Crystal Bats – Anyone

Music video: Crystal Bats – Anyone

Their third offering ‘Killing Me’ featuring Whinnie Williams, critics are again united in hailing Crystal Bats – Will Jones and Will Vaughan – as one of the most compelling and innovative acts on the current London landscape. With a deft, artful touch for codeine-laced, soulful sounds, ‘Killing Me’ triggers the kinds of joyful disco vibes of the hedonistic 80s but also a sheer natural style and charisma that takes them into truly singular territory. Crystal Bats aren’t in the habit of dropping incessant releases, but the care, craft and aesthetic they deliver are shared by only very few artists coming out of the city right now. A triumphant return for the glamour boys and with this new co-sign from Whinnie Williams (a co-writer with Madonna), should take them, rightfully, onto many further critics’ radars for 2017.

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Birgir – Can You Feel It

Music video: Birgir – Can You Feel It

Birgir is an Icelandic singer, songwriter and producer, born in Reykjavík on September 9th 1992. His self titled debut EP came out in early 2017, including the singles “With You” and “Last For Long”, the latter entering the charts in Iceland. In August Birgir released his breakthrough single “Can You Feel”, which immediately recieved heavy rotation on Icelandic radio, topping the charts of the two most prominent stations. That success was instrumental in earning Birgir a nomination as Breakthrough artist of the year at the annual Icelandic Music Awards. “Can You Feel It” has registered over 7 million plays on Spotify and counting. Birgir’s latest offering “Home”, released on April 16th 2018 also topped the charts on one of the biggest radio stations in Iceland.

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Rita Ora – Anywhere

Music video: Rita Ora – Anywhere

“Anywhere” is a song by British singer Rita Ora. It was released on 20 October 2017 as the second single from Ora’s second studio album, Phoenix (2018). The track was written by Ali Tamposi, Brian Lee, Nick Gale and Ora, and its producers Alesso, Watt and Sir Nolan. It is a wistful, dance-pop and electropop love song about escapism, featuring a breakdown of stuttering vocal loops.

The song was chosen as The Guardian’s track of the week. Commercially, “Anywhere” reached the top ten in twelve countries, including the United Kingdom where it peaked at number two (making it Ora’s eleventh UK top-ten single). The music video, directed by Declan Whitebloom, shows Ora in various locations throughout New York City.