September may be ending, but a lot has definitely happened, or released, in this month alone. Multiple artists all coming from different genres have released songs or albums on Spotify, a platform where you can stream millions of music. From new versions of old songs to brand new ones, you’ll definitely find something you’ll want to listen to below:
Efterklang have released a third single, ‘Uden ansigt,’ from the forthcoming fifth studio album Altid Sammen, their first release in their native Danish.
Vocalist Casper Clausen explains the inspiration behind ‘Uden ansigt’ (Without face’): “The lyrics are like pictures to me, based on a moment I once had when biking in Copenhagen. It was raining heavily, everybody packed away under umbrellas, hoodies, hats, etc. Faceless, genderless, ageless, colourless. My vision was blurred out and those bodies were moving through the street like faceless ghosts of a Japanese anime movie, simultaneously haunted, alone, and united at the same time.”
No Other was originally released in 1974 on Asylum Records, coming a year after the Byrds short-lived reunion. Reaching for the stars, Gene delivered a visionary record of psychedelic rock, folk, country, and soul which famously cost a small fortune to make. Although warmly received by critics, No Other was a commercial failure and was subsequently deleted shortly after.
However, No Other is finally getting the reappraisal it deserves.
Platinum-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv releases the acoustic version of his new single “fuck, i’m lonely (stripped) with Anne-Marie.
Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys have unveiled their brand new single ‘Dreamland’, featuring Years & Years. The single was written by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant with Olly Alexander who also duets with Tennant on the track. The song was written in London and produced by Stuart Price at Hansa Studios in Berlin and The Record Plant in Los Angeles. The single is the first new music by Pet Shop Boys since their acclaimed ‘Agenda’ EP, released in February, and the first piece of music to be released from their forthcoming new studio album.
Belle and Sebastian
Belle and Sebastian have released ‘This Letter’, the second single taken from their soundtrack, released September 13th on Matador Records, to forthcoming film Days of the Bagnold Summer, the directorial debut of Simon Bird.
A beguiling, finger-plucked lullaby set to gentle bossa nova swat and punctuation of rain-drenched trumpet, before concluding on the thudding note is a further display of the spellbinding and atmospheric song craft.
Kim Gordon has released “Air BnB”, the new single and its accompanying “video” from her forthcoming debut solo album, No Home Record. A towering rock track that launches from brittle, noise-bitten verses evoking “blue towels and water bottles” and “47 inch flat TV” into an explosive, defiantly-catchy mantra – “Air BnB” is an exhilarating tour de force and unlikely anthem for the hospitality gig economy.
In “Dancing in the Dark,” Lucy pays tribute to one of her role models with an inspired Bruce Springsteen cover that foregrounds her ebullient guitar playing. She swaps out the synth line of the original tune in favor of uptempo strumming patterns that coalesce with her arresting vocals to reinvigorate the American classic.
M83 shares “Lune de Fiel,” the second song to be premiered from the long-anticipated DSVII. DSVII is the successor to 2007’s Digital Shades Vol. 1.
According to Anthony Gonzales of M83: “DSVII is, in my opinion, far more advanced than Digital Shades Vol. 1. I wanted to come back with something stronger that featured the depth of a proper studio album without the pressure of providing pop music…”
In continuation of what’s been one of the most prolific creative streaks of their 15-year career, Editors have announced the release of their best of album Black Gold, our October 25th. The Editor’s gothically dramatic title track ‘Black Gold’ is out now.
Girl Band shared their third single “Salmon of Knowledge” exclusively through their mailing list. “Salmon of Knowledge,” a story taken from Irish mythology and once a contender for album title, was recorded in a more conventional way compared to the rest of the album, but by no means would this assumption be obvious. Sandwiched between the intensity of instrumental tracks “Aibohphobia” and “Akineton”, the listener is lured into a false sense of security.
Recorded in Cardiff, Wales. The song “Pang!” was mixed by the producer Muzi in Cardiff & Johannesburg. Drums by Welsh-American psychedelic warlord Kliph Scurlock, brass by Gavin Fitzjohn and flute and percussion by the engineer Kris Jenkins. Beats, bass & ah’s by Muzi with Gruff on vocals and guitar.
FKA Twigs’ new release, ‘holy terrain,’ features Atlanta superstar Future alongside production from Skrillex and Jack Antonoff. Continuing a run of past and forthcoming rap collaborations, it’s set to build on the huge global success of her appearance on A$AP Rocky’s ‘Fukk Sleep’; a track for which she co-directed the music video, amassing over 16 million views to date. ‘holy terrain ft. Future’ is another seductive glimpse of what fans can expect from her second album MAGDALENE.