For one reason or another, this week has given us shed-loads of amazing new music, which made our job of whittling them down to only nine no small feat.
However, below are nine examples of just how brilliant this week of music has been. There seemed to be a lot of tracks with amazing introductions this week as well. So without further ado, let’s begin.
SABRINA » Losing Sleep
“Losing Sleep” is the debut single from Sabrina Gunston’s rebranded name, SABRINA. In doing so, she reintroduces her truly enchanting vocals over an electronic production that’s effectively subtle in the first half and has enough depth in the later half to almost intertwine with her vocals to become one single musical entity. Be sure to keep a lookout for our interview with SABRINA next Tuesday, where we’ll go over this awesome track, along with her musical rebrand.
Bryde » Paper Cups
Following her 2018 debut album Like an Island, Bryde has been releasing a fair few tracks that suggest that a new project is on the rise. Being the third 2020 track that she has released, “Paper Cups” is a raw tune with a very spring-like mood. In comparison to her two earlier singles, this track carries a lot more energy and engagement.
Daisy Punch » Daytime
This track has a very nostalgic sort of style to it, with its hazy electronic melodies, steady rhythm and revered vocals. It also carries quite a dramatic mood, and we could definitely see this kind of song being part of a movie soundtrack, thanks to the depth and sense of progression that it has.
Drinker » Even If I Know
We love the way that Drinker’s “Even If I Know” gets off to such an artfully minimal start. We felt that it really set the mood brilliantly for the heavily atmospheric goodness that follows. This track does indeed feel like a musical journey, that feels exciting at every point thanks to its melodic versatility.
Foe Gotten » I Stole Your Shoes
We really liked how Foe Gotten’s newest track started off by sounding as if it would be a stripped-back piano melody, before transitioning into something way more soulful and funk-inspired. Underneath all of this however, we are also treated to an incredibly dreamy ambience that the track creates with its almost harp-like melodies. It is most certainly among the most interesting picks that we’ve heard this week.
Harvey Causon » Half Hour Verve
After beginning with such a brilliantly soothing piano instrumental, Harvey Causon’s powerful and soulful vocals take full control on his newest single. Following this first segment, we are blessed with a gorgeous, fluttering melody, only deepening the layers of instrumentation that this awesome track builds. This track makes for one more brilliant Harvey Causton single to come out of 2020.
Jacko Hooper » You Don’t Understand
In terms of great progress songs this week, we feel that one of our favourites would have to be Jacko Hooper’s newest track “You Don’t Understand”. It begins with such a soft and quiet acoustic guitar melody, before developing piece by piece, until the track blossoms into a truly gorgeous and euphoric sound.
Paperwing » Himalaya
Paperwing’s “Himalaya” is a much more consistently soft track than a lot of our other picks this week. What also makes this track unique, however, was just how much grandeur this beautifully serene song carries with its piano melodies, strings, and amazing vocal harmonies.
Robi Mitch » Distant Sun – Taipei Version
The first of two separate versions for this track, Robi Mitch’s “Taipei Version” shares its spot with the “Bristol Version” that follows it. But unlike the more graspable sound of the Bristol version, “Distant Sun – Taipei Version” is far more ambient and reverberated in its production, which helped to give it a highly dreamy vibe, which we all really enjoyed.
We have picked only nine songs that stood out this week, however below you can find the playlist that features 39 songs.