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.
Here to revive that blissful summer vibe as the cold weather starts to creep in is Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist Sonny Grin. His latest release, The Rush, is infectiously vibrant and musically masterful, making it the ideal tune for a bit of escapism . With the help of RISSA, whose luscious vocals shower radiance over the track, The Rush is a song you’re guaranteed to have on endless repeat.
Sydney’s lush indie rockers INKLINES recently released their first track for 2021. Blossom is a warm cocoon of rich vocals and just the right amount of grit, showcasing just how much the group have flourished over the past year. Read on for 11 of the band’s favourite tracks right now and why they’re so passionate about them.
CLEWS have tickled the teenage fantasies of the 20-30 something’s with their latest song Want You That Way. Like a tribute to the soundtracks of our favourite ’90s flicks, CLEWS’ latest offering is a repeat-worthy anthem that makes light out of the dark. Speaking of songs that can’t be turned off, Clews have let us in on their favourite tracks that keep them sitting in their car long after they’ve got to where they’re going.
Sydney artist Sarah Yagki is pushing the boundaries of pop with her latest release This Won’t Hurt. The multi-instrumentalist is carving an enticing pathway with her raw lyrics, catchy beats and sensational ability to control the mood of her music. Read on for Yagki’s very own playlist of the current influences she has on high rotation.
Sydney-based artist Nick Ward has released his latest single Holding The Man. The 19-year-old has crafted a gently spun folksy tune with a youthful melodic lilt. Lyrically, he explores his feelings from a significant time in his life, while also creating an overwhelming sense of company and togetherness.