In no particular ranking, take a listen to these five beautiful tracks from StéLOUSE, Lotus, Beauvois, Pluto, Molly Moore, and Moon Bounce. They won’t disappoint!
STéLOUSE – “Been So Long” feat. Nick Leng
Okay, so unless I had read the press release, there is no f#cking way I could have figured out that StéLOUSE is supposed to be pronounced “stay loose”. Nice.
Anyways. There is something pleasantly optimistic about this track, though the lyrics would slightly beg to differ. STeLOUSE’s production is so entrancing on “Been So Long”, greeting the ears like a familiar friendly echo. Nick Leng’s vocals add a decent top line, but lyrically speaking I don’t feel it’s anything groundbreaking. However, the overall catchiness and unique nature of the production on “Been So Long” make the track worthy of several listens, and who knows, it might end up in one of your playlists.
Lotus – Canvas
I found this lil’ gem while dumpster diving on SoundCloud today and whoa! Explosive pops and a focus on bouncy details make “Canvas” certainly filled with bright paint splotches and dashes, if it were to be represented visually. String pizzicatos alternate with jamming piano and bright percussion, begging for the attention of your auditory senses.
Beauvois – Echo
I’ve been listening to a lot of Petit Biscuit these past few days, and I think I’m still sort of on that guitar-electronic beat -textural wave. Mellow and optimistic in sound, “Echo” is a nice track to chill out to or let your mind take a break on. It fades out to tinkling sounds of a xylophone, the perfect ending to a dreamy, insightful track.
Molly Moore – Imaginary Friends (Pluto Remix)
This is the debut label release from Cloudkid Records, and while I wasn’t a huge fan of the original Molly Moore track, Pluto’s remix is just so fun. The remix does have a synth-ey background that keeps it grounded in the realms of “electronic” music, but its incorporation of a cool xylophone melody, drums, guitar, and even the appearance of trumpets in the background make it seem progressive in its creative boundaries. It’s catchy– the xylophone melody will be stuck in your head, and the wistful trumpet solos will linger in your mind. Catchy, and perhaps even memorable.
Moon Bounce – 0% Angel
The artist and name of this song are so aesthetically eye catching. The track is hashtagged #Trap on SoundCloud but it doesn’t sound much like the typical trap fodder floating around. Apparently Moon Bounce is from Philadelphia, and his lazy-dreamy indie vocals in “0% Angel” kind of hang in the air like the smoke from your favorite cigar. The eclectic production contrasts nicely with the Moon Bounce’s vocals, and if you listen to the lyrics, well….damn it’s an even competitor to Beyoncé’s “Blow”.