New Music Friday

2018 is already proving to be another great year for music. Check out these freshly cut tracks we can’t stop listening to.
 

1. August 10 - Khruangbin

Off their new album, Con Todo El Mundo, this track exemplifies Khruangbin’s musical evolution since their last album. Pulling inspiration from the group’s travels, this song possesses subtle hints of globe-trotting as it seamlessly meshes middle eastern funk and soul music into the perfect track for just about anything. Light some candles and play this track as you unwind from the day.

2. Frequently - UMI

UMI’s soft-spoken approach to singing is put on display in her recently released EP, Interlude. Each verse appears to come from a genuine place, carefully thought out and tastefully personal. In “Frequently”, she sings about the vulnerability involved in new relationships over a slow RnB beat, reminicist of the soulful projects put out by Jorja Smith or Sabrina Claudio.

 

3. This Must Be The Place - Sure Sure

This L.A. based band kicked off the new year with the release of their first, self-titled album. Their new album has a common theme, filled with sunny-feel good tracks. “This Must Be The Place” is no exception. Test out this fresh indie-pop single on a road-trip along the California coastline. Their sound tastes like Spring, and we simply can’t get enough.

 

4. Song For You - Rhye

It’s been awhile since we last heard from Rhye. Their last album, Woman took people by storm in 2013, and almost exactly five years later, their signature sound is back in their new album, Blood. The lead singer, Mike Milosh, seems to approach singing like he’s telling a secret.  Almost reminiscent of a whisper, his voice dims to a hushed tone as he sings about the intimate details of his past relationships, sharing the good, the bad and the ugly. Play “Song For You” while journaling or possibly during a little yoga break.

 

5. Summer in November - SiR

This track off of SiR’s new album, brings a taste of psychedelic funk to his otherwise RnB heavy tracklist. Listen to it once, and you’ll find yourself grooving back and forth before you hit the one minute marker. In this track, his soulful voice paints a  picture of a unique love interest who’s making the typically cold, dark winters feel like a hot summer day. This song has a similar effect on its listeners, heating you up like a day under the sun.

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