Tuesday, 17 October 2017

New Music Review #101

Ten more songs you have to hear!

Dornik - Bestie

Bestie is a cool, funky soulful number with a strong rnb production vibe and a sensual lead vocal that provides a warm feeling to a cold night. (6.5/10)

Evanescence - Imperfection

It's been a while since we last heard from Evanescence and from the sound of this new single not a huge amount has changed but the mix of orchestral strings and Amy Lee's souring vocals are on top form here and it's great to hear them back! (7/10)

George Maple - Hero

'Hero' is a driven little number with an interesting beat and a smooth vibe, led by the delightful vocals of Maple. A grower. (7/10)

Johann Sebastian Punk - Tragedy

With a great act name but a rather unusual look and video, 'Tragedy' with its indie-rock guitars, classical stylings and drawn-out vocals is a track unlike anything you've heard recently but somehow its eccentricity and crazy production works. (7/10)

Kamille feat. Avelino - Body

With a rather experimental production style and layout this is quite a free-flowing track and difficult to describe, but there's something about it that works, and the guest verse by Avelino smooths it up quite a bit. (7/10)

Lewis Capaldi - Fade 

With a delightfully gruff voice sounding like James Arthur if he could actually sing, this is a beautifully sung song like a Sam Smith number with more bite. Great. (7/10)

Nintendo - Jump Up Super Star (Short Version)

It's a fine between advert and song for this, but this swing song from the upcoming new Super Mario game is a great, foot-tapping number with some nice tongue-in-cheek lyrics and a great catchy ending. (7/10)

Reverend and the Makers - Black Flowers

I'm still not quite sure what to make of the new Reverend and the Makers sound but the eerie, ethereal sounds of this latest single are quite intriguing and listenable. (6/10)

Summer Heart - Follow

One of Summer Heart's best tracks, 'Follow' is a delightfully catchy song, beautifully produced and warming, with some neat multi-layering. (7.5/10)

Tove Styrke - Mistakes

You never meet a Tove and suddenly there's a new one. 'Mistakes' has a chorus that takes a bit to sink in but it has a pleasant enough pop feel to its sound and a fun upbeat rhythm. (6.5/10)

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