One of our favorite artist, Mar, has released a video for his single “I Could Care Less.” The visuals have Mar being a bad ass. He starts out fixing and then riding his motorcycle through the forest and some dirt roads. The woman lead is trapped in some type of pyramid which Mar rescues her from. We have no clue what the visuals of these video are about, but the song is about finding an interesting and strong woman who can keep his attention.
“But you really think that you’re the one, look in my eyes/Then maybe you’ll find a way to tame the animal inside”
“The stories I tell come from that same place [love],” says Mar on the song’s parent EP, When We Meet, “From sexual longing to the losing game which we have all once played. To feel free, without boundaries, and let go of past fears.”
The melody of the track sounds a bit like Nick Jonas’ ‘Jealous‘, but the subject matter of each song is completely different.
Check out the video for “I Could Care Less” below.
Buy the ‘When We Meet’ EP here: bit.ly/marwhenwemeet]]>
That time of year has rolled around, as the kick off for your hotly tipped acts of 2016 have been announced. According to BBC standards that is. Their annual longlist of artists set to breakthrough in the new year is below. Previous winner’s have Year’s & Year’s and Sam Smith. As usual, a few of these acts listed have been a staple here on the site throughout the year. Frontrunner’s Jack Garrat, Alessia Cara, Nao among others are set to be a soundtrack to your upcoming year. View the full list below. More news on the nominees here.
Sound Of 2016 longlist:
Aussie artist Emma Louise single “Underflow” starts off a simple piano chord which makes way for Louise’s smooth and silky voice.
The track is about the swelling feeling that comes with change and sacrifice. This is what Emma had to say about the song’s origin.
“I wrote Underflow about that feeling that swells up inside of you when you know that things in your life are about to change. It’s like an undercurrent that at first you ignore, and it builds and builds until you know you need to make a decision, albeit hard and scary at the time. Then the change comes, and everything is new and different.”
The track’s production was done by Pascal Gabriel, who is known for his work with Goldfrapp and Ladyhawke. Gabriel and Louise have dropped an elegant song has us eagerly standing by for her second album.
Stream Emma Louise’s “Underflow” below.]]>
Oxford foursome ISLAND are back with their third single, “I’ve Been Searching” from their forthcoming debut EP, “Girl,” which will be released on November 27th.
For those keeping track at home the London group consisting of Rollo Doherty, Jack Raeder, James Wolfe, and Toby Richards. The latest track follows the success of their second single “Girl,” and their debut “Stargazer,” thanks to these three singles, the crew is building a sweet collection of mellow indie pop tunes. We lost count how many times we played this track in the past 24 hours and we are sure you will to.
“I’ve Been Searching’ is a story for anyone who has shared an intimate moment with someone and then lost them forever.”- ISLAND
Check out “I’ve Been Searching” below:]]>
Its been a fast rise for the Fortworth Texas native who made our Fresh Faces list earlier this year and now the newest face of soul is contributing to the upcoming Oscar buzzed film Concussion starring Will Smith. A soothing ballad that you can stream in full below. Soundtrack will be available December 18th via Sony Recordings.]]>
To close out this Friday we get an upbeat track from Astronomyy titled “Somethin About U.”
It’s a lot more cheery and hopeful then his previous effort “When I’m With U.” Even though the Worcestershire, UK-based artist has been making music for the public for over two years, he is still a relative unknown. So we suggest you follow him via his social networks like we do, to keep up with this guy.
Singer-songwriter Eryn Allen Kane graciously shares with us Aviary Act 1, a four track EP that is the beginning of a series. One of the better debut voices we’ve heard this year. You can stream this beautiful project in its entirety below.]]>
While listening to the Adele interview on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe, we caught wind of Danish quartet Lukas Graham single “7 Years.”
The group, led by Lukas Graham Forchhammer on vocals, hit No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists ranking on Nov. 16 with the song “7 Years,” following success on Spotify’s Viral Hits playlist and Viral 50 chart.
“7 Years,” is a piano-led mid-tempo track that follows the evolution of the song’s narrator from age 7 to 60 years old. Which is something we all we hopefully go through. It reminds us a bit of Five For Fighting’s,‘100 Years’.
The band’s self-titled new album is out in its home country, but a U.S. release date has not yet been set. Call your parents and hold your love ones after you listen to the age-old story “7 Years” below.]]>
London singer-songwriter Nao gives us a dark visual for her latest cut “Bad Blood.” One of her strongest tracks to date. Expect more news from the talented upstart as the few weeks take place. Watch the clip in its entirety below.]]>
“Comfort Zone” which is co-produced by Jamie Lidell is the latest smooth single from Nashville synth-R&B act BASECAMP, who have been on our radar since 2013. They shared this track along with the A-Side single, “In My Veins,” which features Del the Funky Homosapien and Billie Black, and additional production Jamie Lidell.
“Comfort Zone” was the result of our first session with Jamie Lidell. It came together really naturally. There was a great chemistry between us. It was definitely one of the more fun days we’ve spent in a studio, and I think that comes across in this record.”
Stream “Comfort Zone” below along with A-side “In My Veins” featuring Del The Funky Homosapien and Billie Black.
BASECAMP have upcoming shows:
11/28 Los Angeles, CA @
12/01 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
12/04 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
12/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade