Track Of The Day: Ishani – ‘Stormy Emotions’

Lamenting the transition from heartbreak in to a new phase of independence; Ishani‘s latest single ‘Stormy Emotions’ fuses trip-hop beats and industrial-pop in sublime style. Brooding, hypnotic and sensual; the single is a cathartic electronic outpouring of personal relief.

Born and raised in Bangalore in India, Ishani later obtained a degree in TV, Film & Radio in Singapore before moving to London to study Audio Engineering at Alchemea & Point Blank. Her music often centers around difficult themes – single ‘Don’t Stop The Fight’ explores the horrific social effects of rape, whilst ‘Dark Angel’ was inspired by the loss of two of her friends to suicide. Despite these traumatic contexts, Ishani’s music breeds an atmosphere of strength and independence, and ‘Stormy Emotions’ is another example of her ability to shine a light on a truly dark situation.

Speaking about the track, Ishani explains: “This song is about the death of a relationship and the overwhelming pain that can come with that. It is also however about moving into a new phase of life.” Ishani’s musical efforts have not gone un-noticed this year; she was made a BBC Introducing artist by Bobby Friction, and she continues to impress bloggers and radio hosts (including us) across the web. Listen to ‘Stormy Emotions’ below and follow Ishani on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington

LISTEN: RUEN – ‘Bad Behaviour’

If brooding pop-rock gems are your thing – wrap your ears around the debut single from Margate based producer-turned-artist Ruen. ‘Bad Behaviour’ is a slow-burning mix of sultry vocals and atmospheric guitar, which she penned after helping a friend out of a toxic relationship.

Ruen started her career behind the scenes helping other artists bring their visions to life. Working with the likes of Laura Marling, Bryde, Kimberly Anne, DIDI and Emma McGrath in some of the UK’s most iconic studios, she’s now decided to channel her production and engineering skills in to her own music.

“The song was inspired by being close to someone in an abusive relationship” says Ruen, when asked about why she wrote ‘Bad Behaviour’. “Witnessing the negative cycle of going back again, and again, after being repeatedly hurt. It’s as if they were becoming addicted to the abusers bad behaviour.” We admire Ruen’s efforts to create something pure from a toxic situation.

Listen to ‘Bad Behaviour’ below, and catch Ruen live at The Finsbury on July 3rd.

Follow Ruen on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington