Making waves online for some time now, the mysterious mastermind that is Gabriel Black is back with yet another slice of his unique blend of emo, hip hop and rock with new track “Jump”. Following a twisted love story, the track sees fellow LA-based babe Sofi De La Torre offer her beautiful vocals and is the latest proof that Black is something truly special.
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Gabriel Black – “Jump” feat. Sofi De La Torre
Sea Girls – “Eat Me Whole”
Yet another undisputed banger from rising British band Sea Girls, new song “Eat Me Whole” was born to have its lyrics screamed as loud as possible by crowds of adoring fans. “It’s a story about the moment at a party when it’s just about to kick off over someone being rude and one guy thinking he’s the man, but in reality they’re just killing the vibe,” vocalist Henry Camamile explains. “It was written the same day we recorded it, so it has that exciting and impulsive energy of a brand new jam, so we thought let’s do something in the moment to reflect the story of the song and see what happens. The music and the lyrics all came together and we love how it sounds.”
Lily Allen – “Three”
Announcing her latest album No Shame last week, Lily Allen spoiled us by dropping two new tracks as well. Both gorgeous pop numbers, “Three” and “Higher” are stunning confessionals and an exciting look at what the pop heavyweight has in store for fans in 2018. “I believe that we as humans work through things by talking about them, and that’s what making music is, for me,” she explains. “It’s sharing things that you hope are going to connect with people, not that are going to connect with algorithms. I think we are so led by outside forces in terms of the way we express ourselves nowadays, because we’re so scared of what comes back. It’s something I’ve always wanted to explore. It’s why I went into it at the beginning, when it felt a lot more free.”
Jess Williamson – “I See The White”
A lovely bit of scuzzy-pop, Jess Williamson has shared “I See The White” and if it doesn’t get you super excited for her upcoming album Cosmic Wink then nothing will. “This song is a love song and it’s also kind of me throwing a tantrum,” says Williamson. “It’s begging for answers and making a few demands too. I get it, life is short but our souls live on, right? So, I’m gonna need my sweetheart to come too, okay? And maybe my dog. Is that so much to ask?”
Calpurnia – “City Boy”
Stranger Things fave Finn Wolfhard is proving he’s not only fab at defeating Demogorgons, but he’s pretty sick at fronting lo-fi rock bands too, as the singer and guitarist of Calpurnia; the quartet dropped their debut track “City Boy” last week. A stunning first glimpse into their debut EP, which was produced by Twin Peaks frontman Cadien Lake James, “City Boy” is a super exciting look at what’s to come.
TT – “Love Leaks”
Warpaint singer and guitarist Theresa Wayman dropped her brand new track “Love Leaks” last week and it’s, no surprise, bloody brilliant. Adopting the moniker TT, the song is the first cut from her debut album Love Laws which is, in Wayman’s own words, “down tempo, pretty sexy, and a bit emotional.” We can’t wait to hear more.
The Magic Gang – “Take Care”
With their debut album set to wow us all come Friday, The Magic Gang are giving fans further reason to wish the week away with the release of their latest track, “Take Care”. A gorgeous piano-led song, it shows off another side to the Brighton quartet and is an intriguing look at what the guys can do (plus is certain to make you fall in love with them even more).
Future Jr. – “Tell Me That I’m Wrong”
With latest dreamy number “Tell Me That I’m Wronge”, Future Jr. – the pseudonym of 23-year-old Matt Nainby – shows us the latest look into his highly anticipated debut EP, “Vacancy”. “After going through a brutal seven months last year I realised I had to face a lot of the demons that I’d been running from,” he says of the electro-pop sizzler. “It’s a track written to myself signifying the power of accepting your shortfalls in order to make room for better things”.