[TGIF] Modern Eulogies

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

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.

Aze – Modern Day Woman

Aze unveils their latest sonic gem, “Modern Day Woman“, a mesmerizing fusion of shoegaze, indie rock, and dream pop. Comprised of the dynamic duo Beyza and Ezgi, Aze’s signature sound effortlessly blends melancholy with allure, offering listeners a glimpse into their inner worlds. The track unfolds with ethereal melodies and haunting vocals, drawing listeners into a chilled atmosphere where every note resonates deeply. At the 2:10 mark, a captivating shoegaze soundscape surprises, adding layers of depth to the already immersive experience. “Modern Day Woman” showcases Aze’s mastery in crafting lush compositions that seamlessly blend poignant lyrics with irresistible hooks. With its relatable themes and infectious chorus, the track leaves an indelible impact, proving to be both catchy and gorgeously crafted. Aze invites listeners to embark on a sonic journey that transcends boundaries and captivates the soul.

CAROUSELS – Something or Nothing At All

CAROUSELS, the brainchild of versatile musician Matthew Walko, takes listeners on a mesmerizing journey through the realms of psychedelic soundscapes. Originating from Vancouver, Canada, the project found its roots in 2022 upon Walko’s relocation to Copenhagen, Denmark. Infusing elements of indie rock, classic soul, and psychedelic motifs, CAROUSELS crafts a unique sonic mixture that effortlessly captivates audiences. Their music not only entices the body to sway but also resonates deeply with the soul, leaving an indelible imprint on the mind.
Something Or Nothing At All” emerges from a period of darkness, born during isolation in a foreign land and amid relationship struggles. Writing the song provided solace and clarity, capturing the tension and release of those moments. Inspired by a creative challenge to imagine a CAROUSELS take on The Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”, the track evolved into a fusion of neo-soul keys, psychedelic riff rock, boom-bap drum breaks, and jazz elements, resulting in a slow-burning exploration of raw emotions.

Lablondes – Gradually

Lablondes, the Quebec-born singer-songwriter, crafts a tranquil yet vibrant ambiance in her music, echoing the hues of cotton candy sunsets through soft, carefree melodies. Complemented by illustrations reminiscent of self-portraits, her imagery portrays a hidden-eyed blonde with windswept beach hair, adorned with sunglasses. These minimalist musical choices harmonize seamlessly with Lablonde‘s colorful, bubble-gum visuals, offering a glimpse into the multifaceted nature of artist Sabrina-Catherine Hitch. Bold yet shy, her art delves into themes both light and dark, infused with sensuality and a hint of defiance.
She describes “Gradually” as an ode to pastel sunsets and her quest for tranquility. Referring to it as her “purple light” paradise, she invites listeners to join her in this fantasy realm where she can both express herself freely and find heavenly peace. With dreamy pop influences, the song promises to create an ideal backdrop for moments of solitude, perfectly complementing a refreshing cocktail at the end of a hectic day.

Liang Lawrence – Eulogy

Liang Lawrence enchants listeners once again with her latest release, “Eulogy”. Drawing from personal experiences, the London-based singer-songwriter delves deep into the emotional aftermath of a breakup, encapsulating the turmoil of reminiscing about a past love. With great lyricism and captivating melodies, Lawrence skillfully navigates the complexities of heartache, inviting us on a journey through the highs and lows of post-relationship introspection. Garnering inspiration from her nomadic upbringing across eight countries, Lawrence’s music transcends borders, resonating with audiences worldwide. Her signature blend of indie folk, soft rock, and electronic elements echoes the sounds of esteemed artists like Clairo and The Japanese House, while maintaining her unique storytelling prowess.

Ivytide – vacant

Ivytide emerges from the depths of Montreal’s indie scene, offering their latest sonic creation, “vacant“. Stemming from the depths of personal reflection, this track serves as the focal point of their debut album, “portable darkroom“. With Nathan Gagné’s emotive vocals leading the charge, accompanied by the rhythmic backbone of Kyle Ruggiero’s bass and Jamie Snytte’s intricate guitar work, Ivytide continues to weave their signature blend of bedroom pop. “Vacant” beckons listeners into a realm of patience and introspection, where emotional baggage is left at the door for the cleansing touch of rainfall. Through a masterful fusion of rapped verses and ethereal choruses, Ivytide encapsulates the tumultuous journey of self-realization. As the album title suggests, this serves as a vessel for the band’s emotional journey, offering a vivid snapshot of their experiences and memories, each track developing like a photograph in the making. With “vacant” Ivytide invites audiences to delve deep into their portable darkroom, where every melody and lyric is a testament to the human experience.

néomí – so i let you (15th of june – evening)

Néomí mesmerizes once again with her latest release, “so i let you (15th of june – evening), a euphoric track that embodies the rich and textured alt-pop aesthetic she’s been crafting. Following the anticipation surrounding her forthcoming debut album, “somebody’s daughter” set to drop on May 3rd via [PIAS], Néomí, the Surinamese/Dutch folk-pop singer-songwriter, unveils this emotionally charged single. Inspired by the depths of heartbreak, the track delves into the complexities of love and longing, reflecting the artist’s journey with raw sincerity. With poignant lyricism and a beautifully progressive sound, Néomí invites listeners into her world, where vulnerability and strength collide. Produced by longtime collaborator Will Knox, ‘somebody’s daughter’ promises to be a poignant narrative of growth and self-discovery. As Néomí shares intimate glimpses of her experiences, each track becomes a testament to resilience and the power of music as a form of healing. With “so i let you (15th of june – evening)Néomí continues to captivate audiences, solidifying her place as an artist to watch.

Theo Kandel – Lunch

Theo‘s musical journey began with the violin at age four, evolving through indie, pop, and electronic genres while staying true to folk roots. His 2021 debut EP, “Spin Cycle“, earned acclaim, paving the way for 2022’s “What if it all works out in the end?“, featuring standout tracks like “Me & All My Friends Have Got the Blues“. Signing with Nettwerk after his EP “Somewhere Along the Trail, Vol. 1“, Theo shared stages with acts like Evan Honer and John Oates.
In his latest single “Lunch“, the NYC-born, LA-based singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, announces his signing with Nettwerk Music Group. Known for his ability to encapsulate the essence of everyday life with a touch of wonder, Theo‘s folk tunes, infused with rock energy, have quietly garnered millions of streams and packed shows. “Lunch” delicately weaves gentle acoustic guitar and lively banjo, inspired by Frank O’Hara’s “Lunch Poems” collection, as Theo explores the warmth of newfound love. Reflecting on the song’s inspiration, Theo shares, “Lunch is about discovering a love so profound that it elicits laughter from sheer disbelief that such beauty could be found. It’s a song of yearning and longing, building towards a cathartic release.