Not much intro required for this guy. This is Drake and Hotline Bling. A pretty new release but already masterfully covered by Disclosure and Sam Smith for Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Sadly we can’t track down Drake’s official video for this track yet, but when one drops I feel sure it will be spectacular!
Just turn up the volume, have a little chair dance and forget about the grey skies and rain pouring down. For more great music, just look here.
This is no ordinary #MusicMonday post. ‘I Will for Love’ from Rudimental is musically brilliant (as they always are!), but the band also using it to help spread awareness and support for a very important and very current topic. On the band’s own Facebook page Rudimental say of this track-
“‘I Will For Love’ ft Will Heard is about family, love and the lengths people go to for each other.”
Not only is this lyrically very moving, they have translated the heartfelt sentiment of the song in to a video features some of the challenges and hardships experienced during a migrant’s journey. The band, I believe after creating this video, were so moved by the current refugee crisis that they have dedicated this song to support Amnesty International’s #RefugeesWelcome campaign. Just take a look here to see how you can help too: http://amnesty.org.uk/refugees
This track is available now to download, and excitingly Rudimental also have a brand new album slated to drop at the beginning of October. For more great music posts, just click here.
Better than a double espresso on a Monday morning let me tell you. This is the newest release from Foals, ‘What Went Down’. The video for this hectic and emotionally driven track gives you a little insight into the energy and passion you would witness at a Foals gig. These guys are relentless. One of the best bands I have ever witnessed live.
So here is ‘What Went Down’ from their new album of the same name. Brace yourself.
What is there to say that you don’t already know about the brilliant Disclosure and the wonderful Sam Smith? So let’s cut straight to the music and this new track called ‘Omen’ which brings these two back together again.
Yeah it’s the second time Lion Babe has been our #MusicMonday pick. You can read all about this duo here on our previous post. I am a self confessed Lion Babe obsessive. I bloomin’ love the Lion Babe EP and it’s on constant repeat at Blink Towers.
If you pop in anytime soon do watch out if ‘Impossible’ is playing as there may well be general whirling and twirling with handfuls of glitter being flung willy-nilly. Consider yourself warned…
A very mellow, post Wilderness pick for this #MusicMonday. We first fell for Birdy with her cover of Skinny Love. How wonderful to have some truly stunning original music from her too. This track, ‘Let It All Go’ sees her teamed up with fellow British musician, Rhodes– another youthful yet brilliantly accomplished musical talent. The combo deal of these two delivers a really mature, elegant and moving sound.
Our choice for today’s #MusicMonday isn’t going to help boost your energy levels this grey and drizzly Monday. Sorry! SG Lewis delivers an ultra smooth, super laid back, Monday-angst-eliminating feel with ‘No Less’. So laid back it’s pretty much horizontal.
So who is this SG Lewis chap? Well he’s actually 20 years Liverpudlian, Sam Lewis. He’s been producing music for less than a year, but already his moochy, soulful sound is grabbing the attention of music industry movers and shakers. He’s also on the roster for this year’s Bestival.
On this track, ‘No Less’ he’s accompanied by Brighton born and bred, singer and songwriter, Louis Mattrs who adds a heartbreakingly honest vocal to this delicious track. You can check out more of his work on his EP called ‘Beachy Head’.
Oh Rudimental, you’ve had us waiting too long! With the new album, ‘We the Generation‘ scheduled to drop in September, Rudimental are back on the road and making the festival circuit rounds. Thank goodness for that because these guys truly bring it live.
Following hard on the heels of our chosen track they’ve also dropped the official video for the beautiful ‘Rumour Mill‘, also from the new album. Although we love that track too, we’re focussing on ‘Never Let You Go‘ as it reminds us why we fell for Rudimental in the first place. These guys can deliver huge, arena-shaking, awe-inspiring tracks as well as more intimate, soulful and subtle songs. This time round we’re going with the monumental. We hope that you all approve.
‘Never Let You Go’ features vocals from Foy Vance who’s roots blend Northern Ireland and Southern America. If you like his sound then look out for his newest album, ‘Joy of Nothing’ which drops later this year.
I first heard today’s Music Monday post when listening to Huw Stephens on Radio One. He is currently on fire as far as highlighting great new music. Eryn Allen Kane is about to drip some musical honey right into your earholes. That may not sound quite as pleasant as I had intended, but believe me, you will enjoy the few minutes of escape created by her intensely soulful, spirited and heart-felt vocals.
Detroit born, Chicago residentEryn Allen Kane has worked with many up and coming young musical talents, as well as featuring on a new track with the Purple King of Musical Cool, Prince. It’s called ‘Baltimore’ and it’s gorgeous, significant and delivers an important message. While we encourage you to have a listen to that track, let’s not loose sight of our main focus today, and that is ‘Have Mercy‘, the most recent release from Eryn Allen Kane, and a tour de force in modern soul. It is stark, pared down and stripped back, just like the video which we think is completely mesmerising. This track will be featured on her upcoming release, Aviary EP, that doesn’t have an official release date just yet but keep an eye out for it.
So sorry for the patchy blog updating but I am currently on a bit of a tour (part work, part play and the play has been a little more distracting than anticipated!). Please take a look at our instagram feed to catch up on where we are and what we’re up to.
In the mean time, here’s a track that suits our ‘out of the office’ mood, from Ta-ku, featuring JMSN and Sango, with ‘Love Again’. If you want to fully chill your mood, then take a listen to the rest on offer from Ta-ku on the EP ‘Songs to Make Up To’, which is a follow up to ‘Songs to Break Up To’. Sensing a bit of a theme here? Ta-Ku is Australian musician, Regan Mathews who has crafted a very specific, soft yet impactful, mellow vibe of a sound style that is even more impressive when you find out that he is in fact musically self-taught.
Joining Ta-ku on this track is JMSN(pronounced Jameson), a American all-round super musically gifted individual. Also we have Sango, Michigan-based producer with a talent for delivering wonderfully ambient and vibey electro sounds.
The combo deal of these three is a lilting, subtle and enticing sound that goes very well with a glass of chilled rose while watching the sun set. Sorry if you are reading this on a Monday morning at your desk…
So, here’s to a very mellow Monday to us all- well, for the duration of this track anyway! For more new music, just take a look here.