Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
Mona Vale – ‘Mercenary’
Following on from the success of last year’s string of impressive singles ‘Settle Down’, ‘Focal Point’ and ‘Too Late’, London-based producer Jamie Hoddle aka Mona Vale now kicks off his 2019 with his latest cut ‘Mercenary’. Taking the cinematic cues of artists such as Four Tet and Bonobo, and adding his own brand of forward-thinking production, this new release sees the beatmaker create a bold and captivating new addition to his growing cannon.
LOVER – ‘Starving’
With the impressive debut single ‘Eagle To The Prey’ gathering more than half a million streams since its release, Australian artist LOVER aka Oliver Kirby follows up his recent summer jam ‘Best Side’ with the equally enticing ‘Starving’. Lifted from his forthcoming debut EP, this new release sees the artist channel his much loved aesthetic of warm and inviting RnB-inspired lounge to create a smooth and groove-filled swoon that sees him follow in the footsteps of Jordan Rakei.
Price Park – ‘Rise’ ft. Joe Kosky
Since departing from his formative outfit Goldwolf, producer Tom Armstrong has quickly made a name for himself as Price Park, and with a wave of support already for his previous singles ‘Someone Else’ and ‘Fire’, he now returns with his latest offering ‘Rise’. Teaming up once again with Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Joe Kosky, the producer delivers a smooth and ethereal blend of trip-hop and soul influences to create this broad and atmospheric new release.
Edzod & Sinego – ‘Patience’
Having each made a solid name for themselves in the world of bass-filled EDM these last few years, producers Edzod & Sinego now team up to deliver the indie-fused stadium-stomper ‘Patience’. Taking cues from their own multicultural upbringings, ‘Patience’ mixes both the English and Spanish language against a backdrop of guitar-wielding pop-rock and thunderous production for this anthemic and head-rocking new thumper.
R.Lum.R – ‘Boys Should Never Cry’
After returning last month with his beautifully composed single ‘How This Feels’, neo-soul frontman R.Lum.R now returns with another luxuriously smooth croon ‘Boys Should Never Cry’. Lifted from his forthcoming sophomore full-length, this brief 2-minute release sees him blend his soulful vocals amongst a warm and inviting mixture of subtle guitars and beats to create this wonderfully emotional return.