Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
This week we have singles and videos from some of the best releases this week in folk, pop and indie-rock.
Left Boy – Kid
Hailing from Austria, Left Boy aka Ferdinand Sarnitz moved to New York City aged 18-years-old to study audio engineering at the Institute of Audio Research, whilst there he worked hard teaching himself how to create beats, lyrics and videos. Now based back in Vienna, Left Boy has built his reputation online, accumulating millions of plays on Soundcloud, Spotify and views on YouTube. New track ‘Kid’ is the third release taken from Left Boy’s second LP ‘Ferdinand’, unlike upbeat singles ‘Sweet Goodbye’ and ‘Father Of God’, ‘Kid’ is a poignant song that was written and recorded at a time when a friend of Left Boy sadly passed away, Left Boy sings “And I promise, I will never forget you, Never forget you, Always, In my heart”.
In My Days - “Invisible”
Indie-pop group, In My Days' latest single, "Invisible" is more than your typical, catchy pop track. A song full of longing and shrouded in the ambivalent feelings of self-doubt, "Invisible" tells the the story of overcoming. The song's accompanying music video is a fleetingly beautiful spectacle that paints an equally emotional visual for the track as it depicts a young woman, the protagonist, likely breaking free from memories trapped in time and ultimately coming to a place of liberation. "Invisible" is the first single from the group's upcoming debut album, Dream Out Loud, and it features .
Tors - “We Say No”
Following their sold-out U.K. tour with Tom Walker, Tors returns with their latest track, “We Say No.” As the second single and the melancholic gem from their upcoming EP, Wilder Days, “We Say No” comes packed with folk-inspired harmonies between the group’s blend of vocals and dynamic acoustic instrumentals which feature offbeat guitar riffs for effect. Released on 23rd March, Tors’ latest track suggests there is worth and light in the struggle of overcoming.
Sofia Härdig - “My Week”
Swedish singer-songwriter, Sofia Härdig recently released her third single, “My Week,” ahead of her LP Changing the Order. Sofia‘s latest track embodies the post-punk sound similar to that of The Cure and transforms it into a unique sound of her own. The track, on which Sofia’s commanding voice echoes over a thickly layered instrumentation of distorted guitar and electronica-inspired synthesizer, is best listened to with the volume up.
Streets Of Roya - “Prisoner”
Swiss born Michael Wespi is Streets of Roya. In the mysterious artist’s new single, “Prisoner,” he sings of fragility and a sense of inner-self over guitar melodies and percussion. Beautifully mixed into a mellow pop track brimming with emotion that is carried through Wespi’s delicate vocals, “Prisoner” was written and produced in the artist’s current city of Los Angeles.
Constine - “Die”
Swedish singer, songwriter, musician and producer, Constine has taken full control of her art from writing music to releasing it under her own label. Now, ahead of her forthcoming debut EP, Constine has released an acoustic music video for her track “Die.” A song about paradoxes—someone close, yet far away—“Die” uses the genuine beauty of the acoustic cello and soft percussion rhythms to elicit the raw emotion of being on the verge of losing oneself. The stunning black and white visuals in the acoustic music video perfectly compliment the track while visually capturing the mood.
NEWMEN - “Delay”
German alternative band, NEWMEN release their newest single, “Delay” ahead of their upcoming album, Soft Ware. “Delay” examines the emotional reciprocation in a state of euphoria. A song with a sonic atmosphere constructed of synthesizers and shifting layers of electronic instruments, NEWMEN’s “Delay” achieves complexity while still getting straight to the point.
Brynäs - “Timmermansgatan”
Swedish pop duo, Brynäs releases their new aurally trippy electronic-pop track, “Timmermansgatan.” Inspired by a sense of loss after having lost their grandmother, “Timmermansgatan” is Brynäs turning inward, recovering fragments of fleeting memories and rediscovering lost landscapes of their homeland. The song’s title comes from the name of a street in the city of Gavle. Released early April, Brynäs’ “Timmermansgatan” provides an interesting although refreshing sonic experience.