#TrustedForTaste Best Songs of The Week — August 20th
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!
B Wise with Sampa The Great and Milan Ring – Ezinna
B Wise has today dropped his incredible debut album, ‘jamie’. On the LP, B Wise stated, “jamie is a re-introduction. I wanted to show more layers of my personality, so people can relate to me on a personal level and my journey as I grow as an artist. I had a vision to shine light on the region through collaborations with so many amazing artists, most of whom are like family to me.” It’s closing track, Ezinna is a double collaboration with Queen of Australia Sampa the Great and the great Milan ring. On the track wise comes into his own, touching on finding his own personal identity and reconnecting with family.
Alice Longyu Gao – Kanpai
Today, Chinese-born, New York-and-LA-based producer, songwriter, DJ and multidisciplinary artist Alice Longyu Gao shares her latest single, ‘Kanpai’, alongside it’s official music video directed by Olivia Aquilina. Kanpai is as glitzy high energy as it gets. Radiant claps and a sporadic vocal line combine perfectly with twisted synths, a turbo 4/4 drum line, providing yet another post-genre rush from Gao.
King Stingray – Milkumana
Yolŋu surf-rock band, King Stingray have today released their groove-laden new single ‘Milkumana’. Alongside the release, they’ve provided a feel good music video, giving an exciting insight into into life in Arnhem Land. The track is a summery surf rock ode, combining punk elements in its vocal with smooth, mimosa ready guitar lines.
CLYPSO – Less Talk
Today CLYPSO releases a vibrant new track, ‘Less Talk’, which was co-produced alongside Ben Plant from Miami Horror. The track was born between tour dates with The Avalanches, on a day off in Naarm/Melbourne. The track once again defines the unique CLYPSO sound that she’s been pushing in 2021. It’s a tripped out dance cut, filled with pop tropes and unique percussion and rhythm.
Jye – Sleeping In
Rising star JYE has today released the first taste of his upcoming album, it’s title track, ‘Sleeping In’. Hailing from the Sunshine Coast, Jye shows off his intricate indie-pop taste. Jye crafts the song from top to bottom, taking care of the production and top line on the track. With it he creates a D.I.Y, deeply personal track.
Charlotte Day Wilson – Take Care Of You (remix) feat King Princess, MeShell Ndegeocello and Amaarae
Toronto-native artist and producer Charlotte Day Wilson today releases a remix of her acclaimed single ‘Take Care Of You’, featuring King Princess, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Amaarae. The track is sitting exclusively on Amazon Music, with all the new features taking the smooth vocal R&B jam to a new, epic level.
Cosmos Midnight – Titanic
Fresh off the buzz from their long-awaited sophomore album Yesteryear, Cosmo’s Midnight today return to share their new scintillating single and video, Titanic. The track yet again builds on their distinct house sound. Rich guitar lines, stunning synths and a classic, simple 4/4 percussion line run rampant on the track, sitting perfectly beneath Pat’s dynamic falsetto vocal delivery.
CXLOE – Soft Rock
CXLOE’s delivered the next instalment in her growing collection of dark pop perfection with single ‘Soft Rock’. With the track, CXLOE reflects on her first heartbreak, with her coping mechanism, listening to soft rock music. She wraps the tight concept in a dreamy pop crossover, toeing the line between alternative and electronic elements.
Bakar – The Mission
British singer-songwriter and experimental indie-rock artist Bakar has released new single, ‘The Mission’. The track combines a downtempo dance beat with his classic, personality fuelled vocal delivery. On its release, he stated, “To me, the song is about the want and need for a better future, especially for 1st generation kids of immigrant backgrounds – telling our stories is so important. I’m trying to represent and reclaim my Islamic faith for a new progressive generation.”
Sofia Kourtesis – ‘La Perla (Tourist remix)
Today, Berlin based, Peruvian electronic artist Sofia Kourtesis shares a Tourist remix of her critically acclaimed and utterly infectious single “La Perla”. Speaking of the remix, Tourist stated, “’La Perla’ is one of my favorite tracks from the last year and Sofia is one of my favorite artists currently – so it was a real honor for her to ask me to remix her music.”
Words by PARRY TRITSINIOTIS