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Undiscovered is a weekly playlist sharing our pick of the best new music from the world's most exciting emerging musicians. You heard it here first.
"Teeth" by LCY
London-based, Bristol-born musician and visual/audio artist LCY, has their six-track EP 'Pulling Teeth' via their own label SZNS7N. The new EP journies further into LCY's dystopian world and the life of Ériu, the central character of LCY's sonic storytelling who is inspired by traditional Irish lore, fantasy soundtracks and the books of Mary Shelley. Talking on the new EP, LCY says, “The story follows a post-human, post-human friendly AI landscape where the robots known as ‘the organism’ build a robot with a human brain (and accidentally a canine mouth) to in part worship and in part experiment on.”
"Heaven For Me" by Aziya
21-year-old London artist, Aziya, picked up a guitar aged 10 and began to write her own music shortly after. First catching attention with some viral covers last year, Aziya explores how toxic love is a dream in her latest single “Heaven For Me”. Presented as a dreamlike state, Aziya shows how it's very easy to immerse yourself in a toxic situation. The song melds an alt-pop focus with varied psychedelic elements.
“Off@Night” by Anwar
Anwar (of the Hadids clan), returns with another musical drop in “Off@Night”. Receiving support online from his girlfriend Dua Lipa, the new track revels with punk and electronic rawness. Starting life as a simple riff, “Off@Night” was finished in London and leads into Anwar's incoming project, due later this year.
"Pretty Face" by Yuki Dreams Again
Samuel Bocan Biddle, aka Yuki Dreams Again, hails from Montréal and is the grandson of local Jazz legend Charlie Biddle. With his newly announced EP ‘Together Alone’, Yuki shares his latest single “Pretty Face”. Yuki describes the song as “a very personal song about a relationship I had a couple years ago. I made this song to inspire people to leave anyone that makes you feel bad about yourself.”
“I Know” by TWINKIDS
Queer pop duo TWINKIDS is pianist-producer Matthew Young & Tokyo-native singer-songwriter Jin Fukui. TWINKIDS channelled the pain of 2020 into their third body of work, ‘Nobody Likes Me’ (due this month). The project is a journey through themes of self-loathing, self-esteem and self-love. The album features the standout first single “I Know”, a song about coming to terms with a relationship that just isn’t working anymore.
“See You Soon” by VC Pines
Alongside a seven-piece band - The Violet Collective, VC Pines delivers deep organ drones and trills to provide the dark underbelly for this gritty alt-soul avenue, sugar-coated by seventies-esque trumpet and trombone. “See You Soon” is the latest single to be taken from his upcoming EP, ‘Concrete’, set to arrive on May 26th. Talking about the various changes you see in people, the song is wrapped in funky guitars, groovy percussion and a honey covered vocal atmosphere.
"i want to be by your side (feat. herhexx)" by EKKSTACY
A mellow, grunge-inspired number, EKKSTACY teams up with herhexx for this new single. The rising Vancouver artist mulls over failures and life's cruelties on this gloomy yet soothing new number.
"Best Of Me" by Dreamer Boy
Nashville singer and songwriter, Dreamer Boy, teamed up with One Tree Planted to celebrate the release of his new album ‘All The Ways We Are Together’. The project revolves around love; whether it’s a love for us or someone else, and for our shared environment, it’s all intertwined. Everything is meshed with darting sounds and styles, from fractured piano balladry, 80s pop memories, hazy R&B and gossamer folk yarns, and packets of marigold seeds with every vinyl to promote joy and growth.
"Did Me Wrong" by Terry Presume
Terry Presume's new single "Did Me Wrong" is about cutting a lover out of his life who hurt him. Replete with soft guitar chords and a sense of quiet affirmation, Terry says: “I give everybody a chance, if you mess that up there will never be another...”
"Mother in Your Mind" by Eaves Wilder
Bedroom pop newcomer, Eaves Wilder, shares her latest single “Mother In Your Mind”. She describes it as “about that part of your brain that looks after you - a mother in your mind - something you have to grow over time from all the bad and the good experiences you've had. There are times where you have to be your own mum and learn to grow for your future self." The single is the fourth to be released by the north London teenager, following her acclaimed debut single “Won’t You Be Happy”, as well as “In And Out (And Out Again)” and “Man, We Was Lonely”.
“Baby Sky Hook” by K4CIE & Black Josh
DJ and producer, K4CIE, teams up with Black Josh for energy filled return “Baby Sky Hook”. The Glaswegian producers says, “This track symbolises how important it is to collaborate, and I hope it will give other female producers encouragement to release tracks under them as an artist. It’s time for female producers to lead!”