Sunday, 12 February 2017

New Music Review #31

Here are another ten tracks that are worth listening to!

ARCAVES - Out of the Blue

Something upbeat to start this blog with, this is a fun and funky piece of indie-electro-pop.(6.5/10)

Beyond Recall - Get It Right

We always like a bit of bouncy uptempo emo rock so this high-energy number from Beyond Recall ticks those boxes for this week. (7/10)

Chance The Rapper feat. Knox Fortune - All Night

The lyrics might be the definition of fag-packet-written but the poppy chorus is catchy in its simplicity and the electronic-focussed understated verses are fun enough. (6.5/10)

Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm

Katy Perry returns with another poppy number. It takes a few listens to show its hand and even then the lyrics are a little tired and the pop style a tad artificial, but it's pretty radio friendly. (6.5/10)

Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa - Scared To Be Lonely

It may wear its club-influences on its sleeve but the vocals for Dua Lipa give it a bit more heart and the strings and classical theme lift it up even more. (6.5/10)

Nell Bryden - Thought I Was Meant For You

Nell Bryden is one of the stars of the music circuit and this touching ballad is another example of some of her well written and brilliantly sung material! (7/10)

Sarah Darling - Halley's Comet

Amongst all the blandly written songs we have to listen to occasionally a song stands out, and in this case it's this from Sarah Darling. Beautifully written, sung and produced, give this one more than one spin! (7.5/10)

St Francis Hotel - Stay As You Are

'Stay As You Are' is a throbbing indie-electronic number with hints of 1980s Depeche Mode or Kraftwerk. Hauntingly intriguing. (6.5/10)

Texas - Let's Work It Out

A bit of a change in musical direction for Texas, the 70s-influenced vibe suits her voice and it feels like a grower. (7/10)

Wild Beasts - Alpha Female

The verses may drag on a little, but the bassy catchy choruses work better and there's steady driving rhythm and gritty guitars that work better. (6.5/10)

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