LMSUKmedia Top Picks: What we’re listening to – Week 2
Loyle Carner featuring Jorja Smith – Loose Ends
This weeks feature begins with the comeback of 2018 Brit Nominee Loyle Carner, who has teamed up with the great Jorja Smith on new track “Loose Ends”. Carner has seemed to take a small break from music since his debut album ‘Yesterdays Gone’ made him skyrocket to the top of the UK hip hop scene with his smooth brand of rap. The three-minute track is about dealing with the feeling of searching for support, but not necessarily being able to find it. This is believed to be the beginning of the build up toward Carner’s second album, if this is anything to go by we’re in for one hell of an album.
Billie Eillish – Bury a friend
It’s hard to deny that Billie Eillish is one of the most exciting up and coming artists in the Pop industry right now. Fast forward from her humble breakout, Billie’s debut EP has since amassed more than 750 million combined streams worldwide and singles “ocean eyes” and “lovely (with Khalid)” have both been certified RIAA GOLD in North America. She has consistently sold out headlining tours across the globe and is currently making waves with her latest single “Bury a friend”.
Kwassa – Sad songs
The emerging British pop scene is dominated by women at the moment and that is no bad thing but one of the few shining lights from the gents’ side of the fence is South London talent Kwassa. The irony of this upbeat track is the fact it’s such a happy, good feeling track written about sad songs. The UK based artist stated: “I liked the idea of a making a really upbeat track called Sad Songs because it reflects the confusion of growing up, and the idea that you would listen to a ’sad’ song to make you feel some kind of way, when actually it often makes you feel the opposite.”
Birthday Card – Shy Away
After a big year of extensive touring and the release of their singles ‘Berlin’ and ‘Something Like Heaven,’ Brighton-based melancholy pop group Birthday Card are starting their 2019 as they mean to go on with a brand-new release. ‘Shy Away’.Having received heavy support and recognition from The 1975’s manager Jamie Oborne for ‘Shy Away’, the band have been turning heads on a regular basis since forming in 2017.
Casey Lowry – Roam
This weeks feature ends on up and coming Indie-pop band Casey Lowry who completes a confident, charismatic return since his Debut EP “Beach Blue”. ‘Roam’ has a chilled out vibe, while allowing each word in the lyric to hit home. Casey Lowry spent the last year perfecting his signature sound, and he shows off all that hard work on his latest single. “Roam is a song about freedom. Everyone experiences that differently, but for me it’s being sat on a random beach somewhere in the world with a beer in my hand,” he said. “I wrote this song to encourage others to be bold enough to take the steps they need to in order to find their own freedom.”