New Releases Track Reviews

Soundtracked – May 17th

10 songs set to soundtrack your week!

Here are some of the recent song releases we’ve been enjoying at LDOI. All songs featured can be found in the Spotify playlist linked at the bottom of the page (updated weekly).

*TRACK OF THE WEEK*: ‘Conversations’ – DYVN ft Jasmine Kelly : ‘Conversations’ is an internet collaboration between Berlin-based lo-fi producer DYVN and Budapest-based bedroom pop singer Jasmine Kelly. Swirling synths waltz around a glittering beat, layered with cloudy vocals and funky lyrical hooks, creating a chilled out, jazz-infused pop track. FFO: H.E.R

‘Goliath’ – JOTHI : The latest release from Australian quintet JOTHI blends dreamy guitar notes with breezy saxophones and hazy vocals, fusing sweet soul sounds with addictive pop hooks. The band notes that ‘Goliath’ is about “overcoming the adversities of anxiety in everyday life,” placing a euphoric, summery twist on heartfelt lyricism. FFO: Joy Crookes

‘Forwards Backwards’ – Sarpa Salpa : Northampton five-piece Sarpa Salpa are back with a brand new single, ‘Forwards Backwards’. Side-stepping between disco and alt-rock, the band’s newest track is filled with zesty guitar hooks and rich vocals, backed by slick synths. The group had been due to perform at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton this month. FFO: Friendly Fires

‘Bamboo’ – Pastel ft elizatwinkies : In his latest single, Pastel brings his signature lo-fi production to a collaboration with elizatwinkies, where the duo harmonize soft vocals with rippling melodies, crafting a laidback sunny anthem. The duo previously collaborated with each-other three years ago, on the track ‘No Rush’. FFO: Tom Misch

‘Fairytale’ – Peach Luffe : Jangly pop soaked in sweet lo-fi charm, the new single from Toronto-based artist Peach Luffe draws together dreamy vocals with sparkling riffs, noting that ‘Fairytale’ is about “being uncomfortable being happy.” FFO: Boy Pablo

‘Coastal Pines’ – Jade Imagine : Melbourne group, Jade Imagine’s newest release follows on from their debut album, ‘Basic Love’, merging subtle instrumentation with dashes of fuzz, filling shoegaze-esque melodies with catchy vocal hooks. The group toured the UK with Pond last year. FFO: TV Girl

‘goldenlight’ – future.exboyfriend : The latest release from Utah-based project, future.exboyfriend, mixes authentic lyricism with glossy vocals, backed by spiralling instrumentation. ‘goldenlight’ is the second track from the artist’s upcoming album, ‘party in a lonely head’. FFO: Portugal the Man

‘As We Leave’ – Body Clock : Isle of Wight-based band Body Clock, have released their single, ‘As We Leave’. Filled with psychedelic harmonies and reverb-doused guitars, the band twist sleepy melodies with groovy choruses. Speaking about the track, frontman Caine Entwistle said ‘Body Clock’ is about those long drawn out hours of thinking [at night]… and then the obvious physical side effects of that.” FFO: Pond

‘Fat Piece of Bacon’ – Bel Tempo : Formulating a sizzling summer anthem, Latvia-based duo Bel Tempo’s latest single perfectly blends electronic pop with groove and soul, bringing lo-fi haziness to a high-energy dance track. After meeting at a songwriting camp in Latvia, the duo released their debut single, Think Too Much’, last year. FFO: MGMT

‘Still Wonder’ – Jacob on the Moon : Chicago artist, Jacob on the Moon’s newest track sails through groove-drenched guitar riffs and vibrant synth hooks, bouncing around smooth basslines and a slick drum beat. ‘Still Wonder’ comes as the artist’s first single from his upcoming EP, ‘APOGEE’, set to be released at the end of the month. FFO: Still Woozy

Listen to the ‘Soundtracked’ playlist here:

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