Posts Tagged ‘new music’

“Blink” Music: Cooly G ‘ Wait ’til Night’

Monday, October 20th, 2014

This is the title track from Cooly G‘s second album, just dropping today. This South London, self-described “semi-pro female footballer and UK house producer” delivers a really fresh take on R&B from a strong, confident female perspective and we love it. ‘Wait til Night’ is seduction and sexuality voiced by a woman in a way that is somewhat sophisticated and yet still accessible. The video is pretty lo-fi, as is the production approach but that just enhances the authenticity. Listen and enjoy a new sound that blends parts of classic R&B with something a little more synth oriented and fresh.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Kwabs ‘Pray for Love’

Monday, September 8th, 2014

To keep us in the Bestival mood after a wonderous weekend on the Isle of Wight we’ve chosen this track from one of our favourite artists who performed there.

This is Kwabena Sarkodee Adjepong, known as Kwabs. This Ghanaian-born, London based, former jazz music student at the Royal Academy of Music, has created a sound that is both synth oriented and based in gifted musicality. His voice is deep, full and confidently strong yet smooth. I may have made him sound like a coffee or a good red wine but when you listen to this track, I hope you’ll understand what I mean!

‘Pray for Love’ dropped in April this year, following ‘Right or Wrong’ which I thought was going to be a tough act to follow but this track absolutely does it, building on the beauty of the previous releases and helping to crystallise Kwabs spot as a gifted new name to watch out for.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Becky Hill ‘Caution to the Wind’

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Today’s #MusicMonday is from the very talented Becky Hill. We first came across her vocals via Rudimental, and then had the pleasure of seeing her perform live with them at the Bacardi Beginnings event. It’s been lovely to hear what kind of music she would make as a solo artist and of all the tracks released so far, this is our favourite.

‘Caution to the Wind’ show cases her voice, tone and range beautifully, and we really love the light production hand in this that adds a really interesting depth and diversity without masking her natural talent. It’s a mellow, heartfelt, slow and soulful song which we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Jessie Ware ‘Tough Love’

Monday, July 21st, 2014

I’m not sure if my choice for today’s Music Monday track has been influenced by my newly single status (must I really face Tinder AGAIN!?!) but aside from helping me through by being an ace song to yell along too at high volume (sorry neighbours), it’s also just a thoroughly gorgeous, multi-layered, deeply infectious and pretty much perfect track.

We’re long term Jessie Ware fans here at Blink Towers, yet with every new release we are freshly reminded of the beauty of her voice. ‘Tough Love’ is liltingly romantic yet still strong with a bold beat blended with a tad of 90’s syth pop. I am super excited that she’s playing at Wilderness as I haven’t yet seen her live. Hopefully I’ll be over my heartbreak by then and won’t be tempted to dash on stage and wail when she sings this particular song. Just jokes, probably…

This track is released on August 3rd. For more of our musical posts, just have a look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Temples ‘Mermerise’

Monday, July 14th, 2014

We slip back a little to a January release, but we only just heard it so I guess we can still claim that this Temples track is new music. This Northamptonshire based foursome came together in 2012 and this track, ‘Mesmerise’ was released just before their first album, ‘Sun Structures’.

I love the refreshed variation on the classic psychedelic sound, embracing trippy bits of The Beatles back catalogue as well as something a bit reminiscent of The Stone Roses. I think that’s a exciting combination and the more I hear this track, the more I get in to it so we suggest you stick on repeat for a few times round and kick back with a cuppa while you contemplate some of life’s more mysterious questions…

For more great music, just have a look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Tune-Yards ‘Water Fountain’

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Today we’re aiming to lift your Monday blues with this very cute and upbeat number from Tune-Yards. Okay the video is a little bit annoying, but hey, she’s known for her lo-fi DIY aesthetic so I guess it’s in keeping. If the imagery is not your bag just shut your eyes and enjoy what is a wonderfully addictive and cheerful number from US artist, Merrill Garbus.

The wonderfully experimental and easy feel of the Tune-Yards track took me way back in time to the 80’s, reminding me so much of the brilliant Bow Wow Wow. If you’re not as ancient as me, then let me introduce you to this genius and equally ground breaking band as I double drop videos in this post. No need to thank me now, just turn up the volume and kick back for a few minutes.

 

Tune-Yards new album, Nikki Nack, just dropped so if you like this track, be sure to check it out.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Janelle Monáe ‘Q.U.E.E.N’ feat. Erykah Badu

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Wow, two of my favourite super-stylish songstresses on one track. Not only a treat for your earholes, but also for your eyes as these ladies and this video are very, very stylish. In some sort of dream-team scenario, Janelle Monáe teams up with Erykah Badu on this track ‘Q.U.E.E.N’.

Monáe is a Kansas born musician, composer and record producer. This multi-talented woman is also known for her signature suited style. In everything that she does, she is utterly unique and so I guess it was only a matter of time until she was drawn to working with the equally innovative Erykah Badu, who incidentally rocked one of my favourite looks at the recent Met Gala ball. I first saw Badu perform in the late 90’s. Her sound, her style and her approach was captivating and ground breaking then as it is now.

Just hang on in there past the intro section of this video and enjoy the way the track dips in and out of pace and energy, leaving you at the end feeling like you’ve just had your eardrums completely refurbed.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Little Dragon ‘Klapp Klapp’

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Well, the video is rather mystifying (a touch of Angel Heart meets True Detective) so maybe just focus on the gorgeous sound. When I first heard ‘Klapp Klapp’ from Little Dragon I thought I was listening to Kelis. There is a similarity both in the vocalist’s tone as well as the synthy-psychedelicness of the track as a whole. I think Kelis is ace, so that is a very good thing as far as I’m concerned.

Little Dragon are in fact Yukimi Nagano (providing those lilting vocals), Erik Boden, Fred Wallin and Håkan Wirenstrand and are Gothenburg based. They are new to us, but the band came together in 1996 and are actually about to drop their forth album, Nabuma Rubberband, which I’m looking forward to hearing- as well as now Spotifying my way through their back catalogue.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music Monday

Monday, April 14th, 2014

I have been playing the new Bombay Bicycle Club album on a loop ever since downloading it. ‘So Long, See you Tomorrow’ is an epic evolution of the band’s signature sound, and ‘Feel’ has to be my favourite track from the album.

I just can’t help getting a wiggle on when I hear this. It’s just so uplifting and bright. This is undeniably pop-ish in it’s hooky repeats but it is still elegant, brilliant, innovative and clever.

For more great music, just take a look here and relax yourself.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music Monday: The Kooks ‘Down’

Monday, April 7th, 2014

This one will go well with your first espresso of the day, or perhaps instead of your usual caffeine fix? Delivering a burst of energy with the snappy chorus, we love this addictive new track from The Kooks. ‘Down’ is released on 20th April and is from a new album that will drop later this year.

This Brit band (formed in Brighton) isn’t a regular on my personal playlist. I’ve generally found them to be a bit on the pop side for my tastes, but this track has a bit more of an R&B feel which is perhaps what has drawn me in, or maybe it’s the raw energy and the slightly grubbier edge?

For more great new (well, it was new when it was posted!) music, take a look here.

Enjoy! Lucy