Notes on this week's new releases:
- COY bill themselves as a "Swedish music project" (already amazing) who make "pop music for the dancefloors" (double-amazing) and bonded over a shared passion for "music, manga and beautiful fishes" (IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN FISHES). Promises features Soren von Malmborg, who is a man, so presumably the vocals are from one of the band. No idea. Anyway, Promises is a huge dramatic pop moment with a great Daft Punk-esque middle eight and the artwork's a literal carp.
- Spotify sort of lists Love Regenerator as featuring Calvin Harris, except Love Generator is Calvin Harris, while the song's credits list him as Adam Wiles. We live in confusing times and this is NOT helping.
- As discussed the other day, the new L Devine is brilliant.
- I haven't really known how to broach this topic with you in the past but I suppose today's as good a day as any: I quite like Twin Atlantic.
- Emmi Elliott's Worst Of You is very enjoyable but it's hard to tell from the artwork whether she's tossing or catching the tangerine. (I mean, is it even a tangerine? Could it be a satsuma?) While I increasingly find myself supporting the notion that artists should express themselves however they see fit I don't think this sort of ambiguity is wise. What do you think, toss or catch?
- There is a really good bit in the Tom Grennan single.
- Colton Dixon's Miracles is great in a Bieber-does-Eurovision kind of way.
- There's so much good stuff this week! La Roux, Kali Uchis, Tensnake covering The Pointer Sisters (??), mxmtoon knocking out her best song yet… There's a lot going on.