Hello little monkeys 🐒 the weekend has finally started!
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Releases of the week
Kiko’s debut EP “Game Over” just dropped, containing a few singles released in 2021 that collectively got over 800k streams, and were added to over 1500 playlists, including Mark Ronson’s own weekly playlist “ZELECTS”.
This EP is an amalgamation of all the genres that have inspired and defined Kiko so far, including the groovy and catchy single “I Can’t Tonight I’m Going Online”, the dreamy and melancholic Lo-fi song “Passing Time”, and the modern blend of Electronic and Hyper Pop “Game Over”, among others.
With the single “Game Over”, Kiko invites you to remember and recall the good old days, where time was abundant and there was nothing to worry about while staying aware of the fact that those days are over and not coming back. Despite starting slowly, the song is very upbeat, colourful and groovy, featuring many pop culture and foley elements.
This is the first single of 2022 from Amsterdam-based music maker Paul the Neighbour. “Lost in a City” was conceived during a time of great uncertainty. Feelings of being trapped and held back inspired the writing of this song, thus painting a highly personal picture of the artist.
Recording started in January 2021 while Paul was alone in his Amsterdam apartment. During these grey and lonely weeks, the bedroom studio slowly expanded to the entire flat, with instruments ready to be recorded at every corner. This new recording space gave Paul the necessary inspiration to turn “Lost in a City” into what it is today: A laidback and melancholic song that represents how an honest way of expressing oneself can help you deal with the draining life of the city and other personal struggles.
The instrumental basis for “Lost in a City” was recorded with a 100-year-old harmonium Paul picked up at a local thrift store. By layering psychedelic vocals and unexpected synth melodies, a blend of sounds, that were somehow made for each other, is created. Think of Tame Impala, not on an Australian beach but in a city with gloomy weather.
🧡 Friday Crushes of the week
This is our playlist curated every Friday with love-at-first-listen songs. These are the tracks that made our hearts melt during this week.
Interesting news of the week
Also, yesterday was Kevin Parker’s birthday, our omnipresent God and also omnipresent Tame Impala’s only member. Do you have a minute to talk about our lord and savior? We don’t but we suggest that you listen to his single “No Choice”.
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Thank you very much for reading! See you next week 😎