Ah, March 29th. Brexit may not have happened like it was supposed to, but you can always count on your pals at Music Crowns to provide those much-needed bangers each week – whether we’re members of the European Union or not.
For the last New Music Friday of March, we’ve updated our playlist with some heavy-hitters from Laura Stevenson, WU-LU, ORCHARDS, Phoebe Green and VanIves. Check them out below
WU-LU – ‘Seven’
South-London based producer and multi-instrumentalist Wu-Lu has dropped his brand new single ‘Seven’, taken from his upcoming EP S.U.F.O.S. (Save Us From Ourselves).
Speaking about the track Wu-Lu says, “This song touches on thoughts and feelings that a lot of people have about their close ones. Even though most are from different walks of life. Seven is an in-depth look into caring about someone so much but not being able to help them the way you want to.”
S.U.F.O.S. is set to drop on 26th April, following on from Wu-Lu’s headline London show at the Windmill in Brixton on the 25th April.
ORCHARDS – ‘Mature Me’
Straight off the back of their triumphant stateside stint at SXSW and in midst of their first UK headline tour, Brighton alt-pop four-piece ORCHARDS have shared a new B-Side via Big Scary Monsters.
‘Mature Me’ accompanies the group’s recently released single,‘Young’.
Speaking of the track, vocalist Lucy Evers said: “Mature Me is about learning that you’re better than your past—that you can and will grow through everything.”
Laura Stevenson – ‘Perfect’
‘Perfect’ is the closing track of Laura Stevenson’s highly anticipated fifth full-length album, The Big Freeze, which dropped today via Don Giovanni Records. A stunning listen from start to finish; be sure to crack to full thing and immerse yourself in Stevenson’s confessionary lyricism and cathartically emotive instrumentals.
Phoebe Green – ‘Dreaming Of’
The self-proclaimed “shirley temple of the north” has dropped her debut single, ‘Dreaming Of’.
It’s an infectiously catchy alt-pop offering from the Manchester-based singer-songwriter, glittering with synths and shuffling drums and a bold manifesto embedded in her lyricism: “I don’t want to compromise myself for you.”
VanIves – ‘Float On’
And finally, VanIves have dropped their first single since the release of their debut EP, Let The Current Find Us.
‘Float’ comes from the base of Ben Nevis, just one stop for the Scottish outfit as they currently hit the road on a two-week long stint to record their follow-up EP.
True to form, their latest offering features the immersive vocals, vivid lyricism and stellar production that’s come to be expected from VanIves – all tied up in an easy-listening package with some jazz keys. Listen above.