Lump - “Animal”
LUMP is the electro-pop project consisting of English singer and guitarist Laura Marling and multi-instrumentalist Mike Lindsay (of Tunng and Throws). “Animal” is the title track from their forthcoming sophomore album due out in July. The stylistic marriage of Marling’s hauntingly monotone vocal delivery and the brighter synth-driven production makes for a refreshing sound and a dynamic song.
Warpaint - “Lilys”
Warpaint’s latest single marks a return for the band after a nearly five-year hiatus. HBO caught wind of the track as it was developing and asked to use it in their show “Made for Love” compelling the band to complete it (and leading their label to request that it also be on their next album). “I tried some vocals and those came out really quickly and the lyrics fell together really quickly. It felt really good,” the band’s guitarist and singer Theresa ‘TT’ Wayman explained recently. Wayman says the new album should be released in 2022, and if the raw and grimy sound on “Lilys” is any indication of what’s to come, then we are in for a serious treat.
Sans Soucis - “I’m On”
UK-based singer-songwriter Sans Soucis elegantly fuses synth and soul (with a deep bass anchor) on her latest release “I’m On.” The track displays her dazzling rebirth after a prolonged battle with depression. “I’m quite an introspective person and during that time, I found joy in being able to write on my own, exploring the uncomfortable in a format that made me feel fulfilled and confident at the same time,” Soucis explained. Here, she is able to transcend lyrical boundaries by capturing a spirit that exudes authenticity and grace so effectively that it almost appears effortless.