New music from the inbox, 20 February 2019: Homeshake, Rain Phoenix, Seba Kaapstad, My Brightest Diamond, and J’Moris

Artist: Homeshake

Song: Another Thing

Album: Helium

Homeshake’s lo-fi RnB infused indie pop returns on his 4th release. He credits the move toward a more ambient sound to the production process on this album. Where as the previous 3 albums were recorded in a studio Helium was recorded in Homeshake’s ( Peter Sagar’s) home in Montreal, allowing for more freedom and experimentation.

You’ll like this if you like Glass Animals, Mild High Club, Phantogram

Artist: Rain Phoenix

Song: Time is the Killer feat. Michael Stipe

Album: Time Gone Double

Rain Phoenix (sister of late River Phoenix) and once member of Aleka’s Attic returns on this collaboration with REM’s Michael Stipe. This isn’t the first time the pair have collaborated, they previously released “Happiness” (the title track to Todd Solondz’s drama/comedy film) in 1998.

You’ll like this if you like Aleka’s Attic, REM, New Myths

Artist: Seba Kaapstad

Song: Breathe

An extremely organic feeling track, Seba Kaapstad pulls from a melting pot of musical backgrounds including Swazi, German, and South African. They create a blend of complex vocal and jazz inspired chords and riffs.

You’ll like this if you like AKA, Sjava, Anatii

Artist: My Brightest Diamond

Song: Another Chance

Album: A Million And One

My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Nova reflects on her youth and the emotional response to her divorce, saying that she wanted to imagine how she could move forward and what love would now look like for her.

You’ll like this if you like Sufjan Stevens, Feist, Cat Power

Artist: J’Moris

Song: Extra

Album: RNB EP

Texas Rapper J’Moris combines a mix of dub, trap, hip-hop and southern rap and makes it his own.

You’ll like this if you like Tommy Kruise, Yung Lean, Dj Yung Vamp

Alan Cross

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