Friday, February 27, 2015
7 ACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW: lion babe / raury / karen harding / elle king / clare maguire / josef salvat / BØRNS
nothing like introducing a bunch of new acts to the masses on a friday!
the truth of the matter is that i've got such a backlog of music i wanna share with you that these compilation days work the best for me from now on! so expect something like this once a week. spend some time, discover (or replay) some awesome stuff and head into the weekend all the wiser!
so check out 7 of my fave new voices around below:
lion babe - treat me like fire
hot damn do i LOVE jillian hervey's hair! throw in her silky vocals over the minimally sexy production of lucas goodman and you've got the buzzy duo of the soul scene right now. oh and one for the fact file, jillian is vanessa williams daughter, no wonder she's so gorgeous!
raury - god's whisper
there's something very exciting about atlanta based rapper/singer raury's music. no wonder he's turned into one of the more buzzed acts around with his folk hip hop soul sound. press play and experience one of the more interesting songs you'll hear this weekend.
karen harding - say something
with her soulful house debut single 'say something' making it into the uk top 10, this mnek signed artist is geared for big things from the uk soul scene. this track has been on blast since last year and still sounds hot today!
elle king - ex's & oh's
with her debut album 'love stuff' just released, raspy voiced elle king has the kind of country swagger and rip roaring retro soul that makes her just the powerhouse to seek out this year. you have been warned!
clare maguire - don't mess me around
after getting dropped from her major label deal, 27 year old songstress clare maguire spent some serious time working on new material and discovering her true voice. the result is this rip roaring retro soul number that just deserves some serious stomp on the dancefloor. welcome back!!!
josef salvat - hustler
mmmm this aussie singer/songwriter has crafted a soothingly tantalizing electronic lush pop number with an equally sexually ambiguous video to match. good stuff and i'm curious to hear more!
BØRNS - 10,000 emerald pools
cali-based electro folk newbie (and now taylor swifts indie pop obsession), garrett borns, has crafted one of the best indie pop songs of late! not much is known about the singer songwriter, but with a debut like this, i'm definitely in on future releases!