Song of the Day: Better Together – Mauritia

Vibrant alt-pop northerners MAURITIA‘s sixth release of the year, ‘Better Together’ is a charmingly playful love song with all the flavours of an indie classic. It’s the perfect blend of catchy melodies, big vocal hooks, soaring instrumentals, and some crunchy synths thrown in for good measure.

Drawing influence from the likes of Coin, Two Door Cinema Club and Foals, the Hull band have quickly forged their own style and glow with likability.

To celebrate the latest single and see the year out with a huge bang, MAURITIA headlined The Polar Bear, Hull last month, with support from Jumanji and The Avenues.

Check out ‘Better Together’ below:

Song of the Day: Fall For This – Jade The Moon

Taken from their sophomore EP, 11:11, Canadian duo JADE THE MOON‘s single, ‘Fall For This’, has made it to the today’s hot spot for its haunting yet euphoric alt-pop backdrop which makes way for singer Dani Le Rose’s delicately light vocals, telling the story of trying to fight against a downward spiral.

Check out the video below:

 

Soulful Jazz Band Céline And The Blue Delivers Stunning Single, ‘Learn To Be Alone’

Hailing from London, five-piece soulful jazz outfit CÉLINE AND THE BLUE are definitely needed in today’s music industry. Starting out the summer of 2018, the female-fronted act seem to have possess a strong connection of a band who have been jamming out together for ten or so years.

Their latest single, ‘Learn To Be Alone’ – released last Friday (15th November) – showcases their signature vibe of an alluringly smooth soulful jazz, coupled with vibrant overtones, making the three-and-minute production instantly addictive.

‘Learn To Be Alone’ is the cool cats’ third release of this year, following singles, ‘Hide In Your World’ and ‘Just You’, which received attention from the likes of BBC Berkshire – I highly recommend you to check them out sometime…but for now, have a listen to ‘Learn To Be Alone’ below…

Song of the Day: Fall – The Lyonz

Formed in 2013, THE LYONZ are a Canadian music group and art collective largely focused upon hip-hop and electronic work. Consisting of Salvo (Anthony Salvo) and Norrin (Terrell McLeod Richardson), their debut album, ‘Peace Beyond The Pines’, released in 2015, led them to perform various shows in Canada and landing a spot in Montreal’s 2016 international Jazz Festival. Their musical style landscapes atmospheric dynamics, conveyed through heavily processed synthetic layers, shifting drum patterns, and the blending in of treated instruments frequently met with melancholic verses. Their unique sound is often unconventional, with arrangements established by high production values, involving extensive digital editing and mixing.

Although primarily a musical group, THe LYONZ also work with other forms of media. They have gained notoriety through their visual artwork including personalized event flyers, short videos, and merchandise. A notable example is their string of weekly flyers promoting their DJ residencies at Montréal venues.

So if you haven’t of these guys, let me introduce you to their mesmerizing latest single, ‘Fall’. Check out the video below…

 

Zinnia Delivers Stunning Single ‘Requiem’ For Her Father

Frontwoman Rachael Cardiello – from five-piece pop art rock group ZINNIA –  spent most of her twenties processing her dad’s death, an experience which emotionally toughen her up.

She explains: “In some ways, I feel like I processed it so fully that I grew a thick callus around the part of the loss that was very raw and fragile. At times I’ve resented the tough skin which was necessary to get through that hard time.”

To mark the ten year anniversary of his death, the Toronto-based singer/songwriter wrote ‘Requiem’ on the plane ride home to Montana. Described as a significant milestone, the single also serves as the singer’s curiosity to see how her grief would change.

‘Requiem’ is taken from the group’s debut full-length, ‘Sensations in Two Dot’, set for release on 22nd November. The nine-track project focuses on moments of doubt and probes into the complex, unsettling similarities found in the human experience.

Check out ‘Requiem’ below…