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Dec 1, 2017
To cap off a year that saw his bedroom spirituals reach reach critical acclaim, Montreal musical polymath Un Blonde (Stack №157
) announces his signing to Anti Records with this smooth new R&B cut. The first glimpse of a new groove in 2018.
"It's a let-me-just-dump-whatever-I'm-feeling-into-this-song song," Brooklyn-via-Omaha songwriter Anna McClellan tells The Fader
about the spirited, jaunty "Heart of Hearts." It's the lead to her new album with Father/Daughter, due next February.
Parisian-born, Montreal-based producer Ouri has continued her ascent since last spring, having appeared at Mutek, collaborated with Forever, and, here, connected with Michael Brock aka Mind Bath for a tender, club-ready 3-track collection.
This Austin-based, Double Double Whammy-signed duo write melancholic pop songs in a vein similar to those of tourmate (Sandy) Alex G. Hovvdy say this one works "through patterns of the kind of fear and anxiety that's in hindsight irrational."
Just weeks after covering
Aaliyah, London-based techno-dream-pop producer and Stack favorite
Kelly Lee Owens shares this airy bonus track alongside a deluxe version of her self-titled LP, one of the year's finest, on Smalltown Supersound.
The aformentiond Ouri dials in a pulsing mix for Montreal radio show La Beatmakerie.
NPR on the rewiring of our relationship to music.
"Clearly, I was listening to a streaming-service algorithm. The overall sequence made no sense. The music in that place, while I was there, at first felt like a gift—and then like an encounter with an alien presence. It had "taste"—and then no-taste."
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