1883 On Rotation: Seye Adelekan, Samantha Urbani, Gia Woods
The latest in new music from Seye Adelekan, Samantha Urbani, Gia Woods, Kuma Overdose & more in this week’s 1883 On Rotation playlist.
On rotation this week is the new single from the talented multi-instrumentalist, Seye Adelekan. You may recognise the musician for his work as the bass player for Gorillaz yet interestingly the artist is stepping out in his own right with the track, A River. Recorded in Iceland, the track is utterly gorgeous. Thanks to Adelekan’s serene vocals, ambient instrumentals, and touching lyricism. The single marks an exciting new era for the songwriter as there will be a forthcoming EP of the same name, support shows with KT Tunstall, and plenty more things to look out for on the horizon. Keep an eye on this emerging artist. Next up, Samantha Urbani is gearing up to release her long-awaited debut album, Showing Up, on September 22nd. In the meantime, the alt-pop artist has shared the infectious album track, One Day At A Time. It’s full of slap bass, Talking Heads-esque synths, and cool vocals. Speaking about the track, Urbani Says: “This is basically the cutie goofier song about wanting the player and drawing it out.”
If you’re in need with an effortlessly fun track, the Persian-American pop artist Gia Woods has you covered with Elevation. It’s everything you could possibly need in a fun pop track, electro-pop beats, disco strings, and catchy vocals. Thematically, the song is about the thrill of experixing something for the first time or meeting someone that you know will change your life. Elevation is lifted from Woods’s forthcoming Your Engine EP which will be landing later this year. Melbourne’s ASHWARYA is a rising artist with a real penchant for crafting feel-good alt-pop tracks. Her latest single Up In My Head is emotive, dramatic, and anthemic in all the right ways. The artist has supported Dua Lipa, Broods, and will be releasing a new project in the near future.
Elsewhere in the playlist you can find the gifted artist and producer, Kuma Overdose. His new tune Can’t Afford Me (featuring SA$H£R) is a sleek and dance-worthy experience. Thanks to it’s slick vocals, minimalistic beat, and electronic textures. The end result is an almost ethereal experience. The LA-native which is based in the UK has amassed millions of Spotify streams and gained a cult-following. Canada-based indie-rockers Alcoves have released their debut single, raining In July. It’s a pristine DIY tune that takes influence from The 1975 and that sugary-sweet pop production sound. Waiting For Smith has released the charming acoustic-led single, Let Light In. Recorded in South Africa, it’s a delightful tune filled with delicate vocals, cheery instrumentals, and you’ll finish the song feeling happy. Finally, the Norwegian artist Sara Fjeldvær has released the folksy and introspective song, Meant To Love. It boasts emotive vocals, inspired lyricism, and elegant guitar chords. You can expect the artist’s sophomore record to release in 2024
Listen to all this and more via the playlist below.