Bringing you some music motivation to get you through the week, here’s our mid week music rundown with some incredible new tracks from some fantastic rising artists.
Johnny Ashby – ‘Wild’
Continuing his series of incredible releases this year; last week, London born, Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Johnny Ashby came back with his latest new release – his brand new single Wild. Acting as a follow on from his earlier release SOS, Wild brings us into a mesmerising and ethereal sonic world that delivers a stunning indie-folk led melody. Having emerged onto the music scene back in 2015, Wild brings us into a new chapter of his artistic and musical journey; comparatively more emotive and beautifully haunting than his previous releases. Opening with a delicate and immersive instrumental, before Johnny’s honeyed vocals emerge onto the scene, the song gives off an ambient and atmospheric energy that takes you deep into a majestic and tender soundscape that features an array of soulful, string-led melodies and up-beat percussive moments. A captivating new release, this is perfect for fans of Bon Iver and Iron & Wine.
“I’ve always written these songs about running away like I’m trying to escape from something and in a sense SOS was a part of that. Wild is written in the aftermath. Every time I’ve travelled to a new place I’ve noticed how it’s changed me and pushed me to grow spiritually in some way. When I write “Follow me into the wild” it’s like I’m back home after that adventure and I’m saying “Now what?”. That feeling after an adventure when you just want to go back out and find another one!”
Von Boyáge – ‘Laissez Faire’
Delivering their latest new release earlier this month, rising Los Angeles based music duo Von Boyáge came back with their stunning new release Laissez Faire. Consisting of frontman and founder, Christopher Hocker and drummer Stevie Noah, the pair have rapidly been capturing the attention of listeners all over with their unique blend of colourful synths, 1980’s inspired beats and relatable lyrics. Accompanied by some stunning new visuals that showcase a sleek compilation of dynamic city skylines, cinematic scenes and performance shots; Laissez Faire gives off a mesmerizing and atmospheric indie/alt-pop energy that features a mass of glimmering synths, vibrant acoustic elements and rhythmic percussive beats. Alongside the captivating instrumentation; through the skilled lyricism, the track explores a universal and relatable narrative all about letting go after a long-term relationship started to struggle once becoming long-distance.
“Sometimes in life it is best to adopt a “Laissez Faire” approach and stop trying to control everything. Letting nature take its course is sometimes the best policy.”
JAWNY – ‘Take It Back’
His second release of the year; today, rising artist JAWNY is back with his brand new single Take It Back – the latest track taken from his forthcoming project The Story of Hugo, set for release this July. A bold and vibrant rock-led track that draws upon his love of The White Stripes and “Sabotage”- era Beastie Boys; Take It Back pulses with high energy percussive beats, and rhythmic basslines that make you want to get up and dance. Up-tempo and addictive, with some incredible instrumental moments, the vibrant melody draws you into the captivating sonic world and sweeps you up in the energy of the song. A stand out track and marking a sonic change from his previous release Best Thing; JAWNY also is set to accompanythe single with the release of some brand new visuals, directed by Spencer Ford, that reflects the songs fun and dynamic energy.
Jade Moss – ‘Only U’
Back this year after a two year hiatus; rising London-based artist Jade Moss has been showing no signs of slowing down and came back earlier this month with the release of her latest new single Only U. With a distinctive and unique sonic style, Jade Moss is a multi-talented artist and fashion entrepreneur who flawlessly blends her distinctive retro style with her soulful R&B melodies to create a vibrant combination of 1940s and 1980s, vintage inspired pop. With a captivating and rhythmic energy, Only U delivers an addictive instrumental that features an array of contemporary soul and retro pop. Perfectly reflecting the dynamic and sultry energy of the melody, the song explores the inner fight of a woman who falls in love at first glance but is afraid to admit to the emotions. Relatable and emotive, the up-tempo energy of the track is one to draw you in from the very first note.