As the summer is almost over we would like to make a little summary of our summer pop discoveries. This holidays music chart we are starting with… a bizarre love triangle!
‘Bizarre Love Triangle’
BB Deng is Berlin based DJ / Music producer who was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Taiwan and lived in Beijing for more than a decade! Berlin immediately noticed her and called one of the top Electronic music artist in Asia!
Wrapping up Berlin Undercover in style, BB Deng delivers a delightfully fresh interpretation of New Order’s 1986 synth-pop sensation ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’.
BB Deng music is influenced by Eurodisco, and songs like ‘You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul’ and ‘Voyage Voyage’ has a special place in her heart right up there with the versions by Desire (Johnny Jewel) and Sugar for Sugar (Scarlett Johansson).
We like it like it!
The London-based identical twin duo are coming “Drunk & Loud,” co-written and produced by Sam Harris from the X Ambassadors.
The song is the first track from the girls’ long-awaited EP and serves as an anthem for outliers and misfits, celebrating the power and resilience that comes from the unity of the outnumbered. Echoing the spirit story of David and Goliath, Bloom Twins invite listeners to never underestimate the power of the underdog.
‘Drunk & Loud’ music video addresses the critical issue of the war in Ukraine, with the twins taking on the roles of two fearless Ukrainian girls confronting a gang of Russian mobsters in London’s iconic boxing gym, Rapton. With scenes reminiscent of ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,’ the video showcases the Bloom Twins’ determination and unity in the face of adversity.
Fake A Smile
This ep is an introduction to Fake a Smile and it’s been the first opportunity we’ve had to solidify our sound. Admiration, nostalgia and relationships are all themes on the ep. It’s an honest representation of where we were at when we wrote these songs. We hope you enjoy it.
We totally enjoy it!
Los Angeles based Ryan Ritual, previously known from a band Mating Ritual, relocated to London in 2022 and began work on his first solo album,. The result is “The Weight Of Love”, an album that explores the emotional fallout of living entirely alone for the pandemic. Sonically, Ryan pulled from his early 80’s music fandom and Strongroom’s impressive history as a palette for his distinct, hook driven songwriting.
Smile is me looking at the bright side of an ultimately meaningless existence, or trying to at least. Recorded at Strongroom Studios in East London, produced by Chris Zane (Passion Pit, The Walkmen), mastered by Joe Laporta (Phoenix, Beach House).
We find a peace and we finally smile listening to this track…
Pawws created by Lucy Taylor marks her return with new synth-driven power ballad ‘Hear You Calling’, a nod to 80s nostalgia, high school prom and blossoming romance. The track is a tear-stained ode to a John Hughes movie, and is the first of new music to come from Pawws throughout the rest of this year.
“Hear You Calling is a song for the hopeless romantic, still believing in the impossible. I started writing this track on a rainy day in London with my good friend and ex-band mate Daniel Lindegren. I wanted to create the same heart ache I got after watching old 80s movies where the underdogs were the heroes. It was important to me to keep the lyrics sincere with a certain sad sense of naivety. I then took the demo to Dave Jenkins Jr who recorded live drums, bass and guitars to take the track to a whole new magical level”.
Pawws took us on a magical level with this song.
B.Miles on “Separate Rooms”: “As so much of this album was written around turning a new page and finding the confidence to live a life that makes you happy, I wanted a moment of remembering a time when there was a different kind of happiness that I have been trying to rediscover in this new version of myself. Separate Rooms is a nostalgic look-back at a love that once was. It was written as a reminder of what love can feel like, but it concludes with the recognition that it wasn’t a love that was made to last. The lyrics tell a story of rediscovering parts of your old self that you thought were lost, but in doing so, having the maturity to know what the good and bad parts of that old self were.”
Girl As Wave
Girl As Wave is the project of New York based artist, Marci Elizabeth. Her songs feature hushed, ethereal vocals and moody, relatable lyrics paired with soundscapes rooted in dark synth pop, lo fi indie rock and dream pop.
Blind Spots is the third single off of Girl As Wave’s third EP, Time Is Never Shy.
Dune Moss gives us an glimpse into her own despondent sorrow. Darkly hued synths cast sinister shadows as Dune recalls a youth lost to religion-sanctioned oppression and psychological manipulation. The track culminates with the soaring cry “What have I done? What have I done?” – Dune Moss’ powerful vocals reveal an explosive resolve to trust her own inner authority.
Dune Moss on “Eyes Inside My Walls”:
“Eyes Inside My Walls” is a song that reflects one of my deepest scars. I grew up in a religion that pinned me down and restricted many aspects of who I am. In my community, when you turned 8, you were baptized and told that you were at the “age of accountability” with the responsibility to repent of all your sins. I was obligated to repent for being a normal, sexually curious teenager. All the men I confessed my sins to were older and compelled me to describe intimate details about what I did sexually. I was made to recount specifics about all encounters, including merely kissing boys. They twisted my innocence and turned it into shame. “Eyes Inside My Walls”, though, is not about shaming myself. Instead, it’s the raw feeling of anger and sadness for all the years I spent faithfully following their all-male leadership. My childhood and teenage years were spent with the patriarchy’s eyes watching every move I made.
Here I am at 22, only now realizing what was done. The patriarchal system within my church imprisoned my soul and influenced every decision I made. As an adult, I am finally on the journey to build myself sexually and spiritually as the woman I want to be from the ground up.”