Seven Fresh Songs #104
Miynt — Station Station
The Swedish singer, songwriter, and producer Miynt has a way of making songs that sound retro and contemporary at the same time. Her latest song, “Station Station,” is built around psychedelic guitar riffs and electric organ grooves, but her vocals pull the song into a completely different realm.
Miynt will release the follow-up to her 2019 album “Stay on Your Mind” early next year.
Listen to “Station Station,” our Song Pick of the Day on your favorite streaming service or below on YouTube:
Leif Erikson — 200 Times
Two years ago, British four-piece Leif Erikson landed on our radar and with a new song titled “200 Times,” we were immediately intrigued. True to their style that we came to love, “200 Times” brims with dreamy, jangly guitars juxtaposed with harsher chords, that create a melange of alluring beauty. What stands out though are Sam Johnston’s versatile vocals and the exquisite guitar work which lend “200 Times” its irresistible vibe. The band’s frontman and songwriter, Sam Johnston, considers the lyrics to be some of his most personal yet. He says:
They hark back to when I was working as a chef, at the same time as avidly making music, and in true culinary fashion probably burning a little too much of that midnight oil… I was pretty physically and emotionally drained at times but had to really push through. That said it was a period of tremendous fun, friendship and creativity. They also have a mystical quality which I like to think has become part of my lyrical style. I was inspired by Yoko Ono’s fluxus score concept which is a really interesting artistic tool. The line “a thousand suns setting in the sky” is a nod to Yoko.
Listen to “200 Times,” our Song Pick of the Day:
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D’Arcy — Moon
The big sound of “Moon” washes over you like a wave of warm water. It is a hopeful, positive vibe that New York singer/songwriter D’Arcy wants to convey here. She explains about the song:
“Moon is about finding love and beauty in life, despite the pain that comes from letting go of childhood in order to transition to adulthood.
“Moon” is the second single after D’Arcy’s 2021 EP “Hard To Kill.” Listen to our Song Pick of the Day, “Moon,” on your favorite streaming service or below on SoundCloud:
Ryan Keen — I Won’t Give Up
When the nights get longer and the days get colder in our Northern Hemisphere, then a song like “I Won’t Give Up” comes along more than welcomed with its beautiful and reassuring vibe. It’s the latest offering by singer/songwriter Ryan Keen, who is also an avid surfer and mental health advocate. Based in South West England he says about his latest single;
“I Won’t Give Up” is an uplifting love song. It focuses on the feeling of knowing you’ll support through the highs and lows. I wrote the song with my very good friend Sillkey. We’d hired an Airbnb halfway between our ho uses (between London and Brighton) to write for 3 days. This song came out of nowhere! From the first idea to having the demo recorded was no more than 2 hours.
Listen to “I Won’t Give Up,” our Song Pick of the Day:
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Tallies — No Dreams of Fayres
When you don’t feel right, staying in bed can be a false sense of comfort. In “No Dreams of Fayres”, Sarah Cogan, singer of Toronto-based trio Tallies describes the conflicting thoughts while refusing to wake up in the hope to escape depression. But the upbeat vibes of the song put a healthy distance between Sarah’s experiences and where she is now.
“No Dream of Fayres” is the first new song by the band since their 2019 self-titled debut album.
Listen to “No Dreams of Fayres,” our Song Pick of the Day, on your favorite streaming service or below on Bandcamp:
APRE — Your Eyes
Ahead of their nine-track mixtapes record, scheduled for February 1st, 2022, experimental duo APRE share the extra gorgeous “Your Eyes.” APRE’s lead vocalist Charlie Brown says about their latest single:
This was inspired by a close friend’s dysfunctional relationship and observing its constantly messy nature with arguments over nothing. Being in a relationship can sometimes be the loneliest time in your life, when the other person is reluctant to work with you to nurture it and care for it, but it’s the scariest prospect realising that in the long-term you would be better off without them. It’s a leap of faith not many are willing to take.
That’s rather deep for such a beautiful and simply irresistible track like “Your Eyes.” We take it and can’t wait for APRE’s upcoming record! Listen to “Your Eyes,” our Song Pick of the Day:
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Modern Moxie — Weeping Willow
Modern Moxie is an indie rock band from South Carolina. Their new song “Weeping Willow” deals with the tough time when singer and songwriter Madison Lucas was worried about her brother’s serious illness. The song will be on the EP “Gutter Honey,” set for a March 2022 release.
Listen to “Weeping Willow,” our Song Pick of the Day below:
White Lies — I Don’t Want To Go To Mars
We are longtime fans of English post-punk three-piece White Lies and with their latest offering “I Don’t Want To Go To Mars,” they demonstrate once more that they’re still on top of their game.
This new single is a taste of their upcoming sixth studio album, As I Try Not To Fall Apart, due out on February 18, 2022 via [PIAS].
White Lies are comprised of Harry McVeigh (lead vocals, guitar), Charles Cave (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums), and Charles says about the new track:
“I Don’t Want To Go To Mars” has all the distorted bombast of White Lies best anthems neatly packed into a short story. The song follows a character seemingly being herded off Earth to live out a sterile and mundane existence on a newly colonised Mars. Fundamentally the song questions the speed at which we are developing the world(s) we inhabit, and what cost it takes on our wellbeing.”
The track is accompanied by a DIY video put together by the band,
Although the song wasn’t due an official video, we felt the strong imagery of the lyrics really leant itself towards a visual accompaniment. Using old archive footage, an iPhone, and our very own DIY spirit, we have pieced together a visual narrative to run alongside the song. A full force rebuttal of a concept that’s stalked people around the world for generations now; that the grass will be greener on the other side — of the galaxy.
Listen to the mesmerizing “I Don’t Want To Go To Mars,” our Song Pick of the Day and check out the video too:
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