Premiere: “My Girl” by George Eve

Playful lyrics and a big production make for a successful debut single

From its opening bars, George Eve‘s solo debut single “My Girl” telegraphs the bright, brilliant anthem to come. Sonically, the track aims to weave Eve’s background in guitar music with his interest in the production power of the likes of Avicii and Mark Ronson. Eve worked with producers Ben Baptie and Benjamin Miller after a months-long writing session in isolation, in Joshua Tree. “My Girl” …

Premiere: “Shadowboxes and Porcelain Faces” by Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones

A glimpse at the darkness afoot in our digital lives

At 22 years old, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stone‘s front-woman has already performed more than 2,500 times. It’s a staggering number for a musician of any age, but Wicklund not only got an early start (at age eight), but also continues to sign on for extended stints on the road—including a 30-stop tour right now. Wisdom gained from these travels infuses her exquisite vocal …

Premiere: “Lessons” by The Cinematic Orchestra

Binaural chemistry with imagery to match

On 15 March, symphonic electronic group The Cinematic Orchestra released To Believe, their first album in 12 years. This welcome news followed that of two track launches—and a US performance announcement (their first in a decade). For those already transfixed by the vision of Jason Swinscoe and Dominic Smith, the guiding forces behind The Cinematic Orchestra, the releases of “A Promise” (featuring vocalist Heidi Vogeler) …