Filip’s Quick Single Picks: Vibropath, Furrows, Erika Wester, Crooks & Nannies, SOMOH, Wickerbird, Disaster Kid, Lunavela, Wandering Years, Odie Leigh, Emma Mae Stone

Vibropath – Overboard

“New single for my solo project, a song about obsessive, over-idealized love. Dreamy atmospheres with electrifying chorus” If you like beach dreamy indie pop/rock (still not sure how to correctly call it), you might enjoy this song. Definitely something for fans of Beach Fossils (aka me). Maybe you heard similar songs already, but I am enjoying it anyway. You can find more music on Spotify.

Furrows – Never Here

“In 2021, I was struck by the number of people I spoke with who felt changed by the isolation of the pandemic. Many wondered whether their identities were simply a reflection of the people and relationships that had surrounded them. “Never Here” is a lament for lost connection, but it is also a call to turn inwards, perhaps discovering a self rooted in something deeper and unchanging.” Maybe something you can relate to personally. The song has a nice melody either way. You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Erika Wester – Fifteen

“Erika Wester is a multi-instrumentalist who wrote and produced her newest single, Fifteen. Erika often pairs somber and pensive lyrics with soft and dreamy instrumentals, creating a delicate juxtaposition between the two. “I want Fifteen to be a comfort song for people. I found comfort in writing it at a time when I was feeling incredibly lost and down, and hope that people can find solace in feeling less alone when they listen to it.” Fifteen is a coming-of-age track. It’s a reminder that it’s okay to feel lost, to take your time, and try to go easy on yourself.” I like sharing bios because it usually captures the atmosphere very much. This song is gentle yet captivating. You can find more music on Spotify.

Crooks & Nannies – Sorry

Another single from Crooks & Nannies will be part of the EP coming out on Grand Jury Music. I am excited to listen to the whole EP as the new music is promising a really interesting. “Speaking to the single, Huntington writes; “Sorry is the first and only song I’ve written entirely in one sitting. I recorded a demo immediately afterward, and the final vocal is still the take from that demo. It came to me in 2018, at an incredibly overwhelming and unstable time in my life – I had recently made the decision to stop ignoring the fact that I was transgender but was struggling to grapple with what that meant for me personally, and was feeling a lot of frustration toward myself for not having figured it out. Simultaneously, I found myself single for the first time in years and without the self-understanding to forge structures and supports i had, until that point, found in other people. I was in over my head, looking for strength in the wrong places and having an increasingly difficult time seeing a future for myself.” You can find more music on Spotify.

SOMOH – Anything

Under the moniker SOMOH, Sophia Mohan combines 90s Indie Rock and Bedroom-Pop on Beabadoobee and Soccer Mommy inspired new single ‘Anything’ – a deeply personal and invitingly nostalgic musing on the “scary but beautiful feeling of falling so deeply for a person!” Maybe this is a little bit less original song in terms of instruments, but I am still pretty much captivated by it. The melody and the vocals are pretty catchy. So cool that such good music is also coming from the UK. You can find more music on Spotify.

Wickerbird – Hacksilver

The main reason to share this single is the video, which is very beautiful, but the atmospheric music is fitting it very much, and together they are creating a wonderful feeling. I am looking forward to the newest album which will be out next month on Lost Tribe Sound. “Wickerbird’s music has always been steeped in allegories of disillusionment and transition, casting personal insights under layers of natural metaphor and mythical imagery.” You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Disaster Kid – Burden

“Nostalgia rock band from Chicago comprised of three friends (Seamus, Connor & Mason).” A little bit of good old emo vibes as well. “Burden packs more of a punch more emotion; a force to be reckoned with. Burden will surf into you like the chill coming through the open window.” Melodic guitars, passionate vocals, and a lot of energy. Definitely, something for an “old” version of myself that I can still easily get into. You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Lunavela – Z

This is sleep music, I guess. Simple melody, and beautiful vocals, and it is already working on me. It is soothing me and in this anxious world, we all need sometimes music to calm us down. A little bit of a different track from this artist from New Zealand, but worth checking out. You can find more music on Spotify.

Wandering Years – Segovia at Home

Another single from Wandering Years from the upcoming album that we will be definitely sharing. You can pre-order the new album and enjoy the newest singles. I am really excited about this album as I shared previous singles as well. “Album opener Segovia at Home sets the tone for the songs to follow – it’s at once melodic and dissonant, brooding and confessional. The song begins with a flamenco-style strumming of a nylon string guitar paired with the volleying distorted swells of an electric guitar.” If you like dreamy lo-fi indie folk, this is a great fit for you. You can find more music on Bandcamp.

Odie Leigh – Take Back

“Louisiana-born and bred, Odie Leigh draws inspiration from the classic blues, folk, and country musicians who shaped the musical south. Recorded mostly in her New Orleans home with a hand-me-down guitar and a sometimes-broken banjo, Leigh’s music is an intimate portrait of her life.” Definitely hearing the southern vibes in this gentle folk song with a really nice banjo in the background. It will be part of the future EP I will gladly check it out when it will come out. You can find more music on Spotify.

Emma Mae Stone – Porch Song

“Emma Stone is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from McLean, Virginia. Starting with piano, she has been writing music since she was young. Emma mostly draws inspiration from nature, other songs and poetry, art, and is so excited to start releasing music into the world.” This is the first (debut) single, but it is pretty lovely. It has a nice gentle atmosphere with simple guitar. A little bit of indie pop at the end to wrap up my recommendations. You can start following the artist on Spotify.

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