Here's some chill tracks to get you through those Monday blues
Cure those damn Monday feels with tunes from WRLD, BANFF and Fakear.
Mondays. They're tough, we get it. Luckily for you though, we've compiled a couple of relaxing, chilled-out tunes from some really rad electronic artists that we're vibing heavily with, to ease you with your post-weekend blues. Relax and enjoy.
LEX (pictured above) - My Way
With a vocal charm reminiscent of FKA Twigs, LA-based producer LEX has started her musical venture in a big way, following up her remake of Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen with My Way, her debut original. My Way is jam-packed with sultry, R&B vibes, with LEX’s soft, muffled vocals combining with the single’s dark, heavy production to produce a rather moody debut from the producer. LEX’s vocals on My Way creates a soft, emotional sound that I think really works in LEX’s favour, dissociating herself from the heavier, more upbeat sounds being experimented by many soulful, R&B vocalists as of late.
River Tiber - Acid Test
Hailing from Toronto, River Tiber is an emerging force in electronic music that's quickly shaping up to become a big one. His smooth, soul-integrated sound has seen him collaborate behind-the-scenes with forces such as Kaytranada, BADBADNOTGOOD and Pusha-T, but with Acid Test and his forthcoming debut album Indigo, River Tiber is bringing his sound and his name forward. Acid Test sees River Tiber toy with R&B and soul influences for a percussion-driven number, with hushed vocals and deep bass blending with the percussion to create a laid-back, jazzy vibe. Here’s hoping the rest of the album will follow suit.
Aela Kae - Pretty Pictures
We've featured Aela Kae a couple of times already, most notably premiering her single Tree Talk HERE. With the release of her upcoming EP Mind Your Head looming, Aela Kae has now returned with Pretty Pictures, which sees Kae add her vocals on a quirkier, bouncier production, brimming with glistening good vibes. The track’s instrumental is what immediately stands out on Pretty Pictures, but Kae’s light, inviting vocals really takes the cake, acting as the metaphorical cherry on top to bring the whole tune together and get it sounding refined and completed.
BANFF x Caitlin Park - My Love, My Lover
With a sound that combines the gentleness of indie with the character of electro-pop, My Love, My Lover sees Brisbane singer-songwriter BANFF and Sydney songwriter and producer Caitlin Park finally collaborate. My Love, My Lover blends the two genres to create a mellow, emotion-drenched number, perfect for chilling out on the beach on a Summers day (shame it’s Winter though, hey).
Point Point - Life in Grey (Fakear Remix)
Point Point's Life In Grey is a single that I always thought was impossible to remix, mainly thanks to the French duo's perfectly-pinpointed silences and deep synth chords. Then, in comes fellow Frenchman Fakear, who has re-done Life In Grey good enough that it actually gives the original some competition. Fakear injects a touch of funk to the single, adding a deep bass line which ricochets off fast-paced synth cuts. Despite what I’ve said thus far, the remix manages to package some serious chilled-out vibes, but it’s also deep and heavy enough to pack a serious punch.
LIGHTS - Slow Down (WRLD Remix)
Ending this article on a bit more of an upbeat note, WRLD is a Dutch newcomer, and with his newest remix of LIGHTS' Slow Down, he's here to stay. The remix isn't really heavy enough for any club playlists and boasts some serious good vibes (hence it's inclusion in this article), largely thanks to it’s light synth melodies and up-beat vocals. Swirling synth, ringing bells and deep bass combine on WRLD’s future-bass-y remix of Slow Down, which unfortunately ends as abruptly as it starts - but with what WRLD does in the remix’s three minutes, there’s not really much more that can be added to make the remix even better, which is definitely a good thing.