Back in early 2018 we first met German three-piece Darjeeling for a trip through their hometown Wuppertal and it’s great to see these guys still going strong, especially now as they return with really strong material. Meet U in RL is the lockdown anthem that everyone stuck in home office will be able to relate to. Endless zoom calls and emails instead of real human interaction sometimes make it feel like you are in a monogamous relationship with your laptop. Meet U in RL is the German trio Darjeeling channeling their lockdown blues into a something between avant-garde indie pop and alternative rock song.

Moving in the realm of virtual romance, loops of tinder swipes and longing text messages, the washed-out synth layers create a vibe of swaying in fantasies of a different life. Following their 2019 album Hokus Pokus the trio is speaking to the pains of lack of human interaction with Meet U in RL and it is almost a little soothing.

Every Monday we’re updating the 50-track-strong Listen AHEAD Playlist on Spotify, adding ten strong songs by sill relatively unknown artists at the beginning. This week’s new picks also include fresh songs from Claud, Chez Ali, Marie Noreger, Alice Ray, KWAYE. Follow the playlist right here on Spotify and give these new talents a chance.