The first release since their stunning EP In and Out of Time (our #2 EP of 2014), “Talk to Me” is decidedly on the more psychedelic and energetic side of their sound. Coco Khan’s echoey coos float in an ether above an unrelenting synth bass, with hypnotic synths contrasting strangely (but perfectly) with the pummelling snare. No surprise at all that we’re in love with this, and hope it means more from Cocobeurre on the horizon. For now, grab “Talk to Me” from their Bandcamp page.
Mysterious Montreal electro-R&B duo Inch’Allah start 2017 strong with a stunning single, the darkly minimal “Now”. Singer JP Charlebois whisper-sings over Yung Persian’s ice-cold production, a dark shuffling beat punctuated by reverbed-out synth stabs. A winning combination from an exciting new project – and it seems like there will be a full EP from the two soon. We’ll be watching for it!
Last month, Lydia Ainsworth made some serious waves with an enchantingly vibrant video for “The Road,” the first single from her upcoming LP, Darling of the Afterglow. Lydia’s latest offering, “Afterglow,” leads us even deeper into the land of the mystical — a hauntingly simplistic music video (once again directed by her sister Abby) places Lydia front and centre as she pilots an organism of faceless dancers through the track’s steady churning. The depth and spatial definition of “Afterglow” readily places Lydia within the ranks of FKA Twigs and Fever Ray, and we can’t wait to hear what other strange magic the new record will bring.
Darling of the Afterglow is out March 31st on Arbutus and Bella Union.