aya – ‘Emley lights us moor”

Listening to this song is like a sonic version of rubbernecking. You don’t want to listen, but you listen anyway. Jagged, disconcerting, thrilling, and repulsive. Is it possible to feel so many contradicting emotions during a song? On the debut album im hole, Aya (fka LOFT), emerges as one of the most captivating electronic producers in the current UK scene. This song, Emley lights us moor (feat … Continue reading aya – ‘Emley lights us moor”

Holly Humberstone – “Scarlette”

A poet disguised as a songwriter, Holly Humberstone, 21, has been quietly making sophisticated pop for a couple of years and building a solid following, signing this year to major labels Interscope and Polydor and performing live on Jimmy Fallon. This latest song, Scarlett, might be the best of the bunch. Upbeat, driving, with a super catchy chorus, Humberstone weaves in and out of the … Continue reading Holly Humberstone – “Scarlette”

Yebba: – “Boomerang”

On a few rare occasions, you can witness the moment when an artist shifts gear and becomes global. That is what is happening with Yebba. Her latest track, Boomerang, is a tour de force, combing silky grooves in the verses with gut-punch power in the choruses. Abigail Elizabeth Smith, (born January 16, 1995) known professionally as Yebba, is an American singer and songwriter from West … Continue reading Yebba: – “Boomerang”

Sylvie – “Falls On Me”

In France, they call it “un coup de foudre”. When you see someone for the first time and it’s love at first sight. I feel the same way about this band. The music wraps itself around you like a warm blanket. Think Arcade Fire meets 70s southern-Cal folk-rock with a bit of Carol King and Linda Ronstadt thrown in. The band is a bit of a mystery. … Continue reading Sylvie – “Falls On Me”

Brandi Carlile – “Right On Time”

What a pleasure to hear a full-bodied, rich-like-wine voice blasting out of the rafters. Carlile can sing, anyone who has been following her knows that, but in this song, she really hits her stride. Shades of k.d.lang for sure, even in terms of her sexuality and activism, but she is her own woman. Carlile has released seven studio albums and earned thirteen Grammy Award nominations … Continue reading Brandi Carlile – “Right On Time”