After our extended summer break, we’re back with a vengeance. Check out what singles have been getting the Panoptic team grooving recently with a FIFA tune, a lovely little piece by dodie, and shift in style by LOYAL, all featuring this week.

Follow our Singles of the Week here.

Brooklyn Jones, ‘Human‘ by dodie feat. Tom Walker

Dodie’s ‘Human’ is a simple and sweet song with haunting melodies. The young singer-songwriter has a lilting voice that folds around every word, making sure each syllable is heard. The middle 8 of “I’m so human, we’re just human” gives the song a more interesting edge. Much of her other work reminds me of the classic Ingrid Michaelson style of ukulele with a sweet melody but this collaboration with Tom Walker gives her a new spin. I’m very excited to see where this new direction takes her.

Amar Mehta, ‘Good To Be Home’ by Barney Artist feat. Tom Misch, Loyle Carner, & Rebel Kleff

An all London collaboration – Tom Misch, Loyle Carner, Barney Artist and Rebel Kleff bring the fun in ‘Good to be Home.’ Released not long after Barney Artist’s, new album Home is Where the Art is, it’s obvious that these trailblazing London artists are reppin’ their ends through their musical journey. A homage to their hometowns, this song really makes you feel good and miss home. This unique collaboration can be heard on FIFA 19 soundtrack. Despite their busy schedules, the four still managed to make time to collaborate and release something that is slowly becoming one of my favourite songs.

Freddie Metherell, ‘Patterns That Fall’ by LOYAL

I first stumbled upon LOYAL in 2017. Only last year they were dropping singles packed full of sound and aimed at getting you folks out on dance floors. We’re talking slap bass, funk guitar, and a whole lot of synth.

In what may be the most drastic change in style since Britney shaved her hair off, LOYAL have released a real mellow one. Their latest drop, ‘Patterns That Fall’, is a damn cool tune. The sharp wit to the lyrics proves a stark contrast to the hazy melody. The focus is a reflection on the reoccurring sequences in our lives. There’s a certain hopeless to their message. Fortunately, this is wonderfully balanced by a cosiness that they’ve incorporated to their sound since last year. I’ve has this song on repeat for days. The harmonised outro is just dreamy. Once you’ve given it a try, I’m sure you’ll be hooked too.

Image: dodie (Independent)

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