Sincerity isn’t something that’s particularly easy to perfectly portray in music, but somehow Ten Diamonds manages it. His fragile voice sounds homely, soothing, and frighteningly real. There’s nothing fake about him, and that’s what makes his music so easy to enjoy. There’s an ironic confidence to his grounded sound, presenting itself as is, plain and […] The post Premiere: Ten Diamonds – “Catching Feelings” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes. Read entire story.
Son Little has returned once more with a brand new single that pushes his artistry to even greater heights. The Philadelphia soul artist has already logged collaborations with The Roots and RJD2, but the vocalist-guitarist can by all means stand on his own merits, and with the politically-minded new single “O Mother” he doesn’t just stand tall, but marches against injustice. In step with Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, “O Mother” blends a sunlit, upbeat soul sound with lyrics that beckon at the very core of injustices. Little’s pleas “Why do they treat me like I’m not a man… Read entire story.
Ryan Hemsworth’s Secret Songs compilations are always solid. But when Hemsworth himself decides gets involved, the pot is sweetened considerably. Mitski’s feather-light vocals seem tailor-made for Hemsworth’s toolbox of chimes and pitch-bends. “Francis Forever” was originally written as a straight rock song, a heartsick anthem full of sass and funk. This rework swaps out Mitski’s […] The post Mitski – “Francis Forever (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes. Read entire story.
This day 1994 a yung Mark Johns was brought into this world, and rather than accepting gifts, she has given us the greatest gift, her debut original track 5 South. This amazing vocalist has teamed up with the extremely talented Alexander Lewis and the horny Brasstracks to bring us this “happy days”-esque tune. I will absolutely be front row crying watching her perform at SXSW this year as part of the OWSLA x Moving Castle showcase at Kingdom. Follow Mark Johns on: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud //Devin Related posts: Mark Johns – In Paris (Prod. Sable) Y//2//K – White Wine ft. Mark Johns Introducing: Alexander Lewis Read entire story.
As we draw ever closer to the release of Tobias Jesso Jr.’s debut album Goon, we’re hearing more and more of what is shaping up to be a massively impressive record. Following official singles “How Could You Babe?” and “Hollywood,” “Without You” is another gorgeous, honest, timeless pop song. We had previously seen Tobias perform a stripped down version for […] The post Tobias Jesso Jr. – “Without You” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes. Read entire story.
Devonté Hynes is going back to his roots. The Blood Orange frontman brings a cello (his first instrument) to the table on “Delancey,” a new song recorded this week in New York. It’s a sparse, moody track that showcases Dev’s falsetto and ear for melody. Running at just 02:15, this is still just a demo. […] The post Devonté Hynes – “Delancey” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes. Read entire story.
New York-based singer Nayef’s vocals emit a worn quality, plain and coarsened to a point by life and time, seeming to draw more from rock performance than the alternative pop “Diamonds in the Dirt” suggests (though the song’s fuzzy, guitar-caked chorus points further to rock sensibilities). It’s the sort of voice that feels indebted to […] The post Premiere: Jed Nayef – “Diamonds in the Dirt” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes. Read entire story.
With the release of their Side FX EP just around the corner, Brooklyn based duo Denitia & Sene return with another track to capture your attention. The duo’s latest single “The Fan” is just as impressive as their previous work but maybe even catchier this time. “The Fan” has an undeniably catchy quality about it. […] The post Denitia & Sene – “The Fan” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes. Read entire story.
By now, it seems fair to say that release dates for albums are truly played out. More and more artists are choosing to release their albums unannounced. The latest surprise album comes from Ratking. But unlike most of the other surprise albums that have previously dropped, Ratking decided to make their album free via BitTorrent. […] The post Ratking Drops New Album For Free Via BitTorrent Bundle appeared first on Pigeons & Planes. Read entire story.
As a follow-up to slow-burning single “Allure,” North Carolina singer/producer Brent Faiyaz’s “Be” gives interesting new dimension to his take on R&B. An enchanting Frankenstein of mid-to-late-90s male R&B romantic balladry (there’s a bit of a 112 cadence to the hook) and the more rock-inspired elements of Frank Ocean’s production, “Be” bears the raw honesty […] The post Premiere: Brent Faiyaz – “Be” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes. Read entire story.
By Graham Corrigan To describe Heems’ debut solo album as “anticipated” is insufficient. This is the man who turned rap on its head as a founding member of Das Racist, only to disband once the band’s notoriety started to balloon. Heems was never here for sponsorships or a festival’s big font. He is here to […] The post Globetrotting Back Home: Heems and the Creation of “Eat.Pray.Thug.” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes. Read entire story.
I haven’t posted in months… I bet you didn’t think I would post about Afrojack, LOL It’s actually pretty good, so I’m not mad about it. Mr. Probz on Soundcloud ~ Facebook ~ Twitter Afrojack on Soundcloud ~ Facebook ~ Twitter <3 to José for inspiring me to post again //Andrew Ivan Related posts: Nadia Ali ft Afrojack vs Spencer & Hill – Believe It (Cazzette Remix) Afrojack & Quintino – Selecta So, The Gangnam Style Remix EP Is Really Good Read entire story.