James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart (Album)

James Blake’s new album was released just before World Mental Health Day, which certainly wasn’t a coincidence. As pointed out by James’ interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music. Friends That Break Your Heart explores troubled relationships as well as James’ mental health. The title track is probably as close Continue Reading

Scruffpuppie – paint (Video)

LA-based lo-fi emo artist JJ Shurbet, who records as Scruffpuppie, shares their emotive new single “paint”. The introspective, piano led ballad explores Scruffpuppie’s troubled relationship with drugs. “My relationship with drugs was so one-sided,” Scruffpuppie reflects. The 20 year-old adds, “they controlled the other relationships I had in my life.” Continue Reading

Lou Roy – Valkyrie

LA-based singer-songwriter Lou Roy is defiant on her new single “Valkyrie”. On it she calls on the Valkyrie whom she describes as, “female figures in Norse mythology who ride horses through the sky with big, long swords and are very sick.” “It was called “water bottle birthday beat” for months,” Continue Reading