Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by the endless options you have when it comes to discovering new music? Well, you’ve come to the right place. At Point Blank, we pride ourselves on welcoming a variety of music and keeping a lookout for the freshest and greatest tracks out there. We’ve handpicked our top five tracks from the month of February, which we think you should get in your ears. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
1) Inhale Exhale – Skrillex, Kito & AlunaGeorge
“Inhale Exhale” exemplifies what Skrillex is best known for. The tracks pulsing beat, crisp percussion, and vibrant synths lay an energetic foundation for the captivating vocals of Point Blank alum Aluna Francis. Hailing from Australia the track was also written with and features producer KITO best known for her work with artists like Fletcher, Jorja Smith, Banks, Trinidad James and Hudson Mohawke.
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2) Hi! – Greta Jaime
Featured on Spotify’s highly-coveted New Music Friday UK playlist, the North London songwriter and producer brings her intimate vocal style and knack for earworms to this playful track. Mixing both wit and sincerity she sings “When I say hi, do you get tired of it?” on the song’s hook. If you’re looking for an icebreaker to send to your crush, this is it.
3) Oscar Winning Tears – RAYE
After recently parting ways with a major label, RAYE’s independently released album ‘My 21st Century Blues,’ showcases her most honest and powerful material so far. ‘Oscar Winning Tears’ is, as the title would suggest, a grandiose-sounding recount of a messy breakup. This one is sure to pull at your heartstrings.
4) Integration – Fred Everything Dub – Milton Jackson, Ski Oakenfull
Despite never having met in person, the pair’s latest offering is a 4-track EP called Integration. The title track is a modernized cover of the cult classic Library Music song by Trevor Bastow, with keys by Point Blank’s very own head of Education & Curriculum, Ski Oakenfull. With a stunning mixdown by Fred Everything, this track will leave you eager to hit the dance floor.
5) Shook – Fyfe Dangerfield
Written and produced by Fyfe Dangerfield, former frontman of the band Guillemots “Shook” is a poignant song about mental health during lockdown. Through his emotive vocals and whirling production, Fyfe captures feelings of anxiety and uncertainty that many people experienced throughout the pandemic. Coming in at just under 9 minutes, this one is sure to take on a journey.
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