Welcome to Weekly Round-Up No. 44! This week we feature new releases by Capitol, VARLEY, Tourists, Leon Seti Feat. Pilgrims’ Dream, Alter Boy, Greer, Twin XL and ferdinant.
Capitol – Wish I Was Here
The new Capitol single is a classic power ballad disguised as a shoegaze noisepop song. Beautiful! The repetition of fast drums and haunting guitars at the end is simply epic.
VARLEY – Disease
“Loneliness is a disease” is the confronting and true lyric that starts off this sad new single. The vocals are sung as if by a broken person, and impact is maximum.
Tourists – Align
The new Tourists single sounds both dreamy and gloomy. Dreampop with a dark and melancholic edge!
Calm electropop ballad about self-worth and self-improvement, sounding as free as standing on a mountain. The collaboration with Pilgrims’ Dream is amazing: their voices sound incredibly well together.
Alter Boy – Old Love
Dark electropop with traces of orchestral and theatre influences. The sadness in the music is so beautiful. This is performance art transformed to music!
Greer – Can I Get Away With It
Greer takes his electronic R&B sound to darker territory, with a story about killing a betraying lover. Is he actual planning or just fantasising? The haunting, bouncing chorus supports the former; the casual, poppy verses the latter…
Twin XL – Messy
Uplifting song that you can easily sing along to! Although it is about being young and feeling lost, this has a real optimistic vibe.
ferdinant. – Kerosene
What an incredible voice! Newcomer Tomas Ferdinant shows off his songwriting skills with this beautiful piano ballad about self expression.