It’s New Music Monday and today we’ve got a cracking array of tracks from the likes of Shame, Sea Girls and one of our favourite collabs of 2020, Enny featuring Jorja Smith.
Tune in to those and more below.
Bored At My Grandma’s House – Skin
Lifted from her forthcoming EP Sometimes I Forget You’re Human Too, Skin is the latest offering from 19-year-old Amber Strawbridge, otherwise known as Bored At My Grandma’s House.
Discussing the track, Amber explains: ‘Skin is about the ability to give yourself to someone physically but not emotionally,’ she explains. ‘It’s about the ending of relationships on your end, not because of the other person, or anything specific - but just because of your own inability to emotionally express yourself and be vulnerable with another human.’
Shame - Snow Day
South London’s own Shame have just released their third new single in as many months.
Singer Charlie Steen says of Snow Day: ‘[It’s] a song about love that is lost and the comfort and displeasure that comes after you close your eyes, fall into sleep, and are forced to confront yourself.'
Snow Day, which follows on from Alphabet and Water in the Well, will appear on the band’s upcoming album Drunk Tank Pink, which arrives on 15 January.
Sea Girls – This is the End
Sea Girls are drawing a big red line under 2020 the best way they know how. After three years and 29 releases since their debut single Call Me Out in June 2017, the band release their final track This Is The End.
The track is accompanied by the band's video filmed recently at London’s legendary O2 Brixton Academy on the day that they were due to play their biggest headline show there, now rescheduled for 15 October.
ENNY – Peng Black Girls Remix feat. Jorja Smith
South East Londoner ENNY has dropped a new remix of her anthemic track Peng Black Girls which, this time around, features British icon Jorja Smith.
Speaking on the remix, she says: ‘Everything about the remix coming together honestly feels like a divine hand. It was created in a slight state of panic during the first lockdown by Paya & Srigala but we all knew it was something special when we heard it. Then to have Jorja drop a cold verse and bring a whole new vibe to it. Madness! The remix song and vid all just reiterate again the culture of being ‘Black and British’ and living in it.’
Maddy Storm – The Art of Giving Up
Mancunian artist Maddy Storm recently dropped The Art of Giving Up, a boundary pushing track inspired, in part, by John Lennon.
‘The song is about knowing that you shouldn’t stay with someone or be somewhere because it’s comfortable, but also not wanting to rush the process of leaving,’ she explains. ‘It’s about the difficulties of adjusting to change.’
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