As September chugs along and the long summer days become shorter and rainier, artists of all genres are releasing new tunes to make our days in this pandemic a little bit better. Here are new three singles which came out last week that you need to check out:
1. Omar Apollo – “Kamikaze
The newest single from 23-year-old alternative R&B artist, Omar Apollo, dropped on September 10. It’s a great song with a funky beat; give it a listen if you’re a fan of Steve Lacy, Dominic Fike, or Still Woozy. The song is the second single following “Stayback,” which was released in August for an upcoming album that is set to receive a public release date.
“Kamikaze” is a song that taps into my old emotions, taking it back to when I was younger. When I made “Kamikaze” I was reminiscing on how I used to feel for someone and realizing those feelings are lost and we’re left with nothing. It feels good to hold on to the memories without the feelings it gave me.-Omar Apollo
Listen to “Kamikaze” below:
2. Still Woozy – “BS”
Sven Gamsky, the genius behind Still Woozy, has done it again. The single is a bit slower than some fans may expect from the indie singer-songwriter, but is sure to be a favorite nonetheless. If you like alternative bedroom pop like Gus Dapperton or Clairo, you are definitely already a Still Woozy fan. There is also an awesome music video for the single, watch it below:
3. Lava La Rue – “G.O.Y.D”
Lava La Rue, whose stage name is anagrammed from her actual name, Ava Laurel, is a 22-year-old contemporary R&B/rap artist from West London. With less than 100,000 listeners on Spotify, she’s up-and-coming, but surely paving her way in the music industry. On this track, she’s joined by bedroom pop dream girl, Clairo, who does some backing vocals on the song. If you’re a fan of Raveena, Kali Uchis, or Solange, you’ll quickly become a fan of Lava La Rue. Listen to the song below:
As concert dates are being postponed for what may feel like forever, amongst the mystery of our country in a global pandemic, we can at least be thankful for the new singles that artists are dropping along the way.