Hunger ‘Light It Up’ With Brand New Single

Alternative pop-rock trio, HUNGER, have revealed their brand new single ‘Light It Up’ (via Born and Raised Records), the first release of a monthly release cycle leading up to their debut album Mosaik to be released on December 20, 2019.

Boasting a solid, driving instrumental serving as the foundation for the uplifting choir-esques vocal arrangements, ‘Light It Up’ is a rousing anthem exhibiting the fine chemistry the trio has established over the years.

Friends since childhood, Daniel Rumpel, Johannes Herbst and Lucas Fendrich grew up listening to punk-rock and pop in their hometown of Vienna, Austria. They formed HUNGER in early 2015, following the dissolution of their former bands, with the initial intention of establishing themselves as a songwriting trio. However, when they recorded their first songs in the studio, they realized that they were yearning to be played in front of a live audience. Standard song structures and melodies were disregarded in favour of the tone and evocation of the music, resulting in vast, dark, cinematic sounds and a moody blend of alt-rock and synth-pop.

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To date, HUNGER has garnered global attention through their track ‘Amused’ being featured as part of the soundtrack to Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’, on several TV and online commercials, and amassing over 3 million Spotify plays. The band has amassed over one million views on Youtube as well as heavy rotation on Austria’s Hitradio Ö3, the New Music Friday Playlist on Spotify, and the Global Viral 50 Chart. Their extensive touring schedule has seen them perform at a string of festivals, including Out Of The Woods Festival with the likes of Alt-J, Phoenix, Feist, Sohn, Milky Chance, and The Strumbellas.

Check out the trio’s latest effort below:

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New Music Video: 5000 Miles – Lui Hill (Fye & Fennek Remix)

Since releasing the powerful single in early November, ‘5000 Miles’ has been featured in multiple Spotify playlists such as Young & Free, Viral Hits, USA Top 50, and New Music Friday. In December, the track was added to the Apple Music Today’s Chill playlist.

Now the 5000 Miles Fye & Fennek remix is available, offering an interesting interpretation of the original. FYE & FENNEK, the young and extremely talented Filter Music Group producer, has created an ambient sound that flows seamlessly with LUI’s husky and smooth vocals. Their style compares to Swedish electronic music duo, The Knife and creates an innovative synergy with LUI who draws inspiration from artists like Bon Iver to Kendrick Lamar.

The accompanying music video by director Christoph Varga continues the story of the first, offering a new chapter with a darker, more abstract visual…hit the play button!

New Track: Fine Line – Jimmy Smash

Following the release of their debut single, ‘Macadamian’, Norwegian soul-pop duo Jimmy Smash are set to drop their easygoing follow-up, ‘Fine Line’.

‘Fine Line’ was self-produced in vocalist Håvard Lyngstad’s childhood home and is a melting pot of organic instrumentation, analog synthesisers and rich 80s R&B melodies, carried by Lyngstad’s raspy tone and soft falsetto.

Depicting a tale of unrequited love, the song tackles “the dilemma of getting pulled deeper and deeper into someone, even though the person never returns the favour. Although lyrically melancholic, the juxtaposition of the tranquil production instils a sense of hopefulness throughout the carefree track, resulting in a nostalgic, halcyon aesthetic that is soon becoming their trademark.

Releasing their debut single in early October, the band saw exposure from Clash, The Burning Ear, Norwegian radio stations NRK P1 and P3, and rose to #3 in Norway’s Spotify Viral Top 50. Blending a soft R&B sound with pop rock elements, the duo conjure up a heavenly sound similar to the likes of Dornik, Matt Corby and James Bay.

Although fresh onto the scene, JIMMY SMASH are already starting to make their unique imprint on the music industry in challenging the pop music of today. With plenty of music to come, be sure to keep an eye on the soulful duo….