Crispy New Cuts: 2/7/18

Crispy New Cuts is an on-going series spotlighting 7 fresh new songs that have recently crossed our path and deserve a bit more shine.

Albrecht La'Brooy "Daybreak"

Drifting atmospheric bliss from Melbourne-based duo Albrecht La’Brooy from their new Tidal River EP for seminal UK label Apollo Records.

Bad Gyal "Blink" (Produced by DJ Florentino)

Barcelona’s Bad Gyal continuing to set the digital dancehall/R&B/reggaetón world on fire with her latest single.

Barrie "Canyons"

Barrie coming out the gate in super strong fashion with their debut single “Canyons,” a dreamy 70s-influenced pop tune with an underlying groove that sets expectations high for what’s to come from this Brooklyn-based band.

Olivia Nelson "Smother Me"

Following a knockout guest feature on Jarreau Vandal’s “Someone That You Love,” London’s Olivia Nelson is stepping into the spotlight with another entry in a string of wonderful solo singles, this latest one a top-shelf slow-jam showcasing her beautiful voice and sleek R&B sound.

Pascale Project "Dancing On The Highway"

Nearly a year after her excellent 2017 mini-album 7AM, Montreal’s Pascale Mercier aka Pascale Project returns with another sweet slice of 90s-steeped house-pop.

Sarz "Get Up (feat. DJ Tunez & Flash)"

This single from Nigerian DJ/producer Sarz has been floating around since late 2016, but better late than never to shine a spotlight on this unmistakably fly song.

Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton "Heron Dance"

RIP to the great American novelist Ursula K. Le Guin who passed away late last month at the age of 88. Freedom to Spend will be releasing the evocative music she created alongside musical collaborator Todd Barton for Music and Poetry of the Kesh, the documentation of an invented Pacific Coast peoples from a far distant time, and a soundtrack to accompany Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1985 novel Always Coming Home.