BLEND's Monthly Music Radar
By Berkley Moates
“ruby” by Ben Khan
“Mile High” by James Blake, Travis Scott
“Jade (Feat. Blood Orange)” by Lolo Zouaï
“Monte Carlo (Feat. WET)” by Toro y Moi
“Coming Alive” by Two Another
“Longshot” by Catfish and The Bottlemen
“Grave” by Summer Walker
“Trampoline” by SHAED
“MIDDLE CHILD” by J. Cole
“mother tongue” by Bring Me The Horizon
By infusing R&B vocals with pulsing electronic breaks, the London local, James Blake, has once again surpassed any expectations from the music world. In his latest record, Assume Form, he collaborates with hip-hop artists Travis Scott, Andre 3000 and Metro Boomin, giving his listeners a contemporary resonance beyond one musical genre. His melancholy yet sexy echoed sound is unique and distinctive making him an artist to check out this winter.
Underground yet upcoming artist, Lolo Zouaï, is the cultural blending future of pop music. Her vocals demonstrate her subtle, witty attitude and passionate songwriting. By playing with the lines of R&B and Pop music genres, her tone is sensual, powerful and honest. Her single released with Blood Orange that’s on our radar is an essential late-night jam this February.
Catfish and The Bottlemen is the UK Alternative Rock band you need to be obsessed with. Their relatable headbangers somehow put you in your feels on the low, while collectively making you rock out with friends. Their music connects to fans across the globe and across age groups as a result of their intertwined 80s rock- and-modern alternative influences. Their latest single on our radar this month, “Longshot”, just dropped making their fans wildly on edge for a future album release in the coming year.