Blackbird Blackbird Shares ‘Myself’ Single

Prominent LA-based producer BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD‘s newest single ‘Myself’, sees him expanding his chillwave leanings into the sonic territories of Synthwave and boasts mixing credits by Mike Marsh (New Order, Porter Robinson, The Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack, Depeche Mode).

Speaking of the track he comments: “It’s a self-deprecating darkwave song about me coming to terms with my faults and shortcomings to help people understand why I can be an asshole,” he says, laughing good-naturedly.

‘Myself’ follows tracks, ‘Hawaii’ and ‘Pure’ both topped the Hype Machine charts, and he has twice been Hype Machine’s most blogged artist. Hailing from ‘Hawaii’, BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD – named after the famous Beatles song ‘Blackbird’ –  has racked up over 62 million Spotify plays, over 8.1 Million Soundcloud plays, nearly 12 million Youtube streams.

‘Myself’ is out now via his own imprint Blackbird Blackbird Records and is lifted from his latest album ‘Hearts’, released last month.

Song of the Day: Wing and a Prayer – Southway


Today’s song is Wing and a Prayer from British new wave electro rock band SOUTHWAY. The single is coming from their album, The Outside World, due for release in early 2014.

SOUTHWAY was initially a solo project set up by Shaun Jason after emigrating to the US from his home town in Bristol. He released two full-length albums, Electroganic (2004) and Somapop (2007). Jason then moved to Seoul, which led to the completion of his third album, Suitcase (2008).

 SOUTHWAY was no longer a solo project after Jason met Shiun Kim in a club on Christmas eve in 2008. After two years of touring together in Asia and UK, the duo relocated in the UK, where they worked on the fourth album (and the first as a duo), reinventing their new wave/electronic rock sound, which can easily compared to NEW ORDER, THE KILLERS and MUSE.

In early 2013, they release the EP Changing World, which earned them a deal with Seoul-based SundayDisco Records in the spring. Since then it’s been full-steam ahead for the duo, as they performed live at festivals and clubs throughout the summer. They shared the stage with MUSE, METALLICA and IGGY POP at the Hyundai Card Super Concert in August. There’s no rest for these guys – they will be playing at a Christmas concert in Seoul and begin their UK tour in February.

Take time out and listen to Wing and a Prayer – this track is too good to miss, as they really put their stamp on that 80’s racy new wave/punk sound. If you seriously into this sound, it is REALLY worth visiting their SoundCloud page and checking out their other tracks – enjoy (I know you will!)