A mixture of R&B, electro-pop and wonky-pop, there’s a good balance of genres and styles on this week’s What’s Good.
Hannah Lucia – Sorry for the Mistakes
A rising star on the UK’s underground R&B scene, Hannah Lucia shares a reworking of her 2015 song ‘Sorry for the Mistakes’. Originally a moody and brooding indie-tinged song, Hannah Lucia has adapted ‘Sorry for the Mistakes’ into a fully charged, sophisticated slice of sublime R&B, perfect for fans of Jorja Smith or Ella Eyre. With a sneer that comes racing out of her vocals, the London artist lays her flaws down on a bed of razor-sharp spikes, towering over with her unbreakable attitude and sense of cool.
ÄTNA – Made By Desire
Taken from their debut LP of the same name, out February 14th, German duo ÄTNA deliver soaring glitter-pop on ‘Made By Desire’. Taking influence from acts such as Purity Ring or Christine & the Queens; ÄTNA’s style of pop music is floating around the avant-garde, with a nod to late ’00s indie, and tropical pop. ‘Made By Desire’ and its minimalistic style saunters around euro-centric pop music, utilising the eccentric nature of the mainland to create something altogether different and bold.
Victor Solf – Hero
The former HER frontman Victor Solf is dropping his debut EP at the end of this month, with ‘Hero’ the most recent single taken from it. The French artist has always carried an impeccable sense of style across his music, as both a solo artist and formally with HER. On ‘Hero’, Solf’s standards are as high as ever, championing minimal electro fused with R&B rhythms; as the Frenchman delivers yet another high calibre track.
Girlatones – Get To The End
Wonky-pop/rock from Melbourne’s Girlatones next, and their delightfully chilled out track, ‘Get To The End’. Drawn out slacker-pop has never sounded so relaxed, especially through the ’70s gaze that Girlatones project ‘Get To The End’ through. Sounding like early Perfume Genius with a dose of psych and chill-rock, Girlatones deliver a lusciously smooth piece of ‘wonky-pop’.
Jany Green – Call My Parents
Hailing from Anchorage in Alaska, Jany Green delivers slick Americana, balanced out with hip-hop elements on ‘Call My Parents’. An undeniably cool track, Jany Green depicts becoming completely enveloped in someone that the urge to ‘Call My Parents’ arises; played out with rapid kicking Americana brass, gliding to the rhythm of R&B styled hip-hop. Effortless in its execution, ‘Call My Parents’ is a total banger and a perfect reminder of the joy that comes with Summer.