5 Hot Tracks For Placement

 

DREW BARRYMORE
SZA

 

Drew Barrymore transports us to the very essence of alternative R&B songstress, SZA. Raw, feminine defiance soaring over a whimsical, reverb drenched soundscape. SZA's rich, expressive voice paints her experience of insecurities in romance and mixed up self-reflection. Everything, from the crunchy programmed drums to the sweeping strings, contribute to her triumphant yet effortlessly vulnerable performance. 

 
 
 

BLOSSOM ROSES
HER

 

French duo, Her share a sensitive and elegant testimony to the importance of love in all its renderings on Blossom Roses. Best described as a minimalistic and modern electronic palette with an undercurrent of blue eyed soul, these poetic gentlemen offer an ambient, enveloping sound, custom tailored for fans of James Blake and the XX. 

 

My Smile Is Extinct
Kane Strang

 

"Yes, she is the best I've ever had. I'll say it to her face and I'll say it to her dad" is the engaging lyric that kicks off Kane Strang's latest sardonic, lo-fi wonder. New Zealand singer/songwriter wails about the woes of a cheating girlfriend and experiences his own existential crisis over a playful, fuzzy guitar driven track. My Smile is Extinct is an amusing juxtaposition.

 
 
 

SOFT TOUCH
GLITTER VEILS

 

Australian two-man act, Glitter Veils serve up an impossibly dark and slithering industrial universe on their track, Soft Touch. Relentless, pulsating drums, post-apocalyptic vocals, disjointed guitar tones. One part Massive Attack, one part David Lynch, stirred in a sex dungeon. 

 

DOOMED
Moses Sumney

 

Moses Sumney exhibits pure, unadulterated power on Doomed. The dramatic simplicity of each sonic texture provides room for his confessional voice to crack, rattle, and break in all the right places. He searches for a connection to the world, encapsulating the listener in a hollow, glittering storm of suspense.