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MONDAY TUNESDAY | DECEMBER 18

Sink your teeth into our final Monday Tunesday of the year! 

LAKE JONS | CALL ME

By Alexandra Ainsworth

The ambient vocal-focused single is a melting pot of modern folk sounds that are neither disjointed or awkward, the trio have built a foundation of psychedelia, acoustic guitar, and lo-fi pop that peek through an irresistible hook. While Call Me is an impressive amalgamation of different influences, it’s also a surprisingly simple and straightforward track, one that proves that Lake Jons is worth keeping an eye on.

JACK WHITE | SERVINGS AND PORTIONS FROM MY BOARDING HOUSE REACH

By Alexandra Ainsworth

Musician turned actor, turned author, turned producer and record store owner Jack White, has just released latest single Servings and Portions From My Boarding House Reach: a copy and paste mix of what is rumoured to be samples from his upcoming solo album. Jarring synths, blues guitar, and jazz percussion hastily glue together snippets of distorted vocal samples in a 4-minute experiment that proves that people will probably consume to anything Jack White creates. It’s nonetheless a fascinating insight into White’s mind that could be compared to modern art—but like, the type you stare at for an extra minute to try convince people you understand what you’re looking at.


 

BØRNS | I DON’T WANT U BACK

By Alexandra Ainsworth

Dreamy-pop artist BØRNS has released his third single ahead of his second album, Blue Madonna. It’s a seemingly sweet and innocent track that, upon closer listen, details the classic post-break-up I’m better off without you anti-love story. The key difference, however, is that BØRNS manages to pull it off in a way that is sophisticated and empowering, moving on with a grace and elegance that is both admirable as it is a pleasure to listen to.

LILY ALLEN | TRIGGER feat. GIGGS

By Ayden Measham-Pywell

The first few bars from Lily Allen’s return are delivered not by her, but British rapper Giggs. You’d be forgiven for being a little confused when hearing the intro, because it is far from the sounds we’ve come to love of Allen’s work, and to be honest, whilst these verses and their almost slack pacing are solid, it becomes totally forgettable once Lily Allen kicks in. The track spells out her justification no longer hanging with the cool gang, and touches on the spread of drug use within her circles. It details a life that we’ve seen in her work before, in a fresh and exciting manner. Her most recent album Sheezus may have slipped by as a non-highlight, but Trigger sounds like it could be easing in a new mature Lily Allen that we can love once again. 

 

AUSTRA | CHANGE THE PARADIGM 

By Ayden Measham-Pywell

 A B-side from the early 2017 release Future Politics Austra are taking listeners deep into the rave cave with the wonky, yet thunderous Change the Paradigm. The track revolves around thumping beats repetitive lyrics, pleading listeners to change the paradigm in which we are stuck. The track touches on the idea of reality being ruined within its limited lyrical reach. Yet, it encourages the belief that change can be made, and that it takes a communal spirit to do so. The track is emotive in the simplest of ways, relying on the bristling energy rather than deep lyrics, it taps into a primal desire for change and does so in a stunning fashion. In fact, Change the Paradigm could arguably be one of Austra’s strongest releases to date. 

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