A perplexing blend of modern dnb with influences of the orients.
Mahmood - Soldi
Chart Position: #3 in Italy
A flavourful vocal flow with smooth depths and gorgeous highs which take centre stage. The beat is simple and sturdy. There are nice textural instrument elements, most notably the lovely cultural strings. The lyrics speak of betrayal and ask if it was just all about the “soldi”, the money. This song will be Italy’s entry for Eurovision song Contest 2019.
Zedd & Katy Perry - 365
Chart Position: #2 in Mauritius
An ultra futuristic, electronic beat enters giving a monotonous or robotic feel. This is clashed with a slightly shrill vocal tone, baring a nervous feeling, a guard held up. A warm air seeps in as she too begins to embrace the love inside of her. I want to just et go. It turns into this wonderful blossoming romance in the chorus with an equally charming production.
Alyosha - Горда (Gorda)
Chart Position: #3 in Ukraine
A sexy, striking voice pierces through setting your heart racing with the dark beat. A rock guitar makes its introduction adding fuel to the fire and creating a thrilling energy. Her vocals rise in passion and drama. Don’t leave me, she pleads. The lyrics tell a story of disoriented love, hopes tainted by pain, kisses met by cold silence.
Being a big, big lover of quality electronic music, I was highly tickled by this release and ever more so being that it can be bought on vinyl.