Justice - "Safe and Sound" ~ The French masterminds behind We Are Your Friends have recently released their first song in five years, and the first single off their new LP (release date TBC.) It’s a six-minute disco jam of high strings and catchy choir melodies.
Oscar – "Daffodil Days" ~ New artist Oscar’s debut album is fantastic, and full of easygoing indie-pop jams. Daffodil Days is catchy with its vocal hooks and cheerful chorus.
Warpaint – "New Song" ~ Warpaint has evolved, and her newest single is pure dream-pop that feels funky, upbeat and effortlessly appealing.
U.S. Girls – "Window Shades" ~ After impressing us at End of the Road Festival, we can’t stop listening to the eerie ambient electronica of U.S. Girls. Window Shades in particular feels particularly vintage but still remains a breath of fresh air compared to other current female artists.
Blood Orange – "Desirée" ~ The dissonant atmospheric tones of Blood Orange make the sound feel so much more credible. It’s reminiscent of Metronomy and cleverly uses samples from 1990 documentary “Paris is Burning”, which studied the ballroom dancing subculture of transgenders, gays, African-Americans and Latinos in New York.
Frank Ocean – "Nights" ~ We can’t miss out Frank Ocean, who went back on his word and released Blonde onto Spotify (we can’t complain, really.) Nights is fragmented and takes a few different directions within the song, but it’s equally gripping.
Banks – "Mind Games" ~ Banks' new track is light in texture but her impassioned and vulnerable vocals shine through, reflecting an undeniably dark mood.
GOAT – "Run To Your Mama" ~ Swedish group GOAT’s performance style is eclectic, but even on record their eccentricity is justified. Run To Your Mama is catchy, consistent and totally thundering.
Glass Animals – "Youth" ~ A fan-favourite track from Glass Animals’ new album, Youth stays completely upbeat, with its optimistic high synth hook, despite its melancholy lyrics: “You were clearly meant for more."
Ben Bien ft. Plumm – "Love Sick" ~ BenBien’s debut track Love Sick is so undeniably catchy. It speaks for itself- if you’re going to listen to any track on our playlist, make it this one. It’s not been officially released on iTunes yet, but you can watch the music video below.
You can check out the rest of the playlist here.