In this week's edition, you can expect a vast range of different genres and shades. From dark alt-pop to light synth-driven grooves, from dangerous hip-hop to nostalgia-inducing indie-rock.
Nono Punch feat. Xaverama – Somebody
The collaboration between Nono Punch and Xaverama for Somebody results in a sinister hymn about loneliness and psychological abuse, underlined by altered voices and a thunderous beat. Somebody is overwhelming and juxtaposing the vocal vulnerability with the violent sound—only escaping the dark swirl in its climax.
Jungle by Night – In De Steek
Returning to Weekly5 after E17 Snack in 2021, the Dutch nine-piece wonder bag Jungle by Night presents In De Steek. The lofty composition is all you can hope for in a laid-back yet grooving synth-pop track with jazzy influences and shy brass interjections. In De Steek shines warm, and for a moment, you might forget the Winter’s cold outside.
Jamee Cornelia feat. Sonko, Sahtyre – Same Difference
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, rapper Jamee Cornelia dropped their third record, Art School Dropout, with the exceptional track Same Difference—a collaboration with Sonko and Sahtyre. The song sounds dangerous, featuring an uncomfortably wonky hook but an irresistible flow from which you can’t withdraw yourself.
Red Telephone – Waiting For Your Good Days
Cardiff’s newcomers Red Telephone fuze together indie-rock, dream pop, new wave, and post-punk with astounding precision. Waiting For Your Good Days is the only single announcing their debut record coming in March, and it's a captivating song that shines in its lush composition. But most of all, the vibrato in the singer's performance adds spice.
Amoa and us & sparkles – We Succeed
Silver Linings, the stunning collaborative effort of Swiss artists us & sparkles and Amoa, is an atmospheric opus to behold. Featuring seven sprawling compositions, the record wraps around your soul. We Succeed is a perfect example of us & sparkles' emotive soundscapes, above which Amoa’s ethereal voice meanders. It's a dream cast in music.