1883 On Rotation: Claudia Fenoglio, Tyler Cole, Priya Ragu
The latest in new music from Claudia Fenoglio, Tyler Cole, Priya Ragu, Downtown Kayoto & more in this week’s 1883 On Rotation playlist.
On rotation this week is the Leeds-based singer-songwriter, Claudia Fenoglio. Her new single Girlfriends on TV is an emotive and beautiful indie-pop tune which boasts soft vocals, electric guitar, and a driving drumbeat. Speaking about the tune, Fenoglio says “Girlfriends On TV balances both anxiety and excitement when coming to terms with your identity in the modern era.” Next up is the latest release from artist, producer, and screenwriter, Tyler Cole. The rising artist may be most well known for his collaborative project The Anxiety and the massive hit Meet Me At Our Spot, yet that’s surely about to change with the release of double singles, Good Drugs / / Bad Joke. It’s his first release in three years and both tracks show-off the artist’s versatility and growth as a solo artist. Good Drugs is a gorgeous slice of alt-pop with interesting dynamics. The genre-bending Liverpool group Courting are back with a new single entitled Flex. It’s the first release since their acclaimed debut album Guitar Music released last year. Flex itself is an energetic and fun track. Go check it out. Rising artist Ophelia’s Eden has just dropped the new single, She. It’s an atmospheric and imaginative release from the songwriter with enchanting vocals and production. The artist is releasing her debut record, Boundary Road, in August.
Elsewhere in the playlist the inimitable Priya Ragu has shared her latest musical offering in the form of the new tune, Easy. It’s an addictive blend of alt-R&B and dance influences combined with Ragu’s dulcet tones. Speaking about the track Priya Ragu says: “We tend to make things way too complicated. We don’t want to move too quickly, we don’t want to say it too fast – we expect the other to make the first step – we dance between expectation, ego and fear of rejection. I’m describing a moment where one is giving the green light but nothing is moving at all.” Keep an eye on this artist. Henry Green is a music producer with a penchant for crafting sublime electronic tracks. He’s previously collaborated with the likes of Kygo, Christian Loffler, and Cyril Hahn. Green’s new single Uyuni is a delicate and almost transcendent experience. Don’t skip it. Khakikid has shared the new tune Switching Tongues with Carsten2x. It’s taken from his forthcoming new EP Sand Bebé which lands August 4th. Switching Tongues is an effortlessly cool song with slick production. Finally, Downtown Kayoto has released the new EP, Learning in public. The Hull-based songwriter is proving to be an important artist to watch thanks to his ability to pivot to numerous genres with ease. Make sure you listen to the bouncing R&B-tinged EP track, Poison.
Listen to all this and more via the playlist below.