The singer and pianist from Wuppertal, Maria Basel released her debut record "Bloom", on which she blends classical influences with pop, electronic and RnB. In this week's Introducing feature, she talks about how her classical background shaped her understanding of music and the therapeutic aspect of songwriting. Check out the playlist update with quiet indie folk and pop gems linked below.
The artist Margaret Sohn releases their debut LP as Miss Grit. Using the creative alter ego to explore boundary breaking sounds and concepts of futuristic technology, the world they create is as unique as it is intriguing. This week we delve into their sound and update our Introducing playlist with brand new songs by artists like mui zyu, Hand Habits, Alaska Reid and more.
A body with symptoms of Long Covid, the incompleteness and uncertainty of recovery, the acceptance of the state of the body as a changed one. The Kenyan producer and sound artist Nyokabi Kariũki releases her debut LP "FEELING BODY" on which she dissects the relationship to her body changed by the effects of illness through electronic experimentation, spoken word whispers and field recordings.
Swedish neoclassical artist and composer Sofia Nystrand, aka Vargkvint, releases "Stillhetens hav II", the first single from her forthcoming solo album "Månens Hav" out in June via LEITER. Translating to "sea of silence", the gently swelling song slowly submerges you in its ambient sound.
The South London-based Lucinda Chua is a multitalented artist. Cellist, producer, singer, and songwriter she now releases her solo debut "YIAN" (燕). The record is an intimate and atmospheric exploration of her identity as a person of the Chinese diaspora raised in England and showcases her carefully orchestrated and atmospherically electronic compositions.
On the 88th day of the year, Piano Day, LEITER release the second compilation featuring pianists from different musical backgrounds. The record represents the diverse stories and emotions the piano can invoke. With artists like Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Yann Tiersen, and Meredi, the compilation celebrates the sound of the unique instrument.
On their new record "World Wide We", OY take their journey to Earth. The band examines political and structural problems and injustices as well as intimate emotions. Moving feet and minds, OY make music full of hope. This week we are introducing their new record and asked them a few questions about it.
Heating up the Belgian Neo-Soul scene, YellowStraps is dropping his record "tentacle" in early 2023. What began as a musical adventure between Yvan and his brother Alban Murenzi turned into a more serious project for Yvan, who continues to pursue musical ambitions alone. After a year of extensive touring, the artist shares thoughts on the upcoming release.