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: Golden Cinema
Song: “Dead Ringer”
Sizzling and slightly melancholic power pop rock with a massive chorus and an eternally catchy bass riff, “Dead Ringer” sees Golden Cinema carving their way into the Inbox once more. Moody and laconic vocals, tastefully discordant melodic guitars, and the aforementioned chorus blowing the tune wide open with harmonies and a stacking, building chord progression make the PEI/Toronto’s group single a memorable one.
Artist: Glossy Clouds
Song: “Buy All That You Want”
Album/EP: Glossy Clouds
Sweltering glam rock highlighted by a crackling bass line and featuring an alluring trio of choristers, “Buy All That You Want” comes to us via French duo’s Glossy Clouds’ debut self-titled EP. An evasive and enigmatic tone bleeds through this tune as it swells and shifts, with the backing vocals and a spiritedly chugging melodic guitar emboldening the effort. Could see this one working in a Bond film.
Song: “Fed Up”
A catching optimistic release from up-and-coming Moroccan producer FUNFUN, “Fed Up” really hits the mark. The slower pace of this EDM single gives its pitched vocals plenty of space to breathe and resonate, as the brightly percussive beat builds and wanes. The bouncing melody seems to find just the right places to slip in and out, adding to the reflective ephemeral tone of this tune.
Song: “Blame It”
Jangling and sinuous guitars, sweeping synths, and a gravelly lead vocalist add some enchantment to the warmth of Marlow’s “Blame It”. The BBC favourites from East Sussex envelop the listener in their twinkling indie stylings, crafting an emotive sonic bed for the single’s contemplative, self-searching subject matter.