Alright, alright. You’ve survived Valentine’s day (no doubt with the help of our Love List, eh?) and now it’s time to get back to what really gets your heart thumping. New Music Friday is here, and we’ve put together the five freshest tracks to drop on this fine day – featuring Jasmine Thompson, Larkins, Jimothy, Savage Mansion, and Blick Bassy.
Jasmine Thompson – ‘Loyal’
‘Loyal’ hits you in the face with an orchestral opening, dynamically layered instrumentals and the haunting vocals of 18-year-old Jasmine Thompson.
Navigating the complexities of trust in relationships with a uniquely positive perspective, it’s an uplifting new single from the promising young singer-songwriter.
Thompson is certainly one to watch for 2019 and with her debut EP ‘Colour’ dropping March 29th, you won’t be left waiting for too long.
Larkins – ‘TV Dream’
Trust us – Manchester guitar-pop collective Larkins are fast on their way to becoming your next favourite band.
Their brand-new single ‘TV Dream’ is a hit filled with tasty pop hooks, swelling synths, and quick-witted lyricism.
Inspired by frontman Josh Noble’s grandparents, the track is about how the appeal of traditional romance has faded away in the age of modern media.
You can catch Larkins at one of their four headline dates across the UK this month – check out the dates here.
Jimothy Lacoste – ‘Getting Burberry Socks’
A sharp dresser with an even sharper wit, viral rapper Jimothy Lacoste lays his heart on the line for the iconic British fashion house, Burberry.
Infectiously catchy lyrics, dead-pan delivery, and a chilled lo-fi beat – it’s almost enough to get you dropping £50 on a pair of socks.
Savage Mansion – ‘Nudist Beach’
Quintessential slacker-pop your bag? Check out the lackadaisical vocals and woozy, winding guitars on ‘Nudist Beach’.
It’s some easy-listening from Savage Mansion’s full-length debut, Revision Ballad which dropped today via Lost Map.
Blick Bassy – ‘Mpodol’
Cameroonian singer-songwriter Blick Bassy teases at his forthcoming album release, 1958, with his latest single ‘Mpodol’.
A tribute to those who fought and died for Cameroon’s independence, 1958 drops on 8th March.
‘Mpodol’ comes from the nickname given to the anti-colonialist leader of the Popular Union of Cameroon, Ruben Um Nyobé by the Cameronian people and roughly translates to English as “He who carries the voice of his people”. It’s a tender track, weighted by warm guitar tones and Bassy’s heavenly vocals – check out the intimate performance above.
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