|BEST NEW SONGS: CRYSTAL CASTLES - CONCRETE|
Ethan Kath has carried on under the Crystal Castles moniker, adding new lead singer Edith Frances. The duo has released a single and video for Concrete. Concrete is loud, chaotic, and dare I say clubby. It’s high-energy and frantic in the best possible way. The video features Frances walking backwards through the audience at a crowded rave. It makes for oddly compelling viewing.
Best New Tracks
|BEST NEW SONGS: DEATH SKULL - STONED|
Death Skull is a new musical venture from Sean Cook, the lead singer and drummer of the Aussie-based outfit MAIDS. Stoned blends tongue-and-cheek satire with an actual message, a combination familiar to anyone who’s heard Cook’s music before. The playful, catchy nature of the song doesn’t belittle the serious nature of drug dependency.
|BEST NEW SONGS: DENM - UNDER PRESSURE|
Much like DENM's debut single Lit, Under Pressure mines the depths of alt R&B by mixing together a dozen or so contemporary genres into a single, inalienable jam. Woozy and gloomy, the melancholy dance number feels like the perfect soundtrack for disillusioned youth.
|BEST NEW SONGS: BILLIE EILISH - SIX FEET UNDER|
Can we stop we these impossibly young and impossibly talented pop acts for a minute! It’s really doing a number on my self-esteem. Are you having a good day? Well get ready to have it ruined by Billie Eilish, the 14 year old songstress who’s followed up her viral hit, Ocean Eyes (which peaked at #3 on Spotify’s Global Charts), with an even stronger jam: “Six Feet Under.”
|BEST NEW SONGS: KEATON HENSON - ALRIGHT|
We’ve featured the work of Keaton Henson here before at Bitcandy in our various weekly best ofs, but it’s high time he got some shine on his own. The reclusive British artist is queuing up his fifth proper album, Kindly Now, and the lead single, Alright, is an absolutely gorgeous, piano-driven stunner.
|PREMIERE: BRANDYN BURNETTE - INNER CHILD|
In 2015, indie pop artist Brandyn Burnette released his debut EP Made of Dreams, which projected huge success to come whether it be as a solo artist, a writer, or with his project Cosmos & Creature. As he prepares to release his sophomore EP entitled State I'm In, we here today share with you the exclusive track premiere of Inner Child.