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Release Round-Up: Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez, Ava Zarate & More

So many amazing singles, EP’s and albums are released every week that it can be hard to keep track of it all. To make things nice and easy for you, here are some of our favourite releases of the last week. Bringing you something from different countries, genres and styles.

40 Days – Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez

Born into a family of musicians, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez seemed destined for the music industry herself. Combining jazz and R&B, her music is hauntingly beautiful. Her latest offering 40 Days, is all about the struggle to let go of someone, and the desire to move on. We’ve been listening to it non-stop since it was released and is one of our favourites of the month.

For anyone who is a little bit heartbroken but also a little bit hopeful for the future.

The Water – Thallo

Welsh singer-songwriter Thallo has become known for her emotional, poetic lyrics and her dreamy vocals. Another jazz-infused artist on the list, her latest single The Water combines beautiful musical arrangements with a narrative about heartbreak and losing someone. She is clearly on her way to do great things, and we can’t wait to hear her music live soon.

For anyone who wants to be entranced and taken on an emotional journey.

Tainted Eyes – Ava Zarate ft. Violet Jones

When listening to Ava Zarate’s music it’s hard to believe she’s only 19 years old. Her music is innovative, refreshing and completely her own. Spending lockdown producing new songs, her latest release features vocalist Violet Jones in a match made in heaven. Described as a stripped-back soul, the song has an amazing old-school sound and proves Ava Zarate is at the beginning of a very promising career.

For anyone who wants something laid-back for a chilled Sunday evening.

Promenade Blue – Nick Waterhouse

California-based Nick Waterhouse is known for his vintage-inspired pop and R&B, perfectly evoking the sound of the 50s and 60s. During lockdown he filled the void of live music with his ‘cocktail-hours’, playing records on Instagram and creating a little bit of light in the long, bleak days. Now he’s back with his fifth album, Promenade Blue. Addictive as ever, his personal twist on the music of the 50s is one we can’t get enough off.

For anyone who wants something old-school with a modern twist.

This Is Really Going To Hurt – Flyte

After the release of their critically-acclaimed debut album in 2017, Flyte make a come-back with their second album, This Is Really Going To Hurt. Better than ever, the album tells the story of a break-up in all its different stages, with each song evoking another emotion. It has a surprisingly mellow sound for an album about heartbreak and it makes you wanna keep listening all over again.

For anyone who’s ever been through a break-up and wants something deeply relatable.

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