Tinted with an undeniable 90s stickiness, ‘BKLYNLDN’ by Shura brings to mind the humidity of an amorous Brooklyn summer.
There is something brutal about the scattered ivory patterns and ethereal choruses of Konradsen’s ‘Baby Hallelujah’ that fills it with grace.
Pursuit of Momentary Happiness is filled with love, depression, and is full of emotion. It is a confident and robust offering…. Yak have shown up well.
Oli Burslem’s Cohen-esque croon echoes the empty spaces of a place past happy times on ‘This House Has No Living Room’ by Yak. Featuring J. Spaceman
“What’s the rhythm of my heart breaking?” asks Mike Krol on the aptly title track ‘What’s the Rhythm’. It’s a straightforward punk-y indie rock song that snarls and registers vocals in the red. There’s nothing cheap about a great hook, and that’s what Krol has here, and it, “goes on and on and on…”
Alice Merton’s ‘Funny Business’ moves in twists and turns. It’s the kind of pop that makes you want to move. Lyrically it dances, visually it does the same.
Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Neon Moon’ parallels Cigarettes After Sex’s moody intimate nature, while also calling back to their Texas roots.
Thelma’s ‘Take Me to Orlando’ seems to be on a stage. It’s made up, it’s fictional, and, therefore it couldn’t be more real.
Teen Daze, ‘Hidden Worlds’ is deep yet light, like humid summer air. It brings a classic Balearic feel, giving the impression that nothing can go wrong
The rapper’s talent remains undeniable and he is as comfortable as ever in his artistic medium, but he is still uneasy with everything else that comes with it – mainly fame and all its trappings. But Earl has always been a master of layered sentiments, and the album’s first statement is one that comments directly on his relationships with others and the world at this time.