Groover Playlist 159 | Your New Favourite Songs (Side 2)

Well Dressed Spirits, Elizy, Math Aeron & more of the world's best new music.

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Well Dressed Spirit take to the air, Elizy shares the love, Math Aeron feels the vibes, Truhvaun has an identity crisis 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) follow me on Spotify HERE, check out my Top 200 playlist HERE, or 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, go HERE. But first, let me introduce you to your new favourite songs:

 


Well Dressed Spirits | Salt In The Air

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Indie-Roots.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Dallas-based Well Dressed Spirits are the creation of singer-songwriter Jimmy Taylor. Raised on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and now splitting his time between Texas and Brazil, Jimmy has developed a unique sound that dips in and out indie-folk and Americana, with a ’90s alt-rock influence. The common thread through all of the music is a passion for lyricism that takes a tongue-in-cheek tone to the sometimes-dark and serious themes of the music. The early influences of Jim Croce, The Grateful Dead and Jerry Jeff Walker can be heard alongside the styles of modern singer-songwriters Father John Misty and fellow Alabamian Jason Isbell. Well Dressed Spirits’ sound is a result of Jimmy’s collaboration with producer Michael Briggs and multi-instrumentalist Mills Chaiken. Drummer Dean Adams, vocalists AM Taylor (Jimmy’s longtime collaborator and sister) and Mia Rose Lynne round out the sound of the Well Dressed Spirits. Salt In The Air, their second release, is about the guilt of leaving home for better things.”


Elizy | NSJL

HOME BASE: Nigeria.
GENRE: World.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Elizy’s real name is Elijah. He was born and raised in Nigeria. He is one of the hard-working Afrobeat artists you will ever come across. NSJL stands for No Stunts Just Love.


Zalenn x Math Aeron | Good Vibes (ft. Micky Wild)

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Good Vibes: What we need to prepare for the rhythmic and colorful universe of Zalenn x Math Aeron and the suave and mischievous voice of Micky Wild. Good Vibes immerses you from the first seconds in a sweet and exquisite atmosphere. This piece is about the memory of letting go and the desire for the approaching summer lightness. “The song is written in English to better spread the good vibes around us” says Micky. “We need to hear the joy and the sharing, to remember the memory of swimming in an ocean of good vibes.” Zalenn’s sultry voice in his French verse adds an exotic touch for our neighboring listeners: ” I would dance, I would love for sure just to feel alive ” is a message of hope.”


Truhvaun | Who Am I?!

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: RAP.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “This is a track that reflects the thoughts that go through our heads. One day we think we’re the best version of ourselves and others it feels like we’re stuck at the bottom.”


Jean-Pascal Boffo | Inner World

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Progressive Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “After a series of LPs that were mostly acoustic, guitarist Jean-Pascal Boffo goes back to more electric textures, proposing cloudy melodies that could easily fit into any dream-like movie. Followed by his trustworthy companion Séraphin Palmieri (keys) and a couple of young energetic rock musicians — Claire Chookie Jack (bass), Patricia Alves Peito (bass) and William Bur (drums) — the sound lover carefully creates what people would have, a time ago, qualified as being progressive rock music.”


Jade Ashtangini | The Memory In Iceland

HOME BASE: Taiwan.
GENRE: Ambient.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Jade Ashatngini is a pianist, composer, cellist and singer-songwriter who loves music and learning. Her music is soothing and graceful. Her unique soul can arouse people’s inner spirits and bring peace of mind. For Ashtangini, music is the greatest spiritual nourishment in life, and she enjoys being immersed in the beautiful music of her daily life. The Memory In Iceland is very calm, healing music with soft wave sounds.”


Levi Mann | Glimmer Of Hope

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Levi Mann is an electronica producer from the East Midlands. He takes inspiration from the uplifting sounds of the ’90s as well as a multitude of genres such as breaks, trance, techno and house. Levi’s melodic and kaleidoscopic sounds evoke feelings of nostalgia and waves of euphoria, along with atmospheric and mind-bending textures. Glimmer Of Hope aims to evoke feelings of nostalgia and make people feel carefree for a while, which the title suggests. It was inspired by the like of Bicep, Four Tet, Sasha and Orbital.”


Poshbwoy | Badd

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Produced by Grammy nominee Itsnyceman and recorded at DJ IroniksIkon Studios in London, this track has all the right ingredients to make a summer sizzler. It has a bouncy afrobeat vibe with a catchy melodic hook to get the waistline shaking.”


Sadie Nix | Same Song

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Sadie Nix is an up-and-coming alt-pop artist in Brighton. Her lyrics have a genuine and authentic feel that adds a unique depth to her music. Her age allows her to draw on a lifetime of experiences, opening up a wide breadth of topics, themes, and messages for her music to explore. As a result, her music will truly resonate with those who are looking for a deeper, more authentic sound. “This is my second single Same Song, which I feel will fit the vibe of the summer,” she says. “As a singer-songerwriter, a lot of my music tends to be more piano and guitar-based, so it was fun taking that influence and putting a modern pop spin on it! I also hope it shows it doesn’t take eight people to write a good pop song.”


Markuss | Springs

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Originally from Lyon, France, I have been living in Montreal for three years. Passionate about electronic music, I draw my inspiration from many international artists such as Daft Punk, Folamour, Paul Kalkbrenner, Fred Again, Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and Cerrone. Here is Springs, a song from my first EP which will be called Cape Odyssey. This EP tells my trip to South Africa, a country that I particularly like. Springs symbolizes the moment when I first visited Cape Town.”


Evie | It’s A Devil’s World

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Indie-Rock
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:It’s A Devil’s World is an upbeat alt-rock song. It’s for all the people out there who need a reminder that they are sexy as hell. I wrote it when I got out of my toxic relationship and needed a boost to keep going. I hope it can help anyone remember their worth.”


Tarot 13 | Enough Of Me

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Hip-Hop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Tarot 13 was born in L.A.but lives in Tucson. His first official release Card Of Death is an EP featuring childhood friend Trippylove9k and others. Enough Of Me captures the struggles and thoughts of the mentally ill and deals with heartbreak, doubt, and death. Shortly after the production of this song, Trippylove9k died from a drug overdose; he predicted his death in this song. This song meant a lot to him, so getting it out means everything. We just want to be heard and get our message across in order to help those who struggle with mental illness.”


Swamp G | Country Bumpkin

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Swamp G sounds like Johnny Cash met the BasedGod and then traveled to the Eastern Arctic in late June. His music has cured various diseases and ailments faced by the animal kingdom across this planet and at least 51 others. His song Country Bumpkin, from his self-titled album, will truly bridge the gap between the world as we know it and the elusive Shadowrealm. Please brace yourself for what can only be the next true wonder of the universe.”


Sam Valladares | Never Be The Same

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Folk-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Never Be The Same is the first single from my next EP Finishing Gun. With an aerospace engineering degree under my belt, I strive to bring my dedication to mathematical precision, out-of-the-box thinking, and backbreaking work ethic to my music to create an engaging, dynamic, and unforgettable listening experience. Sometimes people come into your life for only a season, but they change you forever. This song captures the emotion and introspection of that reverberating, lasting effect that those close to our heart have on us even after they’ve gone.”


Alive In Stone | Blood Moon Rising

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Metal.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Have you ever felt your entire world is going to hell? Where the voices cloud your mind and you can’t even think because every emotion is blurring the lines from seeing the true focus in who you are? That is the sonic message behind Blood Moon Rising. The chaotic guitar riffs immediately suck you in, clouding your judgment — but with structure that holds you, taking you down a path to a brief moment of clarity as you plunge into a melodic chorus that tells you there is focus in all the madness.”


Trench | Baraka + Hipster

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “With one foot in Anglo-Saxon music and the other in French culture, the electro hip-pop duo Trench offer us a subtle cocktail of songs supported by energetic and precise orchestrations, impregnated with synthetic sounds and haunting rhythms.”


Timothy and the Apocalypse | Adventures of a Nymphoid Barbarian (9 Theory Remix)

HOME BASE: Australia.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Timothy Poulton is an Australian musician, composer, songwriter and producer for Mass Experience and Timothy and the Apocalypse. Bringing us a trippy venture that shall take your mentality away from all worries like a flick of a switch, Timothy and the Apocalypse skillfully soothe over all the deterioration your mind has taken during these pandemic times with the glossy gem that is Adventures of a Nymphoid Barbarian (9 Theory Remix).”


Keith Monacchio | These Days

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Indie-Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “2022 marks the 30th year of Keith Monacchio’s musical journey, which began with The Semibeings and The Commons. He released his first solo album The Long Evening in 2010 and followed that up with 2012’s Tips, Drinks and Gas Money EP. His last long player was 2016’s The Dust-Up. Under A Nightlight Sky is his welcome return, and includes These Days. “I’ve written a lot of songs over the course of my life, but I’ve always stayed away from writing political songs,” he says. “I’ve only really dipped my toe in on this one, in the second verse. I just felt so much negative energy and discourse over the last few years and it just kind of showed itself in this song. Wasn’t my intention, but I’m glad I said something. I didn’t want to beat people over the head and I didn’t want to alienate anyone. Just tired of hearing everyone trying to jam their opinion in your face. Enough already.”


Robyn Bennett | Get Up

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Robyn Bennett is an American singer, songwriter and producer in Paris. She writes songs with her partner in life and work, the trombone player Ben van Hille. She put out her first CD of original songs, The Wait, in 2013 and continued with The Song is You in 2016 and Glow in 2019. During the pandemic, Robyn spent her time on an island in the Atlantic, in a cosy room in Brooklyn, and in the French countryside: Three places from which she imagined and wrote a musical triptych. It is an opus in which she affirms her strength to move forward no matter what, to stay positive and keep smiling, to share good vibes and love. The three EPs are being released in 2021, 2022 and 2023, then combined in a single deluxe album. From her new EP Feel, the track Get Up showcases Robyn’s soulful and sexy vocals laid upon funky guitars, vintage keyboards and brassy riffs.”


Djeravica | Radel

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Gypsy.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Djeravica offers a sweet salute to gypsy music, the music of the Balkans. Four musicians offer you a unique and particular universe, inspired by Balkan brass bands.”


Elie | 5799

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “This is a song influenced by my beginnings living in the city of Montréal. I am pretty new to the music scene.”


Nickon Faith | These Faces

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Nickon Faith is a 25-year-old up-and-coming multi-genre producer from Manchester. He immersed himself in various musical projects during his adolescent years, gaining a passion for trance, breaks, techno and progressive house. Nickon took the leap into production in 2015 and began his DJ’ing journey a few years later. He has since honed his craft over the years and sculpted a distinct sound for himself that usually takes the form of lush progressive soundscapes, euphoric trancey pads and energetic grooves. Inspired by a multitude of genres and artists, he is no stranger to experimenting with a mix of sounds. He just released his debut album Circumambient.”


Lil Bull-Y P | Sugar Cane

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I am an author, composer and performer in the 93.”


Pretty Tony | In Da Club

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:In Da Club is a banger that sets the tone for a good night out on the town for the weekend. It amps you up with a high-energy crunk beat with Pretty Tony, the King of Memphis hip-hop.”


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