Here at Wonderland everything goes, which is why we’ve each week we thought we’d share ten tracks that got us all excited over the last seven days. This week sees Jessie Ware’s soulful offerings matched with an ex-Jonas Brother. Yes, it’s our Top Ten tracks of the week.
Jessie Ware – ‘Want Your Feeling’
Jessie Ware’s new record is shaping up to be one of the most exciting of the year. With ‘Want Your Feeling’, she’s drafted in the help of Dev Hynes, whose signature guitars and highly melodic songwriting cascade wonderfully through the track. It’s grown-up and completely majestic. Brava!
Seinabo Sey – ‘Pistols At Dawn’
Here at Wonderland, we love Seinabo Sey. This track serves some moody realness, with the Swedish diva proving why she’s one of the hottest new talents around. The added vocals during the chorus provide some much needed grit to this dark song.
Nick Jonas – ‘Jealous’
It’s been a while since we’ve heard a peep out of the Jonas Brothers. In fact, after their surprise split we were officially in mourning. Luckily, the hunkiest of the bunch, Nick, has decided that going solo is the route for him. Thank goodness, as ‘Jealous’ is fantastic. Midtempo drums drive the song along, giving it a sense of purpose. Apparently it’s about Nick’s personal insecurities when dating hot women. Well Nick, give them up. We’d make sure you weren’t jealous 😉
Mary J. Blige – ‘Right Now’
When we heard that Mary J Blige was working with Sam Smith, Disclosue, Naughty Boy and Rudimental we were a tiny bit worried. Would she stray into dangerous borehouse territory? Well, she hasn’t and Mary is back! This is cutting edge pop music with soul, Disclosure’s production proving why they’re the most sought after group in the industry. Yes Mary, yes!
Salt Ashes – ‘If You Let Me Go’
While this song has been ‘out there’ for a while, it’s been given the musical equivalent of a face life, new production turning it from a good song to a great one. Brighton-based Salt Ashes is a serious contender for electro-pop’s crown with her knack for catchy melodies and icy vocals. Brb, Kylie’s calling and she want’s her voice back…
Loyle Corner – ‘The Money’ (ft. Rebel Kleff)
Loyle Corner is an interesting one. Rather than falling into generic UK hip-hop, he brings something different. His spoken-word approach to rap is refreshing, and the throwback backing track juxtaposed with the serious nature of the song providing a bit of relief.
Avec Sans – ‘All Of Time’
As autumn rolls in and the temperature drops, sometimes a bit of glacial electro-pop is just what’s in order. Handily Avec Sans have unleashed ‘All Of Time’, an emotionally charged track with arpeggiated synths and airy vocals. The video is a trippy affair, but suits the inherent wildness of the track. This is music to cry dance to.
Kleerup – ‘Let Me In’ (Ft. Susanne Sundfør)
Kleerup is back, and with ‘Let Me In’ he’s channeling some serious 70s vibez. With a bass line that immediately harks back to Blondie, the vocal is also an obvious head nod to Debbie Harry. If this is what the disco revival sounds like, we’ll be the first with our flares on!
Sia – ‘Chandelier’ (Piano Version).
Having already released this track as a full-out banger earlier this year, everyone’s favourite songwriter, Sia, has stripped it back. This emotive and subdued version is reminiscent of the Australian’s previous work, and manages to capture a different element, emphasizing the darkness in the track. It’s music like this that shows that Sia is one of the best writers around.
Haerts – ‘Giving Up’
Closing our list this week is Haerts, with their elegant offering ‘Giving Up’. The American electro-pop outfit is sort a hybrid of The Cranberries and Robyn, something that we’re definitely into. The song, despite being rather melancholic, has a happy euphoria to it with its pulsing synths and heavy bass. It’s all rather lovely.