The Weeklys | August 27th
Peach Body – Boy In Love (feat. Zellow)
Peach Body is the project of Mitchell Wood, one-half of Melbourne duo Leisure Centre. With ‘Boy In Love’, his debut single under the Peach Body moniker, the producer makes a slight deviation from the electro-pop of Leisure Centre, creating a more electronic-oriented sound. Featuring Zellow’s lush vocal delivery, ‘Boy In Love’ is built upon a warm bed of synths that continually grow to a head-nodding crescendo of hi-hats, saxophones and an unassuming but surging bass-line. Super debut.
Empress Of – When I’m With Him
After a minor loss of form, experimental-pop artist Lorely Rodrigues (better known as Empress Of) has regained her catchiness with the anthemic ‘When I’m With Him’. The latest single from her forthcoming sophomore record, Us, ‘When I’m With Him’ only contains two lines in Rodrigues’ native Spanish but they’re certainly the most revealing. Translated to English, Rodrigues sings: “You wanted more than what it could have been / I distance myself more and you can’t see it.”
Erthlings – Bridges
The newest signing to Australia’s premier electronic label, Future Classic, bring their debut single ‘Bridges’. Extraordinarily, the Sydney-based Erthlings are a group of 16-year-old high school buds, but nobody would’ve assumed that on hearing their superbly mature debut track. The effortless dream-pop of ‘Bridges’ is all about moving forward. Issy’s graceful vocals paint the picture: “Time to move / you need to let go / you can’t keep hurting / thought you should know.”
Blood Orange – Hope (feat. Diddy and Tei Shi)
Dev Hynes, the man behind RnB/neo-soul project Blood Orange, released his excellent third album, Negro Swan, on Friday. Among various highlights, the Diddy (Puff Daddy, Diddy, Brother Lover– whomever he is these days) and Tei Shi feature. ‘Hope’ exemplifies a positivity found throughout Hynes’ latest record, particularly in Diddy’s spoken-word outro: “You give me that hope that maybe one day I’ll get over my fears and I’ll receive (the love I really want).” And the beautifully reflective song is only further buoyed by Hynes’ glimmering production.
Disclosure – Where Angels Fear To Tread
I would excuse anyone for thinking Disclosure’s new track ‘Where Angels Fear To Tread’ was the work of sampledelica Aussies The Avalanches. The only difference is the heaving club sensibility we’ve come to expect from the British brothers. ‘Where Angels Fear To Tread’ is indicative of all five new Disclosure tracks, combining dusty samples with swirling synths and funky bass-lines.