#5. VÉRITÉ – Colors
Was absolutely in love with VÉRITÉ’s earlier release Weekend. Love Colors almost as much. Has a similar sound and is equally upbeat and danceable. Hoping to catch her live when she’s next in town.
#4. Matt Cardle – When You Were My Girl (Tontario Remix)
soundcloud.com/tontario // soundcloud.com/matt-cardle-music
What was already a dance hit, Tonario turns Matt Cardle’s When You Were My Girl into something right out of the disco era, but with a modern twist. Nothing but good vibes from this one.
#3. Swim Deep – Hotel California
Been a while since I’ve come across a psychedelic-rock sound I enjoyed. It’s easy to get lost in the newest Swim Deep single and screams summer beach sunshine to me.
#2. Janelle Kroll – Numb
I can’t quite figure out Numb. At times it’s got a bit of a soul thing going on, then it turns a bit blues. Whichever direction it goes in though, it’s good. Like all my favourite songs these days, it’s got that haunting vibe and sexy-vocals that really captures your attention.
#1. SLO – Shut Out of Paradise
Soft female vocals overtop luscious strings or delicate piano. Rinse. Repeat. I’m not sure if it’s just the scene I’m into now, or if that IS what the scene is. Regardless, there are a bunch of amazing new artists right now that have seemingly been inspired by something like London Grammar (and even then I’m not sure if that goes back far enough). I’m ok with it.