New Music Monday Issue #12

This week we’ve gone all fancy and created a Spotify playlist of all our New Music Monday tracks to date, which you can listen to below if you fancy a quick recap! If not don’t worry, as we’ve also got four brand new tracks picked out especially for you. Don’t say we never give you anything! 

Frokedal – Kid

Frokedal, the solo project from I Was A King frontwoman, Anne Lise Frokedal, is the third Norwegian artist to feature in New Music Monday, following Slutface and Snoskred. ‘Kid’ is taken from her debut album, Hold On Dreamer.

As with a lot of I Was A King’s work, ‘Kid’ has a deeply melancholic feel to it. The beat is relatively down-tempo, comprising of soft pitter-patter drum samples against a windy sounding synth track. The vocals from Frokedal herself carry an almost Julian Casablancas style about them, adding a certain amount of cool nonchalance to what is overall a rather downbeat record.

‘I remember you kid’.

Daughter – Numbers

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Following on from the haunting ‘Doing The Right Thing’, Daughter has continued the build up to their second album with the release of ‘Numbers’.

Like ‘Kid’, this is another track full of melancholy. The most prominent lyric talks of being numb whilst the musical elements seem to build and surge together like waves crashing – all of which is amplified by humongous reverb.

‘I feel numb in this kingdom’.

If the two tracks we’ve heard so far are anything to go by, Not To Disappear should be an unmissable album from Daughter.

j.viewz – Don’t Pull Away (ft. Milosh)

If ever there was a song to drift along on a cloud to…

j.viewz is an Israeli songwriter/producer based in Brooklyn. His influences include nostalgic tech such as tape decks and synthesizers, much like that of Fryers.

‘Don’t Pull Away’ is just sumptuous. Each component sounds perfectly formed, floating around in a summery haze – in fact, if there’s a slow-motion summer montage you need sound tracking, this is the one for you.

Astronomyy – Something About U

Finally, as close to a straight-up pop song as you’ll get this week.

Astronomyy’s latest offering is something of a minimalist club track; simple enough for midday ipod listening yet with enough syncopation and groove for DJ sets.

Fun, really.

What do you think of our picks this week? Let us know in the comments below!