Loud Sounds 24
Cover photo: Moonkay
"Loud Sounds" are some of the best new tracks we've found. We are coming back with the twenty-fourth installment of the series.
Cosie – Same Lonely Loop

We've previously covered two excellent singles from Cosie. Now she's back with a song that, according to the artist, marks a new creative chapter for her. The song's lonely and fragile vocals and rain samples create an atmosphere of isolation and daily boredom that you often don't even recognize as such.

Same Lonely Loop was written last winter during the lockdown. I had the opportunity to use the studio space of a good friend of mine. The song came about on a whim. At the time I was listening to a lot of Låpsley and James Blake. Their artistic expression interfused into my own understanding of my artistry. It created a magic potion that served as a reflection of monotony and loneliness, particularly the kind of loneliness that I experienced during lockdown.

The vocals of the song transpired when my friend and I spent a week in an old house on the countryside. We were inspired by the serene environment of rural Germany. It ultimately gave rise to a creative synergy and encapsulated the ideas that were contributing to the concept of Same Lonely Loop. Same Lonely Loop did not simply mark a new chapter for me, it also paved the way for a new creative avenue. It has therefore, inspired me to gravitate towards electronic and vocal forms of experimentation.
Moonkay – Make Me

Moonkay is the project of London-based producer and singer Jordan Barritt. His music marries the club-influenced lonely and chill sound associated with Burial with a modern wave of R&B akin to How To Dress Well or Sampha. His latest single Make Me is a perfect example of this.

A close friend of mine recently came out of a physically and emotionally abusive relationship. Hearing him retell the struggles he went through on a daily basis acted as the basis for this songs lyrics and theme.

I had been playing around with the airy chords and vocal chops for a while but it was only once I figured out the afro influenced drums that the song really took on a life of its own. It was like one quarter of the puzzle took over a month and the rest coming together in a matter of days.
Graeme James – All The Lives We Ever Lived

Graeme James not only plays violin, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass, double bass, banjo, baritone ukulele, viola, cello, harmonica, accordion and percussion on his latest album Seasons, but also writes hauntingly beautiful melodies. The example of such is the album's single All The Lives We Ever Lived. "It describes the change from summer to autumn, and there's a sense of loss, because summer is wonderful," explains the artist.
Be sure to check out Graeme's other singles.