Wednesday 21 September 2022

LISTEN: Maja Lena - 'Through The Wall'

If I'm going to post irregularly, dipping in and out every week or so, it's wise to make those occasional posts something extra special, right? How about some gorgeous new Maja Lena for your Wednesday? Completely beguiling. So so stunning. Through The Wall is the second single to be taken from Maja's upcoming second album Pluto, which was produced by longtime collaborator Rob Pemberton and is releasing via Chiverin Records on 2nd December. The track sees Rob on drums, Alex Heane on bass and Emma Gatrill on clarinet (who else?!) 

On the track, Maja shares: "I wrote 'Through The Wall' while we were recording the album. I wasn't sure if it would make it onto the record, but I couldn't stop playing it and then we ended up tracking it. Lyrically, there are themes of feeling torn between two worlds, themes of feeling not good enough, and themes of feeling lost. It's also about the strange passing of time." 

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Thursday 8 September 2022

LISTEN: Chartreuse & Orlando Weeks - 'Satellites'

Dream collaboration time. Imagine the stunning vocals and musical styles of Chartreuse and Orlando Weeks combined... well you don't have to, because it is here and it is a beaut. Of course it is. The blend of vocals feels so natural - might we expect them to make some more music together in the future? I certainly hope so.

On Satellites, Chartreuse share: "We've been big fans of Orlando's work for many years and were introduced over email a few years back. We sent him a piano idea we'd been messing around with that we couldn't seem to go any further with. He sent back a beautiful voice recording from his laptop microphone of an almost finished song about Satellites. He called us up and told us he was getting a space interstellar feeling, then probably a year or so later he came over and we finished the song off! Enjoy!" 

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Wednesday 7 September 2022

WATCH: Low Island - 'Kid Gloves'

So GOOD. Every single time. They never miss. New Low Island dropped at the end of last week and is, as ever, a four-minute bop and my current favourite. They'll always manage to get me out of a big of a blog slump, too - I've simply got to share this with you all...! Along with recent single Can't Forget, new track Kid Gloves is taken from their upcoming second album Life In Miniature, due 4th November via their own label Emotional Interference

They've also just announced - and put on sale - their next London headliner at Oval Space on March 2nd. After missing the last few I simply have to be at this one!! Tickets here

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