Friday, is it? New music, you’re wanting?
Well, we’ve got it for you. Five Fresh Tracks to soundtrack your bank holiday weekend.
Featuring bangers, earworms and hot hooks from Lucy Lu, Johan, Oscar Scheller, Orla Gartland, and Outer Spaces, this is one playlist you won’t want to turn off.
Lucy Lu – ‘Adonis’
Lucy Lu, real name Luke Bower, has shared the video for new single ‘Adonis’.
‘Adonis’ plays against an enchantingly inventive musical backdrop and Bower’s intimate, compelling vocals.
Lucy Lu plays a headline show Camden Assembly 11th June.
Johan – ‘Smile Like An Idiot’
Rising Boston-raised, LA-based artist Johan returns with his fourth new release of the year, ‘Smile Like An Idiot’.
Dropping with a video in a similarly self-deprecating tone, ‘Smile Like An Idiot’ is an anthemic, infectious earworm. Check it out above.
Oscar Scheller – ‘Interstellar Disco’
‘Interstellar Disco’ is a cosmic banger, taken from Oscar Scheller’s forthcoming HTTP404 project.
Oscar explains “The day I wrote it was probably one of the hardest days of my life and it means something very special to me. Luckily I was writing with Lucy (PAWWS) who is a musical soulmate and the perfect dance partner. We found a bittersweet escape. It’s there when you need it”.
HTTP404 drops later this year, featuring collaborations with the likes of Lily Allen, Ashnikko, Havelock, and Kero Kero Bonito’s Sarah Midori Perri.
Oscar plays at the Omeara in London on July 12th alongside his album collaborators.
Outer Spaces – ‘Album for Ghosts’
Outer Spaces, the moniker of Baltimore-based singer-songwriter Cara Beth Satalino, shared the second single from her upcoming album Gazing Globe.
On ‘Album for Ghosts’ Satalino reflects on a “period where I was obsessed with finding music from the past that has a cult following now, but never really ‘caught on’ at the time it was released, either because it was ahead of its time or simply because no one had really heard it. I was thinking of the music industry today and how it’s basically flooded with musical content. And how with a changing world (climate change, etc.), we might not be in a position to be searching the archives of Bandcamp for musical relics in 50+ years. In the end it was like ‘You’re going to do this anyway, despite the outcome.’” Check it out above.
Gazing Globe drops June 28th via Western Vinyl.
Orla Gartland – ‘Inevitable’
Dublin-born, London-based Orla Gartland drops her highly anticipated EP, Why Am I Like This?.
Why Am I Like This? EP is a collection of inward-facing songs written over the four years.
On the release, Gartland explained: “Each of these songs explores something I’ve learnt about myself in my late teens through to my early twenties – these super turbulent, super formative years.”
Listen to the full New Music Friday playlist on the Music Crowns Spotify.