[TGIF] Teas for the Heart

Fresh tracks from up-and-coming artists. It's TGIF!

Artwork by @marce_pastel (IG) for Gomojo
Welcome to "Thank God It's Friday" where we dive into the latest musical releases that have been setting our "earing pupils" on fire. As we bid farewell to another exciting week, we can't help but celebrate the incredible tracks that have graced our ears in recent weeks. From infectious pop hits to electronic and rock-ish stirring records, this post is dedicated to showcasing the best of the best. Get ready to discover your new favourite songs and let the music take you on a captivating ride. It's time to turn up the volume and embrace the magic of these incredible releases. Let the music speak, and let the weekend begin in style.

Baby Said – Fight

Baby Said, comprised of Italian/Punjabi teenage sisters Veronica (19) and Jess Pal (17) based in the UK, was born out of a summer of busking in 2021. Despite not having released a single at that point, the duo has already accumulated an impressive 200 gigs across the UK. Recognized for their talents, they were invited to play in local venues, leading to the formation of their covers band, Astro Moda. In just two years, Baby Said has built their confidence and skills through numerous performances nationwide.
On their latest single, “Fight“, the duo’s live music adventures are the main character. As Jess told us: “Our song “Fight” is about all the times that we were gigging as our cover band when some groups of men didn’t believe that we could play before we even started and didn’t believe that we were actually playing live, which led to us having to stop our set and prove ourselves to them. The lyrics ‘we’re just gonna roll our eyes’ and ‘we don’t run from a fight’ are our blunt retaliation to this and show that we won’t let anyone stop us from doing what we love.

GOMOJO – Hesitator

GOMOJO, a four-member band hailing from Lisbon, came into existence in 2022 when Joe Armitage and Mykle Oliver Smith, lifelong friends, united to compose music for a climate awareness event held at an arts association in the quaint beach town of Parede, just beyond Lisbon. The immediate musical synergy between them foretold an enduring collaboration. With the addition of Aran McMahon on guitars and Francisco Marcelino on drums, the band reached its full formation, giving birth to GOMOJO. Their music intricately weaves together diverse themes, navigating between personal narratives and profound societal issues. Infused with a distinctive blend of guitars, organ, intricate vocal harmonies, and punctuating rhythms, the band crafts emotionally compelling sounds with the purpose of uplifting spirits and provoking contemplation.
Their debut piece, the addictive “Hesitator“, emerges as an indie-pop melody with a touch of vintage allure. The composition seamlessly fuses lively musical elements with introspective and contemplative lyrics. This distinctive interplay results in a listening experience that is simultaneously emotionally evocative and energetically uplifting.

Jon Hill – Heart

Meet the multifaceted music virtuoso, Jon Hill, as he unveils his heartfelt composition, “Heart“. His latest track delves into the universal theme of losing a friend to the intoxicating allure of fame and fortune, capturing the emotional nuances of betrayal and nostalgia. Hailing from the bustling streets of New York but now carving his musical path in the City of Angels, Jon Hill has a rich background as a music producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Hill has spent six years honing his craft in the vibrant LA music scene, showcasing a profound love for the art of recording. Beyond his extensive work with established names, Hill is also making waves by nurturing up-and-coming talents, evident in his role as the executive producer for Spencer Barnett’s upcoming LP and his involvement in various projects with emerging artists. As Jon Hill embarks on his journey as a solo artist, “Heart” stands as a compelling preview of the unique soundscapes and emotional depth that listeners can expect from this seasoned music maestro.

Maisie May – All In <3

In the heart of Maisie May‘s sonic universe comes the electrifying revelation, “All In <3” (and yes the heart is part of it too). Serving as the climactic precursor to her eagerly awaited EP, “Traumino Effect” this genre-defying track goes into the raw depths of human desire. A collaborative effort between Maisie May, Aaron Sayre, Kaleb Fulmer, Sebastian Peters, and Diego Fernandez, the track emerged from a fateful day of studio experimentation, blending stripped-back vocals, pulsating synths, and unpredictable melodies. A sonic odyssey guided by Sayre’s meticulous production, the song transcends conventional boundaries, offering a tantalizing glimpse into Maisie May’s fearless exploration of musical values. As a harbinger of the forthcoming EP, this captivates audiences with its bold sonic palette and eclectic influences.

RHY – Thai Milk Tea

Indie pop sensation, RHY, hailing from Perth/Boorloo, released a summer anthem entitled “Thai Milk Tea”. Building on the triumph of his debut EP, “DUMB FUNK“, RHY showcases his signature blend of sugary indie pop-rock that has earned him acclaim from industry heavyweights like The Jungle Giants and recognition from platforms such as Triple J and Martin Garrix’s ‘Martin Garrix Radio’. Inspired by the sweetness of the classic Thai drink and the endearing qualities of his now-wife, RHY’s latest track is a melodic journey into the carefree essence of early-stage relationships. With minimal instrumentation and a focus on RHY’s captivating vocals, “Thai Milk Tea” is a lyrically-driven gem, capturing the excitement of new love. With more releases on the horizon and an EP slated for February 2024, RHY invites audiences to immerse themselves in his infectious energy and feel-good sounds during a series of upcoming Western Australian shows.

Frank Follows – Lights out

Emerging from their time at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Frank Follows transcends being just a band; they embody a musical powerhouse driven by passion, creativity, and a collective appreciation for positive energy.
The trio’s vibrant chemistry is unmistakable, defining “Lights Out” as an electrifying listening journey. Encompassing life’s highs and lows, the track paints a vivid picture of the relentless pursuit of goals, the inevitable burnout, and the subsequent rejuvenation. It serves as an anthem for those who have faced challenges, weathered storms, and emerged stronger. The chorus encourages embracing the tumultuous ride of life, ultimately finding stability again. Frank Follows‘ musical prowess shines through with their intricate details and virtuosity, evident in unconventional chord progressions and the innovative use of a 7:4 time signature in the bridge, showcasing their mastery in the musical realm.

Small Victory – Real Estate

Having spent their formative years in the rolling hills of northern Idaho, Henry and Reed, childhood friends, played music consistently throughout the region in their youth. They later ventured into academic pursuits in music but have now reunited in Nashville, effortlessly writing, singing, and dancing as if no time has passed. Small Victory, their musical collaboration, seamlessly combines 60’s folk-rock influences with modern indie production, and they are eager to share their music with anyone willing to listen.
Recorded in the woods with producer Jared Corder (*repeat repeat), “Real Estate” epitomizes Small Victory‘s love for bedroom pop/rock infused with soul and jazz. It’s mellow yet commercial, filled with warm vocals, catchy hooks, and sets a mood unlike any song the band has previously released.