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MONDAY TUNESDAY | 22 JANUARY

2018 is off to a cracking start with delicious soundbites from Golden Vessel x Emerson Leif, Kimbra and more.

GOLDEN VESSEL X EMERSON LEIF | HESITATE

By Michelle He

While we’ve heard Golden Vessel’s electropop genius on efforts with Mallrat, Elkkle and Woodes, Emerson Leif is a relatively new face around town and this serves as a cracking debut. Melancholy, sensual and lyrically powerful, there’s something perfectly subtle about the lyrics “can feel it when you hesitate”.

KIMBRA | HUMAN

By Alexandra Ainsworth

In an emotionally charged release, Kimbra bares all for her latest single, Human. The Kiwi songstress shows off her range over deep bass, keys, and dark synths that emphasise the sheer power in her vocals. Lyrically, human is an exploration of emotion that we often shy away from—her bold take on love is as impressive as it is empowering. The track is an stunningly raw and intimate move for Kimbra, but it’s one that simultaneously promotes total acceptance of it all. As the lyrics aptly describe, it’s primal and human, but above all it’s a damn fine tune.

HOCKEY DAD | I WANNA BE EVERYBODY 

By Alexandra Ainsworth

Surf Rock heroes, Hockey Dad, have made a comeback with their first release ahead of their highly anticipated sophomore record, Blend Inn. I Wanna Be Everybody is a more introspective step back for the Windang duo, who use the track to describe feelings of isolation and anxiety. It’s a refreshing new perspective that combats the inherently laid-back themes that are typical of the genre. Melodic guitars and steady drums under drawled vocals are trademark Hockey Dad, but I Wanna Be Everybody presents a dialogue that is both confronting and comforting, and something we’re looking forward to seeing more of.

EVES KARYDAS | FURTHER THAN THE PLANES FLY

By Michelle He

Eves (in her various monikers) has been on our radar as a pop star in the making for a while but since leaving behind her past projects, she’s bloomed into a full fledged pop songstress with this new one and There For You. Describing the public/personal lives we grapple with, Eves’ caramel smooth voice and the pure pop production (complete with clicks) makes this just what the doctor ordered for Monday.


 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Michelle He

Live music enthusiast. Always at gigs with my camera.