Hard week? Here are four new songs from UK artists to relax to. Go listen and be soothed…
Dahlia Sleeps – “Love, Lost”
London quartet Dahlia Sleeps share the third single and title track from their forthcoming EP which is released January 18.
It’s another moreish release with delicate, deft tones recalling the likes of Aquilo, London Grammar and Daughter. Lucy Hill’s vocals shine over stirring, atmospheric textures with the band describing the song as about ‘that feeling of wishing you could solve the struggle for someone you love – but knowing you don’t hold the key.’
Giovanna – “Let Go Of Yourself”
London-born Giovanna has returned with the first in a series of forthcoming tracks after a break from recording.
Her previous work in film scores lends a cinematic quality to what is already an ethereal pop song about seeing the beauty in purity, and the sides of people they don’t see themselves.
The Milly and Justin Grange-Bennett-directed video has a timely nod to Suspira and is a perfect backdrop to the light electronic tones and motorik rhythms as well as the lyrical narrative. Giovanna’s mixed heritage (Italian, Hungarian, English, Scottish, Irish and French) comes across in her vocal tones which act as a focal point with a range of emotion.
Caoilfhionn Rose – “Unravelled”
Manchester’s Caoilfhionn (pronounced Keelin) Rose has just released this, the shortest song from her Awaken album. Despite being one of those songs that ends too soon (a good thing btw!) there’s a lot beneath the seeming simplicity.
Driven by a timeless choral vocal loop, her voice delightfully and effortlessly glides between registers and it’s my favourite of the three singles from the album.
Cousin Kula – “Jelly Love”
Cousin Kula are back with their first single after their previous EP, OODLES. It’s a dreamy serving of blissed out psych-pop with the power to provide summery flashbacks. A suitably wobbly synth is centre of the attention with vocals blending together.
The Bristol band live together and bring different sounds and influences to the table with the promise to create sonic surprises. Catch them on their UK tour in December