Today is August 7 which means it’s time for a fresh batch of Seersha‘s Seven. Each week I (Seersha) create a playlist of 7 new songs via my #musicmondayz Soundcloud playlist, and once a month I compile my favorite tracks from the past 4 weeks to share here at Libro Musica. This month features a spectrum of pop from retro to indie to dream plus future sounds from France. Hope you dig!
Rosi Golan – Underneath
Maybe I’ve been watching too much GLOW (ok, scratch the maybe) but I’m totally into anything tinged with retro feels lately. The driving bass and low-key 80s drum sounds on this track hit the spot. Not to mention Golan’s understated yet earnest vocal. Love the synth-like vocal harmonies in that bridge breakdown and fadeout.
KAYE – Cheshire Kitten
Women like KAYE fuel my fire when it comes to music. I first discovered her when she opened up about being an Asian-American rock musician to NPR and I just wish I had found her earlier. Cheshire Kitten is a groovy rock anthem about being who you are and I’m in love.
Anna Straker – Ignite Me
Some songs completely transport you, and Ignite Me is one of them. I feel immersed in the night scene Straker describes and the feel of the song is both gritty and polished. The 90s-esque production and lovely touches like the iMessage sound and ad libs are brilliant.
ayo river – Porcelain
So I admittedly found ayo river via Instagram. The animated cover for Porcelain caught my eye so I listened. I’m not sure what I expected but this bonafide indie gem was a welcome departure from what I’m used to hearing in the ATL-scene. Lead singer Weston Taylor expertly wields his voice to create a melancholy-tinged narrative and the production is lush yet skillfully restrained. Very pumped for their record, Failed State, out later this month (August 22).
GEMS. – You In My Dream Pt. 1
GEMS. has been and remains an influence in my own writing and production and I love the continued evolution of their sound. This hazy dream pop tune is singular and familiar at the same time. Obsessed with those layered vocals and subtle hi-hats tucked in the background.
Skela – HELLA
I mean, you look at this record cover, with the high-waisted shorts and bright red rose and you know you’re gonna get some retro-tinged vibes. Normally I wouldn’t be into the affected-vocal thing, but I think it works for Skela and brings the sound into the present. An all-around, fun end-of-summer song.