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Happy’s Best New Music

Updated weekly by the fine folk at Happy Mag, this is the absolute best new music that this week has to offer from Australia and around the world!

BUZZ Liberation

Buzz has released this incredible emotive and borderline acapella song. The single is a whirlwind of layered vocals, giving us Bon Iver meets Imogen Heap vibes. Buzz said she wrote the song mid spiral and that it’s helped her ever since, we can see why. It’s so powerful that it could have you breaking down and built right back up all in the two and a half minutes it plays for.

9.2

BUZZ
LIBERATION

FKA Twigs Caprisongs

Two years after her last release is FKA Twigs’ third studio album, Caprisongs. The singer is known for her post-pop sound and now she’s taken it to a whole new level with this dark, rhythmic mixtape. It’s almost eery but not quite, as every track is lifted by the driving beats and unexpected time changes. And yes, you bet the album title comes from FKA Twigs’ star sign. Caparisongs is centred on the whimsical singer’s stubbornness around working through the pain. It’s complex and you may not know exactly what to feel when you listen but you know you’re feeling something.

8.5

FKA TWIGS
CAPRISONGS

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Black Hot Soup (DJ Shadow “My Own Reality” Re-Write)

King Gizz released this fun and funky remix ahead of their forthcoming album Butterfly 3001 which will be entirely made up of remixes. The My Own Reality re-write is almost entirely instrumental and while waves of the boys’ psych-rock sound peak through, overall the track gives us huge 90s hip hop vibes and we absolutely love it.

8.0

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
BLACK HOT SOUP (DJ SHADOW “MY OWN REALITY” RE-WRITE)

Destroyer – Tintoretto, It’s for You

Destroyer is living up to their name and absolutely destroying with this new single. The song is a dramatic story told with menacing, almost spoken lyrics over somehow simplistic but purposeful instrumentation. At points, a piano enters and soothes the listener for a moment although, it’s not like you’re stuck in discomfort for longer than a second throughout the piece. Sounds are distorted but then pulled right back. The song is full of obscure artistic and intellectual references that should award any listener if they manage to catch them all.

8.1

DESTROYER
TINTORETTO, IT’S FOR YOU

Bonobo – Fragments

Fragments appears as a soft and peaceful piece but is so much more subtly chaotic than it seems. The album represents a sublimation of those latter-career skills. Widescreen sound design that’s just as at home in the club as it is in your headphones, effortlessly evolving transitions of mood, and replete with perfectly curated vocal contributions.

8.6

BONOBO
FRAGMENTS

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