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.
Taylor B-W’s latest track ‘I’m So Broke’ is a conversational song primed with a plucky bassline, melodic R&B swagger and a signature West Coast whistle. Continuing her dedication to the ’90s revival – as we saw in previous track ‘Nunchucks’ – Taylor B-W is combining modern electro-pop influences with the nostalgia of ’90s hip hop and R&B to create bouncy, playful tunes that speak to you on both a physical and emotional level. Read on to stream Taylor B-W’s brand new single ‘I’m So Broke’ before its official release on 9 July.
Last month, Sydney-siders Oh My My released their cinematic track ‘Make Me Feel Alive Tonight’ as part of a double A-side drop including ‘We All Want the Lights Down’. The heart-racing, anthemic track is a bold take on our 20s, where the nights are often big, the choices aren’t always great, and the memories are like nothing else we’ll ever create. Today, the duo release an acoustic rendition of this passionate track, released exclusively on LIKE VELVET Music. Stripping right back to just two guitars and a powerful vocal line, this version packs a whole new emotive punch and offers a newfound tenderness.
Spanish-born and Sydney-based, ANGE is crafting her neo-soul style with emotive pop and sparkling synths. Her latest track, ‘Antidote’ is an ode to unrequited love and is steeped in a slow and sensual glow. Effortlessly moving between Spanish and English, the romance of the Latin language only bolsters the mystique and flirtatiousness of the song to create a weightless, dreamy composition.
Sydney singer Abby Fuller has released a funky shower of sunshine in her latest track, ‘Good Mood’. It’s a lively song with a simple message – use the good times to recharge so that you can shine your light through the dark times too. With an R&B/chunky funk crossover that absolutely pops and a rolling chorus that forms one juicy hook, Good Mood lingers long after it has ended.
Chelsea Warner’s latest release has enthralled many listeners since its release last week. ‘Drama’ – a glowing, late-night, moody R&B track – is seductive, bold and beautiful. With her own blend of alt-pop and R&B, Chelsea Warner is offering honest, guilt-free insights into a young and free temperament. She unashamedly celebrates her fire, admits to her boredom and acknowledges the thrill of attention.
Sydney artist MAMI has released a sensuous R&B-infused track about a fizzled out fling. ‘It Is What It Is’ looks reality in the eye without spiraling completely into questions of rejection and self-worth. It takes the struggle to understand an ill-fated relationship and propels the protagonist forward to accept it for what it is. There’s no stream of tears and no euphoric elation, just an honest appraisal of the trials and tribulations of the dating world.
There’s something about waiting for a phone call that never comes. It starts with intense excitement, then creeps into a sense of doubt, until finally you meet pure frustration (especially when you’re charged and ready for something a little more playful). COTTA’s latest track Didn’t Call somehow makes you feel light and youthful while also being entirely relatable in adult relationships.
Tahlia Eve’s debut single Witchuu is blissfully easy listening, with a bass line that’s deep enough to be seductive and enthralling, a melody that inspires romantic mystique and a beat that could have you writhing in your sheets. While paying homage to classic ’90s pop and R&B, Tahlia Eve is tugging at the heartstrings of reminiscent listeners.