Today’s track of the day is ‘High Diving’, a sultry dream-rock ballad just dropped by Brooklyn NYC’s Abby Ahmad. One for a blanket in the park.
Abby say the song began as a commentary on the emphasis placed on failure and accomplishment:
“For many years, I’ve struggled with perceiving achievement and outward recognition as a symbol of success. When you are seeking external validation as a means of professional worth, it starts to bleed into your concept of personal identity, as well. I am now actively making strides to prioritize creativity, connection, craft, and community. It makes me healthier and happier as a human and my work more authentic, risky, and ultimately viable.”
Today’s track of the day comes from New Zealand’s Miss June – ‘Best Girl’. Frontwoman Annabel Liddell counts amongst her skills writer, skateboarder, model, and Doctor – and she makes records this damn good. Shero.
The band have just toured with Idles and signed to French Kiss Records. Liddell says of this single:
“Best Girl is an anthem for anyone who has been misled from birth into battle for a spot that doesn’t exist.”
Today’s track of the day is from LA’s Erin Anne (Fitzpatrick) – an 80s-style indie-pop banger, ‘Gaslighter’. This raw, knife-slick beauty of a song is the 3rd single from Erin’s debut album, ‘Tough Love’, which she arranged and produced herself, while doing a PhD at UCLA. Erin can sit with us.
Today’s track of the day is dished up by Atlanta’s LesibuGrand – ‘Miranda’. FFO Pixies and and sci-fi. Kim Deal in space. No, really.
“The first half of Miranda finds a couple in 50s suburbia arguing over relatively minor slights. The second half takes us into their fantasies of intergalactic travel, where their passions are reignited by the threat of a common enemy – and the glow of distant stars.”