GIMME5 is the opportunity to discover 5 worthy tracks in one post. Here is a selection of folk and indie-pop tunes that will probably make it to your iTunes libraries! In the roaster today: Billie Eilish wonders if the roses would bloom, maybe she was talking about Swedish folk newcomers Martin Forsell and Ulli Mattsson. Finally, the indietronica trio ØLLEBIRDE sings about a troubled relationship while Amy Jay dedicates her last song to the only one. Five track to listen to if you like Daughter, Birdie, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, The xx or Laura Marling.
Billie Eilish is about to shine in 2016. After her first single “Ocean Eyes” which combined more than 11 million of streams all over the world, the American-born artist just shared “Six Feet Under”. “Six Feet Under” was produced by her older teenage brother Finneas and is pure beauty. The track let us spellbound: the vocals arrangements are graceful and you can’t simple resist the melody.
Martin Forsell is a singer-songwriter from Nässjö in Sweden and his music is certainly inspired by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. This newcomer artist mixes indie pop and folk music and the rendition in the debut “Bliss” is catchy and promising. The track features all the ingredients of an efficient pop song and we hope the track will be the first one of a long series.
Amy Jay‘s music will remind you of Laura Marling and by reaching the first spot of iTunes’ New Artist Spotlight, she shows that she is maybe as talented as her. The New York-based singer-songwriter will drop her debut “Supposed To Be EP” on July 15 and the second single, “Only One”, is a smart mix of folk and atmospheric pop music.
French indie-pop trio ØLLEBIRDE was formed in 2015 in London. On “Trouble”, they share the feelings of 2 persons who are in a troubled relationship. The song is beautiful and could be described as an extrovert answer to The XX. Indeed, if the melancholic guitar in the intro reminds us of this band, the indietronica poetry make the difference on the second part of the track.
She is not famous YET, but it is only a question of time. Swedish artist Ulli Mattsson sailed north up the River Lea and out of London last summer to start recording “Feral”, her self-released debut album. This LP is “the story of her journey to the river and the voice it has given her”. It might come from the fact it was produced and released on a hundred-year-old barge on the rivers. Anyway… “Riverwoman” is delightfully melodious and pure as water. A pure immersion. Do you hear the river running?