"Hologram" is a visionary new single from Lydia Ainsworth on which she takes you into the thin air and offers you a crystalline vision of everything that surrounds you. Once you catch your breath the view is stunning. Right From Real is the name of her forthcoming album, out via Arbutus Records from September 30th.
Tove Lo’sQueen of the Clouds LP is on its way, and she’s shared a song from its Chapter Two, the confessional, honest and direct anthem-to-be "Moments". What’s wonderful is that we’ve all thought it, even said it, but it never sounded this effortless. The album is scheduled for release on September 30th, and the deluxe edition is available for pre-order here, where you can also download each of her recent singles. Via Vogue.
Packed to bursting with ideas and articulated with a cosmopolitan ease, "In the House of Yes" is the innovative and irresistible new single from Long Island, New York’s Mr Twin Sister. Lit by neon signs and street lights, it’s a hip-swinging late-night walk back home. A self-titled LP is due out on September 23rd, and available for pre-ordering now.
Megan Washington, “My Heart Is a Wheel”. No, not as in “when you bend it you can’t mend it” — this one’s steel belted, low profile and built for speed. Watch the leaves swirl as it vanishes into the middle distance. There There is the name of her next album, arriving on September 12th and available for pre-ordering now.
The edges of each swatch are frayed, but when they’re stitched together it’s seamless, moving with finesse. "Castigadas en el granero" is the very smart new single from Madrid’s DEERS, their first as a four-piece, not their last to dazzle. This will appear on the Barn 7”, released by Lucky Number / Mom + Pop on November 3rd.
Inspired by vintage Hollywood glamour and emitting good humor and charm, "Rainy Day Woman" is the swinging new single from Houston-born, Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter Kat Edmonson. The video’s styling is detailed and beautifully considered. Her new album is called The Big Picture, arriving on September 30th.
Uppsala, Sweden’s Veronica Maggio has shared a heartbreaking new video for her single “Låtsas som det regnar”, a gentle reminder that everyone struggles. There are so many things we can do to help each other, though. Find this on her Handen i fickan fast jag bryr mig album, her fourth, and investigate her music further at her website.
Next month Sydney-based singer and songwriter Lanie Lane will release her second full-length album, entitled Night Shade. "Celeste" is its first single, and its guitars spiral vibrantly — they sound great — while her singing exudes equal parts mystery and charm. The single is available now, and you can pre-order the album from Ivy League Records ahead of its October 24th release date.
It’s a page-turner swirling with intrigue and unexpected twists with a satisfying resolution. "Amsterdam" is a complex and rewarding track taken from Idols In The Dark Heart, the new album from Toronto’s Valery Gore, which she is releasing herself as of September 9th. You can pre-order it on all formats via her Bandcamp, and stream it now on Consequence of Sound.
It’s throwback soul, bluesy and heartfelt, powered by her sumptuous voice. "Grandma’s Hands" is the excellent new single from Melbourne’s Meg Mac, modern, vintage and timeless. This is taken from her debut EP MEGMAC, available from September 12th.