In 2020, music has proven it can prevail against even the toughest of circumstances. While the local music scene in art districts around the globe continue to struggle, it is these artists that are continuing to produce music, if only to provide escapism for themselves and their listeners. Gus Dapperton who we spoke to this month could attest to this, while a collaborative performance between Ralph Lauren and Chance The Rapper continued to prove the power of technology during these times.
In addition, the MTV Video Music Awards went ahead this month amid rising case numbers in the US. Live music performances from the likes of Lady Gaga and The Weeknd, albeit social distant, were spectacular and for style enthusiasts select guests were still seen on a makeshift red carpet.
Indeed, the music industry as we always had known, is tough and resilient. These are the artists we are listening to, that despite it all, released music this month. You can check out last month’s picks here.
‘LOVE LANGUAGE’ BY CROOKED COLOURS
Hailing from Perth, Australia, dance band Crooked Colours has released dance worthy tunes for September. The single follows on from the success of sophomore LP Langata, which was a feature album on Triple J and also hit number one on the Dance Album Charts, as well as top 10 on the ARIA albums chart.
‘T1’ BY BEL
With just a handful of years in the solo music scene, Melbourne-based artist Bel, is already making waves thanks to her confident, indie tracks. Pushing the boundaries is not new to the singer and her latest EP T1 is lending a unique sound not heard anywhere else.
‘IDAHO’ BY COSMO’S MIDNIGHT
In the lead up to Cosmo’s Midnight sophomore album, Yesteryear, this October, the electronic duo comprised of twin brothers, Cosmo and Patrick Liney, have dropped a taster. Titled ‘Idaho’, the track combines laidback sensibilities with buttery vocals and for tune worthy of a boogie, the electronic melody the brothers are known for is found throughout.
‘Too High feat. Boy Matthews’ BY RITON
If you’ve listened to absolute bangers ‘Ginger’, ‘Fake ID’ and ‘Turn Me On’, then you would already be familiar with Riton’s disco, feel good music. The Grammy award winning producer has returned with British songwriter Boy Matthews for another dance floor track, dubbed ‘Too High’. As we head into party season (socially distant and in line with restrictions, of course) we have this track on repeat.