‘Dear Happy’, out today on through AWAL and Never Fade Records, is the latest album from Gabrielle Aplin. A look at her life compiled while touring and travelling all over the world the past few years, it’s an uplifting and empowering album of 14 tracks, exploring her state of mind during this time.
It’s hard to believe, but Keenan Willard only started writing songs at the start of 2019. His debut single, ‘Like You Do’, released ahead of an EP set to come out in the summer, sees him drawing on his North Carolina roots, and infusing his sound with the inspirations served by his surroundings in El Paso, where he is based, and works as a TV reporter.
‘Trippin’, the latest sultry and sensual alt-pop hit from Italian-enigma Giulia, was one of the most ear-catching releases of 2019. With its bass drops, lazy drum beats and Giulia’s unmistakable vocals, it’s one of those songs which is both instantly recognisable for what it is, yet remains a total mystery. We wouldn’t have it any other way, of course.
For her previous release, ‘Meant To Be’, pop singer Alexa Friedman was a mermaid in the music video. With the video for her latest single, ‘Take Me Down’, she’s chosen to address a different fantasy altogether, this time of a martial arts master and deadly swords-woman. With first a mermaid – the siren of the sea luring unwary seamen to their doom – and now a kick-ass ninja, you get the feeling that Friedman doesn’t suffer fools gladly.
George and Esther Longworth, originally started writing music as teenagers, before forming the band Dirty Blonde while studying at Cambridge University. Now the brother and sister are embarking on a new journey with their new project WOLF, and recently visited LA, where the pair worked on their debut EP, ‘You, Yourself, And Me’, alongside Joe Kiely, with whom George studied at the Royal College of Music. First single, ‘Set Yourself Free’, will be released on November 26.
Released today November 1 (how the heck is it November already…), ‘Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore’ is the first album from the Danish sextet since 2012’s ‘Express Non Stop’. And it’s not before time. The album, available on digital download and streaming, CD, and vinyl, comprises 9 tracks of mostly upbeat pop.