The new Childish Gambino track is giving me both 1990s and 2090s vibes.
‘Time’ – Childish Gambino ft. Ariana Grande
Like a spaceship zooming through the cosmos, this new track by Bristol band Stay Lunar hurtles along, propelled by driving bass and a speeding drum beat, while swirling synths and dreamy vocals float on by. The result is both feverishly energetic and oddly relaxing and I can’t think of any band to compare it to. Maybe if The War On Drugs were to start using synths and adopt a dreampop vocal style you’d end up with something similar. I definitely want to hear more.
This new single from Minneapolis act Magnetic Ghost reminds me a lot of Radiohead (which is a comparison I tried to resist, because everyone gets compared to Radiohead). Well, at least the vocals do anyway. The production is a unique mix of acoustic guitar and rumbling ambient swells. It’s very atmospheric. Magnetic Ghost have a new album out called Pixels, which you can stream here.