ASTHA TAMANG-MASKEY‘s latest album, ‘Muse’ is where airy pop sensibilities, that’s very fitting for the mainstream, is met with underground urban sounds which eventually seeps through the eight-track collection.
Leading the way is an intense yet feather light soundscapes through intro track ‘Mirror’ which makes way for elements of laid-back urban vibes, first appearing in ‘Ride’ where guest rapper, Manny Rite drops an easy-going flow that melts right into the infamous airy arrangements.
Further along the line, a real gutsy soulful and (at times hip-hop-ish) drive makes its presence well and truly known through ‘Muse’ and ‘Jealous’ with the latter track incorporating loops of whistles, making the production uniquely Astha.
Having listened to ‘Muse’ and ‘Jealous’ last year, this album carries on theme of eloquently merging almost stripped pop backdrops and the gritty sound of the underground.
Check it out below…
Must Listens: Gotta Go, Muse, Jealous
Combining the world of chess and music may seem like an impossible task, but Chilean conceptual artist JUGA proved that the two worlds can coexist with finesse through her debut single, ‘Isolated Pawn.’
Featuring a combination of stunning orchestration, Spaghetti Western guitar twang, and JUGA’s spine-chillingly yearning vocals with lyrics displaying unflappable survival techniques through difficult situations, ‘Isolated Pawn’ could be easily hailed as a James Bond theme song.
Also a celebrated ambassador of chess in her home country and a women’s chess activist worldwide, JUGA has already captured the hearts of Chess enthusiasts worldwide with live performances of the track at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Georgia and the Global Chess Festival in Budapest, with her target now being to captivate the wider world to the science, psychology and art of Chess.
It’s time to immerse yourself into JUGA‘s world and watch the lyric video for the emotive ballad below:
If you’ve experienced any uncertainty filled with a rollercoaster of emotions, you’re not alone as DESIREE DAWSON went through the exact same thing, through in her latest single, ‘Just Fine’.
Canadian singer/songwriter teamed up with producer Cody Taylor to document her turbulent journey in a soothing combo of soulful pop. Delivered in her raspy, jazz/soul vocal instrument, Desiree, despite the turbulence, holds on to the fact there’s calm after the storm and she’ll be just fine.
So remember, you’re not alone in a maze called life – this song’s for you…check out ‘Just Fine.’