We’re getting ready for next year, a new chapter (and for this we’re gonna take some holidays), and December is already treating us with great new releases. Here’s our selection. Flashes.
TOWN CALLED NOTHING – LAURA-MARY CARTER
It’s been impossible for us not to fall for Laura-Mary Carter and her new EP Town Called Nothing. Mystical, her music is moving but not as much as her incredible vocals reasoning across the room as if she was singing in a small cathedral. Small because, despite Carter being grandiose, she’s intimate when sharing her stories. This is a duality mostly noticeable to us on The City We Live, Signs and Ceremony. A beautiful artist who managed to make us curious, and we need to keep an eye on her.
INS & OUTS – SKALLI
Good mood concentrated in a veil of paradoxical sweetness, here’s a sum-up of Ins & Outs, SKALLI’s new record. In a peaceful folk round, sometimes quite melancholic, we’re amazed by mystical bubbles (If You Fall) enchanting us as soon as they burst. Ambitious, the band gives deep and dark lyrics on upbeat and motivating melodies. Very clean in its production, this is an album that expands in the room, taking space without ever suffocating it. We breathe, we connect, we let ourselves float. Our favourite here is Lost Cause and its incredible outro.
THOUSAND SHADOWS VOL.1 – YOU SAID STRANGE
This first volume has accomplished its mission: we want more and we’re curious from You Said Strange. Far from actually being strange, the band offers a beautiful pop-rock record with Thousand Shadows Vol.1, simple yet very efficient, tender and electric at the same time. If we let our minds wander, daydreaming as we listen to this opus, we’re really enjoying this precious time. The vocals are particularly impressive. The whole thing has a good balance and means the best is to come.
Now Playing :
Blue’s Not My Colour – Laura-Mary Carter
I Feel Fine – SKALLI
Mourning Colors – You Said Strange