Singles of the week #31

  Van Muylem    30 augustus 2021

For some reason we didn't get the single's of the week 31, so here we go! And we pick out ROBERT LEVON BEEN - ARISE SUN as single of the week! Just listen to the haunting feel and the vocals. It's a special track and goes just the way I love it! I can listen 10 times to it and still discover things I didn't hear before and it never bores me! It's the kind of song you can keep on spinning: over and over!


Swedish soul and R&B crossover Janice release the sun-drenched single Let It Rain, out 6th August via PIAS. Born in Stockholm, Janice was surrounded by music, putting on shows in her living room every night and singing in the Tensta Gospel Choir (previous members include Seinabo Sey and Lykke Li). It was this community and safe haven that allowed Janice to connect deeply with her own feelings and begin a professional career in singing. Her debut single Don’t Need To found fans in Zara Larsson and Charli XCX and established her as one of the most exciting exports from Sweden. It was followed by Answer, dedicated to Janice’s father after he tragically took his own life, which led her to become an ambassador for Swedish charity Suicide Zero. The debut album Fallin’ Up received high praise in Sweden, with Janice being nominated for a Grammis (Swedish Grammys) in the Breakthrough Artist Category in 2018, as well as performing live at the televised event. Her most recent release Hearts Will Bleed also featured in FIFA 2020. New single Let It Rain is a timeless soul and R&B blend, built around acoustic guitar and her love of gospel. “It’s about meeting someone who makes you realise you’re on the wrong course,” she explains, “following that revelation, even though you might have to hurt people on the way.


A highlight from Wave Racer’s long awaited debut full-length To Stop From Falling Off The Earth (October 29 via Astral People Recordings), Look Up To Yourself doubles as the album’s mantra, as Tom Purcell combats his anxieties with self-described ‘corny but helpful’ advice, transformed into intriguing, playful pop. He says: “‘Look Up To Yourself’ is my attempt at an anthem honouring the freedom of self-love and the perils of self-deprecation. It’s meant to be a reminder that you have to go easy on yourself sometimes, and that it’s always just a matter of perspective. The same way you look up to the people you admire, that needs to be the way you look at yourself.

29/10 new album 'To Stop From Falling Off The Earth' via Astral People Recordings


Deema first emerged as a member of Grime collective The Square alongside Novelist and playing Wiley’s Eskimo Dance as Elf Kid’s hypeman. He has since explored UK Hip-Hop in singles Maddie, and Grime and UK Rap sounds across 2020 project CHEW YOUR FOOD. I WISH I HAD TO is the focus track from his new project, RAINBOW EP.

06/08 new ep 'Rainbow' via Different Recordings


Composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and co-founder of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Robert Levon Been has composed the score and original songs for writer and director Paul Schrader’s new film, “The Card Counter,” starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Wilem Dafoe, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Levon Been’s compositions for the film, including several original songs such as Arise Sun, are deeply integrated into the picture, which opens in  cinemas in November.

10/09 new album 'The Card Counter: Original Songs From The Motion Picture' via [PIAS]


Lalala It’s The Good Life is out Tuesday 3rd August – here’s a quote from the band on this track: “We wanted to make something upbeat and light hearted. We listened back to all the tracks we had finished for the record and realised that it was all quite heavy and serious, there was a space on the record for something cheeky and fun... remembering not to take ourselves too seriously. The chorus was based on overheard conversations on South London buses. Recorded pre-pandemic, before ordering an Uber XL with a bunch of friends was an outlandish memory. “

01/10 new album 'Astro Tough' via Heavenly Recordings