#FF096: Melodical Odyssey
As February has started, we were happy to continue the joyride that has started just around two years ago. And whenever we reminisce about how everything has started (as proper joke TBH), it just even makes us prouder. But let’s keep that long intro aside, shall we? Because we want to present you the next episode, hosted by London-based singer & song-writer ELIZA.
Intro is done, let’s do this:
1. LUHA – Blue Whale
Swedes are well known for their great songwriting skills in the pop, electronic music industry and LUHA is one of them. I’ve recently come across this young artist and her beautiful dark synth-pop track Blue Whale and the new singer explains that the song is about her influences and experiences by nature and different cultures, as her family roots are from the Philippines.
In this one here, the artist writes about the human dependence on nature, sea, its beautiful creatures and the dark side of it. Blue Whale is my way to show appreciation of the ocean, explains LUHA.
Listening to her mysterious vocal lines and the multi-layered textures of synths and drums, the piece is a stunning finding to add to my February 17′ playlist.
2. Ella Vos – Down In Flames
LA-based singer & songwriter and visual artist Ella Vos is one to look out for in 2017, as mentioned in the Rolling Stone-magazine. I found out about Ella last year when she released her piece Rolling Dice, which was a collaboration with Australian producer Just a Gent.
This year, Ella has already presented a new song called Down In Flames. Indie, Electro-Pop singer Ella Vos explains that in her songwriting she loves to be honest and express herself straight to the point to those who enjoy listening to her music. In a catchy, minimalistic electro-pop production, her vocals sound simply charming, soft and fits well with the story behind Down In Flames.
If we’re going down
We’re going down in flames
Flying round the highway
We’re tryina get away
3. MAAD – Touch Me (feat. Ro James)
Why did we have to wait for so long to hear Touch Me, a sensual 90’s RnB collaboration between the NYC girl, singer&songwriter/DJ MAAD and the American soul singer & songwriter, Ro James?
The song has everything I wanted to hear in February – seductive vocals, groovy rhythms with sultry lyrics and more for your own imagination. Perfectly said by THE 405, make sure you’re not in public when you press play or you’re bound to make someone blush. Touch Me is a very fresh release by the artist MAAD and has already been featured on blogs like This Is RnB, MEDIABASEHQ, Singers Room and more.
4. Nakala – Mango
UK-based RnB/Soul singer&songwriter and producer Nakala has recently presented her new tropical single Mango, produced by SIX4, Jonah & Disfnk. This song is a perfect combination of Soul, RnB and Hip Hop vibes. I was dreaming away while listening to Nakala‘s sweet, effortless vocals in a beautiful composition that is Mango, and the song gave me shivers, as it’s truly refreshing and addictive.
Oh I’m bout it coz you so about it
Falling coz you fallen for me
And I tell you coz you went and told me
It’s been good getting to know me,
Listen I got your heart in my hands yo
Your love is sweeter than mango
But there’s still room in my hands for
All of your skin I can’t handle, can’t handle.
I’m waiting for more music from the young, talented Nakala this year and I’m sure she’ll deliver top tunes very soon.
5. Ayelle – No Harm
London-based Swedish-Iranian singer & songwriter Ayelle, who is also actively involved is feminism and women’s rights describes her sound as bittersweet rousing pleasure tinged with sadness or pain. Her songwriting is somewhat seductive, controversial and holds a deep meaning as music is how the artist expresses herself best.
When I heard No Harm, I was intrigued to know what is the story behind it. The singer explains, this song is about trying to understand the reasoning and frame of mind of three different rapists, who probably don’t understand that they are rapists. She has released the piece a few months ago and it seems like Ayelle is teasing her fans on Instagram and is about to release a new track on 7th of February. So keep an eye out!
Be sure to check all the updates of the artists, their posts on Facebook, like their pictures on Instagram, give them a follow, hug to their labels & Don’t forget to eat some vegetables. Ok bye.
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The end of the tale, but not of this book.