Wholesome Mixtape: May 19 Edition

This week’s feature artist is the amazing and soulful Eritrea-born singer-songwriter RIMON. The Amsterdam-based vocalist has been getting noticed from publications like Pitchfork, Vogue and Complex, quickly making a name for herself since starting her music career.

Quitting school at the age of 17 to pursue her dreams in music with composer Samuel Kareem, RIMON has become an unstoppable force in the RnB music scene and she will only get better with time. Be sure to check out her sophomore EP I Shine, U Shine, which is out now.

Otherwise, check out the other new tunes we have in store for you in this week’s edition of Wholesome Mixtape.

RIMON & Denzel Curry – “Got My Back”

There’s a reason why RIMON is our feature artist of the week and it’s not because of her incredible sophomore EP I Shine, U Shine. Not only does she have the most gorgeous vocals but she’s a visionary when it comes to her craft in music and her passion for storytelling is what makes her an artist who isn’t afraid to explore other creative ventures.

For that, she complements her work with visual shorts that adds to her storytelling. As announced today on her Facebook, she will be releasing a short movie titled What They Called Me and the teaser has already got us intrigued.

This week we’ve also highlighted “Got My Back” as our favourite track by RIMON. It features a solid verse by versatile rap artist Denzel Curry and the beats to this are so wonderfully lush. It’s uplifting, soulful and just perfect.

The 1975 – “Guys”

It’s a big week for the boys of The 1975 as they’ll be releasing their fourth studio album Notes on a Conditional Form this Friday. They strip it back with their newest track, “Guys” which is the antithesis of “Girls” taken from their debut self-titled.

“Guys” showcases the wonderful journey the English outfit have gone through and highlights their friendships and memories they’ve created as a band. Travelling around the world and creating music that is adored by fans near and far, this number is heartwarming and sentimental to the success they have garnered in their music career and the solid friendship they have with each other.

Charli XCX – “enemy”

While we were all in quarantine kicking back and watching our favourite movies and TV shows on Netflix, pop queen Charli XCX was cooking up a storm in the studio while in isolation and has finally released her highly anticipated fourth record How I’m Feeling Now.

“enemy” boasts in the 80s pop direction with of course, the incredible synths and electronic elements that make it a Charli XCX banger. The production to this track is insane and the layers are impressive, so it’s best to use headphones for a more immersive experience.

Col3trane (ft. Kiana Ledé) – “Clutch”

This collab was totally unexpected but makes for an amazing surprise. London RnB/Soul artist Col3trane dropped his newest single, “Clutch” featuring Kiana Ledé and we’re feeling those Drake Take Care vibes in this one.

The emotion and love that is poured in this track feels so authentic. The silky beats and the chemistry between Ledé and Col3trane is magnetic, so you’re bound to be in a love-struck trance while listening to this number.

Stand Atlantic – “Wavelength”

Sydney’s pop punkers Stand Atlantic dropped their new single, “Wavelength” last week and it’s kept us feeling pumped. While it’s a shame this pandemic has put live shows to a halt, watching the music video for “Wavelength” has us feeling hopeful that gigs will be back on our radar soon.

Apart from the electrifying music video, “Wavelength” is insanely catchy and has this great energy embodying all the elements that make pop punk the genre keeps us going during uncertain times.

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