Fresher Sounds – The best new music – 11/06/19
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These weird and wonderful new releases should leave you feeling uplifted after an exhausting exam season. Even if the weather is less than glorious, you can still celebrate with a few of these tracks turned up to the max on your mate’s amp!
Fresher Sounds // Cover by MeddiesAda Lea - mercury During the aftermath of a failed relationship, Ada Lea journaled the first 180 days of her experience of the post-breakup period. This developed into her debut album what we say in private, which is due to be released on 19th July. ‘mercury’ in particular reflects upon the non-linear journey that follows a break-up, with varied pacing throughout the song. The Montreal singer-songwriter says she allowed the track to develop on its own and expand in an organic direction. This stop-start neo-pop record gives listeners a glimpse into the private life of an individual trying to fix a broken heart. MOHIT - Yoghurt From the dreamy and scaled-back verses to its most intense moments, East London trio MOHIT manages to effortlessly achieve a quintessentially psychedelic sound on this record. Laced with rock riffs and rhythms, this track is progressive and avant-garde. The use of loops and ethereal harmonies also gives it an 80s vibe.
Dude York - Box Seattle-based pop-punk trio Dude York investigates the theme of Falling in their upcoming album of the same title, due for release on 26th July. Bassist Claire England describes the band’s views on the topic, stating that “there are two ways things can fall. They can fall and be ruined, or they can fall like a feather and be fine.” This peppy yet punky record explores these ideas, discussing adolescent disappointment and the bittersweet nature of falling in and out of relationships.
MUNA - Number One Fan MUNA’s ‘Number One Fan’ is a song about recognising the negative voices in your head but learning how to speak back to them. The band states, “Just as we can all be our own biggest haters, we can also decide to be our biggest fans.” 'Number One Fan' is introduced with just vocals and synths, but as the track progresses the instrumentation broadens out to encompass a full band sound. Ciaran Lavery - Selene In this extremely intimate piano ballad, Ciaran Lavery unveils his husky Northern Irish tone. With sounds of a cassette tape before and after the song, the track is sentimental and self-reflective. Lavery says that 'Selene' "is an insight into the current path I am on, giving myself the freedom to be the asshole without throwing my own heart or someone else’s under the bus for the sake of honest writing”. Lavery achieves this aim without a doubt, producing a sublime piece of musical integrity.
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