5 easy, summery songs come your way via Today’s Top Tune. Monday brings The Record Company. We’re diggin’ Toronto’s Bernice, who share their minimalist pop. We’ll delve into the Cuban cultural scene with a song from the ¡Súbelo, Cuba! compilation. Iconic singer Candi Staton returns with a new one. And we round out the week with an exclusive MBE version of “Never Break” performed and introduced by Langhorne Slim.
Paying homage to good ole American rock ‘n roll, The Record Company turn their talent and powerful sound into a newly minted sophomore album. A collection of 10 new songs by the Grammy-nominated group includes the anthemic “Life To Fix.”
Stripped-down and dreamy, Bernice conjures up their pop-minimalism with jazz, electronic, and playful flourishes. Made up of musician’s from Toronto’s music community, they’ve individually collaborated with the likes of Owen Pallett, Bahamas, and The Barr Brothers to name a few. “Glue” holds together beautifully.
Leave it to Brownswood Recordings founder and DJ/broadcaster Gilles Peterson to deliver the sound of Havana’s contemporary culture via ¡Súbelo, Cuba! Diving into the rhythmically adventurous underground, we experience “Traketeo” featuring Luz de Cuba for a sound that hints at minimalism and spoken word.
Legendary soul singer Candi Staton has had her highs and lows in her 50 year storied career. She’s racked up hits in each decade in a plethora of styles. Her 30th album Unstoppable features a rhythm section made up of her sons and up-tempo tunes.”Confidence” is a song she wrote for herself and says:“To give me courage — to give me the fortitude to keep moving forward.”
Ever wonder what’s behind a song? Our new Friday feature asks some of our favorite artists just that question! Today, Langhorne Slim goes behind the scenes on his song “Never Break” and offers the exclusive MBE version.