Sam Seccombe – Unboyfriend
Citing John Mayer, D’Angelo and Amy Winehouse has early influences in his growth as an artist, Sam Seccombe is in good company. Based in SW London, this multi-instrumentalist uses soulful lyricism mixed with indie pop to illuminate his songwriting. Written, recorded and mastered by in his bedroom, ‘Unboyfriend‘ has grown into something quite beautiful. Featuring a warm production that compliments this songwriter in all the right away, Sam Seccombe is issuing a statement that he’s clearly one to watch. On the release, Sam says, “’Unboyfriend’ is about realising the unhealthy nature of a rapidly deteriorating relationship, and seeking escape from it. It’s a bold statement that demands equality in a situation which remained unbalanced for too long.’
Capturing the feeling of being stuck in a rut in a relationship, ‘Unboyfriend’ is an atmospheric release that oozes with patience. Bringing a sort of Tom Misch presence to the table, Sam’s own originality showcases a bright pop side. Prominently based round a groove that will leave you bobbing away in your room, ‘Unboyfriend’ features a retro soundscape that instantly makes it feel like a classic. Polished outside of boundaries, this number is designed to make you sway. With eyes set on a dazzling future, remember the name Sam Seccombe.
Sovereign – The Chain
Emerging from the shadows of Copenhagen with a whole lot of charisma and passionate songwriting, Sovereign unleash their second single ‘The Chain’ into the atmosphere. A power trio if you ever saw one, Sovereign infuse anthem ready track with indie-rock meets pop-rock songwriting. ‘The Chain’ is the follow up to sensational debut ‘Smitten by Love’, which saw great success for the band. On the track, Frederik Milland of Sovereign stated, “The idea for ‘The Chain’ came from the conception of two lovers breaking up and realizing how difficult that can be when the love is still present. It’s about liberating yourself or another person in the most loving way possible while trying to keep your shit together.”
Mixed by sound engineer Joël Krozer (Barselona, Smerz, Liss), ‘’The Chain’ is ready for a stadium, well, a socially distanced on. Sovereign should be on everyone’s list to see live, solely because their energy is what makes them stand out. ‘The Chain’ is a journey through emotions that are fighting to stay present. Arranged with heartfelt lyrics, jiving drums and reverberated guitar hooks, you’ll be tied to The Chain with it’s affectionate nature. Copenhagen better brace themselves for impact, because Sovereign are about to take over with their powerful songwriting.
Nick Byrne – Summer Rain
“Summer Rain is an introspective ode to healing and heartbreak”…
Nick Byrne’s captivating songwriting is bathed in alternative folk sensibilites while holding its gaze to indie. Released only 3 days ago, ‘Summer Rain‘ hasn’t been out in the wilderness for long, but it’s already turning heads. Located in Marlow, UK, Nick Byrne is a songwriter that uses emotions that fully mesmerise listeners. Highlighting that inner beauty of summer rain, the atmospheric number even samples the sound of rain to give it a soft, calming feeling. Produced by Jake Robbins (Weird Milk, Ben McKelvey), Nick’s future is set to blossom when normality is finally upon us. ‘Summer Rain’ rides through reassuring melancholia, aiding any setbacks with it’s soothing presence.
A track that will leave you contemplating your path and what is best for you, this cross-genre experience is a breathtaking outlook into recovery. It will come at no surprise that this artist has been championed by big names Mahogany sessions and Amazing Radio, and many more establishments to come. Rain may come out of nowhere and affect people that suffer with SAD (seasonal affective disorder), but it’s inner beauty helps people reflect and grow. Just like a plant needs water and light to bloom, we need Nick Byrne in our life to heal.
JYLDA – Impulse
London based alt-pop songstress JYLDA continues her road to success with latest release ‘Impulse’. Speaking on the new single, JYLDA mentions, “The song is about a dark romance, full of poisonous adventure. A cruel childish game; wild, masterful distraction with no direction. Fascinating and daunting at the same time. The motor of it is the unsolvable riddle: What’s behind the other person’s actions? What is their impulse? I’ve been captivated by this dynamic, by going in circles, being drawn in by the tension of uncertainty. At some point you will know that, at the core of it, they are just as full of confusion as you are. If you watched from afar, you would see them as an ever-repeating reflection of the past, trapped in their own system of push and pull. And maybe they never even really knew what their impulse was in the first place.”
Impulse surrounds itself in a futuristic presence, blending experimental sounds into the world of alternative. For fans of empowering artists Banks, FKA Twigs and Arca, ‘Impulse’ is an enchanting soundscape fuelled with JYLDA’s identity. Using instrumentation from every genre possible, the multi-genre wonder blends diverse instrumentation to fuse JYLDA’s avant-garde side. ‘Impulse’ is an intense journey that uses dynamics through love, and will make JYLDA a household name.
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