The sun is shining, restrictions are lifting and we’re back once again with another New Music Monday. Things are finally looking up. This week we’ve got tracks from the likes of Lacuna Common, Mysie, Connie Constance, Foxgluvv and Black Midi.
Tune in below.
Lacuna Common – Window Pane
Four-piece Lacuna Common shared their new single Window Pane on Thursday last week. Speaking on the song, singer Alfie Frank explained: ‘It’s a song about the feeling of that ‘normal life’, cleaning your car on a Sunday, keeping up appearances with your neighbours, doing the same routine week in week out, dreaming about ways your life could be different. You can see it isn’t for you and that you don’t want to end up like everybody else. There’s also a sense of knowing that the likelihood of this happening is very high and that it’s not at all a bad thing. After all, there’s still something cool in finding the romance in going shopping and locking eyes with a beautiful girl/boy and wondering what would come if you spoke to each other.’
The Oxford band’s new EP It’s All Talk is out in May. Give the video for Window Pane a watch below.
Mysie - Keep Up With Your Heart
With a huge Ivor Novello win last year and a slew of bold, progressive singles under her belt already, Mysie has just announced her brand new EP Undertones.
The first cut to be shared from the new EP is Keep Up With Your Heart which balances languid, sunny guitar strings with a more sombre songwriting. ‘It’s about someone cheating on you’ explains Mysie. ‘It’s about letting go of a relationship and laying it all on the table.’
The EP will be released on 21 May via her new label home 70Hz, owned by her mentor, producer and now close collaborator Fraser T Smith.
Connie Constance – Electric Girl
Following the release of her The Butterfly Club EP last year, Connie Constance returns with new single Electric Girl.
‘Electric Girl was born and she got me through seasonal depression because she’s impenetrable, unstoppable and a powerhouse of energy!’ Constance explains. ‘She is our superhuman Mum, she’s endurance and power! Not an image of some societal perfection. There are no beauty standards that apply to this fierce force as she is a queen in her tracksuits and a star in her bedroom. She’s the drug with no come down. Serotonin but make it sexy. Electric girl is here to wake you the fuck up and get your dreams manifesting into realities.’
Foxgluvv – 1am
Foxgluvv is an unapologetically queer DIY pop artist who has created the perfect score for your late night party with her signature ‘hungover-pop’ sound. Blending the lyrics and aesthetics of modern left field pop music with her love of the '80s, Foxgluvv's music is packed with dreamy synths, lo-fi beats, camp and extravagance. 1am is certainly no exception. A certified disco-tinged banger from beginning to end, it’s a track that begs to be played to a crowd.
Black Midi – John L
London collective Black Midi dropped the visuals for their chaotic new track John L at the beginning of last week and it’s been burnt into our retinas ever since. Landing somewhere in between a fever dream and a choreographed scene from Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Black Midi have had the whole scene talking.
John L is the first track to come from new album Cavalcade which is due out on 28 May Rough Trade Records. We’re stocking up on Rescue Remedy in preparation.