Heard any good new songs recently? We have, thanks for asking — and one of them's the one we're writing about on this page of the internet.

The story so far:

  • Jake Alder has pre­vi­ously done more tropical-type stuff but 'Chasin' Time' finds him moving in a more soph­ist­ic­ated direction. ('Horizon' from a couple of months ago was good too, actually.)
  • Finland-based, Tokyo-born singer LKA is def­in­itely worth getting to know — flick through her SoundCloud and there's LOADS of promise in her songs, so that's quite exciting.

LKA has said some quite inter­est­ing things about luxurious pens­ive­banger 'Chasin' Time', including but not limited to:

I've always been a dreamer. Throughout my life I've had the oppor­tun­ity to col­lab­or­ate artist­ic­ally with a wide scale of talented indi­vidu­als. The only problem was that slowly, but surely, I began to listen to what everyone else was saying and didn't take any time to think about how I wanted to present my art. I was told what my sound was, what kind of lyrics I should write and what kind of clothes I should wear, etc. For a while, I wanted to blame others. However, now as I look back, I realise that the only person I can blame for the mistakes that I have made is myself. I was the one who was actually holding myself back. I could have, so many times, gone with my gut, but I didn't. I don't regret a single exper­i­ence that I have been through, because I believe that every moment along the way has been a valuable lesson for what lies ahead. We should all take a long, hard look in the mirror before we try to find the fault in others. Now, as I have processed a lot of what I have been through so far, I feel like I'm at a point where I am done "chasin' time gone by", and instead, I want to take one step at a time towards whatever is next."

It's always good when popstars sort things out in their heads, isn't it? It means they can get on with what they're good at rather than having DARK THOUGHTS knocking around and getting in the way of things. That said good pop often comes from bad thoughts so it's tricky isn't it.

You can keep up with Jake on his Twitter and LKA on hers, if you fancy. (LKA will probably have a Tove Lo-level banger or two before the end of the year.)