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! (Short on time? Listen to this article in playlist form!)
Artist: Le Couleur
Song: ‘Sentiments nouveaux’
Montreal trio Le Couleur strike it big with the hazy ‘Sentiments nouveuax’. Weighty and densely layered synths take the forefront of this stately and track, with plenty of groove and retro flair to mix up the shifting intrigue.
Song: ‘Things Change’ feat. pinkpirate
Warm and organic production rooted in a piano base breathes an atmospheric air to British producer Kidnap’s ‘Things Change’. Featured vocalist pinkpirate’s airy and sincere performance also add to this enveloping embrace of a song. Just delightful.
Artist: Bobby Harden & The Soulful Saints
Song: ‘One Night of the Week’
Album/EP: Bridge of Love
Leave it to an OG Blues Brother to keep laying down impeccable soul into a decades-strong career – Bobby Harden is polished gold on ‘One Night of the Week’. Not quite hailing from Motown but still alive with the hallmarks, the NYC native has plenty of soaring strings, punctuating brass, and indelible vocal chops to meet the grade.
Artist: The Ramona Flowers
Song: ‘Hey You’
Album/EP: Hey You
The Ramona Flowers put their fan-favourite ‘Hey You’ to tape in the title track from the upcoming EP. It doesn’t take much to see why audiences clamour for this one at live shows: busy keys, splashy backing, and meshed dual melodies make for a wildly danceable tune.
Artist: Mya Byrne
Song: ‘Come On’
Album/EP: Rhinestone Tomboy
Simplicity goes a long way in Mya Byrne’s stomping rock ‘n roll John Prine tribute ‘Come On’. A big cruising riff, abundant speaker-filling drums, and a constantly chugging forward tempo put a bow on this fuzzy old school jam.