Song of the Day: Ghost Town – Quad Zerimar

Taken from his eponymous debut EP, QUAD ZERIMAR‘s track, ‘Ghost Town’ focuses on the theme of addiction, portraying Quad to be addicted to a girl who is already in a relationship and invites her to his ghost town, where he feels lonely. When she finally accepts his invitation, it all turns lively and romantic – and when she leaves, another more sombre addiction becomes present – drugs – as he doesn’t know how to cope without her.

Throughout the song, there are references to the ghost town – carousel, empty public houses/bars, ferris wheels – accompanied by background adlibs, crazy vocal ranges with hidden meanings.

So listen up, as every time you hit play on this trap-hop offering, you’ll hear something new…

Check out King Blitz’s Video For Track, ‘Stings’

KING BLITZ brings on board artist Atlus to provide soul-tugging vocals for track, ‘Strings’.

The video for single – which already attracted over 6K views since its release late last month – features the Atlanta rapper in a forest, releasing his feelings of loneliness and strongly encourages anyone to reach out to that person who is suffering from depression.

Check out the video for the heart-tugging track below…

Song of the Day: Blurr – Ivytide

Montreal indie act IVYTIDE‘s single, ‘Blurr,’ encapsulates the feeling of losing touch, reflecting the distance between two people that comes from a disparity in perceptions, emotions, and perspectives.

The production on ‘Blurr’ embodies the feeling of distance, with elements of dreamy lo-fi R&B and washed out qualities, paired with lyrics describing the struggle of self-identification.

‘Blurr’ is the first single from their  EP, ‘Pardon Our Distance’. Check out the video below…

J F L E Shares New Single, ‘I Lost My Way’

Hailing from South-East London, 26 year old Joseph Edwards writes and produces under the moniker J F L E – beginning the musical project in 2014 during his university years. Manipulating electronic synthesisers and deep rumbling bass-lines, ‘I Lost My Way’ is a sombre tale of heartache – dealing with the all consuming feeling of lost love.

Speaking of his latest release, Edwards says: “‘I Lost My Way’ is still in some ways a song about devotion, although it is bittersweet – ‘the way you take away the half of me’. These sentiments do remain quite abstract and warped, just as they were whilst they lived within my head. Everything that I write in one way or another seems to deal with feelings of loneliness. It drives and informs everything I create, right from inception. So I better cross my fingers that I don’t meet the right person I guess!”

Creating all of his music from his bedroom, the DIY producer has spent over a decade carefully curating his sound. His intricate soundscapes have garnered praise from the likes of The Guardian (One to Watch), The Skinny, Clash Magazine and EARMILK, as well as winning Fresh Beats 365 ‘Most Musically Innovative Artist’ Award in 2016.

J F L E imbues every release with an intimately curated narrative – with grief and loss at the heart of its artistic core…Have a listen to ‘I Lost My Way’ below…

Song of the Day: Soliloquy (Wouldn’t Feel Alone) – Marshall Cecil

Genre-blending Danish group MARSHALL CECIL‘s poignant latest cut, ‘Soliloquy (Wouldn’t Feel Alone)’ – out now through their own label Heady – takes the listener on a symbolic journey through frontman Daniel Abraham’s mind.

Speaking on the track, the lead singer and songwriter explains; “It’s a self-examining conversation with myself that spins out of control and ends in a cathartic rap. It’s a song open for interpretation but for me, it’s about the relationship between excessive self-examination and loneliness.”

Addressing social isolation, a phenomenon increasingly common in an era where the physical is being replaced by the digital, the visuals feature auto-fictional elements including iPhone clips, personal footage from the trio’s recording sessions and live shows, alongside more intimate images showing a glimpse of the lead singer’s daily life.

Born from a close collaboration between the band and directors to create a visual story that draws from the song’s deeply afflicting and raw lyrics perfectly depicting “loneliness, this complex and unpleasant emotional response to isolation,” explains Daniel, talking about the concept behind the song and video. “We’re exploring loneliness while being surrounded by people. Sometimes the answer to our isolation is right in front of us – companionship – but we’re usually too busy finding the answers within ourselves. The song and video are not an answer to this problem – rather an abstract depiction of it’’.

Having made their mark on the international music scene with a series of enthralling singles and videos, gaining praise from the likes of Vice/Noisey and Clash Magazine, and notching up memorable live performances at some of the biggest international festivals including Reeperbahn and Roskilde – MARSHALL CECILl is not like any other band out there. Using their individual production skills, fusing elements from r&b, pop, hip-hop, with ‘Soliloquy’ they created a unique and potent music formula, one that is both triumphant, forward-thinking and touching at the same time.

Check it out below…