Firstly, “Shout Out to My Ex”, who revealed to me the mysteries of Paste Special, thus making my life easier. And he doesn’t even read this! Hey ho. Anyway, here’s this week’s selection, I’m not going to be around to answer the many thousands of comments (she said, with a touch of irony), but do feel free to discuss, below. Happy listening!
JMR – Harbinger: “Nashville-based artist JMR (real name Joshua Michael Robinson) has self-released his newest body of work, a sophomore EP titled Boyish. …Alongside the EP’s release…, JMR sheds light on a special 3rd single, Harbinger, a track which features the masterful piano work of living legend Robert Glasper (winner of the 2012 Grammy Award for ‘Best R&B Album’) and was co-written by Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Miguel, Estelle).”
The Dream Eaters – Neanderthals: “Off the new album We Are A Curse… a beautiful piece of songwriting and production… the project of Jake Zavracky and Elizabeth LeBaron (formerly known as ‘Jake and Elizabeth’). Both share vocal duties on this track, in addition to the anthemic choir effect to the chorus… With polished production emphasizing the eclectic nature of quality chamber-pop, from the twinkling choir around 02:40 to the infectious percussive stuttering effect in the first verses, Neanderthals is an impressive project from a quickly rising duo with heaps of potential.”