New Music Sunday: December 15th 2019

emilytreadgold #1, New 9 Tracks

Gabrielle Aplin has released the brand new song ‘Magic’, taken from her forthcoming new album Dear Happy out January 17th via AWAL and her own label Never Fade Records.
‘Magic’ is a beautiful pop song, which features bright electronics and chiming percussion as Gabrielle’s dreamy vocals reflect the benefits of cherished close relationships.
Regarding the song Gabrielle says, “I’m really excited to share this song with everyone. ‘Magic’ is about appreciating that one person in your life who makes the mundane everyday life stuff magical. It’s about how no one else has to see that magic. And it’s about giving the finger to that constant pressure to be defining our relationships online."

What can we even say about Harry Styles that hasn't already been said? He's a feminist king that makes the dreamiest music that is just poetic as hell and every song on this album is perfection. I've decided "She" is my current favorite.

He explains the details of the song to Rolling Stone, saying, “Well, he was on mushrooms, we all were. We had no idea what we were doing. We forgot all about that track, then went back later and loved it. But Mitch had no idea what he did on guitar that night, so he had to learn it all over from the track. That one to me feels really British. I usually sing with a slight American twang, because the first person I ever listened to was Elvis Presley. When I’ve been doing the track listing, and ticking off the ones to definitely make the album, it’s always in the first three to be ticked. That’s a phenomenal song.”

Something about the new Dua Lipa vibe is making me feel like she's been listening to a lot of St. Vincent. "Future Nostalgia" is the title track for her next project and it's very different from her signature sound.

She told her Instagram fans, "Its all playful and fun and not taking ourselves too seriously but we loved it so much we wanted to share it wiv ya!"

Magdalena Bay seamlessly stitch together old and new, breathing new life into the neon late-night and offbeat cinematic nostalgia of the eighties with savant-like skill to create their own handcrafted, occasionally peculiar, sound and vision that packages melancholic themes inside a high-gloss, otherworldly pop sound. Taking inspiration from both Carly Rae Jepsen and Charli XCX, the playlist darlings have been making music together since high school.

“’Oh Hell’ is about young love and how misguided it can be,” says Mica on the inspiration behind the track. “My First relationship experiences growing up were super toxic, but I went along with them because of a vague notion that love is supposed to be dark and complicated. We wrote quite creepy and dark lyrics that work against the light, dreamy airiness of the song.”