Every week, Music News and Liberty Music look at the best new releases from emerging and self-releasing artists.
David Ellis – ‘Misty Heights’
To celebrate the release of his highly anticipated debut album ‘Misty Heights’, singer and songwriter David Ellis has now unveiled the new video to the record’s title-track. With his signature, self-described “pagan rock” sound, the visuals to this lofty and otherworldly release see the artist taking to nature beneath a beautifully red sky, highlighting the whimsy and organic feel of this fast-rising talent.
Theo Bard – ‘Forget’
After first introducing himself with his wonderfully composed debut EP ‘You Give’ in 2015, producer Theo Bard has spent the subsequent years pushing his sound to the edges of electronic experimentation as he now returns with the beautifully spiritual ‘Forget’. With its eerie synths and melancholic lyrics, this new offering cements the beatmaker as one of the most proficient and awe-inspiring artists working today.
HAZLETT – ‘Suncats’
Describing himself as an over-thinker and his own therapist, Australian singer and songwriter HAZLETT returns to put his over-worked brain to task on his latest offering ‘Suncats’. With his previous releases ‘Fireworks’ and ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ leading to comparisons to the likes of Ben Howard and Vance Joy, this new cut sees the artist fill his latest single with a warm and joyous atmosphere, leading him to a more rejuvenated light.
Ronke – ‘This Waterfall Is Love’
Growing up with a love of dance from a very young age, South London-based artist Ronke has always looked for the parallels between music and dance as she now introduces herself with the breath-taking debut single ‘This Waterfall Is Love’. Channelling the smooth and soulful tones of artists like Tracy Chapman and Lauryn Hill, she looks to blend those sombre harmonies with a bold and percussive production, leading to a wonderfully broad new release.
LIONLION – ‘Language’
With their heavily praised debut album ‘The Atlas Idea’ cementing them as one of Germany’s favourite new bands, LIONLION now look to continue their ascent as they return with their latest single ‘Language’, Lifted from their follow-up EP, which is due out later this year, the band look to give the irreverent sound of art-rock a more commercial edge, giving this new jam a distinctly Django Django or Franz Ferdinand-style edge.