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’

A brooding pop-rock gems,  Margate based producer-turned-artist Ruen has shared her debut single ‘Bad Behaviour’. The track is a slow-burning mix of sultry vocals and atmospheric guitars, 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, she’s now decided to channel her production and engineering skills into her own music.

“The song was inspired by being close to someone in an abusive relationship,” explains Ruen about her new single. “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.”

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

Follow Ruen on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington