This week’s hot local tracks are brought to you by 95bFM’s Adel Abeid! You can listen to more of Adel’s selections on ‘The two to Four with Adel & Charlie’ every Friday.
Hearing NZ music that stems from a fellow kiwi’s cultural roots has never been so refreshing. I love hearing “CHAII” continue to exert her Persian identity in confident rap songs, cultivating music that is globally aware and filled to the brim with attitude. Trouble is a low-key banger that sounds very concert ready due to its irresistible groove. Without having to be too lyrical or flamboyant, “CHAII” achieves in making a catchy song that showcases her personality and talents to the listeners.
Last Chances is a Post punk song with subtle power pop elements that lays out its pessimism and anger front and center. Alluding to themes of infidelity, “Repairs” spends its short run time building this forlorn tension that seizes before it can explode. Usually I would favor an uncontrollable tantrum to end a punk song but, in this instance, “Repairs” succeed in creating a track that is solely built on friction and inner conflict. The lack of a climax works to its benefit showing the subject has accepted its fate rather than fighting back.
With the name “Bubblegum Daze” I’m expecting a song that’s sweet and sticky and “The Kendals” deliver in exactly that. The Three-Piece group have dropped a song that Is equal parts dreamy and whimsical, with a chorus that sticks out for its vintage style harmonies adding a lot of flavour to the track. If you want something that is wholesome and gentle in nature, I recommend you check this lovely little pop song out.
Auckland based DJ and Producer Baby Zionov has made noise in the past with her song Star and continues to put out ear catching pop music. Extract from Truth is a synth pop jam that puts an unconventional spin to the sounds of disco, making it sound fresh and futuristic. There is not a bland moment in this song, the instrumental constantly shifts and the grooves just get groovier. The minimalistic vocals accompanied with groovy aesthetics make this the perfect song to dance to when you consider yourself an introvert.