Every week, we’re sent dozens if not hundreds of promotional emails from agents, PR firms, and hopeful artists containing the latest releases from around the world. From the biggest superstars to the ambitious self-starters we comb through it all to highlight to you what we’ve been digging, the tunes that caught our eye, and the recommended selections that make the notifications worth it. This is New Music From The Inbox!
Artist: King Garbage
Song: “Busy On A Saturday Night”
Album/EP: Heavy Metal Greasy Love
Subtle and minimalistic soulful jazz that gently coaxes the listener into an enfolding vibe, “Busy On A Saturday Night” keeps things absolutely chill. Breathy and nonchalant vocals, shyly plucked melodic guitar, and malleted cymbal swells all feature as the song struts lithely along.
Artist: Lil Seyi
Song: “Sanguine (Pastel Remix)”
Bubbly and sun-faded R&B that maintains an evening wind-down energy, Pastel’s remix of Lil Seyi’s “Sanguine” walks a fine line between invigorating and entrancing. Warbling keys and burbling bass slot between toe-tapping beats and muted vocals in this cooling, hazy tune.
Artist: Secret Shame
Gloomy and dark post-punk is well and truly alive with Secret Shame’s “Hide”. Droning vocals and backing guitars swirl amidst foggy tones and a general sense of anxious unease in this timeless single – it feels like it could pop up anywhere in goth music history.
Artist: Hannah Wilson
Silky-smooth pop from Melbourne’s Hannah Wilson is on full display in “Shame”. Old-school production brings out some of the 90s-era R&B vibes amongst Wilson’s crystalline vocals, shuffling and soulful instrumentals, and a tidy feature from UK rapper Tee Peters.
Lush and drawling sad-boi indie that borderlines on bedroom emo, Ireland’s NewDad spin a dreamy web with “Banshee”. Bringing the bass to the forefront and letting the laconic guitars howl away gives this tune a bit of a layered, drawn-out pile on effect before stripping away in the waning seconds.