[TGIF] Loud Brain

Six stunners to make your life a little much better. The end of January is showing all its glory.

Thank God it’s Friday! Well, you know Friday is a state of mind right? To make justice to that state of mind we get back to one of our traditional compilations with 6 great songs released in the last days. So, chill, and hit the play button on these next ones:

Izzie Naylor – Poison

Supported by her delicate but powerful voice Izzie Naylor released her third single Poison about a week ago and we’ve been listening to this gem compulsively. With clear and welcoming similarities with what Lucy Rose does so well this is slow burning song that merges pop with bits of folk in smart doses to create a melancholic base. The lyrics are deep enough, and the vocals do the rest. Including a gorgeous catchy chorus that although carried by some deep lyrics still sounds light and unpretentious. But very beautiful.

St. South – Does Your Brain Ever Get This Loud?

St. South is one those sweet indietronic acts we frequently come back to. And one that calms us everytime we listen to it. And oh boy, does the latest single does exactly that and beyond. Does Your Brain Ever Get This Loud is absolute poetry disguised under electronic music. An ode to self-doubt that is perhaps one the most honest traces of honesty in a human being. Sensible, deep, clever, heart-felt but also powerful and giving us the sense we can levitate. This why we love St. South more and more each day. We can’t get enough of this:

Chloe Lilac – Here’s Your Song

Chloe Lilac is a young Brooklyn-raised singer and songwriter who just released this new refreshing bedroom-pop track, Here’s Your Song. Yes, the song talks about rehab and solitude but also speaks the love and empathy language and it drives itself between melancholy and powerful strikes, giving us the impression that we can do everything we set our minds to just by falling Chloe’s voice and words. She can turn her bedroom into the Apollo Theatre from verse to chorus with no effort. The cherry on the top of the cake has to be the cigarrette-whispered voice this eighteen years old sings with, which can go from vulnerable teen to pop queen in less then a second!  Pretty sure we’re gonna hear a lot about Chloe Lilac.

Jenny Kern – Now We Know

There is not much to add when speaking about Jenny Kern. After one of the best performances at our WtMM Balcony Show (where she shared the stage with the lovely Marinho), and after her debut EP which counted with 3 reviews here. Jenny now appears with her second single, after Satellite in late 2019, from what might become her forthcoming EP, Now We Know sounds more or less in the same line and structure as in the previous studio work: another beautiful ballad. Adding some pop-ish elements, Kern’s sonorities become a bit more commercial and way easier for everyone’s ears. This Canadian NY-based has it all. If you haven’t listened to any of her work, try and get addicted to it. If you already know Jenny, here’s another one to play on repeat.

Jaws of Love – Giving Up Is Not The Easiest Way Out

Kelsey Ayer is not a name everyone knows, but is music is worldwide. As a Local Natives’ singer/songwriter and vocalist, Ayer has one of the most well-known voices in Indie Rock music. Here he presents himself solo, his voice and a moody piano, releasing Tasha sits close to the piano in 2017, under the name of Jaws of Love. Giving Up Is Not The Easiest Way Out is he’s last release and tends to be compared with Patrick Watson or Sampha. Either way, or even not being compared to anyone, this is a delightful song, performed beautifully and perfectly by Kelsey. Serve yourself a glass of wine, close your eyes and listen to it over and over again.

Siv Jakobsen – Fear the Fear

Norwegian singer-songwriter Siv Jakobsen is back with another slow but intensive stunner. After her marvelous debut album she is set to release her new record on the 24th of April, and Fear the Fear is the first advance of that record. Slow building and no-surprisingly based on the beautiful nuances of her vocals. Fear the Fear is marked by a gorgeous progression and that gentle constant unpredictability. Stil, the predictable explosion – that is somehow a trademark of her music – is there, closer to the end of the track. Indie folk meets indie pop in its most gorgeous form. Welcome back Siv. 

Love to all.
WtMM team.

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