Welcome to Weekly Round-Up No. 21! This week we feature debut releases by Foreign Correspondent, Laureline and JAMRA. And we review new singles by Magnea, Hanna Kost, Elliot Johnson and The 131ers. Enjoy the music!
Foreign Correspondent – American High School Fashion
New Australian band Foreign Correspondent blend different musical styles together. Their debut single “American High School Fashion” combines a slow-sad-psychedelic guitar with a dreampop-synth-melody and heartbreaking vocals. Together they make for an incredibly beautiful and nostalgic sound. The production gives rest and space between the instruments, creating an ethereal atmosphere. A welcome different sound!
Laureline – I Love You
Debut song “I Love You” by new band Laureline is a delightful, breezy synthpop song. The dreamy, melancholic sound balances between disappointment and hope, making it a beautiful love song for creating your own love story.
JAMRA – Underground
Nashville singer-songwriter Christine Jamra debuts with a daring and dangerous popsong. The production is tight with sharp hip hop beats and a trippy atmosphere supporting her confident vocals. Raw and passionate, a debut with attitude!
Magnea – Profil
Dance producer Maral Salmassi and singer-songwriter Liina Magnea return with their second club stomper. “Profil” grabs back to early ’90s house music and ’80s New York club culture. Exceptionally danceable without the standard four-to-the-floor-beats. Spacious and exciting!
Hanna Kost – Tired Of The Sunshine
A sweet summer lullaby! Californian singer-songwriter Hanna Kostamaa’s new song “Tired Of The Sunshine” breathes love and melancholy. The song’s warmth carries the laziness and directionlessness of an endless summer.
Elliot Johnson – Miss Leading
On his new single “Miss Leading”, singer-songwriter Elliot Johnson combines his confident, soulful vocals and his groovy sound with blues guitar, which gives the song a true ‘live’ feel. A song to retain your confidence and joy after a love-mismatch!
The 131ers – Crazy
Californinan indierock band with an infectious and big poprock sound. Also catchy is the incredibly clever and funny music video about trying to resist temptations.