New music from Alice Boman, Colleagues, and Jensen Sportag, as well as a belated birthday present from Jhené Aiko in this week’s Radar Recommends.
Colleagues – Tears
Swedish five-piece Colleagues are back with new single Tears. Following their breakthrough single, Parent’s House, Tears is a sparkling blend of euphoric electro-pop synths and bold rhythms. The song is part of Colleagues first official single, Tears/Parent’s House, out on April 14 via new London label In Stereo Records. Listen below.
Jhené Aiko – My Afternoon Dream
In celebration of her 26th birthday last week, American artist Jhené Aiko unveiled her brand new track My Afternoon Dream as a free download via her Soundcloud page. Produced by Key Wane, the song is a hypnotic pop tune, with Jhené Aiko’s dreamlike vocals set against soft piano sounds. Listen below.
Alice Boman – What
What is the first cut from Swedish singer songwriter Alice Boman’s forthcoming debut album Skisser & EP II, where her Skisser debut EP will be accompanied by six new songs. With Alice Boman’s tender vocals set against a backdrop of minimal piano lines, What is a sad, yet soothing piece of melancholy pop. Listen below.
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up (About Girls remix)
Earlier this month, Swedish duo About Girls made their debut with a haunting take on Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up. With a love for contemporary electro and r’n’b, the duo presents a stripped down, slowed down version of the eighties’ classic, blending pitched down vocals with glitchy beats. Listen below.
Jensen Sportag – One Lane Lovers
With their new single One Lane Lovers, Nashville duo Jensen Sportag presents a modern throwback to the evergreen pop songs of the eighties. Nostalgic, yet futuristic, the song merges quivering vocals with glitchy beats and slick pop rhythms. The track will be included on the duo’s forthcoming two-track single One Lane Lovers / Let The Queen Be The Boss, out on April 8 via New York label Cascine. Listen below.