snax pack_june '21
Hello hello hello! Here we go again, my top 10 songs for June 2021!
For those of you that are new here, WELCOME, this is #SnaxPack, a list of my monthly highlights/recommendations!
(It's not a requirement for any of the songs to have been released on the following month. The only requirement is for me to enjoy listening to it enough to recommend it!)
1. Jessie Ware - Remember where you are
"Jessie Ware is a British singer-songwriter and podcaster. Her debut studio album Devotion (2012) peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart and produced the single "Wildest Moments". Her follow-up record, Tough Love (2014), reached number nine in the United Kingdom. In October 2017, Ware released her third studio album, Glasshouse, by Island Records. Her fourth album, What's Your Pleasure?, was released in June 2020 to critical acclaim, and reached number three in the United Kingdom. Ware presents a food podcast called Table Manners with her mother." Wikipedia
2. Joesef - Thinking of you
"Enigmatic and paradoxical: that's Joesef – the 24-year-old musician from the "bit of a shit hole" East End of Glasgow who takes you by complete surprise. His songs are packed with unflinchingly honest and impassioned lyrics and soul-warming, jazz-inspired lo-fi pop instrumentals, describing his sound as "sad boy music". He owes his confidence in his sexuality – and the emotional transparency of his music – to Glasgow’s liberality. His three singles – all of which he wrote and produced – accurately depict the wonders, woes, the trials and tribulations of being in love." Vogue
3. Jordan Mackampa - Alibi
Origin: Congo, England
"Mackampa was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1994, and French is his first language. He and his mother moved to London in 1995. In 2016, Mackampa self-released his EP, Physics. He released another EP, Tales from the Broken, in 2017. He opened for American blues musician Rhiannon Giddens on the European leg of her tour in 2017. Mackampa signed a record deal with AWAL Recordings in 2017 and released his first studio album, Foreigner, in March 2020. The album addresses Mackampa's experiences growing up as a Congolese immigrant in England" Wikipedia
4. Leon of Athens - Mad Into You
Leon of Athens is a London-based indie-pop/alternative singer-songwriter. Born in London and raised in Greece, Leon of Athens (aka Timoleon Veremis) has been in the music industry for over 10 years, and his accomplishments are a tribute to it. His debut album “Global”was released in 2015. The sophomore album “Xenos” was released in 2018. Leon writes moody, synth-laden tunes. His slick production and experimental song construction adds a level of sonic intrigue to his more politically-charged tunes.
5. Ady Suleiman - Need Somebody To Love
Origin: England, Tanzania
"Born on the outskirts of Nottingham, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter was snapped up by Simon Cowell’s label Syco – part of Sony Music and home to artists including Little Mix and Labrinth – in 2016, but left last year after realising it didn’t quite fit.
Now it feels as though Suleiman is starting over with Memories, the name of his debut record, which is a richly woven collection of R&B, jazz, neo-soul and funk, all tied together with his sweetly-husky vocals and matter-of-fact delivery." Independent
Buy their music here: https://adysuleiman.bandcamp.com/
6. EMY - Inconvenient
Genre: Progressive soul / Neo soul
"Emy’s visual work consists of a wide range of disciplines including graphic design, digital design, video, animation, art direction, direction, ... She doesn’t pin down her expertise in one area and is keen to learn and experiment in different forms of art and design. Music is Emy’s first passion and field of work. In her main project, EMY, she practices art direction and design to create its visual world. This ever growing universe can be described as ambiguous, alienating and melancholic concerning themes of intimacy, identity, duality, longing...With her unique voice and international progressive/neo soul sound, 21-year-old Emy Kabore from Ghent, together with the band that bears her name, is ready for her giant leap ." Frontview
Buy their music here: https://emymusic.bandcamp.com/releases
7. Lee Hazlewood - Your Sweet Love
"Born in 1929, the son of an itinerant Oklahoma oilman, Hazlewood made a small fortune as a songwriter and producer for Duane Eddy before Frank Sinatra cajoled him into relaunching his daughter Nancy's flatlining career. Thanks in part to Hazlewood's unorthodox vocal coaching ("Sing like a 14-year-old girl who fucks truck-drivers"), 1966's 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin' was a colossal hit, earning Hazlewood the lasting gratitude of Frank and a generous offer from Decca: his own label, no strings attached." The Guardian
Important note: He is usually referred to as "the original psychedelic cowboy"
8. YEBBA - October Sky
"Abbey Smith, best known known by her stage name Yebba, is an American Grammy-award-winning singer from West Memphis, Arkansas. She first found fame for her backing vocals on Chance the Rapper's SNL performance of the song 'Same Drugs' in 2016, and her debut single 'Evergreen' a year later. She has since collaborated with several big artists, including Sam Smith, Mark Ronson and Ed Sheeran. In 2017, Yebba was co-signed by Ed Sheeran's label. Sheeran had said that her song 'My Mind', written and performed about a week before her mother passed away, had made him cry." SmoothRadio
9. Francoise Hardy, Funky French League, Woody Braun - J’écoute de la musique saoule (Wood Braun Remix)
Genre: Pop, Cult French funk
"Françoise Hardy; born 17 January 1944, is a French singer and songwriter. Mainly known for singing melancholic sentimental ballads, Hardy has been an important figure in French pop music since her debut, spanning a career of more than fifty years with over thirty studio albums released" Wikipedia
"Funky French League is a Label and a crew of multi-generational DJs, producers and musicians. They promote the whole Funk spectrum by throwing parties, releasing mixes, remixes, re-edits, radio shows etc. More than a musical style, they promote a state of mind, partying with a good mix of people and genres." Groover
"Woody Braun is a french musician, composer, producer, DJ. He is the saxophonist, vocalist and songwriter of the French band 'Malka Family'. As a DJ, he is a member of the Funky French League playing in clubs and parties, as well as producing remixes. Under his moniker Max Braun, he has also composed music for films, commercials and TV shows like Saint Tropez (Marathon Productions)." Discogs
Buy their music here: https://funkyfrenchleague.bandcamp.com/
10. Aaron Childs - Tangerine
Genre: Soul, R&B
Aaron Childs is a LA-based upcoming soul artist. Appearing out of the blue and taking the music scene by storm. Childs has delivered and impressed, with his amazing sensual vocals. Childs is the son of the jazz pianist Billy Childs and a natural-born crooner, but his debut single for Godmode, “Tangerine,” doesn’t even indicate a smidgen of his father’s genre. It’s warm with mellow R&B guitar strums and a lilting tropical beat, a flirtatious first meeting. Pitchfork
Buy their music here: https://aaronchilds.bandcamp.com/
To make it easier for you to listen to all the music above and enjoy it, I have made a playlist on Spotify and a playlist on Youtube!
JUNE 2021 #SnaxPack Spotify Playlist; click here
JUNE 2021 #SnaxPack Youtube Playlist;click here
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There you have it my fellow music explorers!
My top 10 for June 2021.
(The order is completely random)
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