Welcome back to the Monday Digest, your weekly round up of all things musical, lovingly curated by the good folks here at Mahogany.
Last week we were blessed with a wealth of great new music, including new singles from NAO, Ibeyi and Isaac Gracie. Mahogany Sessions alumni Jacob Banks, Martin Luke Brown and Jordan Rakei – whose gearing up to release his new album next month – also all shared fantastic new singles.
The standout new album from the past seven days was provided by Hundred Waters, whose Communicating LP is one of the tenderest break-up records you’ll hear this year. Other notable efforts came from former Vampire Weekend frontman, Rostam Batmanglij, who shared his gorgeous debut LP, Half-Light, and pop titan, Ariel Pink. As ever, we’ve stuck all of our favourite tracks from last week into one handy playlist for you to listen to below
There were also plenty of great new music videos shared last week, including the sufficiently surreal visuals from Radiohead for Lift. We also really enjoyed the simple, yet effective video from Kiwi band, Yumi Zouma, for their latest single Half Hour. However, our favourite video from last was provided by South London’s, King Krule, and his creepy lo-fi visuals for Dum Surfer which you can watch below.
Over on Mahogany Sessions, we were blessed with the return of Louis Mattrs, who delivered an outrageously smooth acoustic version of his track Searching. We also welcomed back British soulstress, JONES, who delivered an absolutely stunning performance of brand new track, Till We Get There, performed in a sun-soaked French vineyard as birds sing all around her. It’s lovely viewing and you can watch it in full below.
Our last treat for this edition is in recognition of the talent of one of Britain’s leading male vocalists, Sampha, whose debut album, Process, took home the much coveted Mercury Music Prize last week. Widely regarded as the nicest man in music, we thought it only right to mark his victory by sharing his emotive performance of (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano from the awards ceremony.