Fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic in London hospitals hasn’t stopped MYRY from adding another beautifully melancholic piano track to her repertoire.
Stuck in a Loop is a stripped back inner dialogue accompanied by MYRY’s warm piano and WULF‘s soft vocals.
The song is gentle but builds with a quiet strength that stretches and swells until you’re swept up in swathes of synths bringing the song into a rich climax. The music sounds like a beautiful blend of Regina Spektor and Lydia Cole, combining the charm of a singer-songwriter and a piano with a sophisticated soundscape of synths.
MYRY has built a reputation for herself with the success of her Debut Single Ghosts, called a “Headphone moment” by BBC introducing. Record of the Day said her “voice [was] as captivating as Freya Ridings or Birdy“, but MYRY’s success began earlier than this. As a teenager MYRY was a Youtube success garnering millions of views from various covers, including everyone’s favourite song with a cup, “When I’m Gone“.
Hints of an upcoming EP from MYRY have been mentioned, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
Lengths is a manifestation of that low place enough of us are familiar with. Best listened to while lying on the floor, the song feels like a cry for connection. “Won’t you ask what’s on my mind cause I’ve been dying to let you in”.
The song itself is charmingly underproduced. The low fi crackling of the microphone helps to evoke a sleepy and lost atmosphere. Aevis’ raspy vocals and earnest songwriting are reminiscent of Rusty Clanton.
The introduction of doubled vocals part way through evoke that feeling of going around in circles in your head with the same troubling thoughts. Lengths is vulnerable, and sincere. Aevis as an artist is difficult to track down, but you can listen to his beautiful music on Spotify.
Painted Soup was quite the discovery for us. The band is self described as “music about flowers, and sometimes those flowers are also ghosts.” Seconds into listening to their track ‘Transit 1’, we found this description couldn’t suit more.
Transit 1 is a part of an autobiographical album written by Jacob Wolos, and a part of 3 song concept. Each song is a snapshot of a different feeling within a failing relationship. Transit 1 is backed by the sound of a flowing stream, with warm finger plucked guitar echoing along with dreamy vocals all blended together into a beautiful tapestry of sound that soothes you, but leaves you with a slight sense of unease. The track is truly something beautiful.
Painted soup is a long-time collaboration between artists Jacob Wolos, and Doug Lang. Growing up in a family of therapists, Jacob explores the underlying concepts of being, the why’s of being, and why we persist through so much difficulty. His writing is self described as “…seated somewhere between a semi-cogent argument of being and fever dream.”
If you’re in New York city, make sure to see Jacob Wolos’s music used with dance company 277 dance project this summer!
To listen in, head over to Painted Soup on Spotify and Instagram and bandcamp.