We’ve got three ear worms lined up this week including an indie-pop outfit and two songstress’, old and new.
Florence and the Machine – Too Much Is Never Enough
Time after time Florence Welch turns to gold anything she touches, and ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’ is no different, a track for the new Final Fantasy XV which has successfully hiked anticipation for the game release. It’s a snippet of her progression as a national treasure and a symbol that she’s a flower that’s forever in bloom. The delicate harp melodies and the forceful tremor that posses her vocal transmit the infinite Florence + The Machine sound that shimmers with elegance and dazzles in any light.
– Alisha Griffiths
LANY – yea, babe, no way
Nashville trio LANY have been making huge waves across the pond and they plan on riding that wave to us on this post-brexit island. ‘yea, babe, no way’, taken from their latest EP kinda, is exactly what you’d expect from a band who spell their song names like the back page of a teens diary. With a likeness to the 1975 following them wherever they perform they aren’t ashamed in wearing their heart on their sleeve. Talking about break-ups and make-ups, “Been in love for so long, now it’s over”, it’s that sprinkling of innocence over a familiar electronic radio-friendly sound, that makes this band so appealing. Heading out on their first headline UK tour later this month, these are ones you don’t want to regret missing out on.
– Alex Walker
Raye – ‘I, U, Us’
18-year-old Raye isn’t any ordinary teenager. On her new EP ‘Second’ she’s got Stormzy to tone down his abrasive spitting grime and has had just a little hand with lead track ‘I, U, Us’ from Charli XCX. Her obsession for bubble-gum, glitchy pop is paramount with the Raye’s soulful vocals tinged with a bitter-sweet trap beat. The track which could be blanketed in doom and gloom is packed with sassy attitude. Match her cool exterior with a chilly frolic around an ice-rink and she’s the next pop star package.
– Josh Shreeve