Acclaimed artist Nadia Ali might be more known for her clubbier dance pop sound. After years of intensely touring packed venues and festivals, she took a step back, retreating into a home in the Southern California mountains to explore new tempos and sounds thus starting new project HYLLS. The project began as an exchange of ideas between Ali and her collaborators a Grammy-nominated team of musicians (whose identities remain anonymous). HYLLS marks a transition into a subdued sound of organic instruments and cinematic textures. The new HYLLS album “Once” was just released last Thursday and can be streamed below.
Multi-talented producer/singer Kindness (AKA Adam Bainbridge) returns with his first solo music in five years, it’s a duet with his longtime collaborator and friend Swedish star Robyn and “Cry Everything” is a Todd Rundgren-sampling (the track “Pretending To Care”), cathartic house music influenced dance anthem with a thumping bass.