Fearless and profound band KARMACODA shared a new LP Lessons In Time and the song ‘Time Flies’,both via Sola Musa Music on the 28th of October. The San Fransisco, USA-based band has consistently mesmerised their fans with their universal sound that is likened to the music of the likes of Paloma Faith, and Adele among others.
The new LP Lessons In Time is a careful mixture of reinvigorating vocals and satisfying downtempo. The 13-track LP takes listeners on a musical feast: for example, ‘Lovely’,thefirst track, is a euphoric downtempo song that attains the bliss point with its layback piano notes followed by leisured drums beats, and the second track ‘Fly By’ is a beautiful R&B song that is accentuated by the crash and ride cymbal and the hi-Hats, producing a sound that is light and sophisticated. The tenth track, ‘beyond the pale’, contains a special blend of jazz saxophones and melancholic vocals resulting in a ballad that explodes with emotions.
The dynamic band KARMACODA tell us about the songwriting philosophy adopted for this LP: “The songs on Lessons In Time were written from reflecting on my life, looking back in time, reliving my best memories. No regrets. These songs are lessons in time. I decided it was time to tell it, not all of it, but some of the more memorable moments while resting in where I am today”.
ELIS NOA have shared their latest album I Was Just About To Leave,and it’s guaranteed to make you take a second look and assess whether you are truly happy with the people that surround your daily life. Released via Las Vegas Records, the album shares eleven emotionally evocative tracks.
‘Weights’ is a production-rich track that features a delectable blend of percussion instruments and electronic elements. Emotionally bare like ‘Mad About You’, the track is a refreshingly honest message about factors that canweigh you down in every relationship.
‘Make Me Think You’ incorporates somber and rich downtempo elements with a sultry R&B tone and vocals that are addictive from the start. A song about reminiscing about love that was and is no more, it is a heartwrenching track about heartbreak but sweet-sounding nonetheless.
‘I Don’t Like It Here’ is a song that reflects on playing pretend with people and concealing your true feelings. This track took us by surprise the most with its composed and attitude fuelled vocal delivery and tempo.
An honest track with a whole lot of glowing attitude, ELIS NOA’s latest song ‘Mad About You’ gives one chills with its engaging and delightfully confrontational lyrics. Frustrated with the toxic traits one can find in certain relationships, singer and songwriter Elisa, wanted to shine a light on these emotionally suffocating thoughts and feelings one can experience as a result.
Elisa shares more thoughts on this poignant and important song: “As we wandered through the very different stages of letting go, ‘Mad About You’ is a moment of anger and disappointment. I felt misunderstood, left out and pushed away. It is also a crucial song and turning point inside the album. While writing, I understood that all anger and disappointment really were an expression of myself, responding to inner insecurities and expectations. I realized that my feelings belonged to me and were my responsibility. How somebody makes you feel has a lot to do with yourself and very little with the other.“
Taking a more bold approach from its predecessor lyrically and production-wise, we get a multifaceted view of what we can expect with ELIS NOA’s forthcoming album I Was Just About To Leave. The LP is set for official release on the 27th of May via Las Vegas Records. We got our first taste of the album with the R&B track ‘Weights’ which took a more ethereal route in terms of its production stylings, however, we are not mad with the production on this spirited track.
Band KARMACODA return with R&B infused track ‘Fly By’. Released via Sola Musa Music today, the trio have knocked our socks off yet again with their sophisticated rhythm on this latest release. Buttery and structured vocals from vocalist Jessica Ford, jazzified instrumentation from Eric Matsuno, and the refined production stylings of Brett Crockett all mold together, and shine through in their own unique ways.
Previously featured onRCRD LBL with their laidback track and animated music video ‘Lo Fi Girl’. We were enchanted by its anime stylings which perfectly complemented the melancholic and atmospheric downtempo range of this poignant track.
‘Fly By’ takes a softer path emotionally this time around, with its acoustic and percussion-driven instrumentation that shows us time and time again that this band is always evolving and not afraid to experiment with their sound.