Below are the best fiery songs from the music underground of February, 2020.
The Goods – Voodoo
after hours future funk
Originally an instrumental project, music producers Badmandela and Rosario enlisted Black Tree to complete The Goods‘ poised and sultry sound. Voodoo comes from their upcoming album II and includes singles Let’s Roll and Peach (which happened to be featured in BET‘s Sistas). Released February 3, 2020. Listen via Soundcloud.
COOL HEAT– Barrier
Kindred to DIIV and Gardens & Villa, Barrier is the latest from COOL HEAT, Eden Sierotnik‘s solo project. Self-described as “primitive post-rock” and a nod to nü wave, Barrier reads a lot like a hopeful but sad love song. Released February 4, 2020. Listen via Soundcloud.
Jack Page – Either Way
soulful jazz pop
Surprisingly sultry and jazzy, Either Way is a perfect tune to lift your head to on a breezy morning. Jack has crafted another bright, neo-soul gem with this single. The New Zealand musician has an upcoming US/UK tour, so be sure to follow him on Instagram for those dates. Released February 6, 2020. Listen via Spotify.
Louis Prince – The Number Thirteen
Louis Prince is Jake McMullen, a California native exploring the waves of jazz, post-rock, and pop. Drawing influence from music of his past (Frank Sinatra, Tom Waits, the Beach Boys, and Christian music), Number Thirteen templates self explorative soul. Stay tuned past the 2:50 marker, you won’t regret it. Catch Louis Prince at SXSW and Treefort Music Fest this year. Released January 17, 2020 by Last Gang Records. Listen via Soundcloud.
Houis – Pretend Goodbye
Pretend Goodbye is a classic r&b reminiscent song created via email. Produced by French-American artist Gabriel King Houis, aka Houis with lyrics and vocals by Blush’ko, its shimmering melody is breathtakingly sultry. Released February 7, 2020 from Blanket Fort. Listen via Soundcloud.
Ivan Ave – Triple Double Love
Retro-rooted and soulful, Ivan Ave’s flow in Triple Double Love is almost too smooth to ride out. The sound is carefully crafted and draws influence from Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, and Boiler Room sets. Released February 7, 2020. Listen via Soundcloud.
Isaac Aesili – Rain Gods
synth cum house music
Isaac Aesili is a Māori musician, DJ and music producer from New Zealand living in Bangkok. His vocal style is unique, high, and tight. Rain Gods is a super tease for his much anticipated sophomore solo album Hidden Truths. Released January 23, 2020 by Bastard Jazz. Listen via Spotify.
Pearly Drops – Breathless
Pearly Drops is Sandra Tervonen and Juuso Malin, airy bedroom pop musicians from Finland. Breathless is an easily repeatable track setting the tone for dreamy bliss. Released February 13, 2020. Listen via Youtube.
Rejoicer – Lemons
Lemons is a collaboration between Rejoicer and fellow Tel Aviv musician, Jenny Penkin. The result was a beautiful acid trip. Listen to the full album on VINYL, Spotify, Apple. Love Jenny’s voice as much as me? Here’s her latest album on Youtube. Released February 21, 2020 by Stones Throw Records. Watch via Youtube.
Joey Genetti – Bougainvillea Taxi
WAVIER THAN TORI Y MOI
Softened retro beats course through synth and chill waves in Joey Genetti’s Bougainvillea Taxi– an anthem attuned to a modern working artist’s anxieties. Stay tuned for Genetti’s debut album Hey Sweetheart if you’re as intrigued as I am. Released February 21, 2020. Listen via Spotify
Amir Miles – Indigo
Sultry, deep, and mysterious, Amir Miles tells us the background on his single, Indigo:
“Indigo is beautiful and captivating, yet dark and sinister the closer you look. The track is my attempt at best conveying my emotional state during a tumultuous relationship“. Released February 24, 2020. Listen via Soundcloud.
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