Single of the week is the new Balthazar: Linger On. A catchy, sweet and slightly up-tempo floating track with a disco feel. Enjoy this one! The other you can't miss is the newest one from Damon Albarn: Polaris! A song that promises a lot of good things about his new album!
BALTHAZAR - LINGER ON
New single taken from their fifth album Sand, Linger On features clips from the concert film ‘Sand Castle Tapes’ that aired three weeks ago.
DAMON ALBARN - POLARIS (RADIO EDIT)
The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’ is the new studio album from Damon Albarn, out 12th November 2021 on Transgressive Records. Originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland, 2020 saw Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. Polaris , the lead track for the album, follows the earlier release of the haunting title track and, with its infectious choral melody, addresses the guiding star needed for lives blown off course as so many have been during this last year.
12/11 new album 'The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows' via Transgressive Records
28/02 @ Bozar, Brussels
01/03 @ Bozar, Brussels
CLAPTONE - WAKE UP (FT. JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW)
The enigmatic Claptone is one of the world’s most renowned electronic music producers and DJs. With the arrival of Wake Up, Claptone announces his third and biggest album to date, Closer. This follows the global successes of previous records Charmer and Fantast, which have amassed 200M streams and over 200K equivalent album sales. Wake Up sees Claptone team up with James Vincent McMorrow on this uplifting summer anthem. McMorrow’s vocals soar over a looping piano and rolling snares to deliver an instant dancefloor classic!
LP - GOODBYE
Goodbye is the fourth single from Churches, LP’s highly anticipated sixth album which will be released on October 8th via [PIAS] Recordings. The song was co-written by LP with her longtime collaborators Del Rio, who produced and played all instruments except drums, and Nate Campany - who are also the writing team behind Churches’ singles The One That You Love, How Low Can You Go, along with previous LP hits. LP says, "Goodbye is a blast for the soul. A spring cleaning to free myself and hopefully others from the shackles of my own mind. The light is always there if you want it. I definitely want it.”
08/10 new album 'Churches' via [PIAS] Recordings
PEYTON - WHAT DID I DO
PSA is the debut album from Houston singer and songwriter Peyton, out this summer on Stones Throw. Radiating confidence and self-love, PSA sees Peyton standing in the spotlight and making herself heard, paying homage to her identity and Texan roots. What Did I Do is the third single from PSA. Peyton’s stunning voice shines over a trap beat and dreamy synths on this epic and catchy track about a break up with a friend.
23/07 debut album 'PSA' via Stones Throw
CURTIS HARDING - I WON'T LET YOU DOWN
Curtis Harding wears his heart on his sleeve on his new track I Won't Let You Down. “Take your time and don’t worry baby / Everything is fine even here lately / There’s an old friend just hanging around / When you need me I won’t let you down,” Harding croons with devotion over a classic soul groove, textured with infectious horn playing, background singers and modern psychedelic flourishes.
07/03 @ Botanique, Brussels
ANIKA - RIGHTS
Anika - the project of Berlin-based musician Annika Henderson - shares the new single/video, Rights, from Change, her first new album in over a decade, out July 23rd on Invada. Following Change and Finger Pies. Rights see’s Anika’s beautiful plaintive vocal combine with oscillating percussion to create a powerful incantation. In her words, the song is about “turning the tables, giving power to those who normally feel disempowered. This song is about unification not division.” During the song’s peak, Anika chants encouragingly: “Feel the power // feel the power // show me power.”
23/07 new album 'Change' via Invada Records