Song of the Day: Wizard Girls – Kitzl

Canadian producer and composer, KITZL is the first to enter the blog’s SOTD spotlight of the Month with single, ‘Wizard Girls’. The single forms part of her album 40 Moons That We Know Of (April 2019), mastered by Michael Fong (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Electric Youth).

Inspired by the likes of Baths, The Knife, Empress Of, Asgeir, Sigur Rós, M.I.A, Bon Iver, Four Tet, Phosphorescent, SolarSolar, Imogen Heap, and José González, each piece of KITZL’s music is emotionally rooted in humanoid experiences. Instrumentally and lyrically it might bring up images of anthropomorphized planets and objects, as well as imaginary races of probably non-existent life-forms. There is subtle conflict in KITZL’s work and aesthetic. It’s a disquieted feud between a playful, child-like wonder, and a darker, more displeased bitterness at something. Enigmatic in genre, Kitzl’s sound draws parallels to that of her contemporaries such as Grimes and Regina Spektor.

Eschewing categories, ‘Wizard Girls’ is a shining offering, combining elements of ambient-electronic-pop, art pop, and experimental shoe-gaze into one remarkably cohesive whole. A humane glow envelops the track, rendering quixotic sketches into tangible, hook-heavy electro-pop – beautifully conceived and executed. There is a fearless, uninhibited confidence to KITZL’s work, a delightful whimsy which takes her already-arresting sound and expands it to widescreen.

The up-and-coming ambient pop-creationist has garnered support from CBC’s Radio 1’s The Key of C show hosted by Craig Norris, and wowed audiences at Hillside Inside Festival, and Kazoo! Fest in her native Canada. She has seen substantial media support, including features in Canadian Beats, New Noise Magazine, Ride The Tempo and Aesthetic Magazine.

Have a listen to ‘Wizard Girls’ 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!