[TGIF] Blue Love

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.

Ay Wing – Sugar Rush

Swiss-born, Berlin-based Ay Wing continues to dazzle with her latest release, “Sugar Rush“, an electrifying Indie R&B anthem celebrating the thrill of infatuation. Known for her vibrant, fluorescent Neo-soul sound, Ay Wing has a knack for creating tracks that captivate listeners with glittery beats and infectious energy. “Sugar Rush” perfectly encapsulates this with its slow-burn rhythm, catchy hook, and psych-pop sound, capturing the exhilarating rush of desire. The song’s lyrics explore love’s addictive nature, likening it to a sweet rush that leaves one both intoxicated and depleted. Complemented by a hooky string section and a funky bass backbone, “Sugar Rush” is a vibrant ode to newfound love, wrapped in a sweet and spicy musical package. Ay Wing’s dreamy, nostalgic vibes and beat-driven pop sensibilities continue to shine through, making her one of the most promising artists in the contemporary music scene.

I AM SOPHIA – Meet in the Middle

I AM SOPHIA is back with a new track, “Meet in the Middle,” which promises to be the unity anthem of the summer. Amidst global turmoil, this romantic yet uplifting song reminds us of the possibility of peaceful coexistence. I AM SOPHIA calls for finding common ground, not only as lovers but as members of the human race. As humanity grapples with discoveries and congressional hearings on extraterrestrial phenomena, I AM SOPHIA introduces a new genre: Cosmic Pop. This track explores unexplored galaxies while connecting with the shared human experience. As a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and producer, I AM SOPHIA brings her impressive achievements to the forefront, preparing for the release of her debut Galactic Pop EP, Alien Being Human, in June. Expect more bi-weekly single releases throughout the year, adding to her stellar discography.

Johnny Burgos x Jeremy Page – Plays for Keeps

Brooklyn-born Johnny Burgos, a multifaceted singer, songwriter, and producer, delivers a captivating experience with his new single “Plays for Keeps“, produced in collaboration with veteran soul producer Jeremy Page. This track, a precursor to their upcoming album “All I Ever Wonder“, out June 28th, showcases Burgos‘ sultry vocals as he narrates a tale of tantalizing lust. Page‘s instrumental, a homage to early 70s funk and soul, perfectly complements Burgos‘ voice, blending influences from Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, and early Michael Jackson.
The result is a raw, soulful sound that evokes both beauty and pain, hope and despair, staying true to Burgos‘ future-soul roots.

OSKA – Forever Blue

OSKA returns with a captivating new single, “Forever Blue,” perfectly capturing the essence of summer nostalgia and the joy of carefree road trips. The Vienna-based indie-pop singer/songwriter weaves jangly guitars, celestial harmonics, and upbeat percussion into a track that invites listeners to find solace in life’s simple pleasures. Inspired by a memorable car ride with a childhood friend, OSKA channels the feeling of being young and carefree, reflecting on the bittersweet end of childhood and the comforting presence of enduring friendships. “Forever Blue” is a delightful addition to any summer playlist, reminding us of the beauty in the little things and the magic of shared musical moments.

Soft Cuff – Wouldn’t’ve

Soft Cuff, a necessary collaboration of four innovative Tampa Bay musicians, presents “Wouldn’t’ve“, the second single from their forthcoming debut EP. Released on June 12th, this track showcases a unique blend of indie, psych, and afrobeat influences.
Wouldn’t’ve” features a sultry, psychedelic organ melody and vibrant guitar flourishes, all anchored by a hip-hop-inspired rhythm section. The result is a dramatic, head-nodding groove that transports listeners into a dreamy, otherworldly trance, evoking both the past and future while sounding fresh and modern.

Say Lou Lou – Above Love

Say Lou Lou is back with their latest mesmerizing single, “Above Love”, released on June 14th. This track features a groove-laden bassline and spacey production, complemented by the signature layered vocals of the critically acclaimed twin duo, Elektra and Miranda Kilbey. Produced by Eli Hirsch and mixed by Blue May, “Above Love” evokes a James Bond-esque allure, exploring the profound human desire for love. The inspiration behind the song comes from a poignant scene in Bradley Cooper’s film Maestro, which struck a chord with Elektra Kilbey. This new release is a testament to Say Lou Lou‘s continued mastery in creating dreamy indie pop that resonates deeply with listeners.

zinha – why do you make me wait?

zinha emerges as a promising force in the alt-pop scene with her debut single, “why do you make me wait?”, slated for release on June 24th, 2024, heralding the arrival of her forthcoming debut EP. Hailing from Portugal and now making waves in the UK, zinha, also known as Luisa Chumbinho, showcases a blend of raw talent and poignant storytelling in her music. Inspired by her journey from waitress to burgeoning pop icon, zinha’s sound is a fusion of emotive lyricism and captivating melodies. With her solo project, she breathes new life into her childhood nickname, ‘zinha’, symbolizing a deeply personal connection to her roots. Drawing from her experiences as Lisbon’s most prolific busker, zinha crafts a mesmerizing debut EP, featuring tracks like the heart-wrenching “why do u make me wait?”. Seamlessly blending modern sensibilities with vintage charm, zinha’s EP promises to be a captivating journey through love, longing, and self-discovery, set to captivate audiences later this summer.