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Groover Playlist 47 | Prime Numbers

Meet Gaume, Priss, Ivaanyh, Ra-Syn and the rest of the today's new artists.

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Gaume is the man you love to hate, Priss ushers you into the night, Ivaanyh will not be taken in vain and more in today’s submissions from Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. You can (and should) subscribe to my Tinnitist Groover Top 100 playlist HERE, or you can listen to it via the widget at the lower right of every page on this site. If you want to be in an upcoming playlist, click the link just below the widget or go HERE. But first, check out today’s prime numbers.

 


Gaume | Haters Gonna Hate Me

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “An essential member of the French rock scene From Nantes, Gaume is back with Call It What You Want, an album iridescent with flashes of pop and folk that the man has willingly left to simmer so as to filter a sap of the best taste. Says Gaume: “This track sweats angriness, frustration, bitterness … It obviously refers to haters on social media outlets that sometimes become free hate spillways. A modern evil.”


Priss | Le Soir

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “My name is Priss. I make pop music influenced by hip-hop, bossa, rock and Chanson. My style is characterized by an extensive use of percussion, a mix between real instruments and synthesizers, and vocal backups particularly present and integrated into the rhythm. Le Soir is the first release from my upcoming EP Fantasma.”


Ivaanyh | In Vain

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Soul-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:In Vain is an urban pop title. Ivaanyh wrote and composed this single in French herself, marked by an English touch.”


Ra-Syn | Rigoler

HOME BASE: Cameroon.
GENRE: Hip-Hop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Ra-Syn is a leading artist of the Cameroonian hip-hop scene. His music is an invitation to the meeting of different universes. Rigoler is a point of view on certain areas of politics, where it is increasingly about self-expression and the retention of power. The rapper also questions the French system of domination that is still in place today, from Cameroon to Togo, from the Congo to the Ivory Coast, through the famous “colonial pact” inherited from Charles De Gaulle.”


Metò | Arvida

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Indie-Folk.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Metò is a Quebec City multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer who moves through a multitude of tones and textures in his compositions. From his bedroom and a friend’s basement, he organically sewed a tunic of sound to produce his first EP Alstroemeria. The first single Arvida arouses a melancholic joy, a past that is reborn in the dreams of the present, a place that we carry around in spite of all odds. It is a track filled with serenity where the acoustic simplicity of the guitar transports sumptuous sound arrangements to a great ending. This piece was produced in the very heart of itself.”


Thaïs | Sushi Solitude

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Electro-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Montreal singer-songwriter and performer Thaïs explores the sounds of French pop music, soaring and sparkling. With her soft and controlled voice, she sings the melancholy, the loneliness and the amorous disorders that often inspire her. His influences are diverse, ranging from Emily Haines to Malajube and Serge Gainsbourg. The delicate arrangements of an electric guitar accompany it, while keeping its indie signature on a powerful electro instrumental.”


Emmanuel Della Torre | Elle Continue Ma Route

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Subtle trapper of the soul, Emmanuel Della Torre brings us furs of the sweetest memories, fleeces of the worst moments, from his inner traces of treasures. Elle Continue Ma Route is a folk song with harmonica — mainly acoustic guitars, dobro n’ slide and percussion. Like a cartoon strip, its heroine walks us around on horseback on the arid tracks of an imaginary wild west: “I get bored like Buffalo but I manage like Geronimo. I feel the heat of the vice which tightens at the gates of the desert.”


Kinson | Child of Child

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Synth-Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “We are Kinson, a four-piece alternative band from Ireland, Germany, and the USA. We were collaborating from afar before it was Covid-approved. Stream-of-consciousness lyrics, beat-driven, bold and textural are the kind of words we like to use to describe our own music. “There is more to know than can be known” opines singer Brookln Dekker on the opening of Child of Child, yet he affirms “There is no more glow than that of hope.” A song brimming with darkness but also with hope. An irrepressible rhythm section pushes back against dark string samples.The tension of hope in a dark time. Kinson tackle these current and complicated emotions with a starkness that demands a response from listeners.”


Irene Conti | The World In Front Of Me

HOME BASE: Italy.
GENRE: Folk.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Irene spent most of her life performing as a classical guitarist. After her debut as a singer for an MTV show, she started singing in small rock bands and developing her songwriting skills, influenced by the likes of Katie Melua, Rufus Wainwright and James Taylor. Her new EP The World in Front of Me arrives Oct. 30. Irene’s video for the title cut was filmed in a melancholic Victorian house in North London and offers a retrospective view of a life lived behind a window. “Having written it over a year ago, it just wasn’t meant to be a song about life during the lockdown,” said Irene. But its meaning is terribly close to what is happening right now to many of us: that feeling of living their own life as a spectator, unable to act and become its main character. The result is a nostalgic-sounding video that could have been shot for a Hollywood film from the 1960s.”


Poundo | O Wasso Wara

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Hop-Hop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Poundo Gomis is an African Parisian living and loving New York. She has worked with top directors and choreographers in Europe, was a featured dancer in the Broadway hit Fela! and has since worked with Alicia Keys, Sting, Bill T. Jones, Spike Lee, The Roots and the Cirque du Soleil. Sharp, multicultural and multi-faceted, Poundo works on the cutting edge, continually developing her craft. Poundo is finishing up her debut EP set to launch Nov. 27. “I feel like a Swiss knife as I produce, compose, write my tracks as well as I direct and style my music videos. My music is a blend of Trap, Pop, Hip Hop and Mandingue music. O Wasso Wara and means A Beautiful Soul in Mandjak (Guinée-Bissau). It is an ode for girls and women. I wrote and produced this track between New York, Paris and Conakry. I sing in English and Mandjak because I couldn’t do it a different way.”


Va2s | Vie

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Me first single Entitled Vid (Life) is accompanied by a clip highlighting the manga samuraÏ Champloo.”


Tchami | Praise (ft. Gunnna)

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: EDM.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Paris DJ and producer Tchami has joined forces with Georgia rapper Gunna on new single Praise, from his debut album Year Zero. A club-ready house groover, Praise pairs the most infectious of basslines with Gunna’s slick Vocoder vocals — a no-frills combination destined to tear up any dance floor. It marks the French artist’s sixth single of the new decade.”


The Day | We Killed Our Hearts

HOME BASE: Netherlands.
GENRE: Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Laura Loeters and Gregor Sonnenberg are used to being on the road permanently with their band The Day — to travel, stay in motion, to work together from constantly changing points. The Day have released two EPs by themselves and have formulated their own version of melancholic pop music — intimate without being intruding and speaking with an inner calmness.”


Flore Laurentienne | Fleuve No. 1

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Classical.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Imagine taking a Living Strings Collection vinyl or a vintage Technicolor film soundtrack and adding the imagery of a spring in full bloom with the softest, most pastel paint. The marriage between Flore Laurentienne’s score-like string orchestrations along with analog synthesizers is an ingenious mix of familiar ’50s and ’60s sounds.”


Lorenzo Meo | Erkki-Sven Tüür Piano Sonata (3rd Movement)

HOME BASE: Italian.
GENRE: Classical.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m an Italian classical pianist currently based in Zurich. I usually play music from classical and romantic repertoire, but I’m also interested in promoting little known contemporary music works. I’m submitting a track from my album The E.P.M. Project, dedicated to Estonian composers Jaan Rääts and Erkki-Sven Tüür. The featured track is the third movement of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Piano Sonata.


Deano | Not Around

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Folk.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Deano is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in Somerset. Inspired by the natural world and his life experiences, he explores the importance of family, people, all living beings and how these relationships have shaped him and his outlook on life. Deano writes, records and produces all of his own music in his home studio. “Not Around is the second of my stripped-back acoustic releases. Not Around is quite simply expressing the feeling of grieving someone’s life (in my case my father’s) when they are still alive, almost as much as after their death.”


O.Z. | Un Poco

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: World-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Young Québécois-Cuban rapper O.Z. presents Un Poco. Already at 19, O.Z. is establishing himself as one of the talents to watch and promises many surprises!”


Dynah | Origami

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Five letters for a baptism: Dynah, new tailor-made pop costume for the musician Melody LinhartDynah adopts a new way of writing, urgently, without make-up. She seeks simplicity — to write a moment of song as precisely as a scene from a movie, weaving adornment for a character, placing unexpected words in lyrics. “Pop is a pretext for talk about love and sensuality.” Fragility, dreams, pleasures, motherhood, Dynah explores pop as well as life, and confronts with delight his texts electronic sounds. Electro gives it momentum, the stage will be its takeoff.”


Boorook | Where Do I Go

HOME BASE: Australia.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Boorook is an Indigenous Aboriginal First Nations artist of Australia. Where Do I Go is a song about feeling lost and not knowing where to go & where to turn. It very much resonates in the here & now with the uncertainties in the world.”


Maria Chiara Argirò | Flow

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Jazz.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Maria Chiara Argirò is an Italian pianist, keyboard player and composer living in London. Argirò’s unique sound and departure from the traditional jazz idiom are beautifully reflected in her work. Her most recent album Hidden Seas sees her turning to synths and electronics and the introduction of lyrics, with Leïla Martial on vocals. “Flow is a dark and contemplative modern jazz instrumental — opening with strong piano chords and a smooth guitar melody, the piece quickly gathers pace with dynamic solos and vibrant interplay with Alfa Mist guitarist Jamie Leeming. It showcases the dynamic & diverse state of the U.K. jazz scene.”



Trevor Gerard | Osaka End (Mono No Aware)

HOME BASE: Australia.
GENRE: Folk.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Trevor Gerard is a singer-songwriter from Perth, Western Australia. He has previously written, produced and performed music as a member of electronic indie outfit Our Man in Berlin. 2020 sees Gerard embark on a solo music project. “Osaka End (Mono No Aware) was inspired by my travels in Japan. Mono No Aware is a Japanese concept that nothing is permanent, and within this impermanence, exists a treasured beauty in the transience and fragility of all things, something I’ve reflected closely on in very uncertain times.”


The Wivez | Take You Higher

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Vancouver garage indie-pop misfits The Wivez release their ninth single Take You Higher, a succinct package of fun and optimism that will put a smile back on your face!”


Tommy Champion | Again & Again

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “At 6’9”, Tommy Champion commands presence both on the stage as a frontman, and in the studio as an artist and producer. He plays bass, guitar, keys, and sings. Tommy’s musical style is a combination of singer-songwriter, baroque/chamber rock, and all things psychedelic, a beautiful mix of ballads and epics. Drawing diverse sounds from the second half of the 20th century, Again & Again is an atmospheric post-noir that is as much cocktail music as it is lofi/hifi indie-rock. Employing instruments ranging from 12 string guitar, Mellotron, vintage synthesizer and even string and brass, Again & Again considers the ways in which past relationships seep into our dreams, both waking and sleeping.”


Bea Box | Fashion Victim

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Many musicians claim to be inspired by art and cultures from all over the world, but the influences and talents of Canadian artist Joannie Labelle are truly as diverse as they are impressive. Her mastery of different percussions, coupled with her unique voice and an impressive handling of electronics, make her love for Björk’s music tangible. Labelle, who speaks four languages ​​fluently, combines her talents into a unique project Bea Box. “Fashion Victim is the third single from my EP to come on Oct. 30. Fashion Victim is a cover, my tribute to Jean Leloup, singer-songwriter from Quebec, and all the inspiration he gave me. Having always loved this song, I thought a modern, electronic version would be very nice. This piece was created in a small tent in the countryside, surrounded by nature, inspired by the movement of the leaves carried by a gentle summer wind.”


Farris | Rocket Blaster

HOME BASE: Netherlands.
GENRE: Rock.
THE BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Singer-songwriter Kathleen Farris formed Farris in the Netherlands in 2011. She first fine-tuned her craft of lyrical storytelling through writing poetry and absorbing the country influences of her Texas upbringing. She left Texas after high school and has since lived in D.C., Kenya, Mali, Portugal, England and France before landing in the Netherlands. Farris is an alternative rock band which delivers energetic, radio-ready songs. Rocket Blaster is anything but subtle. It is wild, in your face, and with an undeniable and unforgettable hook. The veiled message about the current U.S. president is explicit but not obvious. The song makes you want to scream and shout and bang your head and ultimately go wild. It is a call to peaceful action.”


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