Song of the Day: Gidon Schocken – Sunn (feat. Afik Doari)

Born in the USA now residing in Tel Aviv, electronic artist GIDON SCHOCKEN has shared his track ‘Sunn’, featuring Afik Doari alongside its idiosyncratic music video.

The single has already racked up over 50,000 streams and he has received support from the likes of Music News, Essentially Pop and Neu Futur. Citing influences from acts such as Massive Attack, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, DJ Shadow, Lorn, and Throwing Snow, Schocken’s sound is reminiscent of the trip-hop beats of Portishead while Doari’s vocals verge on a parallel to the smokey breathings of Lana Del Ray.

Speaking of the track Schocken explains: ‘For me ‘Sunn’ is about getting stuck in behavioural loops – sometimes we don’t realize at first that we’re going through one of these, but eventually we can learn to detect them, move through and release ourselves from them. The song features lyrics and vocals by Afik Doari, I’ve always been a fan of her unique accent, vocal colour and style, she really brought the track together.

The video, directed by Stephan Stelman, centres around a girl sitting at a dining table with her parents. She loses herself for a few moments and is soon stuck in an ever-changing loop. Throughout this, she’s seen going into her own little world, where she begins to learn, discover and try to free herself.’

Check out the video for Gidon’s ‘Sunn’ below:

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Song of the Day: Last Goodbye – Zoey Lily

Following up on February’s single ‘More’, supported by the likes of BBC Introducing London, TMRW magazine, The Line Of Best Fit and BuzzFeed, ZOEY LILY returns with another unique pop offering in the shape of ‘Last Goodbye’.

This song immediately taps into the heart, unfolding Zoey’s delicate vocals at its rawest. The Instinctive wordsmith tells the story of rather letting someone go than staying close enough to keep getting hurt. Complementing the vulnerable feeling of Zoey’s vocals, the track opts for ambient piano, with soft electronic elements and distant drumming, alternating with male shouts which gives off a dark atmosphere that is both intimate and anthemic.

ZOEY LILY (née Zoe Lily Lewis) may be a relative newcomer to the world of left-field pop, but for this 20-year-old talent, musicianship is no passing fancy. The Hackney-based artist first delved into creative expression at age 13 when she began playing piano and her first wide-eyed forays into songwriting. Later, at age 17, Zoey found herself drawn to her father’s acoustic Martin guitar, the instrument which she still writes most of her songs with today.

This promising youngster has set out to become a highly independent and original songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, co-producer and dancer, drawing cues from a wide-range of essential artists, including Lana del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean and Vince Staples.

Have a listen to her beautiful latest offering….

New Track: Dream – Dol Vita

Hailing from Guildford, Surrey electro pop/rock princess DOL VITA delivers her brand new single, ‘Dream’ out now.

A cross between Lana Del Rey and Lady Gaga, DOL VITA‘s alluring instrument steals the show in this four-minute piece, which boasts melodic/dreamy soundscapes, with almost distorted guitar riffs adding a real hell raising/rocky edge.

‘Dream’ is available on major music platforms, including iTunes and Spotify…before you head off, check out the video to this masterpiece…

Song of the Day: Chasing the Stars – Katie Raven

If you’re planning  a chilled out weekend, start by listening to Chasing the Stars, the debut ‘orchestral pop’ single by KATIE RAVEN.

In 2011,the  singer/songwriter was discovered whilst busking in her native country New Zealand and was signed to London-based, Far South Records.

For the last three years, the law  student has been perfecting her craft by teaming up with Grammy-nominated UK writer/producer Sacha Skarbek, who worked with heavyweights like ADELE, JAMES BLUNT and LANA DEL REY.

Now she presents this truly breath-taking single…so please take time out (with a cup of tea, of course) have a listen!

Chasing The Stars is now available on iTunes.