As the last couple of days were full of great releases, here’s a completely new set of five different music artists for this week’s round-up.
박혜진 Park Hye Jin, Jackson Lee Morgan, Sakima, Oscar Welsh and Tatiana Hazel have definitely worked long and hard on their latest projects. Without further ado, let’s get into today’s list.
박혜진 Park Hye Jin — Can You
California-based DJ, singer and producer 박혜진 Park Hye Jin released her sophomore EP, titled How can I about three days ago and it’s a thoroughly developed body of work, featuring 6 house-induced tracks. Though her music might, in fact, be described as K-House, the Seoul-born artist doesn’t want to limit herself to that only; she simply tries to experiment with production, which is definitely worth applauding.
박혜진 Park Hye Jin’s ‘Can You’ is an extremely fun follow-up to the EP’s opening track, ‘Like This’. The singer combines both English and Korean languages, therefore creating layers to her track and making it quite a pleasant listen.
Jackson Lee Morgan — time to let go
After four months, Jackson Lee Morgan is back with a new song. Similar to his debut single ‘lone star’, ‘time to let go’ is an easy-going track that lets you relax and enjoy your time listening to it. In terms of the production, it’s lovely to be able to hear the instruments that the song’s composed of. In fact, ‘time to let go’ could very much fall under the surf music subgenre, due to Morgan’s smooth vocal delivery and the sound of wind instruments at the end of the song.
Jackson Lee Morgan has already started to leave his mark in the music industry. He’s got a clear vision of what he wants to do and it’s obvious he’s on the path to success. Morgan doesn’t try to be someone he’s not and that’s one of the reasons why he’s definitely going to thrive as an artist.
Sakima — U Dnt Fk Me Up
English singer-songwriter Sakima’s back with another single. Having previously explored LGBTQ+ themes in his debut album, Project Peach, Sakima continues doing so in ‘U Dnt Fk Me Up’ — a bold and empowering track about never forgetting your worth. Sakima’s quick-witted nature lets him discuss the ups and downs of being attracted to somebody in an exciting yet informing and relatable way.
Interestingly enough, no subject is taboo for the 29-year-old singer. Sakima sings about sex, abuse and many other aspects of the LGBTQ+ community in immensely detailed ways, leaving nothing behind.
Oscar Welsh — Sixteen
Suffolk-based Oscar Welsh’s ‘Sixteen’ takes you back in time to the youthful days of being a teen and the exciting yet confusing romance that comes along with it. Throughout the track, Welsh tells the story of learning how to set boundaries and keep your distance from the cynical and negative people in your life. ‘Sixteen’ is a bedroom-pop song that simply lets you groove to it with laid-back vocals for your ears to enjoy.
I’d strongly recommend you to give a listen to his other songs, ‘Get Yourself to Sleep’ and ‘Weird Times’ as they seem to be connected in one way or another.
Tatiana Hazel — Carmen Sandiego
It’s been about two years since the release of Hazel’s debut EP, Toxic. Lucky enough, the Chicago-born artist came back to bless us with another masterpiece — DUALITY EP, consisting of 8 profoundly sensual songs. One of the best things about the EP is Hazel’s lyricism, which has got no filter — the singer stays honest and raw at all times, which says a lot about her as an artist and what kind of direction she’s currently taking her artistry to.
Sonically, ‘Carmen Sandiego’ is a thrilling and, metaphorically speaking, explosive song. It leaves you longing for more. With a title as playful as this one, the audience can only guess what the singer’s referencing to.