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How Not To Drown

Chvrches ft. Robert Smith

Single (2nd June 2021), LP (due 27th August 2021)

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This is my second 2021 collab offering - like the previous one, this features two very different voices that combine so well.

Here, Chvrches work with Robert Smith of The Cure to produce a track that is greater than the sum of its parts - even though its parts are great alone.

This is definitely one of my favourite tracks of the year so far.

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Like I Used To

Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen

20th May 2021

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Itโ€™s time to get up-to-date and look at a few of 2021โ€™s offerings. Two of the highlights this year have each been collabs between two groups/artists that I already love.

Kicking us off with this mini-series is Like I Used To, a charming piece of alt-Country from singer-songwriters Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen.

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Time Is Hardcore

High Contrast ft. Kae Tempest and Anita Blay

12th August 2020 (single), 13th November 2020 (LP)

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High Contrast (aka Lincoln Barrett) is a Welsh electronic music producer and DJ.

For his 2020 track Time is Hardcore, he teams up with Kae Tempest, who contributes spoken word and rap - and by singer Anita Blay (formerly CocknBullKid) who provides the chorus vocal.

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Idoru

Grimes

21st February 2020

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There arenโ€™t many new tracks on this blog because the premise is that itโ€™s about songs Iโ€™ve lived with long enough to know Iโ€™ll always love them. But I want to introduce a few from 2020, starting with Idoru, the final track from Miss Anthropocene, the 2020 LP by Grimes.

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