TOP CHILL SONGS - WEEK 18
Can you believe that we're almost midway into 2018? How's the year going for you so far? Are you still keeping to those resolutions that you set all of those months ago? ME NEITHER! It's okay, though, because spring is the PERFECT time to hit the refresh button on life! I mean, they don't call it the season of new beginnings for nothing! If you're like me, however, and tend to achieve more when you have some musical inspiration driving you on, then you're in the right place! Ahead of the first weekend of May, get motivated to make the positive changes that you need with yet another edition of We Are: The Guard's Top Chill Songs, featuring Autograf, Lo Moon, The Internet, aYia, Cosmos & Creature, and plenty of others!
AUTOGRAF (FEAT. LILS & BONSAI MAMMAL) – DEAD SOON (CHILL MIX)
Okay, so – I thought that the original was already pretty chill, but apparently Autograf didn't think that it was chill enough! Not that I'm complaining – the more versions of the life-affirmingly beautiful “Dead Soon,” the better! No, really – how often do you get Autograf, Lils, and Bonsai Mammal (aka Jimmy Harry, the Golden Globe-winning songwriter-to-the-stars!) all working together on the same piece of music? Enjoy it while it lasts!
LO MOON – LOVELESS (EDIT)
“Loveless” by Lo Moon first debuted on the blogosphere in November 2016. Coming a few days after the election, it was a much-needed slice of heaven in what had become a real-life living hell. Things haven't got all that better since then, but at least Lo Moon are still sounding as divine as ever on their breakthrough hit single – the four-minute edit of which is currently sitting pretty at #3 on We Are: The Guard's Best Chill Daily! playlist on Spotify!
SUPERHEART – SATELLITE
Superheart describes his sound as “dreamy underwater anti-gravity flying music,” and honestly, I can't put it much better myself! The British producer is evoking the comforting vision of cherry blossom floating on the spring breeze on his latest single “Satellite” – a soothingly sublime piece of dream pop that forms the third and final part of his “Flower Trilogy.”
ROLE MODEL – NOT A FAN
He recently told Pigeons and Planes that his goal is to “make people dance while crying,” and it's safe to say that the 21-year-old artist ROLE MODEL is achieving exactly that on his new single! “Sometimes I cry in the shower/So it don't feel like I did,” begins “not a fan" – a pitch-perfect opening lyric if I've ever heard one! Add to that the intensely dreamy atmospherics, and ROLE MODEL is sure to have you reaching for both your tissues and dancing shoes in no time!
THE INTERNET – ROLL (BURBANK FUNK)
Well, well, well – isn't this ridiculously groovy? The Internet are back after a three-year hiatus, and let me tell you – they're certainly not disappointing with “Roll (Burbank Funk).” Blending that iconic Parliament sound with more soulful undertones, this psychedelic slice of cosmic funk – which Kurt recently hailed as “this summer's 'Redbone'” – is sure to be soundtracking roller discos for many months to come!
AYIA – SPARKLE
Some people like routine. For others, however, doing the same thing every day can be soul-destroying, hollowing them from the inside out until they're a mere husk of a human. Iceland's aYia clearly fall into the second category going by their latest single “Sparkle” – an ominous ode to Groundhog Day living, as reflected in the use of tick-tocking clock samples and repetitive vocal loops.
EASTON – BLUE LOVE
He got his start taking photographs of celebrities including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Charli XCX, and Joe Jonas, but EASTON is turning the camera on himself with the release of his debut single. “This song is about drowning in love and the swelling of emotions,” says the Los Angeles creative of his first offering “Blue Love” – a sultry maelstrom of electronic R&B that completely floods the senses.
STRØM – TEENAGE CRIME (ADRIAN LUX COVER)
Eight years on from its original release, Adrian Lux's “Teenage Crime” has received a darkened update courtesy of We Are: The Guard favorite STRØM. While the 2010 version was made for laser-lit dance floors, STRØM's reinvention takes “Teenager Crime” down, down, down into the pulsating underground, where the enigmatic producer's haunted vocals bring new meaning to the Swedish club classic.
TEFLON SEGA – THE FIRE WE LOST
Teflon Sega > The Weeknd. Don't @ me.
COSMOS & CREATURE – I AM FREE
Molly Moore and Brandyn Burnette of Cosmos & Creature are TOTAL COUPLE GOALS! I mean, have you SEEN how in love they are? And then, of course, there's the small fact that they're both incredible, talented artisans! I'd almost be envious if it wasn't for songs like “I Am Free” – a deep house-indebted vibe that has sound of summer written all over it!
Thanks for listening! Oh, and why not follow We Are: The Guard's Best Chill Daily! on Spotify for more good vibes? x
Jess Grant is a frustrated writer hailing from London, England. When she isn't tasked with disentangling her thoughts from her brain and putting them on paper, Jess can generally be found listening to The Beatles, or cooking vegetarian food.