Image Credits: Kiiara by Dennis Leupold; Felix Cartal by Trevor Brady
Spotify’s New Music Friday has always been one of our favourite places to discover the hottest and newest releases. Felix Cartal and Kiiara’s ‘Happy Hour’ is an unstoppable mix of happy vibes and enticing basslines that lead us down a road of mischievous drinking, a little partying and a whole lot of fun.
A self-described “loser-anthem” (in Felix Cartal’s own words), the single will leave all who hear it longing for a beach, a half-price cocktail and the simplicity of a summer break. The single is the first original piece of work that the two have released together however, the pair have been in contact for years – since Felix Cartal remixed Kiiara’s ‘Feels’ (which was also remixed by Jai Wolf and AWAY).
Kiiara has established a firm social media presence, with just under 4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, nearly a million followers on Facebook and over 350k followers on Instagram. She’s collected over 2 billion streams across platforms, with features hit singles from DavidGuetta, LinkinPark, and CheatCodes to boost that number. However, her own work is quickly allowing her to take over the airwave. Check out the single with the dynamic duo below.
“I stay up like we used to watching old videos of every night that meant somethingbefore all the clubs were closed” – Søren Holm, Liss
4-piece Danish band Liss are back with a propelling and visceral anthem for all the empty clubs around the world. Between the pulsating beat, heavy bass, enveloping synths, and the familiarity of Søren Holms vocals, ‘Leave Me On The Floor’ is a new turn for the band, while still encompassing all the qualities we love about Liss.
“I miss dancing with people, the contact and communication that arises, the constant back and forth. And I was thinking about how you can have your first meeting on a dancefloor but also your last goodbye. That’s the kind of dialogue we’re trying to put into our songs.” – Søren Holm, lead singer, Liss
Music producer Shaun Frank has shared his latest single ‘Take Me Over’ via Physical Presents. Frank is well-known assisting with the production of dance-pop duo The Chainsmokers Billboard #1 and Diamond certified banger ‘Closer’. Frank currently sits on a stream rate over 15 million, and his previous single ‘On Your Mind’ featured on the Billboard Dance/Mixshow Airplay Charts for several weeks after its release.
Shaun Frank speaks about the new single, “This one was really fun. The track actually just started as a jam session with my buddy Ruben. I had just picked up this Arp2600 Synth and we were coming back from dinner and popped into the studio to jam on it. We ended up writing the chorus super quick, and I instantly knew we had something dope.”
‘Take Me Over’ does just that, once you hear it, it will linger in your mind with basslines that hook the listener during long after listening.
Following Seeking Thrills recent nomination for the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize, Georgia is pleased to announce the release of a special new version of her track “Feel It”, reworked by Toddla T and featuring additional vocals from the multi-talented Atlanta-based rapper Yung Baby Tate.
The original track was written with the intention to inspire a new generation of musicians to get up and play, something which has been magnified with the new energy from Toddla T and Yung Baby Tate.
Georgia says of ‘Feel It’:
“It was wicked that Yung Baby Tate was up for putting her flavour on “Feel It”. She took it to the next level!”
Georgia will be performing live as part of BBC4’s special Hyundai Mercury Prize television coverage on Wednesday 23rd September. The winner will be announced the following Thursday 24th September on BBC One’s The One Show.
Georgia will be heading back out on the road in 2021 with a string of live dates across the UK and Europe.