Cairns-based artist Jelly Oshen has added his own personal reflection to the growing list of pandemic-inspired tracks. The 21-year-old’s self-described genre of ‘island-flava’ – a mix of indie-pop and R&B – is on full display in Bordalonely as he bottles up a mix of lockdown misery and blissful music.
New Zealand’s own Matthew Young has released a sparkling new alt-pop track that tackles the hard realities and consequences of substance abuse contrasted against a bright and euphoric tune. ‘Like Falling’ looks at good times gone too far in a song that’s wrapped up in teen-nostalgia, instantly creating an emotional connection.
Multi-instrumentalist FKJ today releases ‘Greener’ – the first delectable track off his upcoming second studio album ‘V I N C E N T’ (out 10 June). The enviable collaboration with the legendary Carlos Santana combines Santana’s signature Latin American jazz infused rock ‘n’ roll with the modern hues of ambient electronics, and the result is luscious sophistication.
In less than two and half minutes, Bri Clark will draw you into an cavernous spiral that bleeds with overwhelming intensity. ‘Waiting’ simultaneously explores the torturous mindsets of love, heartache and living with chronic illness, weaving through a tumultuous journey and cleverly culminating in a sense of frustrating incompleteness.
NZ-raised, LA-based musician Ny Oh has released her latest enchanting track, ‘Garden of Eden’. With her delicate vocals dancing around a captivating folk melody, Ny Oh continues to awe us with her spellbinding songwriting ahead of her forthcoming EP ‘Ny Oh’s Garden of Eden’ (due 11 March). Exploring the complexities of life while reveling in the simplicity of having love amongst the chaos, Garden of Eden is a stunning song that delves deeply into trying to understand the world around us.