It’s that time of year when singles begin to dry up a bit, and everyone’s already sending us a reminder of all the songs/records we should have covered. But, there’s still great music to be had, thus why we’ve got some real bangers to enjoy below. There’s the expected from Dry Cleaning; I mean you can’t miss that one anywhere. Personally, I think the Melby and Twain records are my highlights this week, so don’t skip out there…especially to Melby (if they were from the States or UK, they’d be huge). Then, we’ve got a few others, including a look at Lucid Express, who visit next week for Levitation. Plus, Paul Thomas Saunders new LP gets love.
Brighton based artist Paul Thomas Saunders has really altered and molded my musical tastes over the last few months with the new singles he’s been releasing. As one who usually gravitates towards louder, guitar and bass focused sounds, Saunders has thrown me for a loop with his slower, melodic and sometimes broodier take on songwriting. His latest single, “Cruel”, is a track that can take you on a sort of rollercoaster of emotion through joy, happiness and back again to simply relief. These songs are truly stunning and powerful examples of the emotional impact a songwriter can have on us all.
Brighton based artist Paul Thomas Saunders really made a name for himself back in 2014 with the release of his debut album Beautiful Desolation, but despite a few singles in 2017, he took a complete hiatus from music. Today fans of Saunders were treated to an unlikely new single and the announcement of his sophomore album, just eight years in the making. When you are dormant for so long, it’s going to take something hauntingly beautiful like this new single “Bloodlust” to really re-announce yourself into the music world. What an incredible way to come back. Welcome back sir.