Announcing her EP Big Boy, French-Canadian musician Charlotte Cardin has just unveiled this new track Faufile. With a title that means to slip or sneak away, Faufile is a delicate but sultry piece of classically inspired jazz-influenced pop. Cardin's vocals tread a delicate path - both haunted and soulful at once.
Following on from her debut single Have It All, musician Amy Milner is demonstrating the stark beauty of songwriting on new single Help. Hailing from my part of the world, the Suffolk artist wrote this piece on the same piano that she learnt to play on at five-years-old and inherited from her grandparents.
Help teeters somewhere in between bravery and oblivion as Milner carefully teases out its gentle melodies. A lovely moment of peace...
Sometimes things don't need to be overly complicated. Maya Killtron has just turned in this 80s-inspired funk / groove number and it's epic. Horns, low-slung bass, massive vocals and a cover that features a permanently peeling HMV sticker - this is unashamedly retrographic but I don't care because I love it. Maya describes the record as follows:
Never Dance Alone' is the record I’ve always wanted to make. I spent a lot of time writing music that was chasing trend but when I finally got in the studio with Miloš (Producer) he reminded me how important it was to be myself. I’m a trained classical violinist and jazz arranger who loves to sing funk and soul. The can work together. I finally figured out how to write without apology and to be proud and fearless of the music I hear in my head. That is what 'Never Dance Alone' is. I was able to touch every part of the process this time around, from charting out and arranging the horns and strings to singing every single background part and lead.
So yeah. Play it, dance it, enjoy it.
I already declared my head-over-heels love for Chelsea Lankes' gorgeous video for her latest single Bullet, and now we have another excuse to revisit it in the form of this new jump up remix from Instant Karma.
The new version here compliments the original, injecting the break-up put-down with a fresh upbeat sensibility. On the new remix Chelsea says:
"This song was powerful to me when we initially wrote it and I'm so excited to have a remix that I feel takes this song to a different and equally impactful place. Instant Karma is so talented and did a fantastic job in re-imagining this song. Not to mention, they are 2 beautiful women that produce their own music which I feel is hard to come by in this business and it's something I very much admire. I love having opportunities to work with other women in music and I'm honored to have teamed up with these ladies."
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With a debut EP release for his Ghost Hours project around the corner, the amazingly talented Ron Fountenberry is back with his first new track since January.
In contrast to the other tracks we have heard from Ghost Hours so far, For_You_ has a laid back California feel to it. All of the Ghost Hours output to date has a warm and summery feel to it, but this more than any of the others basks in the anticipation of the coming warmer months (for the Northern hemisphere, anyway).
For_You_ is the final track to be unveiled from Ghost Hours' forthcoming EP1, which includes this alongside his previous tracks.