Artist: Florence & The Machine
Florence & The Machine has once again knocked it out of the park with this majestic creation! The iconic Florence Welch says of this meditation on womanhood, family, femininity: “As an artist, I never actually thought about my gender that much. I just got on with it. I was as good as the men and I just went out there and matched them every time. But now, thinking about being a woman in my 30s and the future… I suddenly feel this tearing of my identity and my desires. That to be a performer, but also to want a family might not be as simple for me as it is for my male counterparts. I had modelled myself almost exclusively on male performers, and for the first time I felt a wall come down between me and my idols as I have to make decisions they did not.”
Artist: Big Thief
Song: Red moon
Album: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
Such fun and heartwarming folk/fiddle music from Big Thief’s new album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You, out now!
Artist: Tobias Dray
Song: Espada Primo
Tobias Dray explains that, “Espada Primo was inspired by ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ and ‘Heist’ vibes. I wanted to recreate that atmosphere and emotion for me.” This very cool bass driven indie-rock song absolutely nails that intended vibe.
Artist: Broods feat. Tove Lo
Song: I Keep
Album: Space Island
A sleek and sparkling pop song from Broods’ new album, Space Island, out now. Singer Georgia Nott explains: “During the quieter months of the pandemic I was doing a lot of sessions on Zoom. This song came from one with a producer from Sweden called Madde. I said to her that day ‘I feel like I’m a moth that keeps flying into a hot porch lamp, then reincarnating, only to die the same way over and over.’ We thought it would be fun to write as if I really were a moth and ‘I Keep’ happened. I knew Tove Lo would know exactly what I really meant when I said I was a moth, and she did.”
Artist: Future Islands
Song: King of Sweden
Thundering drums, passionate vocals, dynamic synths: a wonderful synth-pop song from Future Islands.