Release Radar 12/18/20 – Murs vs Felly
today at 9:44 pm
We are a week away from Christmas, and I’m nearing the completion of a personal goal. In January of 2020, I decided I would start Release Radar, a segment wherein I would write about the releases that crossed my Spotify radar, every Friday, for a year. Well, I’m two weeks away from meeting that goal. I hope those that have joined me on my journey enjoyed it.[embedded content]
Felly has had quite a year. “450” is another great single in a year that has seen the release of his best album yet, Mariposa, and a slew of great singles thereafter. He’s singing, playing, and writing his best rap music yet, and he’s proud, see below.
The same could be said for Murs, who has just released another long-player, Love & Rockets Vol. 2: The Declaration. After teaming up with Atmosphere for one of the best albums of 2020, Felt 4 U, he’s back again. It’s been a hell of a year for this man, and it looks to be a brighter 2021.
It’s been a while since I’ve heard the Tricky duo do their thing, and there’s something nostalgic about hearing them again. They make a brief appearance on The Avalanches’ latest single, “Until Daylight Comes.”[embedded content]
Foster The People have been on my radar a lot lately, and now I know why. They have a new EP, In The Darkest Of Nights, Let The Birds Sing, which I’ve been enjoying. The band isn’t afraid to try new things, which is quite refreshing.
Last week I mentioned that there aren’t many new releases during the month of December but several artists have made me eat my words. Peter Bjorn and John released a new extended player, Endless Play, where “each song is the brainchild of a different band member, with each getting its own mixer,” according to Matt Connor of Analogue Music.[embedded content]
How about a little Christmas jazz for your “Jazz Cut Of The Week?” Terrace Martin and Alex Isley are doing something really unique on their version of “The Christmas Song.” It creates a soothing, moody vibe that we all can use during these tense holidays.
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