#5NewTracks to get you through the week: (Proxy Love, James Chatburn)

This week’s #5NewTracks list consists of Sam Gouthro, Proxy Love, James Chatburn, and more.

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James Chatburn
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Sam Gouthro – Down For This (Submission)

From San Diego, California, comes Sam Gouthro’s newest single called “Down For This.” Gouthro has a suave voice and he’s an excellent songster. Using his smooth voice, he sings about a circumstance of life that is all too common. Gouthro packages “Down For This,” with various melodies that demonstrate his finesse as a music producer. Some of us are familiar with the toxic and unpleasant feelings of loneliness that come to the surface after a close friend, or, a loved one, moves to a different part of the world. You’ll reflect with fondness about the good times that you both had, and you’ll start to miss having them around. Maybe, after some time has passed, they’ll come back home. You’ll hope that your close friend, or, your loved one, will want to spend some time together again.

Elliot Berger & Laura Brehm – Believe

Laura Brehm, a singer and songwriter from Colorado, The United States of America, collaborated with London, the UK-based Electronic Dance Music producer, Elliot Berger. Together, they’ve created a song that’ll inspire you to want to live an abundant life. Berger pairs various sharp percussion sounds to create an upbeat echo that is euphonious. Laura Brehm’s lyrics, which she sings exquisitely, are encouraging, optimistic, and inspiring. She writes about the concept of believing in yourself, your talents and, that a bright future is imminent.

Proxy Love – Oh My Love

Oh My Love (Look at the Mess We’ve Made)’ is Proxy Love’s debut single. Proxy Love consists of Nathaniel Foley and Benjamin Ramscar, from York, the United Kingdom. Proxy Love calls themselves a louche, disco glam-a-billy duo doing sleazy Lou Reed style Pop. The late Lou Reed’s body of work with the quintessential bohemian band called ‘The Velvet Underground’ became popular in the 60s. Like much of The Velvet Underground’s compositions, “Oh My Love” has a melancholy sound that most people who are enthusiastic about Lou Read will find recognizable. However, with its repetitious guitar and drum melodies, “Oh My Love (Look at the Mess We’ve Made)” is far more upbeat.

Still A Great Night – Merry Christmas, Melania (Still a Great Christmas)

Not much information is available about this artist called ‘Still A Great Night’ except for a sentence found on his website that reads, “It’s a little-known fact that it was my hands covering Janet Jackson’s breasts on the cover to her 1993 album, “Janet.” Is it true? We’re not quite sure. “Merry Christmas, Melania (Still a Great Christmas)” might be the most satirical Christmas song ever created. This song, presented in an upbeat spoken word format, describes Christmas, the 25th of December, 2017, as the mysterious vocalist fictitiously experiences it. It details, his regrets and most intimate feelings, about the state of his life and the state of the world around him. Also, those of singer and songwriter Justin Bieber, and those of the 45th President of The United States of America, Donald Trump.

James Chatburn – Fire

James Chatburn is a vocalist and producer is from Sydney, Australia. “Fire” is the fifth song on his second EP called “Damen.” It’s quite the impressive conclusion to his heartfelt EP. “Fire” is an acoustic treasure. Chatburn’s passionate voice enriched by nothing other than the soft twang of an acoustic guitar is a minimalistic approach. However, less is more, in this case, because Chatburn’s minimalist approach to producing “Fire” allows it to effortlessly tug at your heart more and more with each passing lyric.

Fabian Secon – Haze (With Young T & Bugsey) (Bonus)

Fabian Secon, a producer and singer from London, UK has collaborated with UK Hip-Hop duo Young T & Bugsey to create a new song called “Haze.” Secon’s distinctly sweet voice pairs well with Young T & Bugsey’s brisk verses featured towards the end of the song. According to Secon, the collaboration was an interesting one. Speaking about working together with Young T & Bugsey, Secon says:

“We have very different styles but came together to create something very original with an alternative folk-trap vibe. It has a strong sense of euphoria and talks about the loyalty and protection you experience with a loved one.”

Written by Manny King John

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