NYC-based songwriter Raveena makes a much welcomed return to B3 with new single “Johnny It’s The Last Time” which we particularly love for its cool horn-driven chorus hook.
Charlotte band The Halves make a strong online debut with jangly “Are You Happy?”. Constructed around a crashing, cathartic chorus, the melodic acumen displayed on “Are You Happy?” indicates a band in The Halves with a noticeable bit of songwriting skill. Introduce yourself to The Halves below.
A favorite voice (Charlotte Day Wilson) collaborates with a favorite band (BADBADNOTGOOD) for 70’s symphonic soul-tinged (maybe Willie Hutch-esque?) track “In Your Eyes”. BBNG’s new IV LP is out today.
The Hypem hitmakers SOFI TUKKER fire another potent sortie in the form of big rhythmic track “Awoo”. A vaguely Latin syncopated piano line sets the aesthetic for “Awoo” as danceable layered drums and a rhythm-heavy main vocal further build out the track’s force and effectiveness. Stream “Awoo” below and look for the “Soft Animals” EP on July 8.
Melbourne AU act Fortunes turn in seriously impressive new stream “Angel”. Very accomplished melodically (the track reminds us a bit of Raheem DeVaughn or even D’Angelo in that department) and expertly framed-up by a spare set of 808’s and cycling loops of vocal and additional rhythmic samples, “Angel”‘s emotive impactfulness is enormous and immediate.