Orlando, Florida’s SALES has a stripped down sound mixed with Lykke Li + French Yé-yé style vocals. It’s as if Lykke Li stripped out the electrobeats and the yéyé girls slowed their music down then sang for a very relaxed 2010 garage band – like Beach House but purposely fewer layers and less Telecaster notes.
The lo-fi style initially masks the actual complexity in some of the short riffs throughout songs like “Renee”:
“Vows” – This is a sit on the grass at 3pm with a cigarette type of song.
MØ just released “New Year’s Eve” for the last 2 days of the year. With Imogen Heap-esque autotune harmonies, MØ gives us a departure from usual fast tempoed, excited NYE songs – instead presenting a track that reveals a more realistic range of emotions for any holiday.
Much like Tove Lo’s “Habits,” MØ shows that it’s not always a fun party – sometimes we’re trying to get over our issues with more champagne and hope for a better year.
With more projects like “Milligrams” and “Missin’ U” with KOWL, Stax Osset is setting herself up as the next GRIMES – electropop with some rap influences.
Focusing away from BoxSpeaker favorite Stax Osset, rapper Allday brings new influences to rap in addition to his Australian accent. A little bit of hip-hop mixed with electro beats, occasional heavy guitar riffs, and a Drake-esque cadence, Allday brings together different pieces of genres to produce what he calls “soft grunge rap love.”