I could prattle on about the four other brilliant new pop tracks we have in our round-up this week, but let’s face it, as terrific as they are, it’s really all about How To Dress Well.
‘Lost Youth/Lost You’ brought a tear to my eye upon first listen and the playcount is going through the roof just a few days in. When you can finally get your ears and eyes to focus on anything else, do give the other four a spin too.
How To Dress Well – Lost Youth/Lost You
Well what a way to announce your comeback Mr Krell. The new How to Dress Well album Care won’t be with us until September and that just feels too far away after listening to lead track ‘Lost Youth/Lost You’. HTDW’s unique brand of intensely sad electronic RnB isn’t usually associated with big choruses but on this one he positively wallops you round the chops with it. And to accompany the song is a strikingly beautiful video.
Pixx – Baboo (Shura Space Tape Edit)
Shura’s a rather busy lady at the moment. No sooner has she unleashed one of the best and most outright pop albums of the year with her debut album Nothing’s Real she’s busy remixing 4AD artist Pixx. The Space Tape Edit is indeed rather intergalactic and all a bit sci-fi goes psychedelic. We don’t often direct you towards a remix but this one is just too good to pass up.
Ronika – Stay Here Forever
Nottingham’s finest returns just in time to soundtrack the school holidays. If ever there was a tune to document your summer fling it’s this one. It’s a relief that Ronika hasn’t abandoned her early 80s electrodisco obsession which was gloriously apparent on her criminally underrated Selectadisc album.
Priest – We’re The Same
If Norwegian pop damsel Annie decided to make a vaguely shoegaze record it would probably sound like Priest. The debut album from these guys was dreampop with a big serving of bright blue coloured bubblegum running through it. It would appear a follow up is in the offing, as earlier this week we were treated to new track ‘We’re The Same’. For some reason it tickles me that these guys are from Florida – theirs is not a sound one would associate with the Sunshine State.
Autoheart – Possibility
We have to admit that Autoheart’s debut album passed us by. However, early teases of their new album I Can Build A fire suggests some rather spiffing indie synth tunes are afoot. ‘Possibility’ has an Erasure-ish intro, some house piano and a melody both Hurts and Chvrches would be pleased with.
For more brand new music check out this round-up featuring new songs from Duendita and Memoryy.