With music from the brilliant Superorganism, experimental outfit Young Fathers and a Tom Misch collaboration with the one and only De La Soul, this New Music Friday is not to be missed!
1. British quintet Blossoms have released the single ‘I Can’t Stand It’ off their highly anticipated album Cool Like You. If the rest of the album is anything like this enthralling new track, it’ll be a sure winner. Sticking to wobbly synths, infectious vocals and intricate bass lines, ‘I Can’t Stand It’ is an exciting portrayal of Blossoms spectrum of creativity and talent.
2. After the critically acclaimed album Dead, an extensive world tour and six songs featured in T2 Trainspotting, Young Fathers are gearing up for their second album with yet another masterful creation; ‘Toy’. The single emanates brilliance with its refreshing utilisation of electronic beats and synths, making ‘Toy’ and every other song this enigmatic outfit create ultimately unique and a catalyst for rumination.
3. Channelling jazz and bossa nova influences, Tom Misch has teamed up with the vanguards of jazz rap and alternative hip-hop, De La Soul, to create the superb new single ‘It Runs Through Me’. As usual, Misch’s expertise and virtuoso musicianship yield a composition so refined it’s difficult to believe prowess such as his exists. In addition to the sublime instrumental, it’s all enhanced by his smoother than velvet vocals and De La Soul’s outstanding lyrical performance.
4. Having been around since 2013, it’s quite extraordinary that this extra ordinary band are still yet to release their debut record. Fickle Friends will finally see the release of You Are Someone Else later this month, and to give us a teaser they’ve just released a sensational pop twister ‘Wake Me Up’. A more synthesized set up than previous work, the dance ready single is evidence of Fickle Friends’ sound change over the years, which as a result highlights this band’s intelligent strive for longevity.
5. Super Superorganism have unveiled ‘Night Time’ off their brand spanking new eponymous debut. In true Superorganism fashion, it captures the ethereal magic of those impalpably addictive vocals. Perhaps with a stronger pop twist than other works by containing repetitive sing-a-long lyrics, this erratic outfit have managed to work them into the track to create a truly fantastic piece of music, as though only feasible via divine intervention.
6. ALMA belts out ‘Dance For Me’ as a result of a collaborative effort with fellow Scandinavian maverick MØ. Whilst maintaining her signature sound, ALMA creates a fresh new slice of electro pop for the masses to delve into, contaminating the popular music scene with pathogens of rhythmic goodness and stunning razor sharp vocals.
7. Alternative pop singer and songwriter JONES presents yet another collaboration in the form of ‘Prism Of Love’ featuring Blakey. A moving masterpiece, the JONES/Blakey duet slows things down for a mellow, heartwarming river of euphonious idiosyncrasies, like the calming eddies of turquoise wave characteristic of Polynesia.