Fresher Sounds - 16/02/2015
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This last week the world of music was dominated with comebacks and departures. The long awaited returns of Florence & The Machine and Drake were offset by the announcement that Radio One DJ Zane Lowe would be leaving the BBC to work for Apple. Thankfully good new music remains a constant, alongside our knack for dubious introductions. Here are some of our picks of the week: Laura Welsh - Hardest Part On her newest track, ‘Hardest Part,’ singer-songwriter Laura Welsh teams up with R&B icon John Legend. Taken from her debut album, Soft Control, the song focuses on the pairs lush vocal exchanges while a stripped back, synth-led melody pulses in the background. Joanna Gruesome - Last Year In many ways, Joanna Gruesome’s ‘Last Year’ sounds like two songs fused together. For their latest single, the noise-pop outfit sharply transition from gritty post punk into dreamy pop, with a chugging guitar riff remaining the only constant. Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker the Berry Kendrick Lamar has set the bar for rappers in 2015. The Compton MC channels Malcolm X with this black nationalist anthem. Kendrick’s aggressive, abrasive vocals dominate the track, and its message is amplified by the sharp beats and dark instrumentation.
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