Song of the Day: Trust Me – Analise

ANALISE is an 18-year old singer-songwriter with the world at her feet. The New England born folk-pop songstress has been fixated on writing and the different forms it can create, and has been officially releasing music for two years. Three releases to her name already, including ‘Rooftop’ has gained a lot of traction on Spotify alone, surpassing the 100k mark, showcasing Analise’s talent at still such a young age.

Highly influenced by the likes of YEBBA, Daniel Caesar and Dijon, Analise pulls in those artists and draws her own lines in her potent songwriting. Co-working and producing on all releases so far, she now returns in 2022 with the beautifully stripped back single ‘Trust Me’. Taken from her debut EP set to be released alongside, she was recently accepted into the renowned Berklee College of Music, where she has been perfecting her craft.

Acoustically driven and melodically flowing from the off, ‘Trust Me’ is both vulnerable and shows a real authenticity to Analise. Her vocals take centre stage in this one, and are simply breathtaking as she ebbs and flows through the track, picking out melodies that are way beyond her years. She immerses you into her dreamy folk-pop atmosphere, and the production from Doug Holzapfel (Jesse McCartney, Akon, The Outfit) shines through in this minimalistic yet powerful offering.

An all encompassing artist at still such a young age, ‘Trust Me’ is yet another example of why Analise is going to be one of the breakout artists in 2022.

Analise says that ““Trust Me” is a song built on emotion. This song highlights the complexity that lies in young love – trying to understand our growing selves while trying to give ourselves to someone else. It can be so encapsulating to love and to be loved at such a vulnerable time that when it ends, we can feel very alone.

It’s easy to take that sadness and manipulate yourself into thinking the other person doesn’t care or feel the same. But when you connect so closely with someone else like you do in young relationships, feelings might go away – but that care doesn’t. “Trust Me” is about failing to align and wanting to be there for someone who won’t let you.”

Have a listen to ‘Trust Me’ below…

OUT TODAY: Karen Harding Shares Third Single, ‘Drive Away’

Melbourne’s singer-songwriter, KAREN HARDING is halfway through the release of her four track debut EP, I’ve Got A Secret, releasing a track each month. Released today (9th September), her third single from the EP, ‘Drive way’, speaks to the desire to leave the mess, the difficulties and the current life experience behind and just escape.. or simply Drive Away.

Karen says of her latest single: “It is so easy to get caught up in the busy-ness and routines of life and sometimes we all experience days where it just seems so much easier to run away or escape the life we’ve created for ourselves. ‘Drive Away’ was written when I was experiencing this feeling. It was me, sitting with my guitar, daydreaming about the possibilities of getting away from my covid lockdown restraints.”

Likened to the sounds of Eva Cassidy, Sarah McLachlan and Karen Carpenter, Karen Harding’s music features alluring and ethereal vocals at the forefront, complimented by an instrumental soundscape that will send you soaring within a dreamland of imagination.

Since debuting her first single, ‘I Didn’t Realise’ in May 2021, Karen Harding has won the November 2021 Bendigo Bank sponsored Independent Songwriter Talent Show on Radio Eastern FM in Melbourne, Australia, for her single, ‘Anxiety’, Top 10 winner for the World Songwriting Awards, for her single, ‘Something Special’ and a nominee for Best International Artist on Crags Radio Independent Artist Awards in February 2022.

‘Drive Away’ is taken from Karen’Harding’s four track EP, ‘I’ve Got A Secret’ which is being released one single at a time, each month, and will be available in its entirety by October 2022. The EP is available for purchase at Bandcamp in digital download and CD formats.

Have a listen to the heavenly single below…

OUT TODAY: Karen Harding Shares Single, ‘Til The Ocean Meets The Shore’ From Upcoming EP

Following on from the first single release of her Upcoming EP, ‘I’ve Got A Secret’, Melbourne, Australia based singer-songwriter, KAREN HARDING shares the second single, ‘Til The Ocean Meets The Shore’- out today (5th August).

Written during the Melbourne, Australia Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns, ‘Til The Ocean Meets The Shore’ is a deeply reflective and uplifting acoustic guitar focused story that dives into challenges felt and a realisation of how far we have come, and the determination that we can truly achieve anything we put our mind to, if we do not give in.

The four track EP, ‘I’ve Got A Secret’ is being released one single at a time, each month, and will be available in its entirety by October 2022. The EP is available for purchase at Bandcamp in digital download and CD formats.

Have a listen to the stunning single below…

OUT TODAY: Carmody Shares Single, ‘Trespasser’

London based singer/songwriter CARMODY today releases new single ‘Trespasser’, the latest taster of upcoming debut album, ‘Imperfect Constellations’ out 6th July via Young Poet, which will feature collaborations with artists including Alfa Mist, Tom Misch, Conor Albert, and Laura Misch.

Carmody has long been using music as a way to uncover her subconscious, examining the complex web of relationships that surround her. Rich in detail and emotional substance, her music evokes the timelessness of Joni Mitchell and Joan Armatrading while nodding to the modern alt-folk of Laura Marling and Big Thief. In the face of memory and generational grief, ‘Imperfect Constellations’ is split into four main parts (or ‘Constellations’) and draws on her own experiences of alternative therapy, entering a world of discovery and recognition.

Co-written with and produced by Young Poet label-mate Conor Albert, ‘Trespasser’ merges captivating folk songwriting with modern production flourishes to stunning effect; written about relationships that leave a lasting imprint on you: “I can’t forgive my mind / summons you at night”

Speaking more on the lyrical meaning behind the track, Carmody said: “It’s about the frustration you feel when your body still remembers, despite the passing of time. Even if you would like to forget them, there is always a constant pull towards their memory. I took this track to Conor Albert who produced it and added some beautiful piano lines that really brought the track to life.”

Carmody’s debut album ‘Imperfect Constellations’ follows her previously released EPs: 2020’s ‘My Jupiter’, 2019’s ‘Catching Blue’, 2018’s ‘Five Kinds Of Loveless’, debut solo EP ‘Skin’ in 2016. Her 2014 collaborative EP ‘Out to Sea’ with Tom Misch – accumulating over 70 million streams along the way, securing strong press (Notion Magazine, Clash Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, Dummy, LISTEN Magazine + more), radio airplay from BBC R1 (Jack Saunders, Sian Eleri), 6Music and BBC R2, alongside huge support from Spotify and Apple Music.

New single ‘Trespasser’ is out now. Carmody’s debut album Imperfect Constellations will be released on 6th July 2022 via Young Poet. Have a listen below…

Duo ISYLA Share Their Album ‘Of Blood And Star’

Following on from the success of their 2020 debut release ‘Where She Walks’, which received acclaim worldwide, duo ISYLA have released their latest album, ‘Of Blood And Star’, on Earth Day (22nd April).

Their newest collection of work possesses a deep meditative and earthy blend of soft alt folk/pop throughout, with heavenly soothing vocal performance which is very reminiscent of acclaimed singer-songwriter Dido. The tranquil soundscapes are, at times, infused with a kick of funk (in ‘Pretty Lies’) and elements of 60s and 70s style soft soulful tones (featured in ‘Colours Of The Rain’ and Beautiful Change’)

UK singer-songwriters Lizzie Freeborn and Amy Woodburn formed ISYLA back in 2020 to offer a musical response to raising the profile of the climate crisis. The two combine their love for cinematic arrangements, dynamic harmonies and sultry grooves to sing for life on earth.

‘Of Blood And Star’ represents the deeper connections with the earth and each other. Have a listen to the album below…