Fresher Sounds - 03/05/2016
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UPDATED: Now with added Radiohead This week has seen artists go from private to very public. Or, in the case of Radiohead, the complete opposite. Beyonce’s fan base have been in hysteria since Lemonade sparked rumours of Jay Z’s possible infidelity. The twittersphere is intent on pinpointing ‘Becky with the good hair’, holding numerous females and Jake Gyllenhaal in the line of fire. Could it be more likely that given the average of 15 songwriters on board of each song (inc. Father John Misty?!) that the lyric in question is little more than a publicity stunt. Blink 182’s Tom Delonge took to the internet to declare there could be a future between him and the band, though a sly dig at the latest album’s co-writing didn’t go amiss. Oh and in true Thom Yorke style, Radiohead have pulled themselves from the internet entirely (only to start teasing new activity this morning). Here are a pick of songs that are intent on staying in the public sphere… Update - Radiohead - Burn The Witch As if to mess with the whole concept of our rather tenuous opening paragraphs, Radiohead have only gone and released a brand new song. And it's wonderous, a blend of electronic and orchestral sounds in a way that only Radiohead can deliver. It also has a freaky Trumpton meets The Wicker Man video..... Mick Harvey - Don’t Say a Thing Original Bad Seed member Mick Harvey reinstates his iconic status with his comeback to complete the third volume of his ambitious series of Serge Gainsbourg covers translated from French to English. 'Don’t Say a Thing', taken from Volume 3 – Delirium Dreams is flawlessly composed, cavorting drums and serene intertwining of male and female vocals doesn’t lose an ounce of the songs meaning. Mura Masa – What if I Go? Mura Masa has already been cited as one to watch, but he may have also produced the song of the summer. Featuring the soaring vocals of Bonzai, signed to his own label, a thick steel drum and cruising tropical chords, the artist who is fittingly named after a Japanese sword carves out a fresh cut of electronic pop. The Hotelier – Soft Animal The latest taste of The Hotelier’s highly awaited third studio album is an awakening for the Massachusetts based emo band. Vocalist Christian Holden's soaring voice makes for a truly eye-opening chorus. The words, ‘Make me feel alive, Make me believe that all my selves align’ rise up through the counterblast of drums and guitars, like the naive doe the poetic lyrics are so concerned with.
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