Yeah, as you should already know there is a big difference between following the hype and creating it, that being said, our editorial line is expanding and now we will have some more ‘saucy bangers’ for you on the way, so here we are back once again with the top five tracks of the week powered by Musosoup.
In this session we take into consideration the quality of the tune itself, not focusing that much on other fundamental elements in the music industry.
This week we have a bit of indie new wave, electronic and alternative music.
1 – Favours – Memories
Hailing from Canada, Favours is an indie duo based in Toronto, formed by Jacq and Alex. They have been playing together in this project over two years and have recently just released their debut LP called ‘Made to Wait‘ which was recorded at Candle Recording Studio with Josh Korody and mastered by Bryan Lowe at Joao Carvalho’s studio. ‘Memories‘ is one of the songs in the record which seems to be issuing an introspective self-help mantra. While being inspired by the pain, the track message is powerful and about pushing people forward to become better. It’s slick and brings dope guitars with synths, sounding a bit of new wave, earning our first position this week.
2 – Kmodo – When You’re Ready
Well acclaimed by the tastemakers, Chris Nickolls whose also know by his stage name KMODO is a South London based producer/musician who loves co-writing and producing with other artists. His second single called ‘When You Are Ready‘ came out a few months back featuring the excellent singer Clara Serra López resulting in a solid collaboration. Influenced by Tame Impala vibes, the song is a fusion of electro, pop and afro combining catchy hooks and memorable synths. This number slides its way into our second place this week.
Enjoy their amazing live performance below.
3 – Gillian Heidi – ‘Desperate’
Gillian Heidi is a 16 years old independent singer-songwriter and musician hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, writing the chronicles of life’s ups and downs. She is promoting her upcoming debut album titled ‘3 AM‘ and the song in contention here is ‘Desepate‘ which is the third single out. Under the influence of Taylor Swift and Ella Mai, Gillian’s debut EP Unfiltered was released independently last year, produced by her piano teacher Patrick Hanlin, the lead single ‘What It Felt Like‘ impressively tallied over 200K streams. In the fast lane from Boston to Nashville, Gillian started to work on a new record along with the producer Sergio Sanchez, the alternative pop track vibes are about conflicting emotions arising from a strong attraction to someone while being in a committed relationship. Invited to be the opening act for Tate McRae, Gillian Heidi is ready to take her place on our third place this week.
4 – The Daylight Orange – Salt Water
From the backroom of the Exeter pub run by brothers Dan and Matt, was the beginning of The Daylight Orange, who is a psychedelic power trio inspired by Duran Duran. Dropping their second single called ‘Salt Water‘, the song is the sound reminiscent of Doves which is truly amazing. With the support of BBC Introduction Sarah Gosling, the band is on the spotlight releasing solid tracks that could be defined as a combination of 70s psychedelia merging with the perspective of Bukowski and Aldous Huxley resulting in something truly amazing, securing our fourth place this week.
5 – Frannie B – Fearless
Influenced by Halsey and Kehlani, Frannie B is an electro-pop artist from Oxford, UK. At just 22 years old, Frannie is rising as a prominent artist after sharing the stage with one of her favorite icons Jessie J. The talent is also making the buzz with the tastemakers including BBC Introducing in Oxford, her hometown, Sinead Harnett and Anne Marie. From performing notorious gigs like O2 Academy to her last release called ‘Fearless‘, which is filled with a pop, RnB and dance vibes, the empowering track blends a summer pop flow with vulnerable lyrics, drawing inspiration from artists like Dua Lipa and Rita Ora, good enough to enclose out top five list this week.
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