Howdy! It’s volume 5 of my music roundup! As per usual this post will highlight my favorite songs that I’ve been listening to. It’s a short one but let’s get into it!
1. THE JAPANESE HOUSE // “CHEWING COTTON WOOD”
English artist Amber Bain aka The Japanese House has dropped a stunning new track. The song “Chewing Cotton Wood” is a melodic heartfelt number featuring a lot of the staples we’ve come to know from The Japanese House for including a lot of heavy analog synths, vocoder on vocals, and staccato rhythms. This beautifully melancholic new single makes us super excited for her upcoming 2020 EP release! You can check out the song below.
2. BEARSON (FEAT. GEORGIA KU + JRM) // “ALL IN”
Bearson is the alias of Olso, Norway native Jakob Bjørn-Hansen a Pop oriented Dance producer. His latest foray into the genre is the lush vibrant single “All In” which features gorgeous pop melodies from singer-songwriters Georgia Ku and JRM. Listen to the new song below!
3. FAY WILDHAGEN // “DIFFERENT”
Different is the folksy new single from Norwegian Singer-songwriter Fay Wildhagen. Fay’s vocals are what truly carry this track, creating soft beautiful melodies that are accompanied by a pure arrangement as not to overwhelm. The music video is a nostalgic and heartfelt coming-of-age story all of which you can view below.
4. THE WEEKND // “BLINDING LIGHTS”
The King of The Fall is back with two new singles since the release of his EP, My Dear Melancholy. The first track released “Heartless” found the solo star in fine form flexing atop a hard-hitting R&B number. But the second track released “Blind Lights” is the standout for me. With its tinny synths, syncopated drum and bass rhythms, and pop-leaning melodies. It’s a track that sounds and feels like The Weeknd while still progressing forward.
5. MOSES BOYD // “ONLY YOU”
Moses Boyd is a South London artist and producer and this track, “Only You” is off his upcoming debut album, Dark Matter. The song grabbed me from the first and listen with its raw organic percussive beats, heavy elements of grime, and influences of Jazz music. It is always refreshing to hear musicians such as this who think outside the box… no, wait let’s scratch that artists who think and create like there is no box. You can press play on “Only You” right now as well as pre-order Moses’ debut record here.
Also, while you’re here check out my annual Christmas playlist which you can listen to and subscribe to here, it’s perfect for any Holiday parties coming up! My yearly roundup is next!