LISTEN: Blonde Maze – ‘Fade Into You’

Following last year’s ‘To The Moon’ and ‘Not All Flowers Bloom’, GIHE fave Blonde Maze has now shared an exquisite rendition of a Mazzy Star classic.

Oozing all the poignant, rich emotion of the original, Blonde Maze’s ‘Fade Into You’ adds her own unique blend of soaring electronics and uplifting chiming beats to create a truly stirring offering steeped in a euphoric, ethereal splendour. With its soothing, shimmering grace, it’s another blissfully cathartic creation from Blonde Maze, showcasing her ability to take an already beautiful track and transform it into something that is completely, undeniably, and majestically, her own.

Listen now on Spotify:

 

Mari Lane
@marimindles

Track Of The Day: BABii – ‘Beast’

In her new dreamy electro single ‘Beast’, Margate-based artist and producer BABii arranges a harmonious meeting spot where stretched synths and longing lyrics dance in the air. With a tasteful distance between sounds, BABii’s production footprint is minimalistic and distinctive – painting a rather vast soundscape within a lo-fi/bedroom-pop context.

Creating the ideal quirky bedroom palette, and then expanding upon that so elegantly seems quite natural to BABii as she resembles experimental artists like FKA Twigs and Clairo. Her eerie bass that tiptoes beneath the mix sets the temperature in which the emotionally icy song sits. Building from the song’s start, the instruments seem to slowly gather and linger to then hit hard as ever in BABii’s in-your-face chorus. Polyrhythmic relationships between the song’s vocal melodies and instrumentals make for a fascinating and emotive evolution of the ‘Beast’. This bubbling sonic space mirrors the yearning feelings BABii suggests in her lyrics discussing distance and its push and pull side effects.

Being in “the belly of the beast” is emotionally confrontational and cathartic as BABii’s ‘Beast’ unravels and brings light to its true narrative. 

 

iii, the upcoming new EP from BABii, is out 27th March. Catch her live this week:

4th March – London, Lafayette supporting Grouplove
5th March – Newcastle, Cobalt

Jillian Goyeau
@jillybxxn

Photo Credit: Daisy Warne and Gus Sharpe

Track Of The Day: Farao – ‘The Ghost Ship’

“It’s about losing a sense of direction, your fate being driven by something out of your control,” explains Farao about her latest single ‘The Ghost Ship’. With her floaty electronic sounds and magnetic beats, it’s easy to get lost in the multi-instrumentalist’s brand new track.

Originally from Norway but now based in Berlin, Farao has recently signed to Western Vinyl and is currently working on a new album, with more details to be released soon. “‘The Ghost Ship’ is about seeing the end of a relationship as an empty vessel, floating endlessly and eternally into nothingness,” Farao continues. Despite the sad context, the single is a hopeful, upbeat offering.

Listen to the track below and follow Farao on Facebook for more updates.

Photo credit: Kevin Bourland

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut