a production like the one we hear on “You&Me”, as opposed to the slow-burning soul melodies we find on the typical Adele track, really complete this song for me.
Fruitless Forest » Over My Head
The first thing to really have me hooked with this track is most certainly the percussion and the warm energy that it gives to the rest of the instrumentation on Fruitless Forest’s “Over My Head”. It is tracks like these that really have me excited for the Springtime to finally come around.
GR3YWXLF » Kodakgrey
After listening to this quick fix of a track, I was honestly surprised with myself that I hadn’t heard of GR3YWXLF until now. The experimental, minimal nature of the production, along with the quirky vocal style, reminds me slightly of the likes of JPEGMAFIA. And after enjoying “Kodakgrey” as much as I did, I am very excited to see the next move from GR3YWXLF.
Henry Green » Realign
Out of all of the new tracks released this week, very few of them had quite as masterful of a progression as Henry Green’s ambient piece “Realign”. The purity and ambience of this track give it both an uplifting and mysterious feel. It is fair to say that I enjoyed this one a lot.
Jason Biyo » Numb
Even at a stage as early as Jason Biyo is currently at musically, he still managed to really pull this one out of the bag. The nocturnal sound of its production, along with the awesome vocal harmonies that Biyo offers listeners, feels similar to the likes of Ariana Grande. I definitely believe that Jason Biyo has proven just how great his potential is.
Lune Rose » Don’t Fear the Reaper
In her cover of the Blue Oyster Cult classic, Lune Rose offers us a far more haunting rendition of “Don’t Feel The Reaper”. Her approach towards the song completely flips it on its head, and the result is a truly gripping piece.
Madeleine Mayi » love me
After having a brief listen of Madeleine Mayi’s previous musical enjoyments, I enjoyed what I heard. However, “love me” takes things a giant step forward in terms of establishing Mayi’s cosmic uniqueness. The atmosphere that this track creates is almost oceanic and deeply immersive. On top of this, it’s downright gorgeous.
Pale Honey » Treat You Good
Whether this was intentional or not, Pale Honey presented a great similarity to Black Honey, funnily enough. But even with the supposed heavy influence from the aforementioned group, “Treat You Good” still has a sense of rawness and attitude which I think helps it stand out just that bit more.
Timothy » Home
I feel like there has been a very strong theme this week of tracks that have great progression, with another fine example of this being Timothy’s “Home”. I absolutely adore the mixture of dramatic and ambient tones, which almost gives it this old-style folk feel. An incredibly beautiful track in its atmosphere for sure.
Turnstiles » Tantrum
It’s always great to discover a band who get the balance of gritty aggression and catchy accessibility all at once. After listening to “Tantrum” I feel that Turnstiles come across as one of those bands. There?s almost a blend of both punk and Britpop to be heard in this track, along with bags of enjoyability.
We have picked only thirteen songs that stood out this week, however below you can find the whole list that will be updated every single Sunday.