Submission Showcase: October 5th – 11th 2015

BY JAKE WILLS-BENNETT

‘Submission Showcase’ is a weekly column where we go through songs submitted to us and showcase the best ones. If you’d like to submit music to us, find out how to here.

Mormor – “Live For Nothing”

*wipes tear* Wow, this one was amazing. I almost thought this was a Weeknd side project. Canadian indie/RnB singer/songwriter/person that makes music Mormor makes some extremely hard-hitting music that is very close to home for some people. Lyrically splintering (as in my heart has probably splintered after listening to this) in every possible way, backed by an incredibly minimalist production which explodes perfectly into a hook that brings out all the locked up emotion inside, this track is just incredible. 10/10. A+. 4.0 GPA. Listen below.

 

Jade The Moon – “U Take Care”

What is it with these sad song titles this week? Anyways, Toronto-based Canadian lady-that-makes-music Jade The Moon has said that this song started out as a voice note on her phone, which eventually became this song. The vocals are wonderful, backed by a head-bobbing production which features a drum machine, and some insane synths (I hope) that I could probably never recreate. The percussion is almost other-worldly. I love it, and I think you will too. Check it out for yourself below.

 

Lydia Schubert – “This Golden Hour”

I always like folk submissions. This one comes from Lydia Schubert, an Australian-born, Washington-based singer-songwriter person-thing. ‘The Golden Hour’ is insanely simple, featuring what might literally be perfect guitar strumming, which Lydia lays her insanely sweet vocals over. Sometimes the odd chime comes in, as do some harmonies. The accent also changes, sounding Australian, then British, and then even American at some points! So simple and so complex at the same time, this enchanting track is one definitely worth adding to your collection. Stream below.

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