In The Spotlight

WARGIRL – “How You Feel”

Cold War Kids producer and musician Matt Wignall has created a new, six-piece collective, which looks for the fringes of genres, from afrobeat via smooth jazz to funk and soul and smashes them all together into a smoothie of aural flavors. Written in a small, funky garage in Long Beach, California, they dropped their subversive debut single “PEOPLE” and the European album release in 2018.

Taken from their self-titled debut album, which is due for release in North-America on April 19th, their new single explores the funk-rock sound of the swinging sixties. With a bracing bass, striking rhythm, vintage-dipped Hammond organ and joyous horns taking you back in time, it’s the sheer power of the soul-dripping vocals that makes this exultant tune feel groovelicious and nostalgic.

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Music History

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – “Everyday”

From their album “Liberator” (1993):

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New Music

Ananya Birla – “Unstoppable”

This is the new, empowering single by Indian songstress Ananya Birla:

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In The Spotlight

Matt Bloyd – “Make You Mine”

This Los Angeles based singer and songwriter started his career on YouTube, when his cover version of Brandy’s “Have You Ever” went viral back in 2016. Coinciding with this success, he released his debut EP “Dying To Survive” shortly after. He’s shared the stage with artists like U2, was featured on Todrick Hall’s album “Forbidden” in 2018 and was a contestant on singing reality show “The Four”.

The bouncy beats of this contemporary R&B/pop fusion give his new single a danceable, upbeat groove, which is highly infectious. Filled with searing synths, adding a shimmering ambiance to the punchy soundscape, his first original song is brimming with neoteric flair and a touch of 90s vibes. With intricate harmonies and his soulful vocals topping the tune, it is steeped in melodic freshness.

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Music History

Sandie Shaw – “Nothing Less Than Brilliant”

From her album “Hello Angel” (1988):

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New Music

Rob Thomas – “Timeless”

From his upcoming album “Chip Tooth Smile”, to be released on 26 April 2019:

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