There seem to be equal parts melancholy & optimism, which is interesting, and ultimately very real & true to each of our own lives as we navigate around existence.
The only thing that would potentially top playing this at full volume as you dive deeper into Friday night would be a live show from Billy Roberts & the Rough Riders.
Hassan Bin Rashid has a pure & natural connection to music & it’s a joy to witness him in his element like this, even more so with such an experienced, expressive band.
It feels like a familiar or recognisable, quirky pop-dance track, perhaps one from a slightly simpler time. There’s a touch of Daft Punk to the style of the progression & to that generally retro mood & vocal sound.
The style of these melodies has something subtly unique about it. On top of this, you can hear the authenticity of the music – you get a clear idea of what a live show would entail – something well worth being on the lookout for.
Taking clear influence from Chiptune or 8-bit sound creation, Ansonix’ latest offering Fully Armoured is precisely the nostalgically retro EDM banger you barely knew you needed.
A two minute smash, taking a world famous sample & fusing it with raw energy, fresh production, and one of his most memorable hooks & underlying concepts yet. It gets better with every listen.
Showcasing high energy guitars & an organically authentic drum-line, Someone You Know is a fast-paced yet emotionally warming indie-rock single that presents the Sightline Heights sound & songwriting style in a bold way.
Aurora has an addictively peaceful & inspiring ‘aura’ about it (for lack of a more relevant word). It’s consistently interesting, and it lets your mind wander so far from your current reality.
Mother is an unquestionably heartfelt & captivating piece of music that expresses quite perfectly the sheer pain felt when someone close to you passes away, as well as the joy or hope that comes from everything they meant to you & taught you.
Taking the term ‘conscious rap’ to a whole new level. From the offset, the music lays out a certain manic darkness The leading vocal surrounds you with layers upon layers of multi-faceted bars & complex, thought provoking ideas.
The song is all at once delicate & striking, allowing you to escape into the music & the moment if you choose to, or redirecting your thoughts entirely as you witness this soulfully prominent voice delivering these unexpected lyrics.