Ekcle – ‘Pearl Jigsaw’
Starting off Fave Five Friday #13, we have a track discovered through the UKF YouTube channel, one I’ve been subscribed to for some time. What we love most about these two guys is their disregard for the rules, and freedom to take their music wherever they please. Their use of unique sounds and vocal samples are really fresh and split up the track perfectly. As a drummer, I enjoy their use of more acoustic sounding drums later in to the song, a refreshing change from a lot of electronic music that tends to use a lot of repetitive hi-hat and kick samples. On top of ‘Pearl Jigsaw‘, Ekcle have an array of singles and EP’s dating back to 2017 that you can go and check out on their Spotify profile.
For fans of: Hudson Lee, False Noise & Clockvice
Morgan Weidinger – ‘January’
New York based singer-songwriter, Morgan Weidinger, recently brought out her latest single ‘January‘. She’s been on the scene for a little bit, with her first release arriving back in 2018, so it’s a surprise that we’ve only just come to hear about her. It’s easy to say this, but what really stands out to me from this piece, is how beautiful Morgan’s voice is. Her vocal is superbly accompanied by acoustic guitar, a simple yet effective percussive rhythm, and backing vocals.
For fans of: Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock & Carla Bley
Torri Weidinger – ‘I Would’
Following on from Morgan, we have her younger sister Torri, who is based in Nashville, studying at Belmont University. Torri is a versatile musician, with her primary instrument being that of the cello. Torri has been described as having ‘an enchanting sound that captivates any audience she is in front of‘. Her track ‘I Would‘ features her wonderful playing on the cello, however it also showcases her vocals. You can tell the two sisters are related, both voices just as pleasing on the ear, however both distinctly different offering an original sound.
For fans of: Tina Guo and Amy Turk
Wrenne – ‘Heaven’
Penultimately, we have a track from our very own, very talented Wrenne. ‘Heaven‘ comes from her latest album, ‘ISaidYesToEverything‘, and is one for a variety of different people, due to the mixture of genres the record consists of. Her music sits in the electro-pop sphere, giving nods to classical, operatic and even a smidgen of drum ‘n’ bass. Wrenne has a great balance of unique and quirky sounds, but sounds that are commercially feasible too. We think that like us, you’ll find her music addictive, enjoy!
For fans of: Andy Chew, Ghost Lit Kingdom & Dossey
VEiiLA – ‘Farewell’
We round off this weeks Fave Five Fridays with a track aptly named ‘Farewell‘. The single comes from electronic duo ‘VEiiLA‘, who describe themselves as artists making music for introverts. This track is beautifully ambient and almost subdued, perfect for anyone out there needing some stress relief at this confusing time.
For fans of: Haex, The Grus & Jekka
For the latest tracks that we are listening to at We Like Oliver HQ, check out some of these playlists including our latest Fave Five Fridays playlist.
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