New Music Round-up
Welcome to our round-up of some of the music we've been sent this week...
First up is the latest single from Donna Missal - 'Transformer' is a great showcase for Donna's sultry vocals.
New Jersey native Donna Missal first electrified the blogosphere with her debut single "Keep Lying" that showcased her enrapturing and passionately raw vocals. Donna quickly followed up this thunderous debut with the more jazz inclined track "The Keeper" and the intricate, smoking cut "Slide." Musically she fits somewhere between the smoky pop softness of Lana Del Rey and the soulful strength of Amy Winehouse with an extra added grittiness that can only be described as Donna.
Over the last year, Donna has taken time away from her solo effort to travel across the country to work with LA based producer Tim Anderson (Solange, Banks, Halsey) refining her sound. While in LA, Donna also picked up a collaboration with Macklemore on the single "Over It," featured on his recently released "GEMINI" album.
Today Donna shifts her gaze back to her own music with the release of "Transformer." The husky sultryness of her voice, bombastic rock leaning instrumentation, and an anthemic chorus all come together to make the track one you'll not forget easily, and proves that Donna continues to be an artist to watch.
Next on the list is Sarah Walk's 'Little Black Book' - taken from her debut album which is due for release on 20th October.
Sarah Walk today shares angsty title track from her forthcoming debut album; 'Little Black Book'. The brutally honest track summarises the themes of the album, which is set for release on 24th November on One Little Indian Records.
In Sarah's words: "The Little Black Book - where my words and writing are created and stored - is a symbol for my heart and a failing relationship, where one of them is thriving while the other one is falling apart. Little Black Book is a song about a a relationship that isn't working and the inevitable presence that takes into my songwriting and music. It's my favourite song to play live."
Anna Tosh has shared one of her first solo tracks, the powerful 'Edge of Cool' - taken from her upcoming EP, One Big Fire (out 13th Oct). Think Liz Phair in her prime and you're part way there...
A roaming rocker’s composite of CBGB-era new wave, West Coast anthemics and slick garage riffery, ‘Edge of Cool’ is comfortably the sum of its rousing parts. As Anna and her band dexterously play with the song’s rich ingredients, a segue into darker tones reflects the sense of unease and confusion inherent in its subject matter. “This is an elegy to a relationship that was over before it began,” says Anna. “Afterwards, the guy’s car followed me all around town for a long time, I would see it everywhere and I could not shake it. It’s about being haunted by an illusion.”
If electronica is your thing then 'Atoms' from Halina Rice might just scratch that new music itch. Adventurous and experimental, it's a track that demands the attention of your senses sending them into overload. 'Atoms' is taken from her upcoming album, REDUX, out 27th October.