Pools “You & Us”

Pools are a collaboration between the Swedish duo Fredrik Forell and Arvid Hällagård, and they have pooled their talents as the musical collaboration of “Pool”. Together they have made their debut album, ‘You & Us’, which is set to be released on 14th May 2021 via Something Beautiful.

Arvid handles the lead vocals with a voice that sent chills up and down my spine. His vocal style has an almost haunted quality which serves him well on tracks such as the opener “Grave”. About the album’s title track, Arvid says, “These are some thoughts about how she and I felt during the relationship, how you have to handle yourself, and at the same time an ‘Us’. Mostly it’s about how hard a relationship can be, having a first kid. You expect it to be in a certain way, and the disappointment when those expectations turn out to be unreal.”

Fredrik Forell mixes in music that verges on Americana folk but opens up new sounds that left me wondering “what the hell was that”?!

I love it! If iTunes had grooves, I would have worn out this album by now. The lyrics and music combine to create a portrait of pain. “You and Us” walks us through the journey of love, love lost, love that never was and love that needs room to grow.

A killer track on “You and Us” that caught my ear was “By The Old Moon”. It was an instant earworm for me. Take what sounds like a banjo and then add some sound samples, mix them all with the remorseful lyrics, and you get a song that keeps me hitting the repeat button. 

I could go on and on waxing poetically about the songs, the music and the sheer brilliance of this album, but I will let “You & Us” speak for itself. Check out the singles “By the Old Noon”, “Looking For Trouble”, and “Walk” speak for themselves on your music platform of choice; I used Apple Music. And then tune in for the album to drop on 14th May via Something Beautiful recordings.

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

D I S C O V E R

https://www.facebook.com/poolstheband

https://www.instagram.com/poolstheband/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4bcbIKU2rCjMoNim9Icn6t

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Mimi Bay

I “Have No Doubt” that you need to “keep it”. The ‘it’ that you need to keep is your attention; keep it glued to Mimi Bay’s music.

Her new single “keep it” dropped on March 26th; hey, that’s today on my watch.

Keep your ears glued to her music.

1https://song.space/2emckg/song/1650726

Keep your eyes glued to her video.

2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuplHj8lTVQ

That’s it. That’s my review. Keep listening to Mimi Bay and have no doubt; she is a voice to be reckoned with.

3https://www.instagram.com/hiimmimib/

4https://open.spotify.com/artist/7BhFHZkSEe09pVDQZC6kVf?si=3vfBGe0VSEmTIifMe-IDQQ  

5https://soundcloud.com/bbabym

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRtHvUqrz5qdA-a8K9QkmJA

6https://twitter.com/hiimmimib

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Sonny Winnebago & Lemonade

Lemonade?

No thanks, I’ll have a coffee, please.

No, no, no. Lemonade is a song that you should give a listen.

Oops!

Sonny Winnebago.

It’s a bit cloudy actually, and I prefer staying in hotels.

No, no, no. Sonny Winnebago is the stage name of Welsh-Australian pop troubadour Harvey Jones.

Harvey who?

Harvey Jones, remember that name because I think you will hear more from him.

I wish it were summer so we could drink Lemonade.

It is summer in Australia, and good music sounds good anywhere, anytime.

Where can I listen to this bloke’s tunes then?

You can listen to it on SoundCloud, here:

https://soundcloud.com/sonnywinnebago/lemonade

On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0uEmdkMwhbmqSsUFoulGIT

And you can discover more about Sonny Winnebago here:

https://www.facebook.com/sonnywinnebago

and here: https://twitter.com/sonnywinnebago

and here: https://www.instagram.com/sonnywinnebago/

Harvey tells us: “Everyone’s got good memories of picking up a recorder or triangle in school, so we used lots of instruments. Davey brought along some shakers; there’s also a ukulele, woodblock, kazoos & a kalimba. My school instrument was the flute, so we put that in too.”

 “I was walking to my job as a barista one sunny day in North London and saw some little go-getters selling Lemonade outside their house. I thought that was really cool and reminded me of when I used to make Lemonade from a lemon tree we had in the back garden. Anyway, I had a charity shop acoustic that I kept upstairs at work & I wrote the song on my break that day. Some songs take weeks, months and even years to write, but Lemonade only took a few hours. I think that’s how you know it’s a good tune – just totally uninhibited, like the song was already in me somewhere, or in the air that day! In terms of its lyrics and meaning, there’s not really much to analyze, haha. There’s a nice Gremlins reference in the first verse which makes me happy. In terms of production, with the help of wonderful producer Charlie Francis, and awesome session musicians Davey Newington (Boy Azooga) and Matt Evans (KEYS), we achieved this cool ‘classroom’ sound. Everyone’s got good memories of picking up a recorder or triangle in school, so we put in loads of fun instruments. Davey brought along some shakers, so we used all of them. There’s also a ukulele, woodblock, kazoos & a kalimba that Charlie keeps on his desk for good measure! My school instrument was the flute, so we put that in too! If you listen closely, you can even hear a kitchen sink. Enjoy!

Lemonade is available to stream now, with Phwoar & Peace. 

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