Few popstars can document terrible relationships as well as Tove Lo can. “Cool Girl”, which is lifted from Tove Lo’s as yet untitled sophomore album, was apparently inspired by Gone Girl. With Tove Lo Singing “You can run free/ I won’t hold it against you/ You do your thing/ Never wanted a future” over dreamy house beat, you’ll struggle to dislodge this anthem to giving up from your mind.
Tuck into our selection of the week’s best new music.
Tove Lo – “Cool Girl”
s a r a s a r a – “Euphoria”
SEO challenge and One Little Indian signee s a r a s a r a has shared the bewitching “Euphoria”. Co-produced by the legendary musician Matthew Herbert, “Euphoria” is set to feature on her debut album a m o r f a t I which will be released on 14 October.
Black Marble – “Woods”
“Woods” is your second taste of Black Marble’s (the bedroom synth project of LA-based musician Chris Stewart) forthcoming album It’s Immaterial. Stewart produces music with cinematic scope, distorted vocals rumble over pounding synths. It’s Immaterial is released on 30 September via Ghostly.
salute – “Storm”
salute has shared the brilliant visuals for new single “Storm”. Originally from Vienna and now living in Manchester, salute is a genre-hopping producing worth keeping an eye on. The video was directed by Raine Allen-Miller and celebrates the UK’s diversity and unique mix of cultures. salute releases his My Heart mini-album on 19 August.
Lucia Fontaine – “Best Boy”
“Best Boy” is the title track from Lucia Fontaine’s soon to be released debut EP. It’s frenetic and hazy with that garage wall-of-sound and at 2 minutes you’ll be sad when it’s all over. “Best Boy” will be released on 10″ vinyl via Dead Beet Records this fall.
Banks – “Gemini Feed”
Banks’ inevitable rise to pop superstardom continues with latest single “Gemini Feed”. With a pounding R&B-tinged chorus, “Gemini Feed” (and everything else Banks choses to release) should be soundtracking whatever is left of the summer. The Altar, Banks’ second full-length album, will be released on 30 September.
A.O.S.O.O.N. – “Good Enough”
South London duo A.O.S.O.O.N. has shared new track “Good Enough”. Self-described as “gansta folk”, the duo cite Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu as influences, laid back musical vibes with plenty to say. “Good Enough” is released by Goon & Goblin
Jacques Greene – “You Can’t Deny”
Jacques Greene, one of dance music’s most enigmatic talents, has kept us waiting for new material for two long years but now he’s back with the faultless “You Can’t Deny”. Easily one of the most influential producers of the last ten years, “You Can’t Deny” is a reminder of what we’ve been missing.
Tessa Rae – “Dreamland”
Oakland born, LA based artist Tessa Rae returns with her second track, the aptly titled “Dreamland”. Describing the track, Rae says: “Dreamland” is about wanting to escape the cards you’ve been dealt and take your fate into your own hands. We wanted the video to have a home movie-like feel, like someone looking back through time and reliving memories.”
Cass McCombs – “Medusa’s Outhouse”
“Medusa’s Outhouse” is the third track to be released from Cass McCombs’ new album Mangy Love. Produced by Rob Schnapf and Dan Horne (Elliott Smith, Beck and FIDLAR), the album will include collaborations with Angel Olsen and Blake Mills. Mangy Love drops on 26 August via Anti- Records.
Fond Of Rudy – “The Line”
Fond of Rudy bring you three minutes of sunshine-drenched indie in the form of new single “The Line”. With an insanely catchy chorus and a shimmering guitar riff, this is an earworm of the highest order.