SONGS WE LOVED! 8-14 May 2023

A radiant compilation of the most unique, creative, and exciting song releases, to brighten up your day!

Featuring Holte Jacques, Four Faces, Para Lia, Rodney Rice, Suburban Spell, St. Humain, SOIN, Homes at Night, Mick Fury, Honey Gentry, Monograms and George Arthur Calendar

By Chris RoditisMusicngear Lead Editor

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Holte Jacques - GETAWAY

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Emerging producer, composer, and musician Holte Jacques's musical creations have no formula; he thrives on experimentation, exploring various musical genres to make music that speaks to the soul. His debut single GETAWAY is no exception. Born out of a period of darkness in his life, GETAWAY  is a pop-electronic-infused sonic maelstrom that sparkles with imagination and creativity. Let yourself in!

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Four Faces - Old Scars

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Dublin-based Four Faces' latest single, Old Scars, paints a sonic portrait of broken relationships and illuminates the path to self-discovery through an intoxicating blend of indie rock and pop, that will take you to new heights of musical ecstasy. Fervent vocals, shimmering synths, and euphoric grooves blend together perfectly to create an addictive, dance-esque backdrop that will draw you in, and won’t let you go.

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Para Lia - Sunchild

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German melodic indie/alternative rock duo Para Lia's latest single Sunchild is a vibrant ray of hope, an ode to the triumph of the human spirit and the enduring joy of life, even in the face of adversity. Gorgeously gentle vocals melt over the sundrenched indie rock landscape, building a crescendo of emotion that will leave you feeling empowered and inspired.

Sunchild is an enticing glimpse into Para Lia's upcoming album, In Clash With The Zeitgeist set for release on August 25.

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Rodney Rice - How You Told Me So​

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Rodney Rice's How You Told Me So is a musical journey that transcends borders and genres. The song's lively piano and jazzy trumpet blend together to create a playful, yet soulful melody that showcases Rice's diverse musical influences. While the euphoric rhythm and Rice's cheerful vocals give the song an invigorating feel, the lyrics reveal a deeper emotional complexity. Written during quarantine, the song's lyrics reflect on the challenges of the pandemic and it's also a reminder that the people who believed in you are just as important as those who didn’t.

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Suburban Spell - Bright Gold Cross

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Taken from synth-wave artist Suburban Spell's forthcoming EP Falling Down, Bright Gold Cross is a glittering jewel of 80s-inspired synth-wave, pulsing with driving rhythms and soaring melodies providing the perfect backdrop for the enthralling vocals to unfold. With nods to the classic sounds of new wave and electronica, Bright Gold Cross is a stunning preview of what promises to be an arresting EP.

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St. Humain feat SOIN - Dial Tones (발신음)

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Dial Tones by St. Humain is a dazzling remix/duet of the final track of his EP METADRAMATIC enriched by the ethereal vocals of Seoul-based artist SOIN. Guided by the gentle embrace of the piano, the raw emotion of the lyrics shines through, as the duet's vocals intertwine flawlessly while delving into the realm of love and regret.

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Homes at Night - Texaco

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Texaco by Nashville's dynamic duo, Homes at Night, weaves a poignant narrative of an unhealthy relationship overshadowed by addiction, casting light on the profound beauty that emerges when we relinquish toxic habits. With radiant vocals rising above the indie rock backdrop, a cathartic release echoes through the lush soundscape, offering solace and empowerment to those on their transformative journeys, igniting the flame of hope and reminding us that amidst life's transitional moments, a newfound light can always emerge.

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Mick Fury - Can't Let Go

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Taken from singer-songwriter Mick Fury's forthcoming album 1981-1996 set for release on June 23, Can't Let Go emerges as a resounding rock anthem that encapsulates the essence of perseverance. Fury's impassioned and soaring vocals ignite a fire, demanding never to give up no matter the odds, and urge us to contemplate the driving force that compels us to continue our unwavering fight. In the realm of rock, Can't Let Go stands tall, delivering an emotive experience that resonates with the indomitable spirit within us all.

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Honey Gentry - Under Taurus

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Let yourself fall under the spell of Honey Gentry's dreamlike vocals, with her latest celestial baroque pop anthem Under Taurus. Taken from her upcoming EP Different Water set for release on 23 May, Under Taurus sparkles with the ethereal essence of aery, echoing synths, gentle piano lines, and velvet vocals all blending together flawlessly to create a transcendent ambiance that entices you to immerse yourself in.

Honey Gentry shares, "It reminded me of when I was a child in the countryside with my dad and he would wake me up on a clear night and we’d go outside and spot shooting stars. We’re always talking about space. But then as you get older, you lose your childlike ability to say things how you see them; because it makes another person happier if you see what they see. So the song was born out of that feeling of moulding yourself into another person’s desires in order to make them happy"

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Monograms - Hi Low

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Immerse yourself in the chaotic soundscape of Monograms' latest single, Hi Low - an electrifying gateway to his forthcoming album A Fine Commitment set to release on 16 June. Inspired by a chapter in his life where mental health struggles cast a daunting shadow on his daily existence, Monograms effortlessly melds his signature nuke-wave sound with pulsating basslines, evocative post-punk guitar riffs, and brain-hooking vocals, crafting a sonic maelstrom that's impossible not to drag you in.

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George Arthur Calendar - Thrift Kiss

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George Arthur Calendar's latest single Thrift Kiss sparkles from the glimmering essence of 80's synthesizers, paving the way for his blissful vocals to shine, as they glide over a luxurious synth-pop tapestry. Thrift Kiss unveils a poetic ode to an unexpected love blooming amidst the treasures of a thrift store, inviting you into a world where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Awesome.

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Chris Roditis has been an active musician since 1995 in various bands and projects across a variety of genres ranging from acoustic, electronic to nu metal, british rock and trip hop. He has extensive experience as a mixing engineer and producer and has built recording studios for most of the projects he has been involved with. His passion for music steered his entrepreneurial skills into founding MusicNGear in 2012.

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