‘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.
Ships Have Sailed – “Drive”
LA-based (have you noticed every sort of good band/artist/duo/trio/whatever who makes music basically come from LA?) duo Ships Have Sailed start off this week’s Submission Showcase with Drive, one of the lead tracks from their album Moodswings, which is out now. Drive is the sort of sweet teen love song that plays during the end of a good film, when everything is all nice and done with. And it’s made well, with Will Carpenter’s raw vocals leading the track, and Dan Hange supporting with a nice backing bassline throughout. Check it out below, and be sure to peep the rest of the album, available for streaming on Soundcloud.
Emmylou Harris – “Kyrie” (feat. John Paul White)
Thirteen time Grammy award-winning (which really brings the question “What on Earth are you doing on a showcase for mostly unsigned artists?!”) singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris‘ Kyrie, a collaboration with John Paul White, is absolutely amazing. Featuring perfect acoustic guitars, vocals which are full of emotion, swelling violins, and the call of a Christian prayer being used as a chorus, Kyrie is the perfect country song. (I wasn’t too sure whether to call it Americana or Country, but hey, take your pick!) Listen below.
Chris Savor – “Drown” (feat. Spectra)
London vocalist Chris Savor teams up with producer Spectra for Drowne, one of a few collaborations between the two for Savor’s Intro EP. Drowne is an exceptionally unique track from the EP, mixing an errie sounding synth pad and some well-programmed drums into an a production that sounds like a mix of elements of PartyNextDoor and Burial-like slowed & manipulated vocals, sung by Savor. It’s basically winter in England, in a track. Take a listen below and check out the rest of the EP on his Soundcloud.