happiness and pleasure

Odesza f/ Madelyn Grant – Sun Models

Let a little sunshine into your life with this track from Odesza‘s forthcoming release due later this year. Chopping up Madelyn Grant’s jazzy original “Purpose” into something nearly unrecognizable, you’re taken out of the smoky, neon-lit bar and on to the open-air, seaside dance floor.

orange smokestacks in the sunset

Leif Vollebekk – When the Subway Comes Above the Ground

There’s a certain sweetness about this Leif Vollebekk track that that mirrors its lyrics telling of nights with friends and the death of legend. The loose guitar anchors Vollebekk’s lofty vocal swings and serves as the through line that recalls the click-clack of wheels on tracks and gives way to the smooth glide of violin as it emerges from under the verse and chorus.

may mp3 roundup

Junip – Your Life, Your Call
Anxiety thrums just under the surface.

Victory – Woman
City slick.

Splashh – Sun Kissed Bliss
Perfect for a sunbleached afternoon. 

Belle Mare – The Boat of the Fragile Mind 
Slow and ghostly, a spectre of beauty.

Hospital Ships – Come Back to Life 
Staying afloat among the swells and crashes.