Y.O.U stands for Your Own Universe, and it sure has a plethora of universal appeal. The artist responsible for your future daily happiness is Elliot Williams and happily pivot the synth-pop and post-punk juncture. Perhaps the propensity of “Everything will be just fine” will stick with you, and linger just as long as the remnants of this song does.
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There aint nothing to be ashamed of when blatantly enjoying a slap of pop-crackle any day of the week. Conjuring sounds of Grouplove and Owl City, TeamMate release a lovely little ear-pleaser off of their forthcoming LP. With Rostrum Records (Wiz Khalifa) being their support, this one sure proves to uplift any mood.
The naked truth about love, like and lust is that its all inherently complicated. Here Kat Ostenberg and Skyler Stonestreet grab a loud speaker, sound the sirens and form a rather sweet pop duo called SIREN. Is it theoretically complex the way they make music? Of course not, but I predict we’ll be hearing more from them after this track hits a few more ears…
Who could resist pressing play on a song called “Ugh”. It’s the kind of stop-and-stare word we normally wouldn’t expect a singer to title his track with, but perhaps for a listener to use in order to speak their mind. Not only is this the furthest thing from “ugh” but the sentiment really fits perfectly for what he’s singing about. Brooklyn singer-songwriter Steve Sobs (real name Eric Littmann) begins with his slow-burning drone of vocals that set the layers of monotonous ideals about the past vs the present. True to form – life can certainly get “bleh” – but this track is a replay-er and there are no sobs here.
I haven’t held back about New Arcades in the past, they’re a hard-working duo who have now remixed the track “The Knife” by songstress Kyla La Grange. Perhaps I was sleeping when the original came around last month, or perhaps it just felt too slight to stick, and with all things considered her sound changed quite drastically after she travelled to South Africa too- so maybe it should have resonated more? As a native those african drums and kalimbas flowing into her sweet vocal just didn’t quite sit properly for me, but this remix has given the original a second life. A dancehall-electro opening turns it into a punchier sound that suits a title like “The Knife” a lot better.