girl: twentyfive, in Singapore.
LAYLA - For You
a mesmerizing blend of soul and pop, laced with wistful regret.
Gwen Stefani - Baby Don’t Lie
she’s back! “Baby Don’t Lie” sounds like a mix of Rihanna and Maroon 5 (or did they get it from her?) but it’s been so long that it’s all good.
The Staves - Blood I Bled
Shura - Indecision
'love' can’t begin to describe how much I adore Shura. every single she releases is somehow more monumental than the previous one (though I love every one of them). on “Indecision”, she delves into yearning, and that crushing impossibility of meeting each other halfway. this time it’s diffused with casual lightheartedness in the form of bright guitars and her signature airy vocals. urgh, at this rate I just might combust when she releases a full LP.
PACES - On My Mind (feat. YOUTH)
a full-on woozy banger from Aussie producer PACES.
Jessie Ware - 12
together with the release of “Tough Love”, Jessie Ware has unveiled “12” (which is not included in the album) for free download. produced by Robin Hannibal from Rhye, it’s slow, sultry and romantic.
after this, go purchase “Tough Love” and bask in its fantastic glory and magnificence.
Kiesza - The Love
90’s inspired dancefloor gem.
Stream: Sivu - Something On High
Marika Hackman - Drown
gothic, ethereal and exquisite.
Kate Boy - Open Fire
fierce emotions run wild amidst bracing, relentless beats in the new one from Kate Boy. so brilliant. (via)
George Maple - Talk Talk
Litany - Look
a truly standout ballad amidst the wave of downtempo, electro tunes. it’s all in the leisurely, gorgeous build-up to the killer chorus: "I loved him the one I love / the one I loved most in the world".
Rae Morris - Closer