Here is this weekend’s New Release Friday roundup. You can head over to the Spotify playlist for all the tracks we’ve selected. Below are release details about seven of those songs.
Goldpark – “Summer In My Head”
Goldpark are an indie-rock band made up by Wes Hunter (lead vocals), Andrew Smith (lead guitar) and Kyle Neblett (drums). The trio has just released the final single before the arrival of their forthcoming EP. The track is called “Summer In My Head”. The feel-good track is about being young and reflecting on all the moments that have made up your life so far. “‘Summer In My Head’ paints a picture of viewing your life through the lens of a Hollywood film,” Wes explains. “It’s an anti-summer summer anthem.”
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LOVETA – “Drive”
For her second single, New Zealand singer-songwriter LOVETA has shared “Drive”. The upbeat electro pop track is perfect for those fun playlists, think road trips or parties. With its melodious guitars, driving beats and synths, the instrumentation is very infectious. Plus, LOVETA’s vocals are quite refreshing. Delving into escapism, “Drive” is filled with the necessary carefree energy.
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Yam Haus – “Making Out in Cars”
Quick-rising US indie-pop band Yam Haus have a new song out. Written about those high school relationships that could have been something, Yam Haus called this one “Making Out in Cars”. The nostalgia-inducing track is filled with delicious melodies and lots of energy. Yam Haus hail from Minneapolis and comprises of Lars Pruitt (lead vocals), Jake Felstow (drums), Zach Beinlich (bass) and Seth Blum (guitar).
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Everdeen – “Do You Wanna Play (Acoustic)”
Everdeen are an indie outfit from Southern Germany. They’ve just unveiled an acoustic version of their 2021 synthpop track, “Do You Wanna Play”. The original song was part of Everdeen’s debut album, Stay. “Do You Wanna Play (Acoustic)” is folksier and feels gentle and intimate. It was released together with an nice-looking music video.
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Luke Noa x THALA – “21”
Luke Noa teamed up with fellow German singer-songwriter THALA to deliver “21”. This is a gorgeous piece of indie-pop/rock. The track was released in the company of a stunning video directed by Alexander Ronsdorf. From the instrumentation to the artists’ vocals, “21” feels utterly sublime. It ushers us into the next stage of Noa’s career.
Shuko x Casey Veggies x Sarah Evelyn – “Sunset Ride”
Nettwerk Records recently added Grammy-nominated musician Shuko to their roster. On Friday, Shuko shared his second single on the label. That song is called “Sunset Ride” and features American rapper Casey Veggies and Norwegian singer Sarah Evelyn. It’s a smooth and funky tune carrying jazz and R&B influences. “‘Sunset Ride’ is a feel-good song when someone you really care about is going through something challenging and reminding them of all the good things that are easy to forget,” explains Shuko. “[It’s] basically your perfect soundtrack for the summer—with a classy 90s R&B feel in a modern twist.”
Mimoza – “Madly”
“Madly” is the newest single from Kosovo-born Los Angeles-based pop singer Mimoza. The song is about self-love and knowing one’s true worth. Mimoza paired the track with a colourful, rose-themed music video filmed by Marvin Ströter. “My concept for the video was ‘modern romance.’ I think we often romanticize how beautiful life would be if that one person fell in love with us but what if we romanticized falling in love with ourselves first?,” she explains.
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