Hit of The Week: Stromae “L’Enfer”

Stromae has returned with another hotly anticipated single, “L’Enfer,” a piano-backed song in which Stromae dives into his past traumas, revealing a battle with depression and suicidal thoughts.

Last month, the Belgian pop star revealed that he will be releasing his third studio album Multitude on March 4, 2022 on Darkroom/Interscope Records.

Music by Bergman: Dead Poet Society 

LA quartet Dead Poet Society deliver some captivating pop-rock highs on -!- but, as that abstract album title portends, they have little interest in providing listeners an easy way in. Sporting a band name sort-of taken from the Academy Award-winning 1989 teen drama that saw Robin Williams’ inspirational Vermont teacher preaching nonconformity through poetry, their history as college friends from back in Boston remains apparent. Where previous releases like provocatively-titled 2014 single Sinn Féin and 2015 EP Axiom bulged with the aggression and gang-vocal-infused Celtic bravado of Massachusetts, however, these 16 tracks unfurl with the enforced self-reflection and cutting modernity of life back on the West Coast.

Best Covers: American Football “Fade Into You”

American Football are back with two new singles, “Rare Symmetry” and a cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” featuring Miya Folick on guest vocals. These will be the last two recordings American Football do with founding member and drummer/trumpeter Steve Lamos, who announced that he was leaving the band earlier this year after two decades.

Introducing…Fred again..

South London producer Fred Gibson, aka Fred again.. became the sound of the past, present and future during lockdown. Tracks burst through the fog, drenched in nostalgia and brimming with hope for the future. His sound struck a chord with a generation who felt they had had precious years of their youth stolen from them.

 Music, at its core, is a reflection of the artist. And nowhere does that sentiment ring more true than in the works of British auteur Fred Again. Taking a unique dairyesque approach to electronic music, the British artist and producer crafts sonic collages that double as snapshots into his life and distinctively human club music. It’s this intoxicating cocktail of far-ranging emotions and euphoric dance music that comes to life in his sophomore album, Actual Life 2 

4Ever Songs: Fleetwood Mac ‘Dreams’

In 1976, hidden behind lush Victorian drapes, atop a black velvet bed in the back studio of Sausalito’s Record Plant, a devastated Stevie Nicks sat alone at a Fender Rhodes piano. The master lyricist, beloved as a folk-rock matriarch, spilled her heartache into “Dreams.” The classic track became one of four US Top 10 singles from Fleetwood Mac’s eleventh studio album, Rumours

The hit record was excruciatingly revealing. The masterful collection elevated the influential rock quintet to the iconic group whose music would forever mark the evolution of folk. While Rumours climbed charts in 1977, the walls were crumbling around them. 

The muses of La Musa: Adele

Adele is a British singer-songwriter and best-selling musical artist born in London, England. Known for her powerful vocals and emotional ballads, she is internationally recognized as one of the most popular performers of her generation – with over 120 million record sales worldwide.

The British singer released her anticipated fourth album 30, which she has described as her “ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life.”

For 30, which was delayed due to the pandemic, the Grammy-winning singer reunites with 25 co-writers and producers Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Tobias Jesso Jr. and Shellback, with Oscar-winning Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson among album collaborators.

Divus Julius presents: Dry Cleaning

Dry Cleaning are a 4-piece from South London channeling post-punk and new wave pop with a side order of low slung Americana. They have announced their full-length debut, New Long Leg, out via 4AD on April 2nd.

Last spring, Dry Cleaning capitalized on the buzz generated by their brilliantly offbeat 2019 EPs Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks and Sweet Princess with a tour of U.S. clubs that was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. Afterward, they went home to the U.K. and got to work on their first full album, with longtime PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish in the producer’s chair.

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