February 05, 2022.
Week 05 2022 Hey, one week is gone same thing with January, let’s enjoy this new month. Welcome to your Blog LT1KF my dear music lovers, here we’re with 9 handpicked albums/eps for you to enjoy, let’s take a look at this round of 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to, released all of them recently (remember that you always can take a look back at our previous week recommendations here).
ALL ALBUMS/EPS SUBMITTED AND DISCOVERED VIA MUSOSOUP
1- Shayla McDaniel She firmly believes in the importance of mental health and taking care of yourself, and her honest emotional songs illuminate that belief clearly. She has written singles about a variety of themes ranging from relationships gone toxic to the feeling of panic. The importance of good night sleep was one of my favourite topics she covered in her single “Better Days”. And now, the artist is ready for the debut full-length: Take Care You can keep reading our review here.
2.- V-Train A Wandering Soul “Sometimes the music doesn’t need words to stir up emotions. If you listen closely, the artist and producer is trying to tell you a story of what they’ve been through and life and the ups and downs it presents” – V-Train.
In his own words: “Most of the titles of the songs are based of the sounds I’ve included. Beachside Paradise gives an idea of being at a beach and relaxing on the shore. The Fall is a collaboration I did with a talented artist named BESIC. The song is about heartbreak and rejection. A theme most common today as I myself have gone through many times so I commissioned BESIC to write the lyrics of the song while I produced the instrumentation.
Dear Father samples D-Flexx Only God Knows and it’s about faith and the picture of crying out to God in the mist of pain as your hear Flexx say “God can you save me”. I feel like when me and other people listen to distant time, we remember the past and the happy memories it had. It makes us want to relive those moments that made us happy. Missing You paints a picture of when a love one departs whether by death, divorce, or any other separation. The Lo-Fi piano sound really brings up that emotion followed by the bells melody that echoes the pain of the separated.
3.- Serena Clara, The Spiral London based Avant-Pop artist Serena Clara writes emotionally driven songs fuelled by her lived experiences. The success of her debut single Motherlove set an impressive precedent for The Spiral, which will reveal the rest of her story.
With raw insights steadfast in poetry, Clara plays in a field of sonic maximalism that feels as though it’s morphing organically. The Spiral celebrates an eclectic influence of folk songwriting and experimental soundscapes, ultimately led by a fierce affinity for femme alt-pop.
4- Arliston The Ground Might Disappear “Here we are – 2022! The last two years have been some of the most uncertain in recent history. It’s not surprising then, that this EP focuses on the transience of, well, everything; socialising, cinemas, theatres, live music, pubs, holidays etc, etc. Things which were once thought to be permanent and immovable, we now see are capable of melting away like candyfloss in a confused racoon’s puddle. In this new reality, the sun may not rise, the sky may fall in, even the ground might disappear”.
5.- Sassyhiya Gum Demos “We are Sassyhiya aka Kathy Wright and Helen Skinner. Real life as well as musical partners, you may know us from our other band, South London LGBT wonky guitar pop cult band Barry*.
Though Helen’s bass playing may be familiar to you from previously playing in Boys Forever and Basic Plumbing (much missed Veronica Falls musician Patrick Doyle’s final projects).
The Gum demos EP sees us venturing out on our own – writing, playing, recording, and mixing everything ourselves. The tracks all recorded at home in Peckham over lockdown.”
6.- Pihka Is My Name Dance Forbidden EP Pihka Is My Name are a Finland-based duo who combine analogue synthesizers, hypnotic piano patterns and cinematic orchestrations. Band members are composer-pianist Henna Helasvuo and producer-sound designer Lasse Turunen.
The band is fronted by animation character called Pihka, an imaginary friend who is not needed anymore. She finds herself forgotten in a snow covered forest, sets off on an adventure and sees all the busy humans with their problems, the most pressing of which is the Climate Emergency. This EP will hit all major streaming services on February 25th 2022.
7- Mungo Park In Deep Watercolour In deep watercolour wants to give our own vision about Scottish traditional music, with some traditional tunes and songs and some new fresh composition by Raúl. All the arrangements are by Mungo Park and they show the different previous musical experiences of the band members.
8.- Tali Flynt All I Ever Did “is an introspective effort that any listener can relate to. From it’s opening track ‘The Ones’ to the closer ‘The First’, every song tells it’s own unique story with a combination of sad and slow tempo songs, alongside upbeat and energetic numbers.
The main themes vary from dealing with feelings of guilt and craving solitude to frustration by different issues of the world (climate change, global pandemic…). These subjects also align with Tali’s lifestyle as she openly advocates for climate change and vegan activism.”
9.- Daniel Schamroth Friends & Brothers The stripped back, five-track acoustic EP was released yesterday and if you enjoy folk/acoustic music I’m sure you’re going to find it really amusing, enjoy it!!!
This week I have a bonus for you, Teresa Suydam and here EP Love Me “I wanted to take everything to the next level. This is my Love Me – EP, and it’s like a love letter to myself. Each song represents a different way that I’ve found to love myself, whether it be through empowerment, introspection, or compassion. I’m going to take all the love and light I have in my body, and all the love and support people are sending my way…and I’m going to sprint with it.”
I hope not only you can enjoy this track but also support these bands streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can fin in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Fresh Singles, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Missing You…, Female Rising Stars, 12 New Songs This Week, Take It Easy, and Sickest & Dopest.
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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round up: