Sienna again, coming at you this week with one of the most interesting new releases I’ve heard in a while – Go Buy the Sun by Mata Kopa. It’s been hot, and I’ve been working, not two things that complement each other all that much (especially when you’re a waitress). So since I live in London and can’t flit off to the beach whenever I fancy, It’s these innovative new tunes that are keeping me refreshed at the moment, and this is one you’re definitely going to want to check out.
Go Buy The Sun from Swedish duo Mata Kopa is an incredible blend of polarities; contrasting dreamlike and haunting vocals with up-tempo, funky instrumentals, a falsetto with a riff reminiscent of smooth jazz. It’s clever, incredible to listen to and one that really makes you appreciate all the layers and time that have gone into producing this wonder. It’s a real shut your eyes and disappear into the noise, or dance in the sunlight song and I’m having a hard time figuring out which way to go – so why not both. Let your body move to the dynamic mix, full of great instruments meeting gentle electronica, and lose yourself to the web of love, heartbreak and joy the vocals weave throughout.
The band themselves have stated that they aimed for this release to reflect a transitionary period in their life – moving from a past of garage rock to this new atmospheric, neo-soul sound they have fabricated. You can tell they are making a statement with this, bringing something out into the world that shows who they are, what they’ve been working on and just giving a taste of what is to come. It’s a real burst onto the music scene for these two, and I would highly recommend keeping an eye on them.
– About The Author –
Sienna is an Australian musician who made the move to London last year. She’s developed a massive love for the UK music scene, and has recently become the first person apart from Kevin to write on The Sound Sniffer blog. She’s got wicked taste in music and is super chilled.
About ‘The Sound Sniffer’
The Sound Sniffer is a music blog that’s still only a baby – Founded in early 2019 by Kevin Coakley, a music writer and ghostwriter. ‘The Sound Sniffer’ also runs gigs and showcases in London since Oct 2019. The showcases are picked from artists found in the blog’s submission inbox.
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