Erin’s Prime Slices of the Week (3/11-3/18): Gundelach, Meernaa

Gundelach – Baltus // electro pop

Baltus is Gundelach’s very first full length album, and I hope it wont be his last. Although it is easy to hear the 80s synth-pop influences, Gundelach’s sound can also be comparable to more modern artists like James Blake or Sylvan Esso. The lyrics hit hard, with lines like “you don’t know how it feels to be alone” in Control (track 4) echoing among distant synthesizers and a steady, yet intricate beat. This line seems to mirror the theme that runs throughout the entire album; loneliness. Gundelach’s vocals are silky smooth on top of his simple arrangements, and blend with ease together with ARY on tracks 6 and 8.

Favorite Tracks: Duck Hunting, Control, Games (feat. ARY), Past The Building (feat. ARY)

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Meernaa – Good Luck [Single] // r&b post-rock

Laid-back, ringing guitars introduce Meernaa’s quiet and soulful voice in her new single “Good Luck”. The arrangement feels like dripping honey; warm and satisfyingly slow. A new, rawer side of Meernaa’s vocals come out during the bridge, reminiscent of soulful artists like Weaves or Alabama Shakes. The somber line “good luck loving somebody like me”, transforms into “good luck finding somebody who will love you like I do” by the end of the song, changing the self deprecating tone into one with a bit more hope and confidence. Check out her live performance of “Good Luck” by clicking the link below!

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