We’re into a brand new month, and that’s the perfect excuse to change up your playlists and add a little something new. If you love hearing the next big thing before anyone else, or want to know what’s hot the other side of the pond, you’re in the right place. This week we’ve scoured the Internet to find you the best music from the United Kingdom and the United States. Say hello to Jake Davis, Ella On The Run, Toyboy & Robin and more.
Jake Davis – ‘Saying It Right’
Not content with just being a skilled singer, Jake Davis also boasts an impressive resumé of musical skills including guitar, bass, drums, mandolin and ukulele. ‘Saying It Right’ combines synthy undertones to create the perfect electro pop end of summer jam.
Ezzy – ‘Goodbye’
Taken from the official soundtrack off of ‘The Land’ Ezzy’s ‘Goodbye’ is full of classic hip hop vibes and feel-good energy. Think ‘Hard Knock Life’ but in 2016, this song is all about saying goodbye to those life struggles and living positively.
Ella On The Run – ‘Walk Away’
Ella On The Run may have released her debut EP less than two years ago but she’s already built up an impressive following of tastemakers and more. ‘Walk Away’ is yet another example of Ella’s simplistic yet sultry synth-pop charms. Like the song, the video is a simplistic masterpiece with kaleidoscopes of colour, only adding to the Swiss singer’s long list of pop must haves.
Archivist – ‘Everything Is Wanted’
Think of early years Calvin Harris, combined with Mark Ronson’s tripped out synths and you’ll get something close to Archivist’s ‘Everything Is Wanted’. Taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Memo’, this is the first taste of Archivist as a fully fledged band, and they’ve already received support from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and Noisey.
Grace Young-Christie – ‘Always Come Back Home’
Grace Young-Christie is a self-taught singer-songwriter bursting with emotion, and she’s only 16. Grace’s pure stripped back sounds are being championed by audio tech giant KitSound, where she’ll feature in their upcoming ad campaign. ‘Always Come Home’ is the perfect velvet smooth song that entices you back to your roots.
Toyboy & Robin – ‘Celebration’
After the staggering success of ‘Can’t Love Me’ which has gathered over 2 million plays since release, Toyboy and Robin are back with ‘Celebration’. Like the title suggests ‘Celebration’ can be described as nothing short of a house-fueled banger twinned with old school R&B vibes. ‘Celebration’ is the perfect song to blast out when you feel like you need to move.
Bruce Lok – ‘Stone’
Bruce Lok explains that he pulls inspiration from a destructive relationship, something that most of us can relate to in some form. This format seems to be working for Bruce as ‘Stone’ delivers haunting vocals balanced perfectly with rockier heavy backing. Speaking about ‘Stone’ Bruce said: “‘Stone’ is about believing you are stronger than you feel, however when confronted with the situation, you would still flee.”