Vera Blue – Settle

Vera Blue, a.k.a. Celia Pavey, is pure immaculate talent. No doubt about it. The 22 y.o. Aussie singer, ranked third in the 2013 edition of The Voice of Australia and since that day Pavey showed the world what she’s made of. Talent. Folk talent more precisely.

After a stunning performance of Simon and Garfunkel Scarborough Fair which introduced her to all the Australian public, Celia Pavey has published under her real name a 2013 EP called This Music which assured her a spot in top Oceania’s charts. However, in late 2015 Pavey decided to switch on a more dark side of folk with eerie sounds, which kinda reminds me of Ellie Goulding‘s Halcyone, by using the name of Vera Blue.

Settle is the perfect example of this new dark folk quality. And indeed it didn’t take long for this drowsy lullaby to find an international audience — peaking at number 5 on the US Spotify viral top 50 chart. Settle is dark and brooding, with a very organic vibe. Melancholy piano fuels the song together with delicate synths that add depth and texture to the whole track.

Keep an eye on this girl folks. Vera Blue will become really someone. Enjoy Settle.

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Adam Levine – Go Now

If it’s true that Mr. Adam Levine fame level is now considered for some time as a personality of its own, it’s also true that the artist always seemed very loyal to the group of which he is leader of, Maroon 5. Of course, between The Voice and a very long list of featuring, his individuality has overtopped the band, even though in 14 years of career we never heard of a real solo single of his own. At least so far.

No worries ladies and gentlemen. Adam didn’t break up with the Maroon folks or is about to release a solo album. Quite simply for the first time in his career, he decided to take part into a movie project. The song, titled Go Now, is the leading OST of Sing Street, a comedy-drama directed by John Carney. The soundtrack has actually already been published last Friday, but only now the song has been confirmed also as a single, complete with a release of an official video clip.

Go Now is a downtempo with a very soft base which relies entirely on the interpretive skills of Adam, who always reaches amazing vocals on pop-rock basis of this kind. Shame that in their last EPs Maroon 5 songs like this were very few, but who knows…maybe in the next ones we will face a flashback to the She Will Be Loved times. But now, enjoy Go Now.