Track of the week. The incredible gift with Francis Novotny is you never know what to expect from his releases. This is a richly pulsating track with light synth and a throwback to 90’s RnB.
Swedish hip hop and pop. that manages to sound like an absolute banger while also carrying a chill vibe.
“Ride My Bike’ is based off of a day that I was buzzing with stress and anxiety. I left my phone at home and ran away, hopping on a Citi Bike and riding with full force through Central Park and all across Manhattan. When I finally got home, my parents were furious, claiming that they had called all my friends and were worried sick. I’ve become a bit more considerate about my bike rides, but they remain one of my most sacred activities. When I bike, I feel truly alive. Spinning up and down the hills of Central Park and weaving down the avenues through Manhattan (which is dangerous! I don’t condone – please wear a helmet!) are the moments that bring me sanity. This song captures the sacredness of the freedom that comes from hitting a runner’s high. Please remember to go outside and break a sweat– it’ll remind you that you are so incredibly alive and breathing.”
Raw indie pop from Manchester.
“These fantasies were sparked from years of being picked on and desperately wanting to fit in. When I realized the effect that suppressed memories had on me, I started confronting everything I went through until I realized what I really want.. I realized fantasies about money, girls and luxury are fun to think about but in reality those things don’t make you happy. All I want is some happiness and a little bit of pain to know what’s real.”
The number of new artists who so easily take the norm and turn it completely upside down in the world of hip hop is so few and far between. The introduction of this (completely bonkers) kid is a breath of fresh air.