Back with another post on Rhodes and his debut album, Wishes. The album is a book of short stories: about overcoming fears, battling relationships, persevering, and loving. In it he gives us a few extra treats including a moving duo with Birdy and even a cover of Taylor Switft’s “Blank Space”. If you like this one, check out my other favourite, “Turning Back Around.”
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Beach House offer vocal delicacy with extra layers of lo-fi. The Baltimore duo is insanely captivating, and I’m wondering why it took me so long to discover them. Their most recent album, Thank Your Lucky Stars, is an experience in and of itself as Victoria Legrand’s celestial voice takes you to a whole other planet.
Check out this track, and then find your way to the entire album.
It’s here. BØRNS‘ first full-length album. The ecstasy that is Garret’s voice lasts not 15 minutes, but upwards of 40. I can now sit on my couch and stare at the blank wall in front of me for 11 songs, and not just four.
New to the mix are “Dug My Heart”, “American Money”, “Clouds”, “Holy Ghost”, “Dopamine”, “Overnight Sensation”, and “Fool”, as well as “The Emotion”, which they released earlier this year as a sneak-peak. Listen below, or check out the album on Spotify.
Maala is Hozier meets Chet Faker. Last August this mysterious New Zealander released five tracks under a self-titled EP, now available on Spotify. “Unbound” not only highlights Maala‘s strong vocals and synth beats, but his lyrical talent as well. The introductory verse could be a poem on its own.
Give it a listen!
If you’re a Børns fan, you too are aware that only 36 days remain until this galvanizing band releases their debut album, Dopamine (that’s October 16). Børns exploded earlier this year after Garret’s silky vocals were featured in a Hulu Commercial. Months later girls were holding signs that read, “Take me to your tree house” at concerts. Festival goers were choosing Børns over larger names as they carefully crafted their schedules.
In April, Børns released “The Emotion” from their forthcoming album. Whereas the entirety of “Candy” screams young love and euphoria, with “The Emotion”, Garret shows us, well… a little more emotion. As he tones down the exuberance, he reveals a sense of vulnerability. It’s unexpected. It’s refreshing.