TSHA, Hii Spirits, Felivand: Best Songs of The Week
Each week, we receive countless submissions of exciting new music, so we’ll be taking you through a weekly wrap up of all our favourite new tunes every Friday called #TrustedForTaste. Follow our Spotify playlist to never miss our updates!
TSHA – Sister
We first came across TSHA thanks to her gorgeous remix of Juno Mamba‘s ‘Blossom’, and now with ‘Sister’, there is no question about it: we are absolutely hooked. ‘Sister’ is just so beautiful to listen to, packing so much melancholic beauty into the vibrant, expansive track. It’s seriously stunning in how simultaneously happy and sad it is, providing a certain kind of emotional liberation we can’t get enough of. We’ve lost track of how many times we’ve listened to this one since its release, and we cannot wait to hear more.
Hii Spirits – Free
The solo project of Jack Arentz (Kult Kyss), Hii Spirits is back with more escapist bliss in the aptly titled ‘Free’. Clocking in at over six minutes, ‘Free’ is a meditative, uplifting and emotive tune that showcases Arentz’s formidable production prowess and proves there is something seriously exciting happening in this project.
Felivand – Trajectory
Brisbane’s Felivand might not be a name you’re familiar with just yet, but it’s really only a matter of time until that changes. Releasing one of this year’s best videos alongside her new single, the alt-pop/neo-soul artist levels up and delivers one of her most refined, ambitious and glorious songs yet in ‘Trajectory’. For fans of Tom Misch or Jorja Smith, be sure to keep both eyes firmly planted on this one!
Chase Zera – Saving Bugs
Following on from ‘Bring Me Down’, Chase Zera returns this week with ‘Saving Bugs’. It’s a sultry, enticing and bold release from an artist who keeps getting better, and ‘Saving Bugs’ is another exciting evolution from the rising Sydney name.
Your Girl Pho – Surrender
Your Girl Pho returns with ‘Surrender’ this week. Her first release on the newly minted Daily Nightly label, ‘Surrender’ is silky smooth, complete with Pho‘s soulful vocals, warm and atmospheric production and an undeniable groove.
GL – Endlessly
Giving us another sneak peek of their forthcoming new album out next month, GL deliver a funk-driven new cut in ‘Endlessly’. Showcasing Ella Thompson’s voice in all its glory, ‘Endlessly’ strikes a chord with its listener immediately, tapping into the beauty of being in love. It’s shimmering and catchy, and quintessentially “GL’, making us even more excited for their record’s release come September 25th.
Mawie – Still Alive (ft. Dau Dau)
Off the back of ‘Last Night’ (which we were thrilled to premiere in July), MAWiE returns with another hard hitting new track in ‘Still Alive’. Tapping Swish Music’s Dau Dau, ‘Still Alive’ showcases both Brisbane/Ipswich artists as serious forces to be reckoned with as they take direct aim at systemic racism, police brutality and the mess that is the world right now. We’ve got both eyes on these two!
Jonny Reebok – Ghost Town Riddim
The other side of his debut double A-side release on Soothsayer, Jonny Reebok shares ‘Ghost Town Riddim’. It follows on from ‘Aphrodite Dub’, channeling the likes of dubstep pioneers like Skream or Benga, but still maintains that Jonny Reebok essence we have come to love. Completely immersive from start to finish, it’s a full-bodied listen that also doubles as a snapshot into Reebok‘s versatility as a producer.
FOURA – U&ME
We were recently introduced to Melbourne producer FOURA with her euphoric garage banger, ‘My Truth’. Now, she’s back for more with ‘U&ME’, a similarly garage-based tune she describes as “the callout for everyone in your posse to meet back on the dancefloor as beams of light peek into the rave.” It’s so much fun to listen to, and can easily either be a meditative moment with its ambient sensibilities, or big dance floor showstopper. Here for it!
Brutalist – Movements
Released alongside the news of a new EP titled Michael J Fox set for release September 18th, Brutalist (John Hassell from Seekae + Lucianblomkamp) have shared a new single titled ‘Movements’. Created during a particularly harsh English winter and the overwhelming sense of claustrophobia, ‘Movements’ is all about that “desperate need to move despite everything telling you not to,” according to Hassell. It’s introspective, expansive and meticulously produced, which should come as no surprise given both members’ extensive resumes, and is a song that stays with you long after its final notes.
Words by Emma Jones
Images: TSHA by El Hardwick, Hii Spirits – supplied, Felivand – supplied