The immensely creative iamamiwhoami multimedia project continues on its mysterious path with the release of this latest single – the ninth track in the ‘To whom it may concern’ series.
Visually, ‘Clump’ picks up where previous single ‘; John’ left off, continuing its clinical, sexual themes and interspersing these with shots of a fantasised forest encounter with a lost or longed-for child (possibly the one she gave birth to in the video for ‘y’). Musically, it’s possibly the best track to come out of Jonna Lee and co.’s project to date, expertly employing dance beats and synth lines to create a compelling tension.
Available on iTunes.
Also out this week:
The latest single to be taken from Joan Wasser’s slinkier-than-thou third album, The Deep Field, ‘Chemmie’ is a joyful statement on finding that person you can really connect with. Available on iTunes.
Read our recent interview with Joan here.
There are really no words to describe what a mess this debut single from last year’s ‘X Factor’ also-ran Cher Lloyd is. That said, it’s currently sitting atop the iTunes charts so it looks as though the unlikely rapper could have the last laugh in this round. Let’s hope that she’s got much better up her sleeve for the album. Available on iTunes.
Liverpudlian singer/flautist Laura J Martin made an impact with us with her stunning recent single ‘Kiss By Good Night’, and she’s already back with another – the long-promised fruits of her collaboration with Moog-loving electronic duo The Simonsound. Phantom folk meets science fiction. Available on 7″ vinyl.
Teenage friend of Ms. Dynamite and Ibiza regular Jess Mills is a more interesting musical proposition than first impressions might lead you to think. Having toured the world singing with reformed ’90s electronica duo Leftfield and guested on dance smash ‘Fighting Fire’ by South London producer Breakage, she’s staking another claim on 2011 with ‘Live For What I’d Die For’, her second single of the year, and it’s really quite convincing. Available on iTunes.
The B-side of a split single with Violens, ’6 More Weeks’ is the debut solo single from Erika Spring, better known as one-third of Au Revoir Simone. As reported last week, it’s a collaboration with Violens’ Jorge Elbrecht and finds her exploring the darker side of the airy, gauzy synths that characterise the Au Revoir Simone sound. Available on iTunes and 7″ vinyl.
A bit of confusion with release dates resulted in us missing off recent Still Corners single ‘Cuckoo’ from our weekly singles roundups, so allow us to make amends by pointing you in the direction of this limited edition split single with NYC trio The New Lines. ‘History Of Love’ isn’t technically a new track from Still Corners, having previously featured on an out-of-print EP from a few years back, but the live favourite is now available on 7″ vinyl for the first time.