I’m about a month late on this one but Alexz Johnson’s new project is blooming stunning. Her voice is just gorgeous on this heavily 80s influenced EP and tye fella’s voice works very well with her. Like a synth pop She and Him.
Another incredibly hotly anticipated sophomore album is that soon to be delivered by Clare Maguire. The stunning ‘Elizabeth Taylor’ is now accompanied by this video clip.
THE most anticipated album of the year from my perspective is Emma Louise’s sophomore album. The 2nd taster from that album ‘Talk Baby Talk’ now has a video and a very stylish one at that. Loving the darker slightly more electronic feel to this track – perhaps influenced by Emma Louise’s almost accidental detour into dance music via THAT remix which extended the life of her first album era by some way.
Am pleased to hear that acts haven’t finished with the influence of the Drive soundtrack nor the Italians Do It Better stable as a whole. New Zealand’s So Below has a stunning track called ‘Far’ on her recent EP (thanks to the I Heart Moosiq bl0g for this one) which is so very Chromatics in all the right ways.
No word on a debut album as yet but Pitch Perfect 2’s Hailee Steinfeld aims to build on the lasting success of her ‘Love Myself’ single by teaming up with DNCE (so pleased to see ‘Cake By The Ocean’ finally taking off) for this version of EP track ‘Rock Bottom’. Talking of perfect, could there be a better match up in young Hollywood than Steinfeld and Mr Joe Jonas.
Nice bit of early 80s Madonna with some modern day Ekkah and a hint of the Italians Do It Better/Johnny Jewel vibe. Most promising debut from this duo.
Big fan of Ofelia’s ‘White T Shirt’. ‘Cinco’ is a different proposition entirely – a rather genre evasive tune but perhaps filed under quirky (a bit like Quigley?). Very enjoyable all the same.