Author: Hugh Reilly-Smith

Nick Howe – Wide Awake

In ‘Wide Awake’, Nick Howe has penned the anthem for the lockdown insomniac. Labelling the pop ballad in that way, however, may feel as if it narrows the song’s vast scope, as this isn’t simply an ode to the sleepless nights of worry we’ve all experienced at some point in our lives. It feels pure, …

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NEW MUSIC: Tyla Jane – My Oh My

After hearing the first arpeggiated synth notes of this pop masterclass, you know you’re about to hit gold. With hook-filled, chopped up vocal parts accompanied by crystal clear production: Tyla Jane‘s debut single ‘My Oh My‘ feels vibrant and fresh; ticking the box of an exciting new artist plotting their steadfast course across an often …

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NEW MUSIC: Ashton Orion – Uneasy

As a debut single from a brand new artist, ‘Uneasy‘ instantly sets off on the front foot; the opening bars lands us promptly into a rhythmic base of silky smooth production consisting of filtered percussion and warm, luscious synths. Continuing in this vein, the minimalistic synth-pop inspired verses progress into a euphoric chorus, accompanied by …

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NEW MUSIC: McCall – Disaster

“So painfully un-self-aware , thinking I can solve my problems if I dye my hair.”  If you can’t relate to that lyric right now, you must be having a wholly different quarantine experience to myself and a lot of other people I know. McCall‘s latest latest music video release to the recently released ‘Disaster‘ is …

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NEW MUSIC: Duchess – Close

If you imagine a more electronic Taylor Swift, mixed with aspects of Gabriella Aplin and Ellie Goulding – you might land somewhere near Duchess‘ latest single ‘Close‘. The song glides effortlessly through its radio-friendly progression, with a smooth production style underpinning Duchess‘ relaxed and intimate vocal performance, which stars as the outstanding feature throughout the …

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