Talking about matters surrounding mental health, singer-songwriter Cujo Moon’s music highlights these issues in a somber and atmospheric embrace. His new animated video ‘Watch You Shine’ brings Cujo Moon’s sincere lyrics to life in a surreal way – bursting with vibrant colour and ideas.
The visual narrative of the music video follows the story of the lost traveler on his way to find his own path in life, but then he gets swept away into another frame of mind. He has been pulled apart until there is nothing left in him and finds a new way of being in the colourful and transcending world of the music video. Cujo Moon does not tread lightly with his lyrical poetry, but you can be guaranteed to feel rejuvenated after every stream of his new single & music video.
‘Watch You Shine’ will feature on the singer’s upcoming solo EP releases Bridges II via Cujo Moon & Tone Tree Music on the 26th of March. Prepare to feel enlightened, as you drown your sorrows in Cujo Moon’s forward-thinking outlook on music and life.
Chris Sunfield’s second single “Predator” is an abrupt about-face following his sunshine pop debut “The Little Things”. Predator is a provocative poison pen letter to romantic predators, exposing their psychopathic and Machiavellian ways. The lyrics, with their reptilian metaphors, serve to validate anyone who’s been harmed by toxic narcissists, and to warn others about their predatorial charms. Musically, the song is a multi-layered wall of retro sounds with progressive house stylings and a vintage, analog, R&B vibe. Sunfield sings, and plays all guitars, bass, and keyboards. Producer Michael Hanson (Glass Tiger) plays drums while fellow Radar Love Records artist Vicky Rai handles backing vocals. The crowning moment is an acid-tinged rap by Dynamic (a.k.a. Ya Favourite Lightskin) that dials up the tension before ushering in a climax of musical dialogue among the various predator and prey players.
‘Soho Bedroom Party’ is the latest single from electronic rock band The Hideaways. The release finds them teaming up with fellow Bristolians Tiny Dyno.
The collaboration started in December 2020 when Tiny Dyno began a rework of the song. “It was intended to be a remix but I’m too much of a pop fiend to endlessly loop intros and middle eights” remarked the track’s producer and Tiny Dyno guitarist Tom Kuras, “it quickly became apparent that this was something different for both bands”.
The single opens with a rush of rumbling bass and pummeling 4/4 disco rock drums. The sparse instrumentation continues as The Hideaways front man Danny Pugh asserts “tomorrow we’ll be astronauts, I promise nothing less”. The minimalism is sacrificed in the chorus. with the addition of kinetic percussion and glistening synths. Pugh is also accompanied by Tiny Dyno’s Emily Gardiner adding her powerful presence and eloquent delivery.
The collaboration results in a departure in sound for both acts. ‘Soho Bedroom Party’ finds The Hideaways eschewing the hard rock production of previous releases, luxuriating in the sounds and production techniques of the late 70’s and early 80’s. Their larger than life lyrics still remain as songwriter Danny Pugh instructs the listener to “Finish the hour, leave me to rest, run through Soho in your Gucci dress.”Tiny Dyno’s fetish for melodic pop and wall of sound production remains strong despite this being their first release without regular collaborator Robot Club (Massive Attack, Nick Cave, Tom Waits).
Mastered by Rik Dowding (Portishead, The Horrors, Primal Scream, The XX) ‘Soho Bedroom Party’ offers a glimpse of exciting things to come with individual releases scheduled for 2021.
Haunting, lingering, and angelic vocals make avant-garde musician Fifi Rong the ideal candidate for electronic music collaborations of any kind. Though quite established in the public eye, the singer-songwriter has always remained passionate about the underground electronic scene in the UK. The singer has unveiled her latest music video for her single ‘Another Me’ and let’s just say it is a sight to behold.
Suggesting reference to Botecelli’s iconic painting The Birth Of Venus, the radiant goddess being Fifi Rong is tastefully nude whilst performing the vocals of ‘Another Me’ throughout the duration of the video. The singer is surrounded by a mesmerizing graphically enhanced ethereal landscape that compliments Rong’s delicate & feminine tone with this release.
The ‘Another Me’ video builds on the message of not letting a bad break up ruin your sense of self-worth. Another important theme Fifi focuses on is staying in a toxic relationship in order to feel a sense of belonging. Fifi Rong provides an authentic sound and badass attitude with all of her releases, reminding the listener to live their lives as they please – unapologetically.