What better way to end the work week than with a chill remix of Wale’s Lotus Flower Bomb. This remix appears on the mixtape of an upcoming rapper hailing from Halifax, Canada who goes by the name of Pretty Boy Cuv (also known as Jacob Cuvelier). Lotus Flower Bomb also features Bermudian talent, Zander. The mixtape entitled Guilty By Association was released on July 7th 2013 and can be downloaded here.
Soulful and hauntingly beautiful, James Blake's Retrograde carries its audience into an emotional abyss where they are exposed to the depths of his poetic lyrics and heartbreaking vocals. Retrograde is the lead single to his second studio album, Overgrown, which was released on April 5th 2013. Although this track is quite dark, it is stunningly progressive; starting off delicately with somber humming & a piano melody, and then building into something more powerful with clashing synths. Overall, I find James Blake’s music captivating, and melancholy but full of soul. One thing I’ve noticed for sure, is that his music isn’t for everyone. Maybe one day when it’s overcast outside and you’re home alone, play this album and see what comes of it.
Over the past few months we’ve had the opportunity to listen to several songs released by London duo AlunaGeorge which are set to appear on their upcoming album, Body Music. Recently, they have released a sixth song from the album entitled Bad Idea. This track delivers the playfully sweet vocals of Aluna Francis and the intricate R&B/electronica production of George Reid. Over the bouncy chords and claps, Aluna sings about an emotional conflict that she’s in and confidently states to her ‘almost-love’ “you’re a car crash waiting to happen”. Body Music is scheduled to be released on July 29th, and if AlunaGeorge’s released tracks are any indication, it is going to be one beauty of an album.
Passes & Passports - Reverie Sound Revue
I’ve been loving me some Canadian indie bands lately.