Algerian-Canadian multi-instrumentalist/producer, Aladean Kheroufi shares his new single “Good” which is the latest track to be taken from his forthcoming EP, “Beauty Beyond Grief” (drops August 7th).
“Good” is actually half a cover of his friends’ band, Ghost Woman – Aladean worked with their melody whilst attributing his own lyrics, chords, and progressions; it captures a similar haunting take on blue-eyed soul, a compelling mesh of minimalism and heartbreaking lyricism.
“I love songs without a chorus. Don’t get me wrong there’s nothing like a good chorus but there’s something about a song that drags on that gives it a narrative. It feels more like real life, there’s no big climax we just go about our lives doing the same thing. I wrote the lyrics of this song after some heartache that made it hard for me to focus for a while but this was the first one to pull me out of that state of mind. I recorded it in my studio during the most self-isolating times of quarantine and it’s heavily inspired by my friend’s band Ghost Woman. I always find it hard to know if in a song under 4 minutes I get my point across, but I feel like I got a lot off my chest here.”
The new EP, produced and recorded throughout the pandemic, is a collection of reworkings of classic soul tracks that provided Aladean with a sense of belonging and solace throughout the pandemic. It arrives as a product of a tumultuous few months – notably the pandemic, of course, and the end of a longterm relationship.
Smooth, piano-laced r’n’b/hip hop sounds from French artist Igor on which we hear his soulful vocals over an end of the night track.
California based artist/producer/singer/multi-instrumentalist/rapper St. Panther pieces together a raw and hypnotic soundscape of soul swagger, jazz eloquence, and hip-hop heat.
Her debut single “Infrastructure” premiered yesterday via acclaimed HBO TV-show Insecure and it’s the first taste of her upcoming debut EP which is slated for a release late this summer via Nice Life Recording Company/How So Records.
“Infrastructure” was the first song I wrote after getting home from my first US tour. I spent those following days at home gathering all of the surreal experiences that lead up to the tour, as well as post, and began writing/producing this new batch of songs inspired by those experiences. (Being picked up by a management, all of those first meetings with different labels in different buildings) in a way the assembly of the song was much like the assembly of my career in music, and the song served to reflect the infrastructure of that journey.”
RIP Bill Withers.
German house producer/dj Nhan Solo on that hommage remix tip of “Lean On Me” as an remembrance.
Swiss outfit Sirens Of Lesbos just released their amazingly funky sounding 70’s soul/disco smasher “Zeus”.
“The track is a musical interpretation of Greek philosopher Plato’s tale about the ‘Other Half’ and, thus, about gender diversity and the search for a soulmate. It was meant to be a traditional verse-chorus-verse song but turned into a three- act structure — funnily enough invented by Plato’s student Aristotle – during the recording process.” Cooing harmonies, potent drum fills and a general loose sense of live playing and a band having a lot of fun make this sophisticated cut one that you’ll want to play on repeat.”
Video premiere today here on Discobelle!
London based soul-pop artist and producer LIZZI provides the viewer with an alluring new video for slow-building and electronica infused single track “Careless” which is taken from her anticipated debut EP “After Hours”, due to be released in April 2020.
In anticipation of the EP release, LIZZI will perform live at Doña Stoke Newington, in London on April 2nd.
“”Careless” is about realising that someone that you are invested in really isn’t serving you. I was with someone who was saying all the right things but their actions didn’t match up. The song was written as things were ending and I was reflecting on it. I cast my friends in the music video which made it really fun to make. The visual is an ode to friendship and how it’s your friends, particularly after a break up, that are constant through thick and thin.”