“Future Visions” by Favela, from EP of the same name (released on limited 12″ vinyl and digitally on June 29th). “I wanted the video to describe a juxtaposition between future and past, and what satisfies and what doesn’t,” said the Leeds producer. “I think the setting nicely translated this concept of something that satisfies but doesn’t last.”
I’ve got a challenge for you. Watch songwriter Kalle Mattson‘s latest video “Avalanche” and try to guess as many album covers as you can (there’s 35 album covers total, recreated in the video to pay homage to some of the Mattson’s favourite records).
“I’ve had the video concept in my head for a long time actually,” Mattson says. “I remember being 10 or 11 years old flipping through the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time magazine and choosing what records to borrow out of my dad’s collection based on the covers alone. All of the albums we recreated are super important to me & the video sort of serves as a window into what has influenced me growing up discovering music for the first time and then eventually writing songs. One of my main worries was that this would seem like a bit of an ego trip inserting my face into a famous Dylan cover or something but I really think it came out as a work of love for the artists, their records and the covers that also make those albums so special.”
“Avalanche” is featured on the “Avalanche” EP, out 8/21 via HOME Music Co.
The track I’ve dubbed the “song of my summer so far”, “Drag” by Dave Wave off the Headcase EP, now has a video, released today via new platform Apple Music. This will be the first Apple Music embed on IMF, so hopefully this embed of the “glistening, sun-kissed track” works for you, so you can follow along with Jackson Phillips as he wanders around his stomping grounds in the Bay Area.
I’ll admit, I’m phoning this one in a little bit. I just came out of the sun after a couple beers to get a handle on this overflowing inbox. These are the songs that rose to the top. Check out what’s #trending this week on the blogs, featuring Darwin Deez, Icona Pop and Nvdes.
Swedish synth-pop duo Icona Pop recently released a song called “First Time”, which not only rocks, but was the first song they ever wrote since forming in 2012. The song will appear on the new Emergency EP, out now on Big Beat Records.
Darwin Deez is having some great luck with his second listen from his fall release of Double Down, having Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe declare “Time Machine” his “World Record”.
Finally, I got a note recently from LA band Nvdes, who’s “chill indie dance music” is a perfect fit for this site. Check out “Unforgettable”.