1883 On Rotation: Hudson Thames, Little Simz, The Lemon Twigs,
The latest in new music from Hudson Thames, Little Simz, The Lemon Twigs, Holly Blair & more in this week’s 1883 On Rotation playlist.
On rotation this week is the new single from singer-songwriter Hudson Thames. His new track “Weight” features supporting vocals from Kelsy Karter and slick guitar hooks from Nuno Bettencourt. Hudson’s vocals are on point in this indie-pop anthem. According to Thames, the bop is all about “the helplessness of watching something beautiful crumble before your eyes and the futility of it being nobody’s fault.” London’s Oogie has just dropped an effortlessly cool single called “Kanye Me”. The song boasts unique vocals, ethereal instrumentals, and even xylophone notes. It’s the first single to be lifted from his forthcoming new project, Phew. Little Simz continues to push the boundaries of modern rap music with her latest surprise mixtape, Drop 7. The lead single “Mood Swings” is an experimental release with club-ready electronic beats, piercing textures, and her signature introspective lyricism we’ve come to love. New York’s Amen Dunes has announced his new record, Death Jokes. Its first single is entitled “Purple Land” and it is a quirky tune with polyrhythms, 909s, reggae guitar, backwards bass, and a drum break.
Elsewhere in the playlist, you can find Marie Dahlstrom. The Danish, London-based artist has revealed “Nothing On You” featuring Odeal. It’s a sleek slice of R&B with exceptional vocals from Dahlstrom. Make sure you go check it out. Next up, The Lemon Twigs have shared the new single, “They Don’t Know How To Fall In Place”. It’s a stellar song with fantastic vocals, warm production qualities and that classic 70s-esque Lemon Twigs sound. The sibling duo’s new LP A Dream Is All We Know lands May 3. Rising alt star d4vd has shared the thrilling new singles “Leave Her” and “2016”. “Leave Her” features reverb-drenched guitar loops, pounding drums, and emotive vocals. Holly Blair is back with the track, “Used To Dying”. It’s a gorgeous alt-pop tune, full of cinematic qualities and enthralling vocals. Thematically, Holly wrote it from the perspective of an AI trying to understand her own consciousness, the end result is fantastic.
Grammy nominee and pop superstar Madison Beer has shared the infectious new track “Make You Mine”. The song is full of gorgeous vocals, electronic textures, and a dance-ready beat. Beer will be heading out on her sold-out UK tour in March. Global pop powerhouse Zara Larsson has finally released her new album VENUS. It’s a brilliant collection of songs, make sure to check out the 80s ethereal love song, “Venus”. Finally, one of the biggest bands in the world, The 1975, has shared a tender song called “Now Is The Hour”. It’s lifted from the Jack Antonoff-produced soundtrack for the Apple TV+ show, The New Look.
Listen to all this and more via the playlist below.