Hello everyone welcome back to the New Music Roundup! We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!First up this week we have the Canadian Singer/Songwriter Lights with her cover of the classic festival tune, ‘Deck The Halls’.
First up this week is Laura Jane Grace. The musician offered up a visual for ‘The Swimming Pool Song’, which was the opening track from her surprise solo release, ‘Stay Alive’.
On the track she says:
“Like how in a dream, sometimes whatever fear it is that you’re running from isn’t actually anything to be afraid of at all. Or like how in life sometimes we couldn’t be more wrong about first impressions and the way things will turn out.”
“Go 2 Sleep” is COBI’s biggest song since “Don’t You Cry For Me” (70 million streams). Inspired by the purity of his newborn, COBI wrote this song for his daughter, Kaia. A very simple lullaby that is relatable to every young parent, anywhere in the world. “The song is about giving solace and feeling safe,” states COBI. “Bringing a child into this world can be really scary. This next generation is going to have unfathomable problems to solve. But for now they should be able to rest easy and be free of worry.”
This is a very simple lullaby that showcases COBI’s otherworldly voice and features his dreamy, finger-picking guitar playing, painting a perfectly designed dream landscape. The song reaches its high point near the end of the less-than-3-minute track with beautifully produced and majestically-layered backing vocals that complete this magical journey.
Next we move onto the Melbourne newcomers Stuck Out whom have recently shared ‘Inverse’, the latest choice of single to come from their upcoming ‘Lie Through Your Teeth’ EP.
Vocalist Josh Walker had this to say of the track.
“This song looks at self-destructive behaviour and the lies we tell ourselves to excuse harmful choices. It’s very easy to shift and project blame onto things around us when we’re facing a problem and ignore our own negative contribution to the issue. I’ve had an on-and-off problem with alcohol and this song voices the struggle between my own self-awareness and blissful ignorance.”
The band’s second EP, ‘Lie Through Your Teeth’, is out on December 18th 2020 through Greyscale Records/SharpTone Records.
Last month Jamie Bower revealed that his band COUNTERFEIT was now no more and he would be continuing as a solo artist.
This was his full statement:
“Dear Friends I did not imagine myself ever having to write this letter to you all. But here we are. It is with deepest sympathies that I must announce that Counterfeit as a band have entered into the shadows of past projects. During lockdown and Covid I received a number of phone calls from members of the band who stated that they no longer wish to participate in either this project or live music in general. I was, like you, disappointed by this news. As such I have come to the decision that it is time to lay Counterfeit to rest.
I started this project alone in my living room and it seems fitting that, that is where we say goodbye to it. In time all things must die. But from the ashes we must rise which is why I am delighted to tell you that I will be continuing to make music and tour the world for and with you all under Jamie Bower, we rise again and I am very excited to announce the first offering from this new project. In the shadows I have always dwelled and this project is an offering from there. As our dear friend Gerard once said “Throw on the black dress mix in with the lot”. Like summer to winter seasons change but my friends the song remains.
Come join me.
Take my hand
Do not be afraid of the dark.
It is time.
Well now the time has come to hear what he has been working on, and it’s absolutely beautiful.
‘Paralysed’ is the name of the track and it is a wonderfully heartfelt piano ballad, bolstered by stirring strings. Delivered to you ‘Live From The Altar’, It’s a wonderful example of storytelling through song and a fitting start to this new chapter for Jamie.
And finally this week, we have the Now we have the main Wolfheads, the masters of noise and the amazingly influential Man With A Mission.
All You Need’, which also soundtracks (and I’m assuming is a collaboration) the new Japanese mobile gaming app, A.I.M.$〜All You need is money.
It’s a wonderfully fast paced hard hitting but more Poppy sounding track. Still though, you’ll be wanting to listen to the blaring guitar again and again because it’s that beautiful.
And that’s it for another week of a roundup of the best new tracks out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook, Twitter or send us an email!