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Updated: Nov 5, 2021

Here is your next dose of standout tunes I have received recently and added to my playlists.

Greg Bounce - Can I now Feel?

The latest track by Greg Bounce is a relaxing slice of continental pop, with luscious synth sounds and groovey basslines, keeping the track flowing throughout. The song meanders around what feels like a warm and embracing place with Greg's soft yet powerful vocals providing you with an interesting narrative - set to this wide ranging sonic soundscape. You can hear tinges of tropical music in the guitar stabs in the chorus that really add to this dreamy pop vibe that Greg has created. This song is 4 minutes long, but is so enjoyable it doesn't feel like anywhere near that length!

Night Talks - Overcome

Night Talks are an alternative rock band based in Los Angeles and on this latest track they really pack a punch with this incredibly fresh sounding brand of alt rock. The instrumentation is dense with powerful guitars and thunderous drums, but there are lighter tinges of synths that give this song the right amount of variation sonically. Then you get to the lead vocals that really steal the show here, that are in equal parts angelic and razor-sharp, with some brilliant use of the lead singer's full vocal range. These powerful vocals mixed with the dynamic instrumentation, result in a really fantastic track from the LA group.

Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Corners Pressed

Corners Pressed kicks off with some really interesting arpeggiated guitar parts, that are accompanied by some really rhythmic off-beat drumming, producing a very sophisticated sound. When the vocals come in, they are light and wistful with a soft falsetto that reminds you of M83. It gives the track a very distant feel that leaves you yearning, reaching out for more. The track continues in a very atmospheric Dreampop/ Shoegaze manner, before eventually dissipating off into the distance into a distorted sonic plume of smoke and mist - leaving the listener grateful for having caught a slice of the song on the way through.

Finch Faux - Never Go Out

Finch Faux bring a dark and powerful sound on this latest track. The synths that kick off the song give off an ominous feeling straight away, as if a storm is brewing. When the rhythm section enters the drums are equally as powerful and the synth bass sounds tie it all together nicely. When the chorus hits, the vocal melody is allowed to really shine as the instrumentation thins to allow the incredibly hooky vocals take centre stage. This is until the drums re-enter adding a thudding relentless feel to the second half of the chorus. The melodies here are haunting as well as inviting, which is backed up perfectly by the instrumentation which evokes the exact same feeling. A really interesting listen from start to finish.

Sun Affair - Lend Myself

Sun Affair is the feel-good project of Sydney songwriter Wesley Stormer. That feel-good factor is evident here in this sunshine soaked track. You get ample glints of 70's soul that are reminiscent of Bruno Mar's latest project with Anderson Peak. The melodies here are incredibly catchy whilst the vocals remain passionate and really get across the meaning behind the song. The guitar licks throughout are incredibly tasteful and sit perfectly on top of the piano lines. Definitely a track to put on repeat on a sunny beach somewhere and soak in the sunshine this song provides!

There we have the latest roundup of new tracks I have come across and wanted to share recently! Please do check out the tracks and share the love for these unsigned artists featured, and check out the playlists I have featured them on here:

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