September is a month for change; it signals the end of summer and the commencement of autumn. But some things luckily don’t change, like the vast amount of new exhilarating music! Here are our Top 10 tracks to be released in September:
“Atopos” is the rousing first single from legendary Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk’s recently released tenth album Fossora. The memorable apocalyptic almost-dance track pairs experimental techno with pulsing clarinets to stunning effects. Wonky and wonderful, “Atopos” is pure Björk at her exploratory apex.
Blood Orange – Jesus Freak Lighter
It’s been 3 long years since we’ve heard directly from Blood Orange, aka Devonté Hynes. But the new single “Jesus Freak Lighter” is worth the wait. His mastery of airy high notes atop synths and soothing vocals transcends you to a soothing and nostalgic floating-like state.
Winter Gardens – Crystallise
Brighton dream-pop band Winter Gardens’ new single, “Crystallise,” is a divine slice of alternative pop. Heavy in synth sounds and a danceable beat against a captivatingly serene vocal performance. Think of the soundscapes of Slowdive meeting the electronic drive of Todd Terje, adorned with the indie-dance vibe of New Order.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Ice V
Australian psych-rocker heavyweights King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s new song, “Ice V” is an outstanding 10-minute piece that constantly stays afloat with its krautrock-inspired riffs, funk sounds, soulful backing vocals, and wah-ing guitars beautifully binding the whole soundscape.
Ibibio Sound Machine- Heroes
London-based electronic afro-funk band Ibibio Sound Machine’s cover of David Bowie’s song “Heroes” is an oblique, percussion-heavy version of the track. It removes the original song’s euphoric quality, replacing it with a hypnotic rhythmic delicacy. It’s a monumental showdown between diverse musical styles and cultures with incredible results.
LCD Soundsystem – New Body Rhumba
The new LCD Soundsystem track “New Body Rhumb” recorded for the soundtrack of the 2022 Noah Baumbach film “White Noise,” bangs like LCD anthems of yesteryear. A layered, cowbell-heavy dance-punk track that looks incredulously at modern society and capitalism. Over a zigzag guitar loop, clapping percussion, and stringy synths section.
Christine and the Queens – rien dire
“Rien Dire” is the latest single from French artist Christine and the Queens under his Redcar alias. A light synth track, using a relatively minimal palette of simmering sounds to give precedence to Chris’ stunning voice as he sings of profound love.
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Norfolk Hotel
Melody’s Echo Chamber’s long-lost psychedelic single “Norfolk Hotel” is from Unfold, a collection of seven rare and previously unreleased songs from the French singer-songwriter. Recorded and co-produced with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, “Norfolk Hotel” is navigated by enticing drum rolls and features a majestic psych jazz chorus. It’s Melody at her glistening and kaleidoscopic best.
Men I Trust – Billie Toppy
Montreal trio Men I Trust have gone strength to strength in recent years, and their latest single, “Billie Toppy,” continues their meteoric trajectory. An 80’s driven, dark wave track with a heavy post-punk groove.
Vinch – Archway Freestyle
South London trailblazer Vinch’s latest track, “Archway Freestyle,” is a hard-hitting, powerhouse banger. Filled with luscious strings and relentless bars against a commanding beat. The future is Vinch’s; join him on the journey!
We now saunter into October, whose birthstone is Opal, the stone associated with loyalty, faithfulness, purity, hope, and confidence. We hope all these qualities will define your October, and join us next month for more new music.