GIMME5 is the opportunity to discover 5 worthy tracks in one post. Here is a selection of electro/synth pop tracks to brighten up your Monday. Raindear gives us a cool new synth-powered pop single with ‘Party’s Over”, Mwansa unleashes his personal side on “10 Pounds”, Ourselves On TV brings all the car ride jam vibes with “Marylou’s Girl”, Arman Cekin offers some “California Dreaming”, and Totemo unveils a truly unique pop single with Asian influences.
Swedish pop singer Raindear recently released a new track and it’s deliciously broody. “Party’s Over” reaffirms this songstress’s ability for crafting catchy melodies set against a sweet, zippy palette of synths reminiscent of sounds from the 80s. However, “Party’s Over” isn’t just a sweet trip through the crowds– pounding drums at 3:16 help to make this track an interesting albeit nontraditional pop track and somehow it just works.
Australian-based artist Mwansa‘s journey to music is interesting. Relocating to Australia from Africa, the guy wrote, recorded, and self-produced his 2014 debut single “Burn This House”, a beautiful track that perfectly showcase’s Mwansa‘s husky, emotionally charged vocals. Now, he is finally back with “10 Pounds”, a single which he says is about duality.
Haven’t really heard about Ourselves On TV before until I stumbled upon this track, but it’s one of those chill vibing songs that blends delicious synths and percussion perfectly with the vocals. The project of Stephen Capachione Jr. is a music act that’s perfect to listen to for those icky traffic delays in LA. What a discovery!
If you’re chilling on the West Coast this summer, this Arman Cekin track is definitely for you. Paul Rey‘s vocals are set against a nice sunset-golden backdrop of electronic tropical sounds, with a signature whistle melody that pops out at you like a singing bird.
This hazy pop track definitely stands out because of the East Asian instruments used throughout. Erhu melodies weave back and forth between Totemo‘s wispy, wistful-sounding voice and the effect is totally calming and beautiful.