Track of the week. The most sublime piece of chill pop I have had the pleasure of experiencing for a while. This kid has delivered a beautiful sound effortlessly.
“The meaning behind ‘Cherry Wine’ is super personal. I wrote about what life looked like before I was dating the girl I love. Before we started dating I was crazy about her (at the age of 14 haha that’s crazy to say) but didn’t know if she felt the same. I wanted to capture what that time of my life felt like. ‘Cherry Wine’ is most definitely a love song, and in the end it all worked out. I’m happy I’m able to share this moment in time. It’s a really special song.”
Track of the week. A song that feels definitive of the times we live in now, and on a personal level really gave me something to think about. Lyrics aside, the track balances gentle beats with a subtle sense of tension. Quite a beautiful piece.
“Often I feel like an outcast but then I feel like most of my peers feel like outcasts as well. I always thought that being young means being hopeful and full of ideas and energy. And I still believe that, but somehow the reasons to be hopeful get less and less.”
Track of the week. While there’s been a resurgence of 90’s techno and rave sounds lately, the balance of playing with the past and taking it to the future has not always been great. This though… Damn. It’s electro pop with a ruthless beat structure. Something that takes you hostage and demands your attention. And I am living for it. For a while it’s felt like the innovation from Swedish pop was slowing down – COBRAH might have just changed that.
Track of the week. I remember listening to Amy Winehouse for the first time and thinking her lyrics were so arresting, so forward, that you just can’t help but be totally hooked. While Izzy Camina delivers a soft, bedroom pop vibe, the lyrics are really something to behold.
Track of the week. This is actually a pretty brave track to release for someone who’s become one of the biggest global talents. A minimal, fragile and subtle production that doesn’t scream for attention… Just a raw, delicate love song.