If The XX had a cousin it would be Minke. The enigmatic London upstart’s debut single, “Gold Angel” exudes cool ease and nimble, isolated guitar riffs for a unique cocktail of alt-rock/R&B. The song’s poetic sensibilities echo contemporaries such as Lianne La Havas and Jessie Ware, and is inspired by the resilience required of all women when it comes to braving societal pressure – an especially relevant message at this time during Women’s History Month.
British songwriter and producer Henry Green reveals the title track “Real” from his upcoming EP via Akira Records. Fans of The XX and London Grammar will happily lose themselves in the ambient soundscapes and soft, sultry vocals.
“AND EVERY TIME I LET YOU LEAVE
I ALWAYS SAW YOU COMING BACK TO ME
WHEN AND WHERE DID WE GO COLD
I THOUGHT I HAD YOU ON HOLD”
Four Tet unleashes a different version of his collaboration with Jamie XX and Romy (of The XX), this is a club version of the “In Colour” album track “Seesaw”. “This is another version I did last year to DJ with… different drums and mix and arrangement”, it’s a warm and uplifting anthem that’s perfect for now when spring is just around the corner.