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Ailsa Tully, Giungla, Mega Bog, Ellyn Woods and Sterling Grove, Slothrust, W.H. Lung & Skeleten

Seven Fresh Songs #78

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Mega Bog — Weight of the Earth, on Paper

Erin Birgy records under the enigmatic name Mega Bog and her music exists to some degree outside of the established genre grid. The surreal “Weight of the Earth, on Paper,” is the second single from her upcoming album “Life and Another” and comes with a heartwarming, if not a bit strange video. Erin explains:

“The video for ‘Weight of the Earth, on Paper’ came out more pure Mega Bog than I even expected. We are a community of deep friends and collaborators, who move through the world as scrappy little archeologists who love to play dress up. I’m so thrilled to have the friends I have show up and trust me over and over again, and I’ll always be there to do the same.”

Watch the video for “Weight of the Earth, on Paper” here:

Connect with Mega Bog on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

W. H. Lung — Pearl in the Palm

Manchester’s W. H. Lung announce their new album Vanities with a bang! Their sound is as energetic and mesmerizing as we came to love this crazy talented synth-rock band and the video matches the brilliance of previous W. H. Lung videos. “Pearl in the Palm” starts with hypnotic beats, takes on a playful spin, and stays grounded with the unique vocals of frontman Joe Evans. The video shows Joe in different outdoors sceneries and situations. The clip captures the spirit of W. H. Lung perfectly, the joy and passion that Joe and his bandmates express during a live show. I am still in awe of W. H. Lung’s performance during Iceland Airwaves 2019, one of the best concerts I’ve ever witnessed. “Pearl in the Palm” offers that mesmerizing and unforgettable vibe.

Directed by Joe Evans and Gracie Collier, Joe says about the video’s production:

The whole thing was shot on an iPhone which I think quite nicely fits into the general vibe of creative expression and vulnerability. We wanted to shoot as much as possible out in nature, on the go, finding a great spot and going with it.

Watch “Pearl in the Palm,” and enjoy our Song Pick of the Day:

Connect with W. H. Lung on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Slothrust — Once More for the Ocean

“Once More for the Ocean” is a refreshingly straightforward indie rock track that makes you want to turn up the volume and grab the air guitar when Slothrust mastermind Leah Wellbaum throws in a hot solo. The song is the third single from Slothrust’s upcoming album “Parallel Timeline,” out on July 23.

Leah recalls about the songwriting process:

“This song felt like it was handed to me by the ocean. It came to me when I was sitting on some rocks and staring at one of my favourite oceans in the world, on Star Island off the coast of Rye, New Hampshire. The bassline arrived first, and then the melody and the lyrics came at the same time. I didn’t have an instrument with me that week so I sang what I had into my phone notes and carried on with my day, almost forgetting about it entirely.”

She adds:

“I have a unique relationship with this song because it felt like it came through me more than from me, though I recognise that really there is no difference. It is not the easiest song to sing or explain. At times I even wondered if it might be suited for a different artist. However after sitting with it for a while I have come to the conclusion that this song was meant for me and it is about the search for a greater consciousness in times of chaos. For me that feeling of oneness often shows up when I am spending time in nature.”

Watch the clever video, where Leah literally finds to herself:

Listen to our Song Pick of the Day on your favorite streaming service.

Connect with Slothrust on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Ellyn Woods & Sterling Grove — White Sails

Mysterious and enchanting vocals, mesmerizing beats, with a brooding feel plus some optimism sprinkled in that makes you want to dance. This is “White Sails,” the new single by Montréal-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Ellyn Woods in collaboration with electronic duo Sterling Grove.

Ellyn says about “White Sails:”

On a midsummer day after the beach, I felt inspired by the light shining through the cabin windows and the wooden model of a ship on the wall. I wrote about our surroundings and summer road trips, and soon the whole song was composed in about 15 minutes. We kept an open mind — no rules, no questioning any type of genre or riff. All ideas were made subconsciously, capturing the emotion in the room. We hope you enjoy it.

Yes, we do!

Listen to “White Sails,” our Song Pick of the Day:

Connect with Ellyn Woods (Facebook, Instagram) and Sterling Grove (Facebook, Instagram).

Ailsa Tully — Greedy

Welsh singer/songwriter Ailsa Tully is freshly in love and her new song “Greedy” reflects on that beautiful time when everything is clear, and you are ready to take the next step. Any next step. “Greedy” is an easy floating, reflective song that sees Ailsa exuding happiness. She says about the song:

“‘Greedy’ is about the intensity of new beginnings and transitional stages of life where everything feels very raw. It is about the all-consuming feeling of wanting someone and opening myself up to the world in a new and messy way.”

“Greedy” will be on Ailsa Tully’s EP “Holy Isle” out August 20 on Dalliance Recordings. Listen to the song on your favorite streaming service or below on Bandcamp:

Connect with BAND on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Skeleten — Live in Another World

Producer and vocalist Skeleten, who calls Syndey, Australia his home, released his new single “Live in Another World” and it is beautiful! The track swirls on a bed of hypnotic beats and synths lines, with vocals thrown in that sound like the promise of a better world. And who did not at times think of what it would be like to “Live in Another World,” especially during a global pandemic?

When asked about the track, Russell Fitzgibbon aka Skeleten says:

I feel like we always have to be able to imagine better worlds for ourselves and I love people and things that make me feel like there’s another reality just there, waiting.

Listen to “Live in Another World,” our Song Pick of the Day:

Connect with Skeleten on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Giungla — Little Problem (ft. Jessica Winter)

Today, singer, guitarist and producer Ema Drei aka Giungla has released her second EP “Turbulence” after 2016’s “Camo.” The latest single is the hard-hitting “Little Problem,” which shows off her unique way to fuse heavy guitar work with smacking electronic beats. The track was recorded a while ago in London in collaboration with Jessica Winter and like many other songs, its meaning changed in light of the pandemic. Ema recalls:

“The title was the first thing that came to mind and suddenly it seemed like a perfect metaphor. This song is for those of us who feel overshadowed by someone else or struggle to find space. Thinking about having someone really tall in front of you at a gig now does seem like a ‘little problem’ compared to the fact that we weren’t able to attend (nor perform) shows for a while… so I even miss that! Almost as much as I miss a crowded venue.”

Listen to “Little Problem” below:

Connect with Giungla on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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Oliver Bouchard

Oliver Bouchard

I write software, share music and photos on glamglare.com and enjoy life together with @elkenyc in Brooklyn, NY.

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