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Urban Radar’s Weekend Soundtrack: What we’re listening to this weekend

A mix of the old and new, established and unsigned. Released every Friday to help you soundtrack your weekend with only the best tunes. 

1. Lailien – Blue Love

Lailien’s brand new song and latest video release Blue Love pushes artistic boundaries as the Toronto artist collides pop with poetic underpinnings and psychedelic sounds, taking us on a hyper dimensional exploration. With an intense period of clinically diagnosed psychosis and inspiration from various psychedelics, Lailien brings a unique existential depth to his music. Blue Love provides a symphony of thick and obscure sounds, blending string and piano arrangements with subtle beats and melancholic vocals and gives us a taster of what is yet to come in the release of his debut album Ensoular later this year.

2. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Taken from their latest album release ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ Arctic Monkeys have caused a stir with their alteration of music style last year with their album release. Stripping down their rock sounds to a more tranquil, spacey melody, Alex Turner has dug deep into a world of references and imagery, allowing their music a broader range of interpretation. Their lead track that the album is named after brings us a slow burning single with a funky rhythm, perfect for those slow Sunday mornings.

3. Love Ghost – Nowhere

Want a good road trip track or maybe a song to jam to making your weekend fry-up? Love Ghost give us the combination of crunching riffs with the ethereal sound of the viola in their latest single Nowhere. For fans of Smashing Pumpkins and Alice in Chains, Love Ghost’s idiosyncratic style continues to bring us music that is both exhilarating and freeing.

4. Foster the People – Worst Nites

First recognised for hits like Pumped Kicks and Call It What You Want, the indie-pop band bring us another fun, upbeat track accompanied with an equally creative video. With a catchy melody and the undeniably unique vocals of Mark Foster, Worst Nites is a track that merges the infectious sounds of pop with a slight twang of disco rhythm and will be certain to provide good vibes in the cold winter weekend ahead.

 

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