Video Premiere: GracieSouz – ‘Before, An Apparition’

Following the sweeping sounds of ‘Brian Cox’, and having been charming our ears for sometime as front woman of GIHE faves KIN, Grace Strickland de Souza – aka GracieSouz – has been establishing her reputation over the last few months, with over 200k streams on Spotify, and has now shared a poignant new single.

Propelled by a soaring, haunting majesty, ‘Before, An Apparition’ explores themes of memory, transient moments and perseverance with a glistening, emotion-strewn splendour. As pulsating beats build with an industrial, glitchy energy to a frenzied, cinematic climax, the stirring celestial grace of the vocals create a truly captivating shimmering allure. An exquisite slice of electro-driven brooding alt-pop, this latest offering showcases GracieSouz as an innovative artist on the rise.

‘Before, An Apparition’ is accompanied by a beautifully handcrafted new video offering a stirring visual highlighting the poignancy of the track’s lyrical content and the sweeping majesty of its unique soundscape. Watch the video, for the first time, here:

‘Before, An Apparition’ is out tomorrow 5th March, ahead of the release of GracieSouz’s upcoming EP Better In Space – pre-order here. The track is produced and with additional music by experimental electronic producer Alexander Comana (Miedo Total, Casi Wyn) and mixed and mastered by Nicholas Alexander (Battles, Dead Slow Hoot).

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Video Premiere: MALMØ – ‘The Way’ (feat. Eivør)

Following captivating singles such as ‘You’ and ‘We Come From The Stars’, Danish five piece MALMØ have now teamed up with acclaimed Faroese artist Eivør (Game of Thrones, God of War, The Last Kingdom) for latest offering ‘The Way’, and we’re happy to host the first watch of the accompanying brand new video.

Flowing with a haunting ethereal splendour, ‘The Way’ is a sweeping, majestic soundscape that builds with tribal beats and the soaring power of Maria Malmoe’s rich vocals. With shades of the other-worldly aura of Bjork, cinematic sounds are accompanied by eerily captivating visuals, resulting in an exquisite, impassioned offering oozing its own unique resplendent grandeur and raw emotion. Of the track, Maria explains:

“The Way is about getting lost in the woods and finding your way through the wild. Ancient voices and tribal drums echo in the deep. You want to run and run without knowing where you͛re headed. There it is, my way – curvy and unknown but mine to follow. I leap off on the first step.”

Directed by videographer Michelle Berg and choreographed by Laura Feline Ebbesen, watch the brand new video for ‘The Way’ here:

‘The Way’ is taken from MALMØ’s recently released debut album We Come From The Stars.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Video Premiere: MALMØ – ‘We Come From The Stars’

Following the success of her last single ‘You’, Danish artist Maria Malmø and her band – aka MALMØ – have now shared another captivating offering from their upcoming debut album.

The title track from the album, ‘We Come From The Stars’ is an exquisite, twinkling slice of alt-pop, showcasing everything there is to love about MALMØ. Flowing with Maria’s soulful, rich vocals, delicate, shimmering melodies and a sweeping ethereal splendour, it’s an utterly dreamy creation, oozing a resplendent, other-worldly magic.

Of the inspiration behind the track, Maria explains:

“We’re nature all the way through – although we often forget it because of all the layers and things we surround ourselves with. It gives me great peace and a sense of purpose to think that we actually consist of stardust: Nitrogen in our brains, chalk in our bones, iron in our veins, and carbon in our souls.”

Watch the new video for ‘We Come From The Stars’ here:

We Come From The Stars, the debut album from MALMØ, is out 4th May via Integrity Records.

Mari Lane
@marimindles

LISTEN: DIDI – ‘Fast And Furious’

Following GIHE favourites ‘Sorry’ and ‘Back Off’, ‘Fast And Furious’ is the fourth single from DIDI, aka producer Lauren Deakin Davies. Having received acclaim from the likes of BBC 6Music and Amazing Radio, DIDI has only been writing her own music since March last year, but is already making plenty of waves! 

Having wowed us with her sparkling, uptempo pop-punk live at one of our nights at The Finsbury last year, DIDI is an accomplished songwriter and producer, who showcases her impressive vocal range with this new offering. With its twinkling alt-pop melodies and soaring, emotion-strewn splendour, ‘Fast And Furious’ is an utterly infectious sonic delight.

Find out more about DIDI and her new single in this exclusive video:

And listen to the brand new single here:

 

‘Fast and Furious’ is being self released on 9th February. And catch DIDI live headlining The Finsbury in London on 6th February for Zoe Konez͛’s ‘Stop Look Listen’ event, and with her full band at The Workshop in Shoreditch on 15th March.

 

Mari Lane
@marimindles