Vibez Release Radar
It's that day again, where we pick out our top five tracks of the week. From sizzling productions to pop-filled melodies, we have something for everyone.
Dominique - Priority
Written and produced in the world of Dominique, 'Priority' marks her first release after spending the last two years honing her productions skills and working on other music-related projects.
After gaining support from the likes of Rebecca Black and compared to Charli XCX with her hit singles 'Girls Can't Produce' and 'Give Up'. Dominique has combined the joys of detailed auto-tuned vocals and mechanical upbeats that sees a new beginning for the artist. Speaking about the track, Dominique said: 'The song's meaning is pretty straightforward - if someone never learned how to love, nothing you do will teach them how to. You can be that person's biggest support system and try to right every wrong in their life, but nothing you do will teach them how to love you back in the same way."
Following on from 'Priority', Dominique hopes to continue to make complex and unique sounds that are different from what we see in today's world.
Dora Jar - Did I Get It Wrong?
California based artist debut single, 'Did I Get It Wrong?' is an emotionally potent pop track that takes in the key influences of her time growing up.
From the rebel-streak of Gwen Stefani and the elastic vocals of Regina Spektor that's combined with languid 90s hip-hop sees Dora question herself through an atmospheric single. Speaking about the single she said: "I guess my intention is to purge all my worry from the start. If ignoring it means being ignorant, then I want to face shit head-on and know myself". Alongside her debut single also sees a striking video that transforms the lyrical paranoia into a playful but, quiet political statement to our society.
'Did I Get it Wrong?' is an honest opening to the fully formed artist that will set her for a high future.
Shrink - Drowning
Sam Breathwick has come to light with his new project Shrink, that sees him deliver with his debut track 'Drowning'.
Through meaningful lyrics that are complemented by woozy guitars and effortlessly smooth vocals sees Sam depict the struggles of those closest to him and how things might not be as perfect as they seem. 'Drowning' is a journey of his brother and the breakdown of a romantic relationship whilst living in their family home. Represented not just through his delicate picked songwriting but, also through the scorching iPhone shot video that captures the true meaning of the track. On his debut project, Sam said: "I wrote the song from my brother's perspective, as he came back from finishing university and was very distant due to his struggles with his relationship and depression. Wrote the lyrics that night and recorded them the day after!”
If you like the likes of King Krule, Beach Fossil or Yellow Days, we then think you should go and give a listen to Shrink.
Middle Kids - R U 4 ME
Australian trio are back after an 18 months hiatus, with their arena-worthy indie-rock single 'R U 4 ME'.
A little manic, a little wild and a little bit joyful, Middle Kids are back with their frenzied energy track that showcases the band's capacity to pair unforgettable melodies with raucous beats. Lead singer and songwriter Hannah Joy explains the alienating inspiration for the song: "I was at university once and there were all these signs on the walls saying “BE NICE IT’S NOT THAT HARD”. The tone of the message itself wasn’t very nice or kind. We are always looking around at other people thinking “are you on my team?". I think this just results in us all feeling lonely."
As they delve into infectious indie-pop, Middle Kid are still on the right path to a bright future.
Zachary Knowles - Super Sad Songs
As he continues to take on the world for his relateable infectious and uplifting music, the Texan based Zachary Knowles is back with his latest offering 'Super Sad Songs'.
Zachary Knowles has spent his life leading up to this moment. Hailing, at such a young age when his parents gifted him a light-up keyboard in first grade, Knowles didn't take long to run with his new fond for music. Eventually, Knowles transitioned into writing on his material and started gaining the attention he deserved. "I fell in love with making music. I'd come home from school and write as much stuff as I could."
Still, at such a young age, Zachary Knowles takes on mellow RnB with clear perfection that tells the chronicles of his life.